The Cloughaneely Senior Band are in tune this evening after it was confirmed that they have been allocated more than €11,000 in funding.
Donegal TD and Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh announced that he has sanctioned the grant from his Department to purchase musical equipment.
Buíon Cheoil Sinsear Chloich Cheann Fhaola (Senior Band) was formed in August 2016 after a call for a spontaneous band reunion to welcome home the junior band on their All–Ireland win at Fleadh Ceoil Na hÉirean, that year.
There was a large turnout of past members of the junior band and a decision was taken to form a senior band. One year on and the senior band also took part in the 2017 Fleadh and now has 36 members.
Minister McHugh said: “I’m delighted to help this Senior Marching Band who are promoting our language, music, and our Gaeilge tradition in Cloughaneely.
“All members of the newly formed senior band were previously members of the U-18 junior marching Banna Cheoil Chloich Cheann Fhaola, with years of membership stretching from 1983 until 2014. During that time, collectively they have been All-Ireland Champions at Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann ten times.
“The formation of the senior band has been a hugely positive move for all those involved and in promoting our language and heritage.
“I have sanctioned €11,111 for the band to purchase musical equipment and I want to wish all those involved continued success in the future.”
This is being sanctioned under the 20 Year Strategy 2010-2030.Tags: