The Given Note

The Given Note is a setting of the poem of the same name by Seamus Heaney.

The poem recounts the story of a fiddler from the Blasket Islands who extracts the Port na bPĂșcai (The Fairies' Tune) from his surroundings. Although the tune is perceived in its entirety by the fiddler, it is barely perceptible to others.

This setting explores the attentiveness to experience alluded to in the text, of perceiving the world afresh and striving to articulate this.