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How to catch the seedy Undertones in the wind

News June 10, 2014

The bassoon is hardly the most glamorous instrument, but musician Peter Whelan enjoys being right there ‘when everything goes wrong’. BEFORE MEETING up with the bassoonist Peter Whelan, I trawled through old listings files to see what he had been up to in Dublin when he was young. I came across a Peter Whelan who was a tenor, another who was a piano accompanist, and another who composed a work for a wind ensemble. They turned out to be the one person…