The California Feetwarmers (Due to phenomenal demand more tickets allocated on 25/07/18- STANDING only, ring box office: 074 9120777)
Rathmullan, Rathmullan House
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.
Letterkenny, An Grianán Theatre
€7 / 5 tickets for €25
Legend has it if you hide a seal skin belonging to a Selkie she must stay with you forever, however if she finds it she will always return to the sea…
On a moonlight beach in Donegal a Fisherman finds a beautiful Selkie maiden dancing over the rocks, so begins a magical tale using storytelling, puppets, live theatre, music and voice.
This inventive, brand new bi-lingual production has been commissioned by Earagail Arts Festival and is a collaboration between Banyan Theatre Company, the Inishowen Gospel Choir, An Grianán Youth Theatre and Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair Youth Theatre.
A much-loved and native Donegal tale sure to enchant the whole family.
Trad Ard – The High Seas
Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair / Gweedore Theatre
8.30pm – €15
Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair sets the scene for two summer season Trad Ard concerts for this year’s festival.
The High Seas are concertina player and dancer Caitlín Nic Gabhann from Meath, fiddler Ciarán Ó Maonaigh & multi-instrumentalist Cathal Ó Curráin from Gaoth Dobhair. Since 2016, the trio has brought traditional and newly-composed music, song and percussive dance to audiences across Ireland, Europe, New Zealand & Australia.