July 6th to 13th 2019

Tina Brooks, Tidal

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Tina Brooks, Tidal

July 4 - July 27

Tina Brooks is the Hamilton Gallery Award winner from Cairde Visual 2018. This solo show, Tidal, features paintings based on observations of Strandhill peninsula and its weather.

The Model presents Cairde Visual

July 6 - August 17

Opening reception Saturday, 6 July, 6-8pm.
The Model presents Cairde Visual; Cairde Sligo Arts Festival’s sixth annual open submission exhibition.

Cairde Visual: Creative Proposal Workshop

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

This artist professional development workshop will explore how to write and develop your creative proposals, pitch ideas and speak about your work.

Meascan, Music Across Cultures

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A new music collaboration featuring Claudia Schwab (fiddle, drone, vocals), Cathy Jordan (vocals and percussion), Irene Buckley (electronics, vocals), Raphael Decoster (accordion and visuals), Bodek Janke (percussion) and Soof Nikritin (bass).

The (Out)Back Story with Donal Dineen

July 6 @ 10:00 pm - July 7 @ 1:00 am

Backstory is a night of dancing tunes and original visuals hosted by Donal Dineen.

Park Fest

July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for PARKFEST - Cairde Sligo Arts Festival’s funfilled, massive family day out featuring music, theatre, circus; art, craft & science workshops & delicious food. Free admission.

DJ Will Softly

July 7 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Dj Will Softly has been one of the festival’s long-standing musical collaborators – a mover and a shaker and all-round party maker.

Bru Theatre, Cleite

July 8 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until July 9, 2019

An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until July 9, 2019

A piece of mask theatre inspired by the Claddagh in the west of Ireland, Cleite tells the story of a Fisherwoman waiting for her husband to return from sea.

Fanzini Productions, Ballet Poulet

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Two world class Olympian-level idiots bring to you their latest masterpiece. Fanzini Productions is one of the foremost street circus company based in the Republic of Ireland, touring nationally and internationally.

Farah Elle & KaleidSlam

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

Farah El Neihum, known as ‘Farah Elle’, is a singer-songwriter, whose distinctive music reveals something of the beauty in the ephemeral everyday.


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

Irene Buckley, Elaine Howley, and Roslyn Steer present ‘Crevice’, a collaborative exploration in sound.

Writing the Self with Sinead Gleeson

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Sinéad Gleeson is a writer, editor and freelance broadcaster. In this workshop she explores the art of the personal essay, focusing on the skills required for life-writing and first-person non-fiction.

Dansema Dance Theatre, Twinkles

July 9 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until July 10, 2019

The dance performance Twinkles is full of various shining objects which motivate young audiences together with dancers to explore light on stage. So the performance becomes a laboratory for babies to enjoy sources of light and movement.

Constellations’ Reflections from Life with Sinéad Gleeson

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sinéad Gleeson reads from her critically acclaimed collection of essays, Constellations, which was published in  April 2018.

Manus Noble & Jehanne Bastoni

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:40 pm

Australian Cellist, Jehanne Bastoni, and Irish classical guitarist Manus Noble in an intimate performance as Duo Antipodes.

Cairde Visual: Portfolio Review

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is a wonderful opportunity to avail of a tailored 30-minute portfolio review session with two figures from Ireland’s art scene.


July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of sumptuous sounds as Inni-K delivers a Trad@lunch set that showcases her vocals and deft musicianship. Free Admission 

Maggie Nelson In conversation with Sinead Gleeson

July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Maggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation. . .”  The Guardian


July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Songs by the Sea. This Dublin based collective make woozy languid blurry pop music which sounds like the missing link between Syd Barret and Michael McDonald

Hoipolloi, The Duke

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until July 12, 2019

Funny, poignant and playful, The Duke is a one man show by Shôn Dale-Jones, artistic director of award-winning UK theatre company Hoipolloi.

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