Famed traditional singer and much-loved Conemara composer, Tomás Mac Eoin, has won this year’s Gradam from RTÉ/Raidió na Gaeltachta in honour of a lifetime of work in conserving, promoting and celebrating the Irish language and traditional culture.
Mac Eoin, from an Bóthar Buí in Conemara, is also an actor and a poet, and his command of sean-nós singing won him Corn Uí Riada at Oireachtas na Gaeilge. He also appeared on the Fisherman’s Blues album with the Waterboys and has recorded extensively.
Seo é ag canadh An Cailín Álainn, amhrán a chum sé fhéín agus a chuireann gliondar ar daoine ó ngach aois go fóill.
Agus ag comhrá le Mairtín Tom Shéainín.