In the Shadows of Steam’ is a stunning new collaboration between 4 acclaimed artists, producers and composers from around the UK and Ireland: Erland Cooper, Hannah Peel, Michael Keeney and Tommy McLaughlin. Tracing the lost lines of the railways of Donegal and Northern Ireland, still etched and hidden beneath Irish soil, this specially commissioned work draws on the wonder and memories of a time only now visible by a track through the hills and country.
Earagail Arts Festival is delighted to welcome Radici Popolari, the firstfolk artists-in-residence as part of the Donegal Folk & Roots Weekend. From the 14th to the 17th July this band of Italian folk troubadours will be travelling through the North West bringing their own distinctive, regional style of Italian folk music to indoor andoutdoor locations across Donegal and Derry. Hailing from the Valle di Comino located between Lazio and Campania, the music of Radici Popolari (Popular Roots)…
Over seven years The Lost Brothers have proven themselves to be one of the finest and hardest working bands around. In their music the influences of songsmiths such as Van Morrison and Paul McCartney can be heard. However it's from The Lost Brothers' commitment to writing timeless crafted songs that comes something completely unique with well hewn melodies and compelling lyrics that bring you down unexpected roads. eaf.ie
Acclaimed traditional composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Manus Lunny presents a gala premiere to close the Donegal Folk & Roots weekend with a specially commissioned concert dedicated to the inspirational legacy of acclaimed dramatist and playwright Brian Friel. eaf.ie
'In 2003, at just 10 years of age, Naba Alfayadh (above) arrived in Australia with her family as a refugee, overwhelmed and scared. Today, 14 years on, Naba is juggling a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery at Monash University with her work at Happy Brain Education, a not-for-profit organisation she co-founded.' - Ruby Connection Refugee says education in Australia changed her life:
Want to find out how to save the country €64 billion? Of course you do! A sell-out success at last years Kilkenomics Festival, Solutionism is Paddy Cullivan’s pointedly hilarious take on the state of Ireland and the world. As we ‘Turn The Corner’ and the great ‘isms’ of the world gear up once again to work their repeatedly failed magic on our lives, Paddy offers a third way – ‘Solutionsim’.
With a €1000 in prize money up for grabs, entertainers from across Ireland will fill the streets of Letterkenny on Saturday 16th July for the 2nd annual Letterkenny Busking Festival. Aside from the highly coveted winners prize, judges will be looking to award the best entertainers with a variety of spot prizes throughout the day. To register and apply or find out more visit the facebook page www.facebook.com/letterkennybuskingfestival/