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  • Abbey Arts Centre
  • October 10, 2020
  • Saturday, 8:00PM to 10:00PM

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Small Behaviours – Songs from a Witness Statement 2

Abbey Arts Centre

Saturday, 8:00PM to 10:00PM
October 10, 2020


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Small Behaviours – Songs from a Witness Statement 2

Abbey Arts Centre

Saturday, 8:00PM to 10:00PM
October 10, 2020


Level Three Covid-19 Restrictions and Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival – Live Performances Programme.

With Donegal’s imminent move to Level Three of the Plan for Living with Covid-19 now confirmed until October 16 next, this has implications for all of the planned programme of Donegal Bay live music and theatre performances at the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon and the Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey. Due to the additional restrictions on indoor,  public gatherings that will follow, it will not now be possible for these venues to host any of the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival live performances as advertised, as the period of Level Three Restrictions coincides directly with the festival dates.

As such, the  Festival,  the venues and the artists impacted are working together to devise optimal solutions for each impacted event. Our collective aim will be to save as much of the festival programme as possible by rearranging performance dates to late October and into November.  The Festival website will be regularly updated to inform the public of details of rearranged performances, or other possible solutions such as online broadcasts.

Members of the public who have already purchased tickets for festival events which cannot now take place on their advertised dates may opt for a full refund immediately, or they may wish to rebook for their particular event, as rescheduling is organised over the coming days. Please check with the festival website or contact the venue where the booking was made, for further updates.

Meanwhile, the Festival’s online programme commences this evening (Friday, September 25) with the first episode of Dark Daughter’s four-part online drama, Drumshee Days, which you can enjoy from 7:00pm on the festival Youtube channel, via the festival website

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Small Behaviours – Songs from a Witness Statement

Written by Kathryn O’Callaghan.

Performed by Kathryn O’Callaghan, Seamus Devenney and the Donegal Camerata String Quartet, led by Victor Yelamo.

Small Behaviours is the story of a young woman and her family who find themselves caught up in the events of 1916 and the War of Independence. Inspired by the personal Witness Statement of Catherine Rooney (neé Byrne), archived by the Bureau of Military History, this song cycle provides a unique insight into the perspective of ordinary Irish women of that time. 

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