Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dick Gaughan to play in Mayo

Dick Gaughan
Cover of Dick Gaughan

Dick Gaughan, a multi-talented, Scottish-born guitarist with strong Mayo links, will play in Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar, Westport, on Wednesday, April 17, and in Ballina Arts Centre on Saturday, April 20.
A highly acclaimed  and hugely popular singer, songwriter and interpreter of traditional and contemporary folk songs, Gaughan displays passion and political conviction in his music. His songs have been recorded by Billy Bragg, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Roy Bailey, Capercaillie and many others.

Donegal Gathering Releases Its Musical Anthem

Paul Brady
Cover of Paul Brady

From Donegal Daily
To celebrate the year of The Gathering, the Donegal Gathering and Earagail Arts Festival have teamed up to commission a new signature tune by some of Ireland’s well loved artists that reaches beyond its birthplace in Donegal.

Written and produced collaboratively by Donegal native Mickey Joe Harte, Strabane’s global folk star Paul Brady and North American musician and producer John Condron.

With its inspiration and soul drawn from the composers’ and performers’ sense of their home place and nurtured with the support of many people in the community, Come Gather All was recorded in the hills of Donegal and thus has a unique Donegal flavour to it.

Commenting on the recording, the driving force of the project Mickey Joe Harte said “There was a little bit of magic in the air, and a fair wind filled the sails during the recording of “COME GATHER ALL” considering most of the artists had never worked together as a unit, it seemed that in studio there was a common understanding and determination to do what was best for the song.