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Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill

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An Irish singer from Kells, County Meath. She is famed for her work with traditional groups such as Skara Brae, Nightnoise and The Bothy Band and is also a member of T with the Ms.

Background

Ní Dhomhnaill is from a prominent musical family. An aunt, Neilli, contributed nearly 300 folk songs to the folklore collection of Dublin University. Together with her brother, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, younger sister Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, and multi-instrumentalist Dáithí Sproule, Ní Dhomhnaill first attracted attention with a folk group, Skara Brae, that specialized in songs sung in Gaelic.

The Bothy Band

When bouzouki player Dónal Lunny left the Irish folk-rock band Planxty in 1975 and launched a new record label called Mulligan, one of his first projects was to form a band to accompany accordion player Tony MacMahon on a series of shows for Irish National Radio. Along with uilleann pipe player Paddy Keenan, flute and whistle player Matt Molloy, and fiddle player Paddy Glackin, Ní Dhomhnaill and her brother became charter members. Initially named Seachtar (meaning “seven”), the group changed its name to the Bothy Band after the departure of MacMahon.

As the Bothy Band, the group played its first concert on February 2, 1975, at Trinity College, Dublin. Although they were only together for three years, Ní Dhomhnaill and the Bothy Band were one of the first bands to bring the musical traditions of Ireland up to contemporary standards.

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