What's On

From Monday 30 March for 10 weeks, 10.05am - 11.35am, €70 for 6 sessions

Gentle Yoga with Susie

Yoga is about well-being.  Yoga helps you to manage yourself - the body, thoughts and emotions - through developing awareness and learning to let go of limitations. Suitable for beginners and people with experience of yoga, this session combines physical movements, breath work and a long relaxation.   Susie is fully qualified to teach in the Satyananda tradition of yoga (recognised by the Yoga Federation of Ireland and the British Wheel of Yoga).

Practical information:

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing in layers. Shoes are not worn during the practice of yoga;
  • Bring a blanket or sleeping bag with you for when you are lying on the floor. Mats are provided, though you are welcome to bring your own;
  • Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach, so try not to eat a large meal for 2 hours before the class;
  • If you have any health problems it is advisable to check with your doctor whether s/he considers yoga to be appropriate for you.
     

For more information or to book, please contact Susie McNaughton 086 7354461.  If a Monday session is missed, it can be made up at other yoga classes during the week, or on other Mondays over a maximum of 8 weeks.

Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 March, 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm, €40 for 2 days

Brick Flicks Stop Motion Workshops

Suitable for ages 8-12 years

Ever wanted to send your favourite mini figure on a space adventure?

This 2 day Brick Flicks stop motion workshop will show you how to blast off in a rocket, charter unknown space, and explore alien planets. Participants will work in small groups to collaborate and create the set, storyboard and plan their stop motion movie and then to film and edit it.

The workshop is focused on hands-on learning and all participants will receive a certificate of participation and a copy of their movie.

All materials are supplied including our mobile film studio kit of iPads so all you need to bring is your favourite Lego character.

Thursday 2 April, 11.45am - 1.45pm, €10 (includes all materials)

Chicken & Nest Model Making - Easter Art Classes for 7-10 year olds

with Helen Lowe

The class looks at our best friend the chicken. To protect their young they need to build a strong and warm nest for them. The children get to develop, learn and create through model making the skills need to keep our chickens warm over the Easter holidays. The children will bring home their own  chicken and nest model.

Thursday 2 April, 10.15am - 11.15am, €8 (includes all materials)

The Clever Chicken - Easter Art Classes for Children for 4-6 year olds

with Helen Lowe

Each child gets to design and build their own clever chicken and nest. Once built they get to paint and decorate the nest that will keep their chicken nice and warm.  The children get to bring home their new pal (which they must feed every day with chocolate bars...only kidding!) which turns into a great hiding place for all the chocolate eggs!!!!

Friday 3 - Thursday 30 April, free of charge,

A Journey With Metal: Contemporary Work By Jane Murtagh

Jane lives and works from a farm on the North bank of the Shannon Estuary.  She has been developing a visual language combining contemporary practices and sensibilities with ancient techniques in metalworking - casting, repoussé, etching, patination and gilding.

Man-made and natural features in the surrounding landscape have informed much of her recent work. She has a particular interest in the interpretation of this landscape by 17th and 18th century cartographers.  Another area of study has been the work of a number of Irish explorer botanists of the 19th century and in particular Augustine Henry. Plants identified and brought back to Ireland by this plantsman have evoked images that she translates into metal.

Tuesday 7 April , 10.30am, €5
Wednesday 8 April, 10.30am, €5

Blitz - Everyone can Draw Cartoons

with Aidan Courtney

This is a forty minute workshop where children from 5 years of age to 10 years of age can do really quick step-by-step drawings.  They will draw cartoon characters of all shapes and sizes.  This workshop is to show that everyone can draw cartoons.

Aidan Courtney is an Ennis based former bookseller, book reviewer, cartoonist, workshop facilitator, editor, writer and publisher.  He founded Coimicí Gael to promote comics and the Irish language.  He also has worked as a cartoonist and writer for publications in Ireland, Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.  He is a judge with Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year 2014.  He also teaches kids around the country how to make comics through Irish and English.

Tuesday 7 April, 12pm - 1.30pm, €8
Wednesday 8 April, 12pm - 1.30pm, €8
Sign up for both workshops, €14

Comic Workshops for ages 10+

with Aidan Courtney

Tuesday 7th April - Comic Strip Workshop
This is an hour and a half workshop aimed at children of ten years of age and older.  This is to show kids how to tell stories through a comic strip like Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes and Peanuts.  This workshop will use elements of storytelling, where do ideas come from and some step-by-step warm-up drawing exercises.

