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MAIDEN CITY FESTIVAL 2010 The Maiden City Festival is a flagship celebration of diversity in Northern Ireland. The Maiden City Festival 2010 brings back friends and favourites, and introduces new performances and artists. We have expanded our drama on the historic Walls, and spread the diverse sounds of our lunchtime programme to three new venues. As always, the line-up promises a home for all those who wish to celebrate music, song or dance – just for the love of it, in a politics-free, baggage-free environment. The Festival offers something for everyone, and works hard to bring pride and tourist trade to Londonderry. Entirely within and around the Walls of historic Londonderry, the Maiden City Festival is the highlight of the City’s August holiday period and a major visitor attraction on the North West’s summer calendar. The Festival spectacularly adds to the celebratory buildup to the Apprentice Boys Association 321st Annual Commemoration of the Relief of Londonderry.

A special thanks to our funders…

To help you organise a great day out in Londonderry we have laid out this programme to make it easy to plan your visit and explore every aspect of this great City. Your experience of visiting the City will be enhanced with our Siege Heroes Trail, aimed at casual visitors taking a walk around the historic Walls. Either print off the map and tour before you leave home or follow the Trail with your web-enabled mobile phone.Or you can pick up a copy of the Siege Heroes Trial at the start point at the Memorial Hall. The Maiden City Festival is a showcase for Protestant culture of tolerance and openness, and for the heritage that is entrusted to the Apprentice Boys of Derry. The Maiden City Festival is the way in which the Protestant community of Londonderry, a minority community, makes a positive contribution to past heritage and contemporary life of the City and to diversity in expression of culture.

The Festival would like to thank all those who have contributed their time, energy and imagination, to making the Maiden City Festival possible, and especially to those who are not members of the Apprentice Boys of Derry. This initiative is being delivered as part of the Cultural, Heritage and Identity programme, in partnership between Strabane District Council, Omagh District Council and Derry City Council. It is supported by the Peace III programme and managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the North West Peace III Cluster.

Our thanks to: Sandelford, Buro De Funk, Johnston Press & The News Letter, Commercial Graphics NI.

We are grateful for the support of: DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

AN ROINN GNOTHAI EACHTRACHA

The Playhouse Theatre The Verbal Arts Centre Blue Eagle Productions The Sollus Centre, Bready The Nerve Centre The Junction & Holywell Trust The Trustees of the Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall The Apprentice Boys Association The Dean & Chapter of St Columb’s Cathedral

Details within are correct when going to print, but slight changes may occur. To conf irm details on all events please check www.MaidenCityFestival.com


AT A GLANCE

FESTIVAL Daily

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APPRENTICE BOYS MUSEUM & EXHIBITION (page 4) THE GUNS OF LONDONDERRY (page 4) THE OLD FOUNTAIN TOUR (page 4) The SIEGE STORY St Columb’s Cathedral (full details page 5) 2010 SIEGE TALES around the Walls (full details page 5)

SATURDAY, 7th AUGUST

o The Grocer’s Wife: at the Memorial Hall

MONDAY 9th AUGUST

o The Gravedigger: at the gate of St Augustine’s Church graveyard on Grand Parade

• CULTURE BITE (page 6) • SCOTS CEILIDH NIGHT (page 6)

o The Fat Man: at Walker’s Plinth, Grand Parade

TUESDAY 10th AUGUST

o The Jacobean Officer: on Double Bastion (were the besieged built a gallows)

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o Governor Lundy: on the Steps over Bishop’s Gate o The Artillery Man’s Wife: at the Sentinel House (Guard House) on the Walls o Morrison the Defender: by the cannon on Church Bastion

• PLAN YOUR DAY IN HISTORIC LONDONDERRY (below) There’s a great day out in Londonderry at the Maiden City Festival 2010… • Highland Dance & Skirl of the Pipes (full details page 4) • CULTURE BITE (for full details see pages 8 & 9) A diverse range of lunchtime performances in cafes and lunch spots within the Walls. o Bloom’s Cafe, Verbal Arts Centre – at the Double Bastion nr. Bishops Gate o The “13 Rounds” Bar, Pie & Pint Week, Memorial Hall o Café Nervosa, The Nerve Centre, Magazine Street o NEW FOR 2010 Boston Tea Party, Craft Village between Magazine and Shipquay streets

• COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR, Cathedral Car Park (page 5) • BLUEGRASS ON THE WALLS (page 5) • MAIDEN GRASS evening concert (page 5) • LINE DANCE ExTRAVAGANzA (page 5)

CULTURE BITE (page 6 & 7) LEAVING LONDONDERRY Lecture (page 7) KIDS POP CONCERT (Page 7) FIREWORKS (Page 7) HAS THE MEM GOT TALENT? (page 7)

