Miles Graham set for Soundwaves Monthly

Singer-songwriter Miles Graham, whose songs have gone viral on Spotify and YouTube, is a special guest at the Soundwaves Monthly day for young musicians and singers at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny on Sunday (29th). He’s appearing on the ‘Late Late Show’ tonight (Fri 27th). Miles’s collaboration with dance outfit L’Tric on his song ‘1994’ has clocked up more […]

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What’s happening update – late April/May

Friday 27th April, 7.30pm – student concert, St Patrick’s Centre, Donegal Town, beside chapel (with thanks to tutor Evan McGarrigle) Sunday 29th April – Wall2Wall delivering Soundwaves Monthly at RCC, Letterkenny Saturday 5th May – Errigal Groove Orchestra playing Derry Jazz Festival, Guildhall Square, 11.30am to 12.30pm Sunday 20th May, 3pm  – Donegal Youth Orchestra end-of-year concert in Glenties. Provisionally booked for […]

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Talent on show at student concert [with run-order]

More than sixty young musicians and singers wlll be taking to the stage in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny on Sunday (22nd April) at the student concert of the Donegal Music Education Partnership. Everything from Borodin to Bruno Mars will be on offer from soloists, singers and groups. There’s a range of instruments, including piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet […]

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Donegal young musicians impress on national stage

Young musicians from Donegal have been impressing on the national stage in recent days – from the National Concert Hall in Dublin to a Music Generation showcase in Carlow. The Donegal Youth Orchestra won many new friends with a marvellous performance at the NCH to close the annual Festival of Youth Orchestras. The 70-strong orchestra got a standing ovation after […]

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Donegal Youth Orchestra tops bill at National Concert Hall

Donegal Youth Orchestra with conductor Vincent Kennedy

The Donegal Youth Orchestra have been chosen to close the evening concert of the Festival of Youth Orchestras in the National Concert Hall on Saturday.  More than seventy young musicians from right across the county will be on stage in front of conductor Vincent Kennedy and a packed NCH. The orchestra will play six pieces, including five from the suite […]

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World premiere at Conwal Church concert

The composer of a new piece of music being premiered in Letterkenny next weekend has said it draws its inspiration from the sounds of Donegal and the experience of living in the county. ‘This is Real’ has been written by John McLachlan, one of Ireland’s best-known contemporary composers. He lives near Redcastle in Inishowen. The piece will be performed in […]

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Christmas concert arrangements – orchestras, choirs at the ready!

Here’s an information letter about Sunday’s sold-out concert for members of our ensembles taking part. And it’s a glimpse backstage for those going along 🙂 The ensembles involved are the Donegal Youth Orchestra, Donegal Chamber Orchestra, Donegal Junior Strings, Donegal Youth Choir, Letterkenny Junior Choir, Dungloe Junior Choir and Cór Shliabh Liag. But that’s far from the end of the […]

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Check out our Christmas gig guide!

The performing groups of the DMEP are out and about as usual in the busy run-up to Christmas. Lots coming up (this posted on Monday 11th Dec) – Weds 13th Dec 8pm – Conwal Singers Christmas Concert, Conwal Church, featuring the Donegal Chamber Orchestra (conductor Victor Yélamo, leader Orsi Szabo-Yélamo). Also – four hand piano from Edita and Eiko Sat […]

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Free flute workshop with the Galways

Flute students in Donegal have the chance to take part in a free group flute workshop in Dublin with the world-renowned Sir James Galway and his wife Lady Jeanne. If there’s enough interest, the Donegal Music Education Partnership will organise a bus / transport to the event, which takes place at the Royal Irish Academy of Music on the afternoon […]

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Quartet of High Achievers at DMEP

Four music students from the Donegal Music Education Partnership have been invited to audition for a major classical music concert after getting distinctions in their examinations with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. All four have been given the prestigious High Achiever Award by the RIAM. They are Paul Gillespie (cello), Ezgi Ozbay (piano), Shaun Fletcher (piano) and Martin McGinley (violin), who’s […]

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