This January sees the 5th annual Letterkenny Trad Week which will take place from January 19th to 27th. This festival brings some of the world’s finest traditional musicians from Ireland,
This January sees the 5th annual Letterkenny Trad Week which will take place from January 19th to 27th. This festival brings some of the world’s finest traditional musicians from Ireland, England, Scotland and the United States to Donegal to perform in six brilliant concerts. Five will be at the Regional Cultural Centre with the final one at An Grianán Theatre.
Letterkenny Trad Week kicks off at the RCC on Saturday 19th with four leading Irish and Scottish musicians Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Siobhan Miller, Damien Mullane and Anna Massie as part of the Music Network Irish tour.
The first of two concerts featuring Coirm, the traditional youth ensemble from the Ceol na Coille music school, takes place at the RCC on Tuesday night. They will open for two stellar duos, Zoe Conway & John McIntyre and Seamus McGuire & John Lee. BBC Folk Award winning Irish singer, Daoirí Farrell will be performing at the RCC on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday night, Irish Manchester duo of piper Mike McGoldrick and fiddler Dezi Donnelly play the RCC. Veteran US bluegrass outfit Special Consensus will be in concert at the RCC on Friday night.
The week comes to an end on a high note, with Donegal’s globetrotting traditional group, Altan who will be performing at the An Grianán Theatre on Sunday night. Altan will be joined by Coirm who will perform the composition specially written for them by Altan’s Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, and the world premiere of a new composition written for them by Altan’s Martin Tourish.
All concerts start at 8pm and tickets can be booked at An Grianán Theatre on +353 (0)74 912 0777, or online at www.regionalculturalcentre.com.
Letterkenny Trad Week is organised by the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny and An Grianán Theatre, in association with Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal Music Education Partnership and Music Network.
For full details and further information about this years Letterkenny Trad Week please visit www.regionalculturalcentre.com or follow on Facebook or Twitter for the latest details. If you have any queries, then please either call +353 (0)74 912 9186 or send an email to [email protected].
19 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 27 (Sunday) 11:59 pm