24th March 2023
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The Irish Arts Festival kicks off in Sitges – full programme of events, Thurs-Sun

The Creative Connexions Ireland: Sitges ’22 Festival kicks off in Sitges this Thursday and runs until Sunday 30 October, with over 1,000 festival goers set to enjoy more than 60 musicians from Ireland travelling to Sitges for a four-day festival of music, dance, theatre and youth arts.

This year’s festival will see world premieres of new Irish works, a high-energy dance event and the dynamic folk orchestra NoCrows – a unique group with diverse musical roots, from Irish traditional to Latin rumba, classical, jazz, rock and Balkan music. The main performances take place between the stages of El Mercat Vell and Els Jardins del Retiro, as well as around 30 fringe events in several bars, bistros and hotels around Sitges.

New for this year is The Fiddler of Sitges, an international folk fiddle competition, and with over 80 performers in total, and more than 60 events over the four days, there will be something to suit everybody.

Irish performers at the festival include blues singer Mary Coughlan, actor Geraldine Plunkett, fiddlers Ultan O’Brien, Paul Kelly, Mossie Martin, dancer Nic Gareiss as well as Dublin’s own The X Factor finalist Mary Byrne. They will bejoined by a stalwart line-up of Catalan and Spanish musicians – Anais Falcó, Bellaveu, Bruel, Ángel Laguna, multi-instrumentalist Joan Pinós and many more from the heart of the Sitges music scene. 

Click here for the FULL PROGRAMME with EACH DAY’S EVENTS.

You can also download the full programme as a PDF.

Click here for TICKETS.

Creative Connexions Ireland: Sitges ’22 is supported by Culture Ireland, the Ajuntament de Sitges and The Embassy of Ireland in Madrid. At Sitges in English we are proud to support the festival as media partners.

ALSO READ: The Fiddler of Sitges: a new competition as part of the Irish Arts Festival.

ALSO READ: Focus: familiar voices of Ireland coming to the Irish Arts Festival in Sitges.

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