May 27th - 29th

Galway Early Music Festival

Musica et Scientia

Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde

Artist Biography

(English version below)

Is ceoltóir sean-nóis é Doimnic as Gaoth Dobhair i dTír Chonaill, áit a bhfuil aithne air mar cheoltóir ó bhí sé ina ghasúr. Rinne sé staidéar ar an cheol san ollscoil ach is óna áit dhúchais, áit a raibh sé tumtha i gcultúr na háite ó aois óg, a fhaigheann sé a threoir agus a thionchar. Ba ó leithidí Cháitlín Ní Dhomhnaill, a bhí ina comharsan aige, a fuair sé a chuid amhráin, chomh maith le bheith ag éisteacht le ceoltóirí mar Lillis Ó Laoire, Annie Eoghain Éamoinn, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh agus ón mháthair Nellie, atá í féin ina scoith cheoltóir.

Tá Doimnic ina stiúrthóir ar Chór Thaobh a’ Leithid, i nGaoth Dobhair, a bhunaigh sé i 2002, agus ar Chór Loch Laoi i mBéal Feirste.

Bhuaigh Doimnic Corn Uí Riada i 2009, rud a bhí ina chúis mór bróid agus athais dó. Is cumadóir ceoil é agus seinneann sé roinnt uirlisí ceoil.

I 2004 d’eisigh Doimnic a chéad cheirnín, Saol na Suáilce, faoinar dúradh:

‘in the musicality of his singing and his innate understanding of the Donegal sean-nós idiom, he is a breath of fresh air.’

‘the album marks the debut of a great new traditional talent.’
Claddagh Records.

 

English

Doimnic is a well known sean-nós singer from Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal who was the winner of Corn Uí Riada, the Oireachtas sean-nós singing competition, in 2009.

He has been immersed in the culture of his native home from a young age and has taken guidance from well known local sean-nós singers like Caitlín Ní Dhomhnaill and Lillis Ó Laoire.

He has performed in many festivals and concerts in Ireland and thoughout Europe in the past few years.

In 2002, Doimnic founded Cór Thaobh a Leithid, a four part choir, in the Donegal Gaeltacht made up of the finest sean-nós singers in the area. The choir has had many successes: in 2008 they performed in a special concert of newly composed pieces by Dónal Lunny, commissioned for the Errigal Arts festival which was televised on TG4. In 2009 the choir performed a set of songs newly arranged for choir and string quintet by Doimnic as part of the Errigal Art’s Festival. Last year the choir sang in the National Concert Hall as part of Dónal Lunny’s St Patrick’s Festival Concert for 2010.

In 2004 Doimnic released his first album, Saol na Suáilce, of which was said:

‘in the musicality of his singing and his innate understanding of the Donegal sean-nós idiom, he is a breath of fresh air.’

‘the album marks the debut of a great new traditional talent.’
Claddagh Records

 

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