The RTÉ Concert Orchestra is starting a brilliant new Bank Holiday tradition on Monday 6 May, with the first of the Strings Attached sessions on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ Player.

Listen to Strings Attached: Villagers with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra below:

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The RTÉ CO will be inviting top musical talent to work with the orchestra - kicking the series off in style is one of the country’s most original songwriters, Conor O’Brien of Villagers.

Conor joins the RTÉ CO and conductor Gavin Murphy for unique renditions of Villagers favourites Courage, Trick of the Light, Sweet Saviour, The Waves and more, as well as a chat with presenter Philip King.

Listen to Villagers with Strings Attached on RTÉ Radio 1 here.