Talented musicians and dancers of Donegal will be in centre-focus when a new TV series presented by Caitlín Nic Aoidh begins this week.
The Cloughaneely native hosts Féilte on TG4, a music show which celebrates talented musicians from Ireland’s Gaeltacht regions, including two in Donegal.
Caitlín begins the show on Thursday 6th July (8.30pm) in her home county in Gaoth Dobhair and gave Donegal Woman a preview of what musical gems are coming to our screens.
There’s something for everyone on Féilte, Caitlín says, and we’re going to see a lively mix of performers.
“The first episode of the season will be in Teach Hiúdaí Beag in Gaoth Dobhair and we’ll have the amazingly talented Emma Ní Fhíoruisce singing her own song.
“We’ll have the band ‘An Crann Óg’ performing a few tunes for us, Clíodhna Ní Ghallchóir singing a sean nós song and viral jiving sensation Megan Ó Rodaigh from Falcarrach giving us a few steps,” Caitlín said.
Another Donegal-based episode later in this nine episode run of Féilte will come from Glencolmcille.
Caitlín most enjoyed meeting so many interesting people as she travelled around Ireland.
“I love getting to meet all the musicians and dancers along the way. They’ve all really interesting stories. Being on the road with the Riverside Television crew is so much fun. They’re all a great laugh and they slag in true Donegal style!”
The future looks bright for local gifted artists, according to Caitlin, who said she ‘absolutely loved’ showcasing Donegal and its many talented musicians.
“Donegal is home to so many talented musicians and after filming two shows in Donegal, I know the tradition is still very much alive and I can see the musicians getting far in the music industry,” she said.
Féilte airs on TG4 on Thursday 6th July at 8.30pm