RTÉ is to transform Dublin Castle for a Culture Night centenary special, with programming across lyric fm and Radio 1..
The shows will be presented by RTÉ in partnership with the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, Dublin City Council and The Office of Public Works. The broadcaster will be filling its historic rooms and outdoor spaces with live music, theatre and spoken words.
RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena will be broadcasting live from Dublin Castle with Sean Rocks from 7-10pm on the night of September 16th. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be joined by a host of guests from the worlds of music, theatre, comedy, poetry and literature, including Little Green Cars, Blind Boy Boat Club, Barry McGovern, Lisa O’Neill, Alison Spittle, Loah, Laureate of Fiction Anne Enright, Opera Theatre Company and many more.
And RTÉ lyric fm will broadcast The Purple Vespertine live in association with Music Network from 10pm, with Ellen Cranitch and Carl Corcoran.
Announcing the programme, Lorelei Harris, RTÉ’s Head of Arts/Cultural Strategy said, “This is RTÉ’s most ambitious Culture Night to date. As part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme and in partnership with Dublin City Council and The Office of Public Works, we are able to mark this centenary year with a very special and eclectic programme of music, theatre, talks, screenings and workshops for all the family. The quality of those performing, talking and hosting these events means that whether you are in Dublin Castle, listening on RTÉ Radio 1 or accessing online you will enjoy a wonderful cultural programme which is entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking and, hopefully, inspiring and memorable”.