Drogheda Samba Festival to host the largest number of overseas performers in its history

The largest number of overseas performers in its 20 year history will take part in Drogheda Samba Festival on June 28th 29th and 30th, which will be launched with a fanfare of Iron Age instruments.

The Boyneside percussion extravaganza has been designated as a Gathering Flagship Festival and thanks to generous funding from IPB Insurance, the overall Gathering sponsors, the festival has been able to host the largest ever number of performers from abroad.

Louis and Jim Together: An event not to be missed

The Droichead Arts Centre in association with the 20th Drogheda Samba Festival will present a unique concert featuring Louis Stewart, the legendary Irish jazz guitarist and Jim Doherty, Ireland’s greatest living jazz pianist on Friday 28th June at 9pm in the Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St, Drogheda. Tickets are 12 /10 euro.

Giant Octopus Heading for Dublin and Drogheda!!

The Octopus is the name of a new street theatre presentation currently being developed by Samba Resille, in preparation for their Irish tour in June 2013. Samba Resille are one of the most established Afro-Brasilian music and dance groups in France, and are based in Toulouse. The group boasts an ex-masambeiro amongst it ranks in the form of Yacine Marwan.

Drogheda Samba Festival 2013 hopes to attract more than 300 drummers

Drogheda Samba Festival hopes to attract 300 or more drummers to its annual festival which takes place on June 28th, 29th and 30th this year – the biggest number ever gathered in Ireland. “We hope to make this one to remember to mark our 20th anniversary and also our designation as a flagship festival for The Gathering,” said director Phil Conyngham.

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