The National Concert Hall is delighted to present You Raise Me Up – a celebration of the music of one of Ireland’s greatest songwriters, Brendan Graham. ‘You Raise Me Up’ is undoubtedly Brendan’s best-known work, with versions in over 60 languages, it was a global chart hit for Westlife and Josh Groban. Brendan also famously penned two Irish Eurovision-winning songs, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids’ and ‘The Voice’.
For this unique celebratory concert of Brendan’s work, a host of renowned artists will come together to perform his songs with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by the masterly David Brophy. Helmed by Musical Director Gavin Murphy, the cast includes Cathy Jordan, lauded solo singer and frontwoman of Dervish, revered chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan, the uniquely voiced multi-instrumentalist Seán Keane, internationally acclaimed tenor Anthony Kearns, singer Róisín O’Reilly known for her ‘tenderly introspective to utterly beautiful interpretations’(HMV Choice), along with pianist Feargal Murray, members of Dublin Gospel Choir, guest musicians Neil Martin, Denis Carey and more.
The night would not be complete without Brendan’s Eurovision-winning songs so the concert features special performances of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids’ by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan and ‘The Voice’ by Eimear Quinn.