Meitheal na mBan – clár iomlán

Craoladh clár speisialta ar TG4 Dé Domhnaigh, ar son Women’s Aid.

Here’s a photo from the last day of filming, with the crew in PPE!

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With Mary Black, Wyvern Lingo, Sharon Shannon, Bronagh Gallagher, Loah, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and loads more besides, it features many of the performances included in the YouTube shows, and some added extra. And also a gorgeous poem by Imelda May, which I adored!

It’s perfect to pop on for a little pick me up; or to watch with a group.

Is féidir féachaint siar air ar an seinnteoir anseo.

Meitheal na mBan

Tá seinnliosta de gach clár ón sraith Meitheal na mBan ar fáil ar YouTube TG4 anois.

Agus coinnigh súil amach, beidh clár speisialta Meitheal na mBan ar chainéal teilifíse TG4, Dé Domhnaigh, 5 Iúil 21:30.

Idir an dá linn, seo amhrán deiridh na sraithe ar líne. Admhálaim go raibh na deora liom agus mé ag breathnú air seo Dé Céadaoin seo caite. Idir an ceol agus na híomhánna, tá sé fíorchumhachtach.

 

Agus mura bhfuil sé déanta agat go dtí seo, níl sé ródhéanach deontas a thabhairt do Womens Aid. 🙂

FÍSEÁN: Hiberno-English

Físeán eile mar chuid den tsraith #LeChéile le Foras na Gaeilge.

I love learning about Hiberno-English… the more I read about it, the more I realise how much my use of English is based on Gaeilge, agus tá sé fíor-spéisiúil!

Just yesterday my Dad complained that his shopping trolley was “bockety”… dar ndóigh thosaigh mise ag tabhairt léachta ar stair an fhocail, díreach ansin os comhair na nglasraí. N’fheadar an raibh spéis aige ann dáiríre ach tá seantaithí aige bheith ag éisteacht go béasach liom ar aon chuma… 😛

Dán Nua – Céim ar Chéim

Here’s a new bilingual poem, scríofa do Meitheal na mBan, ar son Women’s Aid.

It breaks my heart to think of any person who is stuck at home with their abuser during this pandemic. I’m very proud to have been involved in this amazing concert series for the past four weeks, a bhí ag bailiú argid ar son Women’s Aid.

Buíochas le Tyrone Productions as an bpíosa seo a choimisiúnú, agus le TG4 as é a chraoladh!

Amhrán na bhFiann EXPLAINED

🤫CONFESSION
until recently I did not know all the words Amhrán na bhFiann.
I knew *SOME* of course 😅 but it always bothered me to not be able to sing along properly.
It only took a global pandemic for me to sort myself out. 😝

Tá súil agam go gcabhróidh an físeán seo le go leor daoine liricí ár namhrán náisiúnta a fhoghlaim i gceart faoi dheireadh! Rinne mé an físeán don tsraith #LeChéile le Foras na Gaeilge.

 

#LeChéile le Foras na Gaeilge

Táim an-sásta bheith ag cruthú físeán don fheachtas #LeChéile. Beidh físeán liom ar YouTube an Fhorais chuile Chéadaoin ar feadh ceithre seachtaine.

Thosaigh mé le ceann ar an bhfilíocht… mar is dual dom!

Chomh maith leis sin, beidh mé ag glacadh seilbh ar Instagram an Fhorais chuile Dhéardaoin ar feadh ceithre seachtaine.

Inniu beimid ag cruthú ‘Dánta Dubha’ (‘BlackOut Poems’) le chéile… is mór an spraoi é AGUS beidh comórtas ar siúl freisin! Leabhair álainn le buachan…

Comórtas

Bí liom ar leathanach Insta Foras na Gaeilge ag 1pm!

Trinity Comprehensive School

Is tionscnamh deas filíochta é seo a raibh ról beag agam ann.

Scríobh daltaí ón meánscoil Trinity Comprehensive i mBaile Munna dánta i mBéarla, ag obair mar leabharlannaí scoile agus an scríbhneoir Kevin Mc Dermott. Agus le cabhair óna muinteoir Joe Ó Ceallaigh, a chuir an tionscnamh le chéile, chruthaigh siad “macallaí” de na dánta i nGaeilge.

Deirtear liom gur tionscnamh idirnáisiúnta a bhí i gceist mar ghlac daoine sa óga sa tSualainn páirte chomh maith.

Tar éis é sin ar fad, iarraidh ormsa na dánta a thaifeadadh, agus tá siad anois á n-eisiúint ar líne ar Twitter na scoile.

I’m very happy to be the voice of this project. Molaim an obair go mór. Go n-éirí leo!

 

 

Filíocht #SaolTríGhaeilge

Rinne mé an ceithre dhán a scríobh mé don chlár Ciara Ní É – Saol Trí Ghaeilge a uaslódáil go YouTube, agus tá siad ar fáil ar sheinnliosta anseo.

The four poems I wrote for Ciara Ní É – Saol Trí Ghaeilge are on my YouTube channel here. They’d been shared directly to Twitter and Facebook, but I find it a lot easier to keep track of videos when they also have a permanent home on YouTube.

Míle buíochas le Aniar for sending on the footage!

Meitheal na mBan ar YouTube TG4

Táim ríméad orm bheith bainteach le Meitheal na mBan, sraith cheolchoirmeacha inspioráideacha a chraolfar ar YouTube TG4, gach Céadaoin go ceann ceithre seachtaine.

Mar a scríobhadh san Offaly Tatler:

The series will be presented by Ciara Ní É, a spoken word poet, and broadcaster. As well as acting as Bean an Tí, Ciara will also perform a specially commissioned spoken word piece entitled Céim ar Chéim about the impact of domestic violence during lockdown. Several select performances from the series will also be broadcast as a one-off TV special to air on TG4 later in the Summer.

1 in 4 women in Ireland experience domestic abuse with the problem surging globally during lockdown. An Garda Síochána has seen an increase of 25% of call outs during Covid19 and Women’s Aid has experienced an increase of 60% in calls to the National Freephone Helpline in recent weeks. Now the services of Women’s Aid are needed more than ever.

Sarah Benson, CEO Women’s Aid says, “For many of us home is a place of safety in a time of uncertainty and during the Covid19 national emergency we have all been told to stay home.  For thousands of women and children across Ireland, home has become a place of violence and fear.  There is a ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances which is leading to a major increase in the number and the severity of incidents of domestic abuse.

Women’s Aid are doing all we can to support women experiencing domestic abuse, at this time of increased need. In the days and months ahead we need even more support to keep our vital services going and we are delighted to partner with TG4 to bring Meitheal na mBan to screen and to all the incredible artists for so generously donating their time and talents.’

Bígí linn Dé Céadaoin don chéad chlár, le Sharon Shannon, Nell Ní Chróinín, agus Wyvern Lingo!

Meitheal na mBan
YouTube TG4 –  20 May 9:30pm
Ar mhaithe le airgead a bhailiú do Women’s Aid