Don McClean is a volunteer in the Bangor Samaritans Branch and has a very musical family including himself. All of them have been trained classically but their dearest love lies in traditional music. Niall won the acclaimed title “All Ireland Champion” in Tullamore, County Offaly 2007. Competing with Ireland’s best and beating off competition from America, England, Scotland & Wales. He has toured in many European countries, having shared the stage with Planxty and many others including touring America many times with the Three Irish Tenors.
Mary is a talented musician and teacher who plays cello and has toured with orchestras including performances in the Royal Albert Hall the family have all played with the South Eastern Orchestra, Ulster Youth Orchestra and the Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra. Performances have taken place in many countries including America, Ireland, England, Scotland, Holland, Germany, Lithuania and many more.Don and the family very kindly offered to do a ‘gig’ on the 7
The new CD is called ‘Bygone Days’ information and other gigs by the family can be found at their web site http://www.niallmcclean.com/
The Bangor branch was very pleased to receive a large donation via this event, with especial thanks to Dad and volunteer Don.