Moya Brennan on I Lár an Aonaigh as the series returns tonight

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I Lár an Aonaigh, BBC Northern Ireland’s Irish language magazine programme, returns for a third series tonight on Monday 2 November at 10pm on BBC Two NI.

Presenters Máire Bhreathnach and Tomaí Ó Conghaile are back with more lively conversation, engaging stories and the best of local music.

Joining Máire and Tomaí are Lynette Fay, Dáithí Ó Muirí and Conall Ó Máirtín who will bring viewers a mix of stories, conversation and performances. The six week run will also include guests like Clannad’s Moya Brennan, GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Vikings actor Seán T Ó Meallaigh.

Tonight Donegal’s Moya Brennan, the First Lady of Celtic Music, will be the special studio guest.

Moya lets us in on her exciting new animation project, which has just been unveiled, and reveals the details of her yet-to-be-announced tour dates - including a gig in Derry City.

We also feature the new Acadamh Ceoil Caoimhín Uí Dhochartaigh (The Caoimhín Ó Dochartaigh Music Academy) that has opened at Derry’s Cultúrlann, including interviews with Cultúrlann CEO Gearóid Ó hÉara and Liz Doherty, Buncrana’s renowned fiddler & Doctor of Traditional Music at University of Ulster, Magee. The Acadamh Ceoil is a bespoke music academy specialising in traditional music, build in the renovated former Great James Street Presbyterian Church and manse. The former church is an atmospheric performance space (where Other Voices has been filmed), while the manse is a learning space where traditional instruments and singing are taught for all ages and abilities, along with masterclasses and workshops for more accomplished musicians and music teachers. Other exciting projects on the horizon include a foundation degree in music accredited by the University of Ulster and programmes with Musicians Without Borders.

Food waste is an issue in all our homes. Nora ‘Frank’ Ní Raghallaí from Rannafast, County Donegal allows our cameras into her home to explore food waste in the kitchen of her adoptive home in Cullyhanna, County Armagh, and she offers some tips on the things she does to cut down of food waste.