Jenny and Co rock Live at the Marquee

Jenny and Co rock Live at the Marquee

DJ Jenny Greene who performed with singer, Gemma Sugrue, and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at Live at the Marquee last night and Saturday night. Picture: Darragh Kane

THE soaring temperatures on Saturday went up a few degrees at Live at the Marquee as Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conducted by Gavin Murphy, took to the stage.

And the sold-out gig certainly didn't disappoint, and it was easy to see why a second show had to be added last night.

They were the standout act of Electric Picnic, and word soon spread of the fast-paced, action-packed show, from start to finish. 

Sinead Richards, Mallow, Laura Burke, Kanturk, Elaine O'Connell, Mallow, Hilliary Heffernan, Kanturk and Marie Cronin, Inniskeane before going to see Jenny Greene & the Rte Concert Orchestra performing at Live at the Marquee. Picture Darragh Kane
Sinead Richards, Mallow, Laura Burke, Kanturk, Elaine O'Connell, Mallow, Hilliary Heffernan, Kanturk and Marie Cronin, Inniskeane before going to see Jenny Greene & the Rte Concert Orchestra performing at Live at the Marquee. Picture Darragh Kane

During their rehearsal session at Electric Picnic, word went around that something special was on the way and by the time of the performance the tent was packed, with queues of people outside desperate to get in. They topped the list for many as the highlight of the weekend and for 7,000 plus who saw them over the last two nights have no doubt they will top the list for the Marquee this year.

The orchestra certainly played their part and it was obvious to see when they were voted the World’s Favourite Orchestra in an international poll in 2015.

Also on stage was Cork based singer, Gemma Sugrue, and if she is playing in a venue near you then be sure to drop in, you won't be disappointed.

The DJ, along with the 48 piece orchestra and vocals by Gemma, belted out a mix of 90s dance classics like you’ve never heard them before.

Christina Murphy, Riverstick and Líosa Horgan, Douglas before going to see Jenny Greene & the RTE Concert Orchestra performing at Live at the Marquee Cork. Picture Darragh Kane
Christina Murphy, Riverstick and Líosa Horgan, Douglas before going to see Jenny Greene & the RTE Concert Orchestra performing at Live at the Marquee Cork. Picture Darragh Kane

Numbers like, Rhythm is a Dancer, Children, Not Over Yet, Everybody’s Free and Insomnia had the packed tent on their feet for the night, with Jenny remarking at one stage that no-one appeared to be sitting. And she was right! Sitting was simply not an option.

Her fans, who ranged in age from teens right up to 60 plus, were there to have a good time and the party atmosphere prevailed from start to finish.

Have no doubt the party continued last night and if/when they return to Cork be sure they catch the show – you won't be disappointed. Ask anyone who was there Saturday or last night because they certainly weren't!

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