Far Beyond The Stars with The Henry Girls
Malin, The village green
8pm – €15/€12
The culmination of a week-long residency and a celebration of the extended musical family with friends new and old, The Henry Girls showcase work created during their Home residency, as well as performing a host of tracks from their own extensive repertoire. A superb finale to a week of music-making, concerts, tours and talks on the Village Green in their home town of Malin, Donegal.
Manny Man Does the History of Ireland On Stage
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
8pm – €12 / €10 / 4 for €36
Based on his series of books and YouTube videos, John D Ruddy brings Manny Man and the History of Ireland to the stage. Watch Syn and Oppy as they plough through Irish history with illustrated cut-outs and craziness! From the Ice Age all the way to Ireland today and all in less than 90 minutes, with the same tongue-in-cheek humour Manny Man is known for. When it comes to fun history, Manny Man is your only man!
Rathmullan, Rathmullan Pier
8pm – €15/€12
A new co-commissioned site-specific theatre piece by Earagail Arts Festival and the team who made She Knit The Roof and Destination Donut, Foyle Punt is the first project of The Local Group, a new company making unique performance projects in off-the-grid locations, bringing the best theatre and interdisciplinary performance to underserved communities in Ireland’s most rugged rural landscapes and concrete suburbia.
The jewel among them is the Foyle Punt, a racing boat that only the McDonalds make. Philip and Brian McDonald are the last boatbuilders in this line.
What value does an old punt carry in the north-west, and what use is a small wooden boat like this today? Featuring Philip McDonald, and Libyan-Irish singer Farah Elle, Foyle Punt explores the unique history, craft and skill that runs through McDonald veins to imagine a new kind of future for small boats in safe harbours.
Ériu presents Rite of Spring
Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair
8pm – €10 / €8
Ériu is a company of elite Irish dancers, many of whom have been principals in Riverdance, and company Artist Director, Breandán de Gallaí’s Irish dance shows are unconventional, modern and thought-provoking.
It is a show about mob-mentality, about hiding behind others for fear of being made the target. It makes us confront our reluctance to stand up and to take charge of our own thoughts, values and feelings, and demands that we let ourselves be seen and heard regardless of the consequences.