Earagail Arts: Inishowen Traditional Music Project and McGrory’s present Melting Pod finale

Ralph Rolle.

Ralph Rolle.

EARAGAIL Arts Festival in association with Inishowen Traditional Music Project and McGrory’s Present Melting Pod Finale.

The Melting Pod is a unique musical collaboration between musicians from two distinct musical disciplines and equally atypical localities.


Two of the most prolific and internationally recognized urban musicians from the USA – master percussionist Ralph Rolle (drummer with Nile Rodger’s Chic) and multi-instrumentalist Selan Lerner (long-time collaborator with Masters At Work) – will work with musicians from the traditional Irish background to create a soundscape that will explore shared musical concepts, from RnB to Soul, Jazz and contemporary music.

The project will lay the groundwork for future collaborations between musicians from Donegal and the USA. The finale will feature Ralph and Selan in performance with musicians from Donegal and the Inishowen Traditional Music Project, with events being recorded for a forthcoming documentary film by leading director of photography Brendan Galvin.

The workshops and master-classes take place on Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th at 2pm and 4pm, with the finale on the 20th at 8pm in McGrorys Backroom, Culdaff. Tickets cost €10 for masterclasses and €15/€12 for the finale

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