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05/08/21 - Ireland In Music - Featuring Donegal


Another chance to see the acclaimed

TV special celebrating music and Ireland


‘Ireland in Music’



7:30pm, Sunday 8th August.


Presented by TradFest Temple Bar in association with Born Optimistic


Artists include:

Clannad with Denise Chaila at The Poisoned Glen performing ‘In a lifetime, Rosie Carney at Malin Head performing ‘I dreamed I was the night’, as well as Jealousy of the Birds who filmed at Mamore Gap.



First broadcast on RTE television in December 2020, Ireland in Music was a huge hit with audiences across the country and around the world, broadcasting on 19 TV stations and generating over 5 million views across 41 countries.


Now, viewers will have another opportunity to see this outstanding TV special this Sunday, 8th August.


Top Irish musicians were filmed playing live in some of Ireland’s most iconic locations from the streets of Temple Bar to the Cliffs of Moher.  It features a range of wonderful artists including Clannad, Mundy, Lisa Hannigan, Sharon Shannon, Denise Chaila, Kila, The Hothouse Flowers, The Stunning, Wallis Bird, Saint Sister, Ailbhe Reddy, Rosie Carney, Mark Redmond, Jealous of the Birds, Tolu Makay & Delush.


Three performances have been filmed in County Donegal showcasing the beauty of The Poisoned Glen at the foot of Errigal Mountain in the Donegal Gaeltacht, Malin Head – Ireland’s most northerly point and the Signature Point on the Wild Atlantic Way, as well the incredible panorama stretching from the top of the Mamore Gap in the Inishowen Peninsula.


The purpose of Ireland in Music is simple - to showcase Ireland and our music at a time when tourists can’t come here and artists are unable to tour.


TradFest, which is run by the Temple Bar Company had to re-imagine the annual festival for these new and strange COVID-19 times. Ireland in Music was one of a number of ways the festival continued to connect artists and audiences over the past year. The one-hour music special, was filmed over summer 2020 by TradFest in association with Born Optimistic, with funding from The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports & Media, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, and the local authorities of Clare, Dublin, Donegal, Fingal, Meath & Westmeath and support from the OPW. This is a very special music project celebrating Ireland’s beauty and music.


TradFest is produced by The Temple Bar Company and with support from RTÉ, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and the local authorities of Clare, Donegal, Dublin, Fingal, Meath and Westmeath, the OPW, Novaerus Clean Air Technology.  Our TV & Streaming & production partner is Born Optimistic Productions.


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