The melodies of Danu are echoing through Manhattan as the Letterkenny-based young women’s choir enjoys an exciting trip to the States.

The trailblazing group headed to New York where they will be playing a series of concerts during their stay from January 9th to 14th.

The group headed Stateside along with St Aloysius’ College, Carrigtwohill to participate in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Midwinter Convention.

Danu Young Women’s Choir

The Irish Association of Barbershop Singers wished all the singers the very best on their journey.

“We are so proud of you all and cannot wait to cheer you on from afar while on this adventure!”

The Danu Young Women’s Choir was formed two years ago by choral director Douglas Carnes. It has a growing membership of 40 gifted young women aged 13 and up from across Donegal and beyond. They all share a common passion for singing genres of all kinds, and for celebrating female writers and voices.

It all began when Douglas, a native of New York, moved to Donegal four years ago and noticed a lack of opportunities for girls to sing together outside of school and church. Douglas has a long history of music education and performance in the States. He set up Danu as a space for young girls to feel empowered and grow together. The committee is made up of women from across the community, including local teachers and singers.