SCOTSTOWN MUSICIAN SHOWCASED ON DOCUMENTARY ABOUT NORTHERN FIDDLE TRADITION

28 February 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Dónal McCague from Scotstown is one of the musicians featured on a new TG4/BBC documentary on the northern fiddle tradition. To be broadcast on March 1 on TG4, the documentary is the work of Deaglán Ó Mochain, “one of the Ballybay Moens” as he told the Northern Standard this week. Deaglán’s film draws its inspiration from The Northern Fiddler, a 1979 publication by Allen Feldman and Éamonn O’Doherty, which he describes as “a unique compilation of music, photos, illustrations and interviews, featuring a selection of fiddle players from South Donegal and Tyrone, including musicians of the calibre….

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