The Tommy Tiernan Show has been firing on all cylinders in its new season, despite restrictions which mean there is no audience present. Last week, however, something happened which was ground breaking and yet ever so simple.
Tommy welcomed Séamus and Breanndán Begley on his show, two of our best renowned traditional musicians from West Kerry. They spoke about music, their upbringing, and of course, Gaeilge, the language in which they were brought up in.
Breanndán mentioned he would be more comfortable speaking in Irish as he finds he can express himself better in his native language and just like that, Tommy welcomed both Séamus and Breanndán to answer his questions, in Irish, if they so pleased.
To anyone who missed it, here's the portion of Séamus and Breanndán Begley's interview on @Tommedian last night where they answered only in Irish, the Kerry dialect is so nice to listen to pic.twitter.com/1lhzvSbdPv— Motherfoclóir: Hugh (@Motherfocloir) January 10, 2021
It's not a big deal, but it is momentous in its respectful tone.
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