Celtic Media Award Nomination and Rebroadcast for Vocal Chords
Our ‘Singing Our Way Home’ episode of Vocal Chords has been nominated for Best Radio Music Programme in this year’s Celtic Media Awards, which are being hosted in Dungarvan this year from the 20-22nd of April.
All five episodes of the series will also be broadcast on RTE Lyric FM from Friday May 6th to June 3rd at 19:00. We’re delighted to get this slot again, as the journey Iarla brings the audience on is a great way to detach from work mode and slip into a relaxed weekend mindset.
In this episode of Vocal Chords, presenter and The Gloaming singer, Iarla Ó’Lionáird explores the roots of traditions and folk song and how language, culture, identity and belonging are all tightly interwoven with song and singing. Song, Iarla says, becomes a vocal map to ourselves, to our roots, to our home. From the island of Inis Mór in Ireland with Sean Nós singer Treasa Ní Mhoilláin, and the Cwmbach Male Choir in Wales, to the spirituals in Africa and beyond, Iarla brings singing back to its roots and uncovers how songs and singing can bring you home.