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STATUES ALIVE – Songs of Robert Burns and Thomas Moore
28 October, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$25
Darryl Emmerson has sung with the Victoria State Opera and a cappella group Polyphony, in cabaret and on television, record and CD, and in his own concerts. With guitarist Tony Burcul, he recorded two CDs, First Light and Martin and Gina. His plays include The Pathfinder, Martin and Gina and I Write What I See. His website is www.darrylemmerson.com.
Joe Bourke, graduate in piano of the Melbourne Conservatorium, has performed both in Australia and abroad, most recently in Beijing. Since returning to Australia, he has enjoyed collaborating with many musicians as a performer, composer, and arranger.
Peter O’Shea, pioneer and veteran of the Victorian Celtic Music scene, has created, conducted and played in many bands and ensembles, live, and for TV, radio, films and on disc. He has won awards at the Australian Golden Fiddle awards and recently released an instrumental CD, Paying forthe Crowns. Please see his Facebook page or www.peteroshea.com.
Robert Burns 1759 – 1796
Regarded as the national poet of Scotland and celebrated worldwide, he came from a poor farming background. The best known poet who has written in the Scots language, he also wrote in standard English, producing romantic, humorous and political verse, as well as social commentary. A pioneer of the Romantic movement, he later became a source of inspiration to liberals and socialists. Also famous
for his love affairs and rebellion against orthodox religion and morality.
Thomas Moore 1779 – 1852
Irish poet and composer. The son of a wine merchant, he graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1799 and then studied law in London. His major poetic work, Irish Melodies contained such titles as The Last Rose of Summer and Oft in the Stilly Night. A group of 130 poems based on traditional airs, these songs aroused sympathy and support for the Irish nationalists, among whom Moore was a popular hero. He also wrote many satirical works which portray the politics and manners of the Regency period.