THIS evening (Friday) the Regional Cultural Centre welcomes one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today to Letterkenny.
Frank Vignola’s stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O’Connor, the Boston Pops and the New York Pops.
Guitar legend Les Paul named Vignola on his ‘Five Most Admired Guitarists List’ for the Wall Street Journal and his jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him ‘one of the brightest stars of the guitar’.
Frank Vignola and the Hot Jazz Guitar Trio will be performing at the RCC this evening (Friday). The show begins at 8pm and tickets are €15/12. Tickets can be purchased from www.regionalculturalcentre.com
There are also three brand new art exhibitions opening at the RCC next week, open to the public and free.
Philip McFadden – Watchtowers, Skulls and Hooded Men will be unveiled on November 6 and run until November 24.
With almost 40 years of completed work behind him, Philip’s work has been exhibited in locations across the world. The intelligent and masterful sculptures are renowned for not only being visually stunning but thoughtful and inspiring while open to an individuals own interpretation.
The Jucks Exhibition also opens on November 6.
This collection has been a year-long photography project undertaken by local artist and Designer Patrick Sweeney who has been taking the portraits of male characters to help raise awareness to men’s health, both physical and mental. Opening night will see a presentation from Pieta House and guest speakers on the cause and effects of physical and mental health.
Finally Suil na nOg – Junior Cert Art Exhibition.
This collection opens on November 8 and sees an explosion of teenage creativity featuring over 100 pieces of Junior Cert art in a range of media including drawing, painting and 3D.
The work is drawn from 20 secondary schools throughout County Donegal. The exhibition is presented by Donegal County Council Cultural Services in partnership with the Donegal Art Teachers Association.