Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Sunday 18 February 2018

Military Bands and Pipes of the Defence Forces Summer Proms Live from UCH Limerick this Saturday

The mighty Military Bands and Pipes of the Defence Forces, under the baton of Captain Brian Prendergast, return to University Concert Hall for the now annual Summer Proms, performing delightful operatic arias, musical numbers and rousing military band tunes. Limerick’s Mairéad Buicke (soprano) will join them for what will be a hugely enjoyable evening of music this Saturday 16th June at 5pm.

This year’s Proms will be extra special as it will be broadcast live on Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive, marking the launch of the CD celebrating Irish wind band music on the RTÉ lyric fm label.

The concert will open with the rousing Olympic Fanfare and Theme written for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, by celebrated film composer John Williams. Other delightful tunes to be performed on the night include Percy French’s Gortnamona, a medley from the 1930’s musical Me and My Girl, the well-known 19th century Irish ballad The Boys of Wexford, a Cole Porter spectacular and one of the most popular arias from Czech composer Dvorak, Song To The Moon – among many others!

Join Evelyn Grant live on Weekend Drive this Saturday from 5pm! 

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Intermezzo - Mignon

Composer: Thomas, Ambroise

Performer(s): The Belgian National Orchestra

Album: Classical Chillout 100 Hits / Demon / DMG100059

Duration: 1:49


Title: Clair De Lune

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Albrecht Meyer (Oboe), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Bonjour Paris - Albrecht Meyer / Decca Records / 478 2564

Duration: 5:12


Title: Suite For Piano, Strings And Harp (2nd Movement 'Tango For Ten)

Composer: Camillo, Michel

Performer(s): Bbc Symphony Orchestra

Album: Michel Camilo / Decca / 4688172

Duration: 6:24


Title: Auf Dem Wasser Zu Singen

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Daniil Trifonov (Piano)

Album: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 / Mariinskylabel.com / MAR0530

Duration: 4:16


Title: Marches For Military Band - March For A Spartakiade

Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei

Performer(s): Royal Northern College Of Music Wind Orchestra

Album: Russian Wind Band Classics / Chandos / CHAN10166

Duration: 3:41


Title: Concerto In C For Trumpet Pv44 (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Edward Carroll (Trumpet), Concerto Rotterdam

Album: 25 Vivaldi Favorites / Cameo Classics / 4716388442

Duration: 3:07


Title: In A Monastery Garden

Composer: Ketelbey, Albert

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers

Album: 50 Best British Classics - Light Music & The Silver Screen / EMI / 50999 3 27359 25

Duration: 5:35


Title: Moon River

Composer: Mancini, Henry/Mercer, Johnny

Performer(s): Niall O'Sullivan (Trumpet)

Album: Niall O'Sullivan / PROMO / NOSCD01

Duration: 3:50


Title: Suite For Strings: Finale

Composer: Trimble, Joan

Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Silver Apples Of The Moon (Irish Chamber Orchestra) / Black Box / Bbm1003

Duration: 4:18


Title: Siegfried Idyll

Composer: Wagner, Richard

Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)

Album: A Dangerous Method -OST / Sony / 88697968182

Duration: 10:33


Title: Mors Et Vita: Judex

Composer: Gounod, Charles

Performer(s): Richard Hickox Orchestra

Album: Your Hundred Best Tunes Vol.5 / Decca / 425851-2

Duration: 4:30


Title: Alto Rhapsody Op.53

Composer: Brahms

Performer(s): The Hallé Orchestra

Album: Brahms Symphony No.1 Alto Rhapsody / EMI Classics for Pleasure / CD-CFP 4594

Duration: 13:10


Title: Eleanor Plunkett

Composer: Carolan/arr Sullivan

Performer(s): Micheal O Suilleabhain

Album: Gaiseadh - Flowing / Virgin Records / CDVE915

Duration: 3:38


Title: Clair De Lune

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin), Akira Eguchi (Piano)

Album: The Fauré Album / Canary Classics/ Artemis Classics LLC / ATM-CD-1239

Duration: 3:03


Title: Clair De Lune

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Ailish Tynan (Soprano), Iain Burnside (Piano)

Album: Faure Melodies / Opus Arte / OACD9018D

Duration: 3:03


Title: Overture

Composer: Gershwin , George

Performer(s): Studio Orchestra

Album: Crazy for You (Original Broadway Cast recording 1992) / Angel

Duration: 3:42


Title: Moonlight Serenade

Composer: G Miller/parish

Performer(s): Glenn Miller

Album: In The Mood (recordno: Dgc1010) / Dga / DGC1010

Duration: 2:20


Title: Ballet Suite No.1 (2nd Movement) Dance (The Limpid Stream)

Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Performer(s): Russian Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Shostakovich Ballet Suites / Naxos / 8.557208

Duration: 1:19


Title: Finale (Final Hymn) From Firebird Ballet Suite

Composer: Stravinsky, Igor

Performer(s): New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Passport To Russia / Sony / Sfk47282

Duration: 3:30



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Email: weekenddrive@rte.ie

Text: 51554

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Presenter: Evelyn Grant

Producer : Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator : Peter Curtin


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