Musicians and Singers

Seamus Harkin

Seamus used to play in the pub and bars around Donegal before becoming the local undertaker. He wrote several books and songs. His favourite instrument to play was the guitar but in later life he learned the fiddle. He re-published songs by Niall mcGiolla Bride in a book called Blta Fraic (Heather Blossom). One of the songs Seamus wrote was there’s no tow bar on the back of the hearse.

Niall mc Giolla Bride

Local man born and lived his life at the foot of Muckish Mountain up until 1942. He wrote several songs in Irish one of which was called the An Trucailín Donn” (The brown cart). Niall published a collection of his songs and poems in 1905 in a book called ‘Blaṫa Fraoiċ’ (‘Heather Blossoms’) Songs in Irish and English by Niall Mac Giolla Bhrighde.

Bridie Gallagher

Local women affectionately known as the ‘girl from Donegal’ had a long career as a singer many singles and albums. Bridie died in 2000.

Ben Mc Fadden

Local electrician Ben wrote several songs and launched his CD called A little piece of Heaven in 2012 . He wrote the Muckish song and A little piece of Heaven about Ards.

Ailish Mc Bride

Local Country music singer Ailish is still singing and doing gigs around the country. She launched her first CD as a teenager called Believe in Me.

Rodger Murray

Local man Rodger is well known in the area as a singer. He launched his CD in 2012 called Never Grow Old.

Margaret Rose McFadden

Local women Margaret launched her CD in 2014 called A sentimental Journey.

Published by mairead collett

Living the rural Life in Donegal, raising children and writing about my local area.

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