A new season of the Amhráin is Ansa series which uncovers some of the mysteries of sean-nós singing by listening to the best singers from the living tradition as they talk about their art and sing some of their favourite songs.
Presented by Antaine Ó Faracháin, each of 20 programmes in the series introduces us to a prominent sean-nós singer who talks about the songs that have captured his/her imagination. Guests also reveal which other singers influence them and talk about their local heritage of song, how they source songs, and about how they decide which songs best suit their individual style.
The highlight of each half-hour programme is a performance by the singer of the favourite songs from his/her store.
This season's guest are as follows: Róisín Elsafty, Lillis Ó Laoire, Neill Ní Chróinín, Tomás Ó Neachtain, Nollaig Ní Laoire, Carthách Mac Craith, Nan Tom Teamín, Mairéad Mhic Dhonnacha, Joe John Mac Con Iomaire, Mairéad Ní Oistín, Séamus Ó Beaglaíoch, Máire Uí Dhroighneáin, Brian Ó Domhnaill, Odí Ní Chéilleachair, Treasa McClafferty, Eoiní Mhaidhcí Ó Suilleabháin, Eibhlín Ní Chearna, Peadar Ó Ceannabháin, Nollaig Nic Aindriú agus Eibhlís Ní Thuama.