Liam Ó Maonlaí’s ground-breaking solo album Rian takes to the stage as a thrilling dance-gig from which we also take our Song of the Day.
Liam O Maonlai
Congolese artist Niwel Tsumbu moved to Ireland in 2004. Like Liam O’Maonlaí he has continued to explore many strands of music and their eventual collaboration seemed inevitable. Watch them performing on Donal Dineen’s late night show The Small Hours.
Weaving the Land is the first in a new series of mixes from Folk Radio UK. The mixes explore traditional music and its connection to the land. Whether it is recalling memories of it or the longing for return to the homeland. The first mix opens to Irish poet Seamus Heaney and features Liam O’flynn, Kathryn Tickell, Kris Drever, Dick Gaughan and more.