This year’s Cup of Tae Festival in Ardara kicked off on the highest of notes on Friday night with a special concert honouring fiddler Danny Meehan.
The atmosphere was very much that of a gathering of family and friends, as a host of illustrious traditional musicians and singers took to the stage at the Heritage Centre.
Songs, tunes and tales were shared, some filled with mirth and joy, others tinged with longing and loss, but all sharing one special quality, that of cherished memories.
It was the start of a wonderful weekend celebrating all the best in music, song, storytelling and, of course, craic.
See tomorrow’s Donegal Democrat and People’s Press for plenty of photographs from ths great event.
photos on pages 16-17 and Thursday’s Donegal Democrat for more coverage of this great event.