14 Fiddle Students from ITMP were selected to take part in NAFCo Youth Camp taking part with 200 young fiddlers from different countries in the North Atlantic region. Over the week the young musicians took part in workshops, concerts and rehearsals for the Youth Camp Orchestra playing music from the various regions of the North Atlantic.
Two of the NAFCo highlights for the Inishowen musicians was performing the Neil Martin commissioned piece for 100 fiddles on youth day and performing with the Cheiftains in Buncrana. The ITMP students included; Aidan Mc Colgan (Malin), Aideen Monagle (Malin), Anna Quigley (Malin), Annah Lafferty (Malin), Aoife Mc Colgan (Malin), Claire Mc Cafferty (Derry), Clara Mc laughlin (Malin), Eimear Mc Colgan (Malin), Jack Houston (Burt), Moya Doogan (Moville), Nicole Mc Colgan (Malin), Patrick Mc Cafferty (Derry), Ryan Doherty (Burnfoot), Tanya Mc Laughlin (Malin).
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photos by Lorcan Doherty
Other events events that took place throughout Inishowen that during NAFCo included;
Monday 25th June – Majorstuen (Norway) perform in Mc Grory’s, was hosted by the Inishowen Traditional Music Project.
Tuesday 26th June – A Taste of NAFCo. Mc Grory’s Culdaff. The taste was a real treat for Inishowen with many of the major arts appearing at NAFCo meeting and performing and setting the festival off with great music and dance.
Wednesday 27th June -Lau (Scotland/UK), perform in Scoil Eoghan, Moville. Part of NAFCo free community workshops. This workshop was hosted by Ceolan School of music.
Wednesday 27th June – Blazing Bows (Ireland) Simply Music, Tullyarvan Mill, Buncrana. Hosted by Simply Music Buncrana
Friday 29th June -Pierre Schryer Trio (Canada) perform in Mc Grory’s, Culdaff. Held in conjunction of the Inishowen Traditional Music Project.
Friday 29th June, North Atlantic Ceili, The Plaza, Buncrana
Sunday 1st July- Kevin Doherty (Ireland) and Fiolministeriet (Denmark), The Coffee Cup, Buncrana.
Sunday 1st July -The Cheiftains Welcome, The Plaza Buncrana saw 10 fiddlers from the Inishowen Traditional Music Project perform a highland composed by Caoimhin Mac Aoidh titled ‘Failte Arais go Dhun na nGall a Phadai’.
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Photos from concerts and Cheiftains –Credit Lorcan Doherty