20 Traditional Musicians Announced for Trad Ireland’s 20/20 Visionaries

Sharon Howley

20 Traditional Musicians Announced for Trad Ireland’s 20/20 Visionaries

Projects will focus on artists such as Tommy Peoples, Angelina Carberry, Séamus Ennis and Tom Glackin.

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 BradleyTommy Peoples
James CartyPaddy Killoran
Bob GallagherTom Munnelly
Éamonn GalldubhNed Stapleton
Daithí Gormley – Joe Burke
Gráinne HamblyEdward Bunting
Sharon HowleyKilfenora Céilí Band
Jonathan KelliherJeremiah Molyneaux
Seán McKeonSéamus Ennis
Oisín MorrisonJack Dolan
Aoife Ní BhriainTommie Potts
Doireann Ní GhlacáinTom Glackin
Mairéad Ní MhaonaighFrancie Mooney
Eibhlís Ní ShúilleabháinClann Uí Shúilleabháin-Maidhcí
Bryan O’LearyJohnny O’Leary
Peter O TooleProsperous (album)
Mark RedmondNeil Martin
Elaine ReillyAngelina Carberry
Fergal ScahillMáirtín O’Connor
Macdara YeatesLiam Weldon

Published on 9 October 2020

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