LETTERKENNY teams up with its German twin town of Rudolstadt for a very special online concert later this month.
Links to the Live Stream will be posted on the RCC and Letterkenny Irish Pub’s Facebook Page prior to the event.
The Regional Cultural Centre and Letterkenny Irish Pub, Rudoldstadt present The Twin Sessions on Saturday, 27th June, 7 to 9pm, Irish time (8pm to 10pm, Germany).
The online concert will be opened by Rudolstadt Mayor Jörg Reichl, who has visited Letterkenny on a number of occasions, followed by music from Tom Ziegenspeck & Leonie Lindenberg, Steve Voltz & Dan Riley and Doc Taylor & The Red Haired Girl.
After 9pm the stream switches to Ireland, and the Cathedral town, where Donegal County Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh will welcome viewers.
The Letterkenny stream will feature traditional music from Martin McGinley, Ted Ponsonby & Noel Lenaghan, before the concert is brought to a close with an acoustic set by alt rock group, In Their Thousands.
The Donegal four-piece has already built a very loyal following in Rudolstadt following their first appearance at Rudolstadt Festival, Germany’s largest folk and roots festival, in 2019.
Brothers Declan and Aidan McClafferty, Ruairí Friel and Martin Smyth were due to make a welcome return to Rudolstadt this summer, but instead will perform there in the near future.
Representing the band in The Twin Sessions will be cousins Declan and Ruairí, pictured above together performing live in Rudolstadt. CLICK HERE to watch their performance of their single, Sit and Breathe on German TV Channel, MDR.
The Twin Sessions also coincide with Letterkenny Irish Pub’s first anniversary of opening its doors to the public. Run by Letterkenny native, Karol Kerrane and his wife, Artist, Selena Mowat, the pub has already welcomed a large number of Donegal musicians during that time.
Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, who played an integral part in the twinning of the two towns during his time as Cathaoirleach of Letterkenny Municipal District, said it has been a great success.
“The twinning of Letterkenny and Rudolstadt is now a hugely successful partnership, with working connections established across many areas, including education, culture and the arts.
“There are frequent visits, both formal and informal, between officials and citizens of the two towns and I look forward to the relationship developing even further and to renewing travel between our two towns post Covid-19,” he said.
The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny is proudly funded by Donegal County Council and Arts Council Ireland.