Mná na bhFidleacha – The Donegal Female Fiddlers
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre
2pm – €15/€12

This extraordinary concert brings together, for the first time, 13 of the finest female fiddlers either from Donegal, associated with Donegal or residing in Donegal. It represents a mere tip of the iceberg of a huge quantity of quality female fiddlers around the county and just the start of a Donegal female fiddle showcasing revolution!

The lineup for today’s special lunchtime concert is Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Bríd Harper, Liz Doherty, Roisin McGrory (Harrigan), Clare Friel, Melanie Houton, Theresa Kavanagh, Aisling Drost-Byrne, Tara Connaghan, Denise Boyle, Claire Gallagher, Clódagh Warnock and Eimear McColgan.

The Donegal International Folk & Roots BBQ presents Possessed by Paul James, Declan McClafferty & Sarah Cullen, Without Willow
Letterkenny, Castle Grove Country House Hotel
4pm – €10

To celebrate a new partnership with Castle Grove Country House Hotel, the Donegal International Folk & Roots weekend hosts its first ever Sunday BBQ at this historic 17th century venue.

With an IMA Award for Best Alt Country Album in his long list of accolades, Florida’s Konrad Wert / Possessed By Paul James has shared the stage with everyone from T Model Ford to Lucinda Williams and Erykah Badu.

KGB: Paddy Keenan (Bothy Band), Frankie Gavin (De Danann), Dermot Byrne (Altan)
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre
8.30pm – €20/€18

Paddy Keenan, Frankie Gavin and Dermot Byrne are synonymous with Irish music, both in their own individual right and as members of some of this country’s most famous traditional bands, dating from the early 1970s to the present day.  All are multiple award winners who have made outstanding contributions to traditional Irish music.

Foyle Punt
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.

Variety Night at Leo’s hosted by Daniel O’Donnell and Moya Brennan                       

SOLD OUT 

8pm – €25
Mín na Leice/ Meenaleck/ 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.

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