The Now by RTÉ Stage will feature Live Music & Performance | Spoken Word | Panel Discussions | Audio Cinema | Mick Flannery | Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls) | Colm Mac An Iomaire | Chris Watson (David Attenborough) | Women Pipers (Mná na bPíobaí) | RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One Audio Cinema | Headfoot featuring Colm Ó Cíosóig (My Bloody Valentine) | Beo ar Éigean | Mystery Train Live with John Kelly | Lux Alma I RTÉ Radio 1 Arena with Seán Rocks | Moe Dunford | Mod Set with Jacqui Carroll | Natalya O’Flaherty and much more
Plus RTÉ Concert Orchestra with guests (Glen Hansard, Saint Sister, Phelim Drew and more) play the music of Leonard Cohen
RTÉ has curated a special two-day programme for this year’s All Together Now Festival in Waterford, celebrating Irish culture and creativity. The ‘Now by RTÉ’ stage will be part of the All Curious Minds area, and will run Saturday and Sunday across the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The ‘Now by RTÉ’ stage will be located on the lawns of the Curraghmore Estate and will feature a wide variety of quality performances, panel discussions and interviews, curated especially for visitors to All Together Now.
Highlights from the weekend will be recorded for broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 and for streaming on the RTÉ Player. Here are 14 things to look forward to from RTÉ (Full schedule below):
A live performance from musician and composer, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, fresh from a sell-out Vicar Street show and the release of his celebrated new album.
Chris Watson, wildlife sound artist specialising in natural history, and life-long collaborator with David Attenborough, brings the audience on a very special underwater audio journey; followed by Q&A with Ella McSweeney
Mick Flannery performs songs from his new No.1 album as part of Simply Folk, presented by Ruth Smith. Also with Steo Wall, Niamh Farrell & Dónal Clancy.
Special Performance from Headfoot – Colm Ó Cíosóig (My Bloody Valentine). Rosie O’Reilly (We Are Islanders) and Barry Ryan (Loafing Heroes).
Live music from award-winning sound designer and RIOT performer, Alma Kelliher, performing as electro-folk solo artist, Lux Alma
Arena live discussion, hosted by Seán Rocks, with Irish actors Moe Dunford (Rosie), Jordanne Jones (Metal Heart), Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls) and Chris Walley & Alex Murphy (The Young Offenders)
Mystery Train live with John Kelly featuring special guests including Junior Brother.
Spoken word performances from Natalya O’Flahery and Sasha Terfous (Waterford)
Beo ar Éigean Podchraoladh é Beo, ar Éigean,ina gcloisimid triúr cairde, Áine, Sinéad, Siún agus aoi spesialta Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, ag caint ar réimse mór leathan ábhar, ina measc cairdeas, brú an tsaoil, botox, cultúr, náire, grá, gráin agus gáire! This is the first Irish-language podcast of this type from RTÉ, and it’s a bit like tuning in to a good gossip session amongst friends. Podcast Topic: The V word – how do you learn to love your vagina? This is a bilingual event.
Audio cinema featuring documentaries from the award-winning RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One team, includingThe Summer of Astral Weeks and Sin é: Jeff Buckley’s Irish Odyssey.
Jacqui Carroll presents a Mod Set, ‘Ready, Steady, Go! Live’, featuring 60s Beats and Grooves, with visuals.
Cohen Heads: Joe Duffy and playwright and novelist, John MacKenna in conversation about Leonard Cohen’s life and music
A rare performance from a Quintet of Women Pipers (Mná na bPíobaí) led by Louise Mulcahy, with archive visuals.
On the Main Stage (Saturday) the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will play the music of Leonard Cohen in the company of special guests which include Glen Hansard, Saint Sister, Phelim Drew and Javier Mas, Leonard Cohen’s classical guitarist.
And in the All Curious Minds Here tent on Saturday, RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy will host a The Young Offenders panel discussion with actors, Chris Walley and Alex Murphy and music from The Frank and Walters
*The Arena live panel discussion with Irish actors will be broadcast at 7pm on RTÉ Radio 1 on August Bank Holiday Monday. Highlights from RTÉ at All Together Now will also be streamed on the RTÉ Player from Wednesday 7th August. Full Festival Highlights will be available on rte.ie/Culture on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival.
The ‘Now by RTÉ’ stage is located in the All Curious Minds area, next to the All Curious Minds Here stage on the beautiful lawns of Curraghmore House.
Consistent with the festival’s focus on sustainability and with RTE’s own commitment to being a sustainable organisation, RTÉ will replant the trees which feature as part of the set design on the grounds of Curraghmore House estate after the festival.
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