Ellen’s team creates online music bank

Donegal has a new online music library – thanks to the work of a small team of volunteers at the Donegal Music Education Partnership (DMEP). The team, led by pianist and tutor Ellen Quinn, has catalogued more than 1500 musical items held at the DMEP office in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. The new catalogue is available to the […]

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Cathy Jordan and Jarlath Henderson – in workshop!

Sing like Cathy Jordan! Play the pipes like Jarlath Henderson! At least a bit! Yes, the singer with Dervish and the man who pops up in all sorts of all-star outfits are coming to us for workshops on Friday 15th September. Cathy Jordan will work with the singers, and Jarlath with work with either whistles or pipes, depending on demand. […]

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Donegal Young Maestros did (very) good!

Great reception from the big audience at An Grianan theatre in Letterkenny last night for the Donegal Young Maestros. First up were the Murray twins from Falcarragh, Conor and Michael (double bass/sax). Two showcase tunes to kick things off. Conor and Michael are heading off to Vienna soon to study for six months. Then Sarah Walsh from Ballybofey was up […]

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Folk stars and young maestros at Earagail gig

One of the stand-out concerts of the Errigal Arts Festival features Donal Lunny and his Atlantic Arc Orchestra, with Donegal Young Maestros in support, at An Grianan theatre in Letterkenny on Sunday (16th) at 8pm. The Atlantic Arc Orchestra is a Who’s Who of folk musicians from Ireland, Scotland and Brittany. All eight have performed across the globe and have remarkable […]

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Don’t miss out – enrol now!

Click here – re-enrol for 2017/18 We’ve got a big programme once again for 2017 – 18. If you’d like to be part of it, enrol now! We’ve got tuition across Donegal in a whole range of instruments, from violin to sax to French horn, with mostly individual lessons and some small group lessons. Last year we had close on […]

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Youth Orchestra eye up the Balor

More than fifty young musicians from across Donegal, including the Finn Valley area, will take to the stage under the direction of the well-known conductor and composer from Dublin, Vincent Kennedy. Special guests on the night will be the Gaelscoil Adhnámhain music group from Letterkenny. They recently performed in the final of the 2017 Waltons Music for Schools competition in […]

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May is Music Month!

If it worked last year, why change? (not a line you’re likely to see in any MBA manual). Yes, 2017 is the same but different. May is Music Month!, with a clatter of concerts, lots happening. Here are some details –   this Thurs (11th), 7pm – Student concert in St Patrick’s Centre in Donegal Town with special guests Mind […]

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Orchestra Afternoon! Laois in town (and it’s not football)

Yes, it’s all about Laois and music this weekend. The Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois are bringing their orchestra for a special concert in An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny on Sunday 26th with our own Donegal Youth Orchestra (DYO). The concert, ‘Orchestra Afternoon!’ (brilliant, eh?), starts at 3pm. The catchline for the afternoon is ‘not one orchestra […]

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