The Trip to Tipp is back… again. “Féile Classical – The Live Album” will be released Fri, Nov 23, delivering musical memories of a nostalgia-laden night of fantastic music from Thurles, in 2018.

After a 21-year hiatus, the trip to Tipp made an electrifying return to Thurles as Féile Classical with two-sold out concerts on the hallowed grounds of Semple Stadium, in Sept 2018. The jam-packed concerts to over 20,000 people, were lauded as the gig-of-the-year by many who attended. Now this Black Friday, Nov 23, will see the release of “Féile Classical – The Live Album” just in time for Christmas.

The line-up consisted of the greats of the Irish 90s, The Stunning, An Emotional Fish, Something Happens, Hothouse Flowers, The 4 of Us and The Frank & Walters each performing their legendary hits in perfect harmony with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Féile Classical – The Live Album 2018 release

The Trip to Tipp is back! “Féile Classical – The Live Album” will be released Fri, Nov 23, delivering musical memories of a nostalgia-laden night of fantastic music from Thurles. Read more and buy the CD here - http://bit.ly/2KnnSKM

Publiée par IrishCentral.com sur Mercredi 21 novembre 2018

Speaking of the incredible reaction, MC of the concerts Tom Dunne, who’s band Something Happens performed at Féile ‘90, ‘91 and ’93, said:

“Hand on heart: I was humbled to have been part of something so special, it was a remarkable two days. People talk about ‘special events’ and ‘creating magic’, Féile Classical went beyond that, everyone involved gave it their all to create truly memorable performances. The connection with the audience was visceral, moving and real. It had the same energy as the early Féiles, people were too involved in the moment to want to watch it through their mobile phones. As one texter to my radio show said, I don’t want to move on from it, not yet, not for a while, that’s how I feel, and how the bands feel that way too.”

The cover art for "Feile Classical - The Live Album".

The cover art for "Feile Classical - The Live Album".

The ‘Féile Classical – The Live Album’ features band performances with the ICO of songs that were so well received at the concerts, the tracks have been mixed and mastered and will be released on two formats - CD and CD/DVD.

Fans can look forward to classics ‘After All’ by The Frank & Walters, ‘Parachute’ by Something Happens, ‘Mary’ by The 4 Of Us and many others. The brand-new recordings capture the same feel-good factor from those two magical nights in September and are a must-buy for anyone who attended their concerts or anyone who loves Irish music.

You can pre-order your “Féile Classical – The Live Album” here.

The Four of Us performing at Feile Classical.

The Four of Us performing at Feile Classical.

The “Féile Classical – The Live Album” track listing -

The Stunning & Irish Chamber Orchestra - ‘Brewing Up A Storm’
An Emotional Fish & Irish Chamber Orchestra - ‘Time is on the Wall’
Hothouse Flowers & Irish Chamber Orchestra - ‘Hallelujah Jordan’
The 4 Of Us & Irish Chamber Orchestra - ‘Washington Down’
The Frank & Walters & Irish Chamber Orchestra - ‘After All’
Something Happens & Irish Chamber Orchestra - ‘The Patience Business’
The Stunning &Irish Chamber Orchestra - ‘Half Past Two’
An Emotional Fish & Irish Chamber Orchestra - ‘Julian’
The Frank & Walters & Irish Chamber Orchestra - ‘This Is Not A Song’
The 4 of Us & Irish Chamber Orchestra - ‘Mary’
Hothouse Flowers & Irish Chamber Orchestra - ‘Don’t Go’
Something Happens & Irish Chamber Orchestra - ‘Parachute’

The second format on CD and DVD also being released on November 23rd features a DVD entitled ‘Féile 2018: The Backstory’ bursting at the seams with archival footage, out-takes from the iconic Féile TV, band interviews and footage of the original motley Féile gang of the 90s, Dustin the Turkey, Ray D’Arcy, Ian Dempsey and many more.

For more visit www.feileclassical.ie, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter or with the hashags #TheTriptoTippisback #FeileClassical.

After 21 years the Trip to Tipp is back! Buy the live album recorded at Feile Classical now!