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Earagail Arts Festival

The Earagail Arts Festival is set to commence  on the 4th July – 23rd July 2017, it is to include a rare residency by the world renowned Henry Girls.  Starting on the 4th July the Festival will kick start with the Henry Girls which will be hosting five days of songwriting workshops, cultural and culinary tours and traditional pub sessions. There will be a special opening concert for the EAF by the Scandinavian folk Sensations Dreamers’ Circus. The Henry Girls will perform in two concerts which will include their own tribute to New Orleans trio the Boswell Sisters.

On this year’s Earagail Arts Festival, a series of events will include the punk music movement, specially commissioned dance, theatre, visual arts, and circus. There will also be the continuation of the Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend and the Wild Atlantic way.

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Earagail Arts Festival has also announced the first confirmed acts and released early bird tickets with a tiered pricing structure. From April 1st – 31st May tickets for the following shows are priced at €12 and from 1st June, tickets will cost €15. 

Earagail Arts Festival declared and confirmed some of their acts and released early bird tickets with a pricing structure. From April 1st – 31st May tickets for the following shows are priced at €12 and from 1st June, tickets will cost €15

Dreamers’ Circus
8pm 
Wednesday 5th July 2017
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny

This Scandinavian and Danish Folk Award winning act will play the opening concert of the 29th year of the Earagail Arts Festival at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, on Wednesday 5th July.

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko
8pm
Saturday 15th July 2017
The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
One of the most authentically inspiring global collaborations, where Persia and West Africa intersect – Irans’ Constantinople & Senegal’s Ablaye Cissoko will be performing as part of the Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend in Letterkenny.

Derek Gripper plus Simon McCafferty
1pm
Sunday 16th July 2017
The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
This performance sees a 21-string kora composition from Mali finding expression on a six-string classical guitar, a feat which the legendary John Williams said he thought was “absolutely impossible until I heard Derek Gripper do it.” Derek Gripper will be performing at the Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend in Letterkenny.

The festival programme list will be released in a few months,  but a full itinerary and advance booking for ‘Home with The Henry Girls’, Dreamers Circus, Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko, and Derek Gripper’s concert are now available online at www.eaf.ie or through the box office at An Grianán Theatre, tel: +353 (0) 74 9120777

Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.

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