Wednesday 8th April - Mini Comic Workshop
This hour and a half workshop is aimed at children of ten years of age and older.  This workshop shows kids how to make their own eight page A7 comic from a sheet of A4 paper.  It will also use elements of storytelling and also use some step-by-step warm-up exercises.

Aidan Courtney is an Ennis based former bookseller, book reviewer, cartoonist, workshop facilitator, editor, writer and publisher.  He founded Coimicí Gael to promote comics and the Irish language.  He also has worked as a cartoonist and writer for publications in Ireland, Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.  He is a judge with Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year 2014.  He also teaches kids around the country how to make comics through Irish and English.

Thursday 9 April, 10.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm,
Friday 10 April, 12pm & 3pm, €8/€28 family of 4

The Elves & The Shoemaker

presented by Fidget Feet

Meet Herman and Daisy. They want to make shoes for your feet. But they owe so much money they barely can eat.  Don’t worry though, because magic is always just around the corner. The Elves are here to help! And sometimes the answers are right above your head.

Fidget Feet’s The Elves & The Shoemaker is immersive storytelling with music and aerial circus for children aged between 4-8yrs and their families.

There is no stage, you will join them inside their workshop and actually help them to make the best pair of shoes ever made.  Herman, Daisy and the Elves need you!

“You are left utterly stunned. Excellent.”  - The Irish Times (on Fidget Feet)

Duration: 75 minutes

Saturday 11 April, 8pm, €18/€16 conc.
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €16.50

David O’Doherty Has Checked Everything

The forgotten Sugababe, the bad boy of Zumba, David O’Doherty presents a new hour of talking and songs. Take a ride into the Davidzone.

One man. One small keyboard. With batteries. And a chair. And a mic. And cables. And a sound system. And then a room, obviously. With more chairs. And a lighting rig. It’s surprising how much stuff is involved actually.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Sunday 12 April, from 10am, €12/€10 children

The National Dance Championships

Offering dance students from all over Ireland a unique experience to excel in a competitive yet inspirational environment.

For dance students that are highly motivated this competition will help them develop their self confidence, technical ability, artistry and performance skills.  It promises to be an exciting and rewarding experience for all involved.

For entry forms and competition info contact Niamh at dinanballet@gmail.com

From Wednesday 15 April for 11 weeks, 1pm - 3pm, €10 per session, payable in three instalments

Full Fathom Theatre

Acting Training and Theatremaking for Adults with and Without Special Needs.

Book directly with Marie McNamara on 087 6391409

Thursday 16 April, 7.30pm, €20/€18 conc./€12.50 child (16 or under)/€50 family (2 adults, 2 children)
2 course supper, 6pm, €16.50

Tutus & Beyond

presented by Ballet Ireland

Ballet Ireland’s Tutus & Beyond journeys from traditional classical ballet to the striking contemporary work being produced today with a programme featuring

  • Pas de Quatre by Jules Perrot
  • Vivaldi Suite (Excerpt)  by Ray Barra
  • Sing Sing Sing by Rain Frances
  • Lost by Ludovic Ondiviela

Pas de Quatre, the romantic classic caused a sensation when it was created for the four greatest ballerinas of the time in 1845. Next up, Sing Sing Sing inspired by Bob Fosse, a legendary choreographer of Broadway & Hollywood throughout the 60s & 70s.  The second half of the programme features the premiere of a powerful and magical new ballet, Lost, by Ludovic Ondiviela. Ballet Ireland continues its commitment to new work in presenting this compelling piece by this ‘young rising choreographer’ (The Guardian).

Dancers: Richard Bermange, Chris Furlong, Céline Le Grelle, Maria Ledesma, James Löffler, Jane Magan, Simona Marsibilio, Kesi Olley-Dore & Diarmaid O’Meara.

With lighting by award winning designer Paul Keogan, this mixed programme shows the diversity of the company following its ‘wonderful tour’ (Sunday Independent) of Swan Lake which ‘ticked all the boxes’ (Sunday Independent) and was hailed as ‘one of best productions’ the company has done (Irish Mail on Sunday).

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Friday 17 April, 7pm, €20 (film, food & music)
Friday 17 April, 8pm, €8 (film only)

Spanish Food & Film Night

Volver directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Penelope Cruz plays one of two sisters whose lives are disturbed by the apparent reappearance of their late mother. 

