Citadels of the Sun

Citadels of the Sun

Sharing common themes and stories that connect the cultures of the two regions, ‘Citadels of the Sun’ refers to a recurring edifice in both cultures: Mehrangarh fort (fort of the sun) in Rajasthan, and Grianán of Aileach, Donegal’s own fort of the sun.

Bridging these two iconic locations a world apart, Citadels of the Sun is a coming together of diverse but connected voices, the result of which is a sound that transcends and braves new territories in music. This collaboration of warm, yet exquisite music joyously brings together some of the best musicians from the North West of Ireland and Rajasthan.

“Citadels of the Sun’s main focus of telling stories perhaps encapsulated the Jodhpur RIFF experience best” Rolling Stone India

In collaboration with Jodhpur RIFF and supported by British Council. Originally commissioned by the Earagail Arts Festival

Featuring musicians Martin Coyle (bouzouki), Paul Cutliffe (uilleann pipes, whistles), Sarah E Cullen (Donegal fiddle, vocals), Asin Khan Langa* (Sindhi sarangi and vocals) and Sawai Khan Manganiyar (dholak, morchang, bhapang, khartal and vocals).

Tickets for this event must be booked from The MAC Box Office here

Date and time

Thursday 22nd August 7pm



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