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Carnival trip: Tchaikovsky takes us through the frenzied steps of an Italian tarantella

Carnival trip: Tchaikovsky takes us through the frenzied steps of an Italian tarantella

George Hamilton

George Hamilton

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Carnival trip: Tchaikovsky takes us through the frenzied steps of an Italian tarantella

Scarcely has the smoke cleared from the Halloween fireworks than all the trimmings are up for the next big event. In Cork during the week, it was pretty obvious that Christmas has come early for the southern capital.

A subsequent Dublin saunter proved that Munster is not alone in getting the party started. We wait a little longer on Lyric. The embargo on seasonal tunes isn’t usually lifted until December 8.


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