Flamenco/Spanish guitar music by Javier Jimenez.  Born in Barcelona and based in Galway for the last 8 years, Javier has played in different bands mainly as a mandolin player, but always keeps to his passion for traditional Spanish music.

Topped off with a delicious Spanish menu provided by Nolan & Lambe.

Food served at 7pm, Film at 8pm

Wednesday 22 April, 7.30pm, €10

Actors + Reactors End of Year Showcase

An evening of dramatic extracts, poetry, mime, drama and recitals presented by talented young people from 4 to 15 years and introduced and stage managed by senior Actors and Reactors students.

Actors and Reactors, Ennis – a drama school established by Aoibhín and Doireann Garrihy – will showcase a term’s work in aid of The Clare Crusaders Children Clinic, a self funded clinic providing free therapy and specialist treatment to over 350 children with special needs in County Clare.

Thursday 23 April, 8pm, €16/€15 conc.

Weighing In

With Isobel Mahon & Rose Henderson

Written by Ger Gallagher
Directed by Caroline Fitzgerald

The Easi-Slim diet clinic in Clones town hall has just signed up a new member - upwardly mobile Val McGowan has cruised into town in her soft–top sports car. Val has reached her target weight and has only signed up to maintain, and brag about the four stone she’s lost.
Breda has been attending Easi-Slim meetings for quite some time but just can’t manage to reduce her waistline – until Val comes along and whips her into shape.  Breda becomes a disciple of the high-priestess of low-carbs and is bowled over by just how fabulous Val really is.  Breda’s gushing admiration for her new slimming buddy only serves to make Val all the more condescending and insufferable. However, when Val’s mask begins to slip, Breda is reminded that things aren’t always what they appear to be.

Weighing-In is a fast paced comedy about life, love and dieting - and how we all need to adjust the scales to find the right balance.

Friday 24 April in the glór studio, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, Free of charge

The Poetry Collective

present the MUXZ SESSIONZ

The Poetry Collective (previously The Three Legged Stool Poets) are a collective of poets living and performing in Ireland’s Midwest based in and around Ennis. They have been writing, publishing, recording, filming and performing poetry for 15 years and have produced impressive first collections of poetry such as’ Spirit Store’ by Arthur Watson, ‘Image and Likeness’ by Brian Mooney, ‘Voices of Clare’ by a selection of Clare Poets, ’Reality the Graveyard of Dreams’ by Brendan O Byrne, ‘Parting’ by Patrick Stack as well as Poetry Broadsheets, Calendars and Pamphlets.

In a new and challenging development the poetz, friends and audience will be working together in a more dynamic manner, using structured and partially rehearsed improvisations to investigate and express some fundamental human experiences.  They like to call these events a MUXZ. Sounds sexy like fluxz, tastes like bixz, and looks like mixz! As Poetz we seem endlessly compelled to give things names (sonnet, villanelle, haiku, Limerick etc )so we thought we’d better give this ‘form’ a name for something nameless and essentially indefinable until you’ve participated soooo…Come and experienze it.

These performances will represent spontaneous, improvised poetic explorations of universal themes involving combinations of sound, movement, music, art, costume and the spoken word….a MUXZ.

All Welcome  |  www.clarepoets.com

Friday 24 April, 8pm, €16
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €16.50

Join Me In The Pines

David Geraghty of Bell X1

It’s been an incredible first year for Join Me In The Pines who unleashed four beautiful videos for tracks ‘Joy Is A Lion, ‘Golden Guilt’, ‘Should Not Roam’ and lastly ‘At First Light’ from their debut album  ‘INHERIT’ available to buy as a digital download, on CD and Vinyl. JMITP toured the length and breath of Ireland and are now delighted to announce a Theatre Tour which will kick off in February, 2015. 

JMITP’s front man is Bell X1’s David Geraghty who released his debut solo album ‘Kill Your Darlings’ in 2007, to critical and fan acclaim. The album was also nominated for a Choice Music Prize that year. 2009 saw David return with his second solo offering ‘The Victory Dance’. Both of these albums were written and recorded between stints in the hectic Bell X1 touring schedule.

It is a busy year for Mr. Geraghty as he has just completed the film score for “You’re Ugly Too” starring Aidan Gillen. The film is set to premier at the prestigious Berlin film festival in February 2015.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Saturday 25 April, 8pm, €15/€12 conc.
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €16.50

The 39 Steps

presented by Corofin Dramatic Society

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have an intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy. The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall North by Northwest to Scotland’s most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies?

