Earagail Arts Festival set to return with a bang

Earagail Arts Festival officially launched its 2022 programme of events at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, on Saturday. Donegal’s premier summer event will make a welcome return to its full programme along the Wild Atlantic Way from July 9 to July 24. The line-up and brochure were officially launched by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr […]

Earagail Arts Festival planning for 2022 and beyond

THE 2021 Earagail Arts Festival hybrid programme of live, digital and virtual experiences was one of the most important ever delivered in its 33-year history according to Artistic director, Paul Brown. This year’s festival, which featured works by international and local artists, played to full houses and reached into all parts of Donegal over the […]

‘The whole uncertainty is the hardest thing to take’

TANYA McCole says that nothing compares to a live audience. During the past 18 months of limited contact, the Ardara singer and her colleagues have had to find other ways to connect with listeners while the usual options for live performances have been suspended. Later this month, Tanya will perform live at Rathmullan House as […]

‘We were grounded but it’s time to fly again’

A DONEGAL aerial dancer has been flying high since coming through the London School of Contemporary Dance. Chantal McCormick, from Ballybofey, is the founder of Fidget Feet, an aerial circus performance company. For the past decade, Chantal and her team have been coming to Donegal each summer with their Irish Aerial Dance Festival. From Today, […]

Jazz twins involve local children in lockdown project

AFTER the coronavirus sent the whole country into lockdown earlier this year, a set of identical twins responded the way they always had. Jazz musicians, Michéal and Conor Murray picked up their instruments and started performing duets from the comfort of their living room in Falcarragh. Michéal (saxophone) and Conor (double bass) grew up in […]

Search is on for Ireland’s most talented young drummer

EARAGAIL Arts Festival and David Lyttle have launched a search for the island’s most talented young drummer. David Lyttle is Ireland’s most celebrated jazz musician today and its only MOBO Award-nominated artist. He has collaborated with visionaries from the jazz and hip hop worlds and his latest album Faces was described by Rolling Stone as […]

Donegal architect returns home for Earagail Arts Festiv

With the Earagail Arts Festival just days away, Donegal born and now Danish based artist Eamon O’Kane has been talking about his exhibition ‘Exploring Architecture’ which is set to open in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny on Saturday, his early memories of growing up in the wonderful setting of Cavanacor House and how this has […]


Earagail Arts Festival opens

Donegal’s finest folk export, The Henry Girls will present ‘The Boswell Tea Party’ as part of this year’s Earagail Arts Festival. The Boswell Tea Party takes place on Thursday, 6th July at 8pm on the Village Green, Malin Town. Photo: Simon Alleyne The 29th Earagail Arts Festival opens this Tuesday, with an extended 20-day programme […]

Earagail Arts Festival highlights

Earagail Arts Festival is a 20- day celebration of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus, comedy and dance. Now in its 29th year, the festival runs from Tuesday, 4th – Sunday 23rd July and is one of the flagship Donegal events along the Wild Atlantic Way. This year’s programme has something for everyone, from […]

Concerts and exhibitions for 10th anniversary of RCC

The Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny, that first opened its doors to the public in 2007, is celebrating its 10th birthday in July. The award-winning centre is presenting a programme of free exhibitions on the theme of art & architecture and a series of international music concerts, as part of the 29th annual Earagail Arts Festival, […]