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Win tickets to Siansa Gael Linn

March 26, 2013

This week two lucky subscribers will win two tickets each to the grand finale of Siansa Gael Linn which will take place in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday, 14th April 2013.

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

On the night eight groups representing secondary schools in Co. Galway, Derry, Dublin Limerick, Co. Waterford and Sligo will perform a 10-12 minute performance with emphasis on various elements of music i.e. rhythm, phrasing, notes, etc. to create imaginative links between the tunes/song.

The groups will be judged on their overall performance on the night, incorporating choice of music, arrangement, singing and ensemble playing. And this year’s judges include the Donegal fiddler, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, founder of the group ‘Fidil’, the renowned box player and singer Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich from Baile na bPoc in West Kerry and who is a member of trad bands ‘Beginish’ and ‘Boys of the Lough’ they will be joined on the night with the highly respected whistle-player, Mary Bergin, who has worked with ‘Dé Danann’ and ‘Dordán’ over the years.

The young traditional music group Teaspach from Sligo were last year’s winners and they were amongst the performs who took the stage in January during this year’s Templebar Tradfest.

As they are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year, Gael Linn Gael Linn are delighted that President Michael D. Higgins will attend this year’s Siansa final. The concert will be broadcast live from the National Concert Hall on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta at 7.30p.m. and will be compered by the station’s popular presenter, Áine Hensey.

Siansa provides a platform for traditional groups who are aiming to develop their own traditional style as did groups such as Dervish, Solas, Altan, Danú, Téada, etc.

This week’s question:

Where will this year’s grand finale of Siansa Gael Linn take place?

• Limerick University’s Concert Hall
• National Concert Hall
• Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
• Wexford Opera House

Please forward answers along with yours school’s name and contact details to the following email address: duais@comhdhail.ie and have the words “Comórtas Gaelport” as the subject of your mail.

The closing date for receipt of entries is 12 noon Wednesday, 3rd April 2013.

Congratulations to Anraí Mac Fhlannchadha from Dublin who won prizes in our last competition.

Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge are very grateful to Gael Linn who kindly gave us these great prizes for this competition.

A limited amount of tickets for the event are still available from the National Concert Hall on 01:4170000 / www.nch.ie – don’t miss it !

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