Donegal Connections at Celtic Connections 2007

Glasgow , Scotland –
Thanks to its geographic proximity, Donegal has always been the most Scottish of
Ireland’s counties. Its connections with Glasgow, in particular, run both deep
and wide. As recently as the 1960s and 70s, for instance, up to 30,000 people
would make the eastward crossing each year to visit relatives during the Glasgow
 Scottish influences, though, are only one element in Donegal’s famously rich
musical traditions, which has been nourished and preserved by the region’s
largely rural isolation. Tonight’s concert (part of our regional music series)
seeks to explore and celebrate that proud local culture, in both its traditional
and contemporary guises, while highlighting the strength and continuing vitality
of its links with Scotland.

The program at Celtic Connections 2007 will feature both solo and ensemble performances, by Donegal’s
most famous musical exports including
Tommy and Siobhan Peoples,
Tríona and
Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Manus Lunny and Theresa Kavanagh and the famous
Campbell fiddling family of Vincent, Jimmy and Peter. Also performing will be
Donegal members of the famous Glasgow Comhaltas movement and the West Ocean
String Quartet, famous for their wide-ranging appeal.

Donegal Connections
Wed 31 January, 7:30pm
£18, £16
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office:

In person at: The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3NY
Online at:
By phone on: 0141 353 8000

Photo: Manus Lunny

Author: World Music Central News Department

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