‘Ark of Tides’, Dinny McLaughlin’s DVD/CD
In a lifetime devoted to music both as a musician and a teacher, Dinny McLaughlin’s legacy to the world of traditional music and the culture of Ireland is immeasurable. In every era, in order for us all to move forward, to develop our artistry in cultural terms and to realise our individual and collective potential, it often requires the foresight and courage of one individual to lead the way, to stand above the parapet and to suffer the oft derision and negativity. Dinny is without doubt the person who has pioneered the establishment of Inishowen as a centre of cultural excellence in Irish traditional music. In so doing, he has rightly elevated our indigenous culture and in his own lifetime has lived to see it consolidate and flourish.
Buy the CD&DVD for €20.00 incl. postage & packing
‘Ark of Tides’, Dinny’s latest recording is produced by the Inishowen Traditional Music Project and funded by Inishowen Development Partnership under the National Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 through LEADER.
The DVD tells Dinny’s life story through his eyes and most importantly through his compositions, and how his enthusiasm for music inspired countless musicians in Inishowen ultimately transforming the cultural landscape of Inishowen.
The CD is a wonderful collection of many of Dinny’s recent compositions and along with Dinny features musicians, Ciaran Tourish, Dermot Byrne, Martin Tourish, Lorna, Karen and Joleen McLaughlin (The Henry Girls), Edel McLaughlin, Roisin McGrory, Clodagh Warnock, Melanie Houton, Louise McKinney, Brian McGrory, Martin Gill and dancer Odhran McLaughlin.