Still lots in store at Earagail Arts

The first two weeks saw unbelievable musical acts such as Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three and Orchestre de Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou sell out shows, while people danced away at the Grill in Letterkenny to Ska legends The Selecter.

Known for its unique collaboration commissions, Earagail Arts found yet another winning formula in bringing together Donegal fiddle players with a Senegalese kora player.

Solo Cissokho revealed after his collaboration with trad trio Fidíl that he had been around the world doing collaborations, ‘but this one really worked and was meant to be’.


On the theatre front it was also a huge success with shows like Joe Brennan’s Star Boy and Little John Nee’s The Mother’s Arms selling out.

And the ‘drama’ continues at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny continues tonight (Friday) with a performance by the award-winning Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair.

Hailing from the same beautiful part of West Donegal, singer Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride will bring you seán nós with a very different twist.

At the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, on Sunday night Doimnic will be joined by Scottish Highlands singer Griogair Labhruidh and is being backed by fiddle player Theresa Kavanagh, Lewis Smith on clarinet and Seán Mac an tSionnaigh on double bass.

On the Saturday night at An Grianán Theatre, four leading ladies of Irish music, Moya Brennan, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Triona and Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, better known as T With The Maggies will take to the stage with special guest, Cape Breton singer Mary Jane Lammond.

Also on Saturday you could also go and see some very talented Donegal artists in the locally produced and written play The Crowning Guest at the Regional Cultural Centre.

There is so much more on this weekend and you can find it all on but when the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble takes to the stage at The Grill, Letterkenny on Sunday, it will surely bring another fantastic Earagail Arts Festival to a close with an unforgettable night.


For more coverage see tomorrow’s Donegal News on Friday


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