Music: Dublin's Dumb Wife

The harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed, Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls As if that soul were fled.

For Dublin's shy, serious Composer Gerard Victory, 31, Ireland's harp has been silent too long. Ireland has a single professional symphony, a host of amateur choral societies which stick pretty closely to Handel's Messiah and Haydn's Creation, two opera societies which import stars for about seven weeks a year of old-fashioned grand opera, a green countryside full of amateur balladeers, and that is about all. Composer Victory decided to...

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