The Black Velvet band singer Maria Doyle Kennedy talks playing Féile and their upcoming album.
The first Féile music festival was held in Thurles, County Tipperary, over the August bank holiday weekend. 'Púiríní' an RTÉ Irish language programme for young people, sent its reporters to check out the atmosphere and meet some of the bands.
Just off the stage Maria Doyle Kennedy of the Black Velvet Band talks about their set and recording a new album, which they hope to release next year.
Bhí Donall Mac an Rí ina mhac léinn i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, nuair a thosaigh sé mar láithreoir ar an gclár 'Púiríní'. Ghlac Maria Doyle Kennedy páirt sa scannán 'The Commitments' sa bhliain 1991. 'Maria Live' (2014) an t-albam aonair is déanaí a chuir sí amach.
'Púiríní' was an Irish language series for young people, which followed two presenters, Donall Mac an Rí and Clíona Ní Bhuachalla, on their weekend trips to summer festivals and events. It ran from 1988 to 1990 and was filmed entirely on location each week. 'Púiríní' was A Coco Production for RTÉ.
This edition of 'Púiríní' was broadcast on 16 August 1990. The reporter is Donall Mac an Rí.
Féile - RTÉ Guide, 14 July 1990, p.23