RTÉ rolls into Westport for Big Music Week
RTÉ Big Music Week, a week-long celebration of the best of Irish music, starts this Monday, September 30. The event is dedicated bringing live performance to audiences across Ireland and all over the world – on radio, on television, online and on mobile. This year, in partnership with Irish Rail, Big Music Week is covering the breadth of the country, stopping off in Mayo on Wednesday and Thursday next week, October 2 and 3.
The RTÉ Big Music Week train will be greeted at Westport station from 7.20pm by the Clew Bay Pipe Band, accompanied by young local musicians. This event is free, and everyone is invited to go along and join in.
From 8pm, in Matt Molloy’s Pub in Westport, Sharon Shannon, Mundy, Matt Molloy, Laoise Kelly and lots of local talented musicians will be playing a one-off free gig, broadcast live on the John Creedon Show on RTÉ Radio 1. All are welcome to drop by to catch this very special session.
The next morning (Thursday), Marty in the Morning on RTÉ lyric fm will be broadcasting live from Westport Train Station from 7am. Marty will catch up with Declan O’Rourke, Brendan Graham, Laoise Kelly and more for wonderful live music – again, all are welcome to drop down to this live broadcast.
Speaking about RTÉ Big Music Week, Kathryn Thomas, who will be on the train throughout the week, said “I can’t wait to jump on board the RTÉ Big Music Week train - there is an incredible line-up of Irish talent performing right across the week and all around Ireland offering loads of opportunities to come along and enjoy the magic of live music.”
For more information, visit www.rte.ie/bigmusicweek.