Donegal singers feature on major
TWO Donegal choirs
feature on a major new RTE album 'One Hundred Years
a Nation' - a specially-commissioned piece of choral
music from composer Shaun Davey and writer Paul
The CD which was recorded with the RTÉ National
Symphony Orchestra along with conductor David Brophy,
features the Donegal Abbey Singers and the Donegal
Donegal Youth Choir.
Issued on the RTÉ lyric
fm label, the CD is included free in this week’s
edition of the RTÉ Guide.
The Donegal singers were among 31 choirs from 19
different counties who took part in ‘A Nation’s
Voice’ on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the
National Museum, Collins Barracks. The global
singers ranged in age from eight to 85 years.
The recording was one of the largest scale
recordings ever undertaken by RTÉ. It involved more
than 200 microphones and hundreds of meters of
The event was hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan as part
of the official State programme of events for the
centenary Easter Sunday.
Meanwhile, RTÉ One television will broadcast 'One
Hundred Years a Nation', featuring the local singers
on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 11.20pm.