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August 2021

Clifden Arts Festival has always been focused on live events. Sitting down to listen to a concert or hearing the voice of the poet. Last year was our first foray into digital events and this year we have developed that further with a new series of pre-recorded Digital events. Conversations with writers, actors, poets, musicians, artists and filmmakers.

The 44th Clifden Arts Festival 2021 – September 15-23, 2021 “A unique and outstanding experience… a ‘meitheal’ between artists and audience forged on a profound respect for community and belonging”President Michael D Higgins Resilience and community spirit remain the order of the day as Clifden Arts Festival keeps the fireslit for its 44th gathering of music, stories, and illumination. Having held fast as a beacon for the arts in 2020, the longest-running community arts festival in the country will once again hoist a flag for the creative spirit this September. As the country emerges cautiously from Covid restrictions, Clifden Arts Festival 2021 will offer wonderment and solace to audiences and artists alike in these