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Mossie & Aine Martin – fiddle & harp

Mossie & Aine Martin on fiddle and harp, during the senior duets competition at the Fleadh in Derry in 2013.

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Actor Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) to tour with McGoldrick

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Actor Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter, Braveheart, Gangs of New York) will take up his fiddle for a 10-date tour of Ireland in January, with flute and uilleann pipe player Michael McGoldrick, Dirk Powell on banjo and fiddle, and Francis Gaffney on guitar. The programme will mix Irish traditional music with Cajun, Appalacian and American Old-Time.
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Fleadh documentary on BBC One Northern Ireland

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A new BBC One Northern Ireland documentary goes behind the scenes of the Fleadh, which attracted 430,000 visitors to Derry this year.

The documentary, which will be shown on BBC One next Monday, December 2, at 10.35pm, follows young competitors as they take part in the histoiric Fleadh. Among the musicians featured are Una, a young saxophonist; seven members of the McKenna family, and banjo player Tomas Quinn. It also features composer Lorcán MacMathúna and his work on the specially commissioned piece, ‘From the River to the Sea,’ which opened the Fleadh in a ceremony in St Columb’s Cathedral.

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