Superb line up for Boyle Arts Festival

The nationally renowned Boyle Arts Festival will kick off on Thursday, July 23 and continue until August 1.

The nationally renowned Boyle Arts Festival will kick off on Thursday, July 23 and continue until August 1.

The programme is already bursting at the seams with over fifty events, including an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, comedy, workshops, storytelling, children’s events, readings and much more!

The Boyle Arts Festival office, situated beside Marian’s on Bridge Street, will be open from mid July.

Details and tickets for all the events will be available from www.eventbrite.ie

Some of the names to watch out for include acclaimed traditional group De Dannan, who will kick off this year’s programme with an appearance in the Church of Ireland on Friday July 24. The Henry Girls from Donegal will give their performance in King House on July 29.

Other musical highlights of this year’s will include a performance by ‘Indietronica’ band, Columbia Mills on July 25. Renowned trumpeter, Niall O’ Sullivan will return for another concert on July 26.

There will also be superb performances from The Corner Boys, Rakish, The Lost Boys, The Jazz Ladds, Donal O’Connor and Colin Beggan. Teenage Kicks returns to Daly’s Storehouse once again on July 30.

In the Classical genre, BAF are delighted to welcome back tenor, Julian Hubbard who will be performing on July 28. Pianist Sean Rooney will perform on July 27.

The always popular lunchtime concert programme includes performances by violinist Patrick Rafter, pianists, Adam McDonagh and Peter Regan, harpist Fiona Gryson, soprano Lynsey Curtin and tenor David Lynn.

Spoken word events will include an interview with former Irish Times editor, Geraldine Kennedy conducted by RTÉ news journalist and author, Carole Coleman on July 25.

Also, look out for readings and talks by Kevin Barry, Oliver Fallon, Sam Moore, David Cameron, Patricia O’Reilly and Sean Boyne. Renowned artist, Thomas Ryan will also conduct a visual art exhibition on July 24 and photo-journalist Brian Farrell will present, ‘Hold The Front Page’ on July 25.

More details on Boyle Arts Festival next week.