Cairde Sligo Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that takes place in Sligo each July. This year we bring you #CairdeConnected an online programme of events so you can enjoy Cairde SAF from home. Our programme of literary, music, performance, and family events will be broadcast online from Sligo July 8th to 11th. 

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Family Yoga on Zoom with Louise Waters

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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A live family yoga session with Louise Waters on Zoom

Vagabond Voices: Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty will present an intimate story-telling tour, through Sligo town via an online soundscape.

Vagabond Voices: In Conversation with Emma Dabiri & Karl Geary

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Hosted by Patrick Karl Curley as part of Vagabond Voices

Natalia Beylis & Eimear Reidy ‘Whose Woods these Are’

July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

A Sonic Woodland Journey with Natalia Beylis and Eimear Reidy.

Book making Workshop with Vanya Lambrecht Ward

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

A bookmaking tutorial for all ages with Vanya Lambrecht Ward

Vagabond Voices: Caragh Maxwell, Demi Anter, Franki Elliot

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

A selection of Irish and international perspectives through reading and performance.

Writing Non-fiction: A Conversation with Sara Baume and Ian Maleney. Hosted by Una Mannion

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ian Maleney and Sara Baume talk non-fiction with Una Mannion

Ted Kelly

July 9 @ 10:00 pm - 10:20 pm

A blend of Lo-fi Hip-Hop and traditional Irish music.

Craft Table with Sinead O’Hanlon

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Gems and jewels fit for Kings, Queens and Warriors! Sprinkled with some fairy dust and sparkle.

Vagabond Voices: Olivia Furey

July 10 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Olivia: Hyper Mundane II; a combination of sound art and vocal performance by artist Olivia Furey.

Vagabond Voices: Alix Lambert & Sasha Terfous

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

in Conversation with Patrick Karl Curley. From our Vagabond Voices Series.

Plúirín na mBan

July 10 @ 8:00 pm

Cathy Jordan, Irene Buckley and Claudia Schwab present a unique and introspective body of sounds where the three musicians express their bond to traditional music, whereby ancient tradition is summoned to meet new burgeoning.

Storytelling & Animation with Wayne O’Connor

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

A morning workshop in storytelling and animation to keep young ones busy at home now that the homeschooling is over.

Kid’s World Music Disco with Will Softly

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

A live broadcast will provide motivation for all parts of the body to shake rattle and roll!

The Bed

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A performance project which brings together Theatre Makers Sorcha Fox, Charmaine T Matonsi, Abigail (Ashley) Ramaabya, Amir Abualrob, Wasekere-Sekerani, Nokwanda Siziba, Grace Moyo, Donal O’Kelly and poet Rafeef Ziada.

In Conversation with Alice Lyons & Louise Kennedy

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Alice Lyons is in conversation with Louise Kennedy on the publication of her latest work, Oona

Make Me An Island with Donal Dineen

July 11 @ 10:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Rounding off the week, Donal Dineen will broadcast a special Make Me An Island podcast for Cairde with guest Steve Wickham.

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