20 Traditional Musicians Announced for Trad Ireland’s 20/20 Visionaries
Following a call for submissions in September, Trad Ireland/Traid Éireann has announced the 20 traditional artists who will take part in its new 20/20 Visionaries project.
The 20/20 Visionaries initiative sought ideas for performance-based videos in which traditional artists would introduce audiences to a musician or source of inspiration that has made an impact on them during their own musical journey.
The twenty successful projects announced today (9 Oct.) include fiddle-player James Carty focusing on Sligo legend Paddy Killoran, Fergal Scahill exploring the work of accordion player and composer Máirtín O’Connor, TG4 Young Musician of the Year Sharon Howley on the Kilfenora Céilí Band, uilleann piper Seán McKeon on Séamus Ennis, and fiddle-player Aoife Ní Bhriain exploring the work of Tommie Potts.
The videos will be 20 minutes long and offer a snapshot of the artist’s chosen visionary, explaining through words and music how they have been a source of inspiration. 20/20 Visionaries will be broadcast online each Sunday from 1 November with five themed episodes released over four weeks.
See below for the full list of artists and their chosen topic. For more, visit www.trad-ireland.com.
20/20 Visionaries projects
Paul Bradley – Tommy Peoples
James Carty – Paddy Killoran
Bob Gallagher – Tom Munnelly
Éamonn Galldubh – Ned Stapleton
Daithí Gormley – Joe Burke
Gráinne Hambly – Edward Bunting
Sharon Howley – Kilfenora Céilí Band
Jonathan Kelliher – Jeremiah Molyneaux
Seán McKeon – Séamus Ennis
Oisín Morrison – Jack Dolan
Aoife Ní Bhriain – Tommie Potts
Doireann Ní Ghlacáin – Tom Glackin
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh – Francie Mooney
Eibhlís Ní Shúilleabháin – Clann Uí Shúilleabháin-Maidhcí
Bryan O’Leary – Johnny O’Leary
Peter O Toole – Prosperous (album)
Mark Redmond – Neil Martin
Elaine Reilly – Angelina Carberry
Fergal Scahill – Máirtín O’Connor
Macdara Yeates – Liam Weldon