Scoil Samhraidh Cholm Cille (Colmcille Summer School) returns for its twelfth year at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin next week with a packed programme of music, arts, Irish language and film.
The five day celebration takes place from Wednesday, 6th June until Sunday 10th June and explores the legacy of Colmcille in a modern context - a legacy that touches on many aspects of history, culture and identity. This year’s festival will focus on themes of exile, exclusion and tradition.
On Wednesday, 6th June at 8pm, there will be a Celebration of 40 years of Traditional Music and Culture.and on on Thursday, 7th June at 8pm, Folk rock band Moulettes and local favourites Balkan Alien Sound come together for a special celebration of gypsy and folk music.
On Friday 8th June, An Chultúrlann will host a series of fundraising events for Gay Pride week.
Pictiúrlann na Cultúrlainne returns at 8pm on Friday with a screening of “Paris is Burning” followed by a ‘Vaguely Vogue Ball’ from 10.30pm. Admission is £10 and all donations will go towards Gay Pride.
For those with an interest in learning the Irish language, there will be intensive Irish language courses on Saturday, 9th June and Sunday, 10th June. On Sunday 10th June the annual Field Trip and Drumceatt Convention of Poets will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Limavady. A free bus to the event will be leaving the Cultúrlann at 2.30pm.
For more information on any of the events call 02871264132 or visit www.culturlann-doire.ie