Letterkenny Trad Week January 20th to 27th 2018
The 4th annual Letterkenny Trad Week takes place from January 20th to 27th 2018. The festival brings some of the world’s finest traditional musicians from Ireland, Scotland, Scandinavia and the United States to Donegal to perform in four brilliant concerts, two at An Grianán Theatre and two in the specially created festival venue at Kinnegar Brewery. The Week kicks off with four leading Irish musicians from Arcady, Altan, Dervish and Solas – vocalist Niamh Parsons, fiddler Ciarán Tourish, flautist Liam Kelly and guitar virtuoso John Doyle, at Kinnegar Brewery on Friday20th. The undoubted highlight of the Week is the only Irish performance by the internationally renowned String Sisters at An Grianán Theatre on Saturday 21st. This sensational band features six of the world’s finest female fiddlers – Annbjørg Lien (Norway), Catriona MacDonald (Shetland), Emma Härdelin (Sweden), Liz Carroll (United States), Liz Knowles (United States) and our own Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Ireland). Lau the pioneering contemporary folk trio comprising three of the UK’s finest traditional musicians – Kris Dreever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O Rourke (fiddle) play Kinnegar Brewery on Monday 22nd. The final concert features the brilliant Irish accordion player Sharon Shannon and her band at An Grianán Theatre on Saturday 28th. All concerts start at 8pm and tickets can be booked at An Grianán Theatre on 00353 74 9120777, or online at www.angrianan.com Letterkenny Trad Week is organised by Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny and An Grianán Theatre, in association with Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal County Council Arts Office, Donegal Music Education Partnership, Music Network and Kinnegar Brewery . The media partner is the Donegal News and the accommodation partner is Station House Hotel.
Wainfest is an annual week-long, countywide arts and book festival dedicated to children.
Donegal Folk & Roots Weekend July 2018
The Best in Folk and Roots music from around the world, as part of the Earagail Arts Festival 2018.
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.
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.
If you have an event that you would like included in next 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
The fifth annual experimental music festival, presented by the RCC in partnership with Earagail Arts Festival, will be held over the May Bank Holiday Weekend 2018.