The organisers of Ireland's National Music Day, titled love:live music, believe 2,000 musicians will feature in the day's activities. Events began early on Thursday morning, with a live broadcast by the Crash Ensemble from the Dublin Traffic Control Centre on Dublin City FM, as well as performances by the ambient electronic artists White Collar Boy on a train from Dublin Heuston to Waterford.
Presented by Music Network with the support of the Arts Council, RTÉ Lyric FM and the Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, love:live music is now in its third year. Over 300 events will take place around the country, including a performance from the Walls at Filmbase, Dublin; a collaboration between Niwel Tsumbu, Cora Venus Lunny, Laoise Kelly and Julie Feeney in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary; a concert by the CAN Percussion Trio in Galway; and a performance by Lúnasa in a car park in Ennis, County Clare.
Lá Ceoil, a large-scale event in Dublin's Meeting House Square, will mark the end of the one-day festival, with performances by Buffalo in the Castle, We Banjo 3, The Unwanted, Tarab, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the DIT Traditional Music Ensemble, Seán Mac Erlaine, Mick O'Brien and Koushik Chandrashekar. Admission is free and the event will be broadcast live on RTÉ Lyric FM from 8pm.
Published on 21 June 2012