Letterkenny Trad Week January 19 – 27
The 4th annual Letterkenny Trad Week takes place from January 19th to 27th 2019. The festival brings some of the world’s finest traditional musicians from Ireland, England, Scotland and the United States to Donegal to perform in six brilliant concerts, five at the Regional Cultural Centre and the final concert at An Grianán Theatre. The Week kicks off at the RCC on Saturday 19th with four leading Irish and Scottish musicians Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Siobhan Miller, Damien Mullane and Anna Massieas part of a Music Network Irish tour.
The first of two concerts featuring Coirm, the traditional youth ensemble from the Ceol na Coille music school, takes place at the RCC on Tuesday 22nd. They open for two stellar duos, Zoe Conway & John McIntyre, and Seamus McGuire & John Lee. The BBC Folk Award winning Irish singer Daoirí Farrell performs at the RCC on Wednesday 23rd. The blistering Irish Manchester duo of piper Mike McGoldrick and fiddler Dezi Donnelly play the RCC on Thursday 24th. Veteran US bluegrass outfit Special Consensus return to the RCC on Friday 25th.
The Week ends on a high note with Donegal’s globe trotting traditional group Altan at An Grianan Theatre on Sunday 27th. Altan will be joined by Coirm who will perform, the composition specially written for them by Altan’s Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, and the world premiere of a new composition written for them by Altan’s Martin Tourish.
BEALTAINE FESTIVAL FOR OLDER PEOPLE
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 at www.donegallibrary.ie
REMOTE PHOTO FESTIVAL – MAY 2019
Remote Photo is a unique festival dedicated to photographers creating work in a remote or rural context. Based in Donegal, the festival is an invitation to the international photographic community to come together in a unique location, away from the usual distractions of large urban areas, but with its own bedrock of resilient artistic endeavour.
Most photography festivals take place in major cities, but in reality they become a series of fragmented events spread across a sprawling area. Remote Photo resembles a music festival, where people from all walks of life come together to form a unique community of locals and visitors, during the festival’s core weekend.
Donegal Folk & Roots Weekend
Wainfest October 2019
Wainfest is an annual week-long, countywide arts and book festival dedicated to children.