Ceol ón Chlann
The Gavin Family
Sunday @ 10.30pm
Ceol ón Chlann – Series 3
A series profiling musical families.
Programme 1: Clann Mhic Ruairí – Watch it on the TG4 Player
The Mac Ruairí family were raised on the Gaelic songs and stories of Rann na Feirste, in the Donegal Gaeltacht, passed on from their parents, grandparents and generations before them. As they entered adulthood they soon realised the value of their cultural upbringing and they formally founded the group Clann Mhic Ruairí. First and foremost they are passionate about preserving and promoting the song tradition of Rann na Feirste and passing this tradition on to the next generation.
Programme 2: The Gavin Family – Sunday @ 10.30pm
This episode explores the Gavin family, Frankie, Séan and Noreen who grew up surrounded by music in Corrandulla, Galway, where their father, J.J. ran a small thatched pub. As children, they remember spending nights listening from the top of the stairs listening to notable visiting musicians. The young Gavin’s played for President John F. Kennedy during his visit to Galway and Frankie, a fiddle prodigy, is recognized for his part in co-founding the legendary Irish folk group, De Dannan.