IMBOLC International Arts Festival is a fantastic ten-day celebration of music, arts and culture set in Derry’s new Cultural Quarter in Great James Street, and other locations throughout the city.
It is the perfect excuse to visit the Walled City of Derry~Londonderry and enjoy one of the many events taking place, while also checking out all the city has to offer.
Since the festival first took flight just five years ago, it has received international recognition and a national reputation as a festival of renown. This year IMBOLC are back with another fabulous programme showcasing a host of artists from around the world.
The commissioning of new work from established artists and from the amazing breadth of emergent creative talent in the country today is one of IMBOLC Festival’s priorities. This provides the organisers the opportunity to present innovative new work, and with the development of two new orchestras, IMBOLC Orchestra and IMBOLC Youth Folk orchestra, exciting opportunities to engage young musicians.
With a programme that cuts across traditional artform boundaries IMBOLC 2020 showcases leading artists, musicians, writers, and cultural activists in talks, screenings, exhibitions and writing over the 10 days of the festival.
This year's festival will see a mixture of film, music, dance, art trails, music and acting workshops, amongst a host more.
Find out more about IMBOLC here.
Download the programme here.
Lifelong Learning at @imbolcfest #2: An introduction to Irish traditional music with Maggie Maguire Maggie Maguire is a traditional Irish fiddle player and teacher from Derrygonnelly, Co. Fermanagh. From a stylistically-reputed family of musicians, she has achieved various All-Ireland competition awards, and has appeared on several Irish and international television and radio programmes, including TG4’s Geantraí and BBC’s Blas Ceoil. She studied Music to degree and Masters Level under Dr. Liz. Doherty at the Ulster University, Derry City (UU). Leader of the 2014 All-Ireland-winning Knockmore Céilí Band, she has broadcast with them in the 2015 TG4 series Stair na mBannaí. She has performed with artistes including Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, and Liz Doherty and Fiddlesticks. She has played in Ireland and abroad with CCÉ’s Tour across Ireland, in Britain and America, and at festivals including including Ar Ais Arís (Co. Donegal), Tonder (Denmark), Dolans’ (Co. Limerick), Celtic Colours (Canada) and Celtic Connections (Scotland). https://tinyurl.com/yzu33887 @artscouncilni @dcsdcouncil @whatsonderrystrabane @visitderry #ArtsCouncilofNorthernIreland #ACNISupported #Arts #ArtsNI #visitderry #derrycity #whatsonds #imbolcfest #VisitDerry