The Embrace Programme present a special exhibition of creative work produced by people with disabilities from throughout the county.
Winner of Best Production at the Irish Times Irish Theatre awards, the theatrical highlight of 2012 is back! Hot on the heels of widespread international critical acclaim in 2012, Druid returns to glór with this rare opportunity to see these two remarkable plays by Tom Murphy in one week. Hailed by The New York Times as “epic theatre making”, by The Irish Times as “world-class” with The Daily Telegraph going on to say “attendance should be obligatory”.
This is a must-see event. DruidMurphy has already been a sell-out success on tour and is guaranteed to be the hot ticket again this season. See the shows individually or see both together with a special combination ticket offer. Early booking advised.
Presented in association with the NASC network and supported by an Arts Council touring grant.
CAST LIST (in alphabetical order)
Of the ten actors, five are returning from last year and five are new.
- Stephen Jones
- Garrett Lombard
- Edwin Mullane
- Marie Mullen
- Michael Glenn Murphy
- Charlotte McCurry
- Rory Nolan
- Marty Rea
- Judith Roddy
- Maelíosa Stafford
DruidMurphy: Conversations on a Homecoming
Set in County Galway in the 1970s, conversations unfold in The White House pub when old friends reunite with Michael, recently returned from New York after a ten-year absence. He was the one who got away to live the dream and now he’s back.
DruidMurphy: A Whistle in the Dark
It’s 1960 and Michael Carney is an Irish emigrant living in Coventry, England, with his new wife Betty. Michael has integrated well into English society, but the same can’t be said of his wild brothers who are lodging with him. Tensions boil over after the arrival of his father and youngest brother from home.
For more info visit www.druid.ie
This hilarious story captures the grief and greed of one extended family and an uptight undertaker who are put into an extreme situation resulting in tantrums and high drama!
The cast includes:
- Charles De La Mere: Michael King
- Martha Montague/Beverly Montgomery: Teresa Conlon
- Seamus Montgomery: Killian Horgan
- Diane Montgomery: Juule Abbas
Sponsored by the Back To Education Initiative' with the Clare VEC.
This will be 'Ladies’s Night' with this intimate concert at The Old Ground Hotel. The concert will feature Joan Hanrahan, Bríd O’Gorman & Geraldine Cotter, Paula O’Regan, Alisha McMahon and Eimear Coughlan, as well as the ex-Solas singer, Deirdre Scanlan. Special guests at the concert will be well known Clare concertins player, Edel Fox and the great Galway fiddle playing sisters, Liz & Yvonne Kane.
The programme for Fleadh Nua 2013 will include concerts, céilithe, sessions, street and gig-rig entertainment, Irish language classes, set dancing competitions, Sean-Nós dancing competitions and performances, story telling, Singers Club and much more. The wide range of activities, many of them free of charge, will offer something of interest to everyone at this year’s Fleadh Nua.
On Friday 24th , the internationally acclaimed group, Four Men and a Dog will pay a rare visit to Clare and will perform at the West County Hotel. Tickets to this event are on sale via glór box office.
The Mulkere Traditional Group, led by legendary fiddle player and teacher, Brendan Mulkere, will celebrate London musicians, young and old. They will also be joined by a number of local Clare musicians on what will be a very memorable evening.
A celebration of the Irish at home and abroad in the Year of the Gathering.
In 'Spraoi', The Kilfenora are joined by their friends, singer/songwriter Don Stiffe, dancing master, Michael Donnellan and the wonderful West Clare Set Dancers. The show is an exciting celebration of Irish music song and dance from home and abroad.
Fleadh Nua 2013 is the 40th Fleadh Nua festival in Ennis and we are delighted to feature a unique group of musicians who have been wonderful ambassadors for Irish Traditional Music and for Clare, on national and international stages.
Sparks Hip Hop Dance School present their summer dance spectacular for all the family!
Featuring Hip Hoppers from our Tots club as young as 3 to champion crews like Ignite, Sparkattack and Dynamic Process storming the stage for a slice of urban dance life!! With the show just a concise hour long it makes a fab family night and a real special treat!!!
