- 26 Jun 20
"Our artists and crews have helped to bring beauty, solace, strength and a sense of belonging to people at this time of national and global crisis."
Season two of the brilliant Other Voices 'Courage' series continues next week, with musical guests The Murder Capital and Kodaline taking to the virtual stage on Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm.
The global response to the first two live streams of 'Courage' season two has been hugely impressive, with James Vincent McMorrow, and Lankum showcasing their talents.
90,000 people tuned in to watch RTÉ Choice Prize winners Lankum perform traditional folk tracks.
The Murder Capital released their debut album When I have Fears last year to critical and commercial acclaim both at home and internationally, earning a full five star review from The Guardian.
Produced by Flood (PJ Harvey, New Order, Foals) the album features all four singles from the band thus far, 'Feeling Fades', 'Green & Blue', 'Don't Cling To Life' and 'More Is Less'.
Following their biggest UK and European tour yet in early 2020 - selling out every show including their headliner at London’s The Electric Ballroom - the band have been working on their sophomore album.
On Tuesday, June 30 at 8pm, the post-punk rock band will join the 'Courage' stream from the Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse.
Beloved modern rock band Kodaline will play a set in Swords Castle on Thursday, June 2.
“We are delighted to present this second season of Other Voices Courage as part of the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic," Other Voices founder and director Philip King said.
"This is about bringing people together through music, and recognising the essential and powerful contribution that artists continue to make to our lives," King added.
"Our artists and crews have helped to bring beauty, solace, strength and a sense of belonging to people at this time of national and global crisis - is ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine."
Further performances will be streamed from Glenveagh National Park, The Crawford Gallery in Cork City along with the Guildhall in Derry, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, RTÉ and IMRO.
Catch the first series of 'Courage' on RTÉ Two on Thursdays at 11:30pm.