Donegal singers travel to New York for International Barbershop Competition

DANU Young Women’s Choir, based in Letterkenny, and under the directorship of Douglas Carnes travelled to New York this week to compete in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Midwinter Convention 2024.

The choir is made up of 50 young women from Letterkenny and the surrounding areas who were delighted to have the opportunity to travel to New York and to compete at this renowned event. They have a busy schedule of rehearsal and competitions over the coming days but managed to squeeze in a performance at the beautiful St Patrick’s Cathedral yesterday.

Newly formed Ceoltóirí Canóla, a Barbershop Quartet, whose members all sing with Danu Young Women’s Choir have also been chosen to compete at the NYC Convention which runs from January 9 to 14.


The Quartet comprises of Sadbh Breathnach & Síne Nic Aodha (Colaiste Áiligh), Katie Coyle (Loreto Letterkenny), and Alice O’Connor (Loreto Milford).

Ceoltóirí Canóla are competing in the Junior Quartet Contest which is happening today while Danu Young Women’s Choir get their chance to shine tomorrow.


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