Starting tonight, 2 September RTÉ2 at 8, renowned West Kerry traditional musicians, Father and son Breanndán and Cormac Ó Beaglaoich travel up the West coast of Ireland from Kerry to Donegal in their 40 year old camper van, Beauty, on a journey of musical discovery in Slí na mBeaglaoích.
In this exciting new six-part traditional music series, they meet with friends old and new, traditional musicians and artists as they embark on a trip of a lifetime. In what will be an eye-opening journey, they will unearth some of the most exciting musicians, singers and dancers of the Wild Atlantic Way. They will dig deep to explore the traditional music of all the regions they visit, showcasing exciting new talent as well as celebrating established musicians-who embody the tradition of their county. We are with the pair every step of the way as they travel through Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, before finally reaching their ancestral home of Donegal.
The Oliver Award nominee Cormac Begley and his father traditional music legend Breanndán, who is known for his spirit for adventure most recently seen in award winning documentary Camino Voyage, live for their music but this is not only a musical journey but a personal one too. They have a unique relationship as a father and son who both share the same passion. Young and old, they bring a musicians perspective to the telling of the tale of the traditional music of Ireland's western coastline. Along the way they take in all the great sights, experience some mishaps, enjoy plenty of laughs, and their camper van, Beauty has her own issues, as together they explore what defines the music of the West coast and each other.
Slí na mBeaglaoích, anocht ar RTÉ 2 ar a hocht.