The RTE Big Music Train’s first stop will be Newbridge on Monday September 30 at 11am.
The national roadshow aims to celebrate and promote the vibrant music scene outside Dublin.
The Irish Army No.1 Band will lead the parade from Newbridge Station, down Main Street, along with local schools and voluntary groups.
The parade participants are then invited to a lunch-time concert which features some of the cream of Lily-white talent, including Christy Moore, Celine Byrne, Tammy Browne and many others which takes place in The Patrician Secondary School at 1pm.
An open invitation is extended to all groups involved in promoting music in the town to get involved in this major opportunity to promote all that is best about our town and school community.
RTE Big Music Week is an annual celebration of music from late September to early October, featuring a mass of live country-wide musical recording and live sessions encompassing the cream of national and local talent.
In a move which is music to local ears, Newbridge has been chosen as the town to kick-start the National Big Week.
A host of musical staRTErs including Damian Dempsey, Luka Bloom, Paul Brady and others will be on board and to listen live to the RTE Concert Orchestra and the musicans on the route down from Dublin to Newbridge tune into the John Murray Radio Show on Radio 1 from 9am.
Then come downtown to welcome some of these artists and the RTE crew to Newbridge in what promises to be a very special musical gathering in our town.
All local groups wishing to participate in the parade are advised to contact Mick Deeley at-087 9008366 before September 24 or alternatively to show their support by simply lining the streets and cheering the parade,