A ‘Virtual Mary From Dungloe’ festival is being celebrated in video format this year to connect with people at home and abroad.
The Mary from Dungloe International Arts Festival, like many others has been cancelled but that did not stop the musicians and artists that were to participate in it coming together to celebrate.
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Together, they contributed music and words to a video to ensure the festival’s loyal local and international fan base can still enjoy the spirit of the tradition and feel connected to the Rosses and its people.
Bri Carr from Wild Atlantic Women Donegal and Bri Carr Music coordinated the collaboration with the help of Kelli McGrory, Terry McGinty from Valley Studios and Sonia Nic Giolla Easbuig & Peter Jones from LIGID Léiriúcháin / LIGID TV Productions / An Baile.ie.
The video showcases many of the artists that would have performed at this year’s event.
The featured song, naturally, is ‘Mary From Dungloe’ and features both Daniel and Margo O’Donnell as well as a host of local and international performers.
The video is also an opportunity to show off the beauty of the area and the warmth of the people of Dungloe and is set against scenes of the Rosses and Donegal Person of the Year 2019, Noel Cunningham, also makes an appearance.
Bri Carr said: “We hope to reach the hearts and souls of our native Donegal folk, at home and abroad, with images of authenticity, real emotion, sights and scenery all on our front door steps. We have now proven that not only can we sing, or take mini music videos, but we can unite with one another in so many positive ways, even when we have to stay apart.
“A massive thanks goes to all the musicians and artists who gave their time freely and sent in their beautiful videos from all over the world.”