What's On

Saturday 6 October, 12pm - 2pm, free of charge

Public Spinning

presented by the Mid-West Spinners and Textiles Group

We are a group of people who like to work with fibres and textiles.  We spin, weave, dye, knit, crotchet, felt and sew.

Anyone who likes to craft, regardless of experience is welcome to join us between 12pm and 2pm in the Spás at glór.

We would see these Saturdays as an opportunity to meet, chat and share skills and ideas.

Thursday 11 October to tuesday 16 October in the glór Spás, free of charge

Fruit & Veg: Still Life Exhibition

presented by Ennis Food Festival

To celebrate and complement Ennis Food Festival, Fruit & Veg, a still life group art exhibition will be launched at glór on Thursday October 11. It will include the work of artists: Dorothy Ledwith, Helen Lowe, Richard Sharp, Rena Casey Lewis, Larisa Bevillard, Patsy Ricks, Gloria Pahad, Vonnie Mahar and Angela Butterfield.

Saturday 3 November, 12pm - 2pm, free of charge

Public Spinning

presented by the Mid-West Spinners and Textiles Group

We are a group of people who like to work with fibres and textiles.  We spin, weave, dye, knit, crotchet, felt and sew.

Anyone who likes to craft, regardless of experience is welcome to join us between 12pm and 2pm in the Spás at glór.

We would see these Saturdays as an opportunity to meet, chat and share skills and ideas.

Saturday 17 November, 8pm, €22/€20

MÓRglór Award Concert 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.

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 celebrate Chris Droney 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 including The Kilfenora Céilí Band; Ann Kirrane; Garry O Briain; Francis Droney; Áine McGrath; Edel Vaughan; Vincent Griffin and many more.

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 21 November, 8pm, €20

Festive Food Demonstrations & Fashion

Enjoy an evening of Festive Food and Fashion hosted by Ciana Campbell with demonstrations by celebrity chef Kevin Dundon and fashion on show by Annette’s Boutique. Kevin Dundon will demonstrate a range of dishes that will inspire you to get your Christmas apron on and cook up a storm! All proceeds go to the Ray of Sunshine Foundation, a Clare based charity that brings brings volunteers to Kenya to carry out building projects.

The Ray of Sunshine is a Co. Clare based registered charity that brings volunteers to Kenya to carry out building projects. In 2016 we built a Rescue Home for Girls used in the sex trafficking industry in Mombasa and in 2018 we built a similar home for boys. Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon travelled with us on our 2018 project and is a great supporter of our charity.

www.rayofshine.ie

Friday 23 November, 8pm, €20 adult/€12.50 child/Family 4 €50

St. Flannan’s and The Band of the 1st Brigade

St. Flannan’s College Trad club play host to The Band of the 1st Brigade, with proceeds from the event going to the College and to a local charity.  The event will also feature traditional musicians among staff and students. 
In addition to its military commitments, The Band of the 1st Brigade plays a major part in the musical and cultural life of the southern region of the country, regularly appearing at events and gaining an enthusiastic following, both at home and abroad.

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.

Saturday 1 December, 12pm - 2pm, free of charge

Public Spinning

presented by the Mid-West Spinners and Textiles Group

We are a group of people who like to work with fibres and textiles.  We spin, weave, dye, knit, crotchet, felt and sew.

Anyone who likes to craft, regardless of experience is welcome to join us between 12pm and 2pm in the Spás at glór.

We would see these Saturdays as an opportunity to meet, chat and share skills and ideas.

Monday 3 December, 8pm, €22/€20 conc.

Clare Christmas Choir with special guests Hothouse Flowers

An evening of songs and stories raising awareness around the homeless crisis afflicting Irish society with special guests Hothouse Flowers.

Featuring:

  • Sarah Ryan
  • Angelina Peach
  • Aimee McInerney
  • Laura Mulcahy
  • Suzanne Murphy
  • Fiddle Case
  • Three Women Sing
  • Katie Theasby
  • Steo Wall
  • Claire Watts
  • Shona Blake
  • The Clare Christmas Choir under the baton of Sarah Ferrigan

All profits from this event will be donated to Molloy’s Butchers and used for the Christmas Dinner for the Homeless in Clare

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!

Sunday 16 December, 3pm & 7.30pm , €15/ €9 Child/ €45 Family 4/€50 Family 5

Sparks Hip Hop School of Dance Christmas Show

Sparks are delighted to present their Christmas dance extravaganza for all ages...hip hop and commercial dance crews breaking it up on stage for a vibrant, feel good show suitable for all the family. With dancers from as young as 3 and all the way up to adults, this performance promises to be a super Christmas treat!

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.

Saturday 12 January, 12pm - 2pm, free of charge

Public Spinning

presented by the Mid-West Spinners and Textiles Group

We are a group of people who like to work with fibres and textiles.  We spin, weave, dye, knit, crotchet, felt and sew.

Anyone who likes to craft, regardless of experience is welcome to join us between 12pm and 2pm in the Spás at glór.

We would see these Saturdays as an opportunity to meet, chat and share skills and ideas.

Sunday 13 January, 8pm, €15

Clare Youth Trad Orchestra

Returning for the first time since their sell-out performance at the 2018 Munster Fleadh, the 90-strong collective from across the county will put their unique stamp on some trad favourites. This performance will be marked by new collaborations with some of trad music's leading touring musicians - watch this space!

All proceeds of this show will go to CMRF Crumlin and other leading charities.