Diwali Recital Online
To celebrate Diwali this year, the Chester Beatty presents four musicians’ resident in Ireland. Each express a different aspect of Indian classical music and music inspired by India. The performances include:
Indian classical vocalist, Sudipto Das lives in Rathmines, Dublin. He sings an exquisite rendition of the evening raga, Raag Sudh Kalyan.
Matthew Noone is in Caher, Co Clare. He plays two tunes on the sarode, inspired by Irish traditional music: ‘The lament for the Country House Dance’ (composed by Junior Crehan) and ‘Damhnait’s Jig’ (composed by Matthew Noone).
Rupak Pandit is in Leixlip, Co Kildare. He performs an expert, virtuosic tabla solo and a demonstration on the art of North Indian classical percussion.
Dara O’Brien lives in Cork city. He offers an experimental piece with sitar, voice and pedals called ‘Lockdown Waltz’, composed especially for Diwali, Chester Beatty.