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Earagail Arts Festival Box Office Hours

We are your official box office for the Earagail Arts Festival.

Here are our opening hours for in person or telephone bookings for the duration of the festival. Please note that we may not be able to take your calls in the 30 minutes preceding our shows.

Mon 3: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Tues 4: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Wed 5: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Thur 6 9.30am to 5.30pm. Show: Blackadder Goes Forth 8pm
Fri 7: 9.30am to 8pm. Show: Blackadder Goes Forth 8pm
Sat 8: 10am to 8pm. Show: Blackadder Goes Forth 8pm
Sun 9: CLOSED

Mon 10: 9.30am to 8pm Show: Silent 8pm
Tues 11: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Wed 12: 9.30am to 5.30pm. Show: Kindur 12pm and 3pm
Thur 13: 9.30am to 5.30pm. Show: Kindur 12pm and 3pm
Fri 14: 9.30am to 5.30pm. Show: Kindur 12pm and 3pm
Sat 15: 10 am to 5.30pm
Sun 16: 6pm to 8pm. Show: Atlantic Arc Orchestra 8pm

Mon 17: 9.30am to 5.30pm. Show: The Merman’s Tale 3pm
Tues 18: 9.30am to 8pm. Show: Hope Hunt 8pm
Wed 19: 9.30am to 8pm Show: Green and Blue 8pm
Thur 20: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Fri 21: 9.30am to 8pm. Show: Every Brilliant Thing 8pm
Sat 22: 10am to 8pm. Show: Frank Carson 8pm
Sun 23: CLOSED

You can book online anytime at www.eaf.ie. Pre-booked tickets will be available for collection on the door at the venue the event is taking place in. Alternatively you can collect tickets in advance at our box office during the above opening hours or have them posted to you at a charge of €1.50.

Earagail Arts Festival 4 to 23 July 2017. Three weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard.

This event is part of the Earagail Arts Festival – 4 to 23 July 2017. Three weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard.

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Auditions for Unified the Musical

This summer we will be co-producing a new show with the Earagail Arts Festival called Unified the Musical. Inspired by stories from the factory floor, Unified will be a colourful show with live music, singing and a large cast.

AUDITIONS

Date: Sat 21 May
Venue: Regional Cultural Centre
Times: 11am to 1pm OR 2 to 4pm

Unified the Musical – Performance dates: Thur 21 to Sat 23 July (with an option to extend to Sunday 24)

Rehearsal Schedule: to be finalised but we would envision Saturdays and possibly one weekday evening with a more intensive rehearsal period in the run up to the show.

We are looking for adults, across a range of ages, male and female (must be 16+).

We will be holding workshop style auditions with the show’s director David Grant, music director Fionn Robinson and choreographer Aoife Toner.

Please prepare a song to give us an idea of your voice. Don’t worry if you are not a confident singer as we need chorus singers too.

IMPORTANT: If you would like to audition please call our box office on 074 912 0777 in advance to reserve a place as space is limited.

About Unified the Musical

Before Pramerica, Boston Scientific and Zeus came to Donegal there was Courtaulds-Lirelle which became UNIFI Textured Yarns, Europe Ltd. UNIFI was part of a textile industry that stretched across the North-West. Fruit of the Loom in Buncrana and Derry, Adria and O’Neills in Strabane, the shirt factories and the nylon spinners.

A million, million miles of yarn and thousands of people passed through the doors of these plants. For over thirty years, UNIFI in Letterkenny was the town’s major employer, in a time of rapid social change. Every department was a tribe and every shift had its own personality. Lives were changed, skills learned, friendships formed, partners met, and families reared on the wages.

We are going to take all those personal stories and wrap them up in one big rip-roaring, all-singing extravaganza.

UNIFIED the Musical is written by the creator of Fiesta, Guy Le Jeune; with original music written by Fionn Robinson and choreography devised by Aoife Toner. The production will be directed by An Grianán’s long-term collaborator, David Grant.

