Music series

New traditional music series Stiúideo Cuan begins on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

Cuan an Cheoila new radio series presented by Liam Ó Maonlaí and produced by the new artistic hall Stiúideo Cuan at An Sp Idéal, starts tonight Thursday January 20 at 7 p.m. on TEN RnaG.

Each week, the traditional music series will feature different guest musicians who will join Ó Maonlaí to play music and discuss various aspects of music and life.

Ó Maonlaí describes the program as “a musical conversation”. The programs, recorded in the new arts venue, take an informal approach, allowing musicians to be creative and improvise.

Síle Denvir and Barry Kerr will be the guests of the first program. The other participating musicians are Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Nia Byrne, Peadar Ó Riada and Mick O’Brien, Mary Bergin and Conor Connolly, Johnny Óg Connolly and Liam O’Connor, Róisín Chambers and Maitiú Ó Casaide, Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich and Niamh Varian-Barry, Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly, and Caoimhe and Séamus Ó Flatharta.

A visual feed of the program will be available online each week.

Stiúideo Cuan opened its doors last November. Founded by Charlie and Éilís Lennon, it is based next to the Ceardlann Craft Center in the village of Gaeltacht and has recently undergone significant development to transform it from a studio-only into a live performance venue with a number of spaces , including a rehearsal and production space with recording and audio. -visual post-production facilities. The artistic director is Darach Mac Con Iomaire. Among his recent productions are the premiere of An Cosan Draiochta by Johnny Óg Connolly and the short film Leaving Ben.

To listen Cuan an Cheoilto visit www.rte.ie/rnag.