Brian Kennedy, Cathal Ó Searcaigh.
Meenala, Gortahork/Mín a’ Leá, Gort a’Choirce, Dámhlann an Ghleanna
8pm – €18.00
An evening of spoken word, music and song with Brian Kennedy and Cathal Ó Searcaigh, in the idyllic surroundings of Dámhlann an Ghleanna.
Brian Kennedy’s angelic voice and songwriting ability has carried him from Belfast’s Falls Road to Madison Square Gardens, to Ronnie Scotts and to many of the finest stages around the world.
His twenty five years at the top in the music business have seen him produce a string of international hit songs and albums, including A Better Man, Get On With Your Short Life, You Raise Me Up, Every Song is a Cry for Love and especially his wonderful version of the Irish folksong favourite, Carrickfergus.
Ceol agus tapas
An Fál Carrach/ Falcarragh, An tSean Bheairic
The best of traditional and contemporary music from Cloughaneely served up with wine and tapas in an intimate, family-friendly, café setting.
Paddy Cullivan’s 10 Dark Secrets Of 1798
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
8pm – €12/€10
Following last years Earagail Festival success of 10 Dark Secrets of The Irish Revolution Paddy Cullivan of Callan’s Kicks, The Late Late Show and Kilkenomics casts an investigative and satirical eye at another momentous event in Irish history – the 1798 Rebellion.
Using satire, imagery, historical insight and song, Paddy reveals the 10 strangest things (and Darkest Secrets) that happened before, during and after the insurrection that (briefly) united Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter – in a story that unfolds like an addictive thriller. Don’t miss it!
Inishowen Traditional Music Project Summer Series: Tom Byrne & special guests plus Cineál
Malin (Lagg), Malin Presbyterian Church
8pm – €10
Award-winning 2016 Live Ireland Male Musician of the Year, Tom is one of Ireland’s finest exponents of the harmonica in traditional Irish music. Cineál (ITMP Youth Ensemble) is an exciting new ten-piece group of young traditional musicians from the Inishowen peninsula. They will perform an extensive collection of music from Inishowen and a newly commissioned work by Hamish Napier and Jarlath Henderson.
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.