The well-known musical Ó Maonaigh/Mooney family from Cois Cláidí in Gaoth Dobhair will officially launch their new album live on Rónán Beo @3 on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, today, Thursday, 6th October.
The Mooneys were born and reared in Donegal’s Gaoth Dobhair Gaeltacht, an area rich in music and culture. The group is made up of sisters Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh on vocals and fiddle and Anna Ní Mhaonaigh on vocals and whistle; their brother, Gearóid Ó Maonaigh on guitar; and Gearóid’s son Ciarán Ó Maonaigh on fiddle.
This is the first album the family has recorded as a musical group, and this afternoon Rónán will host them live in RnaG studios to play and to talk about the new album, which features songs and tunes, both new and old. Na Mooneys will perform exclusive versions of those tunes on the show.
Today’s edition of Rónán Beo @3 can be viewed live online at the Rónán Beo @3 Facebook page, or you can tune into to the programme on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta today at 3 pm.