Lian Bell

Foyle Punt – The Local Group

A performance made to travel to six harbours in ten days around rural Sligo, Derry and Donegal during the most beautiful summer in years. Foyle Punt told the story of boatbuilder Philip McDonald who works in his family business in Greencastle, in the far north east of Donegal.

Performed by Philip, singer and songwriter Farah Elle, musician and storyteller Little John Nee, and visual artist and chef Jenny Moran.

The first official production by The Local Group – though in reality we were the same creative team as for She Knit The Roof.

Photos by Lian Bell, Alan Kiely, and Darren Murphy.

Created by Caitríona McLaughlin, Róise Goan, Philip McDonald, Lian Bell, Jennie Moran, Little John Nee and Farah El Neihum
Director: Caitríona McLaughlin
Producer/Dramaturg: Róise Goan
Design: Lian Bell
Production Manager: Lisa Mahony
Composer: Little John Nee
Food and Hospitality Design: Jennie Moran
Boat: Philip and Brian McDonald
Set built by: Moville Men’s Shed
Performed by: Philip McDonald, Farah El Neihum, Jennie Moran and Little John Nee