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3pm - Friday 14th May
We are grateful for the continued support from the Irish Traditional Music Archive in helping us launch our festival on Friday 14thMay at 3pm. ITMA will host on their online platforms ZODOMO in concert filmed by ITMA in Moville, Inishowen at Feile na hInse 2018. ZODOMO features Zoë Conway, Donal Lunny and Máirtín O’Connor, all three are renowned individually and for their work with musicians worldwide.
Paddy Byrne – The Tunes
3pm - Saturday 15th May
Paddy Byrne (1918-2003) was a fiddle player and composer from Malin, Inishowen. This concert introduced by Tom Byrne, Paddy’s son will feature tunes played by Paddy and a selection of his compositions performed by Michael Carey, Michael Gallanagh, Helen Haughey, Clodagh Warnock, Edel McLaughlin, Melanie & Paula Houton, Eimear McColgan, Kathy McLaughlin, Breda Doherty and Roisin McGrory.
A Tribute to Paddy Byrne
4pm - Saturday 15th May
This performance will be followed by a concert presented by Ceol na gConallach, Kilcar, Co.Donegal, In Memory of Paddy Byrne. This concert was recorded in 2019 and includes musicians, Tom Byrne, Michael Gallanagh, Michael Carey, Helen Haughey, Clodagh Warnock, Roisin McGrory, Stephen Gallagher, Marie Fitzpatrick and Barry McShane.
Slow Tempo Session
6pm - Saturday 15th May
We will also host a slow tempo live session through zoom. All you need to do is register for your link to join us.
Excluding workshops all events are free.
You must register for Zoom link.
Cathal Curran and Marty Barry in concert
8pm - Saturday 15th May
Cathal Curran, from Gaoth Dobhair, Co.Donegal & Marty Barry from Banbridge, Co.Down join forces to bring you a special concert. Both Cathal Curran & Marty Barry come from families deeply rooted in the song tradition and can trace their musical lineage back to the 1880s. Their interests in music come from songs and stories they collected. Cathal, from his aunts Caitlín and Bríd Joe Jack, and Marty through his great-grandmother renowned singer Margaret Barry.
Ark of Tides- Dinny McLaughlin
1pm - Sunday 16th May
By popular demand we are screening Ark of Tides- Life and music of Dinny McLaughlin.
A documentary film produced by ITMP in 2013 to honour the legendary fiddle player from Shandrum, Buncrana - Dinny McLaughlin.
The film features interviews, stories, along with performances of Dinny’s own compositions.
Recollections- Honoria Galwey, Life and Music
3pm - Sunday 16th May
Also filmed at Feile na hInse 2018 in conjunction with ITMA is music from Honoria Galwey’s ‘Old Croonauns and other tunes’. This concert will be screened on Sunday 16th May and will feature musicians and singers from Inishowen performing music from Honoria’s collection. Honoria collected music from around Inishowen during the 1880s.