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Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival

 

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Over the past 20 years, the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival has supported artists and engaged communities throughout South and South West Donegal with the best of theatre, music of all kinds, arts for young folk, visual arts, crafts, spectacle and literary events. 

 

 

Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival 2020

 

The 20th annual Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival will take place from                Friday 25th September - Saturday 18th October 2020.

 

Preparations are continuing for the Festival which will include a combination of both live and online events, due to current Covid19 restrictions.

 

Our partner artists and venues have come together to create a blend of live and online events that will showcase newly created work, give fresh platforms to old favourites and provide new ways for our communities to access and enjoy the best of arts and entertainment, as the evenings draw in.

 

Preparations are continuing for the Festival which will include a combination of both live and online events, due to current Covid19 restrictions.

 

Please check out the full Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival 2020 programme here.

 

 

Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival 2019

 

The 19th Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival, which took place 26th September – 6th October, coincided with the inaugural Donegal Connect diaspora festival.

 

 

Highlights included the return of RTÉ Radio 1’s iconic Sunday Miscellany to the Abbey Arts Centre. Two programmes were recorded with a live audience who enjoyed readings and performances by Olive Travers, Brian Leyden, Denise Blake, Conor and Michael Murray and Sarah E. Cullen.

 

Other highlights included Donegal Voices’ beautifully evocative Nelson Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon and St. Mary’s Church, Stranorlar and a wonderful evening of music, song and storytelling at Halla an Pharóiste, Chill Chartha with Tara Connaghan, Ellie Ní Fhionnghaile, Eithne Nic Ghallchobhair, Mick Brown and Steve Cooney.  

 

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