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Straw Craft Ireland

07/04/2015 - 12:00
Saor in Aisce (free)

Try out the Celtic art of straw craft with the Armagh Rhymers in this popular workshop for 4 to 11 year olds.

Lunchtime Session

07/04/2015 - 12:00
Saor in Aisce (free)

Live and acoustic music over lunch with local musicians. This is an open session - bring along your instrument!

Opening Ceremony

07/04/2015 - 20:00
£5.00

The Pan Celtic Festival opens with colourful ceremony including performances from all of the participating Celtic nations.

Experience a wide variety of Celtic cultural traditions, including indigenous music, folk singing and dancing.

The opening ceremony will be followed by a Pan-Celtic céilí dancing event, in which everyone is welcome to take part.

Welsh Taster Course

08/04/2015 - 10:00
Saor in Aisce (free)

Dr Wmffre is a Lecturer in Irish Language at Ulster University. An expert in phonetics and dialectology, he is currently engaged in research in various aspects of the Celtic languages.

Placenames Lecture & Book Launch

08/04/2015 - 13:00
Saor in Aisce (free)

This talk by Niall Comer, a Lecturer in Irish in the University of Ulster, concerns the place-names of Derry City, which is the topic of his recent book, ‘The Place-Names of Derry City’. The townland names of the Parishes of Templemore and Glendermott are discussed in detail in this publication, names which show the rich Gaelic and ecclesiastical history of the city.

Traditional Singing Competition

08/04/2015 - 19:00
£5.00

Festival Club: Ireland

08/04/2015 - 21:00
£5.00

The Pan Celtic Festival Club kicks off every year with a display of the finest in Irish culture and tradition. This event will exhibit the high calibre of traditional musicians and dancers in Derry and the North West. Expect singing, dancing and plenty of high-powered traditional music.

Irish Taster Course

09/04/2015 - 10:00
Saor in Aisce (free)

Conal Mac Seáin is a research student in Ulster University. A native speaker of Irish from the Donegal Gaeltacht he is currently working on a PhD on the life and works of Henry Morris.

Lecture with Dr. Maxim Fomin

09/04/2015 - 13:00
Saor in Aisce (free)

Religious Shift in the traditions of Ireland, Armenia and Sri Lanka

Dr Fomin is a Senior Lecturer at Ulster University. An expert in folklore, he was the primary investigator on the ‘Stories of the Sea’ project.

Cornish Taster Course

09/04/2015 - 13:00
Saor in Aisce (free)

A very basic introduction to the Cornish language, delivered by John Ellery Gillingham.