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Tea with B

Tea with B

By Belfast Music Society
Join Belfast Music Society Concerts Manager, Bethany Simpson, as she delves deep into the lives of performing musicians from Northern Ireland.

Supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
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Fr Eugene O'Hagan

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Ruth McGinley
Derry born pianist, Ruth McGinley quickly became a young star of classical music when she won the piano final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 1994. Since then, Ruth has performed as soloist with many orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra and as a solo recitalist throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Ruth broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, BBC Radio Ulster and RTE, and was honoured to be invited to perform as soloist at the BBC Proms in the Park. In this episode we explore the highs and lows of pursuing a career as a concert pianist and the importance of looking after your mental health in such a high pressure industry.
37:55
January 07, 2022
Fr Eugene O'Hagan
Fr Eugene O'Hagan hit worldwide success alongside his brother Fr Martin and Fr David Delargey after being scouted by Sony Records and went on to sell nearly 70,000 copies of their debut album in just one week. Join us as we talk all things musical from Fr Eugene's upbringing to setting foot on concert stadiums all over the world.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this episode was conducted via Zoom.  Produced by TW Post. 
43:20
November 22, 2021