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Earagail Arts Festival June 21st – July 21st, 2013 / /

The annual bilingual Earagail Arts Festival is celebrating is 25th year of artistic programming in Co. Donegal. The festival is renowned for hosting the very best of music, theatre, visual arts and literature and this year will be no different. Paul Brown, Festival Director with the Earagail Arts Festival commented…“We’re really looking forward to this year’s festival, shows like Clannad & Altan and Josh Ritter which reflect the local and international flavour of the festival and which we announced at the end of last year are selling really well already, so we’re well under way in making this a real birthday party”.

This year has more new shows and commissions than any other year and the organisers are delighted at securing the Edinburgh Fringe hit show The Animals & the Children Took to the Streets by 1927.

They will also showcase some of the best names in world, folk and traditional music like Mercury Music Prize nominee Sam Lee and Mokoomba from Zimbabwe as part of the Global Voices music programme as well as the finale of the Songfest project.

The festival also has a wide variety of children’s and family events. The hugely successful Global Village Gathering on the July 20th and 21st is a free event, with a wealth of activities for the whole family including craft fair, local foods, vintage games, comedy, circus and music.

The full programme for the festival will be available online and in print format from early May. For more information and to sign up to the mailing list visit
The Earagail Arts Festival is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Donegal County Council and presented in association with Fáilte Ireland.

For more information on the Earagail Arts Festival 25th anniversary programme, the Donegal Gathering and the national year of The Gathering visit  /  /
For further information contact: Ashling Vieira, Associate Producer, Tel. +353 (0) 74 9168800, or email:

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