Étain and Máire Ní Churraoin, from Ráth Chairn and the Lynagh Family from Athboy, feature on TG4 series Réalta agus Gaolta on Sunday 7th April as they are on the lookout for Ireland’s most talented family.
From Crystal Swing to Clannad, the Irish family has entertained us throughout the decades. Talented Irish families have excelled in their particular genres, whether it’s the pop music of The Corrs or the sean-nos dancing of the Cunninghams. Now it’s time to find the next family that will entertain the nation.
The Lynagh family.
They will be singing, dancing and banging out the tunes, as they go head-to-head against each other to win the opportunity to play live on stage supporting world famous Kíla in their National Stadium Concert in front of thousands, along with a cash prize of €3,000.
Hosted by Síle Seoige, the series will see over 70 acts battle it out to impress our judges, Irial O Ceallaigh, musician and TV personality, Sinéad Ní Uallacháin broadcaster with Raidió na Gaeltachta and Jim Lockhart, member of the Irish rock band, Horslips.
Episode three airs on the 7th of April, 8.30pm on TG4, everything from rock & roll and sean nós, to power ballads and more, with the following families:
Étain and Máire Ní Churraoin from Ráth Chairn, Co Meath
The Lynagh Family from Athboy, Co Meath
Sisters Robin, Ruby and Stacey Maher from Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Elaine Moore from Roscarbery, Co Cork & her daughter Isabelle
Susan & Sharon Ní Mhaoilín from Kilmaine, Co. Mayo
The Casey family from Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh
The Hughes family from Balbriggan Co Dublin
MEET THE JUDGES:
Irial O Ceallaigh: Champion sean nós singer. Irial was born into traditional singing with his family in An Rinn and in 2018 won the men’s sean nos singing competition at the Oireachtas.
Jim Lockhart: A member of the Irish rock band Horslips. With almost 50 years experience in the music business, Jim knows what it takes to entertain a crowd!
Sinéad Ní Uallacháin: Radio producer and broadcaster with Raidió na Gaeltachta with the inside track on what people want when it comes to entertainment.