Saint Patrick's Day (March 17th) 2001 at the Waterfront Hall in
Belfast the Ulster Orchestra will be performing an evening of the
music of Shaun Davey with performances of two of his major concert
works GRANUAILE & THE BRENDAN VOYAGE.
The evening will also feature a number of high profile soloists
under the direction of conductor Gearoid Grant, with Rita
Connolly taking the lead role in Granuaile and top uilleann
piper Peter Browne being featured, for the first time, in The Brendan
Voyage. Granuaile will also feature one of Ireland's top
fiddle players Nollaig Casey
as well as, Michael McGolderick on uilleann pipes/flute, Noel
Eccles on percussion and, of course, the Ulster Orchestra who were
formed in 1966 and have established themselves as one of the major
symphony orchestras in the United Kingdom.
In addition to the main concert season which runs from October
to May each year, the Orchestra's varied home-based activities include
participation in the Belfast Festival at Queen's, the Belfast Proms,
accompaniment to opera productions, educational work and concerts
throughout Northern Ireland.
The concert will be followed by a second concert with one of
Scotland's finest traditional music groups, Capercaillie.
Tickets for The Brendan Voyage / Granuaile concert can be booked
via the concerts page of the Ulster
Orchestra's we site, priced from £5 to £15. Tickets for both
concerts can be purchased from the Ulster Orchestra Box Office on
028 9066 8798. Tickets for the second concert cost £15 each, but
any booking made for both events will receive a £10.00 discount
off the overall cost of booking per person.