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A new Geantraí series came back to TG4 in September. Geantraí is a traditional music series that has been a part of the TG4 schedule since the stations inception and is very popular with traditional music followers nationwide. The Geantraí series reflects the very special atmosphere of the pub session and programmes feature the best of regional traditional music from the traditional music pub scene right around the country.

The new Geantraí series will be hosted by well-known musicians and singers including, Brian Morrissey, Co. Tipperary, Máire Ní Ghrada, Co. Clare, Máire Breatnach, Dublin, John Spillane, Cork, Conor Byrne, Dublin, Tara Connaghan, Co. Carlow, Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé, Co. Kerry, Michael Rooney, Co. Monaghan, Micheál Ó Raghallaigh, Co. Meath, Laura Kerr, Co. Armagh, Martin Tourish, Co. Donegal, Johnny Óg Connolly, Co. Galway and Edel Fox, Co. Clare.

Among those featured in the series will be singers Christy Moore, Moya Brennan and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, musicians John Sheahan, Niall Vallely, Donal O’Connor, Mick McAuley, Dave Sheridan, Sean McKiernan, Michelle O’Brien, Leonard Barry, Mary McNamara, Geraldine Cotter, Maeve Donnelly, Cormac De Barra, Janet Harbison, Eamonn Galdubh, Kieran Hanrahan, Catherine McEvoy and the groups Beoga, The Céilí All Stars, Goitse and Caladh Nua. The first programme in the series aired Sunday September 26th and came from The Half Door pub in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

Geantraí is shown on Sundays 10pm and repeated on Fridays 8pm.

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