It has been a long couple of months getting the brochure and programming ready for our 25th festival, but we are happy to say it is currently in a location near you. Over the May bank holiday weekend, thousands of Earagail Arts Festival brochures were delivered to shops, offices, arts centres and pubs throughout the country in preparation for an early start, 21st June 2013.
We have a host of children’s events, outdoor activities, music and theatre that will appeal to all types of audiences. Our flagship event Abhaile – The Homecoming, will be a highlight in West Donegal, with thousands expected to take part in events throughout the area over that weekend, including a Traditional Market Fair at Leo’s Tavern, Meenaleck and scenic folklore walks in Crolly.
Awakening The Horseman, which is opening the festival in Burt, Inishowen is already a near sell out event and shadow play, illuminated installation, sumptuous costume and raw music are just some of the delights creating the soundscape and aromas of this Summer Solstice event.
Letterkenny is kicking off with 1927 production The Animals And The Children Took To The Streets, which has been a smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the past two years. With music from Josh Ritter, Song Sisters and Sam Lee and events like The Festival Big Top Cabaret and the Global Village Gathering, this year’s festival is set to be a memorable one.
If you can’t wait until June, then join us at our Launch celebration on the Letterkenny Main Street, Market Square from 4:30pm for family entertainment and music. We even have a few surprises in store, so we warn you not to miss it….