What's On

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.

Friday 31 August, 8pm, €15/€12 conc/€48 family of 4/€60 family of 5

Written In The Stars

presented by BreakThrough Dance Company

BreakThrough Dance Company break the boundaries this year as they bring you their very first professional company show!!

'Written In The Stars' is an amalgamation of dance, song and performance art performed by the senior members, past pupils and teachers of BreakThrough Dance Company.

Saturday 17 November, 8pm, €22/€20

MÓRglór Award Night 2018

a concert celebrating Chris Droney

glór is delighted to announce that this year’s annual MÓRglór Award 2018 has been awarded to legendary concertina player, Chris Droney.

An inspiration to many musicians, both in Clare, nationally and internationally, and an outstanding ambassador for the traditional arts in Clare, Bellharbour born Chris Droney has been the recipient of many notable awards including the TG4 Gradam Saoil award for lifetime achievement; a CCÉ Bardic Award, a Teastas award, and in 2012 the prestigious Clare Person of the Year Award.

Chris was born in 1924 and has been playing music for almost eighty six years. He became Senior All-Ireland Concertina Champion nine times in the 1950s and 1960s and has played with several well-known céilí bands.

On Saturday 17 November, the people of Clare will come together to acknowledge a depth of gratitude to Chris for his enormous contribution to Traditional Irish Music with a concert in glór featuring Chris’ friends and family, and some of the most renowned traditional musicians and singers in the country and the county.

MÓRglór is an acknowledgement and celebration by glór of the wealth of professional & semi-professional artists, alongside the talented individuals, groups and communities within the county, all of whom provide a vital stimulus for the growth and development of Clare’s unique culture.

This prestigious annual award, named after Clare’s cultural ambassador and visionary, Muiris Ó Rocháin, is curated by glór in partnership with Dr. Tim Collins as producer of the event, and who coordinated the original concert in 2013. An anonymous panel of traditional arts practitioners and experts, assembled by glór, invites an Awardee, fitting with the objectives and spirit of MÓRglór. The previous MÓRglór recipients were Corofin Traditional Music Festival (2014), Eoin O'Neill (2015), Frank Custy (2016) and Geraldine Cotter (2017).

Early booking advised.

Wednesday 28 November, 7.30pm, Pay what you feel on the night (bring cash!)

PlatForms

PlatForms is a recent glór initiative to support artists in creating new work – whilst providing insight for audiences into the development process and the choices that artists make. The event will be ‘scratch’ in style, with a selection of artists across art-forms sharing brief excerpts from their work-in-progress, with opportunities for audience responses and feedback. Three to four artists/groups of artists will present short excerpts of their work – followed by brief moderated discussions with the audience about what they have seen.

If you are interested in applying to take part in PlatForms, please click here for more information.

The audience are requested to reserve tickets in advance and then pay what they feel on the night (in cash!).

Please book your ticket in advance with glór box office.