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September 2019

Go Visit Donegal – Donegal Bay Drive

September 28 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
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This is the first of four Tourism Tours of the County. Experience the wild and rugged coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way in South Donegal. This trip starts in Donegal Town and takes in Hanna Hats and Magee 1866, Sliabh Liag, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views over Donegal Bay, and a boat trip along the coast. It includes traditional Irish music and locally produced artisan lunch at the Rusty Mackerel Pub Restaurant. Finally, get a real taste of the history, heritage and culture of Donegal at Glencolmcille Folk Village, where you can learn a few words of Irish too.

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Billy Finn Sessions Memorial Concert

September 28 @ 8:00 pm
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The Billy Finn Sessions Memorial Concert, with special guests Patsy Hanley, Brian McNamara, Shauna Mullin, Caoimhín Mac Aoidh, Dáire Gallagher and many more. The late Billy Finn was an accomplished uilleann piper and flute player and a founder member of the local Phil Rooney Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

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Songs for an Autumn Evening

September 28 @ 8:00 pm
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A relaxed event in The Reading Room at Harvey’s Point Hotel showcasing some of the highlights of this summer’s Mountcharles Opera Festival. A selection of opera, classical and jazz standards performed by The Bluestack Chorale with soloists Deborah Cunningham, Paul Martin and accompanist Evan McGarrigle.

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Altan Concert

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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This is a Very Special Homecoming: Pilleadh Abhaile Altan concert. No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers across the world than Altan. They will be supported by 'An Crann Óg', who have been playing Celtic music to Rennaisance Festival audiences for over ten years. 

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October 2019

Donegal Voices Choral Concert

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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This is the first of two concerts this county-wide choir is performing for Donegal Connect 2019. Formed in 2015, Donegal Voices is the only adult choir with membership covering the whole of the county.  They specialise in complete classical works and have already gained a reputation for high quality performance.

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Christy Moore in Concert

October 4 @ 8:00 pm

The legendary Christy Moore - folk singer, songwriter and guitarist takes in Donegal on his nationwide tour this year. A live performer of rare charisma, Christy remains one of the biggest draws in Irish music. His shows combine superbly crafted and delivered songs with great craic.

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The Henry Girls, Erdini in Concert

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The Henry Girls - Malin sisters Karen, Lorna and Joleen - are one of the most popular groups to have emerged from Donegal in recent years, & have performed their wonderful blend of Irish Traditional, Oldtime music and Jazz, accompanied by stunning vocal harmonies, throughout Ireland, Europe and the US.  Erdini are a hugely popular ensemble from South Donegal, specializing in rousing Bluegrass and Oldtime tunes and songs. With brothers Conor and Rory Corbett on guitar and 5-string banjo, Jim Carbin on mandolin, Jaimie Carswell on bass and Scott McGettigan on drums.

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Christy Moore in Concert

October 5 @ 8:00 pm

SOLD OUT The legendary Christy Moore - folk singer, songwriter and guitarist takes in Donegal on his nationwide tour this year. A live performer of rare charisma, Christy remains one of the biggest draws in Irish music. His shows combine superbly crafted and delivered songs with great craic. He is one of the founding members of Planxty and Moving Hearts. Tickets €42.50 from hotel reception on  +353 7198 41204.

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Donegal Fiddlers Glenties Gathering Concert

October 5 @ 9:00 pm
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This concert is the highlight of the annual Donegal Fiddlers Gathering, which takes place at the Highlands Hotel, Glenties each October. This year’s event runs from Friday to Sunday, October 3rd to the 5th.  Established in 1983, the programme for the weekend includes classes, performances by special guest fiddle players, talks and occasional recitals.

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RTÉ Radio 1 Sunday Miscellany

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Live Recordings at Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon This iconic RTE Radio series - which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year - returns to Ballyshannon’s Abbey Arts Centre, as part of the Donegal Bay and Blue  Stacks Festival.  Two editions will be recorded with a live audience for future broadast in the programme’s traditional weekly slot of Sunday morning, 9.05am to 10.00am. They will feature Sunday Miscellany’s time honoured mix of new writing, music and song, this time from the North…

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LUXE Street Theatre Spectacular Featuring The Henry Girls

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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This Donegal Connect closing event offers a feast for all the senses with rich outdoor spectacle from LUXE - Donegal's internationally renowned Street Theatre Company, and featuring the music of the famously gifted Inishowen sisters, The Henry Girls. As the sun sets over the mountains to the West, they will honour those who took passage into the unknown waters of the North Atlantic in their search for new worlds. Accompanied by The Henry Girls enchanting voices and music, LUXE will take the audience on a soul journey: an “Imramh” - a tale from Irish Mythology that mixes stories of sea travel with the journeying of the soul.

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Donegal Voices Choral Concert

October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Marys Church, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map
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This is the second of two concerts this county-wide choir is performing for Donegal Connect 2019. Formed in 2015, Donegal Voices is the only adult choir with membership covering the whole of the county.  They specialise in complete classical works and have already gained a reputation for high quality performance.

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