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Féile na Carraige – Lá 6

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Lá Teaghlaidh

Bhí Lá Teaghlaidh  againn go Carnfunnock lán spraoi, spóirt agus bia blasta. Lá den scoth go dhaoine óga agus teaghlaigh i gcotinne a bhí ann dírithe ar an Ghaeilge. Bhí cainteoirí líofa in éineacht le foghlaimeoirí agus Ghaeil óga ar fad amach le chéile do lá shóisiálta. Go raibh maith agaibh as gach duine a bhí ann, comh hairithe Pól Ó Muireagáin, ár chef agus tiománaí! Maith thú Pól!79

At First Light le Gráinne Holland agus Réalta

Bhí oíche d’sárcheoil curtha le chéile againn daoibh. Bhían banna cheoil nua-laíoch At First Light i mbun cheolchoirm i gclub an Chairdinéil Uí Dhónáill, d’oíche a bhí láncraic, ceol agus spraoi! Lena chois sin, bhí tacaíocht ó réaltanna áitiúla Gráinne Holland agus Réalta a bhí thar barr! Maith sibh ar fad!

Maidir le At First Light

Cuimsíonn At First Light an Phíobar Uilleannach mór lé rá John McSherry agus an sár fhidléir Dónal O’Connor a chum Tripswitch a cuireadh síos mar fhuaimiúil chomhléine. Comh maith le tallann Francis McIlduff as an chlann McPeake agus aoianna ar nósTony Byrne, Michael McCague and Ciara McCrickard, tá sé soiléir le tuiscint léiriú an bhanna mar ‘a dream team line up’.

 

“Irish trad gets a kick up the backside with this dream-team line-up of fiddles, Uilleann pipes and crystal clear vocals. The Pixies meets Planxty? Now there’s a thought” – The Irish Times

 

Maidir le Ghráinne

Is as iarthar Bhéal Feirste ó dhúchas do Ghráinne Holland agus tá sí ar dhuine de na hamhránaithe is úire atá i ndiaidh teacht chun cinn i saol an cheoil traidisiúnta Ghaelaí. Tá guth láidir álainn aici agus is ceannródaí í atá ag cur na amhránaíochta Gaeilge os comhair lucht éisteachta nua agus ag athneartú agus ag athnuachan sean amhrán na nGael.

Thit Gráinne i ngrá leis an cheol agus leis an amhránaíocht agus í ina girseach óg. Tógadh le Gaeilge agus le Béarla í agus d’fhreastail sí ar an chéad Ghaelscoil i mBéal Feirste, Bunscoil Phobail Feirste áit ar cothaíodh grá inti do na hamhráin traidisiúnta Ghaeilge.

Maidir le Réalta

Is iad Connor Lamb, Deirdre Galway, Aaron O’hagan agus Micky McCluskey Réalta. Tá cur chuige beomhar, corraitheach, measúla ag an bhanna ceoil Feirsteach seo ó thaobh ceol traidisiúnta de. Spreagadh iad go mór ag na leithéidí The Bothy Band, Planxty agus claisiceacha eile, mheascann siad na gnéithe suthaine le seánraí ceoil eile d’fhuaim úr nua-laíoch.

Ag seinm ar na píopaí uilleannacha, féadóga, guitár, bouzouki agus bodhrán, léiríonn an banna il-ionstraimithe seo ceol lán brí nasctha le scéal, fonn agus amhrán. Sé coiriú ceolmhar óg in éineacht le mhionchruinneas Réalta a tháirgeann feidhmiú foirfe.

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Family Funday

We had Family funday to Carnfunnock full of fun, games and tasty food . A great day out for both young people and families alike that was centres on the Irish79 language. We had fleunt speakers along with learners and their children out togather for a great day out! Thank you to every one who was made it out, especially Paul Morgan who was chef and driver!

First Light supported by Gráinne Holland and Réalta

We put together a superb night of music for you. The modern and innovative band At First Light took to the stage in O’Donnell’s  for a night that that was full of craic, supberb music and fantastic company! At First Light were supported by local stars Gráinne Holland and Réalta. A night of fantastic music was had! The west were host to a wealth of talent. Maith sibh!

 

About At First Light

At First Light comprises the talents of world renowned Uilleann Piper John McSherry and outstanding fiddle player Dónal O’Connor, creators of Tripswitch, which has been described as ‘Acoustic perfection’. Combined with the sublime talent of Francis McIlduff from the famous McPeake clann and guests such as Tony Byrne, Michael McCague and Ciara McCrickard you can see why the band is being portrayed as ‘a dream team line up’.

 

“Irish trad gets a kick up the backside with this dream-team line-up of fiddles, Uilleann pipes and crystal clear vocals. The Pixies meets Planxty? Now there’s a thought” – The Irish Times

 

We have put together a superb night of music for you. The modern and innovative band At First Light will take to the stage in O’Donell’s  for a night that promises to be a cracker! At First Light will be supported by local stars Gráinne Holland and Réalta. Don’t miss out, join us!

About Gráinne

Gráinne Holland, from Belfast is a fresh talent in the Irish traditional music circuit with amazing vocal strength and beauty.  A pioneer in forging new territory for Gaelic song, Gráinne’s exquisite lyrical charms breathe new life into the Gaelic verses of old.

Gráinne’s love of Irish music and song began at an early age.  A product of the Irish language revival in the North of Ireland, she was raised in both Gaelic and English and she attended the first Irish-medium school in Belfast. It was here that her love of traditional song was fostered.

About Réalta

Réalta are made up of Connor Lamb, Deirdre Galway, Aaron O’Hagan and Micky McCluskey. They take a lively, exciting and respectful approach to Irish traditional music.
Reared on a staple diet of The Bothy Band, Planxty and other such classics, this Belfast based band captures the timeless aspects of the tradition and gently infuses them with elements from other musical genre.

Performing on dual uilleann pipes, whistles, guitar, bouzouki and bodhrán this multi-instrumentalist group present an enchanting programme of dance music interspersed with the occasional story, air and song. A youthful curiosity is evident in the musical arrangement and is paired with a strict attention to detail in its execution.

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