Teaspach winners of the 2012 Siansa Gael Linn

Teaspach were last night declared winners of the 2012 Siansa Gael Linn which is a competition aimed at young traditional music and singing groups. The competition has being going from strength to strength since it was first held in 2001. The final took place in the National Concert Hall in Dublin and was broadcasted on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Teaspach hail from a Grammer school in Sligo and take home a prize of €2,500.  Na Fataí Fánacha from Coláistí Eoin agus Íosagáin in Dublin were second in the competition and in third place went to  Macalla from Corofin in County Mayo.

Eight groups  in total performed a 10-12 minute performance with emphasis on various elements of music and incorporating imaginative links between the tunes and songs.

Siansa provides a platform for traditional groups who are aiming to develop their own traditional style as did groups such as Dervish, Solas, Altan, Danú, Téada, etc.

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