Raidió Fáilte on Stage at Electric Picnic 2018

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Raidió Fáilte to host session at Electric Picnic Festival

Belfast’s award winning Irish language radio station will achieve another first when it will hosting a night’s entertainment at the prestigious Electric Picnic Festival in September in Stradbally, County Laoise. The festival attracts thousands of music fans from all over Ireland and this year will present a host of top acts including Benjamin Clemantine, Sigrid, Sevdaliza, N.E.R.D, Nina Kraviz and Kendrick Lamar.

Raidió Fáilte will host a session in the Electric Picnic Puball Gaeilge on Sunday 2 September 2018 when the cream of Irish language musicians will be on stage between 7-10pm. There will be 5 bands on stage providing a unique blend of Irish traditional, reggae, jazz and contemporary music in the Irish language.

The Ullchabháin will be starting the night’s entertainment with a lively set of rock music in Irish.

Belfast’s Ériu with the trio Frank Cassidy, Caoimhe Ní Chathail and Aodán Mac Shéafraidh with be performing a fusion of European and Irish music with a jazzy feel with wonderful translations of songs from the Beatles to Édith Piaf.

A relatively new band on the Irish language scene – Abhainn Bheara follow in the footsteps of Bréag performing reggae in the Irish language with Alan Ó Donnaile, James Jamison, Stephen Loughran, Daniel Saunders and Thomas Quinn in the line-up.

Las will be performing a fusion of traditional song and dance from the Gaeltacht areas of Ireland and Scotland with Edel Ní Churraoin agus Joy Gibson along with Méabh Smyth, Catherine Ní Shúilleabháin and Megan Nic Ruairí from Ireland and Scotland.

Afterwards the singer-songwriter and keyboard player Megan Nic Ruairí from the Donegal Gaeltacht area of Rann na Feirste will be performing a solo set of contemporary music in Irish.

To finish the night The Hot Toddies from the Ráth Chairn Gaeltacht in County Meath will be performing a lively trad set with Éanna Ó Croinín, Míchéal Ó Súilleabháin, Éamonn Mac Donnacha, Órla Ní Cheallaigh and Nigel Davey.

Raidió Fáilte is predicting a night of superb entertainment in the Irish language on the night. The show will be recorded and broadcast on the airwaves at 107.1fm in the Belfast area and  worldwide on However if you are lucky enough to have gotten tickets for the Electric Picnic Festival make sure you call in to the Puball Gaeilge say “cad é mar atá tú?” and to listen to the bands between 7-10pm on Sunday 2nd September. You will be sure of a great ‘fáilte’ from Raidió Fáilte on the night.

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