Colgan Heritage Weekend – Songs Of Revolution And Change – July 3rd, Carndonagh, Co.Donegal

On Sunday July 3rd, I will be joining The Henry Girls for a special concert in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh, Co.Donegal, which will bring a close to the Colgan Heritage Weekend.

This year’s Colgan Heritage Weekend (July 1st – 4th 2016) will focus on the theme of ‘Revolution and Change: 1916-2016’ as part of the national programme of events celebrating and commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising. The programme is filled with talks, poetry readings, musical recitals, concerts, walks and exhibitions which explore the importance of the 1916 Rising in modern Ireland. The keynote lectures on Friday (July 1st) evening come from Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell and recently elected MLA for Foyle Eamonn Mc Cann.

In this theme concert Songs of Revolution and Change, I will be performing songs from my upcoming release The Girl with the Beret, which I performed as part of RTE’s Reflecting the Rising on Easter Monday in Dublin this year. Inspired by my great-grand aunt Catherine Byrne who fought in the Rising in 1916, all the songs are based on stories from her witness statement recorded with the Bureau of Military History. I will be accompanied by Seamus Devenny (Violin) and Tim Jarvis (Cello).

Visit for more info on the weekend of events

Songs of Revolution and Change
Date: Sunday July 3rd
Time: 8pm
Cost: €10
Tickets: Available exclusively at Doherty’s Newsagents, Carndonagh, Co.Donegal
 Colgan Heritage Week

New Double Single Release – FEEL & YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE

I’m delighted to announce my Double Single Release of ‘FEEL’ & ‘YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE’ with new label Andromeda Artisans.  Available now on iTUNES and all major digital streaming sites. Enjoy Xx


The Workman’s Club with Finbarr Doherty & The Henry Girls

Looking forward to playing in Dublin with Finbarr Doherty and the rest of his band. The gig will be a double bill with The Henry Girls, also from Co. Donegal. Both groups will be playing music from their new albums.


“…It fuses elements of folk and indie rock from both sides of the Atlantic, on introspective songs that embrace brevity as a rule of thumb except on the bluesy Don’t break up. One song even bizarrely namechecks English soccer team West Bromwich Albion in its title.”

– The Irish Daily Star August, 2011

Launched this summer as part of the Galway Arts Festival and the Earagail Arts Festival Finbarr Doherty’s new album ‘Skyscrapers’ was performed alongside Boston-based band Session Americana. The songs cover topics from selling skyscrapers to leaving behind a broken heart on a cheap Spanish holiday. Musicians on the album Campbell Owens, Liam Bradley, Seamus Devenny, Jennifer Kimball, Ry Cavanaugh, Kate O’Callaghan and Karen & Lorna McLaughlin.

His earlier music career saw him as lead singer/composer with the 33rd Hurricane (See Fanning Sessions). CDs included ‘Shotgun Blast’, distributed by EMI.

The Finbarr Doherty band features Billy Robinson, Seamus Devenny, Kate O’Callaghan and Gary Raymond.