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September 30th - October 16th 2022

Presented by Donegal County Council Culture Division

WELCOME

Level Three Covid-19 Restrictions & Live Performances

With Donegal’s move to Level Three of the Plan for Living with Covid 19 now confirmed until October 16 next, this has implications for all of the planned programme of Donegal Bay live music and theatre performances at the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon and the Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey.

Due to the additional restrictions on indoor gatherings that will follow, it will not now be possible for these venues to host any of the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival live performances as advertised, as the period of Level Three Restrictions coincides wih the festival dates. As such, the  Festival,  the venues and the artists impacted are working together to devise optimal solutions for each impacted event. Our collective aim will be to save as much of the festival programme as possible by rearranging performance dates to late October and to November.  This website will be regularly updated to inform the public of details of rearranged performances, or other possible solutions such as online broadcasts.

Members of the public who have already purchased tickets for festival events which cannot now take place on their original dates may opt for a full refund immediately, or they may wish to rebook for their particular event, as rescheduling is organised over the coming days. Please check with the festival website or contact the venue where the booking was made, for further updates.

Meanwhile, the Festival’s online programme commences this evening ( Friday, September 25) with the first episode of Dark Daughter’s four part online drama, Drumshee Days, which you can enjoy from 7.00pm on the festival Youtube channel, or on this website. 

The 22nd Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival

A Festival of Music, Theatre, Comedy & Literary Events

Presented by Donegal County Council Culture Division in partnership with a range of arts organizations, cultural venues and community groups, largely from the South and South West of the county.  

Featured Events

Music | Ceol
Live Event
The Bluestack Chorale presents
Friday September 30
8:00pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Saturday October 1
Tour 11.00am / Concert 8.30pm
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
LUXE Landscape and Processional Theatre
Saturday, October 1
8:00pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Saturday, October 1
8.00pm
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
Thursday, October 6
8.00pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Friday, October 7.
7.00pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Cuireann Cairdeas na bhFidléirí i láthair
Saturday October 8 & Sunday October 9
11am - 12.30am
Film | Scannán
Live Event
Cuireann Cairdeas na bhFidléirí i láthair
Saturday October 8
1:30pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Saturday, October 8
8.00pm
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
An Irish Repertory Theatre New York production
Saturday October 8
8.00pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Cuireann Cairdeas na bhFidléirí i láthair
Saturday October 8
9:00pm
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
Dark Daughter Productions & Erne Enterprise Development present
Sunday October 9
Meet at 3.00pm at St. Anne’s Hall
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Première Performance
Sunday October 9
8.00pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Fantastic Irish Folk and Americana Double Bill
Wednesday, October 12
8.00pm
Literary | Liteartha
Live Event
In association with the Frances Browne Literary Festival
Friday October 14
5:00pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Friday, October 14
8.30pm
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
In association with the Frances Browne Literary Festival
Saturday October 15 & Sunday October 16
2.00pm & 4.00pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Ceol na gConallach á chur i láthair
Dé Satharn/Saturday 15ú Meán Fómhair/October
8.30pm
Literary | Liteartha
Live Event