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Culture Night

19th September 2014, Letterkenny

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Culture Night is a unique celebration that offers the opportunity to sample forms of culture you may not normally make time for. It is also a reminder of what we have all around us, often on our doorsteps, every day and night of the year.

Almost any cultural venue you can think of in Donegal is open for free on Culture Night. It is a fantastic opportunity to introduce children, young people and culture-phobes to the world of culture, as every diverse form is showcased in the best possible light.

Culture Night 2014 Letterkenny and An Gaeltacht
Friday, September 19, 6.00pm –11.00pm. Various Venues.

Friday, September 19th next is National Culture Night. Its your chance to enjoy an evening of free, family friendly events in cultural venues and community spaces in Letterkenny and An Gaeltacht. You will enjoy free exhibitions, concerts, talks, walks, readings, workshops and tours – all brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, in partnership with Donegal County Council and Ealaín na Gaeltachta.

Among the most anticipated events will be the ever-popular illuminated, night-time ‘Loinnir’ Sculpture Trail at Letterkenny Town Park, Donegal County Museum’s highly evocative ‘Donegal and The First World War Exhibition’, Patrick Scott at the Regional Cultural Centre and Paul Sweeney ( ex. Capitol Showband) with his Sweeney’s Jazzmen quartet, and many special guests, at An Grianán Theatre.

There will be a special North West Words literary night at Café Blend with poets Colette Ní Ghallchóir and Moyra Donaldson while four of the county’s finest choirs – St. Eunan’s Cathedral Choir, Colmcille Gospel Choir, Gaudium Chamber Choir and The Conwal Singers – will perform in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Conwal Parish Church and the Central Library.  ZoNa Dance Co. will host showcase performances and open dance workshops at their Pinehill Studios and the Donegal Music Education Partnership’s ensembles may be enjoyed in performance and in rehearsal and the Regional Cultural Centre, The Central Library and at An Grianán Theatre. There will also be a programme of exhibitions, talks and walks on The Church Lane as well as a full programme of art workshops for children, exhibitions and music at the Create-A-Link Studios, and much more besides.

The Culture Night programme in An Gaeltacht includes, among other events,  a major retrospective exhibition by the An Cosán Glas artists at their base in the  Falcarragh Industrial Estate, a mystery bus tour hosted by the Cuisle group of Gaeltacht artists’ and crafts peoples’ workspaces, a traditional Oíche Airneáil with Clann Mhic Ruairí at áislann Rann na Feirste and an evening with vistuoso traditional ensemble An Crann óg, at Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair.

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