This year’s Gala Concert in St. Patricks Church, Donabate sees the return of some old favourites alongside new acts which we hope you will all enjoy.
Back again are Dublin String Quartet, David Scott, Blanchardstown Brass Band and Skerries Ukuele Strummers.
Venue; St. Patricks Church, Donabate.
Friday 16th. Sept. 8.00pm.
Dublin String Quartet is one of Ireland’s finest string quartets and is available for weddings, receptions, functions and corporate events. Based in Dublin, we provide a reliable, friendly and professional service, always aiming to meet your individual requirements to make your event memorable.
The members of our quartet perform regularly with RTE National Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra and the Orchestra of the National Concert Hall, and distinguished artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Hayley Westenra.
Blanchardstown Brass Band, Dublin is one of the oldest bands in Ireland. The band have been performing at events and venues around Dublin and beyond for 186 years now. After being established in 1826 as the St. Brigid’s Brass & Reed Band, the name was changed in 1971 to reflect the all-brass nature of the band.
We are always on the look out for new players, especially experienced players, who may be interested in joining, just visit our website for further details. The band is committed to fostering an interest in brass music in the youth of the community and we regularly run juvenile beginner classes, again just visit our website for further details.
Blanchardstown Brass Band has been presented with funding from the Music Network Music Capital Scheme, funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Baritone David Scott studied singing with Emmanuel Lawler in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama graduating with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music Degree and an MPhil in Music.
He recently released his first solo album ‘Time to Reflect’ which was described as ’12 Beautiful Songs’ by Michael Daly of Phoenix FM. He is also a soloist on the CD Beethoven’s Irish songs Revisited and is the featured soloist on RTÉ Lyric FM’s documentary ‘WB Yeats: Words for Music Perhaps.’
He is in constant demand as a recitalist and performer and has sung at various festivals around Ireland, including the Boyle Arts Festival,Tuam Arts Festival, Russian Festival of Culture and the Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival.