Féile Róise Rua, in partnership with Other Voices, returns this Thursday 19th May with an unmissable live stream from the island of Árainn Mhór off Co Donegal.
Féile Róise Rua was established in 2018 as a voluntary community festival to revive the tradition of local music and song on the island, in particular the music of local singer and song collector Róise Rua.
Thursday’s live event, hosted by Brían MacGloinn of Ye Vagabonds and pioneering Celtic musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, will feature songs and stories from some of Ireland’s top artists including Helen Diamond, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Jimmy Canavan, Saileog Ní Cheannabháin, Seosamh O Neachtain and Suite.
Taking place at Early’s Bar, a historic musical pub on the island of Árainn Mhór, viewers will feel like they are in an intimate musical session with these guests as they sing, play and interact with the audience.
IrishCentral is delighted to partner with Féile Róise Rua and Other Voices to bring you this livestream event on Thursday, May 19 at 8pm Irish time / 3pm EST, right here on IrishCentral and more on our Irish Central Facebook Page:
Brían Mac Gloinn of Ye Vagabonds said ahead of Thursday’s event: “While the last two years have left us with a void of live music on the island, we have been so lucky to find an opportunity to connect with people from around the world. around the world thanks to our collaboration with Other Voices.
“We are extremely excited to welcome visitors to the island again in May, while inviting people from around the world to join our live stream session again on Thursday, May 19.”
Philip King, Founder of Other Voices, said: “At Other Voices, we are all delighted to deepen and strengthen the relationship with Féile Róise Rua.
“The Féile this year will be so special as the Isle of Arranmore will host a brilliant gathering of singers and welcome an audience to listen to them and experience the magic of being enveloped in the warm cocoon of a song.”
As part of the live broadcast, the Féile Róise Rua community hopes to raise funds for the local community center which is at the heart of life on the island, as well as for Gemma’s Legacy for Hope, a charity supporting mental health services in North West Donegal. You can donate online here.
The festival is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Foras na Gaeilge, Ealaín na Gaeltachta Donegal County Council and Three Ireland.