Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

Red Book of Ossory Concert

In the National Concert Hall on Wednesday evening at 8.30pm the ensemble Anakronos will present ‘The Red Book of Ossory’, described as a ‘thrilling new interplay between the music of the past and today’. The Red Book of Ossory is a 14th century cartulary associated with Richard Ledrede who became Bishop of Ossory in 1317. Ledrede is, perhaps, best remembered for initiating the famous witchcraft trial of Dame Alice Kyteler and for the burning at the stake of her servant, Petronella de Meath. However, he was also responsible for composing some sixty Latin songs for the…

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