Melting Pot – Programme of Events

Melting Pot – Programme of Events

Friday 3rd to Monday the 6th of June

Check out the attached programme of events for another of Ardara’s bustling Festivals, which has something to offer all the family. With the weather looking fine, this promises to be a festival not to be missed!

Programme of Events 2016

This Year’s Theme:A Taste of the World

Admission to All Events is FREE unless otherwise listed

Friday 3rd June

Launch Night of Festival

‘Tastes of the World’

Local Schools & Resource Centre Cook Book Project Launch “Tastes of the World”

Venue: The Heritage Centre

From 7pm (and all weekend)

Art Exhibitions

‘Inside Me’ by Philip Drake & ‘Acrylics on Canvas’ by Margie Farragher

Venue: Nancy’s Bar

From 8pm (and all weekend)

Chinese Lanterns (by the river) From 9pm

MUSIC

Nao

Venue: Woodhill House

From 8.30pm

Live Music 

Venue: The Hills Bar

From 10pm

Traditional Session

Venue: The Ceili House Bar

From 10pm

Traditional Session

Venue: The Beehive

From 10pm (Front Bar)

Cat Dowling

Venue: Nancy’s Bar

From 10pm

Saturday 4th June

On The DIAMOND  STAGE  From 2pm – 5pm

Live Music – Blue Stack Jam Club

Sponsored by Soul Hair & Beauty

PLUS – At the CAR PARK

Funky Monkey – Bouncy Castle Disco Dome / Rodeo Bucking Bronco

Just Jemima Caravan of Arts & Crafts / Captain Popcorn and the Pirates of the Coffee Bean / Bernie’s Balloons

Children’s Fun Time!

Banyan Theatre presents ‘The Merman’s Tale’

Based on an old Irish folk tale, told through the art of puppetry.  Fully-interactive show.

Venue: The Heritage Centre

From 2.30pm

Adm: €5 Adult / €4 Child

(Family Ticket €15 – 2 adults 2 children or 1 Adult 3 children)

Film Screenings

Venue: The Heritage Centre (Upstairs Cinema)

Kung-Fu Panda 3

2016 Animated Comedy Action Adventure

From 3pm – (PG 95 mins)

Adm: €3

The Peanuts Movie

2015 Animated Comedy Adventure

From 5pm – (PG 93 mins)

Adm: €3

Two Days, One Night

2014 French Drama starring Marion Cotillard

From 7pm – (135 mins)

Adm: €3

Saturday 4th June (continued)

MUSIC

Lunatic Spoons

Venue: Nancy’s Bar (Outside Yard)

From 5pm

Plus BBQ

Richie Uzell

Venue: Woodhill House

From 7.00pm

Joe McGinley

Venue: The Hills Bar

From 7.00pm

Shaun McMonagle

Venue: The Corner House (outside deck)

From 10pm

Tanya McCole

Venue: The Beehive Bar

From 10pm

Paul Buckley & Percy Robinson

Venue: Teague’s Bar

From 10pm

BAM – The Travelling Man

Venue: Nancy’s Bar

From 10pm

The Other Breed

Venue: Doherty’s Bar

From: 10pm

Inside Out 

Venue: The Ceili House Bar

From 10pm

Sunday 5thJune

Foods of the World

Come and try a selection of dishes from around the globe

Plus  Global Market                                                 

Come and view or buy the eclectic mix of worldly items on offer

Venue: The Heritage Centre

Change: From Noon – 5pm

On The DIAMOND   From 2 – 4pm

Moyne Highland Dancers / Zumbardara / Line Dancing

/ Poi Dancing / Bernie’s Balloon Sculpting

PLUS – At the CAR PARK

Funky Monkey – Bouncy Castle Disco Dome & Rodeo Bucking Bronco

Just Jemima’s Caravan of Arts & Crafts

Captain Popcorn and the Pirates of the Coffee Bean

FREE Fun for ALL the Family

Film Screenings

Venue: The Heritage Centre (Upstairs Cinema)

Inside Out

2015 Animated Fantasy Comedy Drama

From 3pm – (PG 102 mins)

Adm: €3

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

2012 Fantasy Adventure in 3-D (glasses provided)

From 5pm – (PG 88 mins)

Adm: €4

Please Note Limited Places

Bom Bon El Perro

2004 Argentine/Spanish Drama

From 7pm – (97 mins)

Adm: €3

Sunday 5thJune (continued)

MUSIC

BAM’s Glorious Garden Jam

Featuring:  Tanya McCole & Martin

A unique and musical afternoon of great songs within the Walled Garden

Venue: Woodhill House

From 3pm

Free Shuttle Bus from The Diamond (from2.30pm-3.30pm)

Return to Town (4.30pm-5.00pm)

The Byrne Brothers

Venue: The Beehive Bar

From 3pm

The Beekeepers Blues Band

Venue: Nancy’s Bar (Outside Yard)

From 5pm

Live Music

Venue: The Beehive Bar

From 10pm

Derailed

Venue: The Hills Bar

From 10pm

Live Music

Venue: Nancy’s Bar

From 10pm

The Beekeepers Blues Band

Venue: The Ceili House Bar

From 10pm

The Underscore Orkestra

Featuring: Suadela Tribal Dance

Venue: The Corner House (Outside Deck)

From 10pm

Sunday 5thJune (continued)

Rackhouse Pilfer

Venue: The Nesbitt Arms Hotel (Ballroom)

Late Show From 11.30pm

Adm: €10

Monday 6thJune

Bank Holiday Chill Out Monday

Thai massage, Indian Head Massage,             

Reflexology and Aromatherapy advice

Come and heal that hangover, relax and be pampered.

Venue: The Heritage Centre

From Noon – 6pm

Reasonable Rates for 15/20min sessions (fully clothed)

Plus Asian Silks and Artefacts Emporium

Festival Wind Down

Yesterday’s Jam

(featuring Cillian, Sebastian & Davie)

Venue: Nancy’s Bar – Great Music, Food and Craic!

From 7pm

Hazemize

Classic Hungarian Rock

Venue: The Corner House Bar

From 10pm

FESTIVAL OFFICE & INFORMATION

Venue: The Heritage Centre (All Weekend)

From:  Noon – 5pm

WORLD LAGERS, CRAFT BEERS & CIDER PROMOTIONS

A collection of different lagers, craft beers and ciders

Different tastes from around the globe. Each venue has its own different brands for you to try. Check them out.

ALSO Check out our local eateries for some great Melting Pot special dishes.

Please Note:

The annual ‘Rás Dun na Ngall’ (Donegal Bicycle Race) will be based in Ardara throughout the weekend. (check website for race details) Sponsored by Ardara Traders & Nesbitt Arms Hotel

Have a great festival weekend and enjoy yourselves.

Drink sensibly, be safe and Come Back Next Year!  

Go Raibh Maith Agaibh!