Traditional music group Teaspach from Sligo accepting their prize, the Gael Linn Trophy and a cheque for €2,500, from Gael Linn CEO Antoine Ó Coileáin at the Siansa Gael Linn Final in the National Concert Hall.
A young group from Sligo by the name of Teaspach won the 2012 Siansa Gael Linn competition last night hosted in the National Concert Hall and broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Following live performances from eight groups from around the country, judges Síle Denvir, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh and Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich declared Teaspach the winners. The group consisted of Áine Ní Mháirtín, Nell Ní Cheallaigh, Gearóid Ó Duibhir, Íde Ní Chionnaith, Déasán Mac Aonghusa, Hannah Ní Cheallaigh, Peadar Ó Maonaigh and Pádraig Ó Gabháin. They take home the Gael Linn Trophy and €2500 prize money.
Na Fataí Fánacha from Coláistí Eoin agus Íosagáin in Dublin came second, and Macalla from Corofin in County Mayo came third.
This is second time a group from the Grammar School in Sligo has won the competition – the member of Sligo band JPTrio having been part of an ensemble called Spraoi that won in 2009.
Published on 30 April 2012