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New RTÉ music show The Main Stage launches Friday night with Villagers, Lyra, Rejjie Snow, Cormac Begley & more

New RTÉ music show The Main Stage launches Friday night with Villagers, Lyra, Rejjie Snow, Cormac Begley & more


A new music show starts on RTÉ One this Friday July 1st for the next six Fridays in the summer.

The Main Stage is presented by R&B singer-songwriter Erica-Cody and The Coronas’ Danny O’Reilly and broadcasts at 9.35pm on Fridays.

The first programme features Lyra (‘Falling’), Rejjie Snow (‘Bye Polar’ / ’23’), Villagers (‘The First Day’), Cormac Begley, Mark Feehily and DJ John Gibbons, with live studio performances and interviews.

Lyra and Mark Feehily of Westlife will perform a duet of ‘Easy On Me’ together, while concertina player Cormac Begley is joined by Stephanie Keane dancing.John Gibbons and Lyra close the show with a cover of Stevie Nicks’ eighties-anthem ‘Edge Of Seventeen’.

Acts in episode 2 – 6 include (in alphabetic order)

  • Belters Only & Jazzy
  • Damien Dempsey & Pauline Scanlon
  • Erica-Cody
  • Farah Elle
  • Gabrielle Aplin
  • Gavin James
  • Jafaris & Carrie Baxter
  • James Vincent McMorrow
  • Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neil
  • Mundy, Narolane – group of Denise Chaila with Murli and God Knows
  • Róisín O
  • RTÉ Concert Orchestra
  • Shobsy
  • Soda Blonde
  • Soulé
  • Theodora Byrne Ensemble choir
  • The Coronas
  • The Puro (New band from Noel Hogan from the Cranberries)
  • The Scratch
  • The Stunning
  • Tolu Makay
  • Wild Youth
  • Wyvern Lingo

The Main Stage airs every Friday for 6 weeks from the 1st of July on RTÉ One.
The Main Stage will be available on-demand on RTÉ Player each week after broadcast.

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