Teach le Chéile
Gael Linn began broadcasting a series of live videos on their Facebook page every Thursday at 6pm. The series is called ‘Teach le Chéile’, where we will visit well-known singers, musicians and storytellers. The series began on the 7th May and to date we have been in Cúil Aodha with renowned musician, Peadar Ó Riada, in Mín an Iolair with acclaimed sean-nós singer Máire Ní Choilm, in Cork with the well-known storyteller, Pádraig Ó Brian and in Ranelagh with Na Casaidigh - Feargus and his two sons, Maitiú and Stiofán.
Multi-instrumentalist, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail from An Rinn, Waterford will feature in this week’s episode. Caoimhín started learning the tin-whistle at a young age, taking lessons from Bobby Gardiner and progressed to the uilleann pipes, under the tutelage of David Power. He’s been influenced by musicians such as Séamus Ennis, Willie Clancy, Tommy Reck and Patsy Touhey. In 2006, as part of his school transition year project, Caoimhín released an album called ‘Giorraíonn Beirt Bóthar’, with a group of friends, local musicians and singers. He has featured on many albums as an accompanist, including Caitlín Nic Gabhann’s album, ‘Caitlín’ in 2012, and Edel Fox and Neill Byrne’s album ‘The Sunny Banks’ in 2013, both albums being voted ‘Album of the year’ on Tradconnect. He also recorded an album ‘Lá ag Ól Uisce’ with his brother Seán and Tomás Ó Gealbháin in 2013. Caoimhín was awarded the TG4 Young Musician of the year Award in 2012. He joined the group ‘Caladh Nua’ in 2014 as a guitarist with additional flute and has taught and performed solo and with groups at home and abroad. His most recent recordings are ‘Flute & Fiddle’ with fiddler Paddy Tutty of nearby Dungarvan and a solo piping album ‘Uilleann Pipes from County Waterford’ on the NPU (Na Piobairí Uilleann) label.
Join us on Thursday 4th June, at 6pm, for the live broadcast of ‘Teach le Chéile’ with Caoimhín Ó Fearghail on the Gael Linn or Molscéal Facebook page. Keep an eye out for new episodes in the coming weeks. We will be joined by sisters Étáin and Máire Ní Churraoin, also known as ‘An Chéad Ghlúin Eile’ on Thursday, 11th June.