Three local artists will share their talent with global audiences this week as part of the Ireland Performs initiative.
Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Rebecca Strain and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh will be sharing performances from their homes in the coming days.
The Ireland Performs initiative, launched in April, has already attracted viewers from Australia, Tasmania, Japan, across Europe and the US while the live events continue to grow.
All performances can be viewed live or watched back afterwards on the Culture Ireland Facebook page.
Here are the times and details of the Donegal performances to look forward to:
Caitlín Nic Gabhainn& Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (Sun 17 May @18:30)
Acclaimed Irish musicians each in their own right, Caitlín from Co. Meath and Ciarán from Co. Donegal, have joined forces to create one of traditional music’s most impressive acts. The pair’s spirited music and dance is rooted in the tradition; brimming with soul and life. Through fiddle, concertina and dance. They will perform traditional tunes and Caitlín’s compositions and Caitlín will dance her improvised percussive style to Ciaran’s fiddling.
Rebecca Strain (Thurs 21 May @12:30)
Rebecca is an artist, curator and freelance project co-ordinator from Donegal. She holds an MA in Fine Art for the Arts University of Bournemouth and has successfully been delivering the programme of events including exhibitions, workshops, public engagement events and artists residencies at Artlink since 2013. Her live stream presentation plan is to live broadcast the launch of an exhibition entitled “Drawn from Borders” by way of a virtual guided tour/walkthrough of the exhibition.
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Sun 24 May @15:30)
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her late husband, Frankie Kennedy formed, Altan, one of Ireland’s foremost traditional music bands over thirty years ago. Through her work with the band she has travelled all over the world bringing the unique Donegal style to a wider audience. She has toured extensively and for her live stream she has created an intimate performance of music, songs and stories from the Donegal tradition, interspersed with some new music which she has composed over the years.
People all across Ireland and the wider world can tune into the performances online on Culture Ireland’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/CultureIreland