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!


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.

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