RTÉ Archives looks back to 1979 series 'The Green Linnet', a six part series following musicians Barney McKenna and Tony MacMahon as they busk their way through Europe.

In this clip from the programme, Irish traditional musicians Barney McKenna, Tony MacMahon and Micho Russell perform in the streets of Ennis, County Clare during a Fleadh Cheoil, a traditional music festival.

As travelling musicians, they collect money and perform an old-style reel as Micho Russell plays a reel on the tin whistle.

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.