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II • Earagail Arts Festival 2014
Introductions / Réamhrá
I am delighted to welcome this 26th edition of the Earagail
Arts Festival. Founded by Donegal County Council in 1989,
the Festival continues to act as an annual, high profile
focus in the county for the very best of contemporary
and traditional, local and visiting Irish and international
arts. The Council is mindful of the considerable support
and advice afforded to the Festival by The Arts Council,
Fáilte Ireland and Údarás na Gaeltachta over the years,
and we look forward to a continuation and a deepening of
this partnership in the years ahead. As has been the case
from the outset, this year’s Festival has benefited from
the input of a rich vein of artistic partners which together
showcase the vibrancy, resilience, depth of imagination
and community focus that characterises the cultural
sector in the county today. I wish the Festival the very best
this year and I look forward to many more to come.
Welcome to a festival born and bred on the North
West route of the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s
newest road odyssey. A festival that knows where
the locals go but also where award winning,
ground-breaking international and national music,
theatre, and visual arts finds its feet in venues all
along the Atlantic seaboard of County Donegal. In
this 2014 programme, we present new drama that
explores the changing patterns of social history in
rural Ireland; new site specific theatre, street arts
and spectacle; specially commissioned exposés
of native spoken word and a host of international
music collaborations that bring together local and
international players from as far afield as Japan,
Egypt, Spain and the USA. Come and immerse
yourself in the real culture of Donegal.
Mr. Seamus Neely, Donegal County Manager
Paul Brown, Festival Director
Tá lúcháir orm fáilte a chur roimh 26ú Féile Ealaíne
an Earagail. Ba í Comhairle Contae Dhún na nGall a
bhunaigh an Fhéile i 1989, agus gach bliain tarraingíonn
sí aird an phobail ar ealaíona den scoth, idir ealaíona
comhaimseartha agus ealaíona traidisiúnta, agus ar
ealaíontóirí áitiúla, Éireannacha agus idirnáisiúnta. Is
maith a thuigeann an Chomhairle an tacaíocht iontach
atá tugtha ag an Chomhairle Ealaíon, ag Fáilte Ireland
agus ag Údarás na Gaeltachta don Fhéile thar na blianta,
agus tá muid ag dréim go leanfaidh an comhoibriú sin ar
aghaidh agus go dtiocfaidh fás air sna blianta atá amach
romhainn. Is cinnte go gcuirfidh clár spreagúil imeachtaí
Fhéile Ealaíne an Earagail beocht sa tslí seo, ar imeachtaí
iad a mbainfidh bunadh na háite agus turasóirí araon
sult astu. Arís i mbliana, tá ionchur faighte ag an Fhéile ó
réimse leathan comhpháirtithe i saol na n-ealaíon, agus tá
sé seo i ndiaidh dul chun tairbhe don Fhéile, mar a rinne ón
tús. Is léargas é seo ar an bheogacht, ar an teacht aniar, ar
an tsamhlaíocht dhomhain agus ar an bhéim ar an phobal
a bhaineann le hearnáil an chultúir sa chontae sa lá atá
inniu ann. Guím gach rath ar an Fhéile i mbliana agus tá
mé ag súil go mór leis na féilte a bheidh ann sa todhchaí.
Tá fáilte romhat chuig féile a rugadh agus a tógadh ar
chuid an Iarthuaiscirt de Shlí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin, an
odaisé bóthair is úire in Éirinn. Féile a bhfuil a fhios
aici cá háit a dtéann muintir na háite don spraoi ach
féile fosta ina mbíonn ceol, amharclannaíocht agus
amharcealaíona a bhfuil neart duaiseanna buaite acu
agus atá ar thús cadhnaíochta, agus iad le feiceáil in
ionaid fud fad chósta Atlantaigh Chontae Dhún na
nGall. Seo cuid de na nithe atá ar chlár na bliana 2014:
drámaí nua ina ndíreofar ar an athrú atá ar phatrúin na
staire sóisialta faoin tuath in Éirinn; amharclannaíocht,
ealaíona sráide agus radhairc úrnua a bheidh curtha
in oiriúint dá suíomh; léargais nua-choimisiúnaithe
ar an teanga labhartha dhúchasach; agus go leor den
chomhoibriú ceoil a mbeidh ceoltóirí áitiúla agus
ceoltóirí idirnáisiúnta as tíortha i bhfad i gcéin mar
an tSeapáin, an Éigipt, an Spáinn agus Stáit Aontaithe
Mheiriceá páirteach ann. Bí linn agus cuir tú féin ar
maos i bhfíorchultúr Dhún na nGall.
Paul Brown
Stiúrthóir na Féile
An tUasal Seamus Neely,
Bainisteoir Contae Dhún na nGall
festival board/
bord na féile
Dessie Larkin (Chair), Meabh Uí
Chonnachain, Shaun Hannigan,
Patricia McBride, Mícheál Ó
Fearraigh, Úna Campbell, Fintan
Maloney, Mícheál Ó hEanaigh, Cllr
Liam Blaney, Traolach O’Fionnain,
Cllr Seamus Ó Domnhaill, Eunan
Kelly (Secretary).
festival staff/foireann an féile
Festival Director
Paul Brown
Production Manager
Conor Mullan
Graphic Design
Carton LeVert
Office Manager
Edel Corcoran
Volunteer
Co-ordinator
Orlaith Gilcreest
Cover Design
‘Fiesta Tiles’
Mary Faughnan
Fullstopcomma
Assistant Producer
Ashling Vieira
Artist Liaison /
Marketing Assistant
Siobhan O’ Connor
Visual Arts
Co-ordinators
Adrian Kelly /
Shaun Hannigan
Web Design
Bluesplat
Translation
Éamonn Ó Dónaill
www.eaf.ie • 1
theatre, circus
& opera
Earagail Arts Festival, An Grianán Theatre and Donegal County Council present
Fiesta
saturday 12th july – monday 14th july, 8pm · d15 / d12
letterkenny, an grianán theatre
A brand new play bringing together all your
Fiesta memories. Below the red neon sign, the
doors of the Fiesta Ballroom first opened on
October 5th 1962. The music of the Capitol
Showband played out to two thousand people at
ten bob a head. They came from across Donegal
and further afield, thumbing lifts, rattling
on Swilly buses or crammed into Austins and
Hillmans. The air was thick with the scent of
Brylcreem and hairspray, cigarette smoke and
McDaid’s minerals. The Fiesta was one of the
Frewin House
Ramelton, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 915 1246
T +353 87 954 3347
Wfrewinhouse.com
[email protected]
finest dancehalls in Ireland, where the Clipper
Carlton, the Miami Showband and the Mighty
Avons played fast and slow sets through the
years. The ballroom was a magnet for the
dancers, chancers and lovers who jived and
slow-danced across the floor, where egg and
onion sandwiches, tan-brown tea and ‘courting’
out the back kept them going from 10pm until
2am. The Fiesta was the place to meet, twist and
shake and fall in love. This July, Fiesta celebrates
those magical times, from 1962 until the roller
disco years. Come along for an evening of music,
of memories and of the stories that made the
Fiesta so unique.
Enjoy a relaxing
stay at Frewin
Country House in the
charming town of
Ramelton and explore
beautiful Donegal.
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“A meticulously crafted
site-specific play.”
–Evening Standard
theatre, circus
& opera
Earagail Arts Festival in association with Clonmel Junction Festival and Dante or Die presents
I Do
tuesday 15th – friday 18th july · 6.30pm & 8.45pm
two shows per evening · d15/d12
letterkenny, clanree hotel
Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in the build up
to a wedding?
The ceremony begins in ten minutes. The Best
Man is practicing his speech. The Bridesmaids are
squeezing the bride into her dress. Mum and Dad
are seeing each other for the first time in years.
Grandma is struggling to dress her husband
whilst the bride’s brother is getting frisky with
the Maid of Honour. Meanwhile, the Groom is
frozen…
Don your button-hole, down a glass of bubbly
and join Dante or Die’s eleven-strong cast to
voyeuristically peek into the lives of a wedding
party as the big moment looms nearer. Divided
Letterkenny Craft
and Design Studio
Port Link Business Park, Letterkenny
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into six groups, you will discover the twists and
turns in the plot in a different order, seeing the
same ten minutes replayed in each of the rooms,
where you will experience that moment in time
from each character’s point of view.
With six rooms in the same hotel and six
interlinked stories, some sad, some funny and
some shocking, who knows what you might
discover.
Contains nudity and scenes of an adult nature.
14+
Pre-theatre dinner available with Clanree Aileach
Restaurant. 3 courses for €25.00 per head,
available from 6–7.30pm. Booking at Reception
on +353 (0)74 912 4369.
www.danteordie.com
Letterkenny Craft and Design Studio aims to showcase
and promote the wonderful arts and crafts produced
in Donegal and the North West. The Moonshine Coffee
Shop which is situated within The Studio, offers great
Moonshine Teas and coffees, Artisan Foods, Gluten Free
Options and Home Baking created by Award Winning Chef
Martin Anderson.
A relaxing and cosy environment with unique handmade
in Donegal crafts and exceptional artisan foods provided
with first class customer service from the Studio Team.
www.eaf.ie • 3
theatre, circus
& opera
Arna chur I láthair ag Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair /
Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair presents
An Solas Dearg /
The Red Light
dé haoine 18 iúil / friday 18th july, 8pm · d12/ d10
leitir ceanainn / letterkenny
amharclann an grianán / an grianán theatre
Dráma dhá ghníomh atá anseo a scríobh
Antaine Ó Flaithearta, agus bhí sé ar cheann
de bheagán drámaí nuascríofa i nGaeilge a
léiríodh ar ardán Amharclann na Mainistreach
le fiche bliain anuas. Ré nua na teilifíse sa
Ghaeltacht atá i gceist sa dráma agus tá sé ag
plé le dúchas, teanga, teaghlach agus Bruce
Springsteen, i measc go leor rudaí eile. Tá cáil
mhór ar Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair le breis agus
70 bliain anuas as ucht chaighdeán a gcuid
léirithe agus go háirithe a gcuid aisteoireachta.
Is iomaí ball den chompántas a bhfuil clú bainte
amach acu ar TG4 anois. Seo an ceathrú huair
d’Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair a bheith ar an ardán
sa Ghrianán le linn Fhéile Ealaíne an Earagail.
Fishamble: The New Play Company presents
Swing
saturday 19th july, 8pm · d10/ d12
dunfanaghy / holy trinity parish hall
sunday 20th july, 8pm · d10/ d12
letterkenny / an grianán theatre
The multi-award winning Fishamble: The New
Play Company has been touring passionate and
emotive new theatrical work to our doorsteps
for numerous years. Premiered at the Dublin
Fringe Festival, ‘Swing’ is a delightful new show
that explores the blossoming of a friendship
even in hard economic times. From the eternal
optimist recovering from his business failure;
the dance teachers who have fallen out of step;
the young Cork girl looking for love; the country
man who can’t dance without counting; the
teenage lovebirds... in their sixties; to the woman
who needs to start doo-de-doo-ing again, the
one thing they all have in common is that they
are here to dance. Featuring Janet Moran (The
Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto) and Steve
Blount (Breakfast on Pluto, Game of Thrones),
Swing is all about living as well as you can and
giving it a lash... with rock and roll music. It’ll
make you want to dance!
Written by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin
Kostick and Janet Moran and directed by Peter
Daly. Produced by Marketa Dowling. Lighting
Design by Mark Galione.
Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair presents a two act play,
written by Antoine Ó Flatharta, a playwright
whose work has been produced at the Peacock
Theatre, Project Arts Centre, The Taibhdhearc,
and by the Dublin Theatre Festival. Antoine was
writer in residence with Team Theatre Company
in 1989-1990 and has written radio and television
plays for RTE and BBC. An Solas Dearg was
first produced by the Abbey Theatre in 1995,
directed by Deirdre Friel and is one of the few
newly written plays in Irish to be produced by
the Abbey in the last 20 years. Originally set in
WINNER OF BEWLEY’S LITTLE GEM AWARD AT DUBLIN
Connemara in the age of telecommunications,
FRINGE FESTIVAL 2013.
the play deals with the implications of the
12+
burgeoning communications industry on
“Moran and Blount create endearing visions of
community, language and relationships. It
stalled lives in a whirl of possibility and, with elegant
has been adapted for the local audience in the
guidance, Daly lets them dance like angels.”
Donegal dialect by Sean Ó Maolagain, a long
– bbbb Irish Times
time member of Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair.
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Lords of Strut
present
Chaos
thursday 24th & friday 25th july, 8pm · d12 / d10
letterkenny / an grianán theatre
A chaotic roller-coaster of a show, these
charming brothers try to hold it together as
they dance and bicker through a riotous hour of
physical comedy.
Cork performers Cian Kinsella and Cormac
Mohally combine comedic theatrics with dance
and acrobatics. Taking on the persona of
celebrity-obsessed but socially impaired brothers
these boys can move, they can lift, and they can
make you laugh. A show with heart and muscle!
