If you are sitting out in the garden on Monday, enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend, enjoying the weather, we have a suggestion for you: a perfect musical accompaniment to a relaxing August Bank Holiday Monday!
This Bank Holiday Monday, August 5th, RTÉ Radio 1 listeners will be in for a real treat, as the 10th in our hugely successful series of Mooney Tunes concerts will be broadcast.
Mooney Tunes 10 was recorded on Friday, June 13th 2014, at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. And we've selected highlights from the show for broadcast from 3pm until 4:30pm on Monday.
Unfortunately, we don't have time to broadcast all two hours of the concert! It really was a terrific evening, with some outstanding talent.
As usual, we partnered with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, which was led on the night by a terrific violinist, Bronagh Cahill, and conducted by Gearoid Grant.
Mooney Tunes 10 was sort of "best of", featuring some of the highlights from the last nine concerts. And we had some of our best musical friends performing on the evening, including the Celtic Tenors, superstar jazz vocalist Clare Teal, Finbar Furey, sopranos Mairead Buick and Celine Quinn, Jerry Fish, and the Omagh Community Youth Choir.
Today, we give you a flavour of the evening. We Shall Overcome is an old African-American spiritual, but was adopted by various civil rights movements in the 1960s. And for better or worse, it's a song which has an enduring relevance all around the world, to this very day. It's performed by Clare Teal and The Celtic Tenors...
Clare Teal and The Celtic Tenors