It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin. Following the release of Invisible Stars in the USA and Canada, their new video of Mo Ghille Mear was picked up by a number of international news sites, with views on various platforms of over 2 million.
An invite followed from the President of Ireland, His Excellency Michael D Higgins, to perform at Arás an Uachtaráin on St Patrick’s Day. It was a huge honour for the group to perform at such an important event. The following day they were off to RTÉ studios to perform on the network’s flagship talk show The Late Late Show. Finally, to top off an incredible couple of weeks, they performed Mo Ghille Mear with the RTE Concert Orchestra on RTÉ’s Centenary concert, which was the culmination of the network’s 1916 coverage. The concert, which was broadcast and streamed internationally, has garnered much media praise and has been hailed ‘the new Riverdance’. The choir provided the choral backdrop to the whole concert, which was beautifully scored by composers Joe Csibi and Gavin Murphy.