One of the most successful Irish albums of all time will be performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in February.

For the first time ever, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will present A Woman's Heart Orchestrated in the National Concert Hall.

Based on one of the most successful Irish albums of all time, the concert will see Eleanor McEvoy, Maura O'Connell - who's coming out of retirement specifically for this performance - and Wallis Bird joining the RTÉ Concert Orchestra performing songs from it.

A Woman's Heart, named after the song Only A Woman's Heart which was recorded as a duet with Mary Black in 1992, consisted of twelve songs performed by six female Irish artists. There weren't high hopes attached to it with Eleanor McEvoy being told the album might sell a few thousand copies.

Instead, it sold over three quarters of a million in Ireland alone - making it one of the most successful Irish albums of all time - and a million records worldwide.


 
Earlier this year, Only A Woman's Heart was one of the songs shortlisted for Ireland's Favourite Folk Song and was performed by Saint Sister. It was described as 'a song that would go on to capture the imagination of a nation and resonate down through generations.'

More details about the performance can be found here.