David Grant’s previous work with An Grianán includes a touring production of Frank Pig Says Hello, play readings of The Gentle Island and most recently Beneath an Irish Sky, and community theatre productions A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The O’Neill).

 

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The Earagail Arts Festival at An Grianán

Part of the Earagail Arts Festival, 10 to 26 July 2015 - two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard. More at www.eaf.ie. width=

Part of the Earagail Arts Festival, 10 to 26 July 2015 – two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard.

It’s nearly arts festival time again! Have you downloaded the programme yet?

We’re gearing up for a very busy and arts filled July here at An Grianán. We’re the official box office for the Earagail Arts Festival so you can buy tickets for events happening here in An Grianán and right across the county!

Comedy with Neil Delamere

Neil Delamere in a crown

Neil Delamere. Sat 11 July

Our festival events kick off on Sat 11 July with a night of stand up comedy from Neil Delamere who is back with his show The Fresh Prince of Delamere. He sold out last time to this is one to book your tickets in advance for!

Overture: A Magical Italian Bubble Concerto

Full of bubbles and all the way from Italy is the wonderful family show Overture. From odd instruments giant bubbles appear, bouncing bubbles, portable bubbles, bunches of bubbles, so many bubbles! If you are very lucky you might even get to stand inside a giant, people-sized bubble!

Comedy Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!

Dario Fo's political comedy farce Can't Pay Won't Pay. Bread and Roses Theatre Company, An Grianan Theatre, Earagail Arts Festival, July 2015. Theatre. Comedy. Letterkenny.

Dario Fo’s political comedy farce Can’t Pay Won’t Pay. Bread and Roses Theatre Company, An Grianan Theatre, Earagail Arts Festival, July 2015. Theatre. Comedy. Letterkenny.

Next up we have the farcical comedy Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! from newly formed local company Bread and Roses Theatre. Directed by Katheen McCreery, the excellent cast features Valerie Bryce, Margaret Hannon and Eoghan Mac Ghiolla Bhríde from last year’s hugely successful festival play, Fiesta, along with Paul Bonar (The 39 Steps) and Martin McGinley, best known as one of Donegal and Ireland’s finest fiddle players. Written by Dario Fo, the only actor to ever win a Nobel Prize, his plays are as fiercely provocative as they are funny, and as relevant today in Donegal as in Fo’s native Italy.

Little John Nee and the Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra

Perennial favourite Little John Nee has reassembled his Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra to present “Lough Swilly Delta Live”.  In addition to songs from their  debut album “Songs from the Lough Swilly Delta the show will feature their latest new compositions, musical stories, comedy and the drama of being highly strung on the road.A mixture of comic blues and haunted ballads, featuring songs from “The Derry Boat”, “The Mental”, “Dead Rooster Blues”, “Sparkplug” and others all given the “Highly Strung” treatment; the warm earthy guitars of Fionn Robinson, the Ella-mental voice and kaleidoscopic clarinets of Orlaith Gilcreest, the pulsing piano and hair-blowing Hammond of Jeremy Howard as well and Little John’s trademark ukulele and cigar box guitar.

The Dubliners’ Dilemma

Bachelors Walk Productions presents The Dubliners Dilemma based on Dubliners by James Joyce. An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny July 2015. Earagail Arts Festival. Drama.

Bachelors Walk Productions presents The Dubliners Dilemma based on Dubliners by James Joyce. An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny July 2015. Earagail Arts Festival. Drama.

The Dubliners’ Dilemma is an acclaimed one man show that brings the stories and controversies of James Joyce’s remarkable first book “Dubliners” to vivid life. The year is 1914. London publisher Grant Richards has determined to re-read Joyce’s controversial manuscript, eight years after rejecting it over fears it might breach strict British and Irish obscenity laws. Should Richards be the one to risk everything now, second time around, and launch this volatile but brilliant genius on a world about to descend into the madness of war?

