Donegal’s Moya Brennan will star in an upcoming TV concert celebrating some of the best of women traditional musicians and singers.
‘Ceol ó Kylemore: Ceiliúradh na mBan’ will be a musical feast in the spectacular setting of Kylemore Abbey in Connemara.
The programme will air January 31st, the eve of Saint Brigid’s Day – Lá ‘le Bríde, a day which traditionally marks the end of the long dark winter and embraces the returning of the light.
This year more than any other, the date is especially welcomed and Ceol ó Kylemore provides the perfect musical celebration of this beginning of Spring and the brighter days ahead.
This hour-long programme was recorded at the end of 2020.
Moya Brennan of Clannad will be joined by many of TG4’s acclaimed Gradam Ceoil award winners, including Mary Bergin on whistle, Laoise Kelly on Harp, Josephine Marsh on accordion and Sharon Howley on cello, along with singers Cathy Jordan, Pauline Scanlon with Nicola Joyce and Noriana Kennedy of The Whileaways, along with up-and-coming star Sibéal – the voice behind the pivotal performance piece ‘Mise Éire’ which was the centrepiece of the 1916 Rising commemoration in 2016. Caitlin Nic Gabhann on concertina completes the all-female line-up.
Ceol ó Kylemore: Ceiliúradh na mBan’ – TG4 Sunday, 31 January 2021, 9.30pm