Lords of Strut formed in 2008 and have since
toured 18 countries and have won numerous
awards for their unique blend of comedy, theatre
and circus. ‘Chaos’ is the company’s third
production and sees a return of the characters
Famous Seamus and Sean-tastic as they try to
change the world through dance. Fluorescent
hi-tops, spandex unitards, gravity defying
acrobatics and kick-ass dance routines, all to
a soundtrack of guilty pleasures. A must for
comedy fans, dance fans and budding divas alike.
14 +
www.lordsofstrut.com
“a hilarious performance... funny
and brilliantly choreographed”
– bbbbb Three Weeks, Edinburgh
theatre, circus
& opera
www.eaf.ie • 5
theatre, circus
& opera
Earagail Arts Festival in association with Jackson’s Hotel, The Egyptian Ministry of Culture,
North West Opera & Donegal County Council presents
La Bohème
friday 25th & saturday 26th july · 8pm · d20
ballybofey, jackson’s hotel
Often described as the most loved and the most
performed opera in the world, with the most
beautiful and powerful music ever composed, the
story of ‘La Bohème’ portrays the free life and
amusing antics of four young men struggling as
artists in Paris in the 1900s. Featuring a cast of
professional opera singers from every corner of
Jackson’s Hotel
Ballybofey, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 913 1021
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the world and a host of professional players from
the Cairo Opera Orchestra, this special operatic
performance will be lead by Principal Conductor
of the Cairo National Opera, internationally
acclaimed Maestro Nayer Nagui.
“Puccini’s genius excels in this stunning
and magnificent masterpiece, with
melodies which tug the heart strings of
even the least likely opera fans!”
Jackson’s award winning 4 star family
hotel on the banks of the river Finn has
138 luxurious bedrooms, two beautiful
restaurants with the finest cuisine and
the very best of Irish hospitality with the
welcome of their open fires as you enter.
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outdoor, family
& childrens
Arna chur i láthair ag Branar, i gcomhar le hIonad
Ealaíon Ros Comáin & Luimneach, Cathair
Chultúir / Branar in association with Roscommon
Arts Centre & Limerick City of Culture presents
Bláth / The Flower
dé luan, 14 iúil & dé mairt, 15 iúil /
monday 14th & tuesday 15th july
3pm · d5
dobhar / dore, ionad naomh pádraig
Earagail Arts Festival in
association with the Workhouse
and Balor DCA presents
Cartoon Capers
monday 14th to friday 18th july, 11am
d7.50 per child per class
dunfanaghy / the workhouse
monday 14th to friday 18th july, 3pm
d5 per child per class
ballybofey / balor arts centre
Corrina Askin trained at the Royal College of
Art and is an animator who works in children’s
media. She creates ideas for children’s
animation and has two shows currently on air,
“Castle Farm” on Milkshake, Channel Five and
“Joe and Jack” on RTEjr. She creates, designs,
writes and co executive produces on both shows.
She is currently working with one of Ireland’s
top animation companies developing her third
concept for children’s media. Over the duration
of this 90 minute workshop, Corrina and her
team will guide young people towards animating
their very own characters, whilst exploring a
number of animation techniques from drawing
to stop frame animation.
90 mins · 5–12 years
www.dunfanaghyworkhouse.ie
Tá Bláth suite i ndomhan gan dathanna ná
plandaí. Tagann buachaill ar leabhar draíochta,
tugann sé abhaile faoi rún é agus feiceann sé
bláthanna den chéad uair. Tar éis dó paicéad
síolta a aimsiú i seansiopa, tugann sé faoi eachtra
chun beocht a chur sa bhláth. Is léiriú gan
teanga é Bláth a chuirfidh draíocht ar an lucht
féachana nuair a rachaidh siad isteach i ndomhan
déanta go hiomlán as páipéar. Is í Maeve Clancy,
amharcealaíontóir, a dhear agus a rinne an seit,
agus tá ceol nuachumtha ag Colm Mac Con
Iomaire (The Frames) don léiriú seo. Baineann
Branar leas as puipéadóireacht, téatar na réad
agus ceol aoibhinn chun scéal draíochta a insint.
Níl amhras ar bith ach go rachaidh an léiriú seo i
bhfeidhm gach duine.
Bláth / The Flower is set in a world that has
decided colour and plants are no longer needed.
A boy finds a magical book and sees flowers for
the first time. He then discovers a packet of flower
seeds in a junk shop and must learn how to bring
the flower to life. Bláth is based on the children’s
book The Flower by John Light & Lisa Evans.
Designed by the artist Maeve Clancy with original
music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames),
Bláth is a non verbal show that will enchant
audiences as they enter a world made entirely of
paper. Combining puppetry, object theatre and
original score, Bláth promises to be a show that
will be unforgettable.
Non-verbal show
40 bomaite / minutes · 7+ bliana / years
www.branar.ie
www.eaf.ie • 7
wednesday 16th july, 11am · d5
dunfanaghy / holy trinity parish hall
thursday 17th july, 11am · d5
letterkenny / an grianán theatre
‘Oh Grandma, what big eyes you have!’ Little Red
Riding Hood is a journey full of surprises, as a
curious young girl weaves her way through the
woods to Grandma’s house. The Banyan Theatre
Company presents a playful and imaginative
re-telling of a timeless story through the art of
puppetry and original music. This children’s
puppet show will inspire young minds and
remind the adults of the fascination they once had
for the puppet shows of their childhood.
45 minutes · 3–11 years
“Brilliantly
inventive
and always
enchanting”
– The Stage bbbbb
The Emperor’s
New Clothes
wednesday 16th july, 3pm · d5
dunfanaghy / holy trinity parish hall
thursday 17th july, 3pm · d5
letterkenny / an grianán theatre
Two swindlers come into town pretending to be
master tailors. The vain Emperor summons them
to fashion him a set of clothes the like of which
has never been seen before. This charming and
humorous adaptation of a classic children’s
tale, directed by Karen Torley of the acclaimed
International Purves Puppets, is told through
puppetry, original music and storytelling by the
delightful Banyan Theatre Company.
45 minutes · 3–11 years
www.banyantheatre.com
Makin Projects presents
Little Howard’s Big
Show for Kids
tuesday 22nd & wednesday 23nd july, 3pm · d5
letterkenny / an grianán theatre
Little Howard is the world’s only live interactive
animation. He’s won so many awards and
fantastic reviews and he’s only just celebrated
his 6th birthday (for the tenth year in a row)!
He’s also a published author and has done lots
of television stuff.
Yet Little Howard is true to his roots and live
theatre is still his first love. But life is tough
in showbiz; Little Howard’s big new act keeps
going wrong, Roger The Pigeon has spent all
their money on cookie cutters, his comedy
counterpart Big Howard has been diagnosed as
being clinically unfunny and there’s a slug in the
backstage toilet. And it’s about to get worse: a
sinister figure arrives and Big Howard and Little
Howard have to put on the best show of their
lives to keep themselves out of jail! Following
the success of their TV show ‘Little Howard’s Big
Question’ (CBBC) real human Big Howard and
animated six-year-old Little Howard are bringing
their unique family comedy show to An Grianán
Theatre.
With interactive stand-up, live animation on
stage and lots of jokes and songs this really is a
show that all the family can enjoy
5+ years
www.littlehoward.co.uk
“This has to be one of the most magical
double acts on the circuit.”
– bbbbb The Stage
outdoor, family
& childrens
Little Red Riding Hood
photograph – steve ullathorne
Banyan Theatre Company presents
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Earagail Arts Festival presents
Global
Village
Gathering
outdoor, family
& childrens
sunday 20th, 12 noon–6pm · free
letterkenny, town park
In and around the Festival Marquee, come and
explore a feast of food, music, comedy, theatre
and crafts at one of the most exciting events of
the year. Ease into the day with Tai Chi on the
lawn while the kids join the ever popular vintage
games with Ladder 13 or a creative workshop
with Inside Art, building cardboard masterpieces
and decorative sun catchers. In the Festival
Marquee you can take in a show as The Irish
National Clown Orchestra, part musical concert,
part hilarious clown catastrophe, present a
clown show like no other! As you stroll through
our Craft Fair and lawns you’ll meet the modern
day Houdini, Potato Paddy, as he comically
twists and turns his way out of near impossible
situations, while Mr Majestic waves his wand
upon the day. With face painting, swing boats
and all the carnival atmosphere we can muster,
including an amazing live sound track by Gay
McIntyre and The Jazz Ultimatum this event will
be a highlight for all the family.
All ages
www.eaf.ie
Station House
Lower Main Street,
Letterkenny, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 912 3100
Wstationhouseletterkenny.com
A contemporary boutique
style Donegal hotel
combined with personality
and energy which is evident
from the moment you arrive.
www.eaf.ie • 9
outdoor, family
& childrens
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Earagail Arts Festival in association
with Belfast Film Festival presents
The Drive-In
outdoor, family
& childrens
The Goonies
PG (IFCO)
thursday 24th july, gates open 7.30pm (film starts 10pm)
d25 per car (max. 5 persons)
ards, ards forest park
Evil Dead II or Psycho
18 (IFCO)
friday 25th july, gates open 7.30pm (film starts 10pm)
d25 per car (max. 5 persons)
ards, ards forest park
It’s been 3 years since the last Drive-In at Ards
Forest Park and such has been the demand for
these great family events that we’re bringing
back 2 nights of drive-in movies in the beautiful
surroundings of Ards Forest Park. As part of a
new partnership with Belfast Film Festival, we
will be screening the family adventure classic
The Goonies on Thursday 24th July and for
Friday 25th July we’ve decided to let you choose
the final night’s horror film. Vote for Psycho or
The Evil Dead II by liking your preferred choice
on our Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/EaragailArtsFestival
DRIVE-IN INFO
FM RADIO ESSENTIAL. Please ensure your car
radio is able to receive an FM frequency signal or
bring a portable radio with you to be able to receive
the film dialogue to your car. Access only to car
park via main park entrance from 7.30pm (follow
signs N56). Please note places are allocated on a
first come first served basis. No vans permitted.
MPVs, 4x4s and Jeeps will be parked at the rear of
the car park to ensure visibility of the screen from
smaller vehicles.
The Workhouse
presents
Into the West
thursday 17th july, 5.30pm · d6 / d5
dunfanaghy, the workhouse
Into the West is a 1992 Irish fantasy film
following the adventures of 2 young Irish
Travellers. Written by Jim Sheridan, directed
by Mike Newel and starring Gabriel Byrne,
Ellen Barkin and Colm Meaney, the story is
a wonderful, poignant and heart-warming
family film, inspired by folklore and legend
incorporating the tale of the ancient mystical
horse of Tír na nÓg (Land of Eternal Youth).
97 mins.
Rated PG, Suitable for Gerneral Viewing but some scenes
may not be suitable for young children.
www.dunfanaghyworkhouse.ie
www.eaf.ie • 11
outdoor, family
& childrens
Earagail Arts Festival in association with LUXe presents
Imaginarium
saturday 26th july · 9pm · d20 per car
ards, ards forest park
On the timeless strands of Ards, by the new
moon, as dusk brings a special darkness and the
tide leaves the rippled foreshore bare, strangers
gather to make an illuminated journey through
the starry Imaginarium in search of celebration.
Make a lantern to carry and bring something to
share, bread or wine (coffee or cake), and join the
elemental quest through sea, sand, wind and fire.
Landscape Theatre Company LUXe return from
international explorations to ignite the meeting of
the land, the sea and the sky and to shine assorted
light into our futures.
www.luxe.ie
Clanree
Hotel
Letterkenny, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 912 4369
W clanreehotel.com
Imaginarium is a processional spectacle, and
involves walking over uneven ground at night.
Lantern making workshops will take place prior
to the event in selected locations and places
can be booked with tickets (see www.eaf.ie for
details). Bring your lantern, your water boots,
refreshments to share and dress for the weather.
We would encourage car-sharing as parking for
this celebration is limited by ticket.
All Ages · Subject To Licence
“All-weather, Post-Modern,
Mixed-media, Multi-Spiritual,
Performance Art”
– Asle Petterson, Vesterallen, Norway
The Clanree Hotel provides a comfortable
base and is ideally located for exploring
beautiful Donegal in the North West of
Ireland. Conveniently located only a few
minutes from the bustling town centre of
Letterkenny.
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Walking Donegal
Arna chur I láthair ag Walking Donegal
Walking Donegal & McGrorys of Culdaff
presents
Arna chur I láthair ag Walking Donegal
Walking Donegal & Arnolds Hotel presents
The Isle of Doagh
The Ards Peninsula
saturday 19th july, 10am · d15
isle of doagh, meeting point -ballyliffin car park
saturday 26th july, 10am · d15
dunfanaghy, meeting point - ards / capuchin friary
Meeting at the chapel car park in Ballyliffin,
you will be guided by your walking expert,
Seamus Doohan, towards Pollan Bay beach.
