What's On

Saturday 24 November, 10.30am & 12pm, €6

A Winter Wish at the Quiet Tree

presented by Ceol Connected

Duration: 45 minutes
For ages 3

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the mysteries of Whistleberry Forest in a mesmerising traditional music performance made for children.

Ceol Connected’s A Winter Wish is a wonderfully interactive sing-along musical adventure.

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!

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December, 7:30pm, €15/€12 Conc.
Sunday 9 December, 2.30pm, €10

Elf Jr. the Musical

presented by Clare Youth Musical Society

Clare Youth Musical Society will fill you with Christmas cheer with Elf Jr the Musical!

Aela Daly takes on the title role of Buddy the Elf, made famous by Will Ferrell. The show follows Buddy’s journey from the North Pole all the way to New York to find his Dad, with a few adventures along the way!

Featuring catchy songs such as Happy All the Time, Sparklejollytwinklejingley, Never Fall in Love with an Elf, this Christmas show is perfect for all of the family!

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

Saturday 22, Sunday 23 Dec & Thursday 27 – Monday 31 December, 2.30pm, €15/€50 Family 4

Hansel and Gretel

presented by Pantaloons

Hansel and Gretel live with their father and stepmother in the village of Munchin Koffdropp. Their story involves various characters including a wicked witch, (but not too wicked!), a Forest Fairy and The Dame/Miss Daisy Demeanour, (Woo Hoo!!!). The tale comes to a nail-biting climax in a Gingerbread House, when Hansel and Gretel narrowly avoid being eaten, and the witch gets her just desserts!

Full of fun, lots of hisses and boos, lots of laughter, this is family entertainment at its best.  Oh, yes it is!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Panto, and Pantaloons - now in their 16th year, have firmly established themselves as a wonderful family tradition in Clare.

Tuesday 15th January, 10.30am, Students €10 (teachers free of charge)

Caith Amach É

glór presents High Rock Productions Caith Amach É - a smash hit comedy based on the Leaving Cert Irish Oral Picture sequences. It’s a fast-paced, physical, comic sketch show covering each of the 20 picture sequences for the 2019 Leaving Cert.  High Rock productions Caith Amach é has been touring schools since 2011.  It has been seen by over 45,000 students in 26 counties. It has been acclaimed by students and teachers everywhere for the inspiring students to enjoy learning Irish. It’s is suitable for students of all levels of Irish.

Cuireann glór an seó Caith amach é de chuid High Rock Productions i láthair.  Seó grinn den cheád scoth bunaithe ar an sraith pictiúr don Ardteistiméireacht.
Clúdáitear gach sraith don Bhéaltriail 2019 i seó bríomhar barúil agus spreagúil, lán le stíleanna eagsúla drámaíochta: Ceol, púipéid, idirghníomhíocht agus aisteoireacht fhisiciúil. Tá cuairt á thabhairt ag High Rock Productions ar scoileanna le seacht mbliana anuas, ó bunaíodh an Seó i 2011 tá Caith amach é feicthe ag breis is 45,000 dalta, i 26 contae ar fud na tíre. Tá clú agus cáil ar an seó agus tá an-tóir  ag múinteoirí agus daltaí air, mar bhealach spraoíúil chun daltaí a spreagadh i dtreo na Gaeilge.

“Bhí an seó ar fheabhas ar fad. Mholfainn d’achan múinteoir Gaeilge sa tír triail a bhaint as, i bhfocal amháin iontach.
Caitríonna McElwaine, Coláiste Cholmchille, Ballyshannon

“Ní fhéadfainn and seó seo a mholadh go leor”
Darren Breathnach, Coláiste Pobail,  Castleknock.

Friday 18 January, 5pm , €9/€7 Child

Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev

presented by The Far Flung Trio

Duration: 45 mins
Suitable for all ages 

Peter and the Wolf is full of enchanting melodies and rich textures, topped off with Prokofiev’s colourful orchestration. This much loved gem is a universally familiar tale, suitable for children but also a sophisticated piece of music that will appeal to any age. The tale of Peter will be narrated by the Trio while playing.

Including an educational introduction to the music and the instruments, (violin, accordion and double-bass), and a post-show Q&A.