Saturday 27 August
Thin Lizzy Orchestrated
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Wider Than Pictures
RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents
Thin Lizzy Orchestrated
Live at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks
Saturday 27th August 2022
Fully reserved seated show
Singular Artists is very proud to present Wider Than Pictures – a series of unique and exciting events at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks this August. The third show to be announced as part of this series is:
RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents Thin Lizzy Orchestrated on 27th August 2022
Join the World’s Favourite Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as they perform songs of Thin Lizzy this August with conductor Stephen Bell. Expect to hear your favourites from the Thin Lizzy back catalogue from ‘The Boys are Back in Town’, ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ and ‘Old Town’ with special guest musicians and vocalists on the night.
Thin Lizzy are one of the most recognisable names in music worldwide with twelve studio albums and twelve live albums under their belt. Thin Lizzy paved the way for Irish Rock N Roll music and heavily influenced many modern International artists. Their music reflects a huge amount of genres including blues, soul music and sometimes metal.
Eclectic programming has seen the RTÉ CO perform with artists including Pavarotti, Lang Lang, Lalo Schifrin, Marvin Hamlisch and Cleo Laine. Previous performances with Irish artists include Declan O’Rourke, Sinéad O’Connor, Imelda May, Eleanor McEvoy, Wallis Bird, Maura O’Connell, Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery, James Vincent McMorrow, Faye O’Rourke, Andrea Corr and Jerry Fish. A hugely successful collaboration with RTÉ 2fm and DJ Jenny Greene won the IMRO Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018, in 2020 A Woman’s Heart Orchestrated and a Leonard Cohen tribute made a strong impact both as live events and as TV and radio broadcasts, and acclaimed projects from the pandemic period included the chart-topping ‘N17’ with Tolü Makay and a TV tribute to David Bowie with an international line-up including members of Bowie’s own band.
Early 2022 saw Stephen Bell’s appointment as Principal Guest Conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Prior to this, he was appointed Artistic Director of the City of Oxford Orchestra in 2009 and he took up the post of Associate Conductor of the Hallé in 2013, a position he still holds.