Documentary on The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland to be broadcast on LMFM

‘THE CROSS BORDER ORCHESTRA OF IRELAND: 21 YEARS ON’

Donard McCabe

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Donard McCabe

Documentary on The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland to be broadcast on LMFM

A new radio documentary on The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, who are based in Dundalk, is to be broadcast on LMFM

A new radio documentary on The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, who are based in Dundalk, is to be broadcast on LMFM on August bank holiday Monday, 7 August at 12 pm.

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee, this one hour radio documentary charts the 21 year history of The Cross Border Orchestra Ireland, whilst following them through their Peace Proms 2017 concerts in Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast & Limerick.

Founded in 1995 as a peace initiative, the Orchestra has graced some of the most well-known stages across the world.

The documentary features interviews with Sharon Treacy-Dunne, Founder of the CBOI, and Greg Beardsell, Musical Director, along with soloists Patricia Treacy, Eoin Hynes, Zena Donnelly, Lauren Murphy and Cormac Keegan.

We also hear from members of the orchestra from North and South, including the Colmcille Pipe Band, Harris Piping, the Michelle Johnston School of Highland Dance and the Rooney O'Malley Maguire School of Irish Dancing.

Teachers and pupils involved in the Peace Proms from all across Ireland & from Liverpool are also featured, talking about how taking part in the Peace Proms has been a major event for them over the last number of years.

The documentary highlights the important role the Orchestra has played not only in building and nurturing vital cross-border and cross-community relations, but in offering young Irish musicians the chance to perform on stage to audiences of thousands across the globe.

‘The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland: 21 Years On’ has been produced by Sarah McCann of Little Road Productions Ltd. for LMFM Radio and funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television License Fee.