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BBC Northern Ireland shine a light on one musical family

BBC Northern Ireland followed the story of one family of musicians from North Coast Trad as they prepared for their big day at the Giant’s Causeway.

Young children walking in procession playing bodhrán drums
Musicians holding their instruments in the air cheering whilst sat on stones surrounded by coloured lights against a mountain backdrop

Learning a tune written by Dónal O’Connor, inspired by the extraordinary landscape and mythology of the Giant’s Causeway, called Clochán na bhFomhórach – Steppingstones of the Fomorians – the family, all playing different instruments rehearse as they get ready to join many more traditional musicians on the famous stones.

Watch the short film on BBC iplayer.


Photos: Brian Morrison