While nothing compares to a live show, dedicated artists continue to flock to social media for live-streaming performances for their fans amidst social distancing practices.
Here’s a list of the best live-streaming shows and events to look forward to this week.
ISPCC and RTÉ 2FM present.. #NEVERGIVEUPONACHILDEVER
Some of Ireland's top artist's have teamed up with ISPCC and RTÉ 2FM to present a two week live music event. From Friday 27th March, listeners can tune in live at 7.00pm daily to each artist's Instagram account or RTÉ 2fm for live performances from artists such as Niall Horan, Walking on Cars and Hudson Taylor. To donate €4, text CHILDHOOD to 50300.
Week 2 line-up 😍
FRI 3 APRIL: @MarkusFeehily
SAT 4 APRIL: @WalkingOnCars
SUN 5 APRIL: @HudsonTaylor
MON 6 APRIL: @orlagartland
TUES 7 APRIL: @sean_conorprice
WED 8 APRIL: @thisislyra
THURS 9 APRIL: @NiallOfficial https://t.co/yfhYt7DWtO pic.twitter.com/AB65BOzjiJ
— RTÉ 2FM Stay at 🏡 (@RTE2fm) April 2, 2020
Spectacular Quarantine Quizzes
Although the pubs may be closed and the world is on lockdown, your Friday night pub quiz lives on. Spectacular Pub Quizzes are rolling out the quizzes all week with themes including Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Mean Girls and Gavin and Stacey to entertain the masses. Get the old quiz team together and sign up here to get on the list. All donations go towards www.child.org.
Monday 6th April: Lord of the Rings
Tuesday 7th April: Game of Thrones
Wednesday 8th April: Gavin and Stacey
Thursday 9th April: Mean Girls
Mick Flannery presents 'Mini Gigs at Mick's'
Curating a series of online performances connecting musicians across continents, Mick Flannery presents 'Mini Gigs at Mick's' in partnership with PlayIrish. Supporting the Irish music industry across the world, the live streamed shows will take place on Mick's Facebook and Instagram.
7.00pm Tuesday April 7th - Jenn Grant (Canada)
7.00pm Thursday April 9th - Niall Connolly (Ireland)
9.00pm Monday 6th April
After the success of his last live stream, the London-born singer-songwriter/producer returns to perform live over on his Instagram on Monday evening. Check out the full video of his last live stream below, including a superb cover of Billie Eilish's 'when the party's over'.
Fridays at 7.00pm
Andrew Lloyd Webber will be streaming his musicals for free online in a new series entitled "The Shows Must Go On". The series started with the 2000 adaptation of the renowned 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'. The shows will be available for 48 hours from Friday 3rd April at 7pm (BST). Catch the full stage show of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' with Tim Minchin streamed this Fridayat 7.00pm here.
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Universal have come up with a great idea called ‘The Shows Must Go On’, the new YouTube Channel that will be streaming a full-length musical every Friday at 7pm BST for free so you can bring the theatre into your home! It will be available for 48 hours, so you can tune in whenever you like over the weekend! First up, it’s Joseph from 7pm tonight!. - ALW #GoGoGoJoseph #TheShowsMustGoOn
The heavy metal legends have launched a series called Metallica Mondays, broadcasting complete live shows from their archives over the years. You can catch the streams over on the Metallica Facebook page and Youtube channel every Monday. Check out last week's upload of the band's epic show at Slane Castle in 2019.