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

MAN CAUGHT WITH FORGED PRESCRIPTION GIVEN A ‘CHANCE’

first_imgA man who forged his doctor’s prescription but was caught after he spelled the name of the medication incorrectly has been given the benefit f the Probation Act.Ryan Keenan, 19, added an order of Xanax (valium) tablets to the prescription he got from his doctor in Letterkenny.But Keenan was foiled when an eagle-eyed pharmacist noticed the prescription had been spelled incorrectly when he called to the chemist on June 1st, 2011. When the error was pointed out to Keenan by staff at the Central Pharmacy, he fled.Staff at the pharmacy contacted the man’s doctor, Dr Brian McColgan, and he contacted Gardai.Keenan, of 20 Foxhills, Letterkenny, pleaded guilty at Letterkenny District Court in February to using a medical certificate knowing it to be false under Section 26 of the Criminal Justice Act.The court heard how Keenan had become addicted to drink and drugs but his main problem was that he had issues with dealing with people and was extremely shy.Judge Paul Kelly warned Keenan that he was putting himself in danger by taking tablets which had not been prescribed to him.“You are putting yourself in danger I trying to get medicines which are not prescribed for you. If you do this you are putting yourself in serious danger,” he said.The court heard that Keenan was enrolled on a FAS course and was due to travel to Pittsburgh in the US on February 11th for six weeks.Judge Paul Kelly today gave him the benefit of the Probation Service and warned him “I’m giving you a chance – don’t let me see you here again.”MAN CAUGHT WITH FORGED PRESCRIPTION GIVEN A ‘CHANCE’ was last modified: April 22nd, 2013 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:GardailetterkennyprescriptionRyan Keenanlast_img read more