North Wind Blows Concert
20 April 2011
Angela McLaughlin, Donegal Music Education Partnership, Composer Neil Martin, Dr Adrian Johnston, International Fund for Ireland, Composer Vincent Kennedy, Rosa Flannery, Project Co-ordinator North Wind Blows at the launch of the North Wind Blows concert in the Alley Theatre, Strabane on Saturday the 16th of April 2011.
North Wind Blows is a cross-community intergenerational project funded by the International Fund for Ireland and managed by the Rural Development Council under the Integrating Communities programme.
St Joesphs Brass Band, Bready Ulster Scots Pipe Band, Glenties Brass Band and woodwind students from the Donegal School of Music came together on Saturday, April 16th, for the North Wind Blows concert in Strabnane's Alley Theatre. The four bands made up a unique ensemble of brass, highland pipes, woodwind and percussion. They had been rehearsing together since autumn through a project which celebrates some of the many local musical traditions while bringing people together through music. The project also strenghtened musical bonds and partnerships between counties Tyrone and Donegal.