RTÉ Player has launched a new on-demand Culture collection, offering an eclectic mix of documentaries and performances from the worlds of music, arts, film & TV and literature.
Highlights include the award winning documentary Man on Bridge and Danny Boy – The Ballad that Bewitched the World, to performances from the Wide Open Opera company’s innovative production of The Barber of Seville, and highlights from this year's Electric Picnic, including DJ Jenny Greene’s already legendary performance with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
Currently featuring over forty pieces of content, the new on-demand Culture collection will be continuously added to over the coming weeks and months.
Culture on-demand highlights this month include:
John Kelly interviews the most inventive creative figures in culture today. Their work questions society, politics and accepted ideas, taking the arts into exciting, new territory. Interviewees include novelist Kevin Barry, musician Glen Hansard, painter Sean Scully and performance artist Marina Abramović (pictured).
John Sheahan: A Dubliner is a revealing and beautifully made portrait of a man who was an integral part of the national institution that is The Dubliners.
A new production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia from Dublin’s innovative opera company Wide Open Area, conducted by Fergus Sheil and recorded at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin in April this year.
This acclaimed documentary tells the extraordinary story of Dublin’s legendary street photographer, Arthur Fields, who left a lasting impression on the lives of many Irish families and the fabric of the city itself.
Danny Boy – The Ballad That Bewitched the World
Celebrating a ballad that is over 100 years old, this documentary unravels the enigma behind the song’s astonishing success and shows how the tune played a part in some of the key historical moments of the last century. With contributors including Gabriel Byrne, Barry McGuigan and Jim Sheridan, the documentary also reveals vivid archive footage of world-renowned artists including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jackie Wilson and Harry Belafonte singing Danny Boy.