We tasked a mix of local and national musicians to each curate a playlist under a theme of their own choice.

A community mixtape lovingly selected by musicians to help keep us company during this period of unknown. 



RCC SOUNDS 004 is presented by Donegal singer-songwriter and recording artist Maria McCormack. Maria has been writing songs for over 20 years and released the extremely well received album ‘I Choose to Love’ in 2019. Once we re-enter a COVID-19 free world, Maria will be going back to the Grooveshack Recording Studio in Ramelton with producer Billy Robinson to record her next album. We can’t wait. 

RCC Sounds 004 – Curated by Maria McCormack Cheap Whiskey & Pandemics













RCC SOUNDS 003 is presented by John O’Neill, one of the North West’s most prolific hit songwriters and innovative musicians. John is responsible for writing ‘Teenage Kicks’, ‘Jimmy Jimmy’, ‘Here Comes The Summer’ and ‘You’ve Got My Number’ (amongst many other great songs by The Undertones, That Petrol Emotion, Rare and recently The Lost Connection).

John has themed his playlist around EMPATHY, something he feels is important now more than ever.

RCC Sounds 003 – Curated by John O’Neill – Empathy 














RCC SOUNDS 002 is presented by Letterkenny native Gabriel Paschal Blake. Gabriel is a member is one Ireland’s leading alternative music acts The Murder Capital.

“Like everyone, I’m missing being able to be around my friends a lot. I based this playlist off tracks that mean something to me and my pals. Connections mainly made through either driving or dancing. “

RCC Sounds 002 –  Curated By Gabriel Paschal Blake – i miss my friends but we’ll [dance][drive] again




RCC SOUNDS 001 is presented to us by one of the most prolific and entertaining Donegal musicians of recent years, Peadar Coll. 

Peadar has played guitar, bass guitar, fiddle and keys with many local groups and collectives over the last number of years (Aul Boy, The Inishowen Gospel Choir, Lunch Machine, Rory Gallagher, Tuath, Mickey Joe Harte, Keltic Kaos, Billy Robinson, Jonathan Smeaton, Percy Robinson, Leila Keeney, Maria McCormack to name just a few).

RCC Sounds 001 – Curated by Peadar Coll – Love Songs In Isolation