This October, RTÉ lyric fm, once again, celebrates Black History Month across the station. As an ode to the remarkable legacy of Black composers, conductors and performers – we tell their stories, highlighting their unique musical gifts. Every day this month, you will hear prominent musical figures honouring the lives of Black musicians who are often under-represented in the world of music.
In its second year, RTÉ lyric fm's Black History Month series shares the remarkable legacies of even more Black musicians, told by artists such as Ruth Negga, Danielle De Niese, Braimah Kanneh-Mason, Eímear Noone and Zoe Conway.
The series, devised and produced by Saibh Downes and Peter Curtin, was prompted by the lack of representation in classical music - from the classroom to the concert hall. On the project, creator Saibh Downes says: "As a kid of colour who grew up in the world of classical music, I never knew of composers, conductors or musicians who look like I do. Representation is everything. I'm proud to say that we are entering the second year of this series and can’t wait to see (and hear) what we do next."
You can hear RTÉ lyric fm's Black History Month 2023 series across the station and online from October 1st. RTÉ lyric fm is proud to champion diversity in the world of music in support of Black History Month.
For further information contact:
Saibh Downes, RTÉ lyric fm, email@example.com
Peter Curtin, RTÉ lyric fm, firstname.lastname@example.org