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Sunday 12 March, 7.30pm, €16/€14 conc./€8 under 18s

The Sokalo Remix Project

The Sokalo Remix Project is a transatlantic artistic collaboration between Montreal-based dance company [ZØGMA] and four professional artists from the Irish traditional performing arts.

Each time they meet, the artists have only a few days ahead to set up a production of nearly eighty minutes. Each time, the resulting production should highlight the proximity of Irish and Quebecois traditional cultures, while proposing a new aesthetics and a new vision of folklore merging both tradition and contemporary life.

From this collaboration emerged an enthralling, highly energetic production, at the crossroad of modernity and tradition. The first tour of the project was held in September 2015 in Ireland. It then toured twice in Canada, visiting 5 provinces in total. This Irish tour will be the fourth tour of the project, bringing Sokalo Remix to reach new levels of performance.

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To kick off our wonderful spring/summer season, we’re offering early bird booking on selected events - this is one of those!

If you book that event on or before close of business on Sunday 12th March, get a 10% discount on your ticket…but don't forget that Early Bird tickets are limited to the first 50 tickets for each of these events, so when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Thursday 16 March, 8pm, €22/€20 Conc.

The Successful TD by John B. Keane

presented by Michael Scott Productions

One of your own – a vote for Tull is a vote for yourself! 
The Successful TD follows the Trials, Tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of Tull McAdoo as he seeks re-election to the Dail in the "October Elections”

Written by John B Keane in 1967 he displays his edge for humor and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today ... Peppered with Keane's gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start.
Tull has roped in the help of his faithful Daughter Kate while his wife nurses her various ailments in bed or Lisdoonvarna ,  but his arch enemy Flannery the local school teacher plans to scupper the election for Tull…

“Any man with a vote is a man to be respected. I’ll play with them, lie to them, sing dumb about them while I have a chance of a vote. That’s my livelihood. Don’t give me no more stink about the truth. Christ told the truth and they crucified Him…”

Based on The Letters of A Successful TD and An Irish Minister of State by John B Keane.
Adapted for the stage by Jon Kenny, Mary McEvoy and Michael Scott
Starring Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy
Directed by Michael Scott

Post-show discussion with Company

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Thursday 23 March, 8pm, €18/€16 conc./€9 under 18s

Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye

by Jim Nolan

‘Pearse, Connolly, McDermott and the rest of their merry men; they died for a Republic. But we don't live in a Republic. We live in an economy.'

Set in a provincial newspaper office in the Irish Midlands in the run up to Easter 2016, the privately owned Inishshannon Chronicle has just been acquired by a media conglomerate and the new brush is about to sweep clean. As the newspaper’s staff adjust to radical changes in its structure and ethos, the town it serves prepares to celebrate a tenuous connection to the Easter Rising. The revelation that this connection is not quite what it seems puts the Chronicle’s editor on a collision course with both his new bosses and the local business and political community.

Jim Nolan has an unapologetic affection for small-town life. But it never blinds him to its dangers and its faults.’ Sunday Independent

the play, essentially a meditation on the shape of the nation as it celebrates the Rising, is lightly metaphorical and stealthily topical.’ Irish Times

a genuine glimpse into what life is really like in the Irish regional newsroom.’ Munster Express

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To kick off our wonderful spring/summer season, we’re offering early bird booking on selected events - this is one of those!

If you book that event on or before close of business on Sunday 12th March, get a 10% discount on your ticket…but don't forget that Early Bird tickets are limited to the first 50 tickets for each of these events, so when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Saturday 25 March, 8pm, €18/€/€9 under 18s

Four Hands on One Piano

presented by duo b!z'art

The duo b!z'art, an eclectic Belgian piano duet, will be in glór during a concert tour in Ireland and Norway.  They invite you to discover some of the major romantic masterwork of piano 4 hands music.

They will perform the most famous Hungarian Dances by J.Brahms, and you will surely recognise the some of them... and discover the others, that will bring you in the rhythms and colours of Hungary.
The will also play the passionate 'Bilder aus Osten' by R.Schumann, the most virtuoso 'Andante and Allegro Brillant' by F.Mendelssohn and their favourite 'Suite op.11' by S.Rachmaninov, where the piano will lead you from a tender Barcarolle to an impressive Russian peal of bells.

A unique opportunity to discover the piano differently!

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To kick off our wonderful spring/summer season, we’re offering early bird booking on selected events - this is one of those!

If you book that event on or before close of business on Sunday 12th March, get a 10% discount on your ticket…but don't forget that Early Bird tickets are limited to the first 50 tickets for each of these events, so when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Thursday 30 March, 8pm, €16/€15 conc./€8 18s & under

Lïnger

Performed by Breandán de Gallaí and Nick O’Connell

Powerful and tender, two dancers at opposite ends of their dancing career share a poignant duet through contemporary Irish dance. Lïnger, performed by ex-Riverdance principal Breandán de Gallaí and Nick O’Connell, is an immersive theatrical experience about sexuality, ageing and identity, told through a rich tapestry of photography, film, music, and movement.

