News Archive 2007-2015

Mor Karbasi

Tuesday July 16 Earagail Arts Festival in association with the Regional Cultural Centre and Songfest presents Mor Karbasi (duo) Mor Karbasi is the incarnation of a vibrant Ladino tradition, one which is organic and in constant evolution. Her new album ‘La Tsadika’ reflects the significant steps she has taken since…...

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Sam Lee and Friends

Wednesday July 17 Earagail Arts Festival in association with the Regional Cultural Centre and Songfest presents Sam Lee and Friends Sam Lee, folk singer, promoter and animateur released his debut album “Ground Of Its Own’ in June 2012. The recording is a musical manifesto, reflecting the artistic journey Sam has…...

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Jonathan English – A Night of American Song

Saturday 25 May Born in Syracuse, New York, Jonathan English entered the Eastman School of Music to study voice. His primary teacher was John Maloy, and additional teachers were Jan DeGaetani, Helen Boatwright, Seth McCoy, and Thomas Paul. While at Eastman he sang early music with lutanist Paul Odette and…...

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A Sense Of Memory – On The Camel’s Hump

Thursday May 2 In May 2012 An Grianán Started the Sense of Memory Project. Their facilitators set out to travel along the routes of the railways of Donegal, Derry and Tyrone, working with groups of older people who lived and worked beside the tracks that stretched across the North West.…...

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The Lifford Players

Monday May 20 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR ALICE! By Bernard Farrell Now in their 51st year, The Lifford Players take a touching and at times hilarious look at ageing. The story centres around Alice as she celebrates her 70th birthday. In flashbacks, she recalls former birthdays as her children try to…...

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Nostalgia: Sparkplug Troubles

Thursday May 30 Sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do: even if it means getting in touch with his inner cowboy, not easy for a bluesman like Sparkplug Callaghan. Nostalgia: Sparkplug Troubles is Little John Nee’s follow up to Sparkplug which won the Irish Times Theatre Award…...

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Karan Casey and John Doyle

Friday May 17 Two traditional music superstars, former Solas band-mates Karan Casey and John Doyle perform together as a duo. Karan Casey has long been one of the most innovative provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music. Her career has spanned twenty years from the early days…...

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Máirtín Ó Connor Zoe Conway and Dónal Lunny

Saturday May 11 Three of Ireland’s finest and most entertaining traditional musicians join forces for this not to be missed Music Network national tour. The brilliant young fiddle player Zoe Conway performs together with the relative veterans Máirtín Ó Connor on accordion and Dónal Lunny on guitar and bouzouki. Zoe…...

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Fergus Cleary Island Stories

Wednesday May 8 Donegal’s top raconteur trains his humorous and perceptive eye on Island Life. “My mother was born on the islands – Coney Island off Rosses Point in Sligo – and as a boy I was a regular annual visitor every summer. “ So begins Fergus Clearys life long…...

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Kinky Friedman

Friday April 26 The indescribable and controversial Kinky Friedman returns to Donegal for a solo performance at the Regional Cultural Centre Letterknny on Friday April 26th. The satitical Texan has performed famously at McGrory’s of Culdaff in the past but this is his first visit to Letterkenny. He formed his…...

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