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40th Clifden Arts Festival

Welcome to Clifden Arts Festival 2017
Proudly Celebrating 40th edition
Full Programme coming soon

Festival Highlights 2017

September 13 @ 8:00 pm
Official Opening of the 40th Clifden Arts Festival with Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins.
September 14 @ 8:00 pm
CELEBRATING 32 YEARS OF MUSIC MAKING “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t
September 15 @ 2:00 pm
Poet Paul Durcan was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 16 October 1944. He was educated at
September 16 @ 8:00 am
The RTE Contempo Quartet is currently Ireland’s National Television & Radio Broadcaster’s Quartet in Residence and
September 16 @ 2:30 pm
Bernard O’Donoghue’s poetry is marked by a gift for poetic portraiture, sketching characters at moments of
September 16 @ 8:00 pm
After a very successful run of gigs at The Temple Bar TradFest 2016, and a headline
September 17 @ 7:00 pm
Sir James Galway The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway is regarded as both
September 19 @ 7:00 pm
Footsbarn Travelling Theatre is one of the world’s leading touring companies performing for the most part
September 20 @ 7:00 pm
Footsbarn Travelling Theatre is one of the world’s leading touring companies performing for the most part
September 21 @ 11:00 pm
Tickets are selling like organic hot cakes for the new 2017 live show ‘Saying Yes to
September 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Irish Guitar Quartet perform in the Church of Ireland, Clifden on Friday 22 September at
September 23 @ 2:00 pm
Paul Muldoon is an Irish poet and professor of poetry, as well as an editor, critic,
September 23 @ 5:00 pm
Intimate concert with The Voice Squad at the Church of Ireland The Voice Squad’s (Phil Callery,
September 24 @ 1:30 pm
Irish classical pianist Veronica McSwiney was born in Dublin, Ireland, where she commenced her studies with