Ceiliúradh – A Celebration
Live on RTÉ Player, RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ Radio Player & available Internationally
Thursday 10th April 2014
Live on http://www.rte.ie/player, RTÉ Radio 1, www.rte.ie/radioplayer
Highlights on RTÉ One television at 10:15 pm
Ceiliúradh (Celebration), a special evening of music, spoken word and dance,featuring artists from Ireland and the United Kingdom, will take place in the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 10th April, 2014 to mark the historic occasion of the first State Visit by the President of Ireland to the United Kingdom. The event will be broadcast live on the RTÉ Player at 20.25pm GMT and will also be live on RTÉ Radio 1 with John Creedon coming from inside the Royal Albert Hall from 8pm to 10.15pm. In addition television coverage of the event will be broadcast on RTÉ One at 10.15pm
The concert takes its inspiration from the Irish session where each artist contributes towards the creation of a unique and intimate evening. The strong line up of artists to perform in the presence of the President Higgins include Imelda May, The Gloaming, Paul Brady, Lisa Hannigan, Glen Hansard, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, The West Ocean Quartet, Joseph O’Connor and Fiona Shaw. Some surprise guests are promised.
The house band will include acclaimed musicians Liam Bradley, John Carty, Anthony Drennan, Graham Henderson, Dónal Lunny, Mike McGoldrick, Paul Moore, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Máirtín O’Connor and Brendan Power.