The spectacular coastal panoramic will open
out in front of you as you follow north to
Carrickabraghy Castle. Along the way you will
see examples of Rock Art and Standing Stones
as Seamus reveals the history of these
fascinating traditions, including a visit to Doagh
Famine Village for an cupan tae. Rest your weary
legs with traditional ceol agus craic at McGrory’s
of Culdaff, to round off the perfect day.
This is a Grade 3 walk, suitable for walkers
of moderate fitness. For safety information,
including what equipment you will require, visit
www.walkingdonegal.net/need-to-know/safety
Meeting at the Ards Friary car park, walkers
can expect a scenic tour of the area, as you loop
through the forest park and coastline, exploring
beaches and coves along the way. With excellent
views of Downings, Tramore beach and Sand
Eel Strand, you may feel compelled to go for
a paddle while strolling along Clonmass Bay.
Your walk will conclude in Ards Friary for light
refreshments followed by an evening of local
music in Arnold’s Hotel, Dunfanaghy. This is a
Grade 3 walk, suitable for walkers of moderate
fitness. For safety information, including
what equipment you will require, visit www.
walkingdonegal.net/need-to-know/safety
Accommodation / Dinner Packages available
through Mc Grory’s Of Culdaff.
T: +353 (0)74 937 9104
W: mcgrorys.ie E: [email protected]
4 Hours · 14+ years
Accommodation / Dinner Packages available
through Arnold’s Hotel, Dunfanaghy.
Tel: +353 (0)74 913 6208
W: arnoldshotel.com
E: [email protected]
3.5 Hours · 14+ years
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Arna chur I láthair ag Walking
Donegal, Ostan Loch Altan agus
An tSean-Bheairic / Walking
Donegal, Óstan Loch Altan and
An tSean-Bheairic present
Stair Áitiúil, Béaloideas
agus Radharcra Siúlóide An Fál Carrach /
Walking Donegal - The Railway
dé sathairn, 12 iúil / saturday 12th july
10am · d15
an craoslach / creeslough,
ag teacht le chéile - reilig na dtuath /
meeting point - doe cemetery
Seo siúlóid ar an sean-iarnród ón Chraoslach
go dtí an Fál Carrach a thaitníonn go mór le
bunadh na háite. Ón uair a fhágfaidh tú Reilig
na dTuath, cuirfidh na radharcanna tíre iontas
ort agus tarraingeoidh an treoraí agus saineolaí
áitiúil siúlóide, Seamus Doohan, d’aird ar neart
radharcanna stairiúla. Agus tú ag siúl ar an
rian, samhlaigh cad é mar a bhí sé a bheith i do
shuí ar an Mhuc Dhubh, agus í ag croitheadh
ó thaobh go taobh ar a bealach siar go dtí an
chéad stad eile. Tosóidh tú ar an tsiúlóid díreach
i ndiaidh theach geata uimhir 12, agus an
Mhucais ar thaobh na láimhe clé. Tabharfaidh
tú faoi deara cosán na mianadóirí a bhfuil a rian
le feiceáil go fóill, greanta sa sliabh maorga
seo, agus beidh Loch Achair le feiceáil ar dheis
agus tú ar do bhealach go Teach Geata 13 agus
Stáisiún an Fháil Charraigh. An tráthnóna
sin, beidh deis agat freastal ar Oíche Airneáil
sa tSean-Bheairic ar an Fhál Charrach, agus
sult a bhaint as ceol agus damhsa traidisiúnta
den scoith. Is siúlóid de Ghrád 3 í seo atá
fóirsteanach do shiúlóirí atá measartha aclaí. Le
teacht ar eolas faoi shábháilteacht, agus faoin
trealamh a bheas de dhíth ort, tabhair cuairt ar
www.walkingdonegal.net/need-to-know/safety
A favourite walk of the locals is the old Light
Gauge Railway walk from Creeslough to
Falcarragh Station. Beginning at Doe Cemetery,
you will be stunned by the local scenery and
introduced to historical views by local walking
expert and your guide, Seamus Doohan
accompanied by authentic local culture. As you
walk the track try to imagine what it was like to
be sitting on the old Muc Dubh, as it rattled its
way westwards to its next destination. You will
begin your walk just after gatehouse number 12,
with Muckish Mountain on your left. Spot the
miner’s path which is still visibly etched into the
shoulder of this majestic mountain and discover
Lough Agher on your right as you head towards
gatehouse Number 13 and on to Falcarragh
Station. Your day will continue into the evening
with “Oíche Airneáil” at An tSean-Bheairic,
Falcarragh, hosting the best of local traditional
music and dance. This is a Grade 3 walk,
suitable for walkers of moderate fitness. For
safety information, including what equipment
you will require, visit www.walkingdonegal.net/
need-to-know/safety
Accommodation / Dinner Packages available
through Óstán Loch Altan Hotel, Gortahork.
Tel: +353 (0)74 913 5267
W: ostanlochaltan.com
E: [email protected]
2.5 Hours · 14+ years
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Earagail Arts Festival in association with MPI presents
Sharon Shannon, Frances Black
& Mary Coughlan plus The Henry Girls
sunday 13th july · 8pm · d27.50
letterkenny, clanree hotel
At the very heart of Irish music are 3 of Ireland’s
most celebrated female performers, Sharon
Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan.
All 3 artists have been part of the history-making
“A Woman’s Heart” project and each is a prolific
and award winning artist in their own right.
Alongside Donegal’s harmonic trio of sisters
The Henry Girls, Earagail Arts Festival is proud to
present a magical evening of shared tradition by
some of the finest musicians in Ireland today.
Former member of The Waterboys, platinumselling, multi-instrumentalist Sharon Shannon
celebrates her 21st year in music this year by
releasing her best of collection entitled 21.
With a host of Number 1 albums and singles
including the Steve Earle penned The Galway Girl
(performed with Mundy), Sharon is the recipient
of several industry honours including a Meteor
Lifetime Achievement Award.
When Nanci Griffith called Frances Black “the
sweetest voice of Ireland,” she was paying tribute
to someone who has been one of Ireland’s bestloved and most enduring artists since the late 80s,
with a string of best-selling albums, awards and
other accolades behind her.
Mary Coughlan is the only singer these shores has
produced to rival the greatest of European cabaret
and American jazz club blues because of one
thing: her voice. She is unique in blending the
husky notes and iconic wit of Billie Holiday and
Peggy Lee with the sardonic, bitter-sweet defiance
and despair of the Piaf chanteuse.
The Henry Girls – Lorna, Joleen and Karen have
firmly established themselves as one of Ireland’s
hottest new folk exports, with regular tours in the
USA and Europe promoting their own brand of
roots and traditional tinged Donegal music.
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“Intricate,
beautiful,
brittle,
entrancing!”
– Rock & Reel bbbbb
The Regional Cultural Centre in association with Earagail Arts Festival presents
Emily Portman Trio
monday 14th july · 8pm · d15 / d12
letterkenny, regional cultural centre
Emily Portman is the 2013 holder of the BBC
Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Song; an
accolade which reflects her power to lure listeners
into a complex and darkly surreal netherworld,
conjuring a dark and brooding realm. Her
ethereal voice and the trio’s enchanting
harmonies belie a world of dark storytelling, cruel
deeds and sordid city landscapes, part inspired
Mourne Antiques
38 Upper Main Street,
Letterkenny, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 912 6457
Wmourneantiques.com
Fmourneantiques
by traditional balladry and part by rich literary
sources, from the myth of Leda and the Swan to
the magical realism of Angela Carter. The trio,
featuring Emily, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton
bewitches audiences with sirenic harmonies and
haunting arrangements for harp, concertina,
banjo, strings and saw.
All Ages
www.emilyportman.co.uk
We have moved to the Main Street of
Letterkenny to better show off our wonderful
collection of antiques, vintage and
collectable pieces, while also showcasing the
best of Donegal and Irish hand crafts.
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Arna chur i láthair
ag Tionscnamh
Lugh / Tionscnamh
Lugh presents
Trad Tráthnóna
Zoë Conway & John McIntyre
dé máirt 15 iúil / tuesday 15th july, 8.30pm · d8
dún lúiche / dunlewey,
ionad cois locha / lakeside centre
Is ceoltóir eisceachtúil í Zoë Conway atá ar a
suaimhneas ag seinm ceol traidisiúnta agus ceol
clasaiceach araon. Tá sí i ndiaidh seinm ar ardáin
ar fud na cruinne, mar cheoltóir aonair agus le
ceoltóirí cáiliúla ar nós Riverdance, Damien Rice,
Rodrigo y Gabriella, Nick Cave agus Lou Reed. In
2001, bhí an bua aici sa Chomórtas Uile-Éireann
Fidléireachta (rannóg na sinsear).
an-éagsúlacht i gcúlra ceoil John; tá sé i ndiaidh
staidéar a dhéanamh
ar an ghiotár clasaiceach agus, ó bhí sé an-óg, tá
sé ar maos i gceol traidisiúnta oirdheisceart Dhún
na nGall.
Irish fiddle player, Zoë Conway, is a prodigious
talent, equally at home in both traditional Irish
and classical styles. Zoë has performed across the
globe, both as a solo artist and also playing with
international acts such as Riverdance, Damien
Rice, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Nick Cave and Lou
Reed among others. She is a holder of the much
coveted All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion title,
winning the prestigious competition in 2001. She
was voted Best Traditional Female of the Year in
Irish Music Magazine and she is also a featured
musician on the current Leaving Certificate music
syllabus in Ireland. Zoë is increasingly in demand
as a tutor, regularly giving workshops and lectures
on the merits of classical and traditional music on
the violin.
John McIntyre began his career as electric guitarist
with Irish indie band, The Revs. Through this
he has also known the privilege of performing
on many famous stages and festivals including
Oxygen, Witness and Slane in Ireland, Reading
and Leeds in the UK, Rockpalast and Haldern in
Germany, and SXSW in America. He has worked
alongside many world renowned producers, and
is now producing and recording in rock and roll,
traditional and classical genres. With a similarly
Thosaigh John McIntyre a ghairm mar ghiotáraí
leictreach leis an bhanna indie The Revs. Chuir sin diverse background in music to Zoë, John studied
classical guitar for many years, and from early
deis ar fáil dó seinm ar a lán ardán agus ag féilte
childhood, he was immersed in the traditional
cáiliúla, lena n-áirítear féilte Oxygen, Witness
music of (South West) Donegal.
agus Slane in Éirinn, Feilte Reading agus Leeds
sa Ríocht Aontaithe, Rockpalast agus Haldern
One of a series of summer concerts in the
sa Ghearmáin agus SXSW in Austin, Texas, i
excellent Trad Tráthnona series. For further
Stáit Aontaithe Meiriceá. Tá sé i ndiaidh obair
information on all Tionscnamh Lugh events see
a dhéanamh le go leor léiritheoirí cáiliúla agus
www.tlugh.com.
anois tá ag léiriú agus ag seinm ceol rac, ceol
www.tlugh.com
traidisiúnta agus ceol clasaiceach. Dála Zoë, tá
Tá duais Irish Music Magazine don cheoltóir
traidisiúnta mná ab fhearr buaite aici agus tá sí
ar dhuine de na ceoltóirí atá luaite ar shiollabas
ceoil na hArdteistiméireachta. Tá an-ráchairt
uirthi mar theagascóir agus is minic í i mbun
ceardlann agus léachtaí mar gheall ar sheinm an
cheoil thraidisiúnta agus an cheoil chlasaicigh ar
an veidhlín.
Karl Hulme-Glass Art
An Clachan Gallery, An Chuirt, Gweedore
T +353 (0)74 956 0091
Wwww.anclachangallery.com
Visit the working studio. Open every day.
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Earagail Arts Festival in association with Inishowen Traditional Music Project
and McGrorys presents
Melting Pod Finale
Ralph Rolle and Selan plus guests
sunday 20th july · 8pm · d15/d12
culdaff, mcgrory’s backroom
The Melting Pod is a unique musical
collaboration between musicians from two
distinct musical disciplines and equally atypical
localities. In this instance two of the most
prolific and internationally recognized urban
musicians from the USA – master percussionist
Ralph Rolle (drummer with Nile Rodger’s
Chic) and multi-instrumentalist Selan (side
musician and collaborator for Adele, Louie Vega
and many others) – will work with musicians
from the traditional Irish background to
create a soundscape that will explore shared
musical concepts, from RnB and Soul to
Jazz and contemporary music. The resulting
Doagh Famine Village
Doagh Island, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 93 78078
Wdoaghfaminevillage.com
composition will form the basis of long-term
future collabo­ra­tions between young musicians
from Donegal and the USA. This unique project
will culminate in a very special collaborative finale
on Sunday 20th July featuring Ralph and Selan
in performance with Paul and Roisin Harrigan,
whilst all events will be visually recorded for
a forthcoming documentary film by leading
director of photography Brendan Galvin. As
part of the project and in advance of their public
performance, a series of workshops and masterclasses will be hosted by Ralph Rolle and Selan
on Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th and Saturday
19th July 2014 at McGrorys. Please check
the workshops section of the programme for
more details.
