Inishowen Ceili Band

Good luck to the Inishowen Ceili Band at the Ulster Fleadh 2013 – Dromore, Co.Tyrone


Congratulations to Odhran Mc Laughlin, Coyle School of Irish Dancing who won the world Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin this week.

NAFCo 2012

14 Fiddle Students from ITMP were selected to take part in NAFCo Youth Camp taking part with 200 young fiddlers from different countries in the North Atlantic region. Over the week the young musicians took part in workshops, concerts and rehearsals for the Youth Camp Orchestra playing music from the various regions of the North Atlantic.

Two of the NAFCo highlights for the Inishowen musicians was performing the Neil Martin commissioned piece for 100 fiddles on youth day and performing with the Cheiftains in Buncrana.  The ITMP students included; Aidan Mc Colgan (Malin), Aideen Monagle (Malin), Anna Quigley (Malin), Annah Lafferty (Malin), Aoife Mc Colgan (Malin), Claire Mc Cafferty (Derry), Clara Mc laughlin (Malin), Eimear Mc Colgan (Malin), Jack Houston (Burt),  Moya Doogan (Moville), Nicole Mc Colgan (Malin), Patrick Mc Cafferty (Derry), Ryan Doherty (Burnfoot), Tanya Mc Laughlin (Malin).


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photos by Lorcan Doherty

Other events events that took place throughout Inishowen that during NAFCo included;

Monday 25th June Majorstuen (Norway) perform in Mc Grory’s, was hosted by the Inishowen Traditional Music Project.

Tuesday 26th June – A Taste of NAFCo. Mc Grory’s Culdaff. The taste was a real treat for Inishowen with many of the major arts appearing at NAFCo meeting and performing and setting the festival off with great music and dance.

Wednesday 27th June -Lau (Scotland/UK), perform in Scoil Eoghan, Moville. Part of NAFCo free community workshops. This workshop was hosted by Ceolan School of music.

Wednesday 27th June – Blazing Bows (Ireland) Simply Music, Tullyarvan Mill, Buncrana. Hosted by Simply Music Buncrana

Friday 29th June -Pierre Schryer Trio (Canada) perform in Mc Grory’s, Culdaff. Held in conjunction of the Inishowen Traditional Music Project.

Friday 29th June, North Atlantic Ceili, The Plaza, Buncrana

Sunday 1st July- Kevin Doherty (Ireland) and Fiolministeriet (Denmark), The Coffee Cup, Buncrana.

Sunday 1st July -The Cheiftains Welcome, The Plaza Buncrana  saw 10 fiddlers from the Inishowen Traditional Music Project perform a highland composed by Caoimhin Mac Aoidh titled ‘Failte Arais go Dhun na nGall a Phadai’. 

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Photos from concerts and Cheiftains –Credit Lorcan Doherty

Culloden Ceilidh Band

The Culloden Ceilidh band with their leader Alison Mc Kenzie have made
two visits to ITMP events. The first visit in 2009 was after our
Saturday workshops. It was great treat to hear the group perform.
In 2010 the Culloden Ceilidh Band performed in concert with ITMP
musicians. The highlight of the evening was a performance of both
groups of music they had exchanged from their areas. The Culloden
Ceilidh Band have since recorded two Inishowen tunes, The Inishowen
Waltz composed by Dinny Mc laughlin and Paddy Byrne’s barndance
composed by Paddy Byrne.