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Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy launch live on RnaG

The late Frankie Kennedy.

The late Frankie Kennedy.

THE 20th and final Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy will be launched on Rónán Beo@3 on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta live from Tigh Hiúdaí Beag in Gaoth Dobhair on December 4 at 3 pm. 

The school was established in 1994 to celebrate and honour the life of Frankie Kennedy, a gifted flute player from Belfast and one of the founders of Altan, who passed away in 1994.

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The launch will include live music from Altan’s Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh and Caitlín Nic Gabhann, among others, and people are welcome to attend.

This year, the school will run from 27th December to 1 January, and a stellar line up of musicians will ensure that it will be a very special 20th and final school.

The line up will include Altan; Skara Brae; Séamus Begley & Tim Edey; Paddy Glackin & Dónal Lunny; Fidil; Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn; Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman; Mórga; Seán McKeon & Liam O’Connor with John Blake; The Friel Sisters, and many more.

Tune in to hear the launch live on Rónán Beo @3 on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Wednesday 4 December at 3pm. Further information and tickets www.frankiekennedy.com.

Altan playing at the launch of Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy 2011.

Altan playing at the launch of Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy 2011.

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