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August 2020

Clifden Arts Festival has commissioned three shorts by local videographer Barry Ryan. These films represent the importance of community Arts endeavours from young musicians, teachers and mentors to the profound power of the visual arts that pulses through the local Connemara Community. These shorts will available on the Festival's Channel on the lead up to the Festival. CommunityBrendan Flynn, Founder of the Clifden Arts Festival, speaks on this year’s Festival and what it means to the local community. MusicConnemara based musician and teacher Marie Walsh with local musicians and students gather at Derrigimlagh Bog to fill the air with music. A Tune for John G A collaboration video featuring over 20 Well Known

Cancelled Events The following events have been canceled due to COVID-19 Restrictions. Imramh - LuXe artistic happenings 18th September 'The Artist “Paint-In” at Clifden Arts Festival' Event Changes 18th September Duchas concert is now at 2pm and venue is changed to Station House Theatre 20th September John Feely concert is now at 3pm 22nd Spirorbis book launch is now on the 22nd but will be broadcast on Connemarafm on 23rd September

Dear Friends, We are proud to be able to finally announce who will be appearing at the 43rd Clifden Arts Festival this year. The Festival will run from September 17th-22th. This year all Tickets can only be bought online at clifdenartsfestival.ie. They will not be available at the box office. Ensure you book your tickets in advance of the performance or event, as seating capacity is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. No patrons can be admitted without a valid ticket. Some of the highlights include:- Iarla Ó Lionáird and Steve Cooney- Finghin Collins- Zoe Conway, Donal Lunny, and Mairtin O Connor- Sean Keane- Druid Theatre Company