What's On

Monday 23 - Friday 27 July, 11am - 1pm (Ages 12+),
Monday 23 - Friday 27 July, 2pm - 4pm (Ages 6-11), €95/€85 for 2 or more children from same family

Ballet Ireland’s Annual Summer School

Let’s Make a Ballet!

Calling all budding performers!

Ballet Ireland’s popular summer school returns to theatres around the country in 2018. This much-loved programme gives participants a chance to experience all that goes into making a ballet and a peek into the life of a professional dancer. Working alongside Ballet Ireland’s professional dancers, participants will be completely involved in creating their own ballet based on a familiar story that is performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy.

The week-long programme involves daily class and numerous workshops exploring all the component parts that make ballet; choreography, music, mime, drama and making props and costumes. It is a truly unforgettable experience for all involved.

"When I went to sleep I dreamt I was back on stage. I loved it. When can I do it again?" – 2017 Summer School Participant

The programme is suitable for boys and girls ages 6+ with or without dance training.
 

Friday 27 July in Dánlann an Chláir, 8pm, €15/€10 Students/OAPs

Meitheal Showcase Concert 2018

On Friday July 27th, the curtain will come down on Meitheal 2018 (one of Ireland's premier residential trad music summer schools)  with the Meitheal Showcase concert in Dánlann an Chláir at Coláiste Muire, Ennis.  The event features the Meitheal students and several stars of the trad music world. Winifred Horan of Solas will be a marvellous treat and will share the stage with Damien Mullane (ex De Dannan), Kevin Crawford (Lunasa) and many more.

Solo artists include:

  • Lottie Cullen, pipes
  • Joseph McNulty, fiddle
  • Winifrid Horan, fiddle
  • Liz Kane, fiddle
  • Damien Mullane, button accordion
  • Shane Mulchrone, banjo
  • Theresa O Grady, banjo
  • Lisa Cann,y  banjo
  • Cormac de Barra, harp
  • Kevin Crawford, flute
  • Louise Mulcahy, pipes/flute
  • Padraic O' Reilly, Orchestra conductor
  • Eimear Howley, fiddle
  • Liam O' Brien, concertina
  • Sinead Mulqueen, concertina
  • Josephine Marsh, button accordion

The finale of the event will feature Meitheal Trad Orchestra whose membership is drawn from the four corners of Ireland and beyond.  They will perform a new trad suite by Padraic O' Reilly from Rath, Corofin.  Some of the awards won during the week will be announced on the night.

Info: www.tradweek.com or 0876704465.

Sunday 12 August, 12.30pm & 3pm, €8

The Speks

for ages 2 and up

“The Speks...they're really great!” Derek Mooney, RTE Radio 1

The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses!

The Speks have won a Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to sing, scream, clap and dance along during their performances. This will be a great, fun event for kids aged 2 to 92!

“If your little ones love fantastic, magical songs...then The Speks are the boys for you!” Tom Dunne, Newstalk

Duration: 50 minutes

Saturday 8 September, 2pm - 4pm in the glór foyer, free of charge

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for these monthly family trad sessions.

Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding  Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Classes start on Saturday 15 September,

French For Fun For Kids and Teenagers - Autumn 2018 term

presented by La Jolie Ronde tutor Rhona Gomès

An opportunity for children to learn French through games, songs, rhymes, stories, role-plays and fun! Age appropriate classes for primary and secondary school children from age 5 upwards.

Classes start on Saturday 15 September.

Please pre-book with Rhona Gomès at 086-8262500 as spaces are limited.
For more information about La Jolie Ronde please visit www.lajolieronde.ie

From Saturday 15 September, 10.30am - 11.30am,

Art Classes for Children (Autumn 2018 term)

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old

These childrens art classes will take place in the glór foyer with experienced teacher Helen Lowe.

All material is included in the class. The series of classes will touch on still life, portrait, landscape, abstract and animals. For this series of classes we will use oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic on different media. The aim is that after 5 classes the children will feel comfortable with using different media and supports. Class size is limited so please book in advance.

Cost per student €110
(€100 for 2nd child / €80 for 3rd child from same family)

Booking directly with Helen on 086 736 3320.
More information at www.facebook.com/quinart.class

Saturdays from 15 September - 15 December, 2pm - 4pm, €110/€100 per term

Clare Youth Theatre

Clare Youth Theatre are back for another term of fun filled imaginative activities in which teenagers learn theatre skills including acting, lighting and stage design, script writing, movement and set design.

An initiative of Clare Arts Office. Open to young people of secondary school age.

Saturday 13 October, 2pm - 4pm in the glór foyer, free of charge

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for these monthly family trad sessions.

Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding  Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Monday 22 October, 7pm, €8 adult/€6 child/€25 family of 4
Tuesday 23 October, 10am & 12pm, €5/teachers free

How to Catch a Star

presented by Branar Téatar do Pháistí

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure.

Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star.  This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire.  Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to follow our dreams.
“How to Catch a Star” is published by HarperCollins Children’s Publishers.

Nonverbal show
For audiences aged 4+
Approx. 45 minutes

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Tráth dá raibh, bhí buachaill ann a bhí i gcónaí ag féachaint suas. Ba é rún a chroí réalt a bheith mar chara aige. Seo scéal a eachtra.


Tá ríméad ar Branar Téatar do Pháistí How to Catch a Star, bunaithe ar an leabhar clúiteach leis an údar Éireannach Oliver Jeffers, a chur i láthair os comhair an domhain.
San athchóiriú seo, stiúrtha ag Marc Mac Lochlainn, measctar an phuipéadóireacht le ceol nuachumtha draíochtúil ó Cholm Mac Con Iomaire. Cruthaítear seó le stíl scéalaíochta inaitheanta Branar, a mheabhraíonn dúinn uilig dul sa tóir ar ár mbrionglóidí.

Seó neamhbhriathartha.
Do lucht féachana 4 bliana d’aois agus níos sine.
Fad: Timpeall 45 nóiméad

Saturday 10 November, 2pm - 4pm in the glór foyer, free of charge

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for these monthly family trad sessions.

Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding  Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Friday 16 November, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

The Matchmaker

presented by Michael Scott Productions

John B. Keane’s beloved hit comedy follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn from all parts of the country.  At the centre of this celebrated production is John B Keane’s marvellous and mischievous wit coupled by his unparalleled way with words.

John B. Keane takes us back to a simpler time, when even phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.

Saturday 8 December, 2pm - 4pm in the glór foyer, free of charge

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for these monthly family trad sessions.

Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding  Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 December, 7.30pm, €24/€20 concession/€14 child/Family of 4 €68

The Nutcracker

presented by Ballet Ireland

Ballet Ireland is delighted to tour The Nutcracker, one of the world’s favourite ballets, to audiences nationwide this season.

This Irish production of the festive classic, performed by an international cast of world-class dancers, appeals to audiences of all ages, with its fairy tale magic, Tchaikovsky’s beloved & sumptuous score, beautiful costumes, and a tale of wondrous adventure - combining to form one of the most delectable Christmas confections imaginable.

This holiday season, experience the beauty and magic with the whole family. After all, Christmas only begins once you’ve seen Ballet Ireland’s The Nutcracker!

"Luscious, luxurious and a sheer delight, The Nutcracker is a perfect Christmas treat" theartsview.com