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Bright Side of The Road #10 – Featuring the Connolly Family

The theme for this weeks show is ‘Irish Family Bands’ and it features the amazing London Irish Traditional Band “The Connolly’s” who recently performed in the film series “The ICC Seisiúns”.

Featuring maestro of the accordion, Gary Connolly with his wife, the amazing fiddler, Teresa Connolly, along with their two children, the gifted, multi-instrumentalists and both ‘All Ireland’ and ‘All Britain’ Irish music champions, Ben Connolly, (age 16) and Ella Connolly (age 13). Together they all play mighty Irish music, which you will hear on the show.

There will also be tracks from The Sands Family, and from the generation of The Sands-  ‘Na Leanai’, (meaning the kids); also tracks from ‘The McPeake’s’ and  from Altan, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s family band ‘Na Mooneys’.

Henry Scott Irvine presents the weekly Irish music and arts show, with special guests, the ICC’s Cultural Director, Rosalind Scanlon and Film-maker Sé Merry Doyle, who directed the series of 14 lockdown concerts, “The ICC Seisiúns”.

Listen to the show here: