IBO & Peter Whelan - The Hibernian Muse - Gramophone

The appointment of Peter Whelan as music director in 2018 has propelled the Irish Baroque Orchestra into an exhilarating new era. Galvanised by Whelan’s energy and fresh sense of direction, the group has doubled down on its national heritage with a series of intriguing and minutely researched recordings – all delving into Ireland’s musical history, much of it making it on to disc for the first time. Following on from ‘Welcome Home, Mr Dubourg’ (7/19) and ‘The Trials of Tenducci’ (6/21) now comes ‘The Hibernian Muse’, a musical snapshot of Dublin at play at the turn of the 18th century that sees the orchestra team up with vocal ensemble Sestina.

01 September 2022