Beautiful Limerick locations celebrated in new Irish music TV show ‘Ireland in Music’ Part 2

  • Skippers Alley and Edwina Guckina, Ireland in Music, Adare Manor. (Pic by Ro)
Skippers Alley and Edwina Guckina, Ireland in Music, Adare Manor. (Image by Ro)

Performances filmed in well known Limerick locations to feature in both the TV show and additional extras available on RTÉ Player.

Skippers Alley and Edwina Guckian perform The Geese In The Bag at Adare Manor (TV show) and Shiv’s rendition of Where You Are at King John's Castle (RTÉ Player).

Other artists in the stellar line up for the TV show of established and emerging talent include:

Imelda May, Damien Dempsey, Stephen Rea, Tolü Makay, Strange Boy with Hothouse Flowers, Villagers and Irish Women In Harmony featuring Aimee, Erica Coady, Felispeaks and RuthAnne, Dark Tropics, Moxie, Niamh Regan, Louise Mulcahy, , Enda Gallery and Clare Sands, When Young, Willzee and Luka Bloom, David Donohue and Adrian Crowley with Jon O'Connell, and Wyvern Lingo.

An all-Ireland TV special, the performances, which were filmed during Summer 2021, take place at hallmark locations of Ireland’s identity; from the charming streets of Temple Bar, Dublin to the rugged peninsula at St. John’s Point, Donegal, Navan Fort, Armagh, to the grand Adare Manor, Co. Limerick. The lineup and setting of this awe-inspiring series encapsulate a contemporary Ireland through the medium of music and performance art.

This stunning new TV special will showcase two beautiful Limerick locations where artists were filmed last summer. Skippers Alley & Edwina Guckian perform The Geese In The Bag in the grounds of the stunning Adare Manor which will be part of the RTE TV show to air on 18th April, while Shiv’s gorgeous rendition of Where You Are at the historic King John's Castle will be available on RTÉ Player from 18th April.

“The heart of the nation beats the sounding drum as TradFest once again presents the power, beauty, and joy of Irish culture to a global audience. I invite you all to be part of this celebration of our island’s identity through this event, which has become a shining beacon for Irish ceol, filíocht agus scéal”, said Catherine Martin Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

As Ireland and the world heals from the hardship of the last two years, Ireland in Music Part 2 invites viewers to collectively celebrate the vibrancy and excellence of our art, the beauty of our landscapes and the resilience of our spirit.

We are delighted to be bringing Ireland and its rich expression of identity center stage globally with the relaunch of our music series, Ireland in Music. After the challenging few years gone by, it’s important that we platform the purveyors of our culture, as well as proudly showcase to the world what Ireland has been up to, and what awaits them here, said Martin Harte, CEO of the Temple Bar Company.

Ireland In Music Enriching International Audiences

With a total global viewership of 5 million, Ireland in Music Part 1 was a massive hit with audiences when first broadcast as a one-hour TV show on RTE 1 last year. It has since become an international hit broadcast on TV stations across 41 countries around the world and in 2022 has grown into 6-part TV show for global distribution. The international version features groundbreaking acts including, Ailbhe Reddy, Xona, Stockton’s Wing and Emma Langford, Samantha Mumba, Brídín, Cathy Jordan and many more.

“Music is a fundamental part of contemporary Irish culture and a really important component of the holiday experience here for our overseas visitors. Tourism Ireland was therefore delighted to support the 'Ireland in Music' series, showcasing some of our emerging and well-known artists against the backdrop of our spectacular landscapes to a global audience. The series has been airing this month in the United States, highlighting our music and our scenery to millions of viewers in this important market for Irish tourism”, said Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland.

Ireland in Music Part 2 is currently enjoying significant international success, with several TV broadcasts during the St. Patrick’s Day period 2022 across Australia on SPS and in the United States on New York PBS station WLIW21 and the arts and culture streaming app and TV channel ALL ARTS.

“We are delighted to bring the sights and sounds of Ireland to audiences in the United States,” said Diane Masciale, Co-Executive in charge of ALL ARTS. "As a free streaming platform dedicated to arts and culture, our mission at ALL ARTS is to be a destination for viewers to discover new artists and art forms and to enrich our communities through the transformative power of art.”

There is also an extended version of Ireland in Music on the RTÉ player featuring a host of Irish artists.

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