Songhoy Blues : They will have to kill us first
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre
4pm – €25 /€23

Nominated for “Best New Act” at the 2015 Q Awards and as “Independent Breakthrough Act” at the 2015 AIM Awards, over the last 3 years Songhoy Blues  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.

They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile is a documentary following Malian musicians including Songhoy Blues in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music.

The California Feetwarmers
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre
1pm – €10

The band, overwhelmed by new Irish fans – young and old alike – are renowned for an earthy depth of character that sets them apart from others who have followed that throwback path to New Orleans, circa 1920. Their boisterous on-stage antics are solidly underpinned by playing that is as close to the source as it can be. Based in Los Angeles, the band dusts down and re-works old classics, re-visiting material from The Blue Ridge Playboys, Scott Joplin, The Memphis Jugband and Emile Grimshaw’s Rag Pickers.

The California Feetwarmwers
Derry, Foyle Maritime Festival
8.30pm

Songhoy Blues & DuoZouk
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
8pm – €25 /€23

DuoZouk are Bouzouki players Nikos Petsakos (Greece) and Martin Coyle (Ireland) exploring the musical journey of the bouzouki from early 1900’s Greece to Ireland.

The Remedy Club
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
8pm – €12

The Remedy Club are husband-and-wife Americana/Roots duo KJ McEvoy and Aileen Mythen.They’re known for their tight vocal harmonies and intelligent songwriting with McEvoy singled out for praise as a guitar player of great expressiveness and technical aplomb and Mythen for her stunning vocal performances.

Clannad / Hazel O’Connor         SOLD OUT 
Meenaleck/ Mín na Leice, Thábhairne Leo’s Tavern
€25

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.

Nora Kavanagh; Dance costumes – Exhibition Opening
An fál Carragh / Falcarrag, An tSean Bheairic
7pm

 

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