Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Sunday 4 March 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: Flute Concerto No.3 In D: Il Gardellino (1st Movement)

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Patrick Gallois (Flute), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Album: Vivaldi: 6 Flute Concertos / Deutsche Grammophon / 437839-2

Duration: 3:49


Title: Hungarian Dance No.1 In G Minor

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)

Album: Tango Song and Dance (Recordno: 471500-2) / Deutsche Grammophon / 471500-2

Duration: 3:34


Title: Requiem For The Living: Ii. Vanitas Vanitatum

Composer: Forrest, Dan

Performer(s): Bel Canto Company

Album: Dan Forrest: Requiem For The Living / Dan Forrest

Duration: 6:12


Title: Stranger In Paradise

Composer: Wright/Forrest

Performer(s): Gordon Macrae (Baritone)

Album: Gordon MacRae: The Broadway Album / Pair Records Portraits/ CEMA Special Markets / PCD-2-1348

Duration: 2:43


Title: String Quartet In D (3rd Movement) Nocturne

Composer: Borodin, Alexander

Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: The Very Best of Summer Classics / Decca / 4761049

Duration: 4:01


Title: Slavonic Dance No.2 In E Minor

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Lorin Maazel (Violin), Barton Weber (Piano)

Album: Lorin Maazel: Virtuoso Violin / RCA Victor / 09026684142

Duration: 4:41


Title: Home Sweet Home

Composer: Bishop/Payne

Performer(s): Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Tina Bonifacio (Harp), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Home Sweet Home / Decca / 425 048-2

Duration: 4:23


Title: Waltz Of The Flowers

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Alles Walzer / Bayer / LC5130CD230

Duration: 6:53


Title: The Lark In The Clear Air

Composer: Trad

Performer(s): Geraldine O Grady

Album: The Lark In The Clear Air / Cala Records / CACD0503

Duration: 2:38


Title: Danny Boy

Composer: Trad arr. Conor O'Reilly

Performer(s): New Dublin Voices

Album: New Dublin Voices: Music From Ireland / RTE lyric fm / RTE lyric fm CD148

Duration: 4:01


Title: A Tribute To Dorsey, Miller And Teagarden (A Selection Of Songs)

Composer: Various

Performer(s): Christian Lindberg (Trombone), Lars Erik Gudim (Orch.), Swedish Wind Ensemble

Album: A Lindberg Extravaganza with the Swedish Wind Ensemble/Hans Ek / 2011 BIS Records AB / BIS-CD-1878

Duration: 9:08


Title: Es Gibt Ein Reich

Composer: Strauss, Richard

Performer(s): Rene Fleming (Soprano), Munchner Philharmoniker

Album: Renée Fleming: Four Last Songs - Munchner Philharmoniker / Thielemann / Decca / 478 0647

Duration: 5:55


Title: Who Will Buy?

Composer: Bart, Lionel

Performer(s): Mark Lester And Ensemble

Album: Oliver! An Original Soundtrack Recording / RCA / ND90311

Duration: 6:54


Title: Music For The Royal Fireworks (1st Movement) Overture

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Le Concert Spirituel

Album: Haendel - Water Music and Fireworks Music (Recordno: Gcd921606) / Glossa / Gcd921606

Duration: 5:07


Title: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor(3rd Movement) Finale Alla Breve

Composer: Rachmaninov,Sergei

Performer(s): Nelson Freire (Piano), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Nelson Freire - Radio Days / Decca / 478 6772

Duration: 13:50


Title: Nessun Dorma

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir

Album: The Greatest Pavarotti Album Ever! / Decca / 4361732

Duration: 3:06



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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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