A young Ennis woman is tuning up with Trinity Orchestra to deliver a magnificent orchestral tribute to the legendary David Bowie this weekend at Electric Picnic.
At 1pm on Saturday the 100 strong orchestra will perform Bowie’s most iconic songs on the main stage. Among them is Megan Keane, a past pupil of Colásite Muire in Ennis and of Clare Music Makers.
Trinity Orchestra is Ireland’s only entirely student run orchestra. Founded in 1989 the orchestra now has over 100 members who not only perform several classical concerts per year, they also perform at Ireland’s biggest festivals, covering the music of the modern greats such as Queen, Daft Punk and LCD Soundsystem.
The orchestra’s preparation and rehearsals for the festival are well under way. Megan told The Clare Herald that the hard work put in is all worthwhile in honouring one of the greatest musical talents there was.
“Performing on the main stage of Electric Picnic means huge amounts of organisation. The music has been arranged by two members of the orchestra, we have been rehearsing for weeks and now we have to transport one hundred instruments as well microphones, music stands and most importantly the players and singers, to the location. But it is all worth it to honour the late, great David Bowie.”
If you’re at Electric Picnic, make sure to catch Trinity Orchestra with their Bowie tribute on the Main Stage on Saturday 3rd September at 1pm. Life on Mars will never be the same again.