WEDNESDAY 11th AUGUST • • • • •

SCOTTISH HIGHLAND DANCE COMPETITION (page 10) CULTURE BITE (pages 10) THE ARCHES - Lecture (page 10) CRIMSON PLAYERS – VARIETY SHOW (page 10) LATE NIGHT – SHANIA CAIN (page 10)

THURSDAY 12th AUGUST • CULTURE BITE (page 11) • LOYAL ARCHES IN LONDONDERRY – Exhibition & Guide (page 11) • BLOOD & THUNDER – North West Book Launch (page 11) • A TRIBUTE TO LIVERPOOL IMPERIAL CORPS OF DRUMS, LIVERPOOL (page 11) • LATE NIGHT – THEM BEATLES (page 11)

o Louis’s, Shipquay Street o NEW FOR 2010 Café Del Mondo, (World on a Plate performances), Shipquay Gate opposite Guildhall Square o NEW FOR 2010 Java, Ferryquay Gate on Ferryquay Street

FRIDAY 13th AUGUST • CULTURE BITE (page 12) • THAT FRIDAY SOUND - Remo and Billy Hanna (page 12) • LOYAL ARCHES IN LONDONDERRY - Exhibition & Guide (page 12)

o Café Artisan, Bishop Street & London Street.

SATURDAY 14th AUGUST • GOOD AFTERNOON AT THE MEM – Tea Dances (page 4)

• RELIEF OF DERRY PAGEANT (page 13) • 321st RELIEF OF DERRY COMMEMORATIONS (page 13)

PLAN YOUR DAY IN HISTORIC LONDONDERRY We’ve planned this year’s Festival week so the visitor can walk the Walls and adsorb the history with a range of performances and events, with a range of lunchtime venues to stop, rest and refuel while enjoying one of the diverse range of performances within the CULTURE BITE PROGRAMME. Follow the Siege Heroes Trail, starting at the Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall. Start your day with a demonstration of the period cannon and musket of the Crimson Players. Follow the trail and listen to the Siege Tales along the Walls, or some Highland Dance and Skirl at Double Bastion, or lunch at Blooms Cafe. Or perhaps start with the short tour of the Fountain and then visit St Columb’s Cathedral for the Siege Story and then to the period gun demonstration at the Memorial Hall. It’s your day, and there’s lot to choose from along the Siege Heroes trail.

www.SiegeHeroesTrail.com

11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30 1.00 1.30 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 Guns of Londonderry Highland Dance & Skirl Tour the Old Fountain area A lunchtime CULTURE BITE

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THE OLD FOUNTAIN TOUR

FESTIVAL Events

Presented by: the Bob Harte Memorial Trust – telling the social history of the Fountain Monday 9th – Friday 12th 12 noon, starting at the Thiepval Gallery, George Street.

There are events that happen before or for the duration of the Festival that deserve a special mention.

APPRENTICE BOYS MUSEUM & EXHIBITION

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Local historian William Temple talks a walk down memory lanes and streets of the old Fountain, pointing out how it would have been in past times. Long gone, but not forgotten, the locations of places such as the Synagogue and Well are noted along the way. This is a short half hour tour, but a hugely fascinating insight into the Fountain’s history. 13

No charge for this event, but a small minimum donation of £1 to the Bob Harte Memorial Trust would be very much appreciated.

HIGHLAND DANCE & SkIRL OF THE PIPES

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Double Bastion, Monday 9th – Friday 13th 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm. A performance of highland dancing, piping and drumming presented by the Sollus Centre, Bready.

Memorial Hall Museum open until the end of October. Apprentice Boys Association Exhibition for the duration of the Festival, 7th, 9th-13th August. The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall and Museum is open throughout the summer, 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday, and Saturday by arrangement by contacting 077 1327 3011. The Memorial Hall provides a unique opportunity for anyone to take a look behind the doors of the Memorial Hall and its various meeting rooms. There is a permanent Museum space within the Memorial Hall, including a video presentation explaining the foundation and significant aspects of the Apprentice Boys history and Association. For the Festival Week there is FREE ADMISSION to the Hall. At other times there is a small charge of £2 per person. ALL ARE WELCOME.

GOOD AFTERNOON AT THE MEM 13 Tea Dance at the Memorial Hall, Minor Hall, Monday 9th - Thursday 12th – 2.30pm-4.30pm.

THE GUNS OF LONDONDERRY The Memorial Hall Garden Society Street Saturday 7th, Monday 9th to Friday 13th: 11.30am and 2.30pm, and by request. Each day Norman & William will provide a period guide to the cannon and guns of the Siege of Derry. Norman will talk you through the history of the Seventeenth Century armaments used in the Siege of the City 1688-1689, explaining the cannon you will see as you walk around the historic Walls on the Siege Heroes Trail. In the Memorial Garden that lies alongside the Memorial Hall both Norman and William will demonstrate the period muskets and replica cannon that are used as part of the Crimson Players’s Pageant* re-enactment of the Siege of Derry. If you want to book a group for this FREE talk/walk on the Guns of Londonderry, contact the Festival Office. See booking form for details. *This year’s Pageant takes place at Carlisle Roundabout (end of Craigavon Bridge): Saturday 14th, 12 noon, prior to the 321st Commemoration of the Relief of Londonderry in 1689.

