Earagail Arts Festival in association with the Regional Cultural Centre presents

Na Mooneys

Event Description

NaMooneys, taken from the English translation of their surname, Ó Maonaigh, comprised of sisters Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle and vocals) and Anna Ní Mhaonaigh (whistle and vocals), their brother Gearóid Ó Maonaigh (guitar), his son Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle) and producer Manus Lunny (bouzouki).

All have taken different careers, some in music and others in business, and while they have always played music together in the family and at sessions this is their first foray into formally performing together as a group.


Event Description

Is grúpa ceoil teaghlaigh iad NaMooneys ina bhfuil na deirfiúracha Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (guth agus fidil) agus Anna Ní Mhaonaigh (guth agus feadóg), a ndeartháir Gearóid Ó Maonaigh (giotár),a mhacsan Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fidil) agus Manus Lunny (bouzouki).

Tá slite beatha éagsúla acu uilig, cuid acu sa cheol, cuid acu i gcúrsaí gnó, agus cé go bhfuil siad i ndiaidh ceol a sheinm le chéile i gcónaí sa teaghlach agus ag seisiúin, seo an chéad iarracht acu seinm le chéile go foirmeálta mar ghrúpa. Bheir siad NaMooneys orthu féin mar gur sin an t-ainm a bheirtear orthu go háitiúil i nGaoth Dobhair.