Doagh Famine Village offers a large selection of life
size attractions portraying life in Ireland from the
1840s until the present day. The whole attraction
is built around and includes original thatched
dwellings which were still inhabited up until 1983 by
the owners family and your tour guide, Pat Doherty.
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Arna chur i láthair ag Féile Ealaíne an Earagail agus
Tionscnamh Lugh, South Wind Blows, Attica Audio /
Earagail Arts Festival in association with Tionscnamh
Lugh, South Wind Blows & Attica Audio presents
The North
Wind Blows
déardaoin 17 iúil / thursday 17th july, 8pm · d20
an tearmón / termon, attica audio
Tá iarthuaisceart na hÉireann tar éis cuid de na
ceoltóirí is fearr traidisiúnta agus comhaim­seartha
atá tagtha chun cinn sa tír a chur ar fáil agus a
mhealladh, agus bíonn baicle úr ceoltóirí den
scoth i gceist i ngach glúin. Chun an saibh­reas
iontach cultúrtha seo a cheiliúradh, tá an ceoltóir,
craoltóir agus léiritheoir Philip King chun South
Wind Blows, an clár a bhfuil moladh mór faighte
aige, a thabhairt go Dún na nGall do chraoladh
speisialta atá coimisiúnaithe ag RTÉ Raidió 1.
Beidh an t-imeacht ar siúl in ionad beag,
stiúideonna Attica Audio ar imeall Pháirc
Náisiúnta Ghleann Bheatha, agus beidh
éagsúlacht guthanna agus traidisiún i gceist sna
seiteanna aonair ó Emma Ní Fhuaruisce agus Eve
Murtagh, agus sa chomhoibriú nua ceolmhar idir
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh ó Altan, Conchur White
(Silences) agus Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers).
Tiocfaidh an ceol agus na focail, i mBéarla agus i
nGaeilge, le chéile ar bhealach draíochtúil san
imeacht seo, agus ar na haíonna eile a bheidh
páirteach ann beidh an file agus scríbhneoir
Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, leis an seinnteoir
basúcaí Niall Hackett, an dordveidhleadóir agus
cumadóir Neil Martin, an fidléir Dermot
McLaughlin, agus fear an tí, Philip King, a
mbeidh a sheanchairde as Scullion, Robbie
Overson agus Sonny Condell, ag seinm ina
chuideachta.
Óstán
Loch Altan
Gortahork. Letterkenny, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 913 5267
Wostanlochaltan.com
The North West of Ireland has produced and
attracted some of the finest traditional and
contemporary musicians to ever emerge from
these shores, with each new generation heralding
a whole new cohort of notable artists. To
celebrate this rich cultural seam, artist, broad­
caster and producer Philip King brings the much
acclaimed South Wind Blows radio programme to
the wilds of Donegal for a specially commissioned
broadcast event for RTÉ Radio 1.
Hosted in the intimate surroundings of Attica
Audio studios on the edge of Glenveagh National
Park, this gathering of disparate musical voices
and traditions will feature individual sets by
Emma Ní Fhuaruisce and Eve Murtagh as well as a
new collaboration between Altan’s Mairéad Ní
Mhaonaigh, Conchur White (Silences) and
Villagers’ Tommy McLaughlin. Bringing together
a truly magical meeting of words and music in
both Irish and English, this unique assembly of
artists will include poet and writer Eoghan Mac
Giolla Bhríde with bouzouki player Niall Hackett,
alongside multi-disciplinary performances by
cellist and composer Neil Martin, fiddle player
Dermot McLaughlin and host Philip King, joined
by long-time collaborators Robbie Overson and
Sonny Condell of Scullion.
Parking at Glenveagh Inn
(shuttle bus to studio from 7pm–7.30pm)
This three star 40-bedroom
hotel is open all year round and
is one of the Northwest’s top
dining venues, with extensive
a la carte, bar and lunch menus.
Food served 12–9 every day
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Balor Arts Centre in association with Earagail
Arts Festival
Balor Arts Centre in association with Earagail
Arts Festival
Julie Feeney
El Grey
thursday 17th july · 8.30pm · d15
ballybofey, balor arts centre
saturday 19th july · 8.30pm · d12/d10
ballybofey, balor arts centre
Composer, singer, orchestrator, songwriter
and producer, Julie Feeney is a true artist with
immense vision.
El Grey - vocals, acoustic guitar, ukulele
Chris Topher - percussion, computer generated fxs
Her innovative, avant-garde approach, while
rooted in classical music, straddles both the
pop and theatrical worlds. Her unquestioningly
original sound has won her acclaim on both sides
of the Atlantic – most recently enjoying a sell-out
10 show run in New York City.
Her self-produced debut album ’13 songs’ won
the Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the Year.
Her second album ‘Pages’ was also nominated
for a Choice award and featured in the Liberties
Press ‘101 Irish Albums You Must Hear Before You
Die’ while her 3rd album ‘Clocks’ went straight
to No.1 in the Irish Album Charts and was voted
‘Album Of The Year’ by the Irish Times.
Sharp witted, unpretentious and fiercely
passionate, Julie Feeney is a genuine artist and a
hugely enjoyable performer.
All Ages
“...a brainy adventurous songwriter...theatrical on
the shell, intricate at the core” – The New York Times
www.balorartscentre.com
The official opening of the Through a Polish
Lens exhibition is marked by a special concert
featuring Polish artist El Grey.
Dreamy, atmospheric and intimate, filled with
genuine passion and haunting melodies, the
El Grey sound is an alternative blend of dream
rock, acoustic minimalism, electronic, ambient,
hip-hop and jazz.
Born in Gdansk, Poland and based in Bray, Co.
Wicklow El Grey first emerged on the Dublin
music scene in 2011. Her alternative genreblending sound has earned her some notable
success – highlights being appearances at
Electric Picnic 2013 and a slot supporting her
idols Polish band ‘Hey’ in Scala Club, London.
Compared to Portishead, Bjork, Tori Amos and
Katie Melua, El Grey is an act that will give you
goose bumps. A mature sound that will keep your
mind intrigued and your ears alert. Stay tuned.
“One of the stand out acts for me of any of the
sessions I frequent. Haunting melodies, beautiful
vocals that literally had the hairs standing on the
back of my neck.” - 2uibestow Music Blog
www.balorartscentre.com
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“A perfect match
of sound and
soul, the set
introduces a new
guitar hero.”
–Rolling Stone bbbb
Earagail Arts Festival in association with McGrory’s present
Bombino
friday 18th july · 8pm · d15/d12
culdaff, mcgrory’s backroom
Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara “Bombino”
Moctar is a star guitarist and singer from the
Sahara desert on a meteoric rise. Born and
raised in Niger, in the northern city of Agadez,
Bombino is a member of the Tuareg Ifoghas
tribe, a nomadic people descended from the
Berbers of North Africa who for centuries have
fought against colonialism and the imposition
of strict Islamic rule. His new album, Nomad,
was recorded with 2013 Grammy-winning
McGrory’s of
Culdaff
Culdaff, Inishowen, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 9379104
Wwww.mcgrorys.ie
Producer of the Year, Dan Auerbach, of The
Black Keys. The album, released April 2,
2013, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard World
Music Charts and iTunes World charts and has
collected rave reviews from top media outlets
around the world including BBC World Service
which calls it “utterly, utterly fantastic” and
Rolling Stone, which calls Nomad “the most
exciting blues album of the year” and “a perfect
match of sound and soul [that] introduces a
new guitar hero.” His dazzling live performance
and virtuosity on the guitar have earned him
comparisons amongst notable music critics to
Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Neil Young and
Jerry Garcia.
McGrory’s of Culdaff prides
itself in providing you with the
best in comfort, food, music
and surroundings to ensure an
enjoyable stay.
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Arna chur i láthair ag Féile Ealaíne an Earagail & IMRAM /
Earagail Arts Festival in association with IMRAM presents
Bluestack Records in association with
Earagail Arts Festival present
Donal Dineen,
Ambience Affair and
SlowPlaceLikeHome
friday 18th july, 10pm · d10
letterkenny, the greenroom
Bluestack Records in association with the
Earagail Arts Festival are proud to present an
evening of live music and discussion featuring
legendary DJ, artist and producer Donal Dineen
and two of Ireland’s finest emerging artists
Ambience Affair and SlowPlaceLikeHome.
A musical pioneer since his early days as the
presenter of No Disco (RTE) in the nineties,
through to his long running late night radio
show The Small Hours (Today FM), and his
current series Radio Activity for RTE 2FM, Donal
Dineen has always used his discerning ear to
seek out, listen to and encourage experimental
music in all genres. SlowPlaceLikeHome is the
work of Donegal native Keith Mannion. He is
currently based in Knather woods, Ballyshannon
in the North West of Ireland, where he creates
his psychedelictronica natterings. Ambience
Affair are a four piece, Dublin based band,
comprising layered looped guitars, keys and a
driving rhythm section.
18+
ambienceaffair.com
slowplacelikehome.com
bluestackrecords.com
Non, je ne regrette rien:
Tionscadal Piaf-Brel /
The Piaf-Brel Project
dé domhnaigh, 20 iúil / sunday 20th
8.30pm · d15/ d12
dobhar / dore, ionad naomh pádraig
Duine d’amhránaithe móra na Fraince ba ea
Edith Piaf nó an Gealbhan Beag mar a thugtaí
uirthi. Bhí saol corrach aici – deirtear gur rugadh
ar chosán í – agus bhí cáilíocht choscrach ag
baint lena glór cinn a chuirfeadh na clocha ag
caoineadh. I measc na móramhrán uaithi bhí
‘La Vie en Rose’ agus ‘Non, je ne regrette rien.’
Beilgeach ba ea Jacques Brel a chum amhráin
a bhí fileata agus drámata araon. Bhí tionchar
nach beag aige ar leithéidí David Bowie agus
Leonard Cohen.
Edith Piaf was one of France’s most beloved
singers. Her singing reflected her tragic life,
with her specialty being the poignant ballad.
Jacque Brel composed and performed songs
charged with poetry and drama. This show
will present their work rendered into exquisite
Irish by poet Liam Ó Muirthile. They will be
performed by Hilary Bow – whose album
Oneness was acclaimed by Eamon Carr as”one of
the most captivating Irish albums of the year” –
and Dominic Mac Giolla Bhríde, whose work has
been praised as “pure magic, rich with mirth,
mischief, and melancholy”. Accompanying
them will be Peter Roycroft on piano; Geoff Kirk
on drums; and Neville Lloyd on double-bass.
Designer Margaret Lonergan has created onscreen projections of the lyrics accompanied
by images inspired by the songs.
www.imram.ie
IMRAM
FÉILE LITRÍOCHTA GAEILGE
IRISH LANGUAGE LITERATURE FESTIVAL
A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY
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masaco kondo
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Earagail Arts Festival in association with the
Regional Cultural Centre presents
Treelan
Éamonn Cagney, Martin
Tourish and Niwel Tsumbu
monday 21st july · 8pm · d15/d12
letterkenny, regional cultural centre
Three of Ireland’s resident musicians have
combined to form a new, virtuosic trio – Treelan.
This groundbreaking trio of percussionist
Éamonn Cagney, Donegal native accordionist
Martin Tourish, and Nigerian born guitarist Niwel
Tsumbu extends beyond the boundaries of Irish
traditional music, with African, Jazz and World
rhythm influences, infused by a musical electricity,
energy and passion that makes for an incredible
live show. Recently featured on RTÉ Radio 1’s
Arena, Raidió na Gaeltachta and The Journal of
Music in Ireland and sponsored by the Arts Council
Deis award in late 2013, the trio completed an
innovative project wherein their composition
process was documented online for a week in
a series of video blogs shot by videographer
Colm Walsh. The public response to Treelan’s
online blog and subsequent Irish tour has been
outstanding and this, their first welcome visit to
Donegal, coincides with a new album of original
music to be released in the summer of 2014.
McGinley Motors
Letterkenny
Donegal
T +353 (0)74 918 8453
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Earagail Arts Festival in association with The
Japan Foundation presents
Satoko Inoue
wednesday 23rd july · 8pm · d15/d12
letterkenny, regional cultural centre
Pianist Satoko Inoue is renowned in Japan,
Europe and the United States as a leading
interpreter of contemporary solo piano music.
She has premiered works by some of Japan’s
foremost composers including Jo Kondo,
Yori-aki Matsudaira, Yoritsune Matsudaira and
Toshi Ichiyanagi and is known for recitals of
works by contemporary composers such as John
Cage, Morton Feldman, Henry Cowell, Luciano
Berio, Giacinto Scelsi and Luc Ferrari amongst
others. For this special concert as part of EAF
2014 she will perform a selection of Irish and
Japanese composers’ piano works including
Toru Takemitsu – Rain Tree Sketch 1 (1982), Jo
Kondo – Tennyson SongBook (2011), Yori-aki
Matsudaira – Historic Spots (2007), Yuji Itoh –
Meletan (2013), John McLachlan – Nine (2012)
and a new world premiere by Paul Hayes.
