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Love live music? Great trad lineup on stage in Moycullen for National Music Day

Friday 8 April was the second national music day, with free live music events all over the country, and as part of the day RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta organised and broadcast a live concert – Féasta Ceoil an Earraigh – from The Forge in Moycullen, Co. Galway 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 showcased the kind of music listeners can hear on the station every day.  Those participating in the concert included 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, , 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 also took to the stage, there was sean-nós dancing from the Hernons, and spoken word was represented by Cill Chiaráin poet Jackie Mac Donncha, and by Pádraig Ó Dúitche and Tomás Ó Cadhain who performed an agallamh beirte.  Bríd Ní Chualáin presented the night.

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