Áine Cahill added to RTÉ 2fm Stage, Smithfield Square, Easter Monday

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Áine Cahill added to RTÉ 2fm Stage, Smithfield Square, Easter Monday


 Cruinniú na Cásca Free Event for All, Dublin City Centre

For free tickets www.rte.ie/cruinniu  I  https://cruinniu.rte.ie/featured/talks/  I #cruinniu

Irish singer-songwriter, Áine Cahill has been added to the RTÉ 2fm stage at Smithfield Square on Easter Monday 17th April as part of Cruinniú na Cásca, the large-scale free public festival across four areas in Dublin City Centre from 11.00am – 6.00pm. Áine joins a line-up of exciting Irish acts on the 2fm stage, including Soulé, Loah, The Academic, Jack O’Rourke, Booka Brass and We Cut Corners.

Presented by RTÉ in association with Creative Ireland.Cruinniú na Cásca aims to celebrate culture and creativity in contemporary Irish society through a rich variety of live music and dance, over 50 talks, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings and screenings, special events and more. The four areas are: St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin Castle, Smithfield Square and Custom House Quay.

Over 50 talks will see diverse voices, such as Lenny Abrahamson, Razan Ibraheem, Fr Peter McVerry, Catriona Crowe, Eoghan McDermott, Mark O’Halloran, Colm O’Regan, Colm O’Gorman, Una Mullally and many more reflect on themes ranging from arts and culture to creativity and social inclusion. See https://cruinniu.rte.ie/featured/talks/ for more.

In addition to the events taking place in Dublin City, 31 local authorities will host free, family-friendly Cruinniú na Cásca events in their individual counties as part of the national Creative Ireland programme. Information on these events is available online at www.rte.ie/cruinniu.

RTÉ will broadcast live from Cruinniú na Cásca events throughout the day across RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, with regular updates on television and online.

***Cruinniú na Cásca: HIGHLIGHTS BY AREA

St. Stephen’s Green

  • Orchestra Stage: RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Lisa Lambe, Hot House Flowers
  • Summerhouse: Curated by Poetry Ireland and The Ark
  • Band Stand: Masamba Samba Dance, Gloria Dublin’s Lesbian and Gay Choir, Elvé Lithuanian Choir
  • Imaginosity: Interactive playground
  • Craft Zone: Workshops including the Travelling & Polish communities and more
  • Indoor farming and environmental workshops with Cre8 Sustainability
  • Afro Éire West African Drumming
  • Fuinneamh Giant Drum
  • Sensory workshops for children with autism
  • Learnit LEGO Zone

RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena will broadcast live from the orchestra stage from 11am – 1pm.

Dublin Castle

  • Upper Courtyard Stage: Crash Ensemble, Slow Moving Clouds, Landless
  • Indoor Venues: Series of talks and panel discussions on Cultural Reflection 
  • Go4it Workshops on programming, app inventing, game development 
  • DCCOI demonstrations in felt-making, ceramics and more
  • Dublin Library Bus

Smithfield Square

  • RTÉ 2fm Band Stage: Loah, Soulé, The Academic, Booka Brass  
  • Lighthouse Cinema: Screenings of some of the best of Irish film
  • Robot workshops
  • Improvised duets for humans and machines
  • Slam poetry with Colm Keegan and more
  • DJ and scratching workshops with RTÉ Pulse
  • Illustration workshops with  Laureate na nÓg, PJ Lynch
  • Film, TV and radio production workshops with RTÉ, Bowsie Workshops and Screen Training Ireland

The RTÉ 2fm Roadcaster will broadcast live from 11am – 6pm, with live music and interviews with the acts. RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will broadcast a special edition of arts programme An Cheárta focusing on traditional music live from the Generator Hostel from 4 – 5pm.

Custom House Quay

  • Custom House Stage: Céilí Mór 
  • Dance Zone: Tango Fiesta, Bollywood Beats, Tribal  Bellydancers, Chinese Dance, West African Dance
  • Picnic Area: Puppets, magic, face-painting and family entertainment
  • Traditional music workshops
  • Food village
  • 3D street art
  • Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band
  • Carousel and family attraction in garden area.
  • San Patricio Mariachi Band

RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena will broadcast live from the orchestra stage from 11am – 1pm with a further recorded Cruinniú na Cásca special at 7pm

RTÉ Radio 1’s ‘LIVELINE – 1917’ with Joe Duffy will broadcast live from the stage from 1.30 – 3pm.

While all the music, performance and orchestral events are free (see below), the talks, film-screenings, autism-friendly workshops and coding workshops should be pre-booked to secure a place. The fifty-plus talks cover themes ranging from arts and culture to creativity and social inclusion. Free tickets and information are available online at www.rte.ie/cruinniu.

Cruinniú na Cásca, a Creative Ireland initiative, presented by RTÉ is supported by Dublin City Council, the Office of Public Works and Transport for Ireland.

So, get together and dance, eat, sing and play, for free, this Easter Monday in Dublin City Centre for Cruinniú na Cásca. For more, visit www.rte.ie/cruinniu or join the conversation by searching for #cruinniu across @rte and @creativeirl on Twitter, as well as @rte on Facebook and @explorerte on Instagram.


For information:

Maureen Catterson, M: +353 87 7800737, E: maureen.catterson@rte.ie
Neil O’Gorman, M: +353 87 2077192, E: neil.ogorman@rte.ie

Creative Ireland Programme
Madeline Boughton, Tel: 087 797 7827, madeline@ireland.ie