Sparks Hip Hop Dance School, in Ennis for over 15 years present their summer dance show. Sparks specialises in Hip Hop dance but also incorporates Slowdance, Showdance and commercial styles, ensuring there is something for everyone. Produced by local Ennis woman Lourdes O’Donoghue along with her other teachers, the shows are always a hit to people of all ages. The modern show incorporates modern chart music as well as innovative concepts and ideas.
Presented by glór and Clare Arts Office in association with Bealtaine.
Following their sell out foyer concert in glór last Autumn, Music Theatre West (MTW) return for what promises to be another wonderful evening of Cello Music & Song.
Once again Pianist/Musical Director Noël Lennon will be joined by Tenor Peter O’Donohue and Cellist Péter Sebestyén, this time in the main auditorium for an intimate candle lit Cabaret concert.
Audiences can expect some of their favourite songs from last November’s concert including La Donne È Mobile, Nessun Dorma, Funiculi-Funicula, Nella Fantasia and new arrangements from the Mario Lanza and Count John McCormack songbook including Macushla, I Hear You Calling Me and Be My Love. This concert will also feature music & songs from the ever popular Les Misérables including Bring Him & The Café Song. Cello repertoire for the evening includes Bach’s Prelude in G, Paganini’s Rossini Variations, Brahms’ Hungarian Rhapsody, Saint Saëns’ Swan, Allegro Appassionato and many more!
Devised and Directed by Noël Lennon
Café Noir @ glór will be opening from 6.30pm for a light evening super before the show. Those with tickets for the show will get 15% discount all Café Noir purchases.
Three people on stage, happy, successful, gorgeous!!! But there’s one thing they have in common. Each of these people has now or at some time in their lives experienced the torment of mental health problems.
Actress Mary McEvoy, comedian John Moynes and broadcaster Dil Wickremasinghe have teamed up to share their stories of personal experience with a mental health problem in a mixture of stories, comedy sketches and songs to de-mystify, debunk and ultimately have a laugh with what really goes on inside our heads.
Box of Frogs is directed by Caroline FitzGerald and written by Isobel Mahon in collaboration with cast members Mary McEvoy, John Moynes and Dil Wickremasinghe and presented by See Change, the national stigma reduction partnership.
Direct from the National Concert Hall Dublin, Ireland’s Hottest trio - Declan Kelly, David Martin and Ray O’Hare promise you a night to remember! This thrilling concert is packed with the world’s most beautiful, magical feel-good songs from Sinatra (My Way/New York, New York), Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah), Simon & Garfunkel (Bridge Over Troubled Water), Pavarotti (Nessun Dorma) and The Dubliners (Song for Ireland/ The Wild Rover/In the Rare Auld Times). Standing Ovations at every Concert!
‘'FABULOUS, high-calibre, contemporary style - the entire audience was moved by their soulful performance' Sunday Independent (April 2012)
’I would recommend this wonderful concert to anyone –the most delicious box of chocolates your ears could ever have. Knockout vocal performance' New York Times
Fresh from its international tour of Australia and New Zealand HotForTheatre are pleased to present I ♥ Alice ♥ I.
Alice and Alice are coming out. Finally. Two exceptional, opinionated women were spotted winking at each other in Crumlin Shopping Centre. Now they’re in a show…reluctantly. Defying stereotype, they’re here to share with you something they’ve never dared to before. A fresh, human and hilarious piece, I ♥ Alice ♥ I explores the monumental journey of a most unlikely couple.
Winner of two Dublin Fringe awards including the Fishamble New Writing Award, this stirring piece of theatre is an unflinching and acutely personal love story. It has moved audiences from Iceland, New York, Tasmania and Scotland and now it’s here in Clare to bring out the ♥ in you!
“this is a humorous, affecting and quietly empowering work that fully convinces in its artful facsimile of real people sharing experiences both ordinary and precious.” The New York Times
“the literary equivalent of replicating a digital photograph by hand.” The Australian Stage
Adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza, Champion is a lonely little boy. Noticing that this lad is never happier than on a bicycle, Madame Souza puts him through a rigorous training process. Years go by and Champion becomes worthy of his name. Now his ready to enter the world-famous cycling race, the Tour de France.
