WHAT'S ON

Enjoy a very varied range of events on in Donegal over Easter

Daithi Ramsay

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This Saturday 7th April Deni Bonet a New York City-based pop/rock singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist takes to the stage in the Balor Arts Centre.

LINDA LAFFERTY EXHIBITION

There is a colourful and interesting exhibition of pictures by Linda Lafferty to take place at An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny this month.
Linda is a Donegal-based artist who has taken the practical art of knitting to new levels.
Her untethered imagination and her flair for knitting has allowed her to express this through a rich and unique art.
She uses her needles as a painter would use a brush. The texture of the blended palette whispers sweet memories of the Donegal coast, hills or a wild summer garden.
Her new collection 'Cast on the Colour' includes works inspired by Donegal, the weather and the unmistakable light of Tír Chonaill.

PAN CELTIC FESTIVAL
An interesting Festival is taking place this Easter in Letterkenny.
It proudly celebrates our Celtic cultures, traditions and languages with Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Brittany and Ireland being represented at the festival.
There will be a week long programme of activities the highlight of which is the Pan Celtic National Song Contest 2018 with has a top prize of €1000 which will take place in an Grianán Theatre on Thursday 5th April at 7.30pm.
The festival is one that attracts people from across the Celtic regions to our region and it is one that everyone can enjoy.
For a full programme and further details of events see www.panceltic.ie


THE GOOD FATHER
The great drama season at An Grianan Theatre continues on Saturday 7th April with The good Father. Winner of the Stewart Parker Award, this heartfelt, moving drama charts their journey of love, loss, and redemption.
Writer Christian O’Reilly, 2017 Pavilion Bursary Award Winner, also wrote the film Sanctuary.
Bookings on 074 91 20777 and angrianan.com.


THE GHOSTLIGHT SESSIONS
This Wednesday 4 April The Ghostlight Sessions are back in the Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey with Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir, D-Day, Those Ghosts and Blackbird & Crow.

DENI BONET
This Saturday 7th April Deni Bonet a New York City-based pop/rock singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist takes to the stage in the Balor Arts Centre.
She began her career as a featured performer on the National Public Radio show, Mountain Stage before leaving to pursue a solo career.
Proving there’s more to the violin than concertos and hoedowns she has recorded and performed with luminaries such as Cyndi Lauper, REM, Indigo Girls, Warren Zevon and Ireland’s own Mundy.

THE LETTERKENNY RABBLE
As part of the Pan Celtic Festival, Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter will re-enact the Letterkenny Hiring Fair on Saturday, 7th April at 12 noon in the yard behind No. 1 and No. 3 Church Lane.
This bilingual play has been adapted from Evelyn Cullen short piece “It’s a long road to the Laggan”.
It will tell the sad story of a father and son who walk from in West Donegal spending the night in the Church Lane before being hired out the following day at the ‘Letterkenny Rabble’.
The play marks an important part in the history of this region, a time which is remembered often by those who remember and recount the sad tales told to them by those who have gone before them.
Directed and lengthened by Joe Dowling with narration provided by Donnan Harvey.
The cast of the play is Sean Purser, Mark Lowry Connolly, Daniel Gibbons, Zach Wasson and Tom Lindsay with music from both Elisabeth Goell and Freddie McGettigan.
Thanks to Michael Marrinan Senior and Aodhan Cullen for their translations.