On Sunday July 3rd, we will do a special concert in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh, Co.Donegal, which will bring a close to the Colgan Heritage Weekend.
This year’s Colgan Heritage Weekend (July 1st – 4th 2016) will focus on the theme of ‘Revolution and Change: 1916-2016’ as part of the national programme of events celebrating and commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising. The programme is filled with talks, poetry readings, musical recitals, concerts, walks and exhibitions which explore the importance of the 1916 Rising in modern Ireland. The keynote lectures on Friday (July 1st) evening come from esteemed political figures Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell and recently elected MLA for Foyle Eamonn Mc Cann.
In this theme concert Songs of Revolution and Change, we will perform songs relating to the 1916 rising which we performed as part of RTE's Reflecting the Rising on Easter Monday in Dublin this year. Our programme includes All Around My Hat, The Connaught Rangers and The Foggy Dew, amongst others.
Our special guest on the evening is singer/songwriter Kate O’Callaghan. Kate will perform songs from her upcoming release ‘The Girl with the Beret’, inspired by her great grand aunt Catherine Byrne who fought in the Rising in 1916. All the songs are based on stories from Catherine Byrne’s witness statement recorded with the Bureau of Military History.
Visit www.colganheritage.com for more info on the weekend of events