Satoko Inoue has received the financial support
of the Japan Foundation for this concert.
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Balor Arts Centre in association with Earagail
Arts Festival presents
Earagail Arts Festival in association with the
Regional Cultural Centre presents
Jonathan Smeaton We Banjo 3
QSO Album Launch
wednesday 23rd july · 8.30pm · d10 includes qso cd
ballybofey, balor arts centre
A veteran of the Donegal music scene, having
played in bands such as Badlands, The Mystery
Shoppers and the legendary Son Of A Preacher
Man, Jonathan Smeaton has finally recorded
the album his audience has been waiting for.
Following on from last year’s laid back acoustic
offering ‘Self Questioning Schizophrenic Love
Songs’ recorded with John Muldowney, QSO is a
livelier affair delivering the mighty electric punch
that is the trademark of Jonathan’s live shows.
Recorded in The Grooveshack, Ramelton,
engineered and produced by Billy Robinson, QSO
features a selection of fine musicians – Peader
Coll on guitar and fiddle, Billy Robinson on bass,
Laurence Doherty and John Laurence McCallion
(percussion & drums), Orlaith Gilcreest (backing
vocals) and Pat Crowley on keyboards and piano.
Given Jonathan’s popularity and longevity in the
Donegal music scene expect a host of special
guests and surprise performances in what
promises to be one of the more unpredictable and
lively nights of the festival.
thursday 24th july · 8pm · d15 / d12
letterkenny, regional cultural centre
With titles such as Irish Times Trad Album of the
Year, Best New Group of the Year (LiveIreland.
com) and Concert of the Year (Irish American
News), this award-winning quartet from Galway
combine Irish Music with Old-Time American
and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s
rich legacy and roots. Collectively the group have
been at the forefront of Irish banjo and fiddle
for 2 decades while their competitive success
is unrivalled, with Martin holding 7 All Ireland
titles, Enda with 4, while Fergal and David hold
All Ireland accolades on Banjo, Fiddle, Bodhrán
and Guitar. When this band of brothers take flight
in a wave of virtuosity, verve and joie-de-vivre,
feet tap and pulses race. Featuring banjo, fiddle,
mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion We
Banjo 3 make a bold and extraordinary musical
statement. With creativity, sensitivity and passion
present in full measure, traditional Irish music is
at the heart of what they play.
www.webanjo3.com
www.balorartscentre.com
Bonner’s Bar
Mullaghduff,
West Donegal
T +353 (0)74 954 3368
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heritage of arts, crafts,
food and music.
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Earagail Arts Festival in association with Donegal Music Education Partnership presents
Eduardo Niebla
friday 25th july · 8pm · d15 / d12
letterkenny, regional cultural centre
In a career spanning four decades, guitar
virtuoso and composer Eduardo Niebla has been
acclaimed as one of the most potent forces in
flamenco jazz fusion today. His highly lyrical
style, with explorations into Indian, Arabic
and classical music, has resulted in the most
electrifying, brilliant and poignantly poetic guitar
playing on the world circuit. He has recorded
23 albums and has written music for films,
documentaries and plays, including writing
for the BBC and is regarded as one of the most
outstanding guitarists of his generation. In what
promises to be a spellbinding evening of passion,
verve and fleet-fingered virtuosity, Eduardo Niebla
appears with his internationally acclaimed trio
to present an amazing repertoire of ‘stunning
flamenco jazz’ (The Sound) from his latest
albums. He will also be joined by local members
of the Donegal Youth Choir & The Errigal Singers
in 2 specially composed pieces.
eduardoniebla.com
music
“Niebla is the king of Latin
guitar, a world-class virtuoso.”
–Time Out
Abbey Hotel
Donegal Town, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 972 1014
[email protected]
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If you love Walking, Spectacular Scenery,
Fantastic Food and Live Music, then the Abbey
Hotel Donegal Town has an event which you
won’t want to miss. 4 levels of walks each day.
For full information visit our website at
www.abbeyhoteldonegal.com
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Booking fees are non-refundable and
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Letterkenny, opening hours are
Monday – Friday, 9.30am to 6pm,
Saturday 10am to 6pm.
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An tAmharc Deireannach - Oscailt Taispeántas
Swell Festival
Féile Shoilse Thoraí - Oscailt Oifigiúil
Swell Festival
Féile Shoilse Thoraí
Walking Donegal - Falcarragh
Glebe Gallery - Exhibition Opening
Regional Cultural Centre - Exhibition Opening
Oíche Airneáil
Fiesta
Swell Festival
Féile Shoilse Thoraí
Fiesta
Sharon Shannon, Frances Black & Mary Coughlan
Cartoon Capers
Branar presents Bláth
Cartoon Capers
Fiesta
Emily Portman Trio
Cartoon Capers
Branar presents Bláth
Cartoon Capers
Dante or Die - I Do
Trad Tráthnóna
Cartoon Capers
Banyan Theatre - Little Red Riding Hood
The Melting Pod - Drum Masterclass with Ralph Rolle
Cartoon Capers
Banyan Theatre - The Emperors New Clothes
Ceol Agus Tapas
Dante or Die - I Do
Cartoon Capers
Banyan Theatre - Little Red Riding Hood
The Melting Pod - Keyboard Masterclass with Selan
Cartoon Capers
Banyan Theatre - The Emperors New Clothes
Follow The Hops - Kinnegar Craft Brewery Tour
Into the West
Dante or Die - I Do
Follow The Hops Live - Declan Mc Clafferty & Sarah E Cullen
Julie Feeney
The North Wind Blows
Cartoon Capers
Festifál
Generator NI - Output
Cartoon Capers
Bombino
Dante or Die - I Do
Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair presents An Solas Dearg
Bluestack Records - Donal Dineen, SlowPlaceLikeHome, Ambience Affair
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Arranmore Island, Festival Site
Oileán Thoraí / Tory Island, Ostan Thoraí
Arranmore Island, Festival Site
Oileán Thorai / Tory Island
Creeslough, Doe Cemetary
Churchill, Glebe House and Gallery
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre
An Fál Carrach / Falcarragh, An t-Sean Bheairic
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
Arranmore Island, Festival Site
Oileán Thorai / Tory Island
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
Letterkenny, Clanree Hotel
Dunfanaghy, The Workhouse
Dobhar / Dore, Ionad Naomh Pádraig
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre
Dunfanaghy, The Workhouse
Dobhar / Dore, Ionad Naomh Pádraig
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
Letterkenny, Clanree Hotel
Dún Lúiche / Dunlewey, Ionad Cois Locha
Dunfanaghy, The Workhouse
Dunfanaghy, Holy Trinity Parish Hall
Culdaff, McGrorys
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
Dunfanaghy, Holy Trinity Parish Hall
An Fál Carrach / Falcarragh, An t-Sean Bheairic
Letterkenny, Clanree Hotel
Dunfanaghy, The Workhouse
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
Culdaff, McGrorys
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
Rathmullan, Rathmullan House Hotel
Dunfanaghy, The Workhouse
Letterkenny, Clanree Hotel
Rathmullan, Rathmullan House Hotel
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
An Tearmann / Termon, Attica Audio
Dunfanaghy, The Workhouse
An Fál Carrach / Falcarragh
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
Culdaff, McGrorys
Letterkenny, Clanree Hotel
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
Letterkenny, Greenroom
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14 July–18 July
14 July–18 July
16 July–18 July
22 July–25 July
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Cartoon Capers
Cartoon Capers
The Melting Pod Masterclasses
Ceol na Coille
Patrick Scott: The Taylors Gallery Collection
An tAmharc Deireannach - The Last Look
The Third Place
John Soffe: RCC Live 2001–2014
Declan Doherty - Donegal Photographs
Patrick Scott - Image Space Light
Patrick Scott - Image Space Light
Festival Heads
totobArk: Jeffry’s House
Through a Polish Lens
Workshops
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Visual Arts
Walking Donegal - Isle of Doagh
Festifál
The Melting Pod - Performance Masterclass-Ralph & Selan
Through a Polish Lens - Exhibition Opening
El Grey
Fishamble present Swing
Global Village Gathering
Festifál
Fishamble present Swing
The Melting Pod Finale
IMRAM presents Piaf / Brel
Ceol na Coille
IMRAM presents Triúr agus Triúr - Three Poets, Three Guitars
Treelan - Niwel Tsumbu, Martin Tourish & Eamonn Cagney
Ceol na Coille
Little Howards Big Show for Kids
Ceol na Coille
Little Howards Big Show for Kids
Ceol Agus Tapas
Satoko Inoue
Jonathan Smeaton
Ceol na Coille
Follow The Hops - Kinnegar Craft Brewery Tour
Lords of Strut present Chaos
Follow The Hops Live - Lorraine & The Borderlands
We Banjo 3
The Drive-In
Ceol na Coille
Lords of Strut present Chaos
Eduardo Niebla
La Bohème - North West Opera
The Drive-In
Walking Donegal - Ards
La Bohème - North West Opera
LUXe present Imaginarium
Lisa O’Neill
Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble
totobArk: Jeffry’s House Offical Launch
Closing Concert - Donegal Master Fiddlers
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11 July–29 August
12 July–27 July
14 July–27 September
14 July–17 September
14 July–27 September
14 July–29 August
14 July–30 August
14 July–Onwards
20 July–1 August
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Saturday 26 July
Friday 25 July
Thursday 24 July
Wednesday 23 July
Tuesday 22 July
Monday 21 July
Sunday 20 July
Saturday 19 July
Gortahork, Mín a Leá
Dunfanaghy, The Workhouse
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
Culdaff, McGrorys
Letterkenny, Coláiste Ailigh
Gweedore, An Gailearai, Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair
Gweedore, An Gailearai, Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre / The Cottage Bar
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre
Churchill, The Glebe House and Gallery
Letterkenny, County Museum
Creeslough, Ards Forest Park
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
Ballyliffin, Ballyliffin Car Park
An Fál Carrach / Falcarragh
Culdaff, McGrorys
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
Dunfanaghy, Holy Trinity Parish Hall
Letterkenny, Town Park
An Fál Carrach / Falcarragh
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
Culdaff, McGrorys Backroom
Dobhar / Dore, Ionad Naomh Pádraig
Letterkenny, Coláiste Ailigh
Dobhar / Dore, Ionad Naomh Pádraig
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Letterkenny, Coláiste Ailigh
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
Letterkenny, Coláiste Ailigh
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
An Fál Carrach / Falcarragh, An t-Sean Bheairic
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Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
Letterkenny, Coláiste Ailigh
Rathmullan, Rathmullan House Hotel
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
Rathmullan, Rathmullan House Hotel
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre
Ards, Ards Forest Park
Letterkenny, Coláiste Ailigh
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre
Ballybofey, Jacksons Hotel
Ards, Ards Forest Park
Ards, Ards Capuchin Friary
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Ards, Ards Forest Park
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
Letterkenny, Greenroom
Creeslough, Ards Forest Park
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Fathain
Rathmullan
Creamhghort
Cresslough
Muff
Fahan
Cranford
Cnoc an Mharmair
An Fál Carrach
Mín Lárach
Buncrana
Bun Cranncha
Kerrykeel
Carraig
Airt
Dún Fionnachaidh
Inishbofin
Rinn Uí Choigligh
Loch Súilí
Bá Mhaoil Ruaidhe
Corrán Binne
Marble
Hill
Quigley’s Point
Lough Swilly
Mulroy Bay
Horn Head
Dunfanaghy
Inis Eoghain
Port an tSalainn
An Tamhnaigh
Na Dúnaibh
Carraig Mhic Uidhilín
Inishowen Peninsula
Portsalon
Tamney
Downings
Moville
Redcastle
Droim Fraoigh
Fánaid
Cionn Droma
Sheep Haven Bay
Tory Island
Moville
Bun an Phobail
Cluain Maine
Fanad
Kindrum
Ceann Inis
Eoghain
An Caisleán Nua
Ceathrú Meánach
Baile Lifín
Inishowen
Head
Greencastle
Na Cruacha Gorma
Cill Riáin
Ardara
Ard na Rátha
Lough Eske
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Loch Iascaigh
Pa
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Loch Dearg
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An Port
Gleann Cholm Cille
Bruckless Inbhear
Rossnowlagh
Killybegs
Malinmore
Loch Dhún Ráithe
Tamhnach an tSalainn
Dunkineely
Kilcar
Bá Fhinntraigh
Ceann Mhucroise
St. John’s
Point
Rossnowlagh
Ceann Dúrian
Ros Neamhlach
Creevy Pier
Lough
Avehy
Pettigo
Paiteagó
Lough
Golagh
Donegal
Airport
Coleraine
Letterkenny
Ballyshannon
Béal Átha Seanaidh
Bundoran
Bun Dobhráin
Beleek
Béal Leice
Larne
Derry
Lifford
Strabane
Donegal
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Ballintra
Murvagh
Dún Cionnaola
Slieve Carrick Cill Charthaigh
League An Charraig
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Rathlin O’Birne
Reachlainn Uí Bhirn
An Lathaigh Dunragh Lough
S li
Malinbeg
Laghey
Na Cealla Beaga
Málainn Mhóir
Málainn Bhig
An Bhroclais
Mountcharles
Sli
Cionn Ros
Eoghain
Donegal
Inver
Knock
Carrick
on Shannon
Ardee
Cavan
Drogheda
Navin
Slane
Mullingar
Dublin
Dublin
Athlone
Galway
Nass
Wicklow
Portlaoise
Carlow
Shannon
Airport
Dun Laoghaire
Arklow
Limerick
Tipperary
Wexford
Waterford
Tralee
Rosslare
Harbour
Cork
Cork
Harbour
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music
Earagail Arts Festival
presents
An Grianán Theatre in association with
Earagail Arts Festival presents
Lisa O’Neill
saturday 26th july · 8pm · d15 / d12
letterkenny, an grianán theatre
It’s been an incredible year for Cavan’s Lisa
O’Neill. With a new album Same Cloth or Not
she won over fans and critics alike. Her rich aged
folk voice, melancholic melodies and brilliant
lyrical wit marked her as a genuinely unique
Irish artist. Her live shows became much talked
about affairs with the audience welling up one
moment and in stitches the next. Lisa toured
Ireland and mainland Europe this year with Glen
Hansard, supported David Gray on his Irish tour
and James Yorkston on his UK tour.
