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Áine O'Dwyer - The Little Lord of Misrule

For her 2012 album Music for Church Cleaners, Áine O'Dwyer was given access to the organ at St Mark's in Islington. The thing is, it's a working church. It wasn't going to close its doors just so that she could improvise at the manuals. No, she had to share her time with the cleaners.

All of which makes it an absolutely fascinating album. There's little in the way of religiosity. The building is full of people doing very ordinary and very un-church like activities. That includes on The Little Lord of Misrule a small child who has accompanied a parent to work and is playing noisily throughout. It's a genuinely fascinating and rather subversive piece of work.

Áine O'Dwyer - The Little Lord of Misrule