Festival masters art of success
The country's longest-running community arts festival has defied the recession by announcing its biggest programme ever.
Author and renowned public speaker Professor Gearoid O Tuathaigh officially launched the Clifden Community Arts Week itinerary at a function in Galway last night. Now in its 33rd year, Clifden Community Arts Week will run from September 16-26.
It will feature Christy Moore in concert with Declan Sinnott; composer/singer Julie Feeney; the Irish Chamber Orchestra; poets Paul Durcan and Rita Ann Higgins; novelist Edna O'Brien; artists Ger Sweeney and Bernard O Scanaill; circus theatre group Fidget Feet; and numerous others over the 10 days.
A grand parade will provide a focal point, while a special children's programme has also been devised.