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Written by on 29/06/2012


Internationally acclaimed and bestselling CD artist Men of Worth will call in to the Argyll Street  DCR97.4fm Studio Thursday afternoon ahead of their sell out concert at Dunoon’s Argyll Hotel on Friday the 29th June                                                                                                                                                      The folk-music duo, Men of Worth Donnie Large Macdonald and James Keigher along with accordionist and pipe player Alastair Currie, & Guest singers including DCR’s Fryll are in Dunoon by special invitation of the Dunoon National Mod Committee and will entertain guest from all over the British Isles and America with a lively West Coast Ceilidh featuring music, song, dancing and good craic.
The folk-music duo, Men of Worth was formed by James Keigher (Ireland) and………………………………………….

Donnie Macdonald (Scotland) in 1986.  Both exiles, it was through the Celtic music scene in

Southern California that James and Donnie first met, and within a couple of years a

partnership developed that was simultaneously serious and fun.

Geographical changes now find James and Donnie living in Southern Oregon and

Northern California respectively. Whilst remaining true to their Gaelic roots, Men of

Worth have successfully evolved as entertainers.   Success breeds success, and a

natural progression toward education and travel has sealed the next decade as an

exciting and pioneering era for the versatile duo.

Together Men of Worth blend their voices with harmony and support their collection of

songs with their varied selection of instruments. They have a very simple approach to

their presentation, and in keeping with tradition, remain true to the music and story.

Their show is a unique combination of humor, exciting tunes, and soulful, heartfelt


Men of Worth are an international act, and have earned much respect and success in two

decades of touring. Cultural presentations in Schools have received rave reviews by

students and teachers alike. Performing concerts, festivals, and having recorded ten

albums, Men of Worth continue the very tradition from which they evolved.

Donnie Macdonald comes from the Isle of Lewis, one of the Hebridean Islands off the west

coast of Scotland.  Writing tunes and original songs in both his first language Gaelic and in

English, Donnie presents the music from his native Scotland with passion and humour.

Donnie performs on vocals, octave mandolin, tenor banjo, concertina, and bodhran.

James Keigher comes from Co. Mayo in the west of Ireland.  He is a singer, writer and

collector of traditional and contemporary folk music

James Keigher comes from Co. Mayo in the west of Ireland.  He is a singer, writer and

collector of traditional and contemporary folk music.  James was raised in Charlestown, a

small rural community setting, steeped in traditional music and stories.  He performs on

vocals, guitar, mando-cello, and bodhran

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