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Predominantly Donegal-based folk band, Arcanadh return for a long-awaited concert at the RCC as part of Trad Week.

Like many musicians, Arcanadh have not had many opportunities to perform together since March 2020 so they are very excited to participate!

Members Colm Breathnach, Martin Gallen and Sinead Gibson are Letterkenny-based, as was Martin’s sister Mags until a few years ago. Arcanadh have a large Donegal following and have performed here countless times.

Their highly-acclaimed albums, Soundings, Turning of a Day and Light from the Water contain songs from the Irish Tradition, folk songs from the US and other folk traditions, as well as newly-composed songs by members of the band.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the multi award-winning Arcanadh live during Trad Week. Photo courtesy of Christophe Leroy.

Deirdre & Ella McGrory

Deirdre and Ella McGrory are sisters from the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal. Coming from a musical family, the girls have been involved in Irish Traditional Music from a young age. Deirdre sings and plays the whistle. Ella plays the fiddle and piano.

Both Deirdre and Ella are students of the Irish World Academy of University of Limerick, from which Deirdre has recently graduated. They have been involved in musical groups for years and have extensive performance experience throughout Ireland and GB.

‘Loinnir’ is the first studio recording from the sister duo and is a collection of songs that they love. This record has a mixture of traditional and folk songs and a blend of contemporary accompaniment. ‘Loinnir’ encapsulates their favourite aspects of music from their childhood.