Flat Lake Festival

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The Flat Lake Literary & Arts Festival
Genre Readings, Comedy, Music, Theatre
Dates 5 – 6 June 2010
Location(s) Scotshouse, Ireland
Years active 2007–present
Official website

The Flat Lake Festival is an annual event organised by Patrick McCabe (novelist) and the Welsh film director Kevin Allen (actor) on the Hilton Park farm estate in Clones, Co. Monaghan, first held in 2007. The attractions of the festival are readings, comedy, music and theatre that take place among the barns and bales of hay, abandoned tractors and ancient oaks of the estate over the period of a long weekend, just a couple of miles outside the town of Clones on the back road to Cavan town.[1]¨nthWORD calls it a "cheap, off-beat, anarchic weekend that is hard to beat"[2]

2010 Festival[edit]

2010 Line-up (partial list)[edit]

Alexei Sayle, Crystal Swing, Jack Lukeman, Mundy, Shane MacGowan, Timothy O'Grady, Eugene McCabe, Calf Shed, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Larry Beau, Clara Rose & The Relatives, Viv Albertine, Jinx Lennon & Paula Flynn, The Swarbriggs, Frankie McBride, Kathy Durkin, Sean Loughrey, The Flaws, Anne Enright


  1. ^ " The Independent Friday, 29 August 2008
  2. ^ [1] nthWORD Magazine Shorts 9 June 2010

External links[edit]

  • [2] Flat Lake Literary & Arts Festival website
  • [3] A review of The 2010 Flat Lake Literary & Arts Festival by Jessica Maybury for nthWORD Magazine