“One of the most outstanding Irish
albums of the year.” - The Irish Times
Dublin Afrobeat
Ensemble
saturday 26th july · 10pm · d10
letterkenny, the greenroom
Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble is a 14-strong outernational group of Afrobeat exponents from the
four corners of the world. They are a musical
crossroads made up of musicians that have
washed up on our shores and share an ancestral
understanding of the Underground Spiritual
Game, playing a blend of free flow Afrobeat
rhythms and heavy dance-floor Afro funk. The
band was founded in 2012, when a group of Afrobeat enthusiast started meeting up regularly at
down-town jam sessions in Dublin. From there,
they began making plans to form a new collective
that would combine their various musical
interests with their particular world view, a fitting
finale for the closing party of EAF 2014.
18+
www.facebook.com/DublinAfrobeat
www.lisaoneill.ie
Impacto Print & Design
Enterprise Business Park,
Lisnennan, Letterkenny
T +353 (0)74 917 7678
Wimpactoprint.ie
A professional in-house design and
production team available to assist
you with a wide range of print, design
or web-project services with fast turn
around times and realistic prices for
you, the customer.
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The Regional Cultural Centre in association with Earagail Arts Festival present
The Donegal Master Fiddlers
EAF 2014 Closing Concert
sunday 27th july · 8pm · d15 / d12
letterkenny, an grianán theatre
The Donegal Master Fiddlers gala concert is a
celebration of the life and music of three of the
county’s greatest living traditional fiddlers –
Vincent Campbell, Dinny McLaughlin and Danny
Meehan. Each Master Fiddler will be introduced
in turn by a younger renowned fiddler, Vincent
Campbell by Martin Mc Ginley, Danny Meehan
by Aiden O’Donnell and Dinny McLaughlin
by Roisin Harrigan. This feast of traditional
Irish music will also feature the Campbells
(Vincent, his brother Jimmy and nephew Peter),
Dinny McLaughlin’s group and Fidil the new
generation of Donegal fiddlers. The opening
performance of this incredible night of music
will come from an even younger generation of
musicians drawn from the Ceol na Coille School
of Irish Traditional Music.
music
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Festifál 2014
Music
and Arts
Festival
dé haoine 18 iúil – dé domhnaigh 20 iúil /
friday 18th july – sunday 20th july
an fál carrach / falcarragh
friday 11th – sunday 13th july
one day ticket d40€
two days and camping (sat & sun) d50
three days and camping (fri–sun) d60
oilean árainn mhór / arranmore island
Is féile bheag úrnua cheoil agus ealaíon é The
Swell Festival atá dírithe ar an teaghlach agus
a mbeidh aíonna éagsúla as Éirinn agus an
Ríocht Aontaithe páirteach inti, agus meallfaidh
sí cuairteoirí chuig Árainn Mhór álainn ar an
11/12/13 Iúil 2014. Beidh meascán de na gnéithe
is fearr a bhaineann le féilte beaga agus de
ghnéithe úrnua i gceist in Swell, agus tá sé mar
sprioc aige cultúr Conallach an oileáin a chur
chun cinn le linn trí lá de cheol, de scéalaíocht
dhúchasach, d’fhilíocht agus de cheardlanna
ceirde, i suíomh iontach a mbeidh radharc ann ar
an Aigéan Atlantach agus ar na Trí Mic Ó gCorra.
Tá eolas le fáil faoi phacáistí campála agus lóistín
ardchaighdeáin ag swellfestival.com.
Le linn dheireadh seachtaine FestiFál arís i
mbliana, cuirfidh ealaíontóirí as gach cearn den
domhan siamsaíocht idirghníomhach ar fáil ar
shráideanna an Fhál Charraigh. Beidh beocht
iontach sa sráidbhaile mar gheall ar an réimse
leathan de shaothair dealbhóireachta a bheidh
le feiceáil ansin, na pictiúir a bheidh mar chuid
de thaispeántas bliantúil Patsy Dan Mhic Ruairí
agus na himeachtaí cultúrtha ó chian agus ó
chóngar ina ndéanfar ceiliúradh ar na healaíona
áitiúla agus idirnáisiúnta. Cuirfidh paráid
thraidisiúnta le banna píob Fhianna Phádraig
tús leis an deireadh seachtaine, agus i measc na
n-aíonna eile a bheidh páirteach ann beidh an
banna ska iontach naonúr ball The Very Specials,
an grúpa tréitheach The Paul McIntyre Trio (leis
na haíonna speisialta, Lauren Lucille, amhránaí
snagcheoil ón Astráil, agus an sacsafónaí Gay
McIntyre), le cois an ghrúpa Delta blues, the
Mark Braidner Band. Tá na sonraí go léir le fáil
ag www.facebook.com/pages/FestiFál
The Swell Festival is a newly-emerged small
family friendly music and arts event that will
play host to a variety of performers from Ireland
and the UK, bringing visitors to the beautiful
island of Arranmore on the 11/12/13 July 2014.
Combining the best features of other small
festivals with some new ones of its own, Swell
has been established with a founding passion
for promoting the island’s own brand of Donegal
culture providing 3 days of music alongside
indigenous storytelling, poetry readings and craft
workshops in view of the Atlantic landscape and
under the guise of Na Trí Mic Ó gCorra – The
Three Stags sea stacks.For a variety of camping
or luxury accommodation packages please see
swellfestival.com for more details.
This year FestiFál will again bring artists from
around the world to the streets of Falcarragh
for an interactive, entertaining weekend for all
ages. The West Donegal Gaeltacht village will
be alive with a diverse range of sculptural works
and paintings for the Patsy Dan Rogers annual
art event and a host of cultural experiences from
near and far celebrating local and international
arts. Opening with a traditional parade of
pageant and colour with the Fianna Phadraig
Irish Pipe Band, the weekend will feature
amongst others the spectacular, nine piece Ska
band The Very Specials, the highly talented Paul
McIntyre Trio (with special guests, Australian
jazz singer Lauren Lucille and sax player Gay
McIntyre) alongside the Delta blues of the Mark
Braidner Band. For full programme details
please visit:
Info:
fundit.ie/project/swell-music-and-arts-festival
www.facebook.com/pages/FestiFál
www.swellfestival.com
music
Swell
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special events
An tSean-Bheairic presents
An tSean-Bheairic presents
Ceol agus Tapas
Oíche Airneáil - An Evening
of Traditional Music and Song
dé céadaoin, 16 & 23 iúil /
wednesday 16th & 23rd july · 8pm
saor in aisce / free
an fál carrach / falcarragh, an tsean-bheairic
Ceol traidisiúnta agus comhaimseartha den
scoth as Cloich Cheann Fhaola, le fíon agus
tapas, in atmaisféar cairdiúil an chaifé, áit a
mbeidh fáilte roimh theaghlaigh.
The best of traditional and contemporary music
from Cloughaneely served up with wine and tapas
in an intimate, family-friendly, café setting.
2 huaire / 2 hours
Fóirsteanach don teaghlach uilig · All ages
www.falcarraghvisitorcentre.com
www.antseanbheairic.com
dé sathairn, 12 iúil / saturday 12th july · 8pm
saor in aisce / free
an fál carrach / falcarragh, an tsean-bheairic
Oíche Airneáil, ag a mbeidh ceol agus damhsa
ó cheoltóirí agus aisteoirí na háite. Bí linn, glac
páirt san imeacht nó bíodh cupán tae agat, go
díreach, agus bain sult as an oíche bhreá airneáil
seo sa Chrannóg sna Doirí Beaga. Ag toiseacht ar
8.00pm. Fáilte roimh achan duine, óg agus sean.
Oíche Airneáil is an old style informal evening
where friends would gather together in front of
a fire and sing songs from the heart, songs that
tell a story of the old Irish tradition. Join us for an
evening with local singers and musicians. Everyone
is welcome, young and old, to take part or simply
enjoy the beautiful music and an cupán tae.
Fóirsteanach do gach aoisghrúpa / Suitable for all ages
An tSean Bheairic
Falcarragh, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 918 0888
Wfalcarraghvisitorcentre.com
Wantseanbheairic.com
Here at the Falcarragh Visitor Centre, you can
immerse yourself in the lives of our rural ancestors
from Falcarragh and its surroundings. Falcarragh,
a Gaeltacht region in Donegal, is a market town
in the parish of Cloughaneely, which is located in
Northwest Donegal on the N56 route, approximately
45km from Letterkenny.
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special events
Kinnegar Brewing & Rathmullan House present
Féile Shoilse
Thoraí
Tabhair cuairt ar www.eaf.ie
don sceideal iomlán /
Visit www.eaf.ie for full schedule of events
dé haoine 11 – dé domhnaigh 13 iúil /
friday 11th – sunday 12th july
tory island - toraigh
Is féile taobh istigh d’fhéile í Féile Shoilse
Thoraí, ar ceiliúradh í ar chultúr saibhir Thoraí,
dún ársa na bhFomorach agus ceantar Bhalor
na Súile Nimhe, agus an t-aon oileán ar chósta
na hÉireann a bhfuil a rí féin aige sa lá atá inniu
ann! Le cois ceol den scoith ó cheoltóirí áitiúla
agus na seisiún gan choinne le linn na féile ar
fad, reáchtálfar an Cabaret Craiceáilte sa Chlub
Sóisialta míchlúiteach sin, agus beidh rásaí
curach ar siúl, turais mhara treoraithe, céilí mór,
ceardlanna rince agus imeachtaí do pháistí.
A true festival within a festival, Féile Shoilse
Thoraí highlights the rich culture of Tory Island,
the ancient stronghold of the Formorians, the
land of Balor of The Evil Eye and the only island
off the coast of Ireland to retain its own King
to this very day! Aside from the wealth of local
musicians and impromptu sessions throughout
the festival, Cabaret Craiceailte will lead the
headline gigs at the infamous Social Club, whilst
throughout the weekend the island will play host
to the annual traditional curragh races, guided
tours by sea, céilí mór, dancing workshops and
children’s entertainment.
www.eaf.ie
Follow the Hops
Two evenings of great Donegal music and great
Donegal beer on the grounds of Rathmullan
House. Spaces limited for brewery tours.
Shuttle to brewery and back from Rathmullan House.
Declan McClafferty
& Sarah E Cullen
thursday 17th july, brewery tours 5pm / 6.30pm · d10
concert 8pm · d10
rathmullan, kinnegar brewery / rathmullan house
Rosguill musicians Sarah E Cullen and Declan
McClafferty (In Their Thousands) duet for an
evening of soulful roots acoustic music delivered
with vocal harmonies. Country, jazz, traditional,
bluegrass are all represented in a diverse set of
clever cover versions and original compositions.
Having first played music together at traditional
sessions in rural pubs the pair then began
playing some small sets and support slots.
Lorraine McCauley
and The Borderlands
thursday 24th july, brewery tours 5pm / 6.30pm · d10
concert 8pm · d10
rathmullan, kinnegar brewery / rathmullan house
Singer-songwriter Lorraine McCauley’s voice
draws you in with its ethereal expressive quality
and even at its gentlest the strength in her voice
is compelling, easily able to hold its own in the
context of the endlessly fascinating and inventive
soundscapes her band creates around her songs.
Steeped in authenticity and left bank tendencies,
Lorraine McCauley and The Borderlands bring a
powerful new voice and perspective to modern folk
and roots music.