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Monday 9rd – music by Danny Feeney Tuesday 10th – music by John Trotter & Friends Wednesday 11th – music by John Trotter & Friends Thursday 12th – music by Danny Feeney Twist and shout of the 1960s has moved on to a more relaxed Tea Dance in the Memorial Hall Minor Hall. This is a chance for the 1960s generation to return to the Memorial Hall for an afternoon of dance, chat and a little reminiscence. While over at the Mem, perhaps you’d take some time to attend some of the other events around the Walls and make a wee tour of it. Enjoy. FREE EVENT


SIEGE STORY…

…& SIEGE TALES

St Columb’s Cathedral – Saturday 7th, Monday 9th 20 to Friday 13th: 12noon, 2pm and 4pm.

Around the Walls – Saturday 7th, Monday 9th to Friday 13th: 11am to 4pm. The Siege Story in the Cathedral tells the story of the historic Siege 1688-1689 from the Shutting of the Gates to the Relief of Londonderry. There are lots more stories to tell, and this year we introduce a series of Siege Tales from more characters, real and imagined, from the Siege period. They will regularly tell their stories from 11am to 4pm around the Walls, from the Memorial Hall to the Cathedral:

The Grocer’s Wife: at the Memorial Hall The Gravedigger: at the gate of St Augustine’s Church graveyard on Grand Parade The story begins at the door of the Cathedral as an excited young apprentice SPIKE tells of having just shut the gates on the advancing troops… The Siege Story is a series of five monologues that each explore different aspects of the Siege Story 1688-1689. The story is of the young apprentice, of the military man, of the people, of the church, and of life and love in war. We are keeping the story entirely within St Columb’s Cathedral, which played a key role in the Siege and within which the visitor will find many items that date from this period. The performance starts at the main entrance door of the Cathedral, moves through the Cathedral and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

The Fat Man: at Walker’s Plinth, Grand Parade The Jacobean Officer: on Double Bastion (were the besieged built a gallows)

Governor Lundy: on the Steps over Bishop’s Gate The Artillery Man’s Wife: at the Sentinel House (Guard House) on the Walls

Morrison the Defender: by the cannon on Church Bastion. This initiative is being delivered as part of the Cultural, Heritage and Identity programme, in partnership between Strabane District Council, Omagh District Council and Derry City Council. It is supported by the Peace III programme and managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the North West Peace III Cluster.

FE STIVAL PRO G R A MME MAIDEN GRASS

SATURDAY, 7th AUGUST TRADITIONAL COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR

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London Street, Cathedral Car Park, Saturday 7th – 12noon-4pm A great choice of country crafts across a range of stalls. A wonderful place to pick up locally produced items as a little something different.

BLUEGRASS ON THE WALLS Around the Walls, Saturday 7th – 1pm-4pm Bluegrass on the Walls is a popular event that takes music to the walls, streets and shopping centres of the City. Once again a selection of the very best in Bluegrass will be on the streets and Walls of the City. Playing on the day will be the Niall Toner Band, Broken String Band, Woodbine, Clew Bay Critters, Wookalily, Janet Holmes & Band and Acoustic Grass. All the bands join in a weekend of great music, evolved from the music that once departed from the shores of Ulster, and returning to the Maiden City for this headline event that opens the Festival to everyone. We are delighted to join with the Foyle Folk Festival which is running Friday 6th-Sunday 8th. Both have combined to offer a free afternoon of bluegrass folks at Café Del Mondo. Wookalily and the Broken String Band will be playing between 1pm and 4pm in the courtyard, weather permitting.

Saturday 7th - 7.30pm-10pm at The Junction, Bishop Street.

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An all female line-up of Bluegrass inspired music including the exciting Wookalily, the delightful Janet Holmes and the lovely Eilidh Patterson.

LINE DANCE EXTRAVAGANzA Saturday 7th– 9pm-late – Memorial Hall Once again hosted by the wonderful Elma and Sharon this promises to be an extraordinary night with Disco by DJ Frankie and DJ keith, and live music from MT ALLAN direct from Blackpool’s Norbeck Castle, and an exhibition performance by the 2010 World Champion. Line Dance is popular across all communities and has a dedicated following in the Maiden City, and the Memorial Hall is delighted to be a central dance venue where everyone is welcome.

What they said after 2009: …congratulations to the promoters of the Maiden City Festival hosting an event such as the Line Dancing Extravaganza is a f antastic opportunity to show all religions can come under one roof and dance and enjoy music…” “It was great to see so many groups brought together in a venue… welcoming all, regardless of age, gender, or religious denomination.”

