- 14 Jul 20
Bands are coming together across the country in support of Minding Creative Minds and the Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST) Hardship Fund.
RTÉ2, RTÉ 2FM, and RTÉ Player will broadcast Songs from An Empty Room on Saturday, July 25 to treat viewers at home to performances from some of Ireland's best live acts.
The event promises over two hours of top-class musical talent hosted in much-loved venues around the country, including The Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Cyprus Avenue in Cork, Dolan’s in Limerick, INEC in Killarney and Galway’s Roisin Dubh.
Presented by Eoghan McDermott and Jenny Greene, the brilliant acts featured include; Aimée, Denise Chaila, Eve Belle, Fia Moon, Gavin James, Jafaris, James Vincent McMorrow, Lisa McHugh, Lyra, Mother DJs, Noel Hogan (The Cranberries) with Danny O’Reilly (The Coronas), Picture This, Sorcha Richardson, Soulé, The Academic, The Blizzards, The Coronas and The Stunning.
The one-off live music extravaganza will broadcast from 8.30pm-10.45pm on RTÉ2, will also air on RTÉ 2FM, and will be streaming live and on-demand on RTÉ Player.
Eoghan McDermott and Jenny Greene will be interviewing a number of the featured artists in The Olympia Theatre, and other performances will take place in various famous live music events across the country.
The event is produced by EPIC - Event Production Industry Covid-19 Working Group - a cross-event working group representing the Live Events Sector formed to help the industry during the current crisis.
The one-of-a-kind broadcast will also feature footage from behind-the-scenes in Ireland’s event industry, with a focus on the people whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The biggest music TV show in Ireland, ever, maybe! SONGS FROM AN EMPTY ROOM, @RTE2 @RTE2fm @RTEplayer Saturday July 25, from 8.30pm from @olympiatheatre @CyprusAveCork @mydolans @GlenINECArena @roisindubhpub All for @MindingCreative & @AIST_News https://t.co/q0i1gL3xvW pic.twitter.com/LInoEjAvfj
— EPIC WORKING GROUP (@Epic2020_Group) July 14, 2020