Who would want the success of their own music compositions to remain uncredited? This is the most interesting story of a Bunting contemporary collector, Henry Philerin Hudson. A prominent member of Dublin society, he was a physician who moved in intellectual circles, including those of music and culture. In a strange twist, with motivation of only his own understanding, Hudson took it upon himself to secretly challenge Bunting’s opinion that old or “ancient” Irish tunes and songs were the most superior of melodies. Dr. O’Brien–Moran shares with us, the clues that Hudson left in plain sight to confess to his fraudulent act hidden in his otherwise, legitimate success.
Saturday 6th February
Collector and Closeted Composer: The Secrets and Controversy of Henry Hudson’s Collection prompted by Bunting
This years event video will only be available until 21st March 2021