A new performance-driven series bringing the best of music from Donegal, its surrounding areas and Earagail Arts Festival 2022 continues this weekend.
Award-winning folk duo, Ye Vagabonds headline Programme 2 of the new series Féile Ealaíne an Earagail which airs on TG4 this Sunday, 15th January at 9.30pm.
Also featured in the second programme wll be Inishowen sisters and traditional musicians, Paula and Melanie Houton on flute and fiddle, accompanied by one of their heroes, the legendary Steve Cooney, John McCann from Fermanagh (box) and Molly Walls from Toombridge in Antrim (fiddle) are accompanied by guitarist Jack Warnock from Maghera in Co. Derry., while the young featured musician is singer Caitríona Ní Ghribín from Gaoth Dobhair in the West Donegal Gaeltacht.
Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland.
After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs, as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America.
Ye Vagabonds, who have close family ties to Donegal and Arranmore Island, in particular, have played sold out headline shows in Ireland, France, Switzerland and the UK.
Féile Ealaíne an Earagail combines highlights of seven concerts recorded in front of lives audiences at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny as part of Earagail Arts Festival, with specially-curated intimate performances recorded in various locations around Donegal in the summer of 2022.
Féile Ealaíne an Earagail, produced by Aniar TV, is presented by two new faces on TG4 – renowned young Donegal singer and musician Cathal Ó Curráin, along with the well-known singer Sibéal Ní Chasaide from Ráth Chairn in County Meath, best known for her incredible rendition of Mise Éire in the Centenary celebration.
Programme 2 of Féile Ealaíne an Earagail, headined by Ye Vagabonds, airs this Sunday, 15th January at 9.30pm, only on TG4.
Earagail Arts Festival is kindly supported by Donegal County Council, The Arts Council & Fáilte Ireland.
Photo Credit: John Soffe Photography for Aniar