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Music stars amid famous historic landmarks for RTÉ


Music stars amid famous historic landmarks for RTÉ

In a brand new four-part series, Anam – Songs for Hearts & Mindstakes viewers on a memorable musical adventure.

The series, began on Thursday, November 2nd at 11 pm on RTÉ2 and integrated inspiring live performances with the beauty of Ireland’s remarkable historic landmarks. The first episode is currently available on the RTÉ Player.

Produced in partnership with Other Voices and the Office of Public Works, the series kicks off in Cahir Castle, Co. Tipperary, with intimate performances by songwriters Lisa Hannigan, Paul Noonan, and Gemma Hayes who will come together to perform some stripped-back classics, cherished covers and unreleased gems.

As well as Cahir Castle, the series visits the Blasket Centre in Dunquin, close to Other Voices’ spiritual home of Dingle in West Kerry. In later episodes, performances are held in Kildare’s majestic Castletown House, Ireland’s first and largest Palladian-style house, and Desmond Castle in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.

The series celebrates what’s about to happen musically in Ireland with exciting debuts from emerging Irish talents, including singer-songwriter Nell Mescal, bedroom pop-star Ezra Williams, and alt-folk act Kingfishr.

Viewers will also enjoy performances from Cormac Begley, Anna Mieke, Ye Vagabonds, and others. The second episode airs this coming Thursday, November 9th, on RTÉ 2.

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