VOX NOSTRA WITH VLAD SMISHKEWYCH

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With Saint Patrick’s Day in a few days, it’s easy to forget that Ireland’s ancient history is full of other saints that had much more music written for them than the beloved patron of Ireland. On this morning’s Vox Nostra, Vlad explores the tunes that the ancient left behind, much of which was used to set poetry and liturgy about Irish saints Columba, Brendan, Bridget, and many more. Plus, Vlad brings you music that winds along the paths of Europe where Irish saints once trod, founding monasteries and leaving the imprints of their culture. The Irish not only saved civilisation, they also saved music! Hear how on this week’s Vox Nostra.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 11th March, 7am-10am