Launch Thursday 5th September
Venue The Brook, Portrane——-
The newly formed Comhaltas Leithinis Donabate Portrane is going from strength to strength. The group has a wide range of musical performers and will be starting classes in September.——-
Áine Dilleen – Sean Nós singer.
Sean-nós (Irish for “old style”) is a highly ornamented style of unaccompanied traditional Irish singing, and in the singing of Ireland’s Gaeltacht.——-
Eamonn Galldubh – uilleann piper
Éamonn Galldubh is an All-Ireland champion with a teaching diploma from Comhaltas Ceoltóirί Éireann as well as a Maters degree in Music Performance with First Class Honours. He learned the traditional piping technique from Dublin pipers Ivan Goff and Mick O’Brien.
Éamonn has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Clannad, Riverdance, Moya Brennan, Cara Dillon,Damien Dempsey, Druid Theatre and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.——-
Eoghan Scott – vocals and guitar
Eoghan studied popular music performance in Ballyfermot College of Further Education and he was part of many different musical outfits during his time there. He has always been a passionate songwriter, and as a singer/songwriter he has played support to acts such as Calexico and Jimmy Webb. He has also played guitar accompaniment with artists on stage like Sharon Shannon, Paddy Keenan, Mary Coughlan, Tommy Fleming, Mary Black, the Irish traditional band Slide.——-
Daire Bracken composer and fiddler. As a founding member of the successful bands Slide & Danú he has wowed audiences around the world with his exuberant creative playing and stage presence.His resume includes tours with Stockton’s Wing, Púca, Salsa Celtica, Bray Vista, Hazel O’Connor, Eoghan & Aoife Scott, the Black Family, Ronan Pellen, Niamh Parsons and The Munnelly Band.