Established in 2015 by Brighdín Carr of Brí Carr Music, the Wild Atlantic Women (WAW) Donegal, are an ever-growing network of talented well-known local female artists from all over the county, collaboratively creating waves through many genres and tastes.
In 2018, the WAW released a double compilation album, ‘Wild Atlantic Women’ during a Nollaig na mBan concert in An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, featuring appearances from artists such as Claire Ward, Kelli nicRuairí, Moya Brennan, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Maria McCormack, Bernie Doherty, Gráinne Gavigan, Anne Biddie, Deirdre Bonner, the Henry Girls and a host of ladies from the county. A follow-up concert on Nollaig na mBán 2019 and in Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair, featuring established members such as Maria McCool, Noeleen Ní Cholla, Jacqui Sharkey and Sinéad Breathnach, and introducing new artists such as Emma Ní Fhíoruisce, Diane Cannon and many more resulted in the presentation of €15500 to Donegal Hospice.
During Lockdown, the ladies collaboratively created the now world-renouned ‘Homes of Donegal’, written by Seán McBride, uncle of WAW Siobhan McGroarty, and translated by Pól MacCumhail, Gaothdobhair, recorded remotely by the WAW at home, mixed and edited by Valley Music Studios, video-edited by Ligid TV and directed by Brí Carr Music.
With well over 150k views, this led the way to a new collaboration with Ligid TV, Valley Studios and Brí Carr Music, creating ‘Mary from Dungloe’ to mark the Virtual Festival, with guests the Tumbling Paddies, Daniel O Donnell, Margo and 112 more local artists, including dancers Thomas and Emily Colangelo.
Since July, the fabulous eclectic mix of the WAW have been creating home-videos as artists in their own right, gone back to studios all over the county, and of course, the Wild Atlantic Wednesdays roadshow, featuring local music and scenery, on their facebook page, WIld Atlantic Women, with memorable concerts based in Ardara’s Corner Bar, Fanad Lighthouse and Gartan Hertage centre, keeping Covid Restriction Guidelines in place. The WAW even have a wonderful ‘WAG’ section, not the wives and girlfriends, but of course, Wild Atlantic Guests.. so you never know who might pop up!
It is with great pleasure that a special edition of Wild Atlantic Wednesdays with Wild Atlantic Women will be screened on Culture Night, through Facebook, from Brí’s own hometown of Ramelton, in a secret location on the quay.
This special edition will highlight some new material from new as yet unreleased albums from some of the WAW, including Maria McCormack, Hannah Nic Phaidín and Brí Carr Music . . . and of course a few surprises!
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Genres: Music / Performance
No Booking Required