The 4th annual Letterkenny Trad Week takes place from Saturday to Saturday, January 20th to Saturday,January 27th 2018. The festival brings some of the world’s finest traditional musicians from Ireland, Scotland, Scandinavia and the United States to Donegal to perform in four brilliant concerts, two at An Grianán Theatre and two in the specially created festival venue at Kinnegar Brewery.
The Week kicks off with four leading Irish musicians from Arcady, Altan, Dervish and Solas – vocalist Niamh Parsons, fiddler Ciarán Tourish, flautist Liam Kelly and guitar virtuoso John Doyle, at Kinnegar Brewery on Saturday, January 20th.
The undoubted highlight of the Week is the only Irish performance by the internationally renowned String Sisters at An Grianán Theatre on Sunday, January 21st. This sensational band features six of the world’s finest female fiddlers – Annbjørg Lien (Norway), Catriona MacDonald (Shetland), Emma Härdelin (Sweden), Liz Carroll (United States), Liz Knowles (United States) and our own Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Ireland).
Lau the pioneering contemporary folk trio comprising three of the UK’s finest traditional musicians – Kris Dreever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) play Kinnegar Brewery on Monday 22nd.
The final concert features the brilliant Irish accordion player Sharon Shannon and her Band at An Grianán Theatre on Saturday, January 27th. All concerts start at 8pm and tickets can be booked at An Grianán Theatre on 00353 74 9120777, or online at www.angrianan.com
Letterkenny Trad Week is organised by Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny and An Grianán Theatre, in association with Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal County Council Arts Office, Donegal Music Education Partnership, Music Network and Kinnegar Brewery. The media partner is the Donegal News and the accommodation partner is Station House Hotel.