TOUR ARCHIVE Past Van Events

Where we've been and what we've done

In 2020 we:

  • Staged more than 60 performances in 11 counties
  • Worked with 48 musicians, singers, poets, artists and performers
  • with a team of 15 theatre professionals, designers and production artists
  • and reached more than 2,500 people

2021 Events

Carlow County - March 18th and 19th

Cian Kinsella, Brian Daly and Fiach Moriarty

Louth County - April 6th

Gavan Ring

Westmeath County - May 4th and 5th

Frank Byrne, David Kelly and Meadhbh Hughes

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown - May 10th and 11th

King Lear Schools Tour

Dublin - May 12th 

King Lear Schools Tour

Galway - May 19th 

Caroline Stanley, Colin Stanley and Ryan Crowell

Leitrim County - June 15th and 16th

Sinead Black and Saoirse Cummins

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown - July 6th and 7th

Karl Flood and Ronan MacGabhann

Offaly - August 16th

at the Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival with Fin Furey, Farah Elle and Jayne Eleanor

July to October: Words Move

Touring Ireland this summer and into Autumn with poetry and music, in partnership with Poetry Ireland and supported by The Arts Council. More info below

Dublin - August 28th 

Chinese Culture (in a Van) at St Anne's Park, Bremore Castle and IMMA, with Chang Chu, Hui Zhang, Richard and Kelly Jiang, Chang Liu and Zhining Wang

Galway, Portumna - September 16th and 17th

Shorelines Arts Festival



Dublin Fingal - September 18th and 19th

at the Fingal Poetry Festival

Dublin throughout September

#DublinAlive sessions in parks across the city with Axis Ballymun and Dublin City Council


Babaró Arts Festival sessions with Little John Nee

Mayo - October 20th and 21st

Care Home Concerts with The Side Effects: John Hoban, Tony Reidy and Dan Delaney

Limerick - December Christmas Concerts

Events at Adare Town Park, Newcastle West and at Nursing Homes in Killmallock and Bruff throughout December. With Nyle Wolfe and Ryan Morgan, Liam O'Brien and Jean McGlynn, with thanks to Limerick City and County Council Arts Office.

Dublin December and #LocalLive

Saturday 11th at Richmond Park as part of the Christmas Market, with Eoin Glackin and Inni-K
Sunday 12th for Community Day, visiting Care Homes in Dublin with Rhythm Africana and Sharon Carty
Thursday 16th in Phibsborough with Phizz Fest, featuring Catherine Ann Cullen and Karl Flood
Sunday 19th at Collins Barracks with Kayssie K and Sharon Carty

Part of Dublin City Council’s  Local Live Performance Programme, funded by Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.

With special thanks too to all the artists, wonderful venues and hosts, and to all of you for joining us this year for #SafeCraic

Waterford Tuesday 21st December: Winter Firedance

Celebrating the Winter Solstice in Cappoquin, as part of events being held across Co Waterford. Festival in a Van joins the fun with Nyle Wolfe and Ryan Morgan, Padraic Di Fusco and Peter O'Sullivan, and Ad Hoc, featuring Caroline King and Eoghan O'Neill. Our programme of seasonal favourites and more starts at 6.10pm, followed by Fireworks at 9. (And it was great craic!)

2020 Events

Galway 2020 City and County – October 1st 2020

The Whileaways, Barceló Brothers, Niceol Blue and Orla McGovern


Éigse Michael Hartnett Festival, Newcastlewest, Co Limerick – October 3rd 2020

Trevor Sexton, Micheál Rowsome and Stephen Murphy


Kerry County – October 9th, 10th, 11th 2020

Mary Culloty O'Sullivan, Cormac Begley, Cathal Flaherty, Bryan O'Leary and Brian Mooney, Emma O'Leary and Gavan Ring


Schools Tour - Dublin, October 16th 2020

Candlelit Tales at Belmayne Educate Together, Scoil Íde Cailiní and St Malachy’s


Monaghan - October 20th and 21st 2020

Claire Crehan, Niamh McCormack, Brioni Gallagher and Seanan Brennan


Schools Tour - Dublin, October 22nd and 23rd 2020

Romeo and Juliet, Directed by Conor Hanratty and starring Kate Stanley Brennan and Lloyd Cooney


Limerick - October 27th 2020

David Hope and Susan O'Neill - SON


Monaghan - November 17th 2020

Brioni Gallagher and Seanan Brennan

Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Schools - November 19th to 23rd

Including The Wild Turkeys, Avoca Reaction, Romeo and Juliet (in a Van) with Kate Brennan and Lloyd Cooney and directed by Conor Hanratty, Karl Flood, Sam Clifford, Michael Chanda, Rhythm Africana, and Candlelit Tales


Monaghan - December 2nd

Brioni Gallagher and Seanan Brennan


Cavan - December 7th and 8th 2020

Niamh McCormack and Claire Crehan


Westmeath - December 9th and 10th 2020

Frank Byrne and David Kelly


Kilkenny - December 11th 2020

Cormac Larkin, Scott Flanigan and Tom Caraher


Wicklow - December 13th & 18th 2020

Niall O'Sullivan and Shóna, Mike and Marta Nielsen


Monaghan - December 17th

Claire Crehan and Niamh McCormack


Kilkenny - December 19th & 20th

for Yulefest with Luan Parle and Clive Barnes; Enya Cox and Ruby and Heidi Millea from the Alize School of Music; and Daniel Docherty of the Lady Desart Choir