Boyle Arts Festival

John Carthy
Thursday, 24th July will see the opening of the 25th Boyle Arts Festival. Specialising in small, intimate events in interesting venues and running for 10 days until the August Bank Holiday weekend, the town will host a full programme of cultural events including drama, music, literature, children’s events & art exhibitions & galleries.

Thursday, 24th July will see the opening of the 25th Boyle Arts Festival. Specialising in small, intimate events in interesting venues and running for 10 days until the August Bank Holiday weekend, the town will host a full programme of cultural events including drama, music, literature, children’s events & art exhibitions & galleries.

Taking place in the elegant setting of King House, the main exhibition will feature a special retrospective of 25 self-portraits by the late Tony O’Malley who in his lifetime was a regular exhibitor at Boyle.

Demonstrating the festival’s commitment to cultivating emerging talent this year’s festival will include music from Kieran Goss, Mícheál Ó’ Suilleabháin & We Cut Corners; readings from Joseph O’Connor & Declan Burke; and drama with actress, Mary McEvoy.

This year’s programme is particularly strong for music fans of all genres. The delightful Kieran Goss, renowned Mícheál Ó’ Suilleabháin & the talents of the Carolan String Quartet make a special programme.

John Carty will be joined by Donal Lunny on Tuesday, 29th July. Classical & Brass fans will adore Soprano, Sinéad Campbell-Wallace on Monday, 28th; or the Band of Brass in concert on Wednesday, 30th July. Young trumpeter, Niall O’Sullivan has worked with Amy Winehouse, Tom Jones & Michael Bublé will entertain in King House on Saturday, 2nd August.

Visit www.boylearts.com and see programme in local shops.