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George Hutton – In Conversation with RCC SOUNDS

George Hutton is becoming his own artist. Having had a successful career singing with various ensembles over the past decade, George Hutton is now stepping into the limelight as an artist in his own right. The affable Derry City native has not let this year’s worldwide coronavirus pandemic hold him…...

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Diane Cannon – In Conversation with RCC SOUNDS

Diane Cannon is not one to rest on her laurels. The West Donegal singer was gearing up to have the best year of her musical career to-date when the world was hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. After spending a lot of time promoting her last album, Idir Mhuir agus Sliabh,…...

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Sheerbuzz go from RCC Culture Night to BBC Radio

Sheerbuzz have hit the international airwaves. The Donegal group was featured on BBC Radio last week following a chance spot by a radio producer visiting the county. Well-known DJ, Steve Lamacq featured Sheerbuzz on his BBC Radio 6 programme after the group was recommended to him by a friend and…...

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Fiachna Ó Braonáin – In Conversation with RCC SOUNDS

Fiachna Ó Braonáin can only be described as one of the champions of the Irish music scene. The Late Date on RTÉ Radio 1 host and member of Hothouse Flowers caught up with RCC SOUNDS for an in-depth chat on life behind the radio mic and being creative during lockdown.…...

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Megan Nic Ruairí – In Conversation with RCC SOUNDS

Megan Nic Ruairí has made the big leap of pursuing a full-time career in music. A singer songwriter from North-West Donegal, telling stories of romanticised love and self-exploration, Megan realised during lockdown that now is the time to give everything to what she loves The young singer embodies a massive…...

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Heritage Council funding for Donegal projects

Conservation works to the House on the Brae in Ramelton will receive part-funding under the Heritage Council’s Community Heritage Grants scheme. THE Heritage Council has awarded €45,000 in funding to community groups around County Donegal in aid of six heritage initiatives. The funding, announced under the government’s jobs stimulus package,…...

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Donegal County Council Artists’ Bursary Scheme 2020

Donegal County Council Artists’ Bursary Scheme 2020   The Donegal County Council Artists‘ Bursary Scheme welcomes applications from individual professional artists of all disciplines for assistance towards arts projects which are on-going or proposed. The scheme is designed to support individual artists at any stage of their career to sustain and further their…...

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Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh – In Conversation with RCC SOUNDS

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s spirits have been lifted by the meitheal, that sense of community, she has witnessed in recent months.   The renowned Gaoth Dobhair artist and her world famous group Altan were three weeks into a US tour when news started filtering through to them regarding the danger of…...

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Mark Geary – In Conversation with RCC SOUNDS

Mark Geary had just arrived back at his home in Co Kildare from a tour of Switzerland when the world locked down in March. Since then the affable Dublin singer/songwriter has not left his Cellbridge home (apart from performing on the Concert4Cancer in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation last…...

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Raphoe man spends six months cleaning up

A RAPHOE man has spent the last six months cleaning up areas around his hometown. Christy Murray voluntarily took on the mammoth task of picking up roadside litter on approaches into the town of Raphoe. The generous Raphoe man began the clean-up in March and collected a total of 4…...

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