2015 will mark 38 years of the annual arts festival in the Connermara captial of Clifden, which has grown from a small community event in to one with a packed programme of events playing to an international audience.
With music, song, dance, drama, comedy, poetry, readings and concerts as well as an always imaginative and strong children’s programme, the festival has something for everyone. Still very much a community effort, events and exhibitions take place in just about every available space in and around the own.
The town makes good use of its extraordinarily beautiful surroundings and generally has a programme of guided walks for those who want to learn more about the area, but even if you don’t catch one of those there will always be a great walk or a scenic drive available for those who need a break from festival activities.
Date and details for 2018 subject to confirmation.
Clifden Arts Festival
Celebrating 40 Years of bringing the Arts to Clifden
Confirmed Dates RTE Concert Orchestra – 16th September Aslan – 19th September Sean Keane and Friends – 17th September Professor Joe Lee – Historian – 15th September Fergal Keane – Journalist – 15th September Martin Hayes & Denis Cahill – 15th September Wallis Bird – 15th September Lisa Hannigan – 15th September Other Highlights include James Harper and John F. Deane The Loves of Lady Gregory by...
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The legendary RTE Con Tempo Quartet, the Irish Guitar Quartet and the Esposito Quartet are amongst the sublime quartets who will astound audiences at the Clifden Arts Festival with their elegant beauty of sound and moving clarity of texture. The festival, which takes place from the 13th-24th of September 2017, features an eclectic, diverse repertoire of events and promises to enchant and educat...
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Early booking is advisable for headline events, but there will always be plenty to attend if you turn up at the last minute.