Letterkenny Trad Week 2020
County Mayo harper Laoise Kelly and County Monaghan piper Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn perform traditional music from their joint album Ar Lorg na Laochra (On the Shoulders of Giants). Irish harp and uilleann pipes, a very traditional sound, but quite a rare one in these days of wider instrument choice. Here they are played by two of the best, and despite their individual brilliance, these musicians pay tribute to previous generations with their repertoire. The colourful tapestry of music and song of Ireland’s northwest is at the heart of
The Straddy Sessions, a new Donegal-based traditional ensemble making its first public appearance. Band members are singer and guitarist Michael Gallanagh from Inishowen, fiddle-player Barry McLaughlin from Co. Tyrone, concertina-player Róna Dinkin from Monaghan, flute-player John Lee from Co. Leitrim and fiddle-player Séamus McGuire from Sligo.
All highly-acclaimed individual musicians, the band originated in informal trad sessions in Letterkenny and Buncrana and in the friendships which developed through a love of playing tunes together.
Wednesday, 22nd January, 8pm
Regional Cultural Centre – €15/€12