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Daithí de Mordha

Daithí de Mordha

Daithí de Mordha

West Kerry people are invited to share their favourite recording from the RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta archives for a new series of 'Cartlann Bhóthar na Léinsí'.

As part of RTE Raidió na Gaeltacht's autumn schedule, Daithí de Mordha from Dún Chaoin will present a new series of Cartlann Bhóthar na Léinsí, featuring extracts from the RnaG archives recorded in the Munster Gaeltacht. These will include folklore and storytelling, songs, music and history, and will offer a window on Gaeltacht society and the community in years past.

"It will be a great privilege for me to be able to share some of the gems in the Munster archives with listeners in this new series of Cartlann Bhóthar na Léinsí," said Daithí. "If they would like to hear particular recordings, or material related to a certain topic, I'd love to hear from them, and I can go delving into the archives then to, hopefully, locate it!"

For Dáithí the work is a labour of love. He is an ethnographer with a passion for his subject and has written a doctoral thesis on the relationship between the Gaeltacht community and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Before joining the station, he worked in Ionad an Bhlascaoid, the Blasket Island Centre, for 16 years.

Cartlann Bhóthar na Léinsí can be heard every Sunday morning from 9.30am to 10am on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and you can listen back to the programme on the RTÉ Radio Player, www.rte.ie/radioplayer.

To suggest an item from the archives or for further information, contact the programme at the email address cartlannbng@rte.ie, or by phone on 066-915114 or follow them on Twitter @cartlannbng.

Kerryman