Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
Tríona first made her mark in Irish music in the early 1970s as a schoolgirl member of the seminal band Skara Brae along with her younger sister Maighread, brother Mícheál and the Derry-born guitarist and singer, Dáithí Sproule. Their only recording on the Gael Linn label is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important Irish recordings of its time and it draws heavily from the rich Donegal song tradition.
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill is most often spoken of as a key member of some of the most influential bands in the evolution of Irish traditional music since the 1970s; groups like Skara Brae, The Bothy Band, Relativity and Nightnoise. Her singing and multi-instrumental playing form a cornerstone of the distinctive sound of all those groups.