A 'Cursaí' profile of Irish musician and tin whistle player from his home in Doolin, County Clare.
In this excerpt from the programme, Micho tells Tadgh Mac Dhonnagháin about growing up in Doolin, the music he listened to, the musicians in his family, and taking up the whistle. Micho plays an old tune by Micheál Ó Donnchu and sings as Gaeilge and in English. He also talks about his unique style of playing the whistle.
This episode of Cursaí was broadcast on 21 February 1994 as a tribute to Micho Russell who died on 19 February 1994. The clip was originally broadcast on an episode of Cursaí in June 1990.
'Cúrsaí' was an Irish-language television magazine programme. It was first broadcast on 14 October 1986 with Neasa Ní Chinnéide and Seán Ó Tuairisg as presenters. It was originally billed as "iris-chlár le béim faoi leith ar chúrsaí reatha an lae agus ar chúrsaí na tíre i gcoitinne" (RTÉ Guide, 17 October 1986). However it covered a wide range of topics, including politics, current affairs, arts and entertainment. 'Cursaí' was broadcast four nights a week, from Tuesday to Friday, on RTÉ 2. It ended on 30 May 1995.