Comedy, creativity and drama at Boyle Arts Festival

Boyle Arts Festival has one of the greatest line ups in the North West.

Boyle Arts Festival has one of the greatest line ups in the North West.

Comedian & author, David O’Doherty, is a recipient of the Edinburgh Comedy Award and a regular on UK television shows.

His shows are a unique combination of talk and songs about every day observations and mishaps! See him at King House on August 1.

There’s plenty of drama in this year’s Boyle Arts Festival. Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy will present John B. Keane’s ‘The Matchmaker’ in St. Joseph’s Hall on July 25.

Fregoli Theatre will present ‘Mary, Mary, Mary, on July 29 while Julie Sharkey will present ’A Game Called Lucy’ on July 27.

Experience both the culinary and musical delights of Spain, with a very special and exotic Spanish Night, taking place in the Ardcarne Garden Centre Restaurant on July 31.

And then of course, there’s ‘Tales of Ales’ with Susan & Judith Boyle on July 24 – an evening of storytelling, history and beer tasting!

There’s always a lot for children to do at Boyle Arts Festival. Puppet Theatres, Storytelling and an Exploration Dome plus a five day Singskool workshop for any 6 to 14 year olds who would like to sing ‘Glee’ style.

Look out for Art workshops with Naomi Draper and Susan Boyle, for both 4-6 and 10+ ages.

As always, the centrepiece of Boyle Arts Festival is the main visual Exhibition, housed in the beautifully restored King House.

Several other exhibitions, including the highly acclaimed Local Artists exhibition, will take place during the Festival and details will be available in the programme.

BAF 2015 will conclude on Saturday, August 1 with a fantastic gig by The Knotty String Band in Daly’s Storehouse.

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

For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2015 please go to or email, call 0719663085.

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