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Earagail Arts Festival 9th -24th July Donegal

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Discover Donegal & Earagail Arts Festival 9th -24th July 

Earagail Arts Festival Programme

The launch of the 23rd Earagail Arts Festival was a great success and all had an enjoyable day. Don’t worry just in case you missed the launch, the full programme is available online at with day-by-day detailed information on all events. Also, if you would like a copy of the programme for Friends or Family please contact the office on +353 (0)74 9168800 or send an email to Over the next week the brochures will be available in shops, cafes and various outlets across Donegal, Sligo, Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Belfast and Dublin. 

Booking Events – Box Office If you would like to book any of the events featured in our programme please contact the box office on +353 (0)74 9120777 or online at

Some of the highlights of the Festival 2011 Orchestre Poly Rhytmo de Cotonou Sunday 10th July – 8pm - An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny Orchestre Poly Rhytmo are national institutions in Berin, West Africa and superstars of African music. Their music is a fusion of traditional highlife, Afrobeat, soul, funk and the indigenous styles and voodoo-led traditions of their homeland. For more information:

T with the Maggies With Special Guests: John Prine & Mary Jane Lammond 
Saturday 23rd July – 8pm - An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny Four ladies from Dongeal who each bring their choice of songs but mould them into the group with a unique soundscape of voice, piano, fiddle and harp. For more information: 

The Selecter Saturday 
16th July - 10pm - The Grill, Letterkenny After 30 years, Neol Davies a.k.a The Selecter, sole writer of the hit songs On My Radio, Too Much Pressure, Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and Celebrate The Bullet, has returned to the big stage with a sharp and powerful ten piece band featuring players of real distinction, including the amazingly charismatic new lead singer, John Gibbons, bringing the 2Tone style and passion into the 21st century where it continues to resonate. DJ support from PK & Marty Clampett. For more information: 

EAF Carnival Parade Saturday 
9th July – 9:30pm – Main Street, Letterkenny As the carnival takes to the streets of Letterkenny for the opening of the 23rd Earagail Arts Festival, you and all the family will be guaranteed a fun filled evening with illuminated props, live music and stunning performance presented by arts and community groups across the North West led by Inishowen Carnival Group. For more information:

 SeaFest ~ 1st - 3rd July 2011 Come the first weekend of July, the sheltered waters of Donegal’s Lough Swilly will spring to life with sails big and small, with the slap of oars and paddles. The shoreline and golden sands of its beaches will play natural backdrop to games and competitions, to families and friends celebrating in the unique surroundings of our coastal environment. No celebration would be complete without plenty of our coastal food culture: fresh fish and shellfish from our local waters; lamb, beef and pork from our local fields – all of it turned into simply exceptional regional cuisine by our talented local chefs. EVENTS INCLUDE: On the water: sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, swimming competitions, boat excursions, powerboat treasure hunt and many more. On the Shore: the landlubber’s cup vintage fairground & beach games, beach walk, pirate walkabout street circus, try-a-dive with sheephaven sub aqua club, sea urchins workshops, sunset chorus colmchille gospel choir, seaside storytelling and many more. At the table: No celebration would be complete without plenty of coastal food culture. So expect plenty of fresh foods and 100% Donegal on the table. Fish and shellfish from local waters; lamb, beef and pork from local fields – all of it turned into simply exceptional regional cuisine by the talented local chefs. So why not go and enjoy the SeaFest 2011 — on the water, on shore, and at the table. For more information see

Support the Festival by Becoming a Festival Friend/Patron
 Become a friend of the Festival to avail of special offers including free tickets and discounts to events! It’s your festival and we need your support! Single €25 -- Couples €50 -- Friends & Family €95 

Volunteer at EAF 2011 Every year, 
the Earagail Arts Festival depends upon a network of volunteers who donate their time and play a vital part in making the festival a success.If you would like support the festival by becoming a volunteer please contact Maeve on EU Direct Centre The Donegal Direct Centre, located in Lower Main St., Letterkenny, operates a wide range of services including: • Supply information on the European Union free of charge. • Carry a stock of publications and brochures from EU institutions. • Allow access to computers to search for EU material • Provide a freephone link to the Europe Direct Helpdesk • Organise talks, exhibitions and competitions For more information - Email: or Tel: +353 (0)74 9124950.

Ardara Bluegrass Festival 
15th - 17th July 2011 Line up for Saturday night concert in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel Woodbine Bending the Strings Sarah McCormack Band with Matt McGranaghen The Earagail Arts Festival wishes the Ardara Bluegrass Festival all the best for this years festival! 

National Campaign for The Arts As support for the festival and other hugely successful cultural events such as Culture Night and the Donegal Bay & Bluestacks Festival demonstrates, arts and culture are hugely important to the people of Donegal from all walks of life. Regsiter your support for the National Campiagn for The Arts at or contact your local elected representatives.

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