The musical highlight of the year, the Allingham Concert presents the highly accomplished Donegal Youth Orchestra with conductor Vincent Kennedy. The Donegal Youth Orchestra consists of over 60 musicians from all around the county, including a few from Ballyshannon.
The orchestra has been very busy this year, topping the bill at the Festival of Youth Orchestra in the National Concert Hall in February, a performance on Arranmore Island earlier in the year, and celebrating ten years with conductor Vincent Kennedy at a special performance in Letterkenny. The Donegal Youth Orchestra is one of the 11 performing groups of the Donegal Music Education Partnership, which is part of the Donegal Education and Training Board and is supported by the Department of Education and Skills.
Niamh Currid will be accompanied by Rory Corbett on banjo, James Mc Namee on fiddle and Henry Pierce on mandolin. This group of talented musicians will guarantee a great night’s music.
Niamh is no stranger to the Allingham Festival or Ballyshannon audiences, so we're delighted that she's making a return to the Abbey stage on Saturday night.
Niamh is a graduate of Cork School of music and also studied with the Royal Irish Academy of music also holds a diploma from Trinity College London. Niamh currently lives in Bundoran. She teaches music in various primary schools and gives private piano tuition. Niamh accompanies choirs, soloists and instrumentalists.
Niamh has been involved with Ballyshannon Musical Society as Musical Director for many years and has also Directed musicals for various schools both primary and secondary level. She has written piano pieces as underscores for original drama works and hopes to get them published one day!