UPDATE: video from the event
Bryan Ferry will open the TV broadcast of the Titanic Commemoration BBC2 TV show from Belfast on Saturday 14th April at 8:30 pm. He will perform ‘Song To The Siren’ with his band and the Ulster Orchestra. Song To The Siren appears on Bryan Ferry’s album Olympia (2010). Available on iTunes (UK / US).
John Humphrys marks the centenary of the sinking of RMS Titanic in a live show from Belfast’s Waterfront Hall, in which music and documentary footage are used to tell the story of the ill-fated liner. Imelda Staunton and Simon Callow read material drawn from survivors’ accounts and newspaper reports from 1912, while musician and radio host Jamie Cullum explores the importance of music on board the ship. Also includes performances by Bryan Ferry, Joss Stone, Nicola Benedetti, Alfie Boe, Charlie Siem, Maverick Sabre, the Ulster Orchestra, and the debut of Titanic Drums, an original composition featuring 100 traditional drummers from across Ireland.