It’s hello Soundwaves, farewell Fab Four!

Attention switches to Soundwaves III in Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny next Saturday (28th) after the success of the ‘Fab Four’ workshops at the weekend. Around 35 musicians and singers came from right across Donegal to get tunes, songs and chat from Julie Fowlis (voice), Kris Drever (guitar/voice), Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle) and Padraig Rynne (concertina). The workshops took place on Sunday […]

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DYO and MYQ on Culture Night :-)

That’s the Donegal Youth Orchestra and Mind Your Quavers, in action here in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny on Friday night (16th Sept) for Culture Night. The Donegal Youth Orchestra will have an open rehearsal from 8.15pm to 9pm. Then it’s time to search the building for Mind Your Quavers, everyone’s favourite ‘back to music’ group (hint – they’re […]

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Congrats on the results!

Best wishes to all DMEPers getting their Junior Certificate results today 🙂 And remember – they’re not the end of the world (although if you’re delighted, great!). Some of us can hardly remember them. Actually, that’s not surprising, as they were called the Intermediate Examination results in that distant past. The chief executive of the Donegal Education and Training Board, Anne […]

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Trad times in Ennis!

Donegal was part of the Music Generation concert which kicked off the Supermacs gigrig at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Ennis on Thursday (18th August 2016). The Donegal Music Education Partnership helped to put together a group of very talented musicians from traditional music schools across the county. These included the Inishowen Traditional Music Project, Ceol na Coille (Letterkenny), Mulroy Music (Milford) […]

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NEW TIMETABLES COMING UP!

We are finalising the timetables for 2016 – 2017 – a complex and time-consuming undertaking! Tuition starts again in the week beginning Monday 5th September. If you’re intending to return to tuition, please double-check that you have re-enrolled 🙂 This makes it much easier for us to sort out what students are continuing, and what spaces we have available . Full details of […]

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Soundwaves II delivers another big success

The achievements of the Soundwaves project in Donegal have been underlined after another stunning performance by young musicians at the end of Soundwaves II at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.  After just three days, the twenty-eight musicians and singers showcased four original songs in small groups, an improvisation led in turn by two young conductors, and two remarkable new […]

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Donegal Chamber Orchestra seeking new members

              The Donegal Chamber Orchestra, which features students and amateur musicians from across the county, is seeking new members for 2016/2017 term. Auditions are open for:  * 5 Violins (Grade 5 RIAM or equivalent or above) * 2 Violas (Grade 5 RIAM or equivalent or above)  * 2Cellos (Grade 6 RIAM or equivalent or […]

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Soundwaves 2016

                  Building on the success of Soundwaves 2015  we would like to invite you to take part in a three day Soundwaves project led by Wall2Wall Music, which will run from Monday 15th – Wednesday 17th February ( during mid-term break) at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. Cost €20 Participants will  be create and Jam music together, explore […]

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