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The Bluebell Project: Sometimes the signal Jumps

tuesday 17th September 2019

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Seán Millar

Everyone’s life deserves an orchestra

Composed by Seán Millar collaboratively with Bluebell community
Orchestrated by Daragh O’Toole
Conducted by Andrew Synnott
Performed by members of the Bluebell Breakfast Club with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 

A world premiere of new music for orchestra. Written, performed and inspired by the lives of members of Bluebell Breakfast Club with Seán Millar, orchestrated by Daragh O’Toole and performed by the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Synnott.

Bluebell Community Development Project have hosted a weekly breakfast for residents of Bluebell Estate every Friday for the past four years, it’s an amazing and generous gathering that connects people right across their community. This year as part of The National Neighbourhood, members of the Breakfast Club have collaborated with songwriter and musician Seán Millar to musicially explore life here. Join us on a journey to uncover the pleasure, joy and difficulties of life, and a celebration of the richness of lives fully lived. 

This project has been made in collaboration with Bluebell Community Development Project, musician/songwriter Seán Millar, the Royal Irish Academy of Music, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra as part of a significant partnership with Dublin City Council’s public libraries, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, the City Arts Office, South Central Area office, and the National Concert Hall, for The National Neighbourhood. 

The National Neighbourhood is a Dublin City Council Culture Company programme, which builds cultural projects in community settings. By connecting artists, groups and villages with libraries, museums and creative places, to create, connect and explore together across Dublin city.

The National Neighbourhood is a partnership with Dublin City Council’s public libraries, local area offices, City Arts Office and Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, with National Cultural Institutions the Abbey Theatre, National Museum of Ireland, National Library of Ireland, National Gallery of Ireland, National Concert Hall, Chester Beatty , the National Archives and Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Dublin City Council Culture Company runs cultural initiatives and buildings across the city with, and for, the people of Dublin. 


Presented by Dublin City Council Culture Company as part of The National Neighbourhood in collaboration with Bluebell Community Development Project, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin City Council’s public libraries, the City Arts Office, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, South Central Area office, and the National Concert Hall

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