May 1st – 31st 2019
Bealtaine is an annual festival which celebrates and promotes creativity in older age during the month of May and is one of the highlights of the Cultural Services calendar.
Bealtaine 2019 in County Donegal is part of a country wide celebration of creativity in older age. Throughout Bealtaine, Cultural Services works to bring a wide range of cultural and art events to our older generation in venues throughout Donegal.
For more information about Bealtaine events in libraries, and Taobh Tíre centres, theatres, arts and community venues and in The Regional Cultural Centre contact your local library where you can collect a programme or download one Here
Distorted Perspectives Present:
& Shammen Delly
Friday 3rd May
Doors 10pm – late (€8)
From the Washington DC punk scene Sneaks has both the punk spirit and a pop & hip-hop sensibilities. Flashes of Robyn, Nirvana, M.I.A., Lil Mama, and Aaliyah.
Secret State (U.K.)
Armed with a Juno-60, TR-808, a head full of paranoid conspiracy theories and youtube facts, Secret State are producing bursts of skewed 313 energy from a parallel dimension.
Shammen Delly (Ireland)
Ambient Live Electronica and Surreal Soundscapes from the Buncrana native Aengus Friel.
Film Screening with Live Soundtrack
Saturday 4th May
Tod Browning’s silent horror film with a new, psychometrically recalibrated musical score performed live by THE KITSCH GEHENNA.
Jason Lytle (Grandaddy)
Sunday 12th May
8pm (€15 / €12)
Lead signer and songwriter with American indie rock band Grandaddy. Created a technological dystopian classic with 2000’s The Sophtware Slump, shared stages with Elliott Smith, and talked shop with David Bowie when he turned up at their shows.
Over the last few years, Malojian has released 4 stunning solo albums, along the way collaborating with some musical legends, including Steve Albini, who earned his chops producing Nirvana, The Pixies etc. Malojian’s latest album features Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms For Peace, Roger Waters) and Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub).
Booking for all concerts An Grianán Theatre 00353 7491 20777 or www.regionalculturalcentre.com
Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend
The Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend, brought to you in partnership with the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, returns with some of the finest national and international guests from 10th to 14th July. We reveal some of the first acts appearing below.
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Friday 12th July, 8pm
Lankum is the type of band you never knew you where searching for. A Dublin-based group of individuals united by a gang mentality, Lankum’s close vocal harmonies, instrumental interplay and dramatic storytelling pins you to the seat and revives the spirit. The group shows that folk music can be angry, progressive and is still a vital force today.
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Saturday 13th July, 8pm
Moonlight Benjamin creates a powerful and original fusion between Caribbean voodoo and 70’s US blues rock. Between her powerful and rebellious voice and the tension of saturated guitars, her music delivers voodoo trance in a new and explosive style!
Joan As Police Woman
An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Sunday 14th July, 8pm
Joan Wasser is an American musician, singer-songwriter and producer. She began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders and played with Black Beetle, Antony and the Johnsons, and Those Bastard Souls. Since 2004 she has released her solo material as Joan As Police Woman and on May 24 is set to release her new new triple album compilation, ‘JOANTHOLOGY’.
Wainfest is an annual week-long, countywide arts and book festival dedicated to children.