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spoken word
Arna chur I láthair ag an Ghailearaí /
An Gailearaí Ghaoth Dobhair presents
An tAmharc Deireannach
The Last Look
Launch & Recital by Colette Ní Gallchóir
dé haoine 11 iúil / friday 11th july, 8pm
saor in aisce / free
gaoth dobhair / gweedore, áislann, ghaoth dobhair
Rugadh Colette Ní Ghallchóir sna Cruacha
Gorma i nDún na nGall blianta fada ó shin
agus tá a saol caite aici leis an oideachas.
Ainmníodh í tráth don ghradam Creative Arts in
the Classroom agus tá meascán den oideachas
agus den fhilíocht le fáil ina stíl theagascach.
Is cainteoir dúchais í Colette a bhfuil B.Ed/
Dioplóma aici san Oideachas Feabhais, BA i
dTeanga agus i Litríocht na Gaeilge, agus tá
dhá leabhar filíochta, Na Sióga i Lag na hAltóra
agus Idir dhá Ghleann (Coiscéim), scríofa aici.
Tá go leor dá saothar curtha i gcló agus le fáil i
gcnuasaigh, sa bhaile agus i gcéin. Ag an ócáid
seo, beidh cnuasach úr á sheoladh ag Colette.
Colette Ní Ghallchóir was born in the Bluestack
mountains in Donegal and has dedicated her life
to education. Nominated by Pushkin Writers in
Schools for the Creative Arts in the Classroom,
her didactic style combines education and
poetry. A native Irish speaker, Colette holds
a B.ED/Diploma in Remedial Ed, BA in Irish
Language and Literature and has written two
poetry books entitled Na Sióga i Lag na hAltóra
and Idir dhá Ghleann (Coiscéim). She is widely
published and anthologised both at home
and abroad. On this occasion Colette will be
launching her new collection through this
beautiful opening recital.
www.angailearai.com
Generator NI and Honeycomb
Creative Works in association with
Earagail Arts Festival present
Output
A panel event designed to bring
the music industry to you
friday 18th july, 2pm · free
letterkenny, regional cultural centre
The three year Generator NI programme delivers
development support to artists, managers,
record labels, and music publishers to assist in
developing skills, new markets, networks and
competencies. With a focus on collaboration,
Generator NI aims to work with, support and
build on the success of other music development
initiatives to help drive the sustainable growth
of the Irish industry across a number of music
genres. It also helps stimulate cross-sectoral
linkages within the wider creative industries
and nurture opportunities for music businesses
to develop partnerships across the film and
television sectors and other diverse digital
platforms.
This special festival Q&A will feature a selection
of renowned recording artists, producers and
music industry advisors.
www.generatorni.com
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spoken word
Arna chur i láthair ag Féile Ealaíne an Earagail agus IMRAM / Earagail Arts Festival
in association with IMRAM presents
Triúr agus Triúr –
Three Poets, Three Guitars
Gearóid Mac Lochlainn & Mark Braidner, Dairena Ní Chinnéide
& Steve Cooney, Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird & Enda O’Reilly
dé luan, 21 iúil / monday 21st july, 8.30pm · d12 / d10
dobhar / dore, ionad naomh pádraig
Ar shaothar Phroinsias Mhic a’ Bhaird tá An
Tairiscint agus Idir Beocht agus Beatha. Ina chuid
filíochta, téann sé i ngleic le téamaí an ghrá, an
bháis agus na beatha. Ina theannta anocht beidh
Enda O’Reilly. Tá a guth sainiúil féin ag an bhfile
Dairena Ní Chinnéide. Baineann na cnuasaigh
An Trodaí, Máthair an Fhiaigh agus Poll na
mBabies le pobal agus le tírdhreach a ceantair
dhúchais i gCorca Dhuibhne. Más draíochtúil ar
an leathanach í is draíochtúla fós beo ar an stáitse
í. Beidh an sárghiotáraí Steve Cooney ina teannta
chun dánta sa léi a thionlacan. Creideann Gearóid
Mac Lochlainn gur ealaín idir chorp agus ghutha
atá sa chur i láthair agus thug an Irish Times
An Clachan Gallery
An Clachan Gallery, An Chuirt, Gweedore, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 956 0091 F An Clachan Gallery
Wwww.anclachangallery.com
‘performance poetry for the 21st century’ ar an
léamh a dhéanann sé. Ina theannta anocht beidh
Mark Braidner ar an ghiotar.
Proinsias Mac a’ Bhaird’s poetry is marked by a
natural ease of expression, lyricism and sheer fun.
He is joined by acclaimed guitarist and singer
Enda O’Reilly. Dairena Ní Chinnéide’s poetry is an
incantatory fusion of the modern and the ancient.
She will be accompanied by guitar supremo Steve
Cooney. Gearóid Mac Lochlainn’s latest collection
Criss-Cross Mo Chara pulses with musical themes
and patterns, and he will be accompanied by ace
blues guitarist Mark Braidner.
www.imram.ie
IMRAM
FÉILE LITRÍOCHTA GAEILGE
IRISH LANGUAGE LITERATURE FESTIVAL
A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY
Cutting
edge Irish
contemporary
art & craft
Open daily
32 • Earagail Arts Festival 2014
Patrick Scott:
Image
Space
Light
14th july – 29th august
11am – 6.30pm (monday – sunday) · free
churchill, the glebe house and gallery
exhibition opening saturday 12th july, 3pm with
a special performance by the japanese kocarina
group. everyone welcome.
Patrick Scott (1921 – 2014) was born in Kilbrittain,
Co Cork, and trained as an architect. He had his
first art exhibition in 1941 with the White Stag
Group. From 1945 he spent 15 years working
with Michael Scott in the architectural practice
of what became Scott Tallon Walker, where his
innate talent as an artist and designer developed
in unison. He became a leading graphic designer
with the Signa Design Consultancy (set up in
1953 by Michael Scott and Louis le Brocquy),
all the while continuing to test various ideas in
his painting. On winning a National Prize at the
Guggenheim International Award in 1960 and
representing Ireland at the XXX Venice Biennale
in the same year, Scott became a full-time artist.
The selection at the Glebe concentrates on Scott’s
early works from the 1940s to the 70s. It features
all the key phases in his artistic development
from the relatively figurative work of the 40s to
the abstraction of the 70s. It includes some of
his earliest paintings with the White Stag Group,
work from his Venice Biennale show, a selection
of his Bog and Device series’ from the early 60s
and a selection of his abstract gold leaf paintings
from the late 60s.
www.heritageireland.ie/en/North-West/
GlebeHouseandGallery
Danny Minnies Resturant
Annagry, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 954 8201
[email protected]
Wdannyminnies.ie
• Set Menu d40, A la Carte also available
• Dinner served 6.30pm–9.30pm
• Mon–Sat (peak), Thurs–Sat (off-peak)
• Light Lunch & Afternoon Tea
12.30pm-3.30pm
mp20, 2006, tempera, gold, palladium & silver leaf on unprimed
canvas, 91 x 91 cm
irish museum of modern art
the deserted racecourse, 1954, oil on canvas, 75 x 50 cm
visual arts
The Glebe Gallery / Office of
Public Works in association
with The Irish Museum of
Modern Art presents
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Patrick Scott:
The Taylor Galleries Collection
dé luan 14 iúil – dé haoine 29 lunasa /monday 14th
july – friday 29th august
1pm – 5pm (dé luan go haoine / monday to friday)
saor in aisce / free
gaoth dobhair / gweedore, an gailearaí, an áislann
an taispeántas á oscailt dé haoine, 11 iúil · 8pm
fáilte roimh chách / exhibition opening friday 11th
july · 8pm. everyone welcome.
Mar chuid de théama Patrick Scott i mbliana,
tá lúcháir ar an Ghailearaí bailiúchán Taylor
Galleries, Baile Átha Cliath, de shaothar Patrick
Scott (1921–2014), idir phriontaí, phictiúir agus
saothair ar páipéar, a chur ar taispeáint. Tá
saothair sa bhailiúchán a rinne Scott sna blianta
tosaigh dá ghairmré nach bhfuil feicthe go poiblí
ach go fíorannamh go dtí seo, le cois priontaí
carbaraim ó na blianta 1974–2007. Cuireadh na
saothair seo ar taispeáint sa Taylor Galleries níos
luaithe i mbliana i gcomhthráth leis an dá mhórthaispeántas iardhearcacha a bhí ar siúl in IMMA
agus VISUAL, Cheatharlach. Ag an oíche oscailte
fosta, seolfar cnuasach nua filíochta de chuid
Colette Ní Ghallchóir, an file arb as na Cruacha
Gorma ó dhúchas í.
As part of the Patrick Scott theme this year,
An Gailearaí is delighted to present the Taylor
Galleries, Dublin collection of prints, paintings
and works on paper by renowned Irish artist
Patrick Scott (1921–2014). The collection
includes rarely-seen works from the early
part of Scott’s career alongside more recent
carborundum prints ranging from 1974–2007.
The Taylor Galleries exhibited these works
earlier this year to coincide with the major
two-part retrospective exhibitions in IMMA
and VISUAL, Carlow. Also at the opening night
will be a launch of a new collection of poetry by
poet Colette Ní Ghallchóir, originally from the
Bluestack Mountains.
www.angailearai.com
visual arts
the taylor galleries collection
mp20, 2006, tempera, gold, palladium & silver leaf on unprimed
canvas, 91 x 91 cm
irish museum of modern art
Arna chur i láthair ag an
Gailearaí: Ionad Áislann,
Féile Ealaíne an Earagail /
An Gailearaí in association
with Earagail Arts Festival
presents
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visual arts
irish museum of modern art
meditation painting, 2007, gold leaf & acrylic on unprimed canvas, donation, the artist 2013
Regional
Cultural Centre
in association
with The Irish
Museum of
Modern Art
present
Patrick Scott:
Image Space Light
14th july – 27th september · free
11am – 5pm (tuesday to friday)
1pm – 5pm (saturdays, plus monday 14th &
monday 25th july)
letterkenny, regional cultural centre
exhibition opening saturday 12th july, 6pm
everyone welcome
Regional Cultural Centre in association with
Earagail Arts Festival present
The Earagail Arts Festival is honoured to present
the work of the celebrated Irish artist Patrick
Scott as the centre piece of the 2014 visual arts
programme. Patrick sadly died in February at the
age of 93 on the eve of the opening of a major
retrospective at IMMA. The RCC and the Glebe
Gallery will present a selection of the work shown
at VISUAL, Carlow and IMMA respectively, across
the two venues as a single exhibition. An Gailearaí
Gaoth Dobhair will present a further exhibition
of Scott’s work from the Taylor Gallery Dublin.
‘Patrick Scott: Image Space Light’ is the most
comprehensive representation of this remarkable
artist’s 75 year-long career ever shown. The
exhibition at VISUAL and IMMA brought together
more than 100 pieces that illustrated the breadth
and longevity of his career as an architect,
designer and artist. The Glebe will display Scott’s
early works from the 1940s to the early 70s while
the exhibition at the RCC concentrates on works
from the 1960s to the present. The focus at the
RCC is on Scott’s mature style epitomised by his
iconic gold leaf paintings. It will also feature a
number of tapestries mainly from the late 70s and
a series of ash tables from the early 90s.
Declan Doherty:
www.regionalculturalcentre.com
www.regionalculturalcentre.com
Donegal Photographs
14th july – 27th september · free
11am – 5pm (tuesday to friday)
1pm – 5pm (saturdays, plus monday 14th &
monday 25th july)
letterkenny, regional cultural centre
Declan Doherty is best known locally as a press
photographer with the Donegal News where
he has worked for the past 30 years. Declan
has also undertaken a significant number of
photography commissions with the Regional
Cultural Centre and its predecessor Letterkenny
Arts Centre. Projects have included ‘Letterkenny
Ones’, ‘Swilly Bus and Railway’, RCC Construction’, Destination Donegal’ and ‘Local People’.
‘Declan Doherty: Donegal Photographs’ is a
retrospective exhibition featuring a selection of
both press and project images. It illustrates his
considerable feel as a portrait photographer and
also a sophisticated visual sense when applied to
landscapes and almost abstract close ups.
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visual arts
Donegal County Council Public Art Programme
in association with Coillte, the Irish Architecture
Foundation and Earagail Arts Festival present
totobArk:
Jeffry’s House
14th july onwards · free
9am – 9pm · ards forest park, creeslough
official launch sunday 27th july, 3pm
everyone welcome
Regional Cultural Centre in association with
Earagail Arts Festival present
John Soffe:
RCC Live 2007–2014
14th july – 27th september · free
11am – 5pm (tuesday to friday)
1pm – 5pm (saturdays, plus monday 14th &
monday 25th july)
letterkenny, regional cultural centre
Spectacular photographs by John Soffe of live
music concerts at the RCC since it opened in July
2007. It illustrates the great quality and range of
world class acts that have performed at the RCC
to date, including many brilliant Earagail Arts
Festival gigs. The exhibition includes a number of
photos previously shown in 2012 together with a
series of new images from the past two years.
www.regionalculturalcentre.com
Jeffry’s House by totobArk, who are Dublin based
architect Thomas O Brien and Donegal artist
Emily Mannion, is a folly made from thatch on
a wooden frame, named after Jeffry’s Lough, a
little known lake in Ards Forest Park. The folly
is a place of shelter, to sit in and look out to the
mouth of the bay. This is the first architectural
commission in a forest in Ireland and the vision
is to demonstrate the exciting potential of asking
architects to respond to an invitation to create
unique interventions in the natural landscape.
