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Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair

Derrybeg

Letterkenny

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New Years EARLY Eve Concert with Skipper's Alley, featuring John Francis Flynn, Ultan O'Brien, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin + surprise guests

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Skipper’s Alley are John Francis Flynn, Ultan O'Brien, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin and Fionnáin Mac Gabhann - a modern Irish folk band with an old-school approach. Their influences range from folk revival bands such as Planxty and The Bothy Band to rare, experimental solo players like Tommie Potts and Séamus Ennis.

Once described as "a young Irish ensemble who look like a punk band and sound like The Chieftains” Skipper’s Alley specialise in gritty, high-octane Irish dance tunes on Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Fiddle, Bodhrán, Bouzouki, Flute and Harp, with occasional detours into the dark, sombre melodies of the Irish song tradition.

Since forming in 2013 Skipper’s Alley have garnered wide critical praise, appeared on national and international TV, and toured on four continents. Write-ups include The Irish Times (★★★★), The Living Tradition, Folk Radio UK, Folk World, and Celtic Music Radio (★★★★★). TV appearances include S4C’s ‘Lorient’ as well as RTÉs ‘Fleadh!’ and The Late Late Show. Festival appearances include Electric Picnic (Ireland), Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France), The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canada), Spring Fest (India) and The Dayton Ohio Irish Fest (USA).

Band members John Francis Flynn was the recipient of Folk Singer of The Year, and Ultan O'Brien's album received the award for album of the year at this years RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards.

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Organiser Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair

Organiser of SKIPPER'S ALLEY

Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair 2021 on from the 27th December- 1st January. This year’s programme includes traditional Irish music instrumental, song, and dancing workshops.

More info on concerts and other events to follow

Scoil Gheimhridh receives annual funding from the Arts Council Traditional Arts fund.

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