Cultural Celebrations: Belfast and Letterkenny, Friday 8 May
Life on the periphery of Europe has its advantages and disadvantages — the former far outweighing the latter for the majority of people who are proud to call Donegal home. Arts, culture and tradition are moulded by our location. This evening we’re happy to support two celebrations of cultural activity that are rooted in the same soil as Kinnegar.
The New Donegal Tradition | Sunflower Pub | Belfast
An evening of established and emerging artists from Donegal featuring Martin McGinley, Ted Ponsonby, Declan McClafferty, Sarah E Cullen & Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde.
Distinctive and fiercely autonomous, the Donegal Tradition has boasted some of the finest fiddle players in Irish traditional music. Yet in recent years the county has witnessed the explosion of a new musical vernacular from the roots of Donegal’s rich cultural seam.
Alongside a rising artisan movement in local cuisine (including Kinnegar Brewing!), The New Donegal Tradition presents a spoken word and musical celebration of established and emerging artists from both the traditional and contemporary folk scene of Ireland’s northernmost county.
Remote Photo Festival | RCC, Letterkenny & Various Venues
A new international photography festival, dedicated to photographers creating work in a remote or rural context. Events are free and run in the RCC, An Grianán, the County Museum and other satellite locations. See the full programme on the festival website: remotephotofestival.com
This evening enjoy:
Donovan Wylie – Talk and Q&A – 7pm Regional Cultural Centre
Remote Group Show – Opening – 9pm Regional Cultural Centre
Exhibition of work by Alex Boyd, Yvette Monahan, Shane Lynam, Linda Brownlee, Simon Burch, Kenneth O’Halloran, Robert Ellis