Letterkenny Trad Week got off to a fantastic start with our first two shows selling out and tickets selling fast for the remaining shows!
If you didn’t get a chance to see the young talented group that is Coirm from Ceol na Coille School of Irish Traditional Music on Tuesday night, they will be supporting Altan for the closing show with our partners An Grianán Theatre.
In the meantime, there are three incredible acts performing over the next three nights here at the RCC – Daoirí Farrell, fresh off performances on RTÉ’s Late Late Show and Celtic Connections in Glasgow; The Pride of Manchester, Mike McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly and Grammy-nominated Special Consensus.
Please note that tickets for all shows have been selling really well so please avoid disappointment and book before arriving! For full details on all Trad Week concerts and other upcoming events here at the RCC, read on below!
There is huge excitement around the artist taking to the stage in the RCC on Wednesday, 23rd – Folk singer Daoirí Farrell. The Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell has been described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.
The high calibre of music continues on Thursday, 24th when Mike McGoldrick (flute) and Dezi Donnelly (fiddle) perform together in the RCC. Between them they have been members of Toss the Feathers, Stockton’s Wing, Capercaillie, Flook and Lunasa and have performed with Mark Knopfler, Eddi Reader, Sharon Shannon and Kate Rusby to name just a few.
On Friday night, the RCC is delighted to welcome back Special Consensus who have appeared in Letterkenny on a number of occasions. Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre. The will be performing on Highland Radio’s Nine Til Noon Show earlier that morning.
Bringing the 2019 Letterkenny Trad Week to a close, our partners An Grianán Theatre will host world famous group Altan on Sunday, January 27. Founded by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her late husband Frankie Kennedy, the group has been bringing Irish traditional music and song to fans around the world for over three decades. In May, 2018 Donegal County Council honoured the group with a civic reception at the County House in Lifford, celebrating the group’s achievements bringing Donegal music to the worldwide masses over the years.
Tickets for all concerts can be booked by clicking the respective link above or from our partners at An Grianán Theatre box office by telephone on Tel +353 (0) 7491 20777.
Letterkenny Trad Week is organised by Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny and An Grianán Theatre in association with Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal Music Education Partnership and Music Network, our media partner, The Donegal News, and accommodation partner, The Station House Hotel.