Brendan & Daphne Chawke Collection

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A graduate of the Dublin College of Music (now TU Dublin Conservatory of Music & Drama), Brendan Joseph Chawke (d.2010) was the Director of the Brandon Ensemble which he formed in 1982 for the performance of music of the Baroque era and they performed regularly at many venues throughout Ireland. Chawke first started playing the flute in the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Hans Kohlmann and continued his studies with André Prieur in Dublin. The Ensemble also featured Barbara Dagg (Harpsichord), Judith Curtis (Baroque Violin) and Charles Gannon (Viola da Gamba.)

The Brendan & Daphne Chawke Collection of c200 works comprises primarily chamber music featuring flute and recorder with a focus on early music. It is available for use and loan from the Music & Drama Library. The contents of the collection can be seen here.

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