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Gaoth Dobhair concert for RTÉ RnaG fifty-year celebrations

January 27, 2023

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta announced on Monday that they will be holding a gala concert, RnaG 50, in Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair on Friday 24 Febru­­­ary as part of the fifty-year celebrations for the station.  Some of the region’s very best musicians will be taking to the stage that night, including Altan, Clann Mhic Ruairí, Maighréad and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Na Mooneys, Moya Brennan and Belfast reggae band Bréag, and it will also be broadcast live.

Speaking on the Barrscéalta programme, the station’s Northern Regional Manager Damien Ó Dónaill said that the night was being held to celebrate the station’s history, and to thank the listeners and the many people who had contributed to the station’s success since 1972.

Pride of place, cultural richness and heritage will be central themes of the concert, and tickets will be given away on the station’s Donegal-based programmes Barrscéalta, Bladhaire and Cas Ceirnín, starting on Friday 10 February, so stay tuned to hear how to apply.

The full line up for the event will include more than fifty musicians and spoken word artists, including the beloved Mary Aggie!  The six headline acts will be joined on the night by Dónall Ó Ceallaigh, Lillis Ó Laoire, Gearóidín Breathnach, Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, Máire Ní Choilm, Brian Danny Minny, Connie Mhary Mhicí, Marcas Ó Murchú, Oisín Ó Dufaigh, Edel Nic Lochlainn, Ellie Nic Fhionnghaile, Aisling Ní Churraighín, Diane Cannon, Manus Lunny, Theresa Kavanagh, Cathal Ó Curráin, Megan Nic Fhionnghaile, and Eugene and Sinéad McKenna, as well as youth groups An Crann Óg and Ceol na Coille, and members of Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair drama group.

RnaG 50 will be broadcast live on Friday 24 February from 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm from Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair, and it is also hoped to stream the event live online.

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