Fairytale favourites from Banyan Puppet Theatre

Banyan Theatre present The History of Tom Thumb at An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny Earagail Arts Festival Family Puppets Children July 2015

Banyan Theatre present The History of Tom Thumb at An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny Earagail Arts Festival Family Puppets Children July 2015

We’re delighted to welcome back Banyan Puppet Theatre. Banyan’s beautifully crafted and imaginative shows were one of the talking points of our festival shows last year, delighting young and old alike. This year they are presenting  two new shows: The Elves and the Shoemaker and The History of Tom Thumb. Ideal for younger audiences and their families.

Our pick of the festival! How to Keep an Alien

On the heels of the marriage equality referendum, Rough Magic’s How to Keep an Alien is very topical! The List have named this as one of the must see shows of the upcoming Edinburgh Fringe Festival – but why go  all the way to Scotland when you can come and see it here! ‘How to Keep an Alien’ is a funny and tender autobiographical tale in which Irish Sonya and Australian Kate meet and fall in love, but Kate’s visa is up and she must leave the country.  Together they must find a way to prove to the Department of Immigation that they have the right to live together in Ireland. And it isn’t going to be easy!

Visual Arts: Donegal – Home

Exhibition: Earagail Arts Festival 2015 July

Exhibition: Earagail Arts Festival 2015 July

Our visual arts exhibition this year is ‘Donegal – Home‘ and features work by artists who are either from Donegal or have chosen the county as their home. Artists include Paul Rooney, Richard Wayman, Declan Doherty, Simon Birch, Denzil Browne, Jan Voster, Katrina Quille, Cathal McGinley, Ian Gordon, Johnny Boyle, Una Campbell and Caitlin Gallagher.

There are loads more events happening across the county – check out the official Earagail website for the full list of events!

Festival events at An Grianán at a glance:

Sat 11 July, 8pm: Neil Delamere

Tues 13 July, 3pm: Overture

Thur 16 & Fri 17 July, 8pm: Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!

Sat 18 July, 8pm: Little John Nee and the Highly Strung Orchestra

Sun 19 July, 8pm: The Dubliners’ Dilemma

Wed 22 July, 11am and 3pm: Banyan Puppet Theatre: The Elves and the Shoemaker | The History of Tom Thumb

Fri 24 July, 8pm: How to Keep an Alien

Friday 10 July 2015 – Saturday 8 August 2015: Donegal: Home

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Festival Box Office Opening Hours

Here are our box office opening hours for the next couple of weeks.

Mon 21 July: 9.30am to 6pm

Tues 22 July: 9.30am to 6pm – performance at 3pm, avoid phoning 2.30pm to 3pm

Wed 23 July: 9.30am to 6pm – performance at 3pm, avoid phoning 2.30pm to 3pm

Thurs 24 July: 9.30am to 8pm – performance at 8pm, we won’t be answering phones from 7.30pm on.

Fri 25 July: 9.30am to 8pm – performance at 8pm, we won’t be answering phones from 7.30pm on.

Sat 26  July: 10am to 8pm –  performance at 8pm, we won’t be answering phones from 7.30pm on.

Sun  27 July: 6pm to 8pm  – performance at 8pm, we won’t be answering phones from 7.30pm on.

Mon 28 July: 9.30am to 8pm

Tues 29 July: 9:30am to 4.30pm

Wed 30 July: 9:30am to 4.30pm

Thur 31 July: 9:30am to 4.30pm

Fri 1 Aug: 9.30am to 5.30pm

Sat 2, Sun 3 and Mon 4 August: Box office closed.

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Fiesta: Extra show added!

We’ve had such  a great response to our production of Fiesta that we’ve added an extra performance!. We will now run from Sat 12 right through to Tues 15 July.

You can book tickets now on 0749120777  or online here.

Fiesta is a celebration of the dancers, the chancers and the lovers who graced the Fiesta Ballroom, Letterkenny – the famous dancehall venue that formed a hugely important part of the social history of Donegal and the wider North West region. Find out more.

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