TFOT: Episode 5 - Iarla Ó'Lionáird "Can amhrán anois don rang"

Feb 19, 2015, 01:32 PM

Sean nós singer and songwriter Iarla Ó'Lionáird is Helen Shaw's guest in this edition of The Family of Things. Iarla is the voice of the acclaimed Irish ensemble The Gloaming whose album of the same name has received multiple award nominations. Iarla grew up in Cúil Aodha in Co Cork in an Irish speaking community in what he calls ' a hive of song' and along with his ten brothers sang, as a child, in Seán Ó Riada's choir. He talks about his relationship with his voice, his language and his creative journey from singing the cows back home to releasing his work through Peter Gabriel's label Real World Records.

In this second short clip, Iarla tells Helen about his earliest memories of singing as a child.

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