Thursday, 6 May 2010

Music stars celebrate the Donegal landscape

Paul BradyPaul Brady via last.fm

Top names in Irish music came to Donegal on Monday to take part in a concert supporting the ongoing protest against a proposed high-power line across miles of rural Donegal.
"Don't forget why we're here," said Moya Brennan, who hosted the concert in the Meenaleck pub that her father, Leo Brennan, started.
Monday night's SOS (Save Our Scenery) concert was held to support the ongoing campaign against plans to erect a high-power line. The concert, the first of what organisers said will be several, was organised by

Alternatives to Pylons (ATP), in conjunction with Coiste Timpeallachta Ghaoth Dobhair and Tábhairne Leo. Moya was joined on stage by Paul Brady, Glen Hansard, Mundy and other respected musicians.

ATP and Coiste Timpeallachta Ghaoth Dobhair oppose plans by the ESB and Eirgrid to erect a 110kv power line across 102 kilometres of the county. But supporters say the 40 million euro project will bring a secure power supply that will draw needed economic development, and say the plans have met strict planning criteria.

The musicians weren't having it.

"I wouldn't like to see Donegal with braces on," said Mundy, to cheers
from the audience.

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2 comments:

士瑋 said...

若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

瑋玲 said...

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