Sketch of Lyric FM garden designed by Paul Martin.
The RTÉ Lyric FM garden designed by Paul Martin, called ‘Summertime and The Listening is Easy’, has been awarded one of six gold medals for show gardens at this year’s Bloom. On the design, Martin says ‘The garden is an artists’ retreat with areas to compose and listen to music. Comprised of many interlocking circles; one a pavilion, another an area for artists to perform and another with cut Donegal stone to sit and enjoy the music. The planting in the garden reflects lyric’s corporate colours with a colour scheme of purples and lilacs and creams, under majestic hazel trees. Sculptures appear throughout the garden, placed in the planting.’
This is the second year that RTÉ lyric fm has presented a show garden at Bloom. As well as viewing the garden, visitors are invited to enjoy the live music being put on by Lyric FM over the weekend in their garden.
The Lyric FM live line-up at Bloom for the weekend is as follows:
Friday 1 June
11:00-11:30 Vocal Ensemble: 4 in a Bar. Ireland’s leading male voice harmony group
13:00-13:30 Vocal Ensemble: 4 in a Bar
15:00-15:30 Chatham Saxophone Quartet will perform a range of music from saxophone quartet repertoire to new contemporary works.
Saturday 2 June
11:00-11:30 SaxSisters: Ireland’s only all-female saxophone quartet.
15:00-15:30 Ensemble Jasmine perform a colourful collection of tunes old and new.
Sunday 3 June
11:00 & 15:00 Burren Brass Quintet: performing jazz and classical repertoire.
Presenter of Liz Nolan’s Classic Drive joins us on Sunday afternoon.
Monday 4 June
11:00-11:30 Chatham Saxophone Quartet
13:00 & 15:00 Gyspi Swing. An up tempo and dynamic sound inspired by Django Reinhardt’s ‘Jazz Manouche’
Published on 1 June 2012