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 listedFriday 3rd JuneLaunch 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

MUSICNao

Venue: Woodhill House

From 8.30pmLive Music 

Venue: The Hills Bar

From 10pmTraditional Session

Venue: The Ceili House Bar

From 10pmTraditional Session

Venue: The Beehive

From 10pm (Front Bar)Cat Dowling

Venue: Nancy’s Bar

From 10pmSaturday 4th June

On The DIAMOND  STAGE  From 2pm – 5pm

Live Music – Blue Stack Jam ClubSponsored by Soul Hair & Beauty

PLUS – At the CAR PARK

Funky Monkey – Bouncy Castle Disco Dome / Rodeo Bucking BroncoJust Jemima Caravan of Arts & Crafts / Captain Popcorn and the Pirates of the Coffee Bean / Bernie’s BalloonsChildren’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 2.30pmAdm: €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 32016 Animated Comedy Action AdventureFrom 3pm – (PG 95 mins)Adm: €3The Peanuts Movie2015 Animated Comedy AdventureFrom 5pm – (PG 93 mins)Adm: €3Two Days, One Night2014 French Drama starring Marion CotillardFrom 7pm – (135 mins)Adm: €3Saturday 4th June (continued)MUSICLunatic Spoons

Venue: Nancy’s Bar (Outside Yard)

From 5pmPlus BBQRichie Uzell

Venue: Woodhill House

From 7.00pmJoe McGinley

Venue: The Hills Bar

From 7.00pmShaun McMonagle

Venue: The Corner House (outside deck)

From 10pmTanya McCole

Venue: The Beehive Bar

From 10pmPaul Buckley & Percy Robinson

Venue: Teague’s Bar

From 10pmBAM – The Travelling Man

Venue: Nancy’s Bar

From 10pmThe Other Breed

Venue: Doherty’s Bar

From: 10pmInside Out 

Venue: The Ceili House Bar

From 10pmSunday 5thJuneFoods of the World Come and try a selection of dishes from around the globePlus  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 SculptingPLUS – At the CAR PARKFunky Monkey – Bouncy Castle Disco Dome & Rodeo Bucking BroncoJust Jemima’s Caravan of Arts & Crafts Captain Popcorn and the Pirates of the Coffee BeanFREE Fun for ALL the FamilyFilm Screenings

Venue: The Heritage Centre (Upstairs Cinema)

Inside Out 2015 Animated Fantasy Comedy DramaFrom 3pm – (PG 102 mins)Adm: €3The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!2012 Fantasy Adventure in 3-D (glasses provided)From 5pm – (PG 88 mins)Adm: €4Please Note Limited PlacesBom Bon El Perro2004 Argentine/Spanish DramaFrom 7pm – (97 mins)Adm: €3Sunday 5thJune (continued)MUSICBAM’s Glorious Garden Jam Featuring:  Tanya McCole & MartinA unique and musical afternoon of great songs within the Walled Garden

Venue: Woodhill House

From 3pmFree Shuttle Bus from The Diamond (from2.30pm-3.30pm)Return to Town (4.30pm-5.00pm)The Byrne Brothers

Venue: The Beehive Bar

From 3pmThe Beekeepers Blues Band

Venue: Nancy’s Bar (Outside Yard)

From 5pmLive Music

Venue: The Beehive Bar

From 10pmDerailed

Venue: The Hills Bar

From 10pmLive Music

Venue: Nancy’s Bar

From 10pmThe Beekeepers Blues Band

Venue: The Ceili House Bar

From 10pmThe Underscore OrkestraFeaturing: Suadela Tribal Dance

Venue: The Corner House (Outside Deck)

From 10pmSunday 5thJune (continued)Rackhouse Pilfer

Venue: The Nesbitt Arms Hotel (Ballroom)

Late Show From 11.30pmAdm: €10Monday 6thJuneBank Holiday Chill Out MondayThai massage, Indian Head Massage,              Reflexology and Aromatherapy adviceCome and heal that hangover, relax and be pampered.

Venue: The Heritage Centre

From Noon – 6pmReasonable Rates for 15/20min sessions (fully clothed)Plus Asian Silks and Artefacts EmporiumFestival Wind DownYesterday’s Jam (featuring Cillian, Sebastian & Davie)

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

From 7pmHazemizeClassic Hungarian Rock

Venue: The Corner House Bar

From 10pm

FESTIVAL OFFICE & INFORMATION

Venue: The Heritage Centre (All Weekend)

From:  Noon – 5pmWORLD LAGERS, CRAFT BEERS & CIDER PROMOTIONSA collection of different lagers, craft beers and cidersDifferent 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 HotelHave a great festival weekend and enjoy yourselves.Drink sensibly, be safe and Come Back Next Year!  Go Raibh Maith Agaibh! 
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