Donegal’s “decimated” music industry needs more support


Serious concern has been raised again over difficulties facing the Donegal live entertainment industry with calls for extra support for the sector.

The industry is said to have been decimated and one of the worst hit due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The Council says it is actively engaging with the industry, ensuring that artists and venues are aware of the funding supports and schemes available to them.

But Cllr Gary Doherty says many local musicians have fallen through the cracks due to criteria for some of the schemes.

Cllr Doherty says every effort must be made to ensure the survival of the sector: