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The Raines

Christ Church

The Raines comprises of Ruth Dillon (vocals, guitar, ukulele), Yvonne Tiernan (vocals/ukulele/percussion), and Juliana Erkkonen (fiddle and vocals). Ruth who has toured and recorded with the legendary vocalist Dolores Keane,...


John Moriary Memorial Lecture with Mary O’Malley

Station House Theatre

The memorial lecture, named in honour of the Irish philosopher and mystic, John Moriarty, it provides an opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of this influential figure in Irish...


Clifden Elf and Fairy Trail

The Square

Fairy JIL and her family and friends left a message for Clifden Tidy Towns asking if they could arrange for the children to come out together again. Our magical friends...


The Irish Mexian-San Patricio Celebration

The Square

The San Patricio Mexican Dancer Celebration at the Clifden Arts Festival is an event that honours the memory of John Reilly and the San Patricio Battalion. The celebration brings together...


Opera at Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey

Presented by Friends of the Vocal Arts, supporting the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition.   Featuring top Irish talent: Mairead Buicke, soprano (English National Opera, Grange Park Opera). Anne Marie...


The Grand Parade

The Square

The Grand Parade LUXE, a renowned procession and landscape theatre group, returns to Clifden to present the “Night Journey” as part of the Grand Parade. With horses, lanterns, and stunning...


Walk the Line – Johnny Cash Tribute Show

The Square

Walk The Line returns to Clifden with an electrifying show that pays tribute not only to Johnny Cash but also to the legendary artists of Sun Studios, including the incomparable...


One for the Road

Musicians from the Slieve Bloom Sessions in Kinnitty and Ballyboy Comhaltas combine to bring a unique blend of music, songs, atmosphere, and crack to this very prestigious event. Musicians include...


Book Launch Micheal Viney’s Natural World

Launched by Deirdre Veldon, Group Managing Director, The Irish Times   Not long before he died on 30th May 2023, Michael Viney completed what he described as ‘a personal popular...

2023 Festival Programme