On Thursday Aidan O'Donnell became one of only a select group of Donegal musicians to be announced as the recipient of a very prestigious 2010 Gradam Ceoil award.
The Dunkineely native follows in the footsteps of fellow Donegal men Martin Tourish (Ballybofey) and Gaoth Dobhair's Ciaran Ó Maonaigh, as a winner of the TG4 Young Traditional Musician Of The Year award at TG4's annual traditional music awards ceremony.
... Aidan said it came as a 'complete shock' when TG4's Commissioning Editor, Proinsias Ní Ghráine called him to say he had won the award.
Watch Aidan & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh play in Dunkineely on the release of their album Fidl.
See their website for more information about the group, their music, and their album:
Original Post at Donegal Friends.