DONEGAL-BASED PLAYWRIGHT BRIAN FRIEL TO BE HONOURED AT CROSS-BORDER FESTIVAL

first_imgDonegal-based Playwright Brian Friel will be honoured next month in a cross-Border celebration of his life’s work.The Lughnasa International Friel Festival, directed by Seán Doran, will run from August 20th until August 31st, with plays, talks, music and dance, the organiser promises.It begins with a journey across the Foyle estuary from Magilligan to Greencastle, Co Donegal, where Friel now lives, for four days of events linking the writer with his place.Irish Times columnist and writer Fintan O’Toole will give the opening lecture at the Guildhall in Derry, which was the setting for Friel’s play Freedom of the City, introduced by Gary McKeone.The Lughnasa Festival, which is to become an annual event, will each year host a new production of one of his works, beginning, appropriately, this year with Dancing at Lughnasa.DONEGAL-BASED PLAYWRIGHT BRIAN FRIEL TO BE HONOURED AT CROSS-BORDER FESTIVAL was last modified: July 20th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brian Frieldonegalplaywrightlast_img

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