This Week: 20.12.16 @ 9.30pm
Eithne – Idir dhá Shaol
The Tuesday night documentary strand features home-grown Irish documentaries produced by independent production companies throughout Ireland. The documentary strand features strong, engaging stories on a range of topics. Upcoming features are:
Eithne – Idir dhá Shaol 20.12.16 @ 9.30pm
Eithne Ní Uallacháin’s untimely death in 1999 deprived this country of one of its finest singers, a deeply sensitive interpreter of songs from the Irish tradition. This documentary explores her life, music and legacy; from her early beginnings as a child in an Irish-speaking household with a passion for music and culture, coming to fruition as a singer and flute player amongst a vibrant music scene at university in the 1970s, forming an important musical partnership with fiddle player and husband Gerry O’Connor and her passionate promotion of the often overlooked music of her native Oriel region.