Letterkenny Trad Week 2020

Clann Mhic Ruairí is a Donegal family group, made up of siblings Tony (singer), Aodh (singer/guitar), Sean (singer), Dónall (singer/percussion) and Tony’s daughter Megan (piano and singer).

As a family they were raised on the Gaelic songs and stories of the Rann na Feirste Gaeltacht. Hearing their music gives the listener an insight into this rich culture which they continue to preserve. This corner of Ireland is the birth place of internationally acclaimed artists who have moulded the Irish traditional music scene since the 1970s.

Clann Mhic Ruairí have now taken up the torch in the hope of conserving and promoting this rich musical culture which lies at the core of their being. In this, their very first full concert in Letterkenny, the family group will be joined by some very special guests.

Diane Cannon, Mánus Lunny & Theresa Kavanagh

Clann Mhic Ruairí is delighted to welcome their good friends Diane Cannon, Mánus Lunny and Theresa Kavanagh as their Special Guests for Letterkenny Trad Week 2020.

Forged out of the centuries-old traditions of her native Donegal, Diane Cannon is a singer who brings the songs and the music played by the hearth fire of a long gone Ceilí house, to the sophisticated tastes of a 21st century audience.

Mánus Lunny lives in the Donegal Gaeltacht and comes from a family steeped in the musical tradition of Ireland. Mánus is a gifted instrumentalist, singer, composer and producer and has earned a reputation as one of the most significant performers from the Irish tradition, adding a contemporary vein to the heritage of traditional music and song.

Theresa Kavanagh has performed at some of Celtic Music’s largest festivals; Celtic Connections, Festival Intercetique L’Orient and Celtic Colours, and has also worked with some of Irish music’s top artists such as Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Manus Lunny, Micheal McGoldrick and Donal Lunny.

Letterkenny Trad Week, 19th to 26th January 2020, is brought to you by the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny and An Grianán Theatre, with the kind support of Donegal County Council, The Donegal News (Media Partner), Music Network, Arts Council Ireland and Earagail Arts Festival.

More information and tickets for all events are available HERE, Tel 07491 20777, on in person from An Grianán Theatre Box Office, Port Road, Letterkenny.

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