Launch of Letterkenny Trad Week 2017 hits the right note

first_imgThe launch of the 3rd annual Letterkenny Trad Week, which takes place from January 20th to 30th, 2017, was held at An Grianán Theatre yesterday.The event goes from strength to strength each year and the 2017 festival has an expanded programme featuring five great concerts, music workshops and artists-in-residence The Rheingans Sisters from England.A brilliant series of folk and traditional music concerts includes performances by some of the world’s leading musicians including: Billy Bragg and Martin & Eliza Carthy from England, Julie Fowlis and Kris Drever from Scotland, Na Mooneys, Lynched and No Crows from Ireland and Joe Henry and Special Consensus from America. All concerts start at 8pm and tickets can be booked at An Grianán Theatre on 00353 74 9120777, or online at www.angrianan.comTickets for RCC concerts are priced €12 / €10 concessions, Martin & Eliza Carthy is €20 and Billy Bragg & Joe Henry is €25. Trad Week not only sorts out any January blues you might have but with a special Pre-Christmas Early Bird Offer, of all 5 concerts for €60 only, it also provides a great option for Christmas presents (offer ends December 23rd).Letterkenny Trad Week is organized by Donegal County Council Regional Cultural Centre and An Grianán Theatre, in association with Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal Music Education Partnership, Music Network and media partner Donegal News.Regional Cultural Centre Concerts Letterkenny Trad Week kicks off with three concerts at RCC Letterkenny.There’s a blistering double-bill with classic US Grammy nominated Bluegrass band Special Consensus and the first Letterkenny visit by Sligo’s dynamic folk orchestra No Crows on Friday January 20th.Leading Scottish outfit Lau’s frontman Kris Drever teams up with the exquisite Hebridean singer Julie Fowlis and two of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle) and Padraig Rynne (concertina) as part of a Music Network organised Irish Tour on Sunday 22nd.There is another incredible double-bill on Friday 27th with leading Donegal traditional music family group Na Mooneys, featuring sisters Mairéad and Anna Ní Mhaonaigh, their brother Gearóid and his son Ciarán, and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winning Rheingans Sisters from Sheffield.An Grianán Theatre Concerts The final two Letterkenny Trad Week concerts take place in the wonderful surroundings of An Grianán Theatre.The ‘A Family Affair, Gala Concert’ on Saturday January 28th features an amazing line-up of Martin & Eliza Carthy, Lynched, Rheingans Sisters and young local musicians Coirm.Martin Carthy ‘the greatest English folk song performer of them all’ (Q Magazine) and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza, will be joined by brothers Lynched ‘the most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland in years’ (The Guardian), 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners (Best Original Track) and Folk Award Nominees (Best Newcomer), the Rheingans Sisters and Coirm, the wonderful young ensemble from Letterkenny’s Ceol na Coille traditional music school.The final concert on Monday 30th features Billy Bragg & Joe Henry. In March this year Bragg and Henry, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train looking to reconnect with music inspired by the railroad. On this ‘Shine A Light’ tour, they’ll be playing songs from that journey, along with favourites from their own considerable back catalogues.Launch of Letterkenny Trad Week 2017 hits the right note was last modified: December 13th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegallaunchLetterkenny Trad Weeklast_img read more

Deepak Kumar Misses 2020 Tokyo Olympic Quota in Men’s 10m Air Rifle Event

first_img 2020 tokyo olympicsDeepak KumarShooting world cup First Published: August 31, 2019, 8:08 AM IST Rio de Janeiro: India’s Deepak Kumar was left to rue a poor start after finishing seventh to miss out on an Olympic quota in the men’s 10m air rifle event of the World Cup here on Friday.Needing to finish above any one of two competitors to secure India’s ninth Tokyo Olympic quota place, Deepak could not make the cut after making the finals. Earlier, Deepak had bagged the eighth and final qualifying spot with a brilliant finish at the end, which gave him a score of 627.9 after 60 qualifying shots.Five of the eight finalists could not claim quotas and Deepak had to finish above either Australian Dane Sampson or Slovakian Patrik Jany to claim one of the two available Tokyo berths.He was poorest off the blocks though, beginning with a couple of 9.7 and 9.2s, which eventually cost him the quota as even after shooting nothing below 10.0 in his next 12 shots, he was eliminated.Jany eventually won the bronze and Sampson finished fourth to secure the quotas even as the gold went to Yu Haonan of China who broke both the senior and junior world records with a stunning 252.8 finish.Petar Gorsa of Croatia added a silver to go with his gold in the men’s rifle 3 positions on Thursday.Young Yash Vardhan shot 627.7 to miss out on a finals spot by 0.2 by finishing ninth, while debutant Kiran Ankush Jadhav shot 627.5 to finish 11th overall in the 88-strong field qualifications.With two gold, one silver and a bronze, India tops the medals tally with five more finals to go. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

IAR Systems streamlines security development with new product offering

first_imgIAR Systems announces a new product offering targeted for embedded security. The new offering will simplify the development of secure products and enable extended workflows with integrated security configuration. This enables companies to streamline the creation of secure products and incorporate security throughout the development and manufacturing process.According to Machina Research, there will be 27 billion Internet of Things connections in 2025, and according to ABI Research, the total market for secure microcontrollers for IoT can reach 1.2 billion dollars in value in 2022. Delivering completely secure, embedded systems is a major challenge today. This, in combination with the trend of higher complexity and enhanced performance, brings a rapid increase of security demands.Whether it is protecting intellectual property, ensuring critical infrastructure, or managing the product lifecycle, security is a crucial success factor for companies providing embedded technology. IAR Systems is addressing these demands with a new product offering, enabling companies to establish secure workflows and extend the developers’ reach all the way from design to manufacturing. By establishing security as part of the development process, companies can ensure that critical intellectual property is protected against overproduction and counterfeiting, that software releases and updates are robustly managed, and that their customers are protected from malware intrusion and theft or loss of data.The new technology has been developed in collaboration between IAR Systems and Secure Thingz, a leader in the development of advanced security solutions for embedded systems and the IoT. In April 2017, IAR Systems announced that it was taking an initial 10 percent equity stake in Secure Thingz, and the stake subsequently has been expanded to 20 percent. Since several years, IAR Systems offers solutions to ensure functional safety in embedded systems. With the investment in Secure Thingz, IAR Systems extends its offering to also include security.The new technology will be showcased at IAR Systems’ booth at embedded world.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous AAEON to present cutting-edge technology at embedded world 2018Next IBASE: AMD Ryzen and AMD EPYC embedded processor-based solutionslast_img read more