Inishowen Traditional Music Project Presents:

Archive 23


ARCHIVE 23 is a project carried out by ITMP to collect, record and present 23 traditional musicians and singers from Inishowen. It is a celebration of the living and evolving music of the area.

The aim of the project is to film and document the traditional music of the area as it is in 2023.

The film features performances of tunes and songs from the local repertoire, along with new compositions. The film gives an insight as to how the music is currently being played and how musicians are being inspired from the local tradition, and how they are developing their own individual music music from it.

This is a hybrid event will feature a documentary film, which is edited from the short individual films made for this project.

The event will also feature musicians who will perform live after the screening.

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ARTISTS FEATURED IN ARCHIVE 23

Tom Byrne

Tom Byrne

From Buncrana, Tom Byrne is acknowledged as a virtuoso on the diatonic and chromatic harmonica, and button accordion.

Shane Devlin

Shane Devlin

Shane Devlin grew up in Clonmany and has been immersed in music all his life.

Michael Gallanagh

Michael Gallanagh

Michael Gallanagh from Buncrana is a key figure in music and songs of the peninsula.

Maeve Gillen

Maeve Gillen

A native of Moville, and still only in her twenties, Maeve Gillen is an accomplished fiddle and uilleann piper.

Paul Harrigan

Paul Harrigan

Paul Harrigan is an accomplished musician on both uilleann pipes and piano accordion and is a respected and versatile musician and composer.

Jack Houston

Jack Houston

Jack Houston from Burt has spent many years in college in Scotland and has immersed himself in the music of both Donegal and Scotland.

Melanie Houton

Melanie Houton

Melanie Houton is from Portaleen, Malin. Melanie is from a musical family and now living in Belfast she is very active in the Belfast Trad scene.

Paula Houton

Paula Houton

Paula is a flute and whistle player from Portaleen, Malin. Paula has won many awards for her solo playing at county and All-Ireland level.

Shaun McDaid

Shaun McDaid

Shaun McDaid is from the Isle of Doagh in Clonmany. From a musical family Shaun has gathered many tunes from the older generation of accordion players in his area.

Paul McClure

Paul McClure

Paul McClure is from Linsfort, Buncrana but now lives in Galway. Paul devotes his time to performing, recording, composing and teaching music.

Teresa McClure

Teresa McClure

Teresa McClure from Linsfort, Buncrana is a celebrated accordion player. Teresa has taught many All-Ireland champions over the years.

Eimear McColgan

Eimear McColgan

Eimear McColgan is a fiddle player from Carrowmore, Malin, but now lives in Dublin. Eimear won many awards for her solo playing from county to national level.

Eamonn McGonigle

Eamonn McGonigle

Eamonn McGonigle is a fiddle player who is steeped in the music of Clonmany. His family are acclaimed in the singing and fiddle traditions of the area.

Deirdre McGrory

Deirdre McGrory

Deirdre McGrory is a singer and whistle player from Culdaff. She is a graduate of the World Academy of Music, at the University of Limerick.

Ella McGrory

Ella McGrory

Ella McGrory is a piano and fiddle player from Culdaff. Ella is a recent graduate of the World Academy of Music, at the University of Limerick.

Roisin McGrory

Roisin McGrory

Roisin McGrory has recorded and performed in various musical collaborations. Roisin released her debut album ‘The Brae Road’ in 2016 and her new album ‘Pór’ will be released in November 2023

Edel McLaughlin

Edel McLaughlin

Edel McLaughlin comes from Burnfoot and is a great exponent of the piano accordion, piano and whistle. Edel has received national awards on all three instruments.

Joleen McLaughlin

Joleen McLaughlin

Joleen McLaughlin from Drumaville, Malin, is an accomplished harp and piano player. She is in demand as a solo performer, composer, accompanist and arranger in many genres of music.

Paddy McLaughlin

Paddy McLaughlin

Paddy McLaughlin from Moville has spent his life immersed in the music of the area. As a principal in the local primary school Paddy spent many years passing on the music and songs to local children

Mairead O’Connor

Mairead O’Connor

Mairead O’Connor is from Carndonagh and like her sister Siobhan has won many accolades at county and All-Ireland level.

Siobhan O’Connor

Siobhan O’Connor

Siobhan O’Connor is from Carndonagh and has won national acclaim on both whistle and flute. From a musical family, Siobhan graduated from Conservatory of Music and Drama at Dublin Institute of Technology.

Thomas Strain

Thomas Strain

Thomas Strain is from Burnfoot. He was introduced to music through his father and grandmother and soon developed a love for fiddle playing and composition.

Grace Toland

Grace Toland

Grace Toland was raised in Clonmany, Inishowen. A highly acclaimed traditional singer, Grace is a great exponent of the rich tradition of unaccompanied singing.

Patsy Toland

Patsy Toland

Patsy Toland has performed banjo, mandolin, fiddle and tenor guitar in many genres of music from traditional to rock.

Clodagh Warnock

Clodagh Warnock

Clodagh Warnock is originally from Maghera in Co.Derry but spent much of her early years in Moville where she now lives.

EAF July 2023, Buncrana

Screening of Archive 23

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Photography – Brendan McCallion

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Preserving and promoting Irish traditional music in the Inishowen peninsula.

ITMP is a non-profit making organisation run by a voluntary committee of people who share a love of traditional music. The committee includes musicians, music teachers and others with a keen interest in the music of the Inishowen area.

The ITMP was founded in 1999 with a remit to preserve and promote Irish traditional music in the Inishowen peninsula.

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