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Other Voices & Féile Róise Rua to Stream Live from Árainn Mhór Island this Thursday

May 19, 2022

Féile Róise Rua returns this Thursday with an unmissable livestream from Árainn Mhór island in partnership with Other Voices.

Hosted by Ye Vagabonds’ Brían MacGloinn and pioneering celtic musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh the livestream will feature songs and stories from some of Ireland’s finest artists including Helen Diamond, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Jimmy Canavan, Saileog Ní Cheannabháin, Seosamh O Neachtain and more.

Taking place in Early’s Bar, a historic music pub on the island, viewers will feel like they are at an intimate music session with these guests as they sing, play and interact with the audience.

‘While the past two years left us with a vacuum of live music on the island, we were so lucky to find an opportunity for connection with people all over the world through our collaboration with Other Voices. We’re hugely excited now to welcome visitors back to the island this May, while also inviting people from across the globe to join our live stream session again on Thursday the 19th of May.’ Brían Mac Gloinn of Ye Vagabonds 

Féile Róise Rua was set up in 2018 as a voluntary community based festival to revive the local music and song tradition on the island, in particular the music of local singer and song collector Róise Rua.

“All of us at Other Voices are delighted to deepen and strengthen the relationship with Féile Róise Rua. The Féile this year will be so special as Arranmore Island will host a brilliant gathering of singers and welcome an audience to listen  to them and experience the magic of being wrapped up in the warm cocoon of a song.” Philip King, founder of Other Voices

The performances will be streamed worldwide via Féile Róise Rua and Other Voices’ Facebook & YouTube and on RTÉ Culture on 19th May at 8pm and fans can set a reminder here.

As part of the livestream the Féile Róise Rua community also hope to raise money for the local community centre which is central to life on the island, as well as for Gemma’s Legacy for Hope – a charity supporting mental health services in north-west Donegal.

For more information, go to or follow Féile Róise Rua on social media.

The festival is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Foras na Gaeilge, Ealaín na Gaeltachta Donegal County Council and Three Ireland.

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