DMEP student concert 11.5.19 run-order

Lots of talent here in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny tomorrow (Sat) for the DMEP student concert. Looking forward to it! All welcome, admission free 🙂  Stay for some or all of the concert. Here’s the running-order (and if you’re a performer and don’t see your name included, don’t worry – come along and we’ll have a spot for […]

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Grand finale promised at ‘Orchestras!’ concert

About eighty young musicians from Donegal and Carlow will join together for the grand finale of the ‘Orchestras!’ concert at the Regional Culture Centre in Letterkenny on Saturday evening (13th). They’ll play three pieces to finish what promises to be an entertaining concert featuring the highly-rated Donegal Youth Orchestra and their special guests, Carlow Youth Orchestra. The concert starts at […]

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Mary Armitage – on stage at the National Concert Hall

Mary Armitage followed in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest musicians and performers when she took the stage of the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Saturday night to receive a prestigious award. Mary is this year’s winner of the Agnes O’Kane Award, presented by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras to someone who’s made an outstanding contribution […]

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Mullane and Miller give Trad Week workshops

The outstanding accordionist Damien Mullane and renowned Scottish singer Siobhan Miller are holding workshops in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny next Saturday 19th. Here are the details – Accordion/melodeon, 4.30pm to 6pm with Damien Mullane Singing, 4.30pm with Siobhan Miller Cost – €10, which includes admission to RCC concert at 8pm. Thanks Music Network and RCC for making this price possible! […]

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Classy closing concerts for Chamber Music Fest

The 5th Donegal Chamber Music Festival comes to a close this weekend with two concerts at Conwal Church in Letterkenny. It’s been a very successful festival, with an outstanding performance by the RTE ConTempo Quartet in Glenveagh, a well-attended concert by the Donegal Chamber Orchestra with Tom Byrne and the Donagh Choir in Carndonagh, and the Donegal Junior Strings putting […]

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ConTempo Quartet headline busy Chamber Music Fest

A performance in Glenveagh Castle by one of Europe’s leading string quartets is among the highlights of the 5th Donegal Chamber Music Festival, which happens over the next few days. The RTÉ ConTempo Quartet (pictured below), in concert on Monday night (15th) at 7.30pm, have played across the world in prestigious venues ranging from Carnegie Hall in New York to the […]

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Big stir over Tiny Concert!

It may be the smallest concert ever held in Donegal – and it’s happening tonight (Fri) in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny as part of Culture Night. The Tiny Concert is being held from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in music room 2 of the RCC, which usually hosts piano lessons. The audience is limited to 20 people (at a pinch). […]

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‘Come and Try’ music sessions in Ballyshannon and Donegal Town

Well-known musicians from the Donegal Music Education Partnership will be visiting Donegal Town and Ballyshannon next Tuesday (11th) for ‘Come and Try’ music sessions. The sessions will be held in the Adult Education centre in Donegal, from 5pm to around 6.30pm, and Coláiste Cholmcille in Ballyshannon, from 7.15pm. Anyone who might be interested in taking up an instrument can come […]

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From Carnegie Hall to Kilclooney!

There’s a chance to hear one of Ireland’s leading young singers, Kerry Stamp (pictured below), in concert with pianist Shaun Ryan at the Dolmen Centre in Kilclooney on Friday night (27th) at 7.30pm. The concert is in aid of the Jim Rafferty Foundation. Kerry is a rising star in the Irish music scene. She has performed with Anúna, sung at […]

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