Saturday 10 August

Éire is Alba | Wexford

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Time 9:00pm
National Opera House Wexford

Tickets: €41.50


Also in Dublin August 9th.

RTÉ Concert Orchestra 
David Brophy, conductor
Zoë Conway, fiddle
John Mc Intyre, guitar
Julie Fowlis, vocalist
Éamon Doorley, bouzouki, fiddle, vocals   

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, under conductor David Brophy, join legendary folk musicians, RTÉ CO Associate Artist Zoë Conway, John Mc Intyre,  Julie Fowlis and Éamon Doorley. Celebrating a shared heritage where Ireland and Scotland meet, traditional and folk styles meet classical music. 

A number of pieces composed by Zoë Conway and arranged by Gavin Murphy include Straif, composed for the film From A Forest to A FiddleÓmós SheamuisDuirt Bean Liom and Bearna Mheabh. Other selections include the beautiful Faoiseamh A Gheobhadsa and Desert Storm – Rounding Malin Head. 

Songs from Julie Fowlis’ album alterum, a haunting homage to the Scottish Hebridesinclude the mesmeric string piece Théid mi do Loch Àlainn and traditional Galician song Camariñas. 

From the quartet’s upcoming album, performances of Cuimhne and Fidléir Gleann Finne will blend the cultural history of the islands, languages and textures. 

Other highlights in the programme include Father and Son, from the Artemis Fowl soundtrack, written by Patrick Doyle for Zoë Conway, and Fodor dha na Gamhna Beaga masterfully sung in a puirt à beul style.