RNCM Session Orchestra
RNCM Theatre, 29 October 2016
There was a new wrinkle this time out, the evening beginning with a support act, a band called Wanderlust.
They had a bold and beautiful sound, a front-woman to match in the shape of a young woman named Eirianna.
Some twenty three songs were performed by the RNCM Session Orchestra when they got to the stage. They included a diverse range of classics, to illustrate: ‘Take Me to the River’ by Al Green, The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ and (the last song) ‘We Are Family’ by Sister Sledge. Hannah Corcoran played a wonderful flute solo on one song.
It wasn’t profound or life-changing, let’s be clear on that score; for that you could do worse than read Hannah Arendt’s ‘We Refugees’, an article first published in 1943. But the concert was very enjoyable and entertaining, which was enough.