It’s 21 years since they first played the Earagail Arts Festival in Donegal but “The Stunning” will headline once more when they appear at The Grill in Letterkenny on 11th July.
One of the biggest bands in Irish rock history, The Stunning shot to success with singles such as ‘Brewing Up a Storm’ and ‘Romeo’s on Fire’, reaching No.1 in the Irish Albums Chart in 1990, the year after playing the very first Earagail Arts Festival. The band features Donegal natives Derek Murray and Cormac Dunne, brothers Joe and Steve Wall (of The Walls), and they will play a double-bill with Irish jazz-funk legend Quarterdeck.
Quarterdeck were one of Donegal’s most seminal bands of the 80’s, and they will also play their own gig at The Plaza in Buncrana on Friday 10th July at 9pm.
Quarterdeck was formed in 1980 and was heralded as one of the country’s finest jazz-funk bands. Their new line-up two decades later will see Maeve Dunphy fronting the group for this very special concert. The band will also appear with The Stunning in Letterkenny on Saturday 11th. Time to dust off the chinos and the patent leather shoes….
If you remember the great ballroom dances of the 50s and 60s and you are a fan of Glenroe’s Biddy then get along to “Dancing At The Ballroom of Romance” in Ramelton Town Hall on 4th or 5th July, where Mary McEvoy leads the cast under leading director Michael Scott.
Fans of Moya Brennan and the Inishowen Gospel Choir are in for a double-treat when they appear together for a special “Spirit Voices” concert at An Grianán Theatre on 18th July. Other festival highlights include Mary Black, Bassekou Kouyate, and Waterson Carthy.