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02 Dec 2021

Prince and The Purple Rain revives memories of a 'Magee of Donegal' tribute some years ago

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Prince and The Purple Rain revives memories of a 'Magee of Donegal' tribute some years ago

The late superstar known as Prince may never have played in Donegal but a number of years ago one of Donegal’s top companies paid tribute to this enigmatic artist by dedicating their shopfronts to him in their flagship store.

General manager Stephen Harron told the Democrat, “Really it was only a few years ago and to be honest it was more the lyrics of Purple Rain that inspired our designer Michelle McKee at the time.

“Let’s face it we do get the odd few rainy days in Donegal but it was the colour purple that was the true inspiration.

“Drive all along west Donegal, or up the bog road to Pettigo and there is no shortage of that vibrant colour - the great spread of heathers , the rhododendrons - it’s just a blanket of colour. You could really say the purple is to Donegal is like what green is to Ireland. It is very much reflected in all our creations.

“We may be reintroduce Prince to our windows over the next few weeks as a tribute to the enjoyment he gave so many people.”

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