An occasional series of juxtaposed musical vignettes
For the high Milesian race alone
. Ever flows the music of her woe !
“My Dark Rosaleen”, which is doubtless Clarence Mangan’s most famous poem, was set to music by Alicia Adélaïde Needham circa 1890 ; the composition is sung here by The Count McCormack –
Shane MacGowan sings his dreaming vision of the poet Mangan in “The Snake With Eyes of Garnet” –
Symphony in G minor by E. J. Moeran, largely composed at Kenmare in the County Kerry ; the Hallé Orchestra is conducted by Leslie Heward –