Altan named as “musicians in residence” at seven West Donegal secondary schools

Donegal's Public Arts Office has announced a unique six month programme to promote traditional music among young people in West Donegal.

Altan, who are celebrating their 25th Anniversary, have been appointed "musicians in residence" at second level schools in the Glenties Electoral Area from now until July.

Altan will perform and talk to students at the secondary schools in Falcarragh, Gaoth Dohhair, Dungloe, Glenties, Ballinamore, Arainn Mhor and Tory. A series of master classes will then be held with selected students from each school, who will then join the band on stage during a special concert at the Earigail Arts Festival over the summer.

Donegal's Public Arts Officer Terre Duffy says it's an exciting new departure.