Antelope Productions and the Delmaine String Quartet present
The Waterloo Concert
This unique event was first presented in Dangan, Co Meath in June 2015 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the Duke of Wellington’s historic connection with the Irish countryside. It features the Delmaine String Quartet and a cast of actors and singers in a programme of music, song, poetry and prose that reflects many aspects of the great battle and its aftermath.
Works by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Schubert are performed alongside pieces composed by the Duke’s own father, Garret Wesley, who was the first professor of music at Trinity College.
Actors Michael James Ford and Gary Jermyn relive the famous battle and the epic rivalry between Wellington and Bonaparte in a narrative that includes works by Lord Byron, Thomas Hardy, Elizabeth Longford and Rudyard Kipling along with the Iron Duke’s own letters and military dispatches. The concert also features some of the popular songs of the period and transports the audience back to that bloody field in Belgium where the history of Europe was reshaped.
This evening of music and words will be held in Mornington House 24 Upper Merrion Street, now part of the Merrion Hotel but originally the town house of the Wesley family and reputedly the birthplace of the Duke of Wellington.