Ciarán Ó Con Cheanainn (1981–2009) was a traditional singer from Saile Thúna, An Spidéal, in the Connemara Gaeltacht. He won Corn Uí Riada, the premier prize for sean-nós singing, at the Oireachtas in November 2008, the youngest ever singer to do so. He lectured in Modern Irish in UCD.
From the Rising Spring – Cloch FhuaráinCoolnacran Records 001One has to admire a singer who is willing to take chances. Singers too often allow a particular tradition to contain them, making them reluctant to branch out, explore and perhap...
Micheál Ó Conghaile agus Cló Iar-Chonnachta.
At the Sean-Nós Cois Life festival in Dublin in April, UCD scholar Ríonach uí Ógáin was presented with Gradam Shean-Nós Cois Life – one of only two people who are not singers to ever recieve this award – for her enormous contribution to research on traditional song and culture.