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Lower Fitzwilliam Street Big Stage 

Lower Fitzwilliam Street Big Stage 

Eight of Ireland’s finest acts, showing the depth of live music in Ireland with a 7 hour show, hosted by RTÉ Radio 1’s Shay Byrne.

The Spook Of The 13th Lock

16 guitars for Easter 16. Dublin new folkies with a 16 Guitar Orchestra for 2 special pieces focusing on 1916  – including A Destroyer on the Liffey, The Bullet in the Brick, A Proclamation and The Lockout.


Mick Flannery

From a farm family near Blarney, Co. Cork, Mick has 2 Irish Chart topping albums to date, and brings his awesome 7 piece band with him for this show.


The Academic 

The Academic are an emerging foursome from Mullingar who were RTÉ 2fm’s choice for the first Irish act at Eurosonic 2016. For the moment they can do nothing wrong!


Fiach Moriarty

Seasoned Dublin songwriter Fiach Moriarty has his take on 1916 with The Revolution album of last year and songs such as Mount Street Bridge.


Lisa O’Neill

Lisa O’Neill, a native of Ballyhaise in Cavan, is one of our most distinctive female voices, and a hardened road warrior by now, having played around Europe and North America, including an Irish jaunt with Glen Hansard.



Formed around the 3 Ó Snodaigh brothers, the Dublin 8 member band has multiple albums, live shows and videos under their belt of nearly 30 years experience.


Craig Gallagher

The rising young singer/songwriter from Dublin is now ploughing his own furrow to great acclaim, having toured with Gavin James for the past year or so.


Orla Gartland 

Self-described music-making ginger weirdo, the singer/songwriter moves between London and her hometown of Dublin in between touring, recording and building on her already huge online presence.


Photograph courtesy of RTÉ Archives


Abbey Theatre, An Garda Siochana, Association of Professional Genealogists Ireland, Band of An Garda Siochana, Buswells Hotel, Capuchin Friary, Century Ireland, Cobblestone, Conradh na Gaeilge, Dubray Books Grafton Street, Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, Dublin Institute of Technology, Eason’s O’Connell Street, Gallery of Photography. Garda Historical Society, Generator Hostel, Glasnevin Trust, Grafton Barbers, Hodges Figgis Dawson Street, Irish Film Archive, Irish Veteran & Vintage Car Club. John Shevlin Millinery, Little Museum of Dublin, Louis Copeland & Sons, Manning's Bakery, Massey Funeral Directors, Maynooth University, Merrion Square Artists Association, National College of Art and Design, National Library of Ireland, National Museum at Collins Barracks, National Transport Museum of Ireland, NUI Galway, Poetry Ireland, Queen's University Belfast, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association, Royal Hibernian Academy, St Michan's Church of Ireland Parish, St Michan's Roman Catholic Parish, St Vincent de Paul, SIPTU, The Four Courts, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University of Ulster, Whyte’s Irish Art & Collectables, National Print Museum, Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers, ICA, Feltmakers Ireland, Irish Woodturners Guild, Doran Barber Shop The Pram Doctor, The Merrion Square Artists Association, The Dice Bar, Third Space, The Family Resource Centre St. Michael’s Estate, Brown Bag Films, The Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project, The Revenue Museum,

RTÉ would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and participation of the individual speakers who were kind enough to share their research and private collections with the public as part of the RTÉ Reflecting the Rising project. A big thanks also to the many volunteers and actors who gave their time so generously to help make RTÉ Reflecting the Rising a memorable and successful day.

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