Folk Alliance International Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
Irish Times (Jennifer O'Brien) - September 20th, 2017 Dónal Lunny will follow in Bob Dylan’s footsteps when he receives a lifetime achievement award from an international folk music group. Folk Alliance International, which is based in the US, promotes folk music across the globe and will host its first European conference this weekend at the Clonakilty Guitar Festival in Co Cork. Lunny will be honoured for his contribution to traditional music, and his career as a founding member of Planxty, The Bothy Band and Moving Hearts. The award has gone in the past to Pete Seeger, the American folk singer and activist, and Mavis Staples, the gospel singer and civil rights campaigner, as well as to Dylan.
worldmusiccentral.org A lifelong musician, Lunny has been at the vanguard of the Irish traditional music renaissance for over five decades. He was a founding member of various essential Irish bands such as Planxty, The Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, and Coolfin. He continues to maintain a busy international recording and performing career with Mozaik, Triad, ZoDoMo, Usher’s Island, and Atlantic Arc Orchestra.
The Celtic Songlines - Línte Ceoil Cheiltigh
The Celtic Songlines - Línte Ceoil Cheiltigh a major new 4 part television series of a musical travelogue of traditional music of the Celtic nations.- starts October the 13th 2017 RTÉ 1 Television, Ireland celticsonglines.com
USHERS ISLAND ALBUM RELEASE
March 21st, 2017 USHERS ISLAND debut album is now available at Vertical Records
Zoe - Dónal - Máirtín - New AlbumFoai Lán Seol - In Full Sail available on Bandcamp
Dónal Lunny & Mick Hanly Tour
November 15th; The Clonmel Folk Club TICKETS November 16th; Matt Molloy’s Westport TICKETSTel: 098 26655 November 17th; Kenny’s Bar, Lahinch, Co ClareTICKETSTel: 065 708 1433 November 18th; St David’s Church, Naas. TICKETS November 19th; The Forge, Moycullen Tickets: Tel: 091 868944 November 20th; De Barras, Clonakilty, Co. Cork TICKETS November 24th; The Royal Oak, Carlow TICKETS November 25th; The Village Theatre, Loughrea, Co.Galway TICKETS November 26th; The Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. CorkTICKETSTel: 021 4813790 November 27th; DC Music Club, Camden Row, Dublin TICKETS