Once again the Line Dance Extravaganza 2010 promises to be a great night of entertainment and dance, and tickets will sell quickly. Admission is ticket only £5. You can pay at the door, but to guarantee entry, please contact 077 1843 6923 or 077 3200 3358.

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MONDAY, 9th AUGUST

SCOTS CEILIDH NIGHT

CULTURE BITE

Monday 9th – Memorial Hall, 8.30pm-11pm

Verbal Arts Centre – exhibitions, coffee shop and The Henry Girls (Traditional) Monday 9th – Verbal Arts Centre at Double Bastion nr. Bishops Gate 12.00 – 2pm

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A night of great Scottish music and dance. A huge welcome to the Festival for kintra, the exciting sound of traditional music with a twist. Under the musical direction of renowned fiddle player Matt McGranaghan and co-founder James Kee, kintra focuses on the shared elements of the Scotch / Irish cultures in a modern and contemporary way, while maintaining respect for the shared heritage. The group’s enthusiastic approach to music, song and dance makes it fresh, new and modern, and brings it bang up-to-date. As well as the great sound of kintra, enjoy a night of dancing with exhibition performances by Bready’s Sollus Total Dance and join in with Ceilidh Call for a evening of Scottish country dancing. A great value night out. Festival favourites, Joleen, Lorna and Karen are three of six sisters from Inishowen in Co. Donegal. Their music has been described as traditional, folk, bluesy, roots, world and contemporary. It is indeed an eclectic mix of their individual and collective musical experiences. The Henry Girls released their first album, Between Us, in 2002 to widespread critical acclaim. It proved a valuable asset as it gave the group access to a wider audience and is now regularly heard on Radio Ulster, Radio Foyle, Highland Radio and RTÉ 1. In 2005, the Henry Girls, along with their guitarist Stephen Murray, made it through to the finals of RTÉ’s You’re A Star and after a public vote came third out of 5,000 hopefuls in this national competition. Last year th¡ey performed an extra session at the Culture Bite with Natty Wailer, and this year hears them fresh from a bluegrass collaboration with The Foxhunt at the Cork Midsummer Festival, June, and the Earigail Arts Festival, July. They’ve also played the Manchester Irish Festival in March, At Westport in June and will be playing the Northside Festival, Dublin, in August. Their latest album, Dawn, is available. Check their website www.thehenrygirls.com or find them on Facebook.

Starts 8.30pm sharp Admission £5

TUESDAY, 10th AUGUST CULTURE BITE Verbal Arts Centre – exhibitions, coffee shop and kate O’Callaghan (accompanied by Seamus Devenny on percussion, Peter Doherty on upright bass, Mark Black on guitar) 19 Tuesday 10th – Verbal Arts Centre at Double Bastion nr. Bishops Gate 12.00 – 2pm

Ludwig O’Neil (Acoustic/Contemporary)

Kate O’Callaghan is a singer/songwriter displaying a potpourri of musical styles from soulful blues to jazzy folk. Born and reared in Dublin, she chose to leave behind a career in science to explore a world of music and creativity in Inishowen, Co. Donegal. Inspired by rural living, the awesome beauty of her surroundings and the whole spectrum of emotions that accompany life in general, Kate decided to pick up a guitar and start writing songs of her own in 2009. With an already established background in music – having managed and sung with the Inishowen Gospel Choir for 4 years and worked as a backing vocalist for various acts, including Jamaican born Natty Wailer & The Reggae Vibes – Kate has performed with various artists (including Duke Special, Liam O’ Maonlai, Foy Vance, Moya Brennan and Henry Mc Cullough) and appeared at many festivals and events including Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and the Festival of World Cultures. Kate is regularly accompanied by a number of musicians including Mark Black, Seamus Devenny, Peter Doherty (The Drifters) and Ted Ponsonby (Mary Black, Van Morrison and Emmylou Harris). She is currently collaborating and guesting with a variety of acts including The Henry Girls, Mark Black & The Roots Orchestra, US folk artist Jennifer Kimball, Californian Accordion-ista Amber Lee Baker and the critically acclaimed Massachusetts band Session Americana. More at www.myspace.com/kateocallaghanmusic

at Java, Ferryquay Gate, on Ferryquay Street.

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ALSO... Daveit Ferris (Acoustic / Powerpop / Rock) at the Café Nervosa, Magazine Street

Courtnay Griffin (Contemporary/Vocal) at the Artisan, London Street

Donal Scullion (Contemporary/Soul/Rock/Jazz) at Louis’s, Shipquay Street.

Bridgid O’Neill (Rich Country/BLues) with a Pie and Pint, The “13 Rounds” Bar, Memorial Hall

Swanee River (Soul, Blues, Rock&Roll) at Café Del Mondo, (World on a Plate performances), Shipquay Gate opposite Guildhall

Jennifer Jones (Contemporary/Pop/Soul/R&B) at Boston Tea Party, Craft Village, between Shipquay and Magazine Streets.


