Following last weekend’s third episode of the new TG4 series, Féile Ealaíne an Earagail, this Sunday’s episode is headlined by more home-grown talent!
On Sunday 29th January at 9.30pm, Diane Cannon is joined by Mánus Lunny and Theresa Kavanagh on the main stage in An Grianán stage in Letterkenny in this week’s programme from Earagail Arts Festival.
Forged out of the centuries-old traditions of her native Donegal, Diane Cannon is a singer who brings the songs and the music played by the hearth fire of a long gone Ceilí house, to the sophisticated tastes of a 21st century audience.
Manus Lunny lives in the Donegal Gaeltacht and comes from a family steeped in the musical tradition of Ireland. Manus is a gifted instrumentalist, singer, composer and producer and has earned a reputation as one of the most significant performers from the Irish tradition, adding a contemporary vein to the heritage of traditional music and song.
Theresa Kavanagh has performed at some of Celtic Music’s largest festivals; Celtic Connections, Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient and Celtic Colours, and has also worked with some of Irish music’s top artists such as Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Manus Lunny, Michael McGoldrick and Donal Lunny.
In Teach an Dúin, presenters Sibéal Ní Chasaide and Cathal Ó Curráin meet Belfast’s finest, Harry Bradley on the flute and Dónal O’Connor on the fiddle.
Inishowen siblings Paul Harrigan on the pipes and Róisín McGrory on the fiddle are in Ionad Cois Locha, and young singer Mary Josephine Ward gives a fine rendition of The Tinkers Lullaby.
Féile Ealaíne an Earagail combines highlights of seven concerts recorded in front of lives audiences at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny as part of Earagail Arts Festival in the summer of 2022, with specially-curated intimate performances recorded in various locations around.
Produced by Aniar TV, the programme is presented by renowned young Gaoth Dobhair singer and musician Cathal Ó Curráin, along with the well-known singer Sibéal Ní Chasaide from Ráth Chairn in County Meath, best known for her incredible rendition of Mise Éire in the 1916 Centenary celebrations.
All programmes aired to-date, can be watched back on the TG4 Player, www.tg4.ie, which is accessible to viewers worldwide.
Earagail Arts Festival is kindly supported by Donegal County Council, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon & Wild Atlantic Way.