Trad Stars to perform at Cork Opera House – 19 Feb 2017

Altan, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Paul Brady and Castle Céilí Band among headline acts at Gradam Ceoil TG4

A concert featuring an all-star line-up of traditional musicians will take place at Cork Opera House on Sunday, February 19, to honour their outstanding achievements.

The performers are the recipients of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2017 (All-Ireland Traditional Music Awards) and include big names like Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, fiddler, singer, and founding member of Altan and Donal Lunny.

They will joined on stage by their own special musical guests in a unique, star-studded line-up of musicians and award-presenters, including Altan, Paul Brady, Andy Irvine, The Castle Céilí Band, The Atlantic Arc Orchestra, Na Mooneys, The Macalla Orchestra and many more.

The prestigious event, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is the ‘oscars’ of Irish music, and will be broadcast live on TG4.

It is one of the best line-ups the concert has seen in years and tickets are selling quickly.,.

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Gradam Ceoil TG4 2017 Line Up

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh agus Altan (Overall Gradam Ceoil award)

Liam O’ Brien, the O’Brien family and Hajime Takahashi (Young Musician/ Ceoltóir Óg TG4 2017)

Micheál Ó Ruanaigh and The Macalla Orchestra (Best Composer/ Gradam an Chumadóra 2017)

Donal Lunny, Paul Brady, Andy Irvine (Hall of Fame/ Gradam Saoil 2017)

Mick O’ Connor and family (Special Contribution/ Gradam Comaoine 2017)

Rita Gallagher (Best Singer/ Amhránaí TG4 2017)

The Castle Ceili Band

Atlantic Arc Orchestra

Na Mooneys

Tickets for TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards 2017, priced €25, are now available from the Cork Opera House or phone 021 4270022. 

 For more information see or Facebook and Twitter @gradamceoil. #Gradam



Planxty – No Disco documentary to air this Christmas on TG4!

Christmas on TG4

 02.01.17 – 00.00am          Planxty – No Disco                      

Dedicated to legendary Irish band Planxty. Presented by Leagues O’Toole, the programme features exclusive interviews with founding members Christy Moore, Liam Óg O’Flynn and Andy Irvine as well as Paul Brady who replaced Christy in 1974. The programme also looks at Planxty from the perspective of some of today’s artists. Guests include David Kitt, Richie Egan (The Redneck Manifesto), Jimi Goodwin (Doves) and Colm Mac An Iomaire (The Frames).