Event Category: FrielFest: Brian Friel International 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

Derry & Donegal Celebrate Brian Friel

Derry & Donegal Celebrate Brian Friel

Making History is the signature play in this year’s festival with rehearsed readings in Derry’s Guildhall and at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny. Friel’s fascination with history has inspired us to acknowledge his deep love of Homer’s two epics poems, which are part of the […]

The Odyssey by Homer Ep. 5

The Odyssey by Homer Ep. 5

12PM €10 (includes refreshment) Monday 28 August Fahan beach (Lisfannon), Inishowen, Donegal, Directed by Adrian Dunbar Brian Friel was devoted to Homer. In this special festival commission, The Odyssey is replanted from Europe’s easternmost Mediterranean coasts and islands to its westernmost coastline and in particular […]

War Music – A Version of the Iliad by Christopher Logue Ep. 5

War Music – A Version of the Iliad by Christopher Logue Ep. 5

£5 Monday 28 August Directed by Conall Morrison Cast: Michael Glenn Murphy, James Murphy & Nuala Hayes An epic poem inspired by Homer’s Iliad. Christopher Logue (d.2011) spent 30 years writing War Music, an extraordinary, contemporary version of Homer’s Iliad. The readings from War Music […]

War Music- A Version of the Iliad by Christopher Logue Ep. 4

War Music- A Version of the Iliad by Christopher Logue Ep. 4

6pm £5 Sunday 27 August Directed by Conall Morrison Cast: Michael Glenn Murphy, James Murphy & Nuala Hayes An epic poem inspired by Homer’s Iliad. Christopher Logue (d.2011) spent 30 years writing War Music, an extraordinary, contemporary version of Homer’s Iliad. The readings from War […]

War Music- A Version of the Iliad by Christopher Logue Ep. 3

War Music- A Version of the Iliad by Christopher Logue Ep. 3

2pm £5 Saturday 26 August The Apprentice Boy’s Memorial Hall, Derry~Londonderry Directed by Conall Morrison Cast: Michael Glenn Murphy, James Murphy & Nuala Hayes An epic poem inspired by Homer’s Iliad. Christopher Logue (d.2011) spent 30 years writing War Music, an extraordinary, contemporary version of […]

War Music- A Version of the Iliad by Christopher Logue Ep. 2

War Music- A Version of the Iliad by Christopher Logue Ep. 2

7pm £5 Friday 25 August Directed by Conall Morrison Cast: Michael Glenn Murphy, James Murphy & Nuala Hayes An epic poem inspired by Homer’s Iliad. Christopher Logue (d.2011) spent 30 years writing War Music, an extraordinary, contemporary version of Homer’s Iliad. The readings from War […]

The Odyssey by Homer Ep. 3

The Odyssey by Homer Ep. 3

6PM €10 (includes refreshment) Saturday 26 August Carrickfinn Beach, Kincasslagh, Directed by Adrian Dunbar Brian Friel was devoted to Homer. In this special festival commission, The Odyssey is replanted from Europe’s easternmost Mediterranean coasts and islands to its westernmost coastline and in particular to five […]

The Odyssey by Homer Ep. 2

The Odyssey by Homer Ep. 2

4PM €10 (includes refreshment) Friday 25 August Narin-Portnoo Strand, Donegal Directed by Adrian Dunbar Brian Friel was devoted to Homer. In this special festival commission, The Odyssey is replanted from Europe’s easternmost Mediterranean coasts and islands to its westernmost coastline and in particular to five […]