Glasgow will come alive with the sound of Ireland on 1 May when Donegal Live! hits the Merchant City and Celtic Music Radio will be there to broadcast live the event.
The one-day extravaganza will bring the Donegal craic and culture to Scotland with the best music and entertainment from this region of Ireland.
The free event will see Merchant’s Square in Candleriggs and Bell Street brought to life with the sounds of historic County Donegal and Scotland from 12 noon to 6.00pm.
The Mullaghduff Pipe Band will lead the entertainment in the afternoon alongside artists including the Irish Minstrels, CCE, McHugh Group, Friel Sisters, Paul McKenna Band (from Scotland), Amadáns and The Wakes.
There will also be clowns, face painting, magicians for all the family and a midday Ceili (Irish ceilidh) with music by the St. Roch’s CCE and the Ardara Set Dancing Group.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy stalls showcasing all that Donegal has to offer from food, trips, accommodation and leisure activities.
The festival will culminate in a ticketed concert by Donegal favourites Daniel O’Donnell, Mickey Harte, The Campbells and comedian Conal Gallan at the Royal Concert Hall in the evening.
Celtic Music Radio had a pair of tickets to be won for the Daniel O’Donnell Show at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Sunday 1 May at 7.30pm. Entrants had to answer this question: Where in Co. Donegal was Daniel born? The correct answer was: Kincasslagh and the winner was Erin Boyle from Glasgow. Thanks to all who entered.
It’s the first time Donegal Live! has ever been held outside of Ireland. More than 25,000 joined the party in Dublin’s Temple Bar last year.
Elaine Murray of Tourism Ireland in Glasgow said: “We are delighted to bring the colour and the craic of Ireland to Glasgow with Donegal Live. Scots know how to party just as much as the Irish and with music, entertainment and fun for all the family it will be a great day out.”
Celtic Music Radio will be broadcasting live from Donegal Live! in the Merchant Square throughout the afternoon from 12 noon to 6.00pm.