Quick And Tudor Point



 Free today/Saturday/Sunday?

Peregryne (Dublin-based church choral ensemble) will sing the office of compline at 5.30pm in three Dublin churches this weekend.

Music will include anthems from a time when Ireland was “governed by a variety of Tudor Irish and Englishmen”.

Fight, etc.

Stuart Kinsella writes:

This might interest an incredibly small amount of people. What’s more we’ve made our posters hard to read, and sing the most obscure music in Ireland, but it will be a thing of beauty..

*lute solo*

Peregryne play today in Whitefriar Street Church (where the relics of St Valentine rest), on Saturday in the medieval church of St Audoen’s on Cornmarket, and on Sunday in the Lady Chapel of St Patrick’s Cathedral. (full details at link below).


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23 thoughts on “Quick And Tudor Point

  1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    I love stuff like this, and I’m sure many more would too if you weren’t so aloof about it.
    That joke, ‘we’ve made our posters hard to read’ is NOT really a joke.
    I can’t read your poster.
    Seriously, I can’t read it.

    …something about Cthulhu and Pythagoras.
    I’ll be there, presuming it’s a dog-friendly event with free snacks, etc.
    I presume it’s BYOB, so I’ll tell the lads.

    So long as there’s no coppers there won’t be any trouble.
    Stay wide. Keep the faith brother.
    Don’t miss your stop on the bus journey of life. Always get off at the stop before your enema.

    …which reminds me…
    Tell yer Ma I was asking for her.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        meadowlark, you said something about ‘deciphering it’…

        I hope we both ‘decipher’ that word to mean the same thing, and you can translate the word at the very top.
        Does it say ‘COMPRINE’?
        -Is that even a word?*

        *I checked. It isn’t.

        1. meadowlark

          It’s compline, as in the ringing of the compline bell, singing the compline mass. I think.

          Hang on,I’ll double check.

          1. meadowlark

            Compline (/ˈkɒmplɪn/ KOM-plin; also Complin, Night Prayer, Prayers at the End of the Day) is the final church service (or office) of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. The English word Compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day.

            It’s a nice concept. And I’m not remotely spiritual.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Seriously, Gothic Script is SO easy to learn, and with a cheap Calligraphy Set that won’t cost you more than €20 from your local bookstore it makes an ideal gift for that nephew or niece who’s name you struggle to remember.

      I have a few spare ones lying around here somewhere, already gift-wrapped.

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

          Bertie, I understand your question, but the answer is tricky.
          I think I sleep about 5 times a week. I don’t really know. I don’t be counting. Maybe it’s only 4 times.

          If I’m posting stuff here it’s because I’m drunk, not because I’m awake.
          I could easily do this stuff in my sleep.

          1. rory

            As endearing as your BS persona is, the lack of sleep you’re describing can’t be good for your stress levels. Maybe you should power down for the day, get a good 8 hours, if you can.

  2. Tish Mahorey

    “Dublin-based church choral ensemble”

    Do any of these church/gospel/hymn choirs actually attend mass or services?

    I do like a bit of Gregorian chant though.

    1. The Old Boy

      I recognise a few of the faces from the Cathedral Choirs of Christ Church and St Patrick’s. Unsurprisingly, lots of them do other things to get away from the rigidity of the regular service music lists, or just to make a few quid on the side.

    2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Give it a go Tish.
      There’s nothing more uplifting than a bit of church choral.
      It’s not religious.
      It’s spiritual.

      A friend of mine once dragged me into a recital in a big church by Trafalger Square when I lived in London.
      She was Italian, from Florence, and better-versed in the finer things of life
      I was completely blown away, so it was kinda lucky that she chose seats down near the back where nobody could see us. Jizz everywhere.

      But yeah, do it.
      You owe it to yourself.

  3. rory

    Anyone know what this would sound like? (There are a good few videos on YouTube doing the compline, but they vary a tad in style.)

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