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12th December 2013 -
'Spirit of the Sea' to be broadcast once again on RTÉ lyric fm this Christmas Eve.


On the 28th of June, 2013, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra performed 'Spirit of the Sea' as part of it's ever popular summer lunchtime concert series at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. The sea themed concert, (which also featured works by Mendelssohn, Elgar and Zimmer), was broadcast live from the main auditorium on RTÉ lyric fm and was hosted by Classical Daytime presenter Niall Carroll. The conductor for the concert was Gavin Maloney.

The full programme ran as follows:

Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
Elgar Sea Pictures - (featuring multi award winning soprano Raphaela Mangan).
Ciaran Farrell Spirit Of The Sea
Zimmer Pirates Of The Caribbean

On Christmas Eve you will have the opportunity to hear the full concert once again. It will be broadcast at around 11am on RTÉ lyric fm as part of Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime show. Enjoy!


Listen now to the show here. ('Spirit of the Sea' can be heard at 01:36).

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About Ciarán

Ciarán Farrell is a full time composer living and working in Ireland. On graduating from Trinity College Dublin he was dubbed by then head of department, Hormoz Farhat, as being, ' of the most promising composition students I have had in a teaching career spanning some thirty five years.' Read more