A cast of 4 plays over 50 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. The 39 steps contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie — including the chase on the flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium. Be prepared to laugh out loud!

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 April, 7.30pm, €12/€10 conc.

Dance Fusion 2015

presented by BreakThrough Dance Company

Sit back and enjoy a variety of contemporary, commercial and ballet dance as the students take to the stage. An evening for all the family to enjoy.

Wednesday 29 April, 8pm, €8

Apples of the Golan

with Q&A afterwards with Directors Keith Walsh and Jill Beardsworth

This Irish Made Documentary film tells the story of  Majdal Shams, one of five remaining Arab villages in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Before the occupation there were 139 such villages, which have now mostly been destroyed. Over 130,000 Syrian Arabs were forced from their homes never to return. Families that were separated at the time remain so. Cut off from their homeland since the events of the Six Day War, the villagers fight to maintain their national identity amid political uncertainty, border disputes and the Syrian Civil War.

An impenetrable ceasefire line patrolled by the UN divides the two warring countries. The eastern edge of the village now touches this ceasefire line where a barbed wire fence separates lovers, brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers. Syrian soil is just out of reach, although it is a lifetime from their grasp. Separated families shout greetings to each other across the minefield dividing them. Loss and separation echo in the valley between the hills of two lands that once were one, the threat of war hanging on the horizon, closely monitored by watchtowers. 23 people are shot dead trying to cross back to their homeland. Every day is marked by the struggle to adapt and survive.

A patriotic old man tries to educate his grandchildren about the president Bashar al Assad while in school they are taught about Moses. Borders, mines and army areas corral a shepherds roaming with his herd. His only way is west. A daughter fights to cross the ceasefire line to attend the funeral of her father in Syria. Torture and solitary confinement breaks the heart of a lover. A bride crosses through a minefield to meet her groom. She will say goodbye to her family forever.

Thursday 30 April, 8pm, €12.50/€10 child/conc./€40 Family (2 adult + 2 children)

Vardens Ennis Guitar School End of Year Concert

Vardens Ennis Guitar School are proud to present their annual end of year concert, showcasing our students of all ages playing guitar, piano/keyboards and singing. Our students have worked hard all year and now they want to show you what they can do. In styles such as pop, rock, blues, and many more, this is sure to be an entertaining evening that you won’t want to miss. You’ll be singing all the way home!

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 May, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €16.50

It’s The Real McCoy

presented by The Crokey Hill Players Group

Back by popular demand.

Brace yourself for a night of unforgettable Irish comedy as ‘It’s the Real McCoy’ takes you on a two-hour rollercoaster of fun and laughter!

Set in rural Ireland in 1964 this production tells the story of Madge Molloy who has lived over forty years of her life wondering why her husband Tom – whom she was married to for just four months – disappeared without trace or reason.  The arrival of a new curate to the parish is about to reveal the circumstances behind Tom’s hasty exit and his wish to return to Madge to explain his situation.  What unfolds really has to be seen to be believed. 

Packed with hilarious one-liners, a gormless postman, a nervous curate, a frustrated wife, a worried husband, a timid daughter and Ireland’s two nosiest neighbours ‘It’s the Real McCoy’ will have you in tears of laughter all night long.  The question is will there be a happy ending?

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Wednesday 6 - Friday 29 May, free of charge

Embrace Exhibition 2015

with Clare Arts Office

The Embrace Programme present a special exhibition of creative work produced by people with disabilities from throughout the county.

WIth a launch concert on May 6.

Thursday 7 May, 2pm, free of charge

Hats Off To Clare

presented by Clare Arts Office as part of Bealtaine Festival

This one man show performed by Gerard Howard and written and directed by Paul Brennan is based on a hilarious and surreal romp through time with some of Clare’s most famous characters – real and fictional – and how they might have interacted had they ever met.  Pile them all into the West Clare Railway and see where they end up!  What will Mr de Valera make of Percy French?  And how will the famous clown Johnny Patterson and submarine inventor John Phillip Holland get on?

Saturday 9 May, 7.30pm, €10

Gospel Rising Music Festival Gala Concert

As part of the Gospel Rising Music Festival in Ennis, on the weekend of 8th-10th May 2015, glór will host the Saturday night Gala Concert.

Many different gospel choirs from around Ireland will fill the stage to perform their favourite gospel songs in front of their peers and the people of Clare. The night promises to expose you to many gospel songs you already know, and some which you will have never heard before, this is the wonder of the Gospel Rising Music Festival, a chance for everyone to hear what gospel choirs from all over the country are doing. A chance to realise there are many different styles of gospel choir music in Ireland, and unique versions of songs that you will only hear all together in one place, at the Gospel Rising Music Festival.

