It has been announced that RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be putting on a special Eurovision themed concert.
The Orchestra, which is one of the two full time professional radio orchestras in Ireland that are part of RTÉ, will be hosting a Eurovision concert later this year.
The concert will take place at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Thursday October 13th at 20:00 GMT. It will be hosted by Marty Whelan with Stephen Bell as conductor. Tickets, starting from 22.50 Euros, can be purchased here.
The line-up for this concert includes six out of seven Irish Eurovision winners: Johnny Logan (1980 & 1987); Linda Martin (1992); Niamh Kavangh (1993); Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan (1994) and Eimear Quinn (1996). Ireland’s first winner, Dana, will not be making an appearance.
Since the announcement was made, Dana has expressed her shock and dissapoinment at not being invited to participate in this concert, and feels snubbed by the organisers.
“I have no idea why RTE didn’t call or ask me to be involved with this event, which is the first time all the Irish winners would be together on stage with the RTE Orchestra. I have to say I’m deeply, deeply, disappointed and I’m baffled that for whatever reason RTE did not contact me nor invite me to be there on such a special occasion.”
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Dimply. Dana does not suit the RTE agenda. RTE is all for diversity and inclusion as long as it suits their agenda which is ironically anti Catholic, anti family, andi anything that is moral. Is it not the man who did” Misson to pray” and wrongly accursed a parish priest about child abuse and had to apologize that is behind this euro Irish winner convert. Something smells. For now RTE is circling the wagons. It won’t be enough this time I think.