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Glenties Notes on September 22nd 2005

Congratulations to Hugh Breslin, Glen Road and Emily Bonner Ard Patrick, Glenties who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday last.

At the Charity Book Stall on the Harvest Fair Day for Gatota School Project, Nairobi (www.gatota.org). €1,600 was collected. Thank you all for your generous support.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of John Molloy, Dublin, who died recently in Dublin. John is a son of Paddy Molloy, formerly of Tullyhoniver, Glenties.

If you are interested in having your child (5 –12 years) involved in an art and craft club, facilitated by a qualified art and design teacher, beginning on Saturday 24th September, you may contact Anne at 9551471 (after 5p.m.) to obtain further details.

Matt Mc Granaghan will give a fiddle concert accompanied by Gordon Speer on piano, this coming Saturday 24th September at the Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney. Doors will open at 8.00p.m. and the concert will commence at 8.30p.m. Tickets are €10.00 and will be on sale at the door. For ticket reservations ring the Dolmen Centre at 9545010.

Matt Mc Granaghan from Castlefin in Co. Donegal has been playing the fiddle since the age of 8. He received lessons for about a year, and from then on taught himself. Although his early musical influences were the great Irish players, Matt’s interests soon expanded to a variety of styles, including Shetland, Bluegrass and Classical and lately also Latin American and Jazz. He has performed at the Shetland Fiddle and Accordion Festival in 2002 and 2003 and has been invited back for 2005. Matt has given performances throughout Ireland as a traditional player and in the past year as well, has performed at the Harvey’s Point Summer Cabaret. In Chicago he has shared the stage with great players such as John Daly, Tommy Peoples and Dennis Cahill. In 2004 Matt formed his own 22-piece orchestra which has been receiving standing ovations wherever they performed. Matt has released two CD’s: ‘Flames before the Fire’ in 1999 which included two of his own compositions and ‘Goldfiddle’ in 2003 – which features three pieces that he composed himself. This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear Matt Mc Granaghan perform Solo with accompaniment on piano by Gordon Speer from Co. Tyrone. For anyone who appreciates an eclectic selection of music, this is an evening not to be missed! For more information see mattmcgranaghan.com, the official web site with news, reviews, agenda, photos and music.

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