This bank holiday Monday RTÉ 2fm will be playing nothing but Irish music throughout the day.
From Horslips, U2 and The Waterboys to homegrown stars like Hozier, Delorentos, The Academic, Walking On Cars and Kodaline all day from 6am on Early Breakfast with Lottie Ryan. She’ll also have an interview with Hozier and feature a number of tracks.
Between 2pm and 4pm, Dave Fanning takes on young Paddy McKenna of Weekenders to see which one of them can deliver the best Irish tunes of all time.
The all-Irish playlist of the day will be compiled in conjunction with Hot Press magazine based on listener’s and reader’s votes.
Director of Music & Sound at RTÉ 2fm, Mark McCabe, says: “This is such an exciting time for Irish music. Irish bands are gaining fans in greater numbers and reaching markets further than ever before. 2fm is a massive supporter of Irish music and we continue to be committed to breaking new Irish talent onto the international stage. This bank holiday Monday, 2fm will give Irish artists – past, present and future – the recognition they deserve.”