Leitrim Resident Trad band to visit Drumshanbo

12/6/2012  No Reproduction FEELeitrim Equation 3.The Leitrim Equation Group, John Carty, Donal Lunny and Seamus Begley, with special guest  Kiltyclogher's Brian Rooney visit Carrick on Shannon.Photo Brian Farrell
Following three successful visits to the county so far including Carrick, Ballinamore and Manorhamilton, Leitrim County Council’s Traditional Musicians in Residence, are preparing for their visit this week.

Following three successful visits to the county so far including Carrick, Ballinamore and Manorhamilton, Leitrim County Council’s Traditional Musicians in Residence, are preparing for their visit this week.

Their visits to date have included trips to schools and community groups as well as meeting with many musicians from around the county and a sell out gig at the Dock. This time the Leitrim Equation group of Donál Lunny, Seamus Begley and John Carty will visit the Drumshanbo and surrounding area from this Thursday, April 11 - Saturday April 13.

This is part of the Leitrim Equation - Leitrim County Council’s Traditional Music Residency which aims to promote and develop traditional music in Leitrim. The residency takes place over 18 months and consists of a number of visits to different areas in Leitrim, meeting local musicians, learning Leitrim tunes and spending time in different community settings.

Coupled with a performance programme based on the music of Leitrim, musicians from the county will have the opportunity to avail of a range of professional development and mentoring opportunities. During this visit to Drumshanbo a mentoring session will be included and Donal, John and Seamus will be available to help musicians who are interested in developing their craft to a professional level.

For more information about this visit or on the Leitrim Equation Programme generally, contact Maureen Carty on 086 8664832