Listen back to RTÉ 2fm Xmas Ball with The Academic, All Tvvins, and Aine Cahill

RTÉ 2fm Xmas Ball 2016
RTÉ 2fm Xmas Ball 2016
RTÉ 2fm Xmas Ball 2016
RTÉ 2fm Xmas Ball 2016

As the crowds gathered at the 3Arena last weekend for RTÉ 2fm’s Xmas Ball, The Circular caught up with three of the line-up’s stellar acts before heading on stage. A total of €460,000 had been raised in aid of ISPCC, with proceeds going towards ensuring the ISPCC is there for every child who needs them.

First up was Áine Cahill, an act to keep an eye on for the forthcoming year no less, having wowed on BBC’s Glastonbury coverage this year being up there with many other highlights. Aine gave an insight into that moment, while also providing a bit of dry humour amid the nerves.

Up next, we had The Academic. The Mullingar four-piece have had an incredible twelve months, from playing Other Voices this time last year to performing at one of Europe’s renowned festivals, Pukkelpop. Have a listen above to the chat with Matt, Stephen, Craig, and Dean.

Last but certainly not least, Conor Adams and Lar Kaye from indie-rock duo All Tvvins dropped by. A quiet Lar and excitable Conor gave their thoughts on playing the 3Arena again, how their debut album achieved results and preparing for Other Voices in Dingle.