Earagail Arts Festival has lots of Good News…

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Earagail Arts Festival is excited to bring you a closing message for 2020 with lots of good news in-store.

Firstly, the festival is delighted to announce its 2021 dates, 4th to 25th July, and we look forward to welcoming you in person next year, thanks to the ongoing support of our funders, Donegal County Council, Arts Council Ireland and Wild Atlantic Way, Údarás na Gaeltachta and Foras na Gaeilge, so make sure to mark the dates in your diaries!

John Grant

Earagail Arts Festival, in association with Paradigm, is delighted to have secured a new date for John Grant’s show at An Grianán Theatre. The renowned performer will be taking to the Letterkenny stage on Opening Night, Sunday, 4th July, 2021. Read More…

Call out for New Curators

Do you have a burning desire to create an arts event? We are creating a new opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in arts management, programming or event production via a mentored programme of learning for emerging young curators, aged 16 to 25. As one of the new curators you will receive mentorship from an experienced international curator, working with the festival director to input into the festival programming in years to come. Read More…

Ongoing Artistic Projects

This year has been an incredibly difficult year for so many people including those working in the arts and entertainment sectors, but with the support of the festival funders we have been able to continue to support the work of artists across Donegal, Ireland and further afield.

Artists such as Luxe and Tumblecircus are working on major new outdoor spectacle and circus pieces for presentation in 202, there will be a new collaborative commission by In Their Thousands and a new ‘remote working’ international music collaboration – Earagail to Everest – by Donegal musicians Fionn Robinson and Peadar Coll (of Aul Boy), Keith Mannion (Slow Place Like Home) and the Katmandu-based Nepalese trio Kanta Dab Dab.

Updates and diary videos on the progress of these ongoing artistic projects will be released in the coming weeks and months, follow the updates on our website or join our newsletter mailing list to receive the latest news.

World Expo, Dubai

We also look forward to continue showcasing Donegal to the world through three Earagail Arts Festival projects commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs to represent Ireland at the World Expo, Dubai, now rescheduled to 2021.

Thank You & Video Exclusive

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest thanks to all our supporters in Donegal and around the globe for your support in 2020. We hope you enjoyed our fantastic line-up of Srutháin (Small Streams) in July, which you can still watch online.

We are optimistically planning for a return to live experiences in 2021, with the safety of everyone very much at the forefront of our minds.

In the meantime, we’d like to share a little exclusive with you, a new film shot by Charlie Joe Doherty around The Tilt of The Sky Tour by Little John Nee in July! Watch the Film

Our annual production partners An Grianán Theatre, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair & The Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey continue to present lots of top class entertainment online, much of which is FREE over the Christmas holidays. Please show your support and tune in!

Earagail Arts Festival is proudly supported by Donegal County Council, Arts Council Ireland and Wild Atlantic Way.

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