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The Atlantic Arc Orchestra – Dónal Lunny, Pauline Scanlon, Pádraig Rynne, Jarlath Henderson, Aidan O’Rourke, Sylvain Barou, Ewen Vernal, John Blease.

Support: The Donegal Young Maestros

The closing concert of the 2017 Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend plays host to a specially commissioned supergroup of some of the world’s most respected traditional musicians from across Ireland, the UK and further afield.

Created with the support of the PRS Foundation Beyond Borders fund, the Atlantic Arc Orchestra features a stellar line-up of Dónal Lunny (Bouzouki & Musical Director), Pauline Scanlon (Vocals), Pádraig Rynne (Concertina), Jarlath Henderson (Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Guitar, Vocals), Aidan O’Rourke (Fiddle), Sylvain Barou (Uilleann Pipes, Flutes), Ewen Vernal (Bass) and John Blease (Drums, Percussion).

In support of the Atlantic Arc Orchestra, witness some of the finest young musicians to emerge from the music programme of the Donegal Music Education Partnership, including amongst others Amy Gillen (flute), Sarah Walsh (violin), Conor and Michael Murray (double bass/sax) and Amy Meehan (guitar/vocals).

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