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South of the Border Festival Highlights


Friday February 14th

Corner House 9pm: The Bard of Ardara

An evening of storytelling, music and craic presented by Frank Galligan. Introducing: Patsy O’Hagan, the Bard of Armagh and one of the funniest men around, along with Declan Forde, another Bard of Armagh who presents a unique storytelling pitch. Both in the company of Paddy, John Joe and Jimmy.

Beehive Bar 10.30pm: Storytelling and Entertainment

All-time great traditional music session with the best musicians around, joined by Frank Galligan, Declan Forde and Patsy O’Hagan for more fun and stories 

Saturday February 15th

Nesbitt Arms Hotel 8pm: The Jimmy Kennedy All Star Concert presented by Frank Galligan

The silken skills of Neilly Gildea on Saxophone joined by Paul Coughlan and friends for a concert of swingtime music from the Tin Pan Alley era. Also Eabha Gallagher will perform the songs of Jimmy Kennedy, a great opportunity to hear this wonderful talent. Patsy Cavanagh, composer of “This is my Homeland” will take to the stage and will be joined by Patsy O’Hagan, Declan Forde and Bri Carr.

The Beehive Bar 10.30pm: The Packie Manus Byrne Evening

Join friends and fellow musicians to pay due respect and remember the wonderful Packie Manus. 

Sunday February 16th

The Bri Carr Hosted “Song and Story Concert” in Nesbitt Arms Hotel at 3.30pm

One of the most popular musicians in Donegal, Bri Carrr hosts the Ardara “song and story concert”. In a not to be missed family friendly afternoon. with music and stories by Bri Carr & special guests.  Introducing new songs  ‘Dún na nGall’ ‘H.o.m.e’ ‘The Tigers of Donegal’ and More from her follow up album, as well as ‘Yesterday’ (South of the Border Songwriting Contest Winner) and ‘Miracle you Are’ (Grand Finalist in the UK Songwriting Song contest, the Sunday concert will also feature songs and stories from the area, with help from The Wild Atlantic Wains’, Gortnacart National school , Patsy Kavanagh, Wild Atlantic Women and local artists. 

Full details are now available on the South of the Border Festival page.


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