Fleadh2020 on TG4: Matt Molloy, John Carty, Liz and Yvonne Kane, the Moylurg Céilí Band 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 focus tonight is on Connacht, where we meet the Kane sisters, Liz and Yvonne, along with dancer Nathan Pilatzke; brother and sister Seamus O Flatharta and Caoimhe Ní Fhlatharta from Carna; Fergal Scahill from Corofin and Ryan Molloy with young fiddle player, Sarah McHale, from Athenry; we have the Bofield Comhaltas group from Ballina Co. Mayo, young musicians from Sligo who perform with harper-composer, Michael Rooney, the O’Fatharta family from Moycullen, the Moylurg Céilí Band from Co. Roscommon, and we have legends Matt Molloy from Westport and John Carty from Boyle.