Downings traditional musician takes on her first solo vocal

by Louise Doyle A DOWNINGS based traditional Irish musician, who leant her voice to a campaign on the impact the Covid-19 lockdown had on musicians in Donegal, has returned to the scene with a new offering. Caoimhe Ní Mhaoileoin has teamed up with fellow Donegal musicians Declan PandemicMcClafferty and Martin Crossin to create their own version […]

Mum launches fundraiser in memory of son

by Louise Doyle THE heartbroken mother of a talented Ramelton musician who lost his life in a car collision days before Christmas is behind a fundraiser in his memory. Paul Mooney (30), late of Glen Lower, died in a two-car collision on the N14 Letterkenny to Lifford Road at Carrickballydoey on Monday, December 18. Advertisement […]

Remembering Hugh McLean

This article was published in the Donegal News in April of last year. We carry the feature again in tribute to Hugh whose death occurred on Monday. BY DIARMAID DOHERTY HUGH McLean can still remember taking to the stage with Willie Ponsonby’s Dance Band in the North Star Ballroom in Carrigart back in April 1963. Advertisement He […]

Rising star to kick off national tour in Letterkenny

RISING Donegal musician George Houston is preparing for his debut national tour which kicks off in the Regional Cultural Centre tomorrow evening.  At only 21 years old George is one of Donegal’s youngest and brightest rising stars. He told the Donegal News that focusing on his music throughout the early days of the pandemic propelled his […]

StrawMan preparing to light up Lifford Old Courthouse

BALLYBOFEY singer Thomas Bonner is returning to Lifford Old Courthouse following a sell out gig there last year. Thomas, who goes by the moniker StrawMan, will be centre stage with his four piece band this evening, Friday March 24. StrawMan’s star has risen considerably in recent years to the point where he now has amassed […]

From Texas to Falcarragh to work with young musicians

A Belfast-based singer and musician who’s featured as ‘Hot for 2023’ in ‘Hot Press’ is lined up to work with up-and-coming young Donegal musicians on Saturday. Cheylene Murphy, one half of art-pop duo Beauty Sleep, is working as a mentor at the PCC Soundwaves II day in PCC An Fál Carrach. Last year Beauty Sleep […]

Glenfin musician staying true to his Donegal roots

A DONEGAL musician who is living in London is staying true to his roots – a special reference to his home area has been spotted in his debut single.  Talented Lorcan Donnellan (25) plays guitar, writes lyrics and vocals and is one half of ‘indie-electro’ band Martellos which he formed with his friend Kevin Gunningham […]