Gearóidín Bhreathnach

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gearóidín winning at the Oireachtas.

Gearóidín Breathnach (/ɡɑːrˈrɒn ˈbrɑːnɑː/ gar-ROJ-een-BRAH-nah;[citation needed] Irish pronunciation: [ˈɟaɾadʲin ˈβrahnˠax]) is an Irish singer that originally grew up in Rannafast in the Rosses county Donegal and she now lives in Ardveen also in the Rosses.[1] She is renowned as a sean-nós singer and is a double winner of the Corn Uí Riada competition in Oireachtas na Gaeilge. Gearóidín is also an accomplished sennachie (/ˈʃɑːnəxɪ/ or /ˈsɛnəxɪ/), or seanchaí, a traditional Irish story teller. Her father Neddie Frank Mac Griana also a very famous seannachie and was a great source of her inspiration and love for the traditional Irish culture.


  1. ^ B-boys, beats and sean nós. The Irish Times. October 19, 2009.

See also[edit]