The Time Out Podcast

The Time Out Podcast EP 54 With Guest Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh August 28th '21

August 25, 2021 Tony McGettigan Episode 54
The Time Out Podcast
The Time Out Podcast EP 54 With Guest Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh August 28th '21
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Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh was destined to have music play a big role in her life as both her mother Kitty and late father Francie were very musical. Destiny is one thing but reality is another and Mairéad has well and truly made her destiny a reality many times over. In the late 80's she co founded Altan with her late husband Frankie Kennedy (RIP). The group have enjoyed great success over the years, in all continents and now perform with 4 members when on stage. Mairéad was named Donegal person of the year in 2009, a fitting award for a lady who has shone such a great light on Donegal music as well as Irish trad/folk. I talk to Mairéad about the great influence of her parents,  and we talk about some of the other groups she's a member of, plus much more! I hope you enjoy the interview!

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Live Music Drought
Early Music Memories
Altan Members Past/Present
Performing In Multiple Groups
Manus Lunny
Gleantáin Ghas Gaoth Dobhair
Her Late Dad's Great Talents
Donegal Person Of The Year 2009
Gradam Ceoil TG4 Award 2016 Trad Musician Of The Year