Singer teams up with Arranmore student for music video

LETTERKENNY school teacher and well known musician Bri Carr has teamed up with an Arranmore secondary school student to record a music video. The single ‘White Noise’ was released to mark World Autism Awareness Day. Bri penned the song two years ago and decided to collaborate with 16-year-old Eoghan Bonner, a talented artist who has […]

Music, chat and more at Ulster Scots night

A night of chat, music and more is promised at Monreagh Community Hall, Carrigans, on Wednesday night. It’s “A Night of Ulster Scots” and it features several special guests, including poet and storyteller Ian McCracken, musicians Stuart Buchanan and Martin McGinley, and the ‘flaxman’ himself, Colm Clarke. It starts at 7pm, and all are welcome. […]

‘The whole uncertainty is the hardest thing to take’

TANYA McCole says that nothing compares to a live audience. During the past 18 months of limited contact, the Ardara singer and her colleagues have had to find other ways to connect with listeners while the usual options for live performances have been suspended. Later this month, Tanya will perform live at Rathmullan House as […]

Donegal Talent Showcased Globally in Culture Ireland Covid-19 Initiative

Donegal musician, Diane Cannon, was selected to participate in Ireland Performs, the Department’s Culture Ireland initiative with Facebook Ireland that supports Irish artists to perform live to a global audience. Over 120,000 people tuned in to the first week of Ireland Performs and the series will continue for several more weeks. Diane Cannon performed on […]

Host of new acts announced for Sea Sessions Festival

JUST when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Sea Sessions has added a host of acts to the line up for Ireland’s biggest beach party. Jax Jones, The Magician, Wild Youth, Hermitage Green, Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, Le Boom, Jerry Fish, Bitch Falcon, Trojan Sound System, DJ Hype, Boots and […]

Four Donegal pubs shortlisted to host a Bord Na Móna Hearth Session

A cosy fire has long been at the centre of an Irish winter. From cold winter nights spent socialising around the fireplace to the great Irish tradition of sharing music and craic around a roaring fire, the Bord na Móna Hearth Sessions are a celebration of those warmer winter moments with friends and family. This […]

Great White Lies secure top prize at Sounds Like Summer

Following a series of heats and a rollicking finale on Saturday night, Great White Lies have clinched the top prize at this year’s Sounds Like Summer competition. Facing stiff competition from Chloe Heatley, Ruairi McCafferty and Liam Cannon, Great White Lies were given the nod from judges Martin Gallen, Anne-Marie Devine, Brian Hassan and Saide […]

Last call for musicians to take to the stage in SLS

THE last call has gone out for those wishing to take part in this year’s Sounds Like Summer (SLS) competition. With a deadline for entries of Monday July 17 at 4pm, SLS:17 is an amazing opportunity for any singer or band looking to get their foot on the music ladder. And this year there is […]

Earagail Arts Festival opens

Donegal’s finest folk export, The Henry Girls will present ‘The Boswell Tea Party’ as part of this year’s Earagail Arts Festival. The Boswell Tea Party takes place on Thursday, 6th July at 8pm on the Village Green, Malin Town. Photo: Simon Alleyne The 29th Earagail Arts Festival opens this Tuesday, with an extended 20-day programme […]