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Gaels le Cheile


Gaels le Cheile
DiC, 14. Am Màrt 2018, 20:00 h
The Bungo - Glasgow
Gaels le Chèile


A night bringing together of the best of Gaeilge (Irish) and Gaidhlig (Scottish) singers and musicians.

w/ Diane Cannon & Maeve MacKinnon!

Tickets : £7/ £5 
- available On the door or by calling 07866453708

Diane Cannon is a singer and musician from Meenlaragh, a small town outside the village of Gortahork in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht. As a youngster, she frequently won competitions and competes successfully to this day, most recently winning first place in the prestigious competition, Comortas Cuimhneacháin Shéain Óig Uí Thuama at Oireachtas na Gaeilge. Diane is a member of the award-winning choirs, Cór Thaobh a Leithid and Cór Loch Lao in Belfast and has had the opportunity to perform for the president of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaran. She also sang at the National Concert Hall with Donal Lunny and most recently in Belfast with Andy Irvine of the internationally renowned Planxty and also Scottish singer songwriter Dick Gaughan. Diane also regularly performs and records with her equally talented seán-nós singer and daughter Kelly Ní Chanainn. They have both worked recently with Lillis Ó Laoire and Manus Lunny on a recording of an old, forgotten Tory Island version of An Draighnean Donn for Tionscnamh Lugh. Diane is also currently working on recording her new album of contemporary and traditional music with artists such as John Mc Sherry, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, with others yet to be announced with producer and multi-instrumentalist Donal Ó Connor. “For a number of years, I have been working and researching - with Lillis Ó Laoire - forgotten songs of my native area, great songs although they have never been recorded,” she says. “I would love to breath new life into these old songs, rejuvenating them with modern arrangements and state of the art recording while still remaining true to the core tradition.

Even amid the wealth of gifted musicians thronging today’s Scottish folk scene, singer Maeve Mackinnon stands out as an exceptional young talent. With a repertoire spanning Gaelic and English-language material, both traditional and contemporary, she’s won acclaim equally for the eloquent emotional connection she forges with every song, communicated in a bewitchingly honeyed, husky yet vibrantly earthy voice, and for her music’s dynamic interplay of boldness and sensitivity.

After winning major praise for her 2007 debut album Don’t Sing Love Songs – culminating in her winning Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards, and a prestigious Classic Album show at Celtic Connections 2008 – she released the eagerly-awaited follow-up, Once Upon an Olive Branch, garnering four and five star reviews and lucrative tours abroad.

Maeve will be accompanied on guitar and will be performing songs from her acclaimed the new album, Strì !

Tonight's concert organised by Conradh na Gaeilge Glaschú (www.cnag-glaschu.co.uk) and An Lòchran (www.anlochran.co.uk) as part of their Gaels le Cheile series of events bringing together the Gaeilge (Irish ) & Scottish Gaelic (Gaidhlig) communities.

Supported by Colmcille (www.colmcille.org)


The Bungo
17-21 Nithsdale Road
G41 2AL