Other Voices is presenting a new series that will beam musical performances directly into homes across the nation, from a number of iconic cultural locations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Courage will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights and will be made available online worldwide, free of charge, with the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Intel and RTÉ - you can watch the concerts here on RTÉ Culture, and also on RTÉ2, RTÉ Radio 1 and the RTÉ Player.

Live streams start this Thursday 23 April and can be watched worldwide on Facebook Live, YouTube and RTÉ.ie with Carlow natives and RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards winners Ye Vagabonds performing.

Courage will also be shown on RTÉ2 from the 7th of May every Thursday at 23:30, and be available via the RTÉ Player following each live stream.

"We know culture plays a hugely positive role in our collective wellbeing," said Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan. "The performances that will take place during the Courage programme are sure to raise plenty of spirits and can be enjoyed as people stay at home."