Siúlach Scéalach

Ian Lee and Éamonn Ó Dónaill in the Archives Image Name: Ian Lee and Éamonn Ó Dónaill in the Archives Description: Ian Lee and Éamonn Ó Dónaill in the Archives
Ian Lee and Éamonn Ó Dónaill in the Archives Image Name: Ian Lee and Éamonn Ó Dónaill in the Archives Description: Ian Lee and Éamonn Ó Dónaill in the Archives
Ian Lee and Éamonn Ó Dónaill in the Archives Image Name: Ian Lee and Éamonn Ó Dónaill in the Archives Description: Ian Lee and Éamonn Ó Dónaill in the Archives

Is é Éamonn Ó Dónaill, Stiúrthóir Oideachais Ghaelchultúir, a bheidh mar aoi speisialta ag Ian Lee ar an chlár inniu lena rogha féin míreanna ón tsraith Siúlach Scéalach.  Is as Gaoth Dobhair do Éamonn, agus mar sin blas Dhún na nGall ar a chuid roghanna, orthu sin Máire Ní Bhraonáin ón ghrúpa Clannad ag ceol Rotha an tSaoil sa bhliain 1969, amhrán atá bunaithe ar The Circle Game le Joni Mitchell.  Cloisfidh muid comhrá fíor-shuimiúil idir Seán Ó hEochaidh, Séamus Ennis agus Conall Ó Beirn i gcanúint álainn Theilinn sa bhliain 1949, agus Conall Ó Domhnaill as Rann na Feirste ag caint ar an aistriú go Gaeltacht na Mí sa bhliain 1935.  Chomh maith leo sin, beidh mír le Tadhg Ó Rabhartaigh, scríbhneoir as Anagaire, ag caint ar an Ghaeltacht agus é óg, agus sean-scéal ó Anraí de Bláca, cainteoir ó dhúchas ó Cho an Chláir.  Láithriú agus léiriú le hIan Lee.

Eámonn Ó Dónaill, Director of Education with Gaelchultúr, is Ian Lee’s special guest on the programme today with his own choice of items from the series to date.  Éamonn is from Donegal, and that influenced the items he had most interest in, naturally, which will include Moya Brennan from Clannad singing ‘Rotha an tSaoil’, a version of Joni Mitchell’s ‘The Circle Game’.  We’ll hear Séamus Ennis, Seán Ó hEochaidh and Conall Ó Beirn from Teelin in Donegal with a fascinating conversation, in the local dialect, about many issues, and also Conall Ó Domhnaill from Ranafast speaking about the move from home to the Co Meath Gaeltacht in 1935.   Tadhg Ó Rabhartaigh, a writer an teacher from Annagry in Donegal, talks about the local Gaeltacht he grew up in, and we’ll hear Henry Blake (Anraí de Bláca), a native Irish-speaker from Co Clare, with a local folktale.  Presented and produced by Ian Lee.