Traditional music talent Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill has been announced as the recipient of the Musical Collaboration/Composition award at Gradam Ceoil TG4 2019.
Ní Dhomhnaill, who has strong roots in Donegal, will join a world-class line-up at this year’s live concert and awards show in Belfast on Sunday 17th February.
Born in Co. Meath to a renowned singing family originally from the Donegal Gaeltacht, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill is a singer, musician composer and collaborator in some of the most influential groups in Irish traditional music.
She is described as one of the most important and central figures in the development of the genre since the late sixties. Though raised in Kells, Co. Meath, both her parents hail from Rann Na Feirste, in North West Donegal, and Tríona draws heavily from the rich Donegal song tradition.
Tríona will be joined by her sister, Maighréad Ní Dhomnhnail on stage at Gradam Ceoil TG4, which promises to be a night of foot-stomping entertainment when it returns to the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Other TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2019 recipients include: Young Musician of the Year, Conor Connolly; Lifetime Achievement, Nicky & Anne McAuliffe; Singer of the Year, Thomas McCarthy; and Outstanding Contribution, Brendan Mulkere.