The young traditional music group Teaspach from Sligo Grammar School are hoping to hit the right note at the Siansa Gael Linn All-Ireland Final in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, on Sunday, 29 April next.
The young musicians – Áine Ní Mháirtín, Nell Ní Cheallaigh, Gearóid Ó Duibhir, Íde Ní Chionnaith, Deéasán Mac Aonghusa, Hanna Ní Cheallaigh, Peadar Ó Maonaigh and Pádraig Ó Gabháin – have qualified through two rounds of this prestigious competition since December last to clinch a much coveted place among the finalists.
They will compete along with seven other talented teenage groups from Counties Dublin, Tipperary, Waterford, Galway and Mayo for a prize-fund of E4,500.
Each group will perform their own ten to twelve minute selection of traditional music and song on the night in what promises to be a fantastic concert,
Teaspach are no strangers to the National Concert Hall stage, having contested last year’s final also.
Indeed, Sligo Grammar School have enjoyed great success in the competition previously, as the group ‘Spraoi’ won first prize in 2009.
Members of that group, Paddy Hazelton, Niamh Farrell, Ted and Jos Kelly are steadily gaining recognition as the JPTrio and released a CD lately.
The Siansa Gael Linn Grand Finale will be broadcast live from the National Concert Hall on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Sunday, 29 April at 7.30p.m. and will be presented by Áine Hensey.
A limited amount of tickets for the event are still available from the National Concert Hall on 01-4170000 or www.nch.ie