The Musical Priest radio documentary
Richard Henebry died one hundred years ago on March 17th, 1916. He was a song collector and musicologist (and priest) from Portlaw, Waterford.
I wasn’t familiar with his life and work until I heard this radio documentary made a few years back:
The framing of the documentary is …different. There are some scene-setting re-enactments that don’t quite work for me, but the subject matter overall is pretty fascinating. Definitely worth a listen.
It certainly made me want to investigate the ideas and theories (and music!) of this character. Does anyone have any more background material?