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PBS Special To Spotlight Irish Music

BOSTON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Irish music will be the focus of a new special on PBS set to air in March. The program, entitled “Music of Ireland – Welcome Home” will explore the global influence and legacy of Irish music.

The show will be hosted by Moya Brennan of Clannad and will feature Bono, Michael Flatly, Sinead O. Connor, Pete Seeger, Larry Kirwan and Liam Clancy as well as clips of great past performances by Irish musicians over the years, the The Irish Emigrant reported.

“For such a small country to produce such amazing talent and the way their music defines the people, is just extraordinary. It has fascinated me for most of my life and is something I wanted more people to be in tune with.” said Executive Producer Denny Young.

A sequel for the show is already in the works, set to air in late 2010. The sequel will feature more from contemporary artists such as The Irish Tenors, Damien Rice and U2, but also focus on female artists such as Celtic Women, the Cranberries and The Corrs. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers