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Sunday 18 February 2018

Festival masters art of success

Gillian Kelly and Fiona McDonagh, of Cups & Crowns theatre company, with Darragh Walsh, Ashley Flaherty, Eoghan Walsh and Katie Flaherty at the Clifden Arts Week launch
Gillian Kelly and Fiona McDonagh, of Cups & Crowns theatre company, with Darragh Walsh, Ashley Flaherty, Eoghan Walsh and Katie Flaherty at the Clifden Arts Week launch

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.

Irish Independent

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