Celtic Music Radio is delighted to link up with Belfast”s Raidio Failte for a series of 10 Irish language programmes produced by students under their Irish Language Broadcast Fund training scheme.
Listen into the programmes from Wednesday
24th April at 6pm.
In the first programme, Damein O Donaill looks at the life and work of poet and songwriter Sean Ban Mac Grainna.
Relatively little recognition has been given to Rann na Feirste”s Sean Ban Mac Grainna until recently and it could be said he was overshadowed by his two brothers, the writers Seosamh Mac Grainna and Seamus O Grainna.
Damien who hails from Rann na Feirste himself, was able to use his local knowledge and his knowledge of the Donegal singing tradition to creat a programme that is unparralleled in its field. He recounts the life of Sean Ban Mac Grainna through his songs and stories.
Most of the recordings used in the show are live and original and feature people from all over Ulster, including Sean Ban MacGrainna himself.