Donegal Town Community band have had a remarkable few years since reforming in 2010.
The band won their third consecutive All-Ireland title in August at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo and 2015 looks set to be another spectular year for them.
The band has been invited to perform at Disneyland, Paris next August. This would be a once-in-a-lifetime performance, music and educational opportunity for the band members. Marching down Main Street USA in Disneyland Paris, they would experience the emotion, pageantry and pride of a grand Disney tradition. This would be the band’s first major trip overseas. For a town like Donegal to have their band representing them in Disneyland, Paris would be an outstanding achievement. The band members are all very excited about this trip. They have definitely earned it, by their dedication, achievement and award winning performances.
To help defray the cost, a number of fundraising events are being organised, including a Variety Concert on Friday, November 28 at 8pm in the Abbey Hotel, tickets at the door. There will also be a cookery demonstration, ‘Christmas Made Easy’, by Celebrity Chef, Kevin Dundon on Wednesday, December 10 at 8pm in the Abbey Hotel, tickets from the hotel or committee members.