Clady, Clady Hall Community Project
11am-5pm – FREE
Jan-Erik Andersson / Eileen Hutton / Robert Powell in collaboration with the Clady Cross-Community Development Association, BBeyond, Ruth McPhillips, the Voices of the Foyle Choir and other artists. At Clady an extraordinary 17th century bridge traverses the River Finn where it forms the border between Tyrone and Donegal. As part of the annual village festival, and using the river and bridge as a creative location and metaphor to address the issue of free movement, artists from a range of disciplines create a day of imaginative conversation, performance and participation for everyone.
Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal
€11 – day ticket / €21 – weekend ticket
Our good friends at Swell Music & Arts Festival are taking a sabbatical for 2019 but we are delighted to announce a new music and arts trail on Arranmore on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July, with a series of live music performances, comedy and spoken word, day and night across five venues on one of Ireland’s most stunning islands.
- Neilys, 4pm – 7pm: Oscar Jennings, Conor Mason, Leila Jane
- Phil Bans, 3pm: The Green Island
- Earlys, 9pm – late: Eve Belle, Accidents In The Workplace
- Phil Bans, 10pm: Martello
Letterkenny, Ballymacool Park
6pm – €15/€12
A play, music, a garden party, a feast, and a ferry crossing (for the Inishowen shows)! An Grianán Theatre and Parrabbola (UK) present Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale as an exciting, large scale, immersive production in both Donegal and Derry, crossing the borders, the traditions and the waters of the north west. Ultimately it explores conflict, reconciliation and borders. Two Kingdoms, Sicilia and Bohemia divided by an ocean; two kings, raised together, but at odds without reason, a wronged queen; a lost princess, prison sentences, tragic deaths, bears and ocean voyages.
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
8pm – €15
Further Ted is a show that brings two of the most memorable characters from Father Ted together for a night of stand-up and musical comedy. There’s even a chance to compete in a ‘Lovely Girls’ competition – and you don’t have to be a girl to enter! The winner gets a romantic candle-lit night in for one, a luxury cruise in a boat of your own making and a full set of bespoke rubber gloves.
8pm – €10/€8
The Modern Bards will perform new compositions commissioned by Earagail Arts Festival. An exciting collaboration that brings together some of the very best of Irish and Scottish musicians steeped in a shared tradition.
Letterkenny, Regional Cultural Centre & No. 58 (The Central)
2pm – 2am – €10/€15/€20
Distorted Perspectives in partnership with Disturbance present a day-long festival of contemporary international psychedelia, punk and independent music with staggered sets throughout the evenings across two Letterkenny venues. Headlined by one of Ireland’s finest artists, the intense and hypnotic The Altered Hours are joined by London-based Cowboy Flying Saucer, Donegal’s own Aul Boy, the esoteric anti-pop of The Barbiturates, plus the Distorted Perspectives DJs and visuals by F12 at the Regional Cultural Centre.
Gaoth Dobhair/Gweedore, Teach Hiúdaí Beag
11pm – €10
For a good few years, Honeyfeet has been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of Manchester-based musicians. Someone once called it folk-hop and barrelhouse-pop, and that’s just vague enough to make sense. Honeyfeet have spent the past nine years tearing around festival stages and theatres, clubs and fields melting down folk, blues and pop, jazz and disco, pushing air molecules around with instruments and making friends in the process.