This afternoon on 2fm's Eoghan McDermott Show, Conradh na Gaeilge and Raidió Rí-Rá will be launching the album CEOL 2017 album together in conjunction with RTÉ 2fm. CEOL 2017 is a collection of 12 well known songs that include translations and also original tracks. The full lineup includes: Picture This, The Blizzards, Walking on Cars, Gavin James, Matt Simons, Delorentos, Gabrielle Aplin, Seo Linn, The Coronas, Heathers, IMLÉ and Tine. Picture This joined Eoghan live on air from Nashville, USA, where they are recording their debut album to launch CEOL 2017.
Eoghan McDermott says:
“It's great that Picture This are the first track on this years CEOL album. Take My Hand is nominated for Best Irish Song in the Choice Music Prize. This year the guys signed to the Republic Records, home of Drake, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd. Picture This are headlining Longitude, they have sold out shows all across Ireland and UK and even in New York, they are recording currently in Nashville, yet they have still found the time to launch the album with us. It was only in May of last year that the first radio play of Take My Hand was on my show from a roadcaster in Clonmel, now that song is the first song on CEOL 2017, Tóg Mo Lámh. In addition to Picture This, we have great line-up of chart-topping Irish and international acts on CEOL 2017 this year and it’s absolutely awesome.”
Julian de Spáinn says:
"We’re delighted to have Eoghan McDermott and 2fm working with us on the CEOL 2017 album again this year. It’s amazing to have so many fantastic artists recording as Gaeilge including Walking on Cars, Gavin James and The Blizzards. We even have some friends from abroad including Gabrielle Aplin from England and Matt Simons from the US. Seachtain na Gaeilge is all about showing that anyone can use the Irish language and CEOL 2017 shows that this is more than possible!"
Check out the video here: https://www.facebook.com/2fmofficial/videos/1567064689973707/
More information is available at www.cnag.ie/ceol.