To mark the historic occasion of the first State Visit by the President of Ireland to the United Kingdom, Ceiliúradh (Celebration), a special evening of music, spoken word and dance is taking place in the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 10 April, 2014. The event will feature artists from Ireland and the United Kingdom and will be broadcast on RTÉ ONE and live on the RTÉ Player.
The concert takes its inspiration from the Irish session where each artist contributes towards the creation of a unique and intimate evening.
The strong line up of artists to perform in the presence of President Higgins include Imelda May, The Gloaming, Paul Brady, Lisa Hannigan, Glen Hansard, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, The West Ocean Quartet, Joseph O'Connor and Fiona Shaw. Some surprise guests are promised.
Dermot O'Leary will present the event.
The event will be streamed LIVE on the RTÉ Player Thursday 10 April from 8:25pm Irish time - available here: http://www.rte.ie/player/
RTÉ ONE, Thursday 10 April 2014, 22.15pm