Monday, September 20, 2010

Carol Anne McGowan

The Ghost
Have any of ye heard of Carol Anne McGowan of Killybegs? I just heard of her today, when Cyndi posted a video of Carol's on her Facebook page, and I was very impressed! This girl has a great voice and (pardon the comparison it's probably unjust) and reminds me a bit of Leonard Cohen and Cowboy Junkies but with her own unique style.

Anyways take a listen for yourselves and let me know what you think. This amazing video of her's was filmed in the cellar of a friend of her's and edited on a Mac; low budget but not low quality.

If ye hear of any gigs she's doing, let me know and I'll publicise them on the blog!

Keep an eye on her, I think she'll be going places.
      You can listen to her and see her videos on MySpace and on YouTube. She's also on Facebook where you can find out where's she's playing next. And besides being a musician she's also an artist:

        Friday, September 17, 2010

        Car Accident near Dunkineely

        Car accident on the Killybegs road near Dunkineely on Friday afternoon. Gardai and the Fire Birgade were on the scene, initial reports claimed 3 cars involved, but later reports said there were 2:
        Gardai and members of the fire service in Donegal are at the scene of a road traffic accident in Donegal.
        The incident occurred within the last hour at the Killybegs side of Dunkineely.
        It's understood three vehicles are involved in the accident. The passengers of the vehicles are being taken to hospital for treatment however, the extent of their injuries is not yet known ..

        The road is (or was) due to reopen later in the day:
        Gardai say the Dunkineely road will re-open later this afternoon following a road traffic accident. ...
        It's understood two vehicles were involved in the accident. The passengers of the vehicles have being taken to hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
        Diversions are in place ... The Dunkineely road is expected to re-open within the next hour while Gardai investigate the incident.

        Sean Needham in Concert September 24th 2010

        Sean Needham will playing a gig in the National Hotel, Donegal Town, on Friday September the 24th 2010. This is part of Sean's tour to promote his new album "Time is a Friend" and is in association with the Bluestack Jamclub.

        See the video of the title track on YouTube:

        Also on stage and all the way from Denmark, will be Jacob Speake, Niall Rainey, Eamonn Rainey and all the way from Donegal will be Greg Gorman, Morgan Ferriter and possibly Enda Ferriter and Ronan Hanna.

        See Sean's Facebook page for more info:
        And his website: