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Guth na nGael to screen in March

29 January 2014

Guth na nGael to screen in March

Guth na nGael is a new landmark music documentary series which explores Irish song through the ages to see if there are discernible thematic threads in our music and song. In each of the six programmes, singer and musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Altan) embarks on a musical journey of discovery around Ireland, and by jamming and chatting with a host of traditional and contemporary musicians, she endeavours to explore the recurring themes in our music. What particular hang-ups do Irish songwriters have? What threads emerge in our songs that define us as a people? Just why is it that all our wars are merry, and all our songs are sad?

The series will feature the singing of: Eddi Reader, Mary Black, John Spillane, Ger Wolfe, Luka Bloom, Damien Dempsey, Séamas ó Beaglaíoch, Wallis Bird, Eleanor McEvoy, Jimmy Kelly, Gemma Hayes, Karan Casey, Róisín Elsafty, Treasa Ní Cheannabháin, Delorentos, Sinéad O'Connor, the Monks of Glenstall, Nóirin Ní Riain, Liam ó Maonlaí, Julie Feeney, Susan McKeown, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Declan O'Rourke...

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