RTÉ One, Thursday 4th October, 7.00pm


Have you ever wished you could play a musical instrument? Did you learn an instrument as a kid and regret giving it up? This brand new six part series proves it's never too late to pick up an instrument – especially if the end goal is to play live on stage with the RTE Concert Orchestra.

Instrumental follows Brent Pope, Maeve Higgins and John Murray and three members of the public as they set off on a journey to learn a musical instrument from scratch. Over a course of escalating challenges and public performances each week, their journey culminates on stage at the National Concert Hall as they play a solo with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Each student is mentored by principle conductor David Brophy and member of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. David wants to inspire the nation with the passion of music, so that it can enrich their lives, as it has his own. The series illustrates the hard work, passion, dedication and fun in learning to master an instrument.

Instrumental seeks to stimulate the nation to pick up and play a music instrument.

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