CEOL | MUSIC
Rita Gallagher, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Friends
A special night of traditional song and music
GRADAM CEOIL TG4 AWARD WINNERS NIGHT
Date: Thursday October 05
Venue: Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey
Time: 8pm / Cost: €10/€8
A special night of traditional song and music, celebrating Donegal’s fabulous double win at this year’s Gradam Ceoil TG4 Traditional Music Awards, with longtime Crossroads resident and Frosses native Rita Gallagher who received the Amhránaí
Rita Gallagher got involved in traditional singing in English in the late
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh is hugely respected a traditional singer and musician from Gaoth Dobhair and a founding member of Ireland’s foremost traditional band, Altan. She has a great store of songs as Gaeilge from the Donegal Gaeltacht and her fiddle playing owes much to the influence of her late father Prionsias Ó Maonaigh as well as to that of many others among the greats of Donegal fiddle playing, including John Doherty, Con Cassidy, the Campbells, Neilidh Boyle, James Byrne and Danny Meehan.
Mairéad has also established a strong solo career in recent years, releasing a debut CD, Imeall, in 2009 Last year she formed a very successful family band, Na Mooney’s, with her brother Gearóid, sister Anna, daughter Nia and nephew Ciarán.
Tickets for this event are available from The Balor Arts Centre, Balybofey.
Tel: 074 91 31840
For all Festival events, tickets will be available for purchase at the venue on the evening of the performance. To avoid disappointment, however, please plan arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the advertised showtime.