Máirín Quill
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Máirín Quill


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The story of the arrival of the Fleischmann family to Cork is narrated by Máirín Quill in this recording. The family lived in the house beside the Quill residence for some time, and Máirín recounts some amusing anecdotes about Tilly Fleischmann and her piano students. She recalls an occasion in her early life as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Progressive Democrats, when Prof. Fleischmann arrived at her office in Leinster House to discuss an issue related to music in Cork city. She recalls the days when school choirs did not exist and is very pleased indeed that most schools today can boast of an active choir. She is filled with praise for the work of Fr Seán Terry, and his inspirational guidance of school choirs. “Different streams form one river,” declares Máirín Quill as she discusses the growth and achievements of the ballet, traditional music and dance, and orchestral and classical music in Cork city.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Fleischmann Collection


96 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

29.74 MB, 6.48 MB, 7.50 MB

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A fitting tribute

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe