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Music Events in Donegal

Festivals & Events

Whatever your interest, there´s a festival for you! Donegal boasts a year-round programme of unique and exciting festivals and events with something to suit every taste. Check out our comprehensive calendar of Festivals and Events in Donegal.

The Murder Express

30th September 2023 The Murder Express: Criminals at the Carnival We invite you to enter the world of mystery. The year is 1891, and The Borlotti Brothers’ Carnival is on tour across Europe. Their next stop is the small town of Oakfield. It has been 20 years since the carnival last came to town but many Oakfield inhabitants still remember the chaos from last time… It’s not just th…

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Tanya McCole - Live at Lifford Old Courthouse

6th October 2023, Lifford John Prine says........“The world should know about Tanya McCole. I love her voice. She is authentic in every way - and a great road buddy too. Go Tanya, Go!” (January 2019) Tanya McCole grew up in the unique village that is Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Having moved to London in '94 she returned to Ireland and settled in Galway city. Her first band was the very…

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Jim Brown - The King - Live at Lifford Old Courthouse

7th October 2023, Lifford Regarded as the quintessential Elvis tribute act, Jim Brown takes to the stage for the second time at Lifford Old Courthouse for what promises to be a special show. The King’s own story is as steeped in legend as the good lord Elvis himself. Born in Belfast and married with five children, the young King was reluctantly hauled on stage at a works karaoke. When the crow…

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October Bank Holiday Country Music Festival

27th - 29th October 2023 - Bundoran’s longest running Country Music Festival returns to the Allingham Arms Hotel this October bank holiday with a feast of stars including Declan Nerney, Patrick Feeney, Jimmy Buckley and more! A great weekend full of Country Music not to be missed.

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The Dolly Parton & Shania Twain Tribute Show

3rd November 2023 - The Dolly Parton & Shania Twain Tribute Show A night of brilliant live music as two of the greatest country stars come together for a star studded tribute night. Featuring all the hits you'd imagine, this is a night not to be missed! A guaranteed sell out, so don't leave it too late to secure your tickets!

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Allingham Festival

8th–12th November 2023 The Allingham Festival is an Arts Festival with broad appeal. It includes events to appeal to families and individuals. Key event types are Drama, Music, Topical Lectures, Book Readings, Writing Competitions, History, music, and general entertainment. The festival takes place in early November, which is normally a quiet time, and we have built up a solid and increasi…

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Essentially Cher - Live at Lifford Old Courthouse

25th November 2023, Lifford. Trisha McCluney is Ireland's ONLY tribute to the music Icon CHER. Having exploded onto the tribute scene back in 2019 and making a massive impact all over the UK and Ireland she is going from strength to strength and is fast becoming one of the most sought after tribute acts. Her ability to capture both the sound and look of the Goddess of Pop is so remarkable th…

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