Moville, Moville Pier
8:30pm – €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.
Aonach Jack Céilí Night
Meenaleck/ Mín na Leice, Thábhairne Leo’s Tavern
Leo’s Tavern, voted best Ulster Music Venue 2017 by IMRO, celebrates 50 years this year. Leo Brennan, show band musician and singer, opened Leo’s in 1967 entertaining visitors and locals nightly with a unique style which he passed on to his family, Clannad members Moya, Ciarán, Pól, Padraig and Noel along with recording legend, Enya. This weekend celebrates his heritage, his family legacy, the local talent inspired and the enduring power of music in this special corner of Ireland.
Oiche filiochta agus ceol le Aidan Hayes agus Ian Gordon
An Fál Carrach/ Falcarragh, An tSean Bheairic