Earagail Arts Festival kicks off in Donegal

Earagail Arts Festival

With the National Lottery celebrating its 30th birthday this year, not far behind us is a unique festival which is in its 29th year and is kicking off in Donegal this week – the Earagail Arts Festival.

This is a 20 day event, running from 4th -23 rd July 2017, is one of Ireland’s largest multi-disciplinary arts festival hosting home-grown and international music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts every July all along the Wild Atlantic Way in picturesque Co Donegal.

Speaking ahead of this action-packed programme, Paul Brown, Festival Director of the Earagail Arts Festival said:

“The funding we receive from the National Lottery is vital as it allows us to expand the platform for emerging artists, creating new commissions as part of the festival and co-hosting productions such as An Grianan Youth Theatre’s production of Blackadder Goes Forth.”

“What is special about the Earagail Arts Festival is that we cater for all audiences across Donegal, from places such as Letterkenny to smaller locations such as Arranmore Island, off the Donegal coast. This really is a festival for everyone so I am looking forward to seeing what the next three weeks bring”, he continued.

Other acts or shows Paul recommends that you must see at the festival include Inishowen by the award-winning Ponydance, and legendary afrobeat musician Femi Kuti & The Positive Force.

The Earagail Arts Festival is funded by the National Lottery Good Causes fund through Arts Small Capital Grants Scheme from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. To see the full programme for the Earagail Arts Festival visit www.eaf.ie


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