Sean-nós singing in An Rinn, Co. Waterford

'Iris' paid tribute to traditional singer Nioclás Tóibín in a special programme broadcast in 1990. In this extract, presenter Mairéad Ní Nuadháin meets Tóibín in his native Waterford and hears how he got songs from his uncle, also called Nioclás Tóibín, who travelled around Ireland on his bicycle, collecting songs and talking to old people. He was encouraged at school by his music teacher Pilib Ó Foghlú.

Rugadh an t-amhránaí Nioclás Tóibín i mBaile Uí Raghallaigh, an Rinn, Co. Phort Láirge, i 1928. Chuaigh sé ar imirce go Sasana nuair a bhí sé óg. D'fhill sé ar an Rinn thart ar 1960. Fuair sé bás i 1994.

This edition of 'Iris' was broadcast on 17 June 1990.