WATCH: Trim Brass Band's musical tribute to frontline workers
Trim Brass Band honoured front-line workers on Sunday and a film of their performance has since gone viral.
The band, which is just two years old, performed a wonderful arrangement of Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' with singers from Trim Musical Society, against the stunning backdrop of Trim Castle.
A call had gone out to the nation to honour front line workers and the Trim band decided to step up, and with the help of Helen McHugh, recruited members of Trim Musical Society to sing with lyrics written especially for the occasion by Catherine Anne Cullen, Poetry Ireland's Poet in Residence. The music was arranged by Sean Lynch.
The perrformance took place after President Michael D Higgins addressed the nation at 6pm on Sunday evening.
The event was filmed and included spectacular drone footage by Eoin Kenny and when it was uploaded to the internet, it had 14,000 hits in just 24 hours.
“We are just two years old and we had been practising in the Meath Opportunity for Training building, thanks to Dathai O'Brien,” says Sean Lynch.
“As the country was emerging from lockdown, everybody starting asking when do we start up again, so we decided to meet and practice in the carpark, observing social distancing.
“That was when we decided to honour the front line works and the idea took off. It was all arranged in just seven days”.
Sean says they are inviting new members to join them and they will be taught to read music and play an instrument.
“Come along and experience the fellowship, comraderie and enjoyment of playing music together.”
Anyone who wants to join can cotact the band at email@example.com or on their Facebok page.
You can watch the video below edited by Shane Monaghan.