The Princess Grace Irish Library will welcome one of Ireland’s leading pianists Dr Una Hunt for a lecture on ‘Thomas Moore: Drawing Room Entertainer or Rebel Songster?’ on Friday 5th May.
The upcoming lecture will be a presentation of the Irish poet, Thomas Moore, illustrated with sounds and images of his work.
Since 2007, Dr Una Hunt has coordinated a significant diary of events in celebration of two hundred years since the first publication of Moore's Irish Melodies.
She has recently published a book - Sources and Style in Moore's Irish Melodies - which presents the first study of Moore's Irish Melodies from a combined musical and literary standpoint.
As described by Dr Una Hunt, Moore was genuinely loved by the people of Ireland where he was seen as ‘the true hearted Irishman’. Throughout one of Ireland's darkest periods, Moore's Irish Melodies were a source of national pride, reflecting many aspects of Irish identity, from the love of country to revolution.
The library is an active centre for Irish speakers on the Côte d’Azur. It holds monthly lectures and readings featuring many distinguished speakers including Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Prize award winner for Literature in 1995.
Dr Una Hunt has performed concerts with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Ulster Orchestra and the Irish Chamber Orchestra among many others. She has toured as a soloist, chamber musician and a vocal collaborator, and has performed in some of the world’s most celebrated concert venues.
Reservations at pgil.mc are essential due to the limited number of seats. Entry is 10€ per person and payable at the door.