Two young Irish traditional song and dance stars from Roscommon are set to feature in TG4 series of ‘Feis and Blood,’ which is due to go to air this Sunday.
‘Fesi and Blood’ is a talent show which has been searching for Ireland’s most entertaining family over the last number of months. From the Clancy Brothers to Crystal Swing, the Irish family has entertained us throughout the decades. During 13 episodes, the show sets out to find a new superstar family.
Presenting the show this year is former Feis and Blood judge Pádraig O Sé while the judges are Aonghus McAnally, Sibéal Davitt and Caitríona Ní Cheannabáin.
Filming for the initial rounds of the contest has already taken place and Annie (12) and Jack McNally (11) made it the TV auditions when they were chose from hundreds of entries when qualifying rounds took place in Carrick-on-Shannon in December.
Annie, a Sean Nos dancer and fiddle player and Jack, a Sean Nos dancer, perform a humorous sketch together on stage. They will be competing with nine other acts who will are for a place in the latter stages of the series.
Daughter and son of Paul and Aine McNally, Hyde Court, the duo from Roscommon town have been performing since an early age with Annie and receiving fiddle lessons from Tang native Geraldine McGylnn and Jack learning Sean Nos dancing from tutors Edwina Guckian and Emma O’Sullivan.
The brother and sister combination are due to feature in one of the episodes which will be aired every Sunday for the next 10 weeks.
Issue dated: 23 March 2012