Irish music live from Féile Róise Rua and Other Voices May 15



Féile Róise Rua returns with an online festival schedule this year, including a live broadcast of Árainn Mhór in partnership with Other Voices on Saturday, May 15.

Féile Róise Rua was established in 2018 as a voluntary community festival to revive the local musical and sung tradition on the island, in particular the music of singer and song collector Róise Rua.

This year’s festival, broadcast live from the Glen Hotel on the Isle of Arranmore off the coast of County Donegal, will feature exclusive performances by some of the best Irish and Scottish artists including Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Steve Cooney , Nia Byrne, Thomas McCarthy, Brian Danny Minnie, Anna Bean Uí Ghallachóir, Brìghde Chaimbeul, Griogair Labhruidh and Radie Peat (Lankum).

IrishCentral is delighted to partner again with Other Voices to bring you this one-of-a-kind live stream of Irish music here on IrishCentral and on our IrishCentral Facebook page on Saturday May 15 at 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. EST.

Viewers can expect to feel like they are witnessing an intimate music session with these guests as they sing, play, and interact with the audience throughout the live broadcast.

The stream will be hosted by Brian Mac Gloinn of Ye Vagabonds and there will be new footage of musician and documentary filmmaker Myles O’Reilly as he spends time on the island heading into the weekend.

Viewers will feel like they’ve traveled to Árainn Mhór to be a part of the festival, including a live online singing session, dance workshops, singing workshops, and even a grumpy-making workshop.

As part of the live broadcast, the Féile Róise Rua community also hopes to raise funds for the local community center which is central to life on the island and has been hit hard by the restrictions related to the pandemic, causing d ‘huge loss of income.

Philip King, Founder of Other Voices, said: “It is just a pleasure for all of us at Other Voices to partner with Féile Róise Rua and help give a glimpse of this magical place to the world.

“As John Berger says, ‘Songs can express the inner experience of being and becoming’ and to Féile Róise Rua on the Isle of Arranmore with songs and chants, tradition, translation and transmission at the heart of the festival, that’s exactly what is happening. “

Brian Mac Gloinn from Ye Vagabonds and a member of the Féile Róise Rua team will lead the sessions and said: “Between musicians and listeners, songs and tunes have their own space in the air, in our collective voices and in our imaginations.

“On May 15, during the live broadcast of Féile Róise Rua, I look forward to sharing this space on the island, through our online connections, with a brilliant gathering of musicians and audiences from all over the world.”

Aislinn O’Connor, Marketing Director UK & Ireland at Three, said: “At Three Ireland we are delighted to be able to bring connectivity to the Isle of Arranmore again – this time providing the most network. fast from Ireland at the Féile Róise Rua music and song festival. in association with Other Voices. So sit back, relax and crank up the volume for what promises to be an unforgettable weekend of live Irish music. ‘

The festival is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Foras na Gaeilge, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Donegal County Council and Three Ireland.

The special event will be broadcast live via Féile Róise Rua and Other Voices on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube on Saturday, May 15 at 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. EST.

You can get ready for Saturday’s live streaming event with this Spotify playlist:

You can read more about Other Voices on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. You can find out more about Féile Róise Rua on his website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.



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