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The visual arts have been an important component of the Clifden Arts Festival since its inception. Connemara has a magnetic effect on artists of all genres but particularly visual artists. Being immersed in the wild beauty of this place has inspired visual artists for centuries. This year we hope to inspire you with a window trail around the town featuring the work of over sixty artists connected to Connemara. We also have eleven solo and group shows involving over twenty artists. [rev_slider alias="CAFAT21"] The Arts Trail is a long running tradition of the Clifden Arts Festival that turns the whole town into a Gallery. Featuring art from local arts in windows

The Art Trail The Art Trail is a window exhibition taking place in Clifden Town as part of the Clifden Arts Festival turning the whole town into an art gallery. Find a full list of locations and artists below. MAIN STREET Alcock & Brown Isobel Marinot-Wood Gannons Sports Mary Doyle,Dympna Heanue O’Dalaigh Jewellers Patricia McQuinn The Digital Office Kim O‘Donoghue Viviana Clifden Angela Williams Kings Paper Shop Stephanie Coyne Millars Peter Huszti, Susanne Keane Off the Square Geraldine O’Brien Upstairs Downstairs Kieran Tobin 12 Pins Coffee Shop Yvonne King Lavelle Gallery Deborah Watkins Whitethorn Gallery Aldo Balding EJ Kings Interface - Broken Vessels Clifden Pharmacy Kate Mc Namara,Katherine West Guys Margaret Irwin-West Sullivans Supermarket Geraldine Folan, Maria Hutton Paulines Hair Salon Kathleen Hinde Morans Butchers Davinia Johnson Morans Totalhealth Pharmacy

The Clifden Arts Festival is very happy to confirm that we will be having a limited number of extra tickets for select events that will go on sale from Monday 6th September at 10 am.  This announcement comes as a result of the Government’s guidelines for the next stage of the roadmap which will see a limited increase of capacities at indoor venues. All new bookings, and existing ticket holders, will be required to show proof of a Covid-19 vaccination certificate for admittance to all events. Please Note: Any existing ticket holders who cannot provide a vaccine passport are asked to contact us at info@clifdenartsfestival.ie . Anyone who is no longer in a

Shine Light.From the west coast of Ireland to the great big wounded world. A short music movie, filmed in Maumturk, directed by musician Larry Beau in collaboration with actress Olwen Fouéré, designer Alison Conneely and cinematographer Roman Bogovskiy, all Galway natives. The project is in support of FOCUS Ireland. Shine Light is also the debut single from Larry beau’s forthcoming album and is currently on the RTE Radio 1 playlist recommendations. For full information go to: https://tht.ie/shine-light

Presenter: Mary RuddyMorning Schedule11.00 – 12.00: Lecture by Hugh Duffy ‘Diary of a Nobody’ (recorded in the Station HouseTheatre, Thursday 17 September) Evening Schedule17.00: Part 1 of a series of short radio documentaries by Michael Gannon called ‘In My OwnWords’17.20: Interview with Janet O’Toole, Chairperson of Connemara Community Radio17.30: Interview with Judy Murphy, Arts Correspondent with the Connacht Tribune18.00 – 19.00 Poetry with Patrick Deeley and Catherine MacCarthy (recorded in the Churchof Ireland on Thursday 17 September)19.00 – 20.00: Injury Time, sports programme from Connemara Community Radio20.10 – 21.00: American Country, with Tomas Little, from Connemara Community Radio

Don’t miss out on Clifden Arts Festival events in 2020 Tune in to Connemara Community Radio on 87.8 or 106.1 FM on your FM radio dialorvisit the website www.connemarafm.com/listenorcopy this link into your browser: http://makeavoice.com/jwplayer/icecastplayer.php?ip=78.129.196.32&port=21000orcopy this link on your PC:https://tunein.com/radio/Connemara-Community-Radio-878-s1327/

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