Drogheda native, Dónal Maguire, returns home for the opening concert of the Drogheda Traditional Music and Singing Weekend – delayed from 2021 because of the pandemic. Dónal or DJ Maguire
Drogheda native, Dónal Maguire, returns home for the opening concert of the Drogheda Traditional Music and Singing Weekend – delayed from 2021 because of the pandemic.
Dónal or DJ Maguire (above) has enjoyed a long and successful career as a traditional and folk singer/musician for the past 50 years, primarily in the UK. With a number of highly acclaimed albums to his credit, one of which The Star of Sunday’s Well, was included in Melody Maker‘s albums of the year in 1979. He has also recorded songs with the late Seán Corcoran and Jerry Cullen. He is in high demand at singing and folk festivals and clubs in the UK and Ireland. Having recently returned to live in Ireland, he will be making his first official visit to the festival.
Máire Ní Choilm (right) is a multi-award winning sean-nós singer from the Donegal Gaeltacht of Gaoth Dobhair, which strongly influences her style of singing, particularly her love of songs from Tory Island. Now residing in Co. Louth, Máire has won Corn na mBán four times at the Oireachtas (1997, 2009, 2012, 2016), the Traditional Singing Competition at the Pan Celtic Festival, Féile na Mí sean-nós singing competition and the All-Ireland Fleadh Competition.
The concert will be followed by an open singing session featuring many local singers. This live traditional music and singing festival is produced in association with Droichead Arts Centre.
Tickets, costing €10 each, are available from https://droicheadartscentre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873629079
(Friday) 8:30 pm
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