Imelda May is set to present a two-part music and literary series exploring the works of some of Ireland's most acclaimed artists and their impact around the world.

Voices of Ireland will see the Dublin singer travel around Ireland to meet the country's contemporary creatives, singers, musicians, spoken word poets, actors and writers.

Pillow Queens

In their company, the works of Yeats, Beckett, Wilde, Kavanagh and others will be recreated and reimagined for a new audience through a series of intimate performances.

Among the artists taking part will be Oscar-nominated actor Stephen Rea, Booker-prize nominated author Colm Toíbín, Dublin Oldschool writer and star Emmet Kirwan, Grammy-nominated Moya Brennan, Sharon Shannon, Loah, and Irish band Pillow Queens.

Speaking ahead of the series, May said: "I was really excited to get involved with this project and showcase the breadth of talent Ireland has offered the world.

"Travelling around this small country and showcasing the profound impact Irish artists have had across the globe has been a wonderful experience."

The series was produced by Red Shoe Productions in conjunction with Tourism Ireland and Sky and directed by IFTA award-winning Maggie Breathnach.

Voices of Ireland will premiere on Sky Arts and NOW, on Tuesday December 14.

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