Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh has visited all four corners of the globe over the past thirty-five years with Irish folk music band Altan. At times, holidays back in West Donegal were less frequent than she would have liked due to a busy touring calendar. However, since the outbreak of the pandemic last March Mairéad has spent […]
FROM the workshop behind his Letterkenny home, a talented and highly reputable luthier named Fitz Howard is busy hand-crafting another of his guitars. Howard’s signature sound has led to him working closely with Altan’s Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s while the late Henry McCullough, the only Irishman to play Woodstock, and who joined Paul McCartney in Wings […]
ONE of the groundsmen who helped look after the Croke Park pitch ahead of recent All-Ireland Senior Football and Hurling Championship finals is working on a project much closer to home these days. Hughie O’Donnell, who operates his own Groundwork and Landscaping Service in Annagry, is developing a new playing field and running track at […]
Mairéad is now hoping that she can find a fiddle-maker on Shetland who can repair her instrument.
WORLD famous musician, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, has added her voice to objectors of oyster farm plans in west Donegal.
RENOWNED musicians Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, the Friel Sisters and seán-nos dancer Caitín Nic Gabhann joined the Yes Equality Donegal group to fly the flag for their campaign on top of Errigal this weekend.
ONE of the country’s most famous traditional music groups, Altan, is set to release its new album next month.
A NEW exhibition in Dublin provides an insight into the life of musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and the vibrant Donegal Gaeltacht traditional music scene.
THE 20th and final Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy will be launched on Rónán Beo@3 on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta live from Tigh Hiúdaí Beag in Gaoth Dobhair on December 4 at 3 pm.
THE Songfest, a project which celebrates the best in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English vocal traditions will come to a close with a concert featuring four leading ladies at An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny on July 20.