Fleadh2020 on TG4: Lisa O'Neill, Paddy, Kevin and Doireann Glackin, Four Men and a Dog, and more
TG4 in partnership with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, brings us Fleadh2020, a 4-night celebration of Fleadh Ceoil around the world from 6th- 9th of August at 9.30pm on TG4.
Fleadh2020 is a gathering (socially distanced and virtual) of Irish traditional musicians from around the world who, under normal circumstances, would be coming together to celebrate the All-Ireland Fleadh - ‘The Homecoming’ - in Mullingar in August. Over the 4 nights 6-9 August, Fleadh2020, will capture the essence of this annual event - the music, song and dance and the stories – and present a unique insight into the fleadh community, across Ireland and around the world. From Brisbane to Buncrana the young and the old, the learners and the legends come together to bring you a fleadh like never before.
On each of the 4 nights Dáithí Ó Sé, Doireann Ní Ghlacáin and Kieran Hanrahan take us on a journey through a different province starting with Munster, through Connacht, Ulster and, finally, Leinster. Each night also includes music from musicians around the world - from Scotland, New York, Tokyo and Brisbane and plenty of chat and fleadh stories along the way too.
The last night of fleadh2020 on Sunday night focuses on music from Leinster. There will be an opening set of tunes from Fleadh Chairperson Joe Connaire and friends, music from Attracta Brady and friends with young dancer, Cormac Lynch, singer-songwriter, Lisa O’Neill, fiddle music from Paddy, Kevin and Doireann Glackin, young multi-instrumentalist, Ademar O’Connor, some of the finest traditional music teachers including Kieran Hanrahan, Tom Doorley, Enda Seery and Damaris Woods, and a celebration of 30 years of Four Men and a Dog with special guests Gerry ‘Banjo’ O’Connor, Mick Daly and Brian McGrath.