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Geraldine & Éamonn Cotter profiled on TG4 this weekend

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A Clare musical family will be profiled on TG4 on Sunday night (tomorrow).

Sé mo Laoch, TG4’s flagship traditional music series, tells the story of some of Irelands greatest musicians and singers. Each of the 5 one-hour documentaries celebrates the musicianship and creativity of some of our most well-known and respected performers.

On Sunday December 6th at 9.30pm, Co. Clare siblings Geraldine and Éamonn Cotter feature. The Banner County is renowned as the homeplace of Irish Traditional Music as it lives and breathes in every almost every homestead and every parish.

Two of the most well-known exponents of tradition are siblings the Cotter siblings. Geraldine is a piano player and teacher with a unique take on music and she grew up playing with the older masters of the music. Éamonn is a flute player and flute maker and whilst he played with the Tulla Céilí Band as a young fellow he now makes flutes that are played all over the world.

Their life and music with is examined by guests such as Jack Talty, Kieran Hanrahan, Áine Hensey, Méabh Donnelly & Charlie Harris.

The series, produced for TG4, showcases the huge diversity of Irish traditional music and musicians, from “the Jimmy Hendrix of the pipes” Paddy Keenan to Cork sisters Nollaig Casey & Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Fermanagh singer Gabriel McArdle and Clare siblings Geraldine & Éamonn Cotter, not to mention the king of ‘Kerryoke’ himself Séamus Begley. Each programme is as unique as it is intimate and tells the story of these seminal musicians in their own words. Previous episodes are available to watch on

Directed by Ciarán Ó Maonaigh and produced by Dónal O’Connor, Executive Producer is Niamh Ní Bhaoill. ‘Sé mo Laoch is produced by Aniar TV.

Stuart Holly is the editor and co-founder of The Clare Echo. A native of Ennis, Stuart studied at St Flannan's College before obtaining a journalism degree in Dublin. After interning at The Evening Herald, he landed his first job with The Irish Daily Mail, Stuart worked in newspaper production with the Independent Group and in Auckland, New Zealand before a lengthy spell as a pun-spewing sub-editor at the Irish Daily Star. In 2015, Stuart returned to The Banner County where he took up employment as a news reporter with The Clare People.

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