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Doireann Ní Ghlacain and Tara Howley-KinoCork. Cork Folk Festival 2020. Photo: Bríd O'Donovan

Clare musicians to feature on new TG4 show

CLARE musicians Tara Howley and Doireann Ní Ghlacáin are to feature as part of a new six episode TG4 series of concerts recorded at the Cork Folk Festival in 2020.
The episode will be broadcast on Sunday, May 16 at 9.30pm. Tara is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer from Kilfenora. She has spent the last number of years as the piper with Riverdance and is a social media star with her tune a day campaign in 2019. She is also behind her father Pádraic Howley’s runaway Instagram success story ‘Sing and Step with Padraig. She is a two-time senior all Ireland champion on the uilleann pipes. Tara has numerous all Ireland titles in solo competitions and with bands and groups in various instruments such as concertina, fiddle, uilleann pipes and many more. In 2014 Tara toured Britain and Ireland with the group Macalla na hÉireann and The Echoes of Erin. She produced and launched her debut solo album in April 2015 and is currently studying Irish music and dance in the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick. She plays music on this show with guitarist Seán O’Meara.
Also appearing on the show is Doireann Ní Ghlacáin, a renowned fiddle player and singer steeped in the musical tradition of the Ó Riada and Glackin families who now lives in County Clare. 
According to a spokesperson for TG4, “In a year like no other, the makers of Cork Folk Festival have curated a feast for the senses for followers of traditional and folk music bringing the best of local and national artists to our screens. This new six-episode series recorded at the Cork Folk Festival in October 2020 just before the second lockdown, brings us some of Munster’s finest performers along with friends from further afield. Filmed in some of Corks most iconic venues, the now sadly closed Kino, Cork City Gaol, St’ Luke’s and Cork Opera House, the series of concerts and performances filmed behind closed doors can now be shared with all music lovers.”
The show also features Strung, a contemporary Irish music ensemble, Irish singer songwriter Robbie O’Connell and upcoming star of folk / trad  Mollaí Gough.

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