New Irish Language Broadcast Fund series Ceol ón Chlann explores six famous Irish families who have brought their music to the four corners of the world: the Keanes, the Blacks, the O Snodaigh’s, the McPeakes, the Pattersons and the Sands. Produced by Stirling Film and Television Productions Ceol ón Chlann begins this Sunday, 23rd September, at 10pm on TG4.
Ceol ón Chlann gives an insight into the musical journey that each family has taken and the influence that previous generations have had on their rich heritage. Narrated by Padraigín Ní Uallacháin, the stories are presented through rare footage from the archives of BBC, UTV and RTÉ and previously unseen private family footage.
Each programme contains exclusive interviews with family members including: Dolores and Séan Keane, Mary and Francis Black, Rónán, Colm and Rossa Ó Snodaigh, Francie McPeake III, Tommy Sands and Billy Patterson. Well-known journalists, musicians and broadcasters also offer unique perspectives throughout the series, which features: Liam Ó Maonlaí, Mary Bergin, Dónal Lunny, Áine Hensey, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Lynette Fay, Séan Bán Breathnach, Neil Martin, Breanndán Ó Beaglaioch, Brian Mullen Robert McMillen and Dónal K O’Boyle.
This is a documentary series that offers a fresh insight into the heritage of various Irish musical families, their legacy and their continuing significance in modern Ireland’s musical tapestry.
Ceol ón Chlann Sundays at 10pm on TG4.