“Songs of Erne” Book/CD Launch at the Allingham Arts Festival. Book Launch (Free) at Dorrian’s Hotel at 6pm. Followed by the concert at St. Anne’s at 8pm. Tickets (10 Euro) available from A Novel Idea, Ballyshannon and McGovern’s American House, Bundoran.
The book, which features traditional Irish music from South Donegal and West Fermanagh, includes local songs� from Paddy Tunney (“Father of Song”) and tunes from Ruaidhrí Dall Ó Catháin (composer of Tabhair dom do Lámh and The Hawk of Ballyshannon) and Poet/Music Collector William Allingham. Accompanying the book is a 10 track CD which features contemporary versions of the collected material performed by Ulster Fleadh winner Farrah Bogle, Kila’s Seanan Brennan, Marc Geagan (ex. Mirenda Rosenberg Band, Erdini) and many others plus special guest appearances by Steve Cooney and Junior Davey.