Bloom Festival 2016

Bloom Festival 2016

RTÉ lyric fm presents a musical sanctuary at this year's Bloom Garden Festival over the June bank holiday weekend.

RTÉ lyric fm is delighted to announce that it will be part of the very exciting RTÉ schedule of events at Bloom in the Phoenix Park this June Bank Holiday Weekend. 

Helping to mark the 10th anniversary, RTÉ lyric fm will have lots of broadcasts and music live from a specially constructed mobile radio and TV studio and live performance area on site.

RTÉ’s live coverage from Bloom begins with RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland reporting live from Phoenix Park on Thursday morning. This will be followed by the first of RTÉ lyric fm’s live broadcasts from Bloom throughout the bank holiday weekend with Marty in the Morning helping to get things off to a positive start. 

Live music will come from the RTÉ lyric fm Quartet from the RTÉ set twice throughout the five days, starting with live performances at 12.15pm and 4.15pm on Thursday. RTÉ lyric fm’s Liz Nolan’s Lyric Notes with Evelyn Grant will broadcast live at 10am on Friday, while The Hamilton Scores with George Hamilton will broadcast at 10am on Saturday and Sunday. 

Thursday 2nd June - Marty in the Morning
Marty Whelan is live from Bloom, 2015, Ireland's largest gardening and food event in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. During the show, Marty meets the designers behind some of this year's show gardens, talks to Gary Graham from Bord Bia who organises Bloom each year and Neven Maguire will pop by with some garden entertaining recipes.
(10am to 12 noon)

Friday 3rd June - Lyric Notes with Evelyn Grant
Join Evelyn Grant for great classical music from across the ages. In the Coffee Concert at 10.30am, we hear The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Astor Piazzolla's homage to the music of his native country, from the Mihail Jora Concert Hall in Bucharest. 
(10am to 12 noon)

Saturday 4th June - The Hamilton Scores (10am to 1pm)
Sunday 5th June - The Hamilton Scores (10am to 1pm)
George Hamilton completes the lyric team as he kicks off an unbeatable line-up of musical greats live from Bloom 2016, Ireland's largest gardening and food event.

The RTÉ lyric fm Quartet led by presenter Evelyn Grant will be performing each day at Bloom, providing the perfect summer backdrop and serenading visitors throughout the bank holiday. The quartet have performed all over the country as part of the RTÉ lyric fm Education and Outreach Programme, in primary and post-primary schools, care homes, libraries and third level institutions. The concept behind this project is "Life-long learning: listen, engage, enjoy." 

Click here for the full schedule of RTÉ activities at Bloom 2016

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