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Finishing on a high note with Little John Nee

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Earagail Arts Festival’s 2020 programme of Srutháin (Small Streams) finished on a real high note last weekend.

Following a week of pop-up performances in various towns and villages around the county, Little John Nee closed the festival to a sold out audience in what was our only ticketed event of this year, in the beautiful grounds of Rathmullan House on Sunday night, 26th July.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our 2020 partners Highland Radio who came on board this year to co-broadcast a number of Srutháin highlights on air, including the new play by Little John Nee, The Jumpin Inn, co-commissioned by An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny and The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton. In the meantime, we also look forward to premiering a new film documenting Little John Nee’s The Tilt of The Sky Tour and final performance at Rathmullan House in the very near future.

Here is a closing message from CEO & Artistic Director, Paul Brown, on behalf of the festival board and staff.

“This has been a challenging year for all of us and not least for those working in frontline services, in health, in education and the service industry, we are truly indebted to you.

To redesign and present this year’s festival has been a challenge and a steep but enriching learning curve, but everyone involved has worked incredibly hard to do so. So we want to say thank you to so many people for helping to make this very unique 2020 festival,

to all the funders, sponsors and the board of directors for such immediate and vital support

to all the artists, sound engineers, cinematographers, and production crews for their ingenuity, enthusiasm and determination in making such diverse and high quality works

to our arts partners, accommodation and media partners and the various support agencies and staff for facilitating the making of so many new pieces of work

to the festival staff, for their hard work, patience and generosity beyond the call of duty

and to all arts workers and volunteers within the arts and cultural sectors who make the Irish creative identity so respected globally

Lastly but not least I want to thank the audiences from around the world for being here and there (online), without you we simply would not exist.”

We have plenty more new projects we are working on for 2020, if you sign up to our newsletter below, we’ll keep you posted on developments including our international collaborative music commission Earagail to Everest!

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

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