Irish traditional musicians Barney McKenna, Tony MacMahon and Micko Russell perform in the streets of Ennis, Co. Clare.
- Title Ennis County Clare
- 1st Broadcast 05/01/1978
- ContributorTony MacMahon (Producer)
Rory O'Farrell (Director)
Seamus Deasy (Camera)
- Clip Duration 00:05:41
- Material Type Video
- Series title The Green Linnet
- Clip title Travelling Musicians
- Extended description
Barney McKenna and Tony MacMahon are pictured in Ennis, Co. Clare during a Fleadh Cheoil, a traditional music festival. Barney McKenna on banjo and Tony MacMahon on accordion sit on the steps of a monument and play a tune.
Tony MacMahon, who grew up in Ennis, tells the gathered crowd about the travelling musicians he remembers who came to his father's house. These travelling musicians were given money by the local people. And so Barney and Tony are following in their steps. Barney McKenna uses his hat to collect from the audience in the street. Barney McKenna and Micko Russell dance an old style reel in the street while Tony MacMahon plays. Tony MacMahon introduces west Clare musician Micko Russell who plays a reel on the tin whistle.
'The Green Linnet' is a six part series following musicians Tony MacMahon and Barney McKenna as they busk their way through Europe. The musicians travelled in a green Citreon van. In 1967 Tony MacMahon had spent a year travelling around Europe and Morocco busking and this was the inspiration for the series.
'The Green Linnet' was first broadcast in 1979. The extract shown here is from the first episode which was broadcast on 5 January 1979. The series was restored and rebroadcast in the Take Two archive slot on RTÉ 2 in September 2006.
The late Barney McKenna is best known as the banjo playing member of the Dubliners. Tony MacMahon is an accordion player and broadcaster.
- Local keywords Traditional Music, Irish Dancing, Dancing, Music, Ennis, County Clare, Tony MacMahon, Barney McKenna, Micko Russell
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1978
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier P536/00078
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
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