Irish singer-songwriter Aimée has spoken about her nerves ahead of her performance on RTÉ's Songs From An Empty Room on Saturday night as it is the first time she has been on stage since New Year's Eve.

Speaking on 2FM Breakfast with Doireann & Eoghan the Dublin-born singer revealed that she feels like she is coming out of retirement, but is happy to do so for something "so important".

Aimée said: "I'm so nervous because I haven't been on a stage since New Year's Eve, it's like I've come out of retirement. It is great to be able to something for something that is so important. 

"Artists get all the praise, but without the lighting or sound engineers there would be no shows."

Songs From An Empty Room is bringing bands from across the country together in support of Minding Creative Minds and the Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST) Hardship Fund. 

It looks set to be two hours of top-class live music, broadcast into homes from much-loved venues around the country, including The Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Cyprus Avenue in Cork, Dolan's in Limerick, INEC in Killarney and Galway's Roisín Dubh. 

Viewers can also expect performances from Gavin James, Picture This, The Academic, Soulé, Lyra, The Blizzards, The Coronas and many more top Irish acts. 

You can watch Songs from An Empty Room on Saturday, July 25 on RTÉ2, RTÉ 2FM, and RTÉ Player at from 8.30pm