FOLLOWING the success of Little John Nee’s album launch last Friday night the Regional Cultural Centre (RCC) Letterkenny continues its great Spring Music Programme with another important Northwest album launch concert on Saturday, March 7.
The exceptional jazz drummer, composer and record company head David Lyttle launches his third solo album ‘Faces’, recorded in New York, London, Dublin and David’s rural studio in Northern Ireland.
David Lyttle has been described as a ‘one-man industry’ for his work as a drummer, instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and record label owner.
His new album ‘Faces’ is a unique blend of soul, jazz, hip hop and dance, his collaborators including Irish music star Duke Special, hip hop legend Talib Kweli and Grammy-winning jazz icon Joe Lovano.
With major radio play around the world and live dates at home and abroad, 2015 is looking like Lyttle’s most high profile year to date.
Visiting Letterkenny for the first time since his Irish tour with Mercury nominated Soweto Kinch in 2009, his live band features ‘Faces’ collaborators Rhea Lyttle and Anne Lyttle on vocals, London-based rising rap star Zane, keyboardist John Leighton, bassist Keith Duffy of the Corrs and American saxophonist Meilana Gillard.
The David Lyttle band will be supported by Errigal Groove Orchestra members the Murray Brothers two of Donegal’s finest young musicians on sax and double bass.
The concert commences at 8pm, tickets priced €12/€10 are available from An Grianán Theatre Box Office 0749120777 or online at www.regionalculturalcentre.com..
The Spring Music Programme is presented in association with the Earagail Arts Festival and Donegal Music Education Partnership.
Tickets for two major May concerts at the Regional Cultural Centre have just gone on sale at An Grianán Theatre Box Office.
Multi-award winning Gaelic singer and musician Julie Fowlis (www.juliefowlis.com), one of the most beautiful voices in world music, makes a welcome return to the RCC on Wednesday, May 6.
Nominated as Folk Singer of the Year 2015 at the BBC Folk Awards, Julie is a warm and engaging live performer who has graced stages around the globe, from her home on the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist to theatres in Paris, London and New York, to singing live at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014 to a TV audience of over 1 billion people.
There will be a solo performance by Nashville based Mary Gauthier (www.marygauthier.com) one of the finest singer-songwriters in the contemporary Country music scene at the RCC on Friday, May 15.