THE REGIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE, LETTERKENNY WILL CLOSE ITS TO DOORS  TO THE PUBLIC FROM 6PM THIS EVENING (THURSDAY), 12TH MARCH FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES TO PREVENT THE FURTHER SPREADING OF COVID-19.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD announced this morning, ’n relation to cultural institutions, that indoor gatherings of more than 100 people will not be permitted and a maximum outdoor gathering of 500 people will be allowed. The restrictions will stay in place until Sunday, 29th March.

Patrons who purchased tickets for any of these events will be entitled to a full refund through An Grianán Theatre Box Office.

An Grianán Theatre’s building will also be closed to the public until at least Sunday, 29th March, and therefore enquiries can only be made with the box office by telephone on Tel +353 (0) 7491 20777 during the theatre’s official working hours (times may be subject to change).

Regular classes, workshops and other events due to take place in the RCC over the next two weeks will also not take place. Relevant organisations will be in touch with teachers, students, participants etc directly.

Donegal County Council’s Cultural Division will monitor government announcements and ongoing developments and will post updates when appropriate.

The Regional Cultural Centre’s management and staff would like to thank patrons for their understanding and looks forward to opening its doors to the public again as soon as possible.

 

Thursday 26 March / 8pm / Admission €15/€12

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation.

Live at Southern Ground, his eagerly anticipated new album was recorded in Nashville in collaboration with Daniel Kimbro (Jerry Douglas, Larkin Poe) on upright bass. As Martin explains “I wanted to make something representative of where I’m at musically at the moment with an album that reflects on the last year solo and duo touring. Daniel and I met in Knoxville through a mutual friend… he handed me his card which read… ‘alright guitar player… good upright bass player’ … an understatement on both parts!” 

A mixture of retrospective solo and duo arrangements recorded during an afternoon at the esteemed Southern Ground studio in Nashville, Live at Southern Ground features Martin on Weissenborn… a traditional Hawaiian acoustic guitar played across the lap, resonators and archtops, and of course Daniel Kimbro on upright bass.“It’s a simple, honest and direct album with no overdubs in a warm sounding room with some great microphones and two new friends playing a few songs over a cold beer or two” says Martin. “There’s a great feeling when you click with someone. It frees you up to experiment with the arrangement and the dynamic of a song.”Live at Southern Ground follows on from Martin’s five previously acclaimed albums, most recently Mojo Fix in 2012. Along with many years of international touring and countless festivals Martin has built a strong international fan-base across the globe.

Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, Martin is almost unique in the UK in his playing lap slide. During year-round worldwide touring he’s absorbed a plethora of diverse influences, honing his craft into the classic songwriting style he possesses today.

In the US, Martin has headlined Music City Roots in Nashville and toured coast to coast with ZZ Ward, Delta Rae and opened for Iron and Wine, Bruce Hornsby, Five for Fighting, World Party, Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa amongst many others.

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