‘Cuan an Cheoil’ on Raidió na Gaeltachta features Síle Denvir & Séamus Ó Flatharta
Liam Ó Maonlaí will present a new radio series ‘Cuan an Cheoil‘ on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, starting on Thursday 20 January at 7 pm. Liam will be joined by guest musicians each week. The first programme, on 20 January, features Síle Denvir (harp) and Barry Kerr. Síle, from Conamara, is a member of the group Líadan, and has also performed with the Chieftains.
Cuan an Cheoil will feature 10 of the country’s best-known musicians who will join Liam Ó Maonlaí each week to play and to chat with him about various aspects of music and life.
Recorded in Stiúideo Cuan in An Spidéal, the programme recreates the informality of a group of musicians playing together at home, as opposed to a concert setting. The intention of the series is to allow the musicians the space to be creative, to improvise and to compose on the spot.
Other musicians taking part in the series include Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh & Nia Byrne, Peadar Ó Riada & Mick O’Brien, Mary Bergin & Conor Connolly, Johnny Óg Connolly & Liam O’Connor, Róisín Chambers & Maitiú Ó Casaide, Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich & Niamh Varian-Barry, Rónán Ó Snodaigh & Myles O’Reilly, and Caoimhe & Séamus Ó Flatharta.
A visual stream for this programme will also be available online every week. Cuan an Cheoil will be broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta every Thursday from 7 pm to 8.30 pm, starting on 20 January. See www.rte.ie/rnag for further information or to listen back.