Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Saturday 2 June 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

Some of the world's best music played by the world's finest musicians, familiar favourites and new releases. Plus news and traffic updates.

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Music Played on the Show


Title: When Other Lips

Composer: Balfe, Michael William

Performer(s): Studio Orchestra

Album: Balfe: The Bohemian Girl (highlights) / EMI Records / 094633594821

Duration: 3:17


Title: Rondo For Two Pianos In C Major Op. Posth. 73

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Kurt Bauer (Piano), Heidi Bung (Piano)

Album: Chopin Complete Edition Various Artists (Recordno: 4778457) / Deutsch Grammophon / 4778457

Duration: 9:24


Title: Waltz And Chorus

Composer: Gounod, Charles

Performer(s): The Orchestra And Chorus Of The Paris Opera

Album: Classical Chillout 100 Hits / Demon / DMG100059

Duration: 4:19


Title: Children Of The Regiment March

Composer: Fucik, Julius

Performer(s): Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice

Album: Contemporaries of the Strauss Family 2 / Marco Polo / 8.225366

Duration: 4:09


Title: Nocturne No.5 In B Flat

Composer: Field, John

Performer(s): Daniel Adni (Piano)

Album: Favourite Irish Songs / HMV Classics / Hmv5730432

Duration: 2:46


Title: You Are My Heart's Delight

Composer: Lehar, Franz

Performer(s): Alfie Boe (Tenor), Orchestra Of The Scottish Opera

Album: Franz Lehar: Love was a Dream - Alfie Boe / Linn Records / CKD346

Duration: 3:34


Title: Violin Concerto No.1 In E Op.10 (3rd Movement)

Composer: Vieuxtemps, Henri

Performer(s): Chloe Hanslip (Violin), Royal Flemish Philharmonic

Album: Vieuxtemps Violin Concertos / Hyperion / CDA67878

Duration: 12:18


Title: Waltz No.15 In A Flat Major

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Antti Siirala (Piano)

Album: Brahms: Sonata in F minor - 16 Waltzes / Ondine / ODE 1044-2

Duration: 1:24


Title: Pr-Mt-030618 At 7pm-Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh

Performer(s): John Kelly (Presenter)

Duration: 0:25


Title: Symphony No.39 In G Minor (4th Movement) Finale: Allegro Di Molto

Composer: Haydn, Franz Joseph

Performer(s): Munich Chamber Orchestra

Album: Farewell - Munchener Kammerorchester / Alexander Liebreich / Ecm New Series 2029 / 4766188

Duration: 4:47


Title: Angels Guard Thee

Composer: Godard, Benjamin

Performer(s): Kenneth Mckellar (Tenor)

Album: The Art of Kenneth Mc Kellar (Recordno: 425849-2) / Decca / 425849-2

Duration: 5:05


Title: Cello Suite No. 1 In G (3rd Movement) Courante

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Lynn Harrell (Cello)

Album: Bach: Cello Suites / Decca / 414163-2

Duration: 2:50


Title: Son Tutto Duolo

Composer: Scarlatti, Alessandro

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Gyorgy Fischer (Piano)

Album: Arie Antiche: Cecilia Bartoli / Decca / 436267-2

Duration: 3:00


Title: Morceau De Concert For Horn And Orchestra In F Minor

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Radovan Vlatkovic, Ensemble Orchestral De Paris

Album: Saint-Saens - Spartacus & pieces de concert / EMI Records / 72435558725

Duration: 9:01


Title: Wie Lieblich Sind Deine Wohnungen

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Brigitte Engerer & Boris Berezovsky (Pianos), Accentus

Album: Best 20 - Accentus / Naive Records / V 5290

Duration: 5:01


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 (3rd Movement) Rondo

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 462-781-1) / Philips / 462-781-1

Duration: 6:25


Title: Flute Concerto No.3 In D (2nd Movement) Without Tempo Indication

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

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

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

Duration: 2:27


Title: Flute Concerto No.3 In D Il Gardellino (3rd Movement)

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

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

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

Duration: 2:40


Title: Hard Times Come Again No More

Composer: Foster, Stephen

Performer(s): Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Jay Ungar (Violin), Molly Mason (Guitar), David Alpher (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 077775462128) / Angel / 077775462128

Duration: 5:14


Title: Scarborough Fair

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Brian Farrell (Guitars)

Album: Copper Lines / Tutti Productions / Tutti Productions 04

Duration: 2:42


Title: Sailing By

Composer: Binge, Ronald

Performer(s): The Band Of Garda Siochana

Album: 75 years - A Musical Celebration / Dolphin / TOLCD2

Duration: 3:40


Title: Dance Of The Comedians

Composer: Smetana, Bedrich

Performer(s): Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Rtecd227) / RTE / Rtecd227

Duration: 6:26


Title: Pleurs D'Or

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Graham Johnson (Piano), Choir Of The Temple Church

Album: Au Jardin des Aveux / Virgin / VC791179-2

Duration: 2:50


Title: Karelia Suite- Intermezzo

Composer: Sibelius, Jean

Performer(s): Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Sibelius / EMI / 54273

Duration: 3:44



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Presenter: Evelyn Grant

Producer : Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator : Peter Curtin


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