Mícheál Mac Rághnall

Rugadh Mícheál Mac Raghnaill i gContae Liatroma. Bhí suim mhór ag a mhuintir sa cheol. Bhí raidió agus gramafón sa bhaile acu. Bhídís ag éisteacht go rialta le cláracha raidió mar Ceolta Tíre, Céilí House agus Ballad Makers Saturday Night. Bhí múinteoirí maithe aige a mhúin roinnt mhaith amhrán do, amhráin as Gaeilge ina measc. Thosaigh sé ag dul ar laethanta saoire go Conamara sna seachtóidí, rud a mhúscail a shuimin amhránaíocht sa sean-nós. Thosaigh sé ag freastal ar Chlub an Ghóilín agus ag canadh sa Cobblestone Pub i lár na nóchadaí. Caith sé tamall ar choiste an Góilín le linn na tréimhse sin freisin. Bhíodh sé ag canadh go rialta i seisiún ceoil i nDroim Lis, seisiún atá curtha ar ceal anois de bharrCovid.Bíonn sé ag freastal ar An Góilín ar líne, ach tá an-áthas orainn fáilte mhór a chuir roimh Mhícheál anocht. Mícheál Mac Raghnaill was born in Co. Leitrim to a family with a strong interest in music. There was a radio and gramaphone in the house and both were used extensively. Mícheál remembers listening regularly to Radio Éireann programmes such as Ballad Makers Saturday Night, Céilí House, Ceolta Tíre etc. His school teachers had an interest in music and singing and taught him many fine songs, many of which were in the Irish language. In the 1970s he began to take holidays in the Connemara gaeltacht, which revived his interest in Sean-nós singing. He became a regular attendee at An Góilín singin sessions while living in Dublin in the 1990s and often sang in the Cobblestone Pub at that time too. Now back living in Leitrim, he was a regular attendee at his local singing session until Covid closed it down. Since he became aware of An Góilín’s online sessions he has returned to us as a regular attendee, and on this occasion, we are delighed to welcome him as our special guest. Due to the Irish Govt. Covid-19 restrictions the club will meet until further notice on the Zoom platform. To access it please email the website and request the link and and password. Club meets at 9:00pm sharp. If you wish to make a donation to An Góilín, to help with our work in promoting traditional singing and song you can do so by clicking on the donate button elsewhere on the website. All visitors and singers are welcome to join us. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the singing.

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