#DAF22 – multi-award winning international musicians, poets, spoken word artists, and theatre

Drogheda Arts Festival are proud to announce multi-award winning international musicians, poets, spoken word artists, stories from the Cooley Peninsula, talk, music workshop and a night of fire, magic and spectacle this May Bank Holiday weekend!

The festival is delighted to host this world premiere of specially commissioned work “Causeway”, performed by Nós Nua – Louth Youth Folk Orchestra, composed by Multi-Award Winning musician Mohsen Amini, who will also perform a special concert with guests on this double headed bill. Sunday 1st May More information and booking

Upstate Theatre Project presents The Morning Side of the Mountain, in association with the Festival. Visual Artist Vivienne Byrne and musician/composer Breifne Holohan introduce you to story tellers Peadar and Kathleen Elmore and their home in the Cooley peninsula. Their life story is presented and told through pre-recorded audio conversations with the couple, projected family photographs and film footage of the Cooley landscape along with music especially composed and performed live. Sunday 1st May More information and booking.

In Gerrards Church, Ficino Quartet will perform a concert of music curated by Professor Desmond O’Neill, who combined his love of music and medical experience to curate a concert that reflects loss and music. The festival welcomes Prof. O’Neill who will give a talk on music as an inspiration for overcoming death and loss followed by an evening of music. Saturday 30th April More information and booking


In association with Boomerang Café and Droichead Arts Centre, members of the A92 collective, will give a drill music workshop in the Boomerang Youth Cafe new recording studio. With nearly 80 million Spotify streams, join drill collective members for this exclusive interactive music workshop, suitable for 12-18 yrs. Saturday 30th April 12noon More information and booking.

An evening of Spoken Word inspired by stories of hometowns, rage, love and van-life. The Festival welcomes artists Dagogo Hart, Jan Brierton and Fran Cassidy for an evening of spoken word, hosted by writer and curator Dani Gill. Thursday 28th April More information and booking

Unique Voices in Poetry features poets Dimitra Xidous and Moyra Donaldson who will read from their work and will be interviewed. Sunday 1st May More information and booking

Cork group ROGU present a double bill – two free street performances in the stunning surroundings of Millmount – an evening of fire, mystery and magic. Sunday May 1st More information

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