ON SATURDAY night a Letterkenny songwriter’s latest song won the 2015 National Pan Celtic Song Contest in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow.
Brighdín Carr’s song Arainn Mhór was performed by Letterkenny teenager Jason Friel with the group Foireann Brí, and beat over 60 entries to make the final 12 competing this weekend.
This is the second time the songwriter has won the competition having won the International competition back in 2006 with Seolfaidh me abhaile.
Teens, children and parents from Blue Ribbon Arts made the trip to Carlow to support the group, who will now advance to the International contest in April, which will be held in Millenium Forum Derry.
Foireann Brí recently launched a new CD, Anam Brí, which features a selection of celtic, folk and Irish material written by Brighdín over the years .
A track on Brighdin’s CD entitled Sometimes was also released on iTunes and was set to enter the UK and Irish charts this weekend.
Foireann Brí consists of Brighdin Carr, Harp and Strings; Jason Friel, keys; Trudy Ní Dhomhnaill, flute; and choir of vocalists ranging from age 13 to 60.
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