Great events at Danny Boy Festival

Don’t miss the chance to see the Downhill Harp Documentary Part 2: Oidhreacht Dhonncha Uí Amhsaigh (Denis Hempson’s Legacy) at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre (Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró) on the big screen on Tuesday, July 26, at 7.30pm. The screening will take place as part of the Danny Boy Festival.

Oidhreacht Dhonncha Uí Amhsaigh features 10 of the best harpists from the Celtic countries and commemorates the last Belfast Harp Festival in 1792 at a concert in the Cultúrlann in Derry.

As well as behind the scenes interviews with the performers, the programme features a selection of the 10 best tunes played during the concert with each harpist and tune introduced by Nodlaig Brolly.

The documentary features local musicians and represents a period in time of huge significance to the musical heritage of the Limavady Borough.

Stephanie Neumann-Flynn, Arts Outreach and Events Officer commented: “This is a great chance to see the documentary on the big screen at the RVACC to commemorate a beautiful musical instrument with such importance to the Borough of Limavady.”

Admission is £3, payable at the Tourist Information Centre on the night.

Get ready to rock at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre (Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró) for Heat 2 of Danny Boy Rocks on Friday, July 29, from 7pm.

Five local bands will play to impress the judges and blow their minds with their musical genius.

The three bands that score the highest will be put through to the finale on Friday, 19 August joining the three winning bands from Heat 1 and last year’s winners ‘Bleeding Saints’.

There is still time for bands to register: to compete all you have to do is fill out an application form which can be picked up from our Visitor Services Team along with a copy of the terms and conditions.

Entry price for bands is £10.

The top three bands on the finale night will each receive a cash prize: 3rd place will receive £75, 2nd place £125 and the winners £300 and a mystery prize! Come and support the local talent!

Stephanie Neumann-Flynn, Arts Outreach and Events Officer said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for local bands to get to play a real gig in a concert venue and to be as loud and enthusiastic as they want!”

Admission to the competition is £5, payable at the Tourist Information Centre on the night.

For Box Office and enquiries, please contact 02877760650, email: tourism@rvacc.co.uk and also follow us on Facebook and: www.roevalleyarts.com