Boyle Arts Festival 2016

BAF 2016

Boyle Arts Festival 2016

Press Release Text by Brendan McGee

Boyle is certainly the place to be this summer, with appearances by Phil Coulter, Sharon Shannon, Paddy Casey, Frances Black, Kieran Goss and Deirdre O’Kane all lined up for the 27th annual Boyle Arts Festival, which will take place from July 21st to 31st. More details of very exciting and diverse events will soon be announced when the official programme and new website are launched, in a few weeks time.

The event calendar is already bursting at the seams with almost fifty events, including an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, comedy, workshops, storytelling, children’s events, poetry, readings and much more!

Tickets for a selection of events are now available to purchase in advance on

Some of the names to watch out for include acclaimed singer songwriter Paddy Casey, who will kick off this year’s musical programme with an appearance in Daly’s Storehouse on July 22nd.
After a five year hiatus, Paddy returned last year with his fourth album The Secret Life Of and this is his first appearance in Boyle.

Phil Coulter, who needs no introduction, will make a welcome return to Boyle on July 24th with a performance in St. Joseph’s Church, featuring a full band and some of his best loved songs.

Sharon Shannon and her band, will make a very special appearance in the Church of Ireland on July 26th and another not to be missed performance will be a special collaboration between Frances Black and Kieran Goss in King House on July 29th.

The Henry Girls will return to King House again this year for a performance on July 30th. The three sisters from Donegal continue to enjoy a very high profile both here and abroad, with their melodic folk music and intricate harmonies.

Comedian and actress Deirdre O’Kane will present a night of comedy in King House on July 28th.

As always, the centrepiece of Boyle Arts Festival is the main visual Exhibition, housed in the beautifully restored King House. The theme this year is ‘North by North West’ featuring the very best artistic talent from that part of the country. Several other exhibitions, including the highly acclaimed Local Artists exhibition, will take place during the Festival and details will be available in the programme.

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Boyle Arts Festival is supported by The Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland.