RTÉ to celebrate the best of Irish music

For the fourth year running, RTÉ Big Music Week will be celebrating the very best of home-grown musical talent.

The event, during the first week of October, will bring live performance to audiences across Ireland and all over the world, on radio, on television, and online.

The RTÉ Big Music Week Train will visit a number of venues and locations, featuring live performances by artists like Christy Moore, Kodaline, Paul Brady, Damien Dempsey, Lumiere, Julie Feeney, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and more.

The John Murray Show on RTÉ Radio 1 will open celebrations on Monday morning, bringing a special live performance from Connolly Station with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Kodaline, Damien Dempsey, Luka Bloom, the Artane Band and the Bugle Babes as well as a special one-off session with Christy Moore later in the week.

The John Creedon Show, also on RTÉ Radio 1, will be live on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, broadcasting concerts from the Theatre Royal in Waterford, the INEC in Killarney and Matt Molloy’s pub in Westport, Co Mayo, with exclusive performances from Eleanor McEvoy, Lumiere, Sharon Shannon and Mundy.

Wednesday morning sees 2fm’s Ryan Tubridy in Limerick for a live show with Hermitage Green, who stop by for a session in the station.

The RTÉ Big Music Week Train takes to the tracks on Monday, 30th September, marking the official launch of RTÉ Big Music Week, which concludes on Saturday 5th October in Vicar St, Dublin.

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