> > > ALSO... Flying Castros (high energy Indie/Rock)

FIREWORkS Tuesday 10th – 10.45pm

at the Café Nervosa, Magazine Street

kieran Murray (Acoustic Contemporary) at the Artisan, London Street Paddy Anderson (Acoustic / Flamenco / Blues) at Louis’s, Shipquay Street. Sheelin Folk (Acoustic / Celtic / Folk) with a Pie and Pint, The “13 Rounds” Bar, Memorial Hall

Here Come the Landed Gentry at Café Del Mondo, (World on a Plate performances) Shipquay Gate opposite Guildhall

Leah Jordan (Acoustic / Folk Rock / Other) at Boston Tea Party, Craft Village, between Shipquay and Magazine Streets.

John McGurgan (Acoustic/ Contemporary/Folk) at Java, Ferryquay Gate, on Ferryquay Street. Noisy and exciting fireworks is a perfect end to the kids’ day, and to everyone’s day. Leave the Memorial Hall with the kids and end the night with a Fireworks Display that provides a celebration of noise and colour, rising above the ancient City Walls. The bright lights shine on the Memorial Hall as a perfect ending to a fun day of great Festival events.

LEAVING LONDONDERRY The Presbyterian departure following the Siege. LECTURE: Tuesday 10th The Junction, Bishop Street 7.30pm – 9pm

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Maurice Clements gives a talk and opens discussion on the Presbyterian departure following the Siege of Londonderry. The Presbyterians had fought at the Siege of Londonderry and in Ireland for William III, in anticipation of a more liberal attitude to their faith with the departure of King James. It was not to be as they hoped.

kIDS POP CONCERT

HAS THE MEM GOT TALENT?

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Tuesday 10th – Memorial Hall, 10.30pm to late

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Tuesday 10th – Memorial Hall 8pm-10.30pm

Once the kids are gone, we find out whether or not the Mem’s got talent? A late night performance opportunity for anyone who wants to demonstrate their star potential. If you are over 18 and want to win absolutely nothing but the accolades of the audience and fame for the night, please enter by sending a demo CD or DVD/video to Trevor Devenney at the Memorial Hall, 13 Society Street, BT48 6PJ. Alternatively, just turn up on the night. If we’re overwhelmed with talent, there may even be a Saturday set aside for auditions. Watch the Festival website for updates.

Music will pound around the Mem with Disco, pop duo EASY STREET, and the Garth Fulton Show. This is a popular family night, with something for all the family to enjoy, even if it is only an escape for a wee drink in the 13 Rounds Bar and the Minor Hall. Upstairs the kids will have a night of bouncing music and entertainment from the Garth Fulton Show with balloons and face painting, and cartoon characters joining in the fun. FREE EVENT.

FESTIVAL OFFICE: For tickets and information call 077 1327 3011. Ticket collection by arrangement from: Moore’s Gift Shop, Strule Gardens, Irish Street, Waterside, Londonderry. During Festival week, ticket collection by arrangement at the Memorial Hall, Society Street, Londonderry.

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WEDNESDAY, 11th AUGUST

at the Café Nervosa, Magazine Street

THE 7TH MAIDEN CITY SCOTTISH HIGHLAND DANCE COMPETITION Wednesday 11th – Memorial Hall 10.30am sharp – 3.30pm

ALSO… Furlo (Indie/Rock) The Murphys (Acoustic / Folk) at the Artisan, London Street

Louisiana Joyride (Alternative/Country) at Louis’s, Shipquay Street.

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kyle Suckling (Contemporary/Country/Rock) with a Pie and Pint, at the “13 Rounds” Bar, Memorial Hall

Joey McCall and the Border Blues Band at Café Del Mondo, (World on a Plate performances), Shipquay Gate opposite Guildhall

Jonny Nixon (Blues/Folk/Rock) at Boston Tea Party, Craft Village, between Shipquay and Magazine Streets. Finbar Magee (Traditional/Jazz/Country/Blues/Folk) at Java, Ferryquay Gate, on Ferryquay Street.

THE ARCHES LECTURE – Wednesday 11th, 7.00pm-8.30pm: The Orange Room, Memorial Hall.

A day that highlights the very best in young Scottish dance. The event will begin at 10.30am sharp and will bring together young dancers to compete for the seventh Maiden City Scottish Highland Dance Competition. Organisers are looking forward to attracting competitors from Ulster, Scotland and further afield. Competition will be for Primary, Beginners, Novice, Intermediate and Premier. The event will be organised by the Sollus School of Highland Dance. All entrants must be registered with SOBHD, and the entry fee will be just £1.50 per dance. Entries must be registered before Saturday18th July. To request an entry form or more information, contact: Amanda Kee, 251 Victoria Road, Bready, BT82 0EB, 028 7184 1159 or 028 7184 1892 (work), or email akee@live.co.uk

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Bands, Banners, and Bowler Hats are all familiar in the traditions of the Loyal Orders. Arches too are familiar sights around the Twelfth of July, though less so today. Local historian William Temple talks about the cultural and historical significance of The Arches within the traditions around celebration of Battle of the Boyne and the Relief of Derry. FREE EVENT.

