April 28 – 30th April 2017
The fourth annual experimental music festival, presented by the RCC in partnership with Earagail Arts Festival, will be held over the May Bank Holiday Weekend 2017.
The three editions held to date have been very successful and the event has started to developed a niche Irish psyche music market attracting audiences from Dublin, Belfast and Derry. Headlines for the inaugural event in 2014 included Damo Suzuki, former frontman of German Krautrock group Can, and all female Japanese post-punk noise trio the ZZZ’s. In May 2015 German electronica pioneer Ulrich Schnauss and San Francisco space rock voyagers Moon Duo topped the bill. Distorted Perspectives provides an opportunity to capatilise on the potential of the RCC auditorium as an excellent black box standing music venue, to programme different genres of music from the regular seated concert series and to offer something different for and to attract a younger audience and to attract an audience from outside the county.
May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age. Once again The Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny will Coordinate Bealtaine Events for the Donegal region.
Each year, we invite local authorities, arts centres, libraries, Active Retirement groups, care settings, community groups, clubs and associations from every part of the county to run Bealtaine events that celebrate creativity as we age.
The Bealtaine festival was established in Ireland in 1996.
An estimated 120,000 people now take part in the Bealtaine festival, making it one of Ireland’s biggest arts festivals. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists. It is a chance for people to make new and challenging work, a chance to communicate traditions between the generations. It is a chance for the novice to discover a talent until then unseen and a chance for a long-dormant skill to find a new outlet.
Bealtaine is an Age & Opportunity initiative part-funded by the Arts Council and delivered by hundreds of organisations around the country. If you have an event that you would like included in this year’s Bealtaine Programme or if you would like help in organising an event, please contact us here at the RCC on 074 9129186 or Email:email@example.com
Folk & Roots Festival
The Best in Folk and Roots music from around the world, as part of the Earagail Arts Festival 2017.
The Regional Cultural Centre had a very successful programme with six great concerts, two film screenings and a talk as part of the inaugural Donegal Folk & Roots Weekend organised by the Earagail Arts Festival in partnership with the RCC in July 2015, which attracted enthusiastic capacity Irish and international audiences. The second annual weekend in July 2016 included notable international collaborations of local artists with international names in folk, traditional, world and indigenous music over 5 days in venues across Letterkenny. It will build on the RCC’s and EAF’s considerable track record in promoting English folk music and build on their valuable relationship with the English folk music sector.
Letterkenny Trad Fest
January 12th – 20th, 2018
A Feast of Folk and Traditional Music from Ireland, Scotland and the U.K
Donegal County Council’s Cultural Services Wainfest,, our annual arts and book festival for children runs every October, and offers the very best in performance for children aged 4-12 years.