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"One of Our Own" Ep 6- Benny McCarthy

"One of Our Own" Ep 6- Benny McCarthy "One of Our Own" Ep 6- Benny McCarthy
Mary O'Neill

On this week's episode of One of Our Own, writer Catherine Foley talks to Benny McCarthy, a founding member of Danú.

Danú is one of Ireland’s best known and best loved traditional Irish groups.

As Danú’s accordion player and its manager, he talks about the band, which he helped formed in west Co Waterford over 25 years ago.

This series is produced and edited by RoseAnn Foley, Catherine's sister, and it was made with funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.


RoseAnn says her aim was to shed light on the idea of what makes a true Waterford person. “They are all fascinating people,” she says. “I find their stories truly inspirational. I loved working on this series. And there’s a lovely vibe going through the series as Catherine and myself are old friends with a number of the guests. And then we met some of the others and we felt we had known them all along. It was a really enjoyable project.”

Have a listen to Catherine speak to Benny for One of Our Own , through the link in this podcast.

For more episodes of One of Our Own, click here.