The ceilings of Christ Church Cathedral were lit to impress as the audience took their seats before Trinity Orchestra entered on stage. The performance of Pink Floyd’s complete eighth studio album, ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, as part of the 10 Days in Dublin Festival was launched with the familiar anthem Shine on You Crazy Diamond. In the next hour, with jingling samples from Money echoing around church columns and Brain Damage‘s celebrated lyrics “I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon” swelling with orchestral harmonies, the atmosphere was certainly one to be appreciated.
Many thanks to the staff at 10 Days in Dublin and festival co-ordinators for the huge amount of work put into the organisational aspect of this performance. Also, thanks to the the staff at Christ Church Cathedral, players, band members, technical volunteers, sound and visuals crews, arranger James O’Leary and conductor Eamonn Bell. A special thanks to Tom Speers, Callum Swift and DU Film Society for filming the event, and photographers Andrew Nuding and Tara Thomas. We’re sure that all their work contributed towards making this such a successful concert.