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St. Patrick's Day is upon us on the 17th March, but what does Ireland's classical music heritage have to offer? Discover the best music of the Emerald Isle with our guide to St. Paddy's day listening...
This short opera from Vaughan Williams (pictured) was finished in 1927, but didn't get its premiere until ten years later. It tells the tragic tale of Maurya, an elderly Irish woman who has lost most of her family at sea. There are various travels to Galway and talk of the gorgeous Irish landscape, but it ends with the cheery line, 'They are all gone now, and there isn't anything more the sea can do to me.'
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