Dinny McLaughlin launch at Fleadh

Dinny McLaughlin launch at Fleadh
Big crowds turned out to honour one of Donegal’s best known fiddlers during the Fleadh Cheoil in Derry.

Big crowds turned out to honour one of Donegal’s best known fiddlers during the Fleadh Cheoil in Derry.

Dinny McLaughlin - musician, dancer and teacher - was centre stage at the launch of the DVD and CD set, ‘Ark of Tides’ at St Columb’s Hall.

The new film and recordings document the life and times of Dinny, who played a major role in the revival of traditional music and dance in the Inishowen peninsula over several decades.

A former student of Dinny’s, Buncrana-born fiddler and member of Altan Ciaran Tourish, performed the launch in front of a capacity audience.

And of course Dinny, now 78, again stole the show.

Roisin McGrory of the Inishowen Traditional Music Project, behind the initiative, said they were delighted at how the launch went. “It’s important to document the contribution of a central figure in music and dance here.”