The Campbells – A Celebration
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Following the success of the TG4 series, Féile Ealaíne an Earagail, aired in early 2023, Aniar TV made a welcome return to film another four very special concerts at An Grianán Theatre, featuring some of the finest artists across the traditional music genre.
First up, was a celebration of one of Donegal’s most influential musical families, The Campbells, and tribute to revered Glenties fiddle player the late Jimmy Campbell who passed away in 2022.
Celebrating this dynasty steeped in Donegal fiddle music were Peter Campbell, Tara Connaghan, Aidan O’Donnell, Denise Boyle, Martin McGinley, Fiona Gavin, Ronan Galvin and Dermot McLaughlin, joined by dancers Anne Connaghan and Connie McKelvey.
Sup[port on the night came from BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winner, Skye piper Brìghde Chaimbeul, Lau’s award-winning fiddler Aidan O’Rourke and Ireland’s Saileog Ní Cheannabháin, winner of the 2018 Nós Iris Gradam for Albam Thraidisiúnta na Bliana, on vocals, piano and viola.
Photos: Donna El Assaad, Earagail Arts Festival & John Soffe, Aniar TV