Regional Cultural Centre in association with Sizable Bear Promotions presents

NOTIONS – Transmissions from the Edge

A day celebrating strange and beautiful sounds, stories and music from the northern reaches of Ireland and further afield. Saturday 9th July.


Little John Nee

RCC Gallery
Saturday 9th July, 3pm
Admission €10

Little John Nee is an Aosdana member, published poet and playwright, singer and recording artist, former street performer, punk and native child of the Oldtown, Letterkenny and Glasgow. His style of storytelling theatre with music has won him international recognition and his play “Sparkplug” won an Irish Times Theatre Award for his sound design while the RTE radio version won a  Prize at the Prix Italia 2013.

He has recently published a book of Haiku “The Apocalypse came on a Friday” and previously his “A Donegal Trilogy” was published by An Grianan Theatre. He has released an album of songs from his theatre shows recorded with The Caledonia Highly strung Orchestra. “Songs from the Lough Swilly Delta”

Little John Nee is widely regarded as one of Irelands leading solo theatre performers, his songs have been praised by John Prine and his theatre shows have received critical acclaim internationally.

“There are parts of Ireland that are less explored than the moon that’s where I go to get my songs”

Little John Nee performs in the intimate setting of the RCC’s Gallery 1, within Philip Moss’ Unseen exhibition.

Ticket Link:  CLICK HERE



The Music Tapes
Led by Julian Koster, creator of Night Vale’s Orbiting Human Circus & member of Neutral Milk Hotel.
Support from Buí and Orri & Fionn

Presented by Sizeable Bear Promotions

Saturday 9th July, 8pm
Regional Cultural Centre
Admission €15

After decades of beloved otherworldly live shows, music, storytelling, magic, and games, Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel) and Music Tapes co-founder Robbie Cucchiaro come to Ireland for their first in-person appearances of any kind in over 2 years, in these special duo-shows— featuring material drawing from their entire musical catalogue, and cult favourite musical the Orbiting Human Circus, a fiction narrative podcast presented by Nightvale, created by Koster and produced by NPR/WNYC.

This special evening with the Music Tapes promises to be surprising, hypnotic, and as always, to entertain unlike anything else.

Support from:

Buí is a collaborative project centred around the music of singer-songwriter Josh Healy. Since the release of their debut album in November 2017, Buí has toured regularly around Ireland and the UK. The band recently released their debut EP ‘Talking to the Walls’, which was recorded to tape by acclaimed recording engineer and producer Julie McLarnon.

Orri & Fionn is a new, yet-to-be-named, recording project featuring composer ORRI and Fionn Robinson of Aul Boy.

This is a BYOB event with cabaret-style seating. Tickets are limited to 100.

Ticket Link:  CLICK HERE



People That Listen to the Sky 
Live visuals by Conor McCarron

Saturday 9th July, 10.30pm
The Cottage Bar, Letterkenny
Free Admission

People That Listen to the Sky are usually a two-piece from Ireland / New Zealand based in Donegal / Derry but can grow with additional members on visuals, bass & theremin and sound FOH. The experimental noise is always improvised, unplanned & never the same.

Vincent is a sound and lens-based artist from Derry.




The RCC is kindly supported by Donegal County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland.