Host Andrea Blain presents a musical exploration of the Emerald Isle, with a focus on women composers and performers, and music with female themes. "Irish Inspirations: Women in Irish Classical Music" features pianist, author and broadcaster Una Hunt. Audiences will also hear works by Joan Trimble, Amy Beach, Percy Grainger and Shaun Davey, as well as works that celebrate the Irish Colleen and several lassies called Molly.
This new, one-hour special is perfect for Women's History Month and St. Patrick's Day, as it celebrates the lives and achievements of Irish female musicians, and music inspired by Irish women.
Andrea Blain is an APM classical music host/producer based at Minnesota Public Radio. She is one of the on-air voices of "Music Through the Night" and has produced and scripted a number of programs for local and national radio. She began her work in radio with the BBC in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she lived for 33 years. There, she was a freelance host/producer for Classical Music and current events programs.
One hour. Approximately 45 minutes of music, with approximately 15 minutes of commentary.
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Preview audio available: February 14, 2019
Program playlist available: February 28, 2019
Promo spot available: February 28, 2019
Program and rundown available: February 28, 2019
February 28-March 31, 2019, with multiple airings permitted.
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