CRIMSON PLAYERS VARIETY SHOW Wednesday 11th – Variety Show is 8pm - 10pm, 13 with the top tribute artist Shania Cain 10.30pm-late – Memorial Hall

CULTURE BITE Verbal Arts Centre – exhibitions, coffee shop and Balkan Alien Sound 19 Wednesday 11th – Verbal Arts Centre at Double Bastion nr. Bishops Gate 12.00pm – 2pm Having just returned from a short Spanish tour and successful week playing the Glastonbury Festival U.K., Balkan Alien Sound are preparing to embark on another festival filled summer 2010 returning for the third year to the Maiden City Festival. The seven piece ensemble offer Gypsy, Klezmer and Balkan songs dances with energetic rhythms and fast paced melodies that can often leave crowds riotous. Formed in 2007 due to interest gained by travel and research of Balkan and Gypsy music and culture, the band offer their own fresh take on the dances of Bulgaria, Turkey and Romania as well as the subtle folk songs of Serbia and Macedonia takled with precision by vocalist Aideen McGinn. Martin Coyle ~ Bouzouki, Whistles Robert Peoples ~ Violin Steven Carlin ~ Accordion Aideen Mc Ginn ~ Vocals Gary Cunningham ~ Guitars Marc Forbes ~ Contra Bass / Electric Bass Mark O'Doherty ~ Drums / Percussion

The Crimson Players has provided many pantomimes and shows through the years, and the new Variety Show in 2008 was a Festival hit. Norman Rosborough presents a new show of songs, sketches, comedy and dance brought together especially for the Festival. Everyone taking part is local, the sketches introduce references to familiar local characters, and the show is relaxed and fun. Anyone who has been to a Crimson Players show will know what a great performance they create for the Mem.

Tickets £5 for the evening.

LATE NIGHT – SHANIA CAIN After Variety Show, Minor Hall

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The evening is crowned with a queen of country tribute: Shania Cain provides contemporary country sounds to dance to including; Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton and more! from 10.30pm.


THURSDAY, 12th AUGUST

IMPERIAL CORPS OF DRUMS PRESENTS:

“A TRIBUTE TO LIVERPOOL”

CULTURE BITE

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Thursday 12th – 8.00pm Memorial Hall,

Verbal Arts Centre – exhibitions, coffee shop and Madu Monday 12th – Verbal Arts Centre at Double Bastion nr. Bishops Gate 12.00-2pm

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Madu is the music of Irish/Malaysian sister and brother team, vocalist Aminah and dub and beats controller Salim Dastan. Influenced by dub, jazz, soul and ska, they have been writing and producing music together for over ten years. This Dublin-based band has the ability to charm audiences with their upbeat but down to earth performance, a style honed by several years spent absorbing the unique reggae and dub sounds of the Pacific and South East Asia. www.myspace.com/madumusic.

ALSO… Daveit Ferris (Acoustic / Powerpop / Rock) at the Café Nervosa, Magazine Street

Wes Grierson (Acoustic/Contemporary) at the Artisan, London Street

with a Pie and Pint, at the “13 Rounds” Bar, Memorial Hall

One of the very finest flute bands in England and one of the best in the United Kingdom, the Maiden City Festival is proud to present the Imperial Corp of Drums, Liverpool. The Imperial will present a show reflecting a pride in the history and heritage of its native city, combining music of the sea and from the Beatles era. Bringing the Mersey to the Foyle.

Catherine McAteer (Contemporary/Eclectic)

Tickets £5

at Café Del Mondo, (World on a Plate performances), Shipquay Gate opposite Guildhall

(including Them Beatles) for the evening. * * * * * * * *

Robin James Hurt (Contemporary/Traditional) at Louis’s, Shipquay Street. Malaika Shaw (Acoustic/Blues/Rock)

Siobhan Skates (Acoustic /Irish / Folk Rock) at Boston Tea Party, Craft Village, between Shipquay and Magazine Streets. Rodney Cordner (Acoustic / Folk / Americana)

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LATE NIGHT - Them Beatles Thursday 12th - Memorial Hall, 10.30pm-late.

at Java, Ferryquay Gate, on Ferryquay Street.

FOR FESTIVAL UPDATES, NEWS & REPORTS VISIT

MaidenCityFestival.com/weblog LOYAL ARCHES IN LONDONDERRY EXHIBITION & GUIDE Thurs. 12th & Fri. 13th – 2.30pm-4.30pm, 7.30-9pm The Thiepval Gallery, George Street

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Local historian, William Temple, hosts a pictorial display of loyal arches from Londonderry’s past and offers an on-hand guide to their history for visitors to the exhibition.

