Donegal singer Megan Nic Ruairí will feature on two music series on TG4 this week; Bláth na hÓige on Thursday 18th of May at 8pm and Buille on the 21st of May 10.30pm.
Megan, who is from Rann na Feirste, is a singer and pianist and began her musical journey with her family group Clann Mic Ruairí. She is now a member of the band Big Love.
Bláth na hÓige is an exciting new series that showcases the multi-faceted talents of the current generation of young singers who are dedicated to the art of sean-nós singing with a refreshing confidence, pride and dedication.
Green shoots from the deep roots of the sean-nós singing tradition, from Conamara to Rann na Feirste, from Ráth Chairn to Oriall and from Corca Dhuibhne to Gaoth Dobhair, this project is an exciting adventure of artistic discovery for these young singers and a memorable waypoint on their musical journeys.
Each week features a young singer and on the 18th of May it’s Megan’s time in the spotlight. There will also be a concert bringing all the performers featured in the series together for a concert on Sunday the 21st of May at 9.30pm.
That concert will be followed on Sunday night by the final episode of the series Buille which is an exciting and edgy music show that shines a light on some of the most talented and diverse musicians in Ireland today.
Megan performs on this final episode on Sunday the 21st of May at 10.30pm. Filmed in front of a live audience in the iconic Dolan’s in Limerick – one of the country’s best and buzziest music venues – presenters Eve Belle from Donegal and Cian McCarthy were on hand to showcase an eclectic mix of top-tier performances and had everything from hip hop to jazz, rock to R&B.
Megan embodies a massive sense of pride for her Irish heritage. The musician is deeply influenced by nature, sense of place and its effects on one’s soul. With most of her songs written from a piano facing the sea, the musician has always struck inspiration from the beautiful landscapes of her home in Rann na Feirste, so much so that the seascapes heard on her debut single were recorded below her house.
The singer comes from a musical family, well known for their contribution to the Irish music scene having toured extensively throughout the world. Aside from performing alongside her family, the singer has appeared on many BBC productions performing ‘Can’t Trust the Moon’ and has sung on national radio gaining her a vast universal following as a solo artist. Her first single, ‘Can’t Trust the Moon’, was released in 2020.
All episodes of Bláth na hÓige can be viewed here: https://www.tg4.ie/ga/player/catagoir/faisneis/?series=Bl%C3%A1th%20na%20h%C3%93ige&genre=Faisneis
All episodes of Buille can be viewed here: https://www.tg4.ie/ga/player/boxset/?series=Buille&genre=Ceol