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Siansa Gael Linn in the National Concert Hall

March 31, 2014

The grand finale of Siansa Gael Linn will be broadcast live from in the National Concert Hall on Raidió na Gaeltachta on Sunday, 6 April 2014.

Siansa Gael Linn is a competition aimed at young traditional music and singing groups organised and the competition has being goin from strength to strength since it was first held in 2001.

The eight groups who will perform on the night are ‘Iontas’, Coola Post-Primary School, Riverstown, Co. Sligo;‘Cóiriú’, St. Mary’s, Grammar School, Magherafelt, Co. Derry; ‘Na hÓgánaigh’, Coláistí Eoin & Íosagáin, Booterstown, Co. Dublin; ‘Na Rógairí’, Coláiste Cois Life, Lucan, Co. Dublin;‘Glór Mhaigh Eo’, Castlebar, Co. Mayo;‘Ceoltóirí Chnoc na Gaoithe’, Tulla, Co. Clare; ‘Lasair’, Mallow, Co. Cork and ‘Trioscar’, Co. Waterford. Each group will perform their own ten to twelve minute selection of traditional music and song on the night in what promises to be a fantastic concert.

The winning group will be awarded the Gael Linn trophy and a cheque for €2,500 with €1,250 going to the group in second place and €750 to the group in third. The top three groups will also release a CD of their winning performances and the winners will be given the opportunity to play events such as the Temple Bar Trad Fest.

Tickets are available for €12 (€6 for students) from the National Concert Hall, 01-4170000 or www.nch.ie. The final of Siansa Gael Linn 2014 will be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, presented by Áine Hensey, on Sunday, 6 April, at 7.30 pm.

The independent production company Red Shoe Productions will record the event which will be broadcast on TG4 on Wednesday, 23 April, at 9.30pm.

Siansa is organised by Gael Linn with support from Foras na Gaeilge, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and Irish Music Magazine.

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