Colaiste Ailigh student Niall Hannigan has been the voiceover on the ad – promoting an appearance by the Donegal Youth Orchestra and Donegal Youth Choir on RTE Junior Radio and Live Videocast at 2pm this Friday.
Organisers are hoping that schools throughout the county will tune in via digital radios and the internet to listen to their stunning performance of The Happy Prince.
The story, an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince, will be narrated by Little John Nee, the musical score will be conducted by Vincent Kennedy and performed by the Donegal Youth Orchestra and Donegal Youth Choir, both one of the performing groups of the Donegal VEC Music Education Partnership.
Ireland, and particularly Donegal is known for its creativity. Oscar Wilde, who wrote the beautiful story ‘The Happy Prince’, is one of Ireland’s most famous writers.
Donegal County Council Cultural Services decided that they wanted to write a new adaptation of this most special story but write it in a way that made best use of our creative strengths in Donegal, which include music, storytelling and performance.
The world premiere was performed in Donegal in April but now, with the support of RTE Jnr, the programme will be heard and seen nationwide.
You can listen to RTÉjr Radio on your digital radio, online at www.rte.ie/digitalradio/rtejr, on Saorview and on the RTÉ Radio Player online, on iPad or on your mobile device. There is also an education pack that can be downloaded in Irish and English to ehance the experience for the younger 7-12 age group.