RTÉ, August 2020
SHINE is a magical concert of music and words filmed at the Iveagh Gardens, the National Concert Hall and at RTÉ over a few summer days in 2020. During a summer bereft of concerts, live events and festivals; a summer which saw musicians and performers face cancellation after cancellation, Shine features stunning performances from a collection of our most celebrated and emerging music and spoken word artists including Dermot Kennedy, Denise Chaila, Villagers, Celine Byrne, Cormac Begley, Anna Mieke, John Boyne and more.
A Summer Concert, 2020
SHINE ON is a half hour special filmed at the National Concert Hall featuring performances from Dermot Kennedy and Denise Chaila with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra along with behind the scenes footage and backstage interviews. This exciting collaboration marks the first time for each of these artists to perform with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and the first time the orchestra performed together indoors since lockdown started, complete with social distancing, facemasks and screens.
Dermot Kennedy, Denise Chaila & RTE Concert Orchestra
On Saturday 11th April, amid the darkest days of the pandemic, RTÉ asked the nation to come together to shine a light for hope, remembrance and thanks. Shine Your Light, a live, cross-platform special featured music performances from Sinead O'Connor and Colm Mac Con Iomaire and poetry by Paula Meehan alongside images from around the country as families, individuals, workers and public buildings at home and abroad joined in solidarity to shine a light.
Booka Brass & Niamh Farrell