Newry Chamber Music presents Ailish Tynan & David Quigley Ailish Tynan (soprano), David Quigley (piano) Tuesday 15th October 2013

Ailish Tynan & David Quigley
Ailish Tynan (soprano) & David Quigley (piano)
Tuesday 15th October 2013, 8pm

Concert Review

Reviewed by Terry Blain
October 23rd 2013
Culture Northern Ireland


Since winning the Recital Prize at the 2003 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, Tynan has forged an international career with appearances at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, and La Scala, Milan to her credit.

For all Tynan's cosmopolitan experience, however, there is nothing of the prima donna about the Mullingar-born singer. Her stage manner is delightfully informal, and she introduces the opening set of six Brahms songs with an infectiously enthusiastic summary of their contents.

Tynan's fresh, nimble responses belie the strangely persistent notion that Brahms is essentially a stodgy, humourless composer. She relishes the opportunities for vocal acting in 'Vergebliches Ständchen' ('Futile Serenade'), and deftly aspirates the word 'rauscht' ('rustles') in 'O kühler Wald', evocatively suggesting the atmosphere of the dark, echoing forest in which a distant lover wanders.

The sheer power of Tynan's voice is unleashed as 'hot desires' fulminate within the heart of the singer-narrator... (Read the full review here at Culture Northern Ireland)

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Six Lieder - Brahms
i) Das Mädchen spricht op.107 no.3
ii) Es träumte Mir ich sei die teuer op.57 no.3
iii) Unbewegte laue luft op.57
iv) Ständchen op.106 no.1
v) O kühler wald op.72 no.3
vi) Vergebliches ständchen op.84 no.4

Wiegenlied - Brahms (arr. Grainger)

Ständchen - Schubert (arr. Liszt)

Ellens Gesang - Schubert
i) Raste Kreiger
ii) Jäger, ruhe von der jagd!
iii) Ave Maria



Golden hair - Bridge 
The Cloths of heaven - Dunhill
La belle dame sans merci - Stanford

From Miniatures and Modulations - Hammond
i) Kitty Tyrrel
ii) Old Truagh
iii) The Ugly Sailor
iv) The Beardless Boy

Songs from County Kerry - Moeran 
i) The roving Dingle boy
ii) The lost lover
iii) The tinker's daughter

Gilbert and Sullivan selection:
i) The sun whose rays are all ablaze from The Mikado
ii) Josephine's aria: A simple sailor from HMS pinafore 


For more information about each artist please visit the artists' individual website:

Ailish Tynan

David Quigley