Kilfenora’s Tara Howley features on TG4 this Sunday as par of a six part series recorded at the Cork Folk Festival.
Recorded in October of last year before the second lockdown, the six part series gives a glimpse at some top musical performers within the province. The series was filmed at iconic venues in Cork such as the now closed Kino, Cork City Gaol, St’ Luke’s and Cork Opera House.
An award-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer, Tara is part of the lineup for Sunday’s episode. She has spent the last number of years as the Piper with Riverdance and is a social media star with her tune a day campaign in 2019 and is behind her father Pádraic Howley’s runaway Instagram success story sing and step with Padraig.
She is a two-time senior all Ireland champion on the uilleann pipes. Tara has numerous all Ireland titles in solo competitions and with bands and groups in various instruments such as concertina, fiddle, uilleann pipes and many more. In 2014 Tara toured Britain and Ireland with the group Macalla na hÉireann and The Echoes of Erin. She produced and launched her debut solo album in April 2015 and is currently studying Irish music and dance in the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick. She plays music on this show for us with guitarist Seán O’Meara.
Doireann Ní Ghlacáin who is now living in the Banner County also appears on Sunday’s show. The renowned fiddle player and singer is steeped in the musical tradition of the Ó Riada and Glackin families. She sits down with the musicians to bring the interviews on screen in between performances.
Sunday’s episode airs at 9:30pm on TG4.