The great Irish composers

In honour of today's Prom of music from around Britain and Ireland, we've turned the spotlight on the Emerald Isle for a playlist by its finest classical composers

The music of Ireland

The Emerald Isle has been home to many wonderful composers, from the inventor of the Nocturne, John Field, to the creator of the popular hit Riverdance, Bill Whelan. In this playlist, we celebrate Ireland's classical music heritage, with pieces by Stanford, Ina Boyle, William Vincent Wallace and Deirdre Gribbin.


What's on at the Proms tonight?

Prom 27: Friday 3 August 2018, 7.30pm

Folk music from around Britain and Ireland

Julie Fowlis (singer), Jarlath Henderson (singer), Sam Lee (singer), Alaw, The Unthanks, BBC Concert Orchestra/Stephen Bell


The Prom will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3