Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend

12th – 15th July 2018


The Best in Folk and Roots music from around the world, as part of the Earagail Arts Festival 2018.

Thursday 12th July, 8pm
Ceolchoirm le Ceol na Coille
A feast of traditional Irish music featuring Jarlath Henderson, Hamish Napier, Bríd Harper, Tony O’Connell and Deirdre Scanlon.

Friday 13th July, 8pm
Ulaid & Duke Special
Contemporary song writing and traditional music meet in this collaboration between folk super group, Ulaid, and singer-songwriter extraordinaire, Duke Special.

Saturday 14th July, 1pm
The California Feetwarmers
A throwback to New Orleans, circa 1920, The Feetwarmers return to dust down old classics from The Blue Ridge Playboys, Scott Joplin, The Memphis Jugband and Emile Grimshaw’s Rag Pickers.

Saturday 14th July, 8pm
Songhoy Blues
Songhoy Blues from Mali – Aliou Touré, Garba Touré and Oumar Touré, have cultivated their own legendary status as contemporary ambassadors of West African music.

Sunday 15th July, 2pm
Mná na bhFidleacha – The Donegal Female Fiddlers
13 of the finest female fiddlers together for the first time.

Sunday 15th July, 8pm
KGB: Paddy Keenan (Bothy Band), Frankie Gavin (De Danann), Dermot Byrne (Altan)
Three musicians synonymous with Irish music, both in their own individual right and as members of some of this country’s most famous traditional bands.

Booking for all concerts An Grianán Theatre
00353 7491 20777 or /


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



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.


Wainfest October 2018                                                        

Wainfest is an annual week-long, countywide arts and book festival dedicated to children.