RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Breaking – Campbell resigns from Donegal County Council Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – January 8, 2019 Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Google+ Google+ Previous articleLUH second most overcrowded hospital again todayNext articleGardai begin excavation linked to missing Strabane woman News Highland WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter John Campbell has resigned from Donegal County Council.Mr Campbell, an independent, was first co-opted onto the council to replace Deputy Thomas Pringle when he was elected to the Dail. He was elected in his own right at the next local elections.Mr Campbell will be replaced by Seamus Maguire from Donegal Town, who is set to be co-opted onto the council,.John Campbell says he will be helping with a coordinated effort to bring more independents onto the council in this year’s local elections.He believes a sea change is in the offing……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Jc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Cllr Campbell’s press release – I have this morning tendered my resignation from Donegal County Council to the meetings administrator in Lifford.It has been a decision that I have come to after a lot of discussion with family, friends and supporters over the Christmas period.Over the past number of months I along with Thomas Pringle TD and others have been working on a local elections strategy. We intend to run a number of candidates across the county and have almost completed the process of identifying people.With this in mind, we feel the work involved to coordinate and lead this project needs a more firm time commitment and a person dedicated to the role than I would be able to provide while also serving the people as an elected representative seekiing re-election.It is with great sadness that I have decided to step back from the public role I have held with great pride and commit to this new position.I have enjoyed immensely working with my fellow councillors, the executive and most especially the staff of Donegal County Council over the last 8 years. The dedication of staff in the organisation to the people of Donegal is something to behold and really is only properly witnessed through our role as public representatives.I would like to thank my own supporters, my local community, and those who placed their faith in me at the 2014 local elections: Your loyalty and support has been unwavering and I cannot begin to express my depth of gratitude.Although sad to be leaving my present position, I am looking forward to this new opportunity and am excited by the road ahead. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band have announced their return to Morrison, Colorado’s storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 29th, 2019. The Infamous Stringdusters will join them as the supporting special guests.As The Infamous Stringdusters’ Travis Book wrote in the band’s announcement post, “Phil Lesh is a legend, in every sense of the word. To see him play is an honor, to share the same space with him a privilege, and to share the stage is beyond words. We’re truly grateful for the opportunity to perform at the world’s most iconic venue with one of the world’s most iconic bass players and musicians.”Pre-sale tickets will be available on Wednesday, November 14th at 10 a.m. MT, with a public on-sale on Friday, November 16th at 10 a.m. MT here.
On Saturday night, the Live from Here concert/variety show took over New York City’s Town Hall. The live performance series, hosted by Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers musician and radio personality Chris Thile, featured funk ensemble Vulfpeck, rising indie pop singer Maggie Rogers, I’m With Her mandolinist Sarah Jorosz, progressive bluegrass banjo player Noam Pikelny, and comedian/Broad City actor, Chris Gethard.During the Vulfpeck portion of the evening, which came one day after the band released their eighth studio album, fans were treated to versions of their signature songs unlike ever before. To celebrate the December weather, vocalist Theo Katzman led the band and fans through an appropriate “Christmas in LA”, even inviting the musical crowd to participate in the friendly lyrics. With the full band (Jack Stratton, Joe Dart, Woody Goss, Cory Wong, Joey Dosik, and Theo) wearing striped shirts, dedicated Vulf fans will appreciate the effort in changing uniform (and consistency of Jack’s incorporation of the color red).From there, show host Chris Thile joined the squad for an unparalleled version of “Dean Town”. With Thile on mandolin and Cory Wong on acoustic, surrounding Dart on bass and Goss on keys while Stratton, Dosik, and Katzman admirably clapped in the background, this version of the old-school favorite is what keeps fans salivating to attend any and every Vulfpeck performance.For the finale, Vulfpeck and Chris Thile returned to the stage to perform the live debut of “Darwin Derby” with Maggie Rogers, Monica Martin, and the house band.Listen to the full-show audio here.Vulfpeck’s guest appearance on Live From Here was truly full circle. During an episode last fall, Chris Thile covered “Fugue State” off Vulf’s 2014 album by the same name, with Richard Dworsky and The First-Call Radio Players (composed of Brittany Haas, fiddle; Chris Eldridge, guitar; Alan Hampton, bass; and Ted Poor, percussion). You can watch that little piece of excellence here.Live from Here initially developed as a result of A Prairie Home Companion, a program hosted by Garrison Keillor, which aired through public radio starting back in March 1974. Thile ended up taking over the hosting responsibilities beginning in 2016, having been a lifelong fan of the show, which initially ran until its hiatus back in 1987. Live from Here now continues its former tradition of being broadcasted via public radio, in addition to being streamed online and in some cases, YouTube. For more information, head to the official website.