The California Feetwarmers make a very welcome return to Earagail Arts Festival and the north-west this summer.

Overwhelmed by the Irish reception in 2017, the popular Los Angeles group look forward to returning to the north-west. The band dusts down and reworks early 20th century jazz classics, re-visiting material from The Blue Ridge Playboys, Scott Joplin, The Memphis Jugband, Emile Grimshaw’s Rag Pickers and many more.

Having won over the crowds at Rathmullan House, Teach Hiudai Beag, Gaoth Dobhair and Swell Music & Arts Festival on Arranmore Island last year, they will play several shows across the north-west during the 2018 festival, with all dates and tickets available here.

To get you into the swing of things check out The California Feetwarmers performing in Rathmullan House during last year’s visit and their performances all along to the Wild Atlantic Way

Earagail Arts Festival will feature the best in music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature and circus all along the northernmost stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way in County Donegal.

Another highlight of this year’s programme is the distinctive African groove of Songhoy Blues. The three musicians from northern Mali have cultivated their own legendary status as contemporary ambassadors of West African music and have appeared at numerous festivals including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Body & Soul, Latitude and Green Man.

Other highlights of this year’s festival include a special celebration of Donegal’s Female Fiddlers, Lords of Strut, a week-long residency with Donegal’s The Henry Girls, The Mountain Stage at Swell Festival and The Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend.

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Earagail Arts Festival takes place in County Donegal from 7 to 29 July, 2018 and is funded by the Arts Council Ireland, Donegal County Council and Fáilte Ireland.