Rónán Beo @3

Fidil Image Name: Fidil Description: Fidil playing during launch of Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy 29 November 2011. frm left Damien McGeehan, Aidan O'Donnell, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Copyright: RTÉ RnaG / Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy / Paul McErlane
Fidil Image Name: Fidil Description: Fidil playing during launch of Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy 29 November 2011. frm left Damien McGeehan, Aidan O'Donnell, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Copyright: RTÉ RnaG / Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy / Paul McErlane
Fidil Image Name: Fidil Description: Fidil playing during launch of Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy 29 November 2011. frm left Damien McGeehan, Aidan O'Donnell, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Copyright: RTÉ RnaG / Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy / Paul McErlane
Altan Image Name: Altan Description: Altan during launch of Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy 29 November 2011. Copyright: RTÉ RnaG / Scoil Gheimridh Frankie Kennedy / Paul McErlane
Altan Image Name: Altan Description: Altan during launch of Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy 29 November 2011 Copyright: RTÉ RnaG / Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy / Paul McErlane
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh Image Name: Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh Description: Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh playing during launch of Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy 29 November 2011 Copyright: RTÉ Rnag / Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy / Paul McErlane

Déanfar Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy na bliana seo a sheoladh go hoifigiúil ar Rónán Beo @3 inniu, beo ó Tigh Hiúdaí Beag i nGaoth Dobhair.  I mbliana, beidh an fichiú Scoil Gheimhridh, agus an ceann deireanach, ar siúl ó 27 Nollaig – 1 Eanáir.  Reachtáltar an Scoil Gheimhridh in ómós agus i gcuimhne ar Frankie Kennedy, fliúiteadóir den scoth, agus duine de bhunaitheoirí an ghrúpa Altan, a cailleadh go hóg sa bhliain 1994.  Beidh ceol beo ar an gclár inniu le baill d’Altan agus de Fidil, i measc cheoltóirí eile.  Ar na ceoltóirí a bheidh páirteach sa scoil i mbliana, beidh Altan; Séamus Begley & Tim Edey; Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn; Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman; Fidil; Mórga; Paddy Glackin & Dónal Lunny; Skara Brae; Seán McKeon & Liam O’Connor le John Blake; The Friel Sisters, agus go leor eile nach iad.  Presented by Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí.

This year’s Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy, the 20th and final one, will be launched on Rónán Beo@3 live from Tigh Hiúdaí Beag in Gaoth Dobhair.  The school was established in 1994 to celebrate and honour the life of Frankie Kennedy, a gifted flute player from Belfast and one of the founders of Altan, who passed away in 1994.  The launch today will include live music from members of Altan and Fidil, amongst others.  Those taking part in the school this year, which takes place from 27 December to 1 January, will include Altan; Séamus Begley & Tim Edey; Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn; Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman; Fidil; Mórga; Paddy Glackin & Dónal Lunny; Skara Brae; Seán McKeon & Liam O’Connor with John Blake; The Friel Sisters, and many more.  Presented by Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí.