The Shaking Bog Festival is now less than two weeks away and our team is working around the clock to ensure that everything is ready and prepared for what promises to be an exciting and action-packed weekend – let’s just hope that the rain (and the midges) stay away!
We are doing our very best to put the safety of our artists, participants and audiences first with a rigorous adherence to all Covid guidelines. Our wish is that everyone feels safe and secure whilst also reconnecting and having plenty of fun. However, with social distancing measures in place, please bear in mind that there are a limited number of tickets on sale - and they’re selling fast. So, we urge you to make sure that you book for your chosen events as quickly as possible.
If you were previously disappointed that some events were sold out, we recently released a final batch of tickets and we recommend that you make sure to doublecheck availability NOW. Remember, this year’s festival offers something for everyone - the nature nuts, literature lovers and creative kids alike.
Some of our featured artists are selling fast and we advise you to buy your tickets here for the widely acclaimed novelist and nature writer Melissa Harrison. Visiting us from Britain, it is an honour to be welcoming her to the Glencree Valley on 13th September. Her recent book, The Stubborn Light of Things, was described by The Times as 'the journal of a writer to compare to Thomas Hardy and John McGahern’ To add to this, the podcast companion to this book, provided the inspiration for The Shaking Bog’s own seasonal podcast and it is therefore with the greatest pleasure and pride that we present Melissa Harrison in conversation with renowned writer and friend, Paraic O'Donnell.
Kerri ní Dochartaigh is another writer that we are wildly excited to meet. Her recent book Thin Places is a poignant mixture of memoir, nature writing and history, set during the Troubles in Derry. Dubbed as ‘a remarkable piece of writing… luminous’ by Robert Macfarlane, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Kerri will be in conversation with novelist and screenwriter Eoin McNamee and you can buy tickets here.
So, ready your wellies, grab your raincoats (just in case) and head out to the beautiful Glencree Valley for the upcoming Shaking Bog festival, from 10th-12th September, 2021.
And please remember, if you can’t travel this far or tickets are sold out - you can see most of our seated presentations online. Please check our website for bookings at www.shakingbog.ie