Tourism Ireland teams up with singer-songwriter Imelda May in a new two-part TV series Voices of Ireland, premiering today on Sky Arts and NOW in Great Britain.
Imelda May will lead the series, taking viewers through a literary travelogue about past and present Irish poets, playwrights, writers, actors and musicians. Working with Red Shoe Productions, Tourism Ireland supports the production of the series, featuring well-known personalities including Moya Brennan, Stephen Rea, Sharon Shannon and more.
Host Imelda May said: “I was really excited to get involved with this project and showcase the breadth of talent Ireland has offered the world. Travelling around this small country and showcasing the profound impact Irish artists have had across the globe has been a wonderful experience.”
Tourism Ireland hopes that broadcasts like this will attract travellers from all over to the Emerald Isle. The series will highlight our rich literary history and cultural heritage, inspiring British visitors to put Ireland on their holiday wish-list.
Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “With many people across Britain set to watch the series on Sky Arts and NOW, it promises to be a great way to shine a spotlight on our rich culture, arts and creativity, as well as our spectacular landscape.”
Filming for the series took place at various literary and cultural hot-spots right around Ireland earlier this year. To watch a preview from Voices of Ireland, click here.