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Thread: Seán Ó Riada

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    Default Seán Ó Riada

    I couldn't find a previous thread about him and his life's work.

    So, and not just because the Sinn Fein presidential candidate is his daughter (though admittedly it's part of the reason why I started reading up on him today), mightn't be a bad time to start one?

    https://www.independent.ie/entertain...-26324740.html
    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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    Default Re: Seán Ó Riada

    Probably his best known piece:

    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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    Default Re: Seán Ó Riada

    A great composer - his mass in Irish is wonderful - a sample:


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