Candlelight is bringing the excitement and adventure of the popular video game The Legend of Zelda to Dublin with a special concert that is sure to unlock cherished memories. Whether it’s the excitement of exploring Hyrule or the bittersweet feeling of saying goodbye, the game’s music tugs at the heartstrings and adds depth to the overall experience.
Coming to one of Dublin’s most historic locations, on Friday 14 July step into the magical and colourful world of the videogame, as you listen to the themes from Link’s Awakening, Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword among others.
The Legend of Zelda: An Innovative Video Game with Timeless Appeal
The Zelda series offers compelling gameplay that combines exploration, problem-solving and adventure, where players are immersed in a vast and open world filled with dungeons, quests and a rich storyline. With memorable characters like Link, Zelda and Ganon, the players can develop emotional connections with them as they witness their growth and development throughout the games.
Another component that’s helped the video game maintain its timeless appeal is without a doubt its music. It’s often regarded as one of the game’s most exceptional aspects due to its role in atmospheric enhancements and emotional impact. From 1986’s main theme to “Hyrule Field”, these melodies are not only catchy, but also evoke a sense of adventure and nostalgia.
The composer of the original series Koji Kondo was able to pack a high level of musical complexity in a few notes. For instance, the composition of the Ocarina of Time theme seamlessly waves together different musical elements, melodic motifs and rhythmic variations. Whereas, “Prelude of Majora’s Mask”, which starts off joyously, beautifully sets the stage for the looming threat that’s about to come reflected in “Termina Field”, creating a sense of urgency as time ticks away. The orchestration and arrangement of the music are meticulously crafted, creating a rich and layered sound that elevates these pieces to a higher artistic level.
On Friday, 14 July, get transported to the kingdom of Hyrule, as you listen to the lyrical music of the videogame performed by a formidable solo pianist at St Andrew’s Parish Church. The historic Roman Catholic church located in Westland Row will be completely transformed by a bright sea of candles, where you can live the full fan experience hearing Zelda tunes in a new light.
The memorable motifs of The Legend of Zelda stay with players long after they have finished the game. The music has become a beloved and recognizable piece in the Zelda franchise and there’s no better way of spending an evening than listening to the timeless compositions of Koji Kondo in a warm and relaxing setting.
Get ready for 60 minutes of adventure and nostalgia that only The Legend of Zelda music can unleash. Doors open 45 minutes prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted.