News Archive 2007-2015

Music Network Presents; The Iona Connection: Nasc Oileán Í (U.S.A./Scotland/Ireland)

The remote Hebridean isle of Iona is a unique place, sitting at the crossroads of Irish and Scottish culture and at the same time a sending place for monks and travellers sailing west to the New World. It’s the inspiration for Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and…...

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Rachel Kolly d’Alba and Christian Chamorel (Switzerland)

Saturday April 12 Music Network Presents; Rachel Kolly d’Alba, violin and Christian Chamorel, piano (Switzerland) The French Connection. Violinist Rachel Kolly d’Alba is one of those very rare players whose ability to connect with audiences is such that it’s easy to overlook her sizzling virtuosity, honeyed vibrato and impeccable taste.…...

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Music Network Presents; Rachel Kolly d’Alba and Christian Chamorel (Switzerland)

The French Connection. Violinist Rachel Kolly d’Alba is one of those very rare players whose ability to connect with audiences is such that it’s easy to overlook her sizzling virtuosity, honeyed vibrato and impeccable taste. A child prodigy who made her debut as a concerto soloist at the age of…...

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Petunia and the Vipers (Canada)

“With a piercing gaze, Petunia looks into the collective soul of the audience, then launches into some high and lonesome vocals that conjure up the ghost of Jimmie Rodgers … Petunia defies convention and yet there is some conservancy to his music. His honest, cut to the heart songwriting and…...

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The Stray Birds (USA)

Saturday February 15 When The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. It is a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. From bustling street…...

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De Temps Antan (Quebec)

Sunday January 26 It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear! Songs with a hint of contemporary—dosed with uncontrolled laughter, deep-rooted couplets and sudden, impromptu shifts—that speak to familiar rhythms of the past. Welcome to the original musical stylings of De Temps Antan! Since…...

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Dick Gaughan

Sunday October 26 Following the success of Songfest, celebrating traditional song from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, during this year’s Earagail Arts Festival, the Regional Cultural Centre is delighted to present one of the greatest living Scottish folk singers Dick Gaughan on Sunday October 20th. Guitarist, singer, songwriter and unparalleled…...

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Gretchen Peters (USA)

Saturday October 26 The Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny is delighted to host a concert by one of Americas finest contemporary singers and songwriters, the Grammy Award nominated, Gretchen Peters on Saturday October 26th at 8pm. Its Gretchen’s second visit to Donegal following a brilliant concert at McGrory’s Culdaff during the…...

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Bellows, Bridge and Bow

Music Network Presents Bellows, Bridge and Bow (Ireland) Liam O’Connor, fiddle, viola Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, uilleann pipes, flute, guitar, vocals Noel Hill, concertina Spanning three generations, O’Connor, Hill and Ó Fearghail – all TG4 Gradam Ceoil winners – are united by a deep knowledge and love for the music of…...

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Little John Nee – A Bag Of Queens

A musical odyssey that races along with Little John’s trademark comic storytelling style, it explores themes of ‘random acts of kindness’, responsibility, loneliness, greed and creative expression, in a gentle and fun way. A favour for a friend leads Sparkplug to an old grocery and hardware shop at a country…...

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