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My Aunt and I - The Story of Four Generations.

Carmen Cullen

  • 📅Tuesday, April 11, 2023
  • 🕥10:30 - 11:30

The Music group presents Carmen Cullen, the niece of singer Delia Murphy who was married to diplomat Thomas Kiernan and a pioneering figure herself in the world of Irish song, who will perform some of Delia's songs and tell her story. Gerry Anderson will accompany her on the guitar.

Her talk is based on her show "My Aunt and I - The Story of Four Generations".




From looking to seeing: the language of architectural classicism.

Dr. Eddie McParland

  • 📅Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • 🕥10:30 - 11:30

After abandoning architecture and mathematics in Dublin, Dr Eddie McParland took up the history of art in Cambridge, whence he came as lecturer to the Department of the History of Art in TCD in 1973.

His work to date has been on the history of Irish architecture (James Gandon, 1985, Public Architecture in Ireland 1680-1760). He co-founded the Irish architectural Archive with Nicholas Robinson, and was one of the founder members of the Irish Landmark Trust. Recently his work has concentrated on the tradition of classical architecture in post-medieval Europe, principally in Italy. Instead of concentrating on style, or biography, or chronology, or patronage, his interest is in looking closely at the details of classicism, for instance in the problems raised when architects try to follow the rules: what he is really asking is "Are there any classical rules which can never be broken?"