first_imgTwo of the most prolific and internationally recognized urban musicians from the USA will arrive in Donegal this weekend as part of Earagail Arts Festival.Master percussionist Ralph Rolle (drummer with Nile Rodger’s Chic) and multi-instrumentalist Selan (side musician and collaborator for Adele, Louie Vega and many others).They will work with musicians from the traditional Irish background to create a soundscape that will explore shared musical concepts. From RnB to Soul, Jazz and contemporary music.It’s all part of The Melting Pod, a unique musical collaboration between musicians from two distinct musical disciplines and equally atypical localities.Run in association with Inishowen Traditional Music Project and McGrory’s of Culdaff, the project will lay the groundwork for future collaborations between musicians from Donegal and the USA.The finale will feature Ralph and Selan in performance with musicians from Donegal and the Inishowen Traditional Music Project, with events being recorded for a forthcoming documentary film by leading director of photography Brendan Galvin. The workshops and master-classes take place on Thursday 17th at 11am, Saturday 19th July at 2pm and 4pm, with the finale on Sunday 20th July at 8pm in McGrory’s Backroom, Culdaff.Tickets cost €10 for masterclasses and €15/€12 for the finale.Also taking place this Friday is ‘Output’, a series of panel events developed to bring local, national and international music and creative industries’ practitioners to key cities and towns.“Output” is a partnership between Generator Northern Ireland and Honeycomb – Creative Works.Having previously visited Belfast, Derry~Londonderry and Newry, Output has proved to be a great opportunity for artists, labels, managers and digital content creatives to meet, network and learn together. Featured speakers include Andrew Ferris, who runs Small Town America, a record label and publisher based in Derry.Tommy McLaughlin Villagers / Attica Audio Recording, Keith Johnson, head of membership and marketing for IMRO and Stephen McCauley, a DJ and broadcaster who presents Electric Mainline on BBC Radio Foyle, along with award winning artist, Julie Feeney.Output #07 will place focus on the opportunities within the Irish music industry.Be it from record labels, recording studios, artists or royalty collection organisations – this is your opportunity to find out from the experts how it’s done. Output will be held in The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Friday the 18th of July, from 2.00 – 4.00pm.Admission is free and open to all. Register for free for Output #07 on the Generator NI event page ( or by emailing [email protected] full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.TOP CLASS AMERICAN MUSICIANS TO PLAY AT EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL was last modified: July 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Earagail Arts FestivalEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img

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