This critically acclaimed work is a ground-breaking theatrical experience which invites you to reflect on the passage of time, and who we are at various stages of our lives.

Throughout this biographical work are moments of liminality – “being neither here nor there” (Heaney 1996): that deliberate restraint; permanently on the cusp; as we indulgently linger in its vastness. Lïnger is a test of endurance as desire soars but climax is avoided.
Ériu’s work is a 21st century reimagining of Irish dance, exploring the poetic potential of the genre and examining topics rarely dealt with through traditional dance.

Show is 60 minutes in duration and there will be a post-show discussion with members of the Company.

Age 10+

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To kick off our wonderful spring/summer season, we’re offering early bird booking on selected events - this is one of those!

If you book that event on or before close of business on Sunday 12th March, get a 10% discount on your ticket…but don't forget that Early Bird tickets are limited to the first 50 tickets for each of these events, so when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Thursday 30 March, 8.30pm in the glór Studio, €15/€13 Conc.,

Kieran Quinn & Seamie O’Dowd

Sligo-based Seamie O’Dowd, (guitar, fiddle, vocals), and Kieran Quinn, (piano), have been carefully crafting their own sound for over two years now. Perhaps best described as trad fusion, it also incorporates elements of jazz, blues and folk music.

Two skilled musicians in their own right, neither of whom are in any way daunted by crossing musical genres with a moment’s notice, they have combined to produce a powerful and exciting musical force.

This night celebrates the launch of their debut album, full of new and original songs and tunes.

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To kick off our wonderful spring/summer season, we’re offering early bird booking on selected events - this is one of those!

If you book that event on or before close of business on Sunday 12th March, get a 10% discount on your ticket…but don't forget that Early Bird tickets are limited to the first 50 tickets for each of these events, so when they’re gone, they’re gone.

 

Wednesday 3 May, 10.45am, €6
Wednesday 3 May, 7.30pm, €18/€16 con/€9 Under 18s

I, Malvolio

Age 11+ │ Duration 70 mins

Multi-award-winning playwright and performer Tim Crouch re-imagines Twelfth Night in this, his brilliant, hilarious one-man show.

In a charged, unsettling rant, Malvolio – a man ‘notoriously wronged’ – draws us into the madness of Shakespeare's play and forces us to confront our own cruelty.  I, Malvolio is Twelfth Night told from the loser’s perspective. It’s a show for anyone who has ever been told off, called a name, or fallen in love with the wrong person.

…a downright joyous celebration of theatre.’ The Guardian * * * * *

glór Theatre Club Performance

Post-show discussion Tim Crouch

Buy tickets online for the evening show below.
Tickets for the morning show can be purchased from our box office and online here.

Wednesday 10 May, 8pm, €18/€16 conc./€9 Under 18s

Darol Anger and Republic of Strings (U.S.A.)

presented by Music Network

  • Darol Anger, 5 string fiddle
  • Tristan Clarridge, cello, fiddle
  • Emy Phelps, guitar, voice
  • John Mailander, octave mandolin, fiddle

With his unique genre-bending blend of bluegrass, jazz, folk and classical styles, Grammy-nominated fiddler Darol Anger is a master of the unexpected, darting from Swedish polkas to Brazilian choro before segueing seamlessly into a soul classic – all delivered with the rollicking abandon of a hootenanny.  Anger developed his signature sound working alongside great improvisers such as Stéphane Grappelli, Martin Hayes, Jerry Douglas and Béla Fleck, and over the past 40 years has produced an arrayof critically-acclaimed albums, including 17 with the legendary Turtle Island String Quartet alone.

For this journey into uncharted musical waters, he is aided and abetted by a trio of nimble-fingered pioneers. Long-time collaborator and 5-time Grand National Fiddle Champion Tristan Clarridge is co-founder of the chamber-grass group The Bee Eaters. Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist John Mailander has performed with such renowned artists as the Alison Brown Quartet, Victor Wooten and Steve Martin, while the riveting vocal sound of Emy Phelps has graced the albums of a long line of folk stalwarts including Patrick Brayer, Chris Darrow, Norma Tanega and Brian Ransom's Ceramic Ensemble.

Darol Anger is to fiddle what Béla Fleck is to banjo” –  Minneapolis Star Tribune
A cutting edge string quartet… wildly virtuosic” – Los Angeles Times
On the front edge of progressive acoustic music” – Fiddler Magazine [on Darol Anger]
Ground-breaking” –  San Francisco Chronicle [on Republic of Strings]

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To kick off our wonderful spring/summer season, we’re offering early bird booking on selected events - this is one of those!

If you book that event on or before close of business on Sunday 12th March, get a 10% discount on your ticket…but don't forget that Early Bird tickets are limited to the first 50 tickets for each of these events, so when they’re gone, they’re gone.