A bucolic scene
February 21, 2021 7:48 AM   Subscribe

When Ireland went into coronavirus lockdown in March 2020, musician Patrick Dexter began posting online videos of himself playing the cello. Since then, the open-air recitals, shot outside his picturesque cottage in Mayo on the rural west coast, have been viewed millions of times. Here’s a video of Patrick interviewed on CNN by Christiane Amanpour a few days ago, and performing On Raglan Road. And here’s a previous short interview on BBC. Enjoy!
posted by bitteschoen (5 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
The good news is, there will be at least another nine weeks of cello concerts since our lockdown has been extended! For a fourth time! So all the cool lockdown content will carry on being wonderful.
posted by DarlingBri at 7:51 AM on February 21 [2 favorites]


Thanks so much for posting that, good lord is that just exactly what we didn't know we needed here on a Sunday morning - so what for an hour or two diversion and now we'll just let it play while we make brunch, perfect.
posted by thecincinnatikid at 8:43 AM on February 21 [1 favorite]


This is lovely.
posted by evilmomlady at 4:02 PM on February 21


This is so wonderful. Excellent post.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:39 PM on February 21


On Raglan Road is one of my favorite tunes/poems. His rendition as a cello solo is lovely and moving, his singing is nearly as good. Thanks for the grand link.
posted by dbmcd at 11:22 PM on February 21


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