Event Category: Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival

United by words: Celebrating Ireland’s borderland literary greats

United by words: Celebrating Ireland’s borderland literary greats

Ireland’s border counties are associated with three Nobel Prize-winning literary greats and many other giants of the written word. David Roy spoke to professional arts curators Sean Doran and Liam Browne about their plans to highlight our ‘northern literary lands’ Read more here.

Forget the Wild Atlantic Way: here are the Northern Literary Lands

Forget the Wild Atlantic Way: here are the Northern Literary Lands

Festival Artistic Directors Seán Doran and Liam Browne speak to The Irish Times about new initiative, Arts Over Borders, honouring the remarkable literary lineage of Ireland’s 11 Border counties. Read more about the festivals here

Enniskillen Beckett Festival Returns For 2017

Enniskillen Beckett Festival Returns For 2017

This Happy Days comes on the back of our successful Beckett festival in Paris, and henceforth the two festivals will work in tandem together. There’s the return of old favourites such as the Schubertiade and Precious Little concerts, the morning boat rides out to islands […]

Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett

Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett

12PM & 5PM £5 Sunday 3 September Enniskillen Directed by Adrian Dunbar and featuring Frank McCusker and Orla Charlton. Catastrophe (1982) is a one-act play originally written in French, then translated into English by the author. The play was premiered at the Avignon Festival and […]

Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett

Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett

12PM & 5PM £5 Saturday 2 September Enniskillen Directed by Adrian Dunbar and featuring Frank McCusker and Orla Charlton. Catastrophe (1982) is a one-act play originally written in French, then translated into English by the author. The play was premiered at the Avignon Festival and […]

The Singular Sing – Song Singers

The Singular Sing – Song Singers

7PM £10 Friday 1 September Enniskillen Royal Grammar School A 90 minute singing workshop with opera singer Ruby Philogene. As a pupil at Portora Royal School (now Enniskillen Royal Grammar School), Beckett formed the Singular Sing – Song Singers.

Precious Little

Precious Little

1.10PM Free Saturday 2 September St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen Musical Recital Ruby Philogene MBE (mezzo soprano) with Julius Drake.   Duration: 20minutes We are grateful to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the loan of the Steinway Grand Piano, for the purpose of this […]

Life, Death and Beyond with Raymond Tallis and Mark O’Connell

Life, Death and Beyond with Raymond Tallis and Mark O’Connell

2PM £5 Sunday 3 September Enniskillen Royal Grammar School Raymond Tallis and Mark O’Connell with Carlo Gebler Raymond Tallis is a writer, philosopher and former professor of geriatric medicine. In his latest book, The Black Mirror: Fragments from an Obituary of Life he contemplates his […]

From An Abandoned Work

From An Abandoned Work

10AM & 11AM £6 (price includes bus) Sunday 3 September Enniskillen Castle (carpark pick-up) Directed by Netia Jones Short prose piece by Beckett ‘Up bright and early that day, I was young then, feeling awful, and out, mother hanging out of the window in her […]

To The Islands

To The Islands

8AM (Boat Departs From The Round ‘O’) £8 Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 September Enniskillen, The Round ‘O’ Early Morning Readings An early morning boat journey on Lough Erne, alighting on a different island each day where one of the Festival artists will read a short […]