BLOOD & THUNDER

The Festival has focused in the past on local bands of the sixties that appeared at the Memorial Hall. This year the Festival presents the music that shaped the sixties and defined British popular music. Thursday night’s Liverpool theme continues with THEM BEATLES, one of the finest tribute bands, providing music to dance to (and sing along with) in the Memorial Hall. Tickets £5

NORTH WEST BOOK LAUNCH Thursday 12th: 7.00pm Apprentice Boys Room, Memorial Hall Darach MacDonald author of 'Blood and Thunder' Inside an Ulster Protestant Band which focuses on Castlederg Young Loyalists Flute Band, will be talking about his experience in writing the book, and of course will be available to sign copies. A fresh and fascinating insight from the 13 outside by Darach and a great read.

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FRIDAY, 13th AUGUST

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Friday 13th – 2pm-6pm – Memorial Hall

CULTURE BITE Verbal Arts Centre – exhibitions, coffee shop and George McCormick Friday 13th – Verbal Arts Centre at Double Bastion nr. Bishops Gate 12.00 – 2pm

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George McCormick is a singer/songwriter from Greencastle in Co. Donegal who has been performing for over twenty years. As well as being a naturally gifted vocalist, George is an accomplished guitarist and has played in many of the North West’s most celebrated music venues, including McGrory’s of Culdaff. Not only a talented solo performer, he has assumed the role of lead guitarist and vocalist in a number of bands in the Inishowen area, playing on the live music circuit in the peninsula. He has also accompanied some of Inishowen’s key musical exports and is an integral member of Moville Gospel Choir. A firm believer in supporting and fostering emerging talent, George is the founding member of the Up Scene, a community venture to help promote live music in east Inishowen that extends opportunities to all ages and musical genres.George is currently collaborating with Clodagh Warnock, fiddler with world-renowned traditional music group, Déanta.

ALSO... Paddy Nash and (some of) the Happy Enchiladas (inspired by Country/Rock/Punk/New Wave) at the Café Nervosa, Magazine Street

Nathan Smyth (Guitar) at the Artisan, London Street The Preacher & Mrs Magee (Acoustic/Celtic /Folk) at Louis’s, Shipquay Street.

Conor McAfee (Contemporary) at Boston Tea Party, Craft Village, between Shipquay and Magazine Streets.

Friday. Its time to wind down the Festival before the Saturday finale pageant, and the Relief of Derry Parade. Remo and Billy Hanna provide an afternoon of light and loyal entertainment in the Memorial Hall. FREE

Joan McEldowney (Contemporary) at Java, Ferryquay Gate, on Ferryquay Street.

LOYAL ARCHES IN LONDONDERRY EXHIBITION & GUIDE Friday 13th – 2.30pm-4.30pm, 7.30-9pm The Thiepval Gallery, George Street

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Local historian, William Temple, hosts a pictorial display of loyal arches from Londonderry’s past and offers an on-hand guide to their history for visitors to the exhibition.

FESTIVAL OFFICE: For tickets and information call 077 1327 3011. Ticket collection by arrangement from: Moore’s Gift Shop, Strule Gardens, Irish Street, Waterside, Londonderry. During Festival week, ticket collection by arrangement at the Memorial Hall, Society Street, Londonderry.

F O R F E S T I VA L U P D AT E S NEWS & REPORTS VISIT

MaidenCityFestival.com/weblog


SATURDAY, 14th AUGUST

RELIEF OF DERRY COMMEMORATIONS

RELIEF OF DERRY PAGEANT

Saturday 14th – Londonderry. The 321st Annual Commemoration of the Relief of Londonderry.

Saturday 14th – 12.00noon at Carlisle Roundabout

The Crimson Players’ Pageant is a central feature of the Festival. Carlisle Roundabout provides the perfect start point for the main Parade that celebrates the Relief of Londonderry, and the Pageant a perfect precursor to the Parade. The Pageant provides context and place to the historic events of 1688-89. It also provides an outstanding piece of street theatre that is a main feature of the Festival. Fireworks on the Foyle herald the main parade of the Apprentice Boys of Derry as it crosses the Craigavon Bridge and highlights the theme of the Festival week and this special day for Protestants as we celebrate the Relief of the Siege of Londonderry, and celebrate too the Civil and Religious Liberty that underpins our celebration of diversity.

ree Cheers for “e Derrys!” A HISORY OF THE 10TH ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS in the 1914-18 War Based on the Recollections of the Final Veterans. maidencityfestival.com/thederrys

The highlight of the week for the Apprentice Boys of Derry Association, the Commemorative events will include the traditional Walking of the Walls, Remembrance at the Cenotaph, the Service of Thanksgiving, pageant and the largest Parade of the year for Apprentice Boys from across the UK and overseas. The day’s events take place with a celebratory mood. Derry day is one of the most enjoyable for the Apprentice Boys of Derry. In recent years more and more people have returned to making the occasion a good family ‘day out’. We hope that continues and that all will find a friendly environment and bring themselves and their curiosity to the City for the finale of the Maiden City Festival week.

