Solas Nua celebrates 15th anniversary season with ‘Cyber Craic’

Digital Irish arts festival runs March 17-31 on Solas Nua's website and social media outlets.

Washington might be stuck at home this St. Patrick’s Day but that’s not stopping Solas Nua from celebrating the best of Irish culture. Over the next two weeks, the DC Irish arts group will be posting contemporary works of art on their website and social media outlets. The work will include theatre, film, literature, poetry, visual arts, dance, music, and more!

New content will be added daily on

Solas Nua is putting artists back to work!

The festival is free of charge, with a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds from the festival will be used to put artists back to work during this time when COVID-19 has shut down arts venues across the country.

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Stay home and stay entertained with the best of contemporary Irish arts!



Irish Book Day

  • 11 e-books available to download
  • Genres include fiction, non-fiction, history, and poetry. Something for everyone to enjoy!
  • Daily videos of artists reading poems from two of the available books


Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair

  • View the artwork from Solas Nua’s recent exhibition at American University


“Boardwalk” by Finian Robbins


“Behind the Scenes”

  • Live-streamed conversation with artists about creating some of our iconic productions in recent seasons. Audiences can stay at home while still having a real-time Q&A with these artists.
  • Broadway actor, Thomas Keegan, will discuss working on Enda Walsh’s one-man show, Misterman.
  • Solas Nua artistic director Rex Daugherty will join Laley Lippard, director of The Smuggler, to share behind the scenes stories from rehearsal of this hit production, including our cocktail recipe for The Tipperary.
  • Audiences can chime in with their own questions for Thomas, Laley, or Rex!

“Living Room Drama”

  • Short play readings featuring DC theatre artists who will perform from home! The readings include DC favorites Cody Nickell, Kate Eastwood-Norris, and Dezi Bing, as well as a new play written and performed by internationally celebrated playwright, Deirdre Kinahan.


Enjoy a curated playlist with featured artists including:

  • Declan O’Rourke, Ceara Conway, Eoghan Neff, Julie Feeney, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Cahel Masterson, John Feelay, and Fran O’Rourke.

Check for updates throughout the Cyber Craic festival!


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