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Welcome to the NYAH Podcast Age The Co Cavan NYAH Irish Music group held their 2020 September concert of traditional Irish music staged through film and streaming this year, in an innovative departure by NYAH in response to the public health crisis.


Martin Rambles Episode 3



MARGARET O`REILLY ~ THE QUEEN OF BALLADS. Podcast Special with Martin Donohoe With his Rambles around Ireland . Margaret O ‘ Reilly  from Loch Gowna, who was fondly known as “Queen of the Ballads”, was the proud holder of nine All Ireland titles for traditional ballad singing and won county titles at Fleadh Ceoils in different parts of the country. Margaret’s favourite song was “The Gallant John Joe”, which she sang many times at local concerts in Ireland, Scotland and England. Margaret once entered a “Spot the Talent Competition” in Dublin where she sang the ballad about Charles Stewart Parnell “Blackbird From Sweet Avondale”.  This lead to a meeting with Jack Farmer, a record producer, and resulted in Margaret recording  “ My Gentle Mother” , “ Sons of Gratitude”, “Lough Sheelin Side”, “ My Father’s Garden” and “The Blind Child”.  These records sold well and were played many times on radio.  Margaret also featured on severalRTE Irish Music Programmes including “The Long Note”. 




Listen to Martin’s rambles 

Episode 1 on Spotify here 

Episode 2 on Spotify here


Also available on Apple Podcast





Recorded in various locations around Ireland in August and September 2020, the eight day online Festival was produced, directed and edited by Martin Donohoe and is  available to watch on social media FB platforms Fleadh Uladh, Co Cavan NYAH, Irish Music and The Cavanman on Instagram. 


Podcasts are becoming a bigger and bigger part of the audio diet. So NYAH group are working with James Clarke Radio Producer from Co Longford to 

deliver audio highlights from over 60 artists involved in the Half Day in Cavan and Crossing Borders Festivals . There will be four show highlights to come in this new media format. 


NYAH  provide a regular programme of tuition, music performances and events, with a dedicated focus  for  traditional music lovers in Ireland and worldwide.


NYAH  funding agencies include the Arts Council / An Comhairle Ealaíon, The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht ,Cavan Co Council Arts Office & Comhaltas . 


Contact NYAH at 


08 Oct 2020

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