Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
Sisters Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill belong to a celebrated family of singers hailing from the Donegal Gaeltacht. The unique style and repertoire has been handed down to them through generations of the Ó Domhnaill family. Added to this is their distinctive unison and harmonic interpretations of Donegal songs and their fluent and accomplished singing to instrumental accompaniment.
Together with their late brother Mícheál, a fine singer and instrumental player, they formed the seminal traditional group, Skara Brae in the late 1960s. It was through this group and its one recording, now a classic, that the regional songs of their native Donegal were introduced to a wide audience both in Ireland and abroad.
Their live performances have been described as ‘unforgettably beautiful and heart-rending’. Prepare to be transported by their appearance at St Patrick’s Cathedral.
Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny
Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs and originals composed by Andy. Between them, Irvine and Lunny have been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Their unique style of accompaniment is an ongoing influence in the wider world of Irish music. The two, in their separate ways, have contributed to a veritable renaissance in Irish traditional music. Lunny and Irvine will present a programme of Irish music and Andy’s songs with a bit of Eastern European music. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these two legends of Irish music on stage in St Patrick’s Cathedral as part of TradFest.BOOK A TICKET