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  • Featuring: Aimée : Denise Chaila : Eve Belle : Fia Moon : Gavin James : Jafaris James Vincent McMorrow : Lisa McHugh : Lyra : Mother DJs, Noel Hogan (The Cranberries) with Danny O’Reilly (The Coronas) : Picture This : Sorcha Richardson : Soulé : The Academic : The Blizzards: The Coronas: The Stunning

On Saturday July 25th, Irish music fans will be treated to a one-off live music extravaganza, as bands come together across the country in support of Minding Creative Minds and the Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST) Hardship Fund. Produced for RTÉ by ShinAWil, Songs from An Empty Room promises over two hours of top-class musical performances, 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 Roisin Dubh.

The show, which will broadcast from 8.30pm-10.45pm on RTÉ2, will also air on RTÉ 2FM, and will be streaming live and on-demand on RTÉ Player. Hosts Eoghan McDermott and Jenny Greene will be in situ, interviewing a number of the featured artists in The Olympia Theatre, and other performances will take place in various famous live music events across the country.

The event is produced by EPIC – Event Production Industry Covid-19 Working Group – a cross-event working group representing the Live Events Sector formed to help the industry during the current crisis.

A memorable, poignant and historical night of music in these extraordinary times, the broadcast will also feature footage from behind-the-scenes in Ireland’s event industry, with a focus on the people whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Social: Stay up to date on Songs from an Empty Room and see behind-the-scenes footage on RTÉ2 and RTÉ 2FM’s social channels, and by following #WeAreTheSupportAct 

Songs from An Empty Room, Saturday, July 25th on RTÉ2RTÉ 2FM, and RTÉ Player at 08.30pm.


Notes to editor:

The Event and the Television broadcast will be produced in full compliance with all relevant Covid-19 guidelines issued by the HSE and NPHET

Event Production Industry Covid-19 Working Group

The event is being produced by a cross event working group representing the Live Events Sector formed to help the industry during this current crisis. Kim O Callaghan EvntzApp Founder, Project Manager & Deputy Event Controller MCD; Shane Dunne Managing Director at INDIEPENDENCE Music Festival / Promoter at MCD; Ronan Murphy Tour Advance Services at Murfro Productions;  Shane O’Driscoll Managing Director Easy Street Ltd; Ashlee Dickinson Events Director Ten Feet Tall;  Eamonn Fox Freelance Project/Technical Manager & Event Controller.

Minding Creative Minds

Minding Creative Minds is a 24/7, free wellbeing and support programme for event industry professionals and contractors including production, lighting and sound engineers, site crew, event control, musicians, songwriters, and artist managers. MCM provides free counselling services, in addition to free financial, legal, and career advice for events industry personnel.

Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST) Hardship fund hardship fund is available to members and non-members who work in any crew related role in the Irish live events industry. The fund is managed and distributed by AIST. Eventzapp has launched an overall campaign called #WeAreTheSupportAct to sell merchandise to support those affected in the Live Music Events Industry overall during these challenging times. 

How to support:

By visiting and by donating via text or through the initiative’s GoFundMe Page