We are excited to announce that the Official Opening of the 2019 Seamus Grant Weekend will feature special guests Rosin McGrory and Clodagh Warnock.
Roisin Mc Grory (nee Harrigan) is from Inishowen Co.Donegal. Growing up in Inishowen, she was exposed to the rich culture of music and in particular to the great fiddle playing of Dinny Mc Laughlin. With her brothers Paul Harrigan (piano accordion and uilleann pipes) and Damien Harrigan (fiddle) Roisin has performed at festivals and events throughout Ireland, Europe and America.
Before his death in 2005, Roisin played extensively with Seamus Grant and was instrumental in preserving Seamus’s musical legacy by producing a CD collection of his music.
In September 2016 Roisin released her own debut album The Brae Road.
Clodagh is originally from Maghera in South Derry where at the age of 7 she began fiddle lessons with her Aunt- Ann O’Brien, and then later with Dennis Sweeney.
She is a founder member of the highly acclaimed band Deanta, playing fiddle, bouzouki and bodhran. Deanta were subsequently signed to the American Record Company- Green Linnet and produced 3 albums- “Deanta”- 1990.“Ready for the Storm”- 1994. “Whisper of a Secret”- 1997.
The concert will all so feature a performance from talented local fiddle player Caoilinn Diver.
Caoilinn is a member of the Seamus Mac Giolla Bride branch and first began learning the fiddle with Roisin McGory. Caoilinn has won many county and Ulster titles on the fiddle in both dance tunes and slow airs categories, both at under 18 level and Senior. A few weeks ago Caoilinn achieved 2nd place at the All Ireland Senior Trios competition at the Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann in Drogheda.
Caoilinn will be accompanied on guitar by her father Brendan.
The Official Opening will also include performances from various local talent. Expect music, dancing and craic!