A Tribute to William Love PERFORMED BY THE

Black Skull Corps of Fife & Drums maidencityfestival.com/williamlove

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The Foyle Folk Festival 6th-7th AUGUST 2010

The Foyle Folk Festival’s objective is to present the best of local, national, and international folk and traditional music, song and dance to the city in August every year. While the festival has been running for the last few years in an ad hoc basis this is the second year that it will be presented at the Café Del Mondo Courtyard. The level of new vocal and creative talent unearthed in this city in recent years has been quite remarkable and needs a focus and a platform and the Festival will provide both. The Festival will also promote a multicultural focus on the programme and as this is a partnership project with the multicultural support group SEEDS this is an added advantage of encouraging members of all communities to be involved in the programme. There is no other outlet for folk and traditional music in the city and we believe that the essence of the programme is to make the Festival a cultural experience for everyone.

WITH: THE MIGHTY STEF • CASHIER No.9 • ARD RI LITTLE HOOKS • ROY ARBUCKLE • JUNIOR JOHNSTON HERE COME THE LANDED GENTRY • PADDY NASH & HAPPY ENCHILADAS • AND MANY MORE…

This Festival compliments the rest of the excellent programmes designed to make this city a more entertaining place.

Google “Foyle Folk Festival” for latest information.

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EVENT BOOKING FORM Scots Ceilidh Night - £5.00

e Guns of Londonderry – Free If you want to book a group for this FREE talk/walk on the Guns of Londonderry, contact the Festival Office on 077 3127 3011.

e Old Fountain Tour – Free A small minimum donation of £1.00 to the Bob Harte Memorial Trust would be very much appreciated.

Line Dance Extravaganza - £5.00 For more info call 077 1843 6923 or 077 3200 3358.

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Crimson Players Variety Show & Shania Cain - £5.00 A Tribute to Liverpool Imperial Corps of Drums & em Beatles - £5.00

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FESTIVAL OFFICE: For tickets and information contact: 077 1327 3011. Ticket collection by arrangement from: Moore’s Gift Shop, Strule Gardens, Irish Street, Waterside. During Festival week, ticket collection by arrangement at the Memorial Hall, Society Street, Londonderry.

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Tickets are limited in respect to the size of the venue. Tickets are now available and may be posted or collected on the night. To avoid disappointment please send a completed form and cheque for the total amount, made payable to The Maiden City Festival and crossed (do not send cash). If we are unable to provide tickets due to exceptional demand, cheques will be returned in the week following the Festival. By filling in this form you agree to allow is to use your email address for Maiden City Festival Email Alerts. If you do not wish us to send you emails please tick this box


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Walled City Music Festival Aug 3rd to 7th 2010

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER ~ MAGEE

The Walled City Music Festival takes place in the distinct and historical city of Derry, Northern Ireland.The city, being one of the few walled cities left in the world, will be a truly unique experience for the musicians and visitors attending the music festival.

The festival will consist of evening concerts given by high profile International Musicians, free daily masterclasses, group workshops, interviews, and opportunities to meet the Artists. We are delighted to announce that we have 3 Grammy Award winning musicians participating this year!

The Festival features world renowned classical musicians who are willing to contribute to the long-term cultural development both in the city and in Northern Ireland. It is our goal to inspire the youth and communities from all sides; through hearing renowned musicians, providing activities they can participate in and the opportunity to work with these Artists. The Festival will aim to place Derry on the international map for an annual classical music event.

F E S T I VA L A R T I S T S :

walledcitymusicfestival.com

Augustin Dumay, Violin (France) Kathryn Stott, Piano (U.K.) Jonathan Lemalu, Bass Baritone (New Zealand) Sandra Martinovic, Mezzo-Soprano (Croatia) Michael Hampton, Piano (U.K.) Svetozar Ivanov, Piano (Bulgaria) Cathal Breslin, Piano (N. Ireland) Sabrina Hu, Flute (U.S.A.) Gerald Peregrine, Cello (Ireland) The Laudate Ensemble, 2 trumpets (Switzerland and U.S.A) Ed Bennett, Composition (U.K)

e Siege Story AN EPIC STORY of deďŹ ance and fortitude, courage and faith, relief and thanksgiving on the part of individuals and the inhabitants of the besieged City of Londonderry 1688-1689. maidencityfestival.com/siegestory


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Maiden City Festival 2010 Programme. Correct as of 7th July 2010, refer to website for updates.

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