Mayor launches Danny Boy Festival

Limavady Mayor Cathal McLaughlin launched the ninth Danny Boy Festival at Benone Tourist Complex on Saturday (1005SJ66)

Limavady Mayor Cathal McLaughlin launched the ninth Danny Boy Festival at Benone Tourist Complex on Saturday (1005SJ66)

0
Have your say

The ninth Danny Boy Festival was launched at Benone Tourist Complex by Limavady Mayor Cathal McLaughlin at the weekend, and organisers say this year’s programme is “a jam packed weekend of music and art”, running from May 16 to 19.

Roe Valley Children’s Speech and Drama festival lifts the curtain on Danny Boy Festival, 2013. More than 500 school children from across the Borough will perform over two days - May 16 and 17 - in the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre/Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró.

The amazing purpose built ArtCart vehicle will be available for children to try out sound recording, digital music and photography In Drumceatt Square at the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre from noon to 2pm on Friday May 17, free of charge.

The 2013 musical extravaganza kicks off with Katie and the Carnival on Friday, May 17.

Celebrate the legend of Rory Dall O’Cahan’s ‘The Lament of the O’Cahan’s’ which became the world famous tune Danny Boy, with the unveiling of the new Danny Boy sculpture in Dungiven Castle Park on Friday, May 17 at 2pm.

Living History comes to Limavady on Saturday, May 18 in the form of historically accurate costumed actors. Come and take in one of four free walking tours between 11am and 2pm, to relive the story of Danny Boy.

A free concert with Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas takes place on Saturday, May 18 in Drumceatt Square, from 1pm.

The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre is delighted to welcome 4 men & a Dog as the headline act for this year’s festival on Saturday, May 18. The band made a name for themselves with their eclectic and vivacious blend of traditional Irish music with hints of rap, Southern rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, polka, country swing, and even salsa.

Relax on Sunday, May 19 from 1 to 4pm and come along to Folk and Trad at the Green Lane Museum in Roe Valley Country Park. Admission is free.

Don’t miss out… give organisers a shout on the centre’s Box Office on Tel: 028 7776 0650 for more details, tickets and booking information. Visit the website at www.roevalleyarts.com.