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This Autumn at the Regional Cultural Centre

Regional Cultural Centre,Port Road,Letterkenny

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23rd Sept - 10th Nov 2022, Letterkenny

THE Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny presents a wide range of events from music, film to art as part of its autumn programme.

Culture Night makes a much anticipated return on Friday 23rd September and the RCC looks forward to opening its doors for the night to offer a host of free events.

The evening will feature Donegal Youth Orchestra (Open Rehearsal); Drive-in Cinema Workshop for Kids; The Letterkenny Social, an eclectic evening of live music; Mary Toland (Exhibition Opening); and the Dumbworld Pop-up Exhibition.

John O’Connor and Ailbhe McDonagh join forces to bring an intimate evening of cello and piano music to the RCC performing sonatas by Beethoven and some glorious shorter works by Faurè, Chopin and McDonagh herself on Sunday 16th October.

Making their long-awaited return to the RCC, the renowned West Ocean String Quartet take to the RCC stage on Thursday 20th October.

The quartet has shared stages and studios with some of the very finest, including Christy Moore, Liam O’Flynn, Stephen Rea, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Matt Molloy, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Brian Kennedy, Cathal Ó Searcaigh and Eimear Quinn.

On Wednesday 26th October, Howe Gelb (Giant Sand) with special guest Mark McCausland (The Lost Brothers) will be at the RCC.

Howe Gelb has long been burdened with mantles such as ‘godfather of alt-country’ and ‘elder ambassador of desert rock’, but in truth, he can’t be categorised.

The Guardian described MacCausland’s most recent album, ‘After The Fire After The Rain’, as ‘sublime’ while The Irish Times stated that the album was ‘deeply soulful’.


The RCC’s Look! Film Club presents two films this autumn, showing The Good Boss, a darkly funny Spanish comedy starring Javier Bardem, on Thursday 6th October and Róise & Frank, which tells the story of a widow who has given up on life and becomes convinced that a stray dog is the reincarnation of her Hurling-loving husband, on Thursday 27th October.

On Thursday 10th November Music Network presents the unusual combination of Christian-Pierre La Marca on cello and Félicien Brut on accordion performing a set of world music, including Bach, Rameau, Paganini, Gershwin, Galliano and more.

For more information on all events, visit the brand new website at regionalculturalcentre.com, sign up to the newsletter and follow the RCC on social media.

The Regional Cultural Centre is kindly supported by Donegal County Council & Arts Council Ireland.


RCC Letterkenny is a multi-disciplinary arts facility developed by Donegal County Council.

The distinctive glass and aluminium structure was designed by award winning Letterkenny-based MacGabhann Architects. It presents a programme of exhibitions, concerts, film, digital media and education and outreach.

The centre incorporates a first floor art gallery, an auditorium with 150 retractable seats and full cinema facilities, three multi-purpose workshops, two dedicated digital media suites, two small music rehearsal rooms and two foyer galleries. An ongoing programme of local, national and international art exhibitions is presented throughout the year. Admission to exhibitions is free.

For full list of events click on the website URL below


Starts Friday 23 September 2022
Ends Thursday 10 November 2022
Type Festival and Events


Please check the RCC website - link below


Regional Cultural Centre,
Port Road,
F92 C8HD

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