Glaoch - The President's Call, which celebrates Irishness, Irish creativity and its reach and impact across the world through words and music, will be broadcast across RTÉ platforms this bank holiday weekend, and you can watch preview clips on RTÉ TEN.
On St Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17, in partnership with RTÉ and The Gathering Ireland 2013, President Higgins is inviting Irish people worldwide to share with him a celebration of an Irish culture of which we can all be proud.
At the President's invitation, some of Ireland's and the world's renowned writers, musicians and singers, as well as emerging artists, gathered at the home of the President of Ireland to make a special programme dedicated to Irish people worldwide.
The performances of all the artists were filmed in Áras an Uachtaráin, allowing viewers everywhere to experience the historic and beautiful home of the Presidents of Ireland.
Glaoch - The President's Call will be broadcast worldwide at 9:30pm GMT on March 17 on RTE.ie, RTÉ News Now and RTÉ YouTube and on March 18 on RTÉ One, RTÉ Two and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra - see full worldwide broadcast details below.
Watch a Glaoch preview clip of Séamus Heaney here.
Watch a Glaoch preview clip of Imelda May and Darrel Higham here.
Watch a Glaoch preview clip of The Script here.
For more on the Glaoch line-up, click here.
Speaking about the project, President Higgins said: "I am very grateful to all the artists who responded so positively to my invitation to be part of this worldwide call to Irish people to celebrate an Irishness of which we can all be proud. I am very pleased that RTÉ and The Gathering 2013 agreed to be partners in this important initiative.
"Throughout our history, literature, music and art have been a source of great strength, have helped us cope with adversity, have not only soothed the loss which they described so well but also opened the space for new possibilities of renewal and change and created joy. I hope the programme will encourage Irish people everywhere to engage with the valuable resource that is our culture, to look to our creative possibilities and to project our Irishness into the world in the positive way that has been the achievement of our artists and cultural workers."
Glaoch Broadcast Schedule:
Glaoch - The President's Call will be premiered to audiences worldwide at 9:30pm (UTC/GMT) on St Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17, 2013 on: www.rte.ie, RTÉ News Now and www.youtube.com/rte
London, 9:30pm (GMT), St Patrick's Day, 2013
New York, 4:30pm (-5 GMT), St Patrick's Day, 2013
Sydney, 8:30am (+10 GMT), March 18 2013
Dublin, 9:30pm (GMT), St Patrick's Day, 2013
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RTÉ One, Monday, March 18, 6:30pm
RTÉ Two, Monday, March 18, 11:05pm
RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday, March 17, 9:00pm - South Wind Blows preview
RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, Monday, March 18, 11:05pm
Listeners can tune into RTÉ Radio 1 Extra on digital radio, online and on UPC channel 940.
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