The project is commissioned by Donegal County
Council in partnership with Coillte who own the
park and the Irish Architecture Foundation who
managed the competition.
All Ages
“O’Brien and Mannion created the potential for
a magical conversation between the folly, the
landscape and the public.”
– Competition Assessors Statement
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visual arts
Donegal County Museum presents
Festival Heads
14th july – 30th august · free
10am – 4.30pm (monday – friday)
1pm – 4.30pm (Saturday)
Regional Cultural Centre in association with
An Grianán Theatre presents
The Third Place
exhibition opening monday 14th july at 7pm with
reading from ‘a year of festivals in ireland’ by the
author mark graham.
An Exhibition of Contemporary
Art from Donegal
letterkenny, donegal county museum
12th – 27th july · free
11am – 6pm (monday – friday)
letterkenny, an grianán theatre /
artworks picture framing / the cottage bar
Following on from last year’s very successful
‘Fresh Cuts’ exhibition at An Grianán Theatre,
Seamus Quinn will curate a further and more
expanded overview of the rich and varied
community of Fine Art practitioners at work
in Donegal today over three separate venues in
Letterkenny. A collection of works in all styles and
media will fill the foyer of An Grianán, as well
as across the road in the shop space of Artworks
Framing, while there will also be a series of site
specific works created for the unique décor of The
Cottage Bar on the Main Street for the duration
of the Festival. Contributing Artists include
Redmond Herrity, Ian Gordon, Liz Doyle, Adrian
Kelly, Ian Joyce, Ann Quinn, Selena Mowat,
Christy Keeney, Sarah Lewtas, Cornelius Browne,
Frank Saucien, Paul McLean, Paul Rooney, Joan
Murray, Marion Thews and Macola Vonga.
Arnolds
Hotel
Dunfanaghy, Donegal
T +353 (0)74 913 6208
W arnoldshotel.com
Festival Heads is a visual representation of
Mark Graham’s quest to attend three festivals in
Ireland every week for and entire year. At many
festivals and events the cameras usually point
towards the acts, installations and attractions;
Festival Heads focuses on the most important
festival ingredient, the thing that adds colour,
dynamic and life to all events – the audience.
During his 12 months on the road Mark attended
183 festivals and found the common denominator
shared among them all was a generosity, vivacity,
wealth of character and readiness to laugh
displayed by the heads who attended them.
The photographs in this exhibition and his book
“A Year of Festivals in Ireland” celebrate the
spirit and spark of divilment that make Irish
festivals unique.
Arnolds family hotel commands spectacular views of
Sheephaven Bay and the golden sands of Killahoey Beach
under the sheltering arm of Horn Head – the perfect
spot to relax and unwind. Guests will enjoy a leisurely
break in the relaxed ambience of a traditional family
hotel in Donegal, combined with excellent food and warm
hospitality.
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Through
A Polish Lens
Kamil Krolal,
Patryck Sadowski,
Sabina Blaszczok,
Maciej Wysocki,
Agata Szarek
20th july – 1st august · free
10am – 5pm (monday – friday)
ballybofey, balor arts centre
Poland has a long tradition of excellence in
the recorded image. Graduates of the world
renowned film school in Lodz include Roman
Polanski and Andrzej Wajda while the country
has produced renowned stills photographers like
Andrzej Jerzy Lech and Andrzej Majewski. As a
nation, the Poles collectively display an affinity for
the medium that seems almost innate.
Through a Polish Lens is an exhibition of the
work of 5 Polish photographers who have made
the North West of Ireland their home.
Kamil Krolak is an award winning photographer
and film maker whose creative production
company Kamilfilms is based in Galway.
Patryk Sadowski is an accomplished
photographer residing in Derry. Among many
notable photographs his images of the Milky Way
featured on the cover of BBC Stargazing Live’s
Star Guide for 2013.
Joining them in exhibiting their work will be
Sabina Blaszczok, Maciej Wysocki and Agata
Szarek. Together they explore the differences and
similarities of the North West of Ireland when
viewed through a Polish Lens.
Exhibition Opening 19th July 6pm followed by
concert by El Grey
balorartscentre.com
Image: HAL 9000 / Patryck Sadowski
Ceol na Coille
Summer School of Irish Traditional Music
Letterkenny, Donegal
T 087 677 4601
W ceolnacoille.ie
Ceol na Coille welcome Irish Music enthusiasts of all ages
and abilities for this week long Irish Music Summer School,
with a selection of masterclasses in Fiddle, Piano & Button
Accordion, Whistle, Uilleann Pipes, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin
Concertina and Harp.
21st–25th July 2014
visual arts
Balor Arts Centre in
association with Earagail
Arts Festival presents
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workshops
Arna chuir i lathair ag Ceol na Coille / Ceol na Coille presents
Summer School of
Irish Traditional Music
21st july – 25th july, 10am–1pm
letterkenny, coláiste ailigh
Intermediate & Advanced
Monday 21st – Friday 25th July
(All Ages) · €150
Beginners
Tuesday 22nd – Friday 25th July
(9yrs+) 10am – 1pm · €80
Introduction to Irish Traditional Music
Tuesday 22nd – Friday 25th July
(6-8yrs) 10am – 1pm · €60
Traditional Singing Workshop
All Welcome
Wednesday 23rd July – One day · €30
Ceol na Coille welcomes Irish Music enthusiasts
of all ages and abilities for this week long Irish
Music Summer School featuring masterclasses
in Fiddle, Piano & Button Accordion, Whistle,
Uilleann Pipes, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin
Concertina & Harp. Traditional Singing
workshops hosted by the Inishowen Traditional
Singers’ Circle, are a welcome addition to our list
of activities this year. In collaboration with the
Earagail Arts Festival, Ceol na Coille will feature
recitals and performances from visiting acts We
Banjo 3 and Martin Tourish, Éamonn Cagney
& Niwel Tsumbu. Some of Ireland’s finest
performers and teachers will be on hand to deliver
tuition and workshops in what will be a great
week of music and fun for all.
Family and group rates available.
Online booking available through website.
Contact us at:
[email protected]
or call Paul on 087 6774 601
www.ceolnacoille.ie
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Earagail Arts Festival in association with Inishowen Traditional Music Project presents
Melting Pod Masterclasses
workshops
Keyboard Masterclass
- Selan
thursday 17th july, 11am · d10
culdaff, mcgrory’s
Drum Masterclass
– Ralph Rolle
wednesday 16th july, 11am · d10
culdaff, mcgrory’s
Ralph Rolle, master percussionist, as far back as he
can remember has always marched to the beat of
a different drum. He began playing professionally
at the age of 18 and continues to this day as the
drummer for Chic featuring Nile Rodgers. It is
therefore no surprise that with almost 3 decades of
professional experience within the music industry
Ralph Rolle enjoys an illustrious career as a much
sought after drummer and producer, with a client
list including artists such as Biggie Smalls, Queen
Latifah, Erykah Badu, Toshinobu Kubota, D’Angelo,
John Legend, India Arie and many more. As part
of The Melting Pod project Ralph will be sharing
his wealth of experience as one of America’s
most respected drummers through an interactive
percussion masterclass.
Selan is an American musician, singer,
songwriter, composer, arranger, musical director
and producer known for combining electronic,
pop, and soul music. A side musician and
collaborator for Adele, Alejandro Sanz, Louie
Vega, and many others, he has recorded with,
and for, Kanye West, Aaliyah, David Byrne, Earth,
Wind and Fire, R. Kelly and Musiq Soulchild.
Selan has been a member of Little Louie Vega’s
Elements of Life Band and also plays keyboards
and sings background for the classic disco/R&B
group CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers.
Performance Masterclass
- Ralph Rolle & Selan
saturday 19th july, 4pm · d10
culdaff, mcgrory’s
Ralph and Selan join together to provide the last
in this unique series of masterclasses that focuses
of the art of performance. From stage craft
and presence to production and improvisation
these 2 celebrated performers will provide an
entertaining and educational insight into the
world of pop music.
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workshops
Arna chur i láthair ag Cló & The Living Archive Donegal /
Cló & & The Living Archive Donegal presents
Cló Ceardlann / Cló Workshops
dé sathairn 12 iúil – dé domhnaigh 27 iúil /
12th july – sunday 27th july, 10am–4pm
d100 per workshop
gort an choirce/gortahork, cló ceardlann na gcnoc
Is ionad acmhainní é Cló do chruthú agus
do tháirgeadh na healaíne. Bíonn tionscadail
nuálacha agus chomhoibríocha, cónaitheacht
ealaíontóirí agus cúrsaí oiliúna le fáil san
ionad. Bíonn cúrsaí cónaitheacha ar siúl ann
fosta, sa cheantar fíorálainn Gaeltachta seo
in iarthuaisceart Dhún na nGall. Seo cuid de
na cúrsaí a bheidh á dtairiscint i samhradh na
bliana 2014: Monotype, Cyanotype, Déanamh
Páipéir, Fóta-Eitseáil, Liteagrafaíocht Chloiche
agus Cúrsa Tosaigh i nGrianghrafadóireacht
Tírdhreacha. Beidh na ceardlanna fóirsteanach
do ghlantosaitheoirí agus d’ealaíontóirí
gairmiúla araon.
Cló is a resource facility for the creation and
production of art. The centre hosts innovative and
collaborative projects, residencies and training
courses. They also offer residential courses
in the stunning landscape setting of north
west Donegal. Summer 2014 courses include:
Monotype, Cyanotype, Papermaking, Photo
etching, Stone Lithography and Introduction to
Landscape photography. Workshops are suitable
for beginners and professional artists.
For bookings and further information on
course content contact: +353 (0)74 916 2800,
[email protected]
www.clo.ie
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One of Ireland’s friendliest and most atmospheric period houses
34 individually furnished bedrooms
Cook & Gardener restaurant
The Taproom with farmhouse beers & wood-fired pizzas
Walled garden
Jungle Book is being hosted on Sunday 6th July and performed by Chapterhouse.
Log on to www.rathmullanhouse.com for further details.
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SITTING PRETTY
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and musical excellence. Reflects the vibrancy of our cultural heritage.
ARTS FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT YOUNG PEOPLES
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principal funders
additional funders
sponsors
production
partners
friends & patrons
special thanks
This is your opportunity to
support the Earagail Arts Festival
and now more than ever we need
that support. Join us and enjoy
your best Festival ever. Offers
include free tickets, discounts to
events, company name listed on
our website and much more!
The Festival Board and Company Secretary, Úna Mc Carthy, Natalie Byrne &
Staff at the Arts Council of Ireland, Martina Bromley, Joan Crawford, MaireÁine Gardiner & Staff at Fáilte Ireland, all the staff and elected representatives
at Donegal County Council and Letterkenny Town Council, John, Dave & Staff
at Donegal County Council IS Department. Micheál Mac Aoidh at Ealain na
Gaeltachta, Tom Mc Laughlin and staff at TS Engineers, Colette Norwood,
Michael White at British Council, Irish Red Cross, Ian Smith at Tionscnamh
Lugh, Mark Hill & Mandy Blinco at LUXe, Angela Mc Laughlin and staff at the
Donegal Music Education Partnership, Éamonn Ó Dónaill, Seamus Mc Laughlin
at Inishowen Motors, Jason Black & staff at Voodoo, Brian Gallagher, Siobhan
Barratt-Doherty & staff at Station House Hotel Letterkenny, John Watson &
staff at Watson Hire, The Wheeler family and staff at Rathmullan House Hotel,
James Mc Ginley & staff at McGinley Coaches, Libby, Rick & staff at Carton
LeVert, Donegal Volunteers Centre, Dermot Rodgers and The People of Tory
Island, David Teevan, Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde,
Declan Doherty, Colm Corcoran at SecureLan Systems, Loudon Temple, Sean
P. Feeney, Neil and John McGrory, Sian McCann, Pauline Sweeney and staff at
Donegal Airport, Sean Kelly. Stephen Hackett & Staff at Belfast Film Festival,
Liam Browne, Liam Carson, Philip King, Tommy McLaughlin & Staff at Attica
Audio Recording Studio, Prof. John Mc Lachlan.
Grianán Bronze d50
Glenveagh Silver d100
Earagail Gold d250
For further information /
application form, contact
+353 (0)74 916 8800 or
send an email to [email protected]
Full information available on
www.eaf.ie
A special thank you also to our Venues, their Staff and Committees; our
Business Patrons, Funders, Sponsors and Accommodation Partners; all our
Volunteers; Arts Ambassadors, Stewards, Technical and Production Crew,
former staff and directors and to all of our Performers and Artists over the 26
years of this iconic festival.
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