The St Patrick’s Festival have announced ‘Equivalent Exchange’, a collaborative evening of music with DJ and composer Kormac, The Irish Chamber Orchestra and special guests in Vicar Street on Sunday 18th March 2018.

Over 30 musicians will take part on the night including Kormac’s Big Band, Irish Sierra Leonean singer Loah, conductor and composer Eimear Noone and many more to be announced.

“The principle of Equivalent Exchange states that in order to gain something new you must first sacrifice something of equal value. I’ve applied this to my own writing process, forgoing my usual way of working but also in how I’m working with the artists I’m collaborating with for the show, bringing them songs and ideas at an earlier stage than I normally would. In this way, I’m giving up my usual level of control over the songwriting, allowing the collaboration to develop something completely new. It has also been a dream of mine for years to write an album’s worth of material for an orchestra and I’m so delighted I’ve been given the opportunity to actually do it. I’ve been working on this for the last 18 months and can’t wait to perform the full show with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, my big band and so many of the country’s leading vocalists, musicians and artists at St. Patrick’s Festival 2018.” – Kormac

Tickets for Equivalent Exchange priced at €24+ go on sale this Friday December 8th from

Posted on December 5th, 2017


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Next Friday December 2nd, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the award-winning LA-based Irish video games music composer and conductor Eimear Noone will collaborate for the very first time to perform a selection of video game tracks and classical music hits from well-known titles like World of Warcraft, Resident Evil, Skyrim, Final Fantasy, Advent Rising and Tetris.

Noone, who is known for her work as a video games composer for  games like Heroes of The Storm, StarCraft II, Metal Gear Solid, Hearthstone, Overwatch and the BAFTA nominated score to Diablo III, says that ‘this is the first concert of its kind anywhere in the world and one I am tremendously excited about’.

Guest artists on the night include singers Sibéal Ní Chasaide (Warlords of Draeno – Malach, Angel Messenger) and Sarah Shine (Tetris Opera and Advent Rising), along with New Dublin Voices and Mornington Singers.

Tickets are available from €20 from National Concert Hall.

If you’d like to win tickets to see the show, email [email protected] before next Tuesday.


COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man
HOLST Mars, the Bringer of War from The Planets
KOTA SUZUKI Wesker Battle from Resident Evil
DEBUSSY arr. Stokowski Claire de Lune (featured in The Evil Within)
MOZART ‘Confutatis Maledictis’ from Requiem
STRAVINSKY Finale from The Firebird
MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain (featured in Kingdom Hearts)
YOKO SHIMOMURA arr. Kaoru Wada Kingdom Hearts
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, 4th movement, Thunderstorm
EIMEAR NOONE Malach from World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
NOBUO UEMATSU Liberi Fatali from Final Fantasy 8
TRAD arr. Greg Cox Tetris Opera (Korobeiniki)
ORFF ‘O Fortuna’ from Carmina Burana

Posted on November 24th, 2016


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