The National Concert Hall 25th Anniversary concert "Irelands Finest"
which took place Novembe, 2006, is being issued on double CD and DVD in September.

Anthony sings O Sole Mio and the Brindisi duet with Ciara O'Sullivan.
Click here for pictures from the performance.
Ireland's Finest
Celebrating 25 Years of Music Live at the National Concert Hall
An Ideal Musical Gift

“...the best talent in Irish Music on one stage over two hours” Ryan Tubridy

‘Ireland’s Finest’ live from the National Concert Hall, is a DVD and double CD of
Grammy Award winning musicians, international music stars and some of
Ireland's most talented performers. Recorded live to mark the National
Concert Halls silver jubilee, the star studded line-up includes six time
Grammy award winners Paddy Maloney and The Chieftains, the Irish
Broadway singing sensation Colm Wilkinson, acclaimed singer-songwriters
Paul Brady, Declan O’Rourke and Brian Kennedy along with Ireland’s flautist
supreme, Sir James Galway, amongst many more.
Other artists who are performing on ‘Ireland’s Finest’ include the
multi-talented Galician piper, Carlos Núñez, one of Ireland's best
selling traditional artists, Sharon Shannon, Eurovision winner
Eimear Quinn singing The Voice, and jazz pianist and composer
Brian Byrne who was identified by reviewers as “the real revelation
of the evening ...whose performance of [Duke Ellington’s] Caravan revealed
an arranger with chutzpah” (The Irish Times).

Cara O’Sullivan and Anthony Kearns did solo performances and combined
with 50 piece orchestra for Brindisi while violinist Fionnuala Hunt and
Finghin Collins also performed individually and together – Finghin
Collins’s Flight of the Bumble Bee was “a master class in letting the music
talk for itself” (The Irish Times).

Colm Wilkinson whose performances of Bring Him Home, Music of the
Night and The House of the Rising Sun brought the house down and
shows he is still one of the most successful Irish musical exports.
A host of new arrangements are on this box set and all artists were
accompanied by the Orchestra of the National Concert Hall which was
conducted by David Brophy and the show was hosted by Ryan Tubridy.

“Enjoy some of the best musical talent this country has to offer” The Sunday World

Proceeds from the sales of ‘Ireland’s Finest’ will go towards the National
Concert Hall’s education programme which funds workshops, masterclasses,
and programmes for all age groups around Ireland.

Full Track Listing:
Sharon Shannon - The Whitestrand Sling
Sharon Shannon - The Blackbird
Eimear Quinn - The Voice
Fionnuala Hunt - Libertango
Finghin Collins - Flight Of The Bumble Bee
Fionnuala Hunt/Finghin Collins- Schön Rosmarin
Declan O'Rourke - Galileo
Brian Byrne - Caravan
Paul Brady - Living For The Corporation
Paul Brady - The Island
Silver Jubilee - Composed By Shaun Davey
The Chieftains - The Galician Overture
The Chieftains/Sir James Galway - Give Me Your Hand
Sir James Galway - Danny Boy
Sir James Galway/Lady Jeanne Galway - Ronda Alla Turca
Brian Kennedy - Destination
Brian Kennedy - You Raise Me Up
Anthony Kearns - O Sole Mio
Cara O'Sullivan - O Mio Babbino Caro
Anthony Kearns/Cara O'Sullivan - Brindisi
Carlos Núñez - Concierto de Aranjuez
Colm Wilkinson - Bring Him Home
Colm Wilkinson - Music Of The Night
Colm Wilkinson - The House of The Rising Sun
Finale - Rupert's Mambo


Purchase your copy today direct from the National Concert Hall Box Office
on 01 4170000 or order online from NCH Website. Also available from
retail outlets throughout Ireland.
Received from National Concert Hall 9/25/2007
The cost is 24.99 eu and it's in an international foprmat.