Today FM have announced two ‘all Irish’ additions to their programming schedule from this weekend which should help bring contemporary Irish music to a wider audience. This new programming is a welcome boost for Irish musicians in the wake of the recent closure of digital station Play Irish.
Popular DJ Fergal D’Arcy will present a new programme called All Irish every Sunday between 8-9am on Today FM.
“If I could take a screenshot of Irish music…I’d do it right now! Every artist and band has been locked up and they’re hungry! Creativity is high, the standard of production stellar, and recognition worldwide is inevitable. We make great music … now let’s introduce these songs to an Irish audience nationwide,” says D’Arcy of the new show which he will present in addition to his regular weekday offering.
“We’ve got live sessions, the biggest interviews, and the best of Irish talent new and old. I’ve spent the guts of 15 years travelling around to small venues just to watch these people play … now I want to share that with Ireland. ‘All Irish’ won’t disappoint!“
In addition to the All-Irish FM slot Today FM have also announced that they are adding a new digital station Today FM All Irish – A 24-hour non-stop Irish music within the Today FM app which will be available from Sunday April 4th.