However during this cycling contest two mysterious men in black kidnap Champion. Madame Souza and her faithful dog Bruno set out to rescue him. Their quest takes them across the ocean to a giant Megalopolis called Belleville where they encounter the renowned "Triplets of Belleville", three eccentric female music-hall stars from the 30's who decide to take Madame Souza and Bruno under their wing.
Thanks to Bruno's brilliant sense of smell, the brave duo are soon on to Champion's trail. But will they succeed in beating the devilish plans of the evil French mafia?
Dir: Sylvain Chomet | 2003 | Duration: 92mins | PG | Language: French
If you interested in all aspects of acting this is the course for you. We will explore how we use our bodies, voice and imaginations to bring a character to life. There will be lots of theatre games, improvisation and creating your own character techniques as we become acquainted with the actors’ world.
The workshops will be facilitated by Clare Youth Theatre Leaders, all of whom are Garda Vetted and have completed Child Protection Training.
- No experience is necessary.
- Bring plenty of drinks!
- Bring snacks and/or packed lunch
- Wear comfortable clothes / shoes
- Places are limited. Early booking advised
For teenagers or any young person entering secondary school in September 2013:
- June 24th–28th €90 11am–1pm 2.30–4.30pm
- July 8th-12th €90 11am–1pm 2.30–4.30pm
For young people who will be in fourth class (10 years old) to sixth class from September 2013:
- August 6th – 9th €45 11am – 1pm
Des Keogh, one of Ireland’s foremost actors and entertainers, returns with his hugely successful and award winning show The Love Hungry Farmer by John B Keane. It tells the story of John Bosco McLane, a bachelor of ‘indeterminate’ age and according to his own assessment, ‘past his best’ and evidently still a virgin. McLane’s amorous adventures range from the hilarious to the pitiful.
‘Des Keogh is superb. A consummate actor wedded to a skilled raconteur, the wine he offers is vintage’ Irish Times
‘Fiercely serious and bruisingly hilarious’ New York Times
Starcamp returns to glór in the summer of 2013 on the following dates:
- Monday July 15th - Friday July 19th
- Monday August 12th - Friday August 16th
from 10.00am – 3.00pm each day.
The camps are aimed at children aged 4 to 13 and incorporates singing, dancing and acting. It is fun and fully focused on self esteem.
Starcamp was voted one of the top 5 camps run nationwide by school magazine Primary Times and thousands of parents in 2012, and is highly acclaimed by teachers and parents nationwide. The general consensus is that Starcamp has had an incredible effect on children’s confidence and personality, even in one week, and our aim is to do this every year.
1 Child €90 | 2 Siblings €150 | 3 Siblings €200.
To book contact 021 4377 900 or visit www.starcamp.ie
Your children will learn about engineering and mechanical principles, working on various structural and mechanical projects throughout the week.
2 separate age appropriate classes will run concurrently:
- Junior Engineers for ages 6-7
- Machines & Mechanisms for ages 8-12
For bookings and for further information, please see www.learnit.ie.
Once again, Ballet Ireland embarks on the ever popular and award-winning summer school, now in its thirteenth year. As ever, each week will be filled to the brim with ideas, laughter and creativity, with workshops full of dance, music and mime, and copious amounts of joy and inspiration.
Participation in the summer school is open to all, from age six and upward, boys and girls, dancers young and old, experienced or first-timers. Participants are divided into working groups appropriate to age, 6-8 years, 9-11 years and those aged 12 and over. Emphasis throughout the week is firmly based in performance techniques, style, confidence and self-expression.
Every individual will have an input into how we can make the story of the Princess and her little bird into a ballet and all will take part in the performance at the end of the course, fully lit and dressed and presented for family and friends.
The American Temptations are, bringing their hit filled show to Theatres across Ireland this November. Experience the magic of Motown, and one of the biggest selling groups of all time live on stage.
The Temptations magnificent career is nothing short of astonishing. Growing up on the tough streets of Detroit, Michigan, they went on to become one the biggest vocal groups of all time. With their career spanning five decades, millions of records sold and an induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, these really are legends of the modern music era.
Featuring all the big hits such as 'My Girl', 'Get Ready', 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' and many more… this is a show for all Motown fans young and old.