Tuesday 15 August

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Summer Lunchtime

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Time 1:05pm
National Concert Hall Dublin

Tickets: €15


David Brophy conductor
Iarla Ó Lionáird vocals
Ciarán Hinds narrator
Presented by Liz Nolan, RTÉ lyric fm
RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Neil Martin Sweeney

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents the world concert premiere of Sweeney, a song cycle composed by Neil Martin based on Seamus Heaney’s Sweeney Astray 

Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Seamus Heaney, Sweeney will be conducted by David Brophy with vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird and narrator Ciarán Hinds. 

With a text in both English and Irish, Sweeney stems from Heaney’s translation of the 7th century Irish saga, Buile Shuibhne 

It speaks to issues we continue to grapple with today: the clash between the natural and man-made world, and the role of race, religion and family in how we interact with each other.