Ceiliúradh – A Celebration
Ceiliúradh (Celebration), a special evening of music, spoken word and dance,featuring artists from Ireland and the United Kingdom, will take place in the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 10th April, 2014 to mark the historic occasion of the first State Visit by the President of Ireland to the United Kingdom. The event will be broadcast live on the RTÉ Player at 20.25pm GMT.
The concert takes its inspiration from the Irish session where each artist contributes towards the creation of a unique and intimate evening. The strong line up of artists to perform in the presence of the President Higgins include Imelda May, The Gloaming, Paul Brady, Lisa Hannigan, Glen Hansard, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, The West Ocean Quartet, Joseph O’Connor and Fiona Shaw. Some surprise guests are promised.
The house band will include acclaimed musicians Liam Bradley, John Carty, Anthony Drennan, Graham Henderson, Dónal Lunny, Mike McGoldrick, Paul Moore, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Máirtín O’Connor and Brendan Power.
The concert will also be broadcast on RTÉ One Television at 10:15pm later that night.