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Love live music? Great trad lineup on stage

Friday 8 April is the second national music day, with free live music events happening all over the country, and as part of the day RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will be organising and broadcasting a live concert – Féasta Ceoil an Earraigh – from The Forge in Moycullen featuring some of the west’s most talented musicians and singers.

Love:Live Music, organised by Music Network in collaboration with RTÉ Lyric fm, celebrates music in all its forms and aims to promote access to live music for all regardless of where they live.  Traditional and folk music has a special place on Raidió na Gaeltachta and the concert on 8 April will showcase the kind of music listeners can hear on the station every day.  Those participating in the concert will include sisters Liz and Yvonne Kane on fiddle, Edel Fox on concertina, Marcus Hernon and his sons on flute, box and fiddle, the legendary Johnny Connolly on box, Tommy Mellet on box, Meaití Jó Shéamuis on pipes and flute, Conal Ó Flatharta on flute and Jack Talty on concertina and piano.  Singers Joe John Mac an Iomaire and Connemara band Cillín will also take to the stage, there will be sean-nós dancing from the Hernons, and Cill Chiaráin poet Jackie Mac Donncha will perform some poetry.  Bríd Ní Chualáin will present the night.

This great gathering of talent takes place on 8 April in The Forge in Moycullen, and will be broadcast live on Raidió na Gaeltachta.  Tickets for the gig are free, and will be distributed through competitions on programmes on Raidió na Gaeltachta in the lead up to the 8 April.

Further information can be found at  Full lineup of events happening all over the country for Love:Live Music can be found at

Féasta Ceoil an Earraigh will be broadcast live from 7pm – 9pm Friday 8 April on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, 92-94 fm.

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