Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fiddler of the year!

Maybe not fiddler of the year, Dunkineely native Aidan O'Donnell is TV4's Young Traditional Musician of the Year!

http://www.nwipp-newspapers.com/DN/free/296551122173856.php

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:
http://www.fidilmusic.com

Original Post at Donegal Friends.

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