Fleadh2020 on TG4: Beoga, Sí fiddlers, Brian Finnegan, the Blackwater 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.
On Saturday, we delve into Ulster with music from The Blackwater Céilí Band, Donegal’s 13-strong female fiddle group, Sí fiddlers, featuring Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh, Bríd Harper and Liz Doherty, dance sensation David Geaney who performs a live version of one of his online collaborations with dancers, Ailbhe Liu and Seoda Wang from Donegal, the Ards Comhaltas group from Co. Down, last year’s u-12 whistling champion, Seán McAleer , the Molloy family from Derry, Armagh’s Brian Finnegan along with his 10-year old student, Odhrán Woods, some of the mighty young musicians from across the province including Jack Warnock, Eimhear Mulholland, John McCann, Oisín Murphy, Dearbhla Scallon, and the Walls sisters, and trad super group, Beoga.