We welcome a host of celebrities on Tuesday March 13 as performers including Brian Kennedy. Folk group Beoga, and baritone Karl McGuckin check in to record the BBC’s St Patrick’s Night Concert.

The concert – tickets were allocated for free by random draw – is fully booked. It will be hosted by Lynette Fay and broadcast simultaneously on BBC Two Northern Ireland and BBC Radio Ulster on Saturday March 17 at 9pm.

The show features the Ulster Orchestra, under the baton of conductor David Brophy, with guests including Beoga, Karl McGuckin, mezzo soprano Carolyn Dobbin and vocal group, Ardú, who are performing with Brian Kennedy and exciting new talent, 19-year-old singer/songwriter, Roe.

The repertoire for the evening will reflect the occasion with plenty of great music for all.

Producer, Feargal O’Kane, said: “We are thrilled to be staging this concert in the scenic setting of St Anne’s Cathedral.

“We have some really excellent talent lined-up, including two acts who performed at last year’s Glastonbury; Beoga who played the main stage with headliner, Ed Sheeran (with whom they wrote and performed the hit, Galway Girl), and the fantastic Roe – there’s a real buzz around her at the moment as she releases her latest material.

“There’s more new talent in the form of baritone, Karl McGuckin and mezzo soprano, Carolyn Dobbin, performing lost songs from Northern Ireland.

“And, of course, the fantastic, Brian Kennedy, who is performing with Dublin vocal group, Ardú for a really special performance.  A number of new arrangements of classic songs and works have been specially commissioned so this is going to be a really exciting event.”

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