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Icebreaker perform special re-working of Brian Eno’s Apollo to mark 50th Anniversary of Moon Landings this Summer at NCH


Icebreaker perform their multi-media reworking of Brian Eno’s Apollo album alongside works from eclectic ground-breaking composers on Tuesday July 23rd

Media Release 10th April 2019

Acclaimed ensemble Icebreaker celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings with a Brian Eno Apollo programme at the National Concert Hall.

Icebreaker, the ensemble that David Bowie said he would ‘drive a mile’ to see live, will revive its acclaimed Brian Eno Apollo programme featuring pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole. The show also features sections from Al Reinert’s documentary about the Apollo space missions, For All Mankind, perfectly capturing the excitement and awe of the time.

This special performance of the album considered Eno’s most significant work has been described in The Guardian as ‘moving and sublime’. The music matches the beauty and tranquillity of the moon with the dizzying scale of the feat of engineering involved.

Deep synth rumblings mimic the rocket launch whilst string harmonics add an eerie sense of anticipation.

This concert is part of the NCH’s Summer Series, which includes the electrifying combination of Malian Afropop superstars Amadou and Mariam with gospel legends The Blind Boys of Alabama on Monday 15th July. Later in the series, for two nights of exclusive shows on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st July, k.d. lang celebrates the 25th anniversary of her Grammy award-winning, critically acclaimed album Ingénue.

Tuesday 23rd July, 8pm
Icebreaker: Apollo
Tickets: €34.50, €29.50 & €24.50
Tickets go on sale Friday 12th April, 10am

Tel: 01 417 0000
Book tickets at nch.ie

For more information, please contact Sinead Doyle, Marketing and PR Manager National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 417 00 57/e-mail sinead.doyle@nch.ie