News Archive 2007-2015

The Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916 with the 36 Ulster Division

Friday 1st July at 7.30pm Donegal County Museum presents, “The Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916 with the 36 Ulster Division”, a cloth model re-enactment by Col. Declan O’Carroll. Using a specially created cloth model, Col. O’Carroll will re-enact the first day of the Battle of the Somme from…...

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Crafty Kids

June 9th – June 11th Almost one thousand pieces of children’s creative art, poetry and stories go on display from June 9th in the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny as part of the “Crafty Kids ​Gguide to Donegal​ and its Wild Atlantic Way” project. The book written by local school children…...

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Sam Lee’s “Other Voices” (Ire/UK)

Sunday 17th July, 1.00pm Mercury Prize nominated Folk singer, song collector, promoter (of BBC award winning Nest Collective) radio host, TV personality, teacher and animateur, Sam Lee has journeyed across Ireland in search of some of the last tradition bearers of old song amongst the Irish Traveller Community. Sam’s two…...

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Richard Dawson supported by Robyn G. Shiels (Ire/UK)

Saturday 16th July, 8.00pm Richard Dawson is a skewed troubadour, at once charming and abrasive. His shambolically virtuosic guitar playing stumbles from music-hall tune-smithery to spidery swatches of noise-colour, swathed in amp static and teetering on the edge of feedback. His songs are both chucklesome and tragic, rooted in a…...

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Panel Discussion: Folk Song Now – Sam Lee, Grace Toland, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Ben Mandelson (Chair).

Sunday 17th July, 3.30pm Featuring Mercury Prize nominated English folk singer Sam Lee, Irish Traditional Music Archive TMA director Grace Toland, Altan’s Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and chaired by Ben Mandelson, founding director of WOMEX (the world’s biggest professional music conference, tradefair and showcase for World, Roots, Folk and Traditional music),…...

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Panel Discussion: The Relationship Between Irish and English Folk Song featuring Andy Irvine, Jerry O’Reilly and Chris Wood, Chaired by Grace Toland

Saturday 16th July, 4.30pm As part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary programme, the Regional Cultural Centre presents a panel discussion exploring the relationship between Irish and English folk song. It features Irish traditional singers Andy Irvine and Jerry O’Reilly, English folk singer Chris Wood, and is chaired by Grace Toland,…...

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Public Talk: The Relationship Between Irish and English Folk Song – Jerry O’Reilly

Saturday 16th July, 3.30pm Following the theme of the 2nd Donegal Folk & Roots weekend and as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary programme, renowned festival Fear a Ti, Jerry OReilly of the Goilín Traditional Singers Club (Dublin) hosts a public talk on the relationship between Irish and English folk…...

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Andy Irvine & Chris Wood (Ire/UK)

Saturday 16th July, 1.00pm An incredible lunchtime double bill featuring two of the worlds most renowned folk artists. Andy Irvine, one of the great distinctive voices in Irish traditional music is a genuine folk music legend. He is a founding member of many, hugely influential Irish traditional groups of recent…...

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Willie Doherty – Loose Ends

July 10th – September 24th Regional Cultural Centre in association with the Nerve Centre, Kerlin Gallery, Matt’s Gallery and Earagail Arts Festival present Willie Doherty – Loose Ends Loose Ends is a major new art project by world-renowned Derry/Donegal artist Willie Doherty, commissioned by Donegal County Council, which explores the…...

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Lynched & Stick In The Wheel (Ire/UK)

Friday 15th July, 8.00pm Two of the most exhilarating and dynamic groups in folk music come together for one of the most unique commissions of this year’s Earagail Arts Festival. Lynched are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann…...

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