Breath upon the Flame

‘Breath upon the Flame’

Eimear Quinn and Dublin Brass have joined forces for a very special candlelit concert in  Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, 8pm Saturday 30th September 2017


This concert ‘Breath upon the Flame’ will also be performed in Galway Cathedral on Saturday September 23rd


‘We’re delighted to be performing with Eimear,’ says Will Palmer, founder and artistic director of Dublin Brass. ‘This concert is going to be a real treat. You’re invited to sit back, relax and enjoy a candlelit evening of traditional Irish music specially reimagined for voice and brass.’


Eimear Quinn

is well-known in Ireland and internationally as a singer and composer. She won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996, and since then has toured and performed extensively, including before royalty and presidents. ‘It is a true pleasure for me to sing with the Dublin Brass Ensemble for this concert,’ she says. ‘Performing these beautiful folk songs in the unique context of traditional instruments and classical brass in the glorious setting of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral – I’m in my element!’

Dublin Brass features members of both the RTÉ Symphony and RTÉ Concert Orchestras. The ensemble is joined for the evening by percussionist Alex Petcu,

harpist Jean Kelly

and fiddle/viola players Marie Louise Bow and Siubhan Ni Ghriofa.


‘The concert is in Cork’s beautiful Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, which sets off the broad range of brass instruments, strings, percussion and Eimear’s ethereal voice,’ says Siubhan Ni Ghriofa, who arranged the music for this unique collaboration along with John Buckley, Gavin Murphy and Eimear Quinn herself.

Songs include My Lagan Love, The Voice, Mise Eire, and music from the Oscar-nominated ‘Room’.