Programme 2  

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In this programme Sharon talks about the family. Learn some words and phrases that will help you say how many brothers and sisters you have, where they are in the family and if you get on with them.

Sharon’s guest is Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, best known for her vocals and fiddle playing with the internationally renowned group ALTAN. The group takes its name from Loch Altan, a lake near Gweedore, Mairéad’s homeplace. As well as Mairéad, Sharon meets her father, Francie Mooney and her nephew Ciarán, who are all steeped in the Irish language and in Irish Traditional music.

Sharon moves on to Ionad Cois Locha, a heritage centre at the foot of Mount Errigal. Founded and run by local people, the centre explores the traditions of this part of Donegal. Here Sharon meets Gearóidín Breathnach and her family - with a family of seven there is always plenty to talk about!

Music is the principal language of Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh and her family, so for this week’s soundscape we listen to her play a traditional piece of music with Francie and Ciaran.

In this episode of ‘An Grá faoi Ghlás’ the contestants are all getting to know each other a little better. . . but will there be love in the air?