BBC Gaeilge’s ‘Blas’ comes to the Alley 


BBC Irish language programme Blas was recorded in the Alley Theatre, Strabane with local trad band CRAIC, Gaelscoil Uí Dhochartaigh and local Irish speakers the programme was presented by Dáithí Ó Muirí. DR65

BBC Gaeilge’s whistle-stop tour of the North made a stop off at the Alley Theatre this week.

With jigs and reels galore along and with storytelling and Irish language, ‘Blas’ has been reeling in listeners from across the North. 

As a yearly celebration of Irish Language and culture, BBC Gaeilge producer Tessa Fleming feels being involved in the show is a pleasure. 

“The show involves local musicians, Gaeilgeoirs and children celebrating the language on the programme,” she said. “It is a pleasure to pay homage to celebrating these cultural aspects and to bring so many writers and Irish speakers together.” 

In terms of the Irish language, Tessa is privileged to preserve it through shows such as ‘Blas.’

“It is an amazing language to speak and there is something special about it,” she said. “It is a privilege to have a connection with something so ancient that means so much to certain sections of the community.” 

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