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RTÉ Radio 1 Music Collection is marking Culture Night 2008 with an exclusive Roots Freeway concert live in the RTÉ Radio Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 on Friday 19 September.

Regular contributor to the RTÉ Radio 1 Music Collection Niall Toner will host a very special night of music with Sligo quartet No Crows and American Bluegrass duo The Carter Brothers. Tickets to this free event are available to the public from the RTÉ Radio 1 Music Collection website at Both performances will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1’s Music Collection on 22 and 29 September at 9.02pm.

NoCrows is an eclectic gathering of musicians from different cultures and influences. Steve Wickham, Anna Houston, Eddie Lee and Felip Carbonell met up initially for an informal weekly session in Shoot the Crows pub in Sligo in September 2005 and have continued from there. NoCrows repertoire is truly global as their music ranges from Portugal to Moldova, from Brittany to Russia, from Venezuela to Greece and beyond. Always on the lookout for a good tune, the band borrows from the classical oeuvre as it does from jazz, trad, folk and world music.

From Nashville, Tennessee, The Carter Brothers bring their blend of electrifying, hard driving original rock, folk and blues to RTÉ before their eagerly anticipated performance at Ireland’s annual Johnny Kennan Banjo Festival in Longford. Blood relatives of the Carter Family, The Carter Brothers bring their distinctive new~grass music to Culture Night audience.

The full programme of events and participating venues for Culture Night 2008 is available on Culture Night Dublin is a Temple Bar Cultural Trust initiative, funded by Dublin City Council, the Department of Arts, Sports & Tourism and Fáilte Ireland. It is run in partnership with RTÉ, Dublin Bus, DART, RPA, Luas and Council of National Cultural Institutions. Culture Night is a new and imaginative way for people of all ages and from all backgrounds to access and   enjoy the rich cultural offering of the country’s cultural venues. Due to the year on year success- last year over 80,000 people came into Dublin City for Culture Night– the event has expanded nationally to include Limerick, Cork, Galway and Waterford.

Tickets for this event are available for FREE to the public from

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