An excerpt from Kate’s version of Seán O’Riada’s Mná na hÉireann was featured in the ecstatically reviewed centrepiece of RTE’s Easter Rising 1916 commemorations: “Centenary”. As well as garnering a huge Irish TV audience, the entire production has been made available to stream worldwide, with Kate’s voice heard as part of a montage exploring the more recent social and political events in Ireland.
Sounds interesting. Are you going to let us sit through the whole thing or can you tell us at which time Kate’s music comes on?
RTÉ have split the show into sections on the RTÉ Player. The excerpt of Mná na hÉireann can be heard in “Centenary Extras: It Wasn’t Easy”.
The centenary show was truly amazing!…made me very proud to be Irish. I did wonder during the dance routine, with the forest set and the flying dancers, that the show producers may have had some inspiration from the “Before The Dawn” shows?…check it out if you haven’t seen it already.
Yes, I agree with you about the possible BTD influence in the flying dancers…
It was a wonderful concert… how amazing to be able to stream it. I was only alerted to this through this forum, so thanks so much, from a Kiwi who’s a huge Kate Bush fan (flew to London for 2 nights only, to see BTD 🙂 ) and one who has Irish ancestry.