The Gospel Rising Music Festival is a fun, energetic and inclusive event which calls on all music lovers who are interested in this growing genre of music in Ireland. The festival is on all weekend in Ennis and gives attendees the chance to get that inside look and feel on what happens when you are 'in the choir'.

The festival consists of a series of workshops with big and small groups, these cover choir harmony singing in gospel styles, different solo singing styles and levels, choreography and big group singing. The festival also includes numerous gigs like this one in glór, all of which are included in the Weekend Festival Ticket available on www.gospelrising.com

Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 May, 7.30pm, €13/€11 conc.

Working With Beauty and the Beast

presented by Ennis Academy for the Performing Arts

This much-loved story, packed with great songs, magical characters and lavish dance routines, has won the hearts of millions, both young and old, throughout the world.  The Ennis Academy for the Performing Arts are putting their magical touch to this all-time favourite and guarantees a great night’s entertainment for children of all ages.  Many wonderful excerpts from  other hit shows will also be included in the evening.  This is a great opportunity to bring the kids along  to experience the magic of real live theatre.

www.ennisacademyperformingarts.com

Thursday 14 May, 2pm, €10/€10 students/Teachers Free
Thursday 14 May, 8pm, €16/€14 conc.
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €16.50

The Man in the Woman’s Shoes

A one man show written and performed by Mikel Murfi and presented by Loco and Reckless Productions

It’s October 1978. Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The story follows  Pat Farnon as he walks the 5 miles from his wee white cottage to town and back again and the marvels that he meets along the way. It’s a charming encounter - an ageing man still with a boundless enthusiasm for life. Hilariously funny, tender and at times downright daft. 

  • Shortlisted for the Irish Times theatre Awards 2013 in the category of Best New Play.
  • Shortlisted for the 2013 Stewart Parker Trust Award for Best First Play.
  • Winner of the Stewart Parker/ BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama Award 2013.


Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Actor Gabriel Byrne said, upon seeing the play in New York in March 2015:
"I absolutely loved the play and Mikel's performance. There is such humanity, compassion, humour and wisdom in it and he has found the universal in the local. We live in an ageist culture which doesn't value the elderly ( who in a way are made mute through our indifference ) yet worships at the altar of vacuous youth.

When old people die their stories and life experiences die with them - we should be out recording in every town and village the way Seamus Ennis collected music - there is no such thing as an ordinary life. All lives are extraordinary.

Mikel illustrates that by giving voice and honouring a man we might pass on the road and judge superficially.
Its a privilege to witness such work. It will stay with me in the way that the best theatre does."

Saturday 16 May, Ages 10 - 12, 11am - 12.30pm,
Saturday 16 May, Adults, 1.30pm -3pm, €10 (all materials included)

The Big Draw @ glór - with Hazel Walker

as part of National Drawing Day

A drawing  workshop exploring ways and means of  drawing and  what is possible when we draw the line….a  range of materials and methods will be explored, from scribble drawings to large ink and egg yolk drawings and everything in between. No matter whether the last drawing you made was a map of how  to get  to glór, for drawing can be a daily discovery for everyone! 

Suitable for all.

Hazel Walker is visual artist living in Co. Clare. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Wimbledon School of Art where she specialised in drawing, completing an MA in Drawing in 2000.  She has worked in a wide variety of art projects, taught classes and workshops both here and in Scotland.  She currently teaches at GMIT Galway and Castlebar.

Saturday 16 May, 8pm, €28
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €16.50

Pat Shortt: Selfie

The irrepressible Pat Shortt is back on a nationwide tour with stories and gimmicks that only Pat Shortt could come up with.  His new show, Selfie, tells the tales of a singing undertaker Mossey Burke along with a host of new characters as he recounts his favourite funeral. A funeral that was nearly the death of him and changed his life forever!

While his unique, comedic but somewhat universal look at everyday Irish life has cemented his place in the public hearts, along with that his work on stage and screen over the last decade have proved him to be an enduring, versatile and award winning talent. His most recent theatre role of Johnnypateenmike in the West End production of ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ alongside Sarah Greene and Daniel Radcliffe was a renowned success that subsequently transferred to Broadway in New York.

Pat’s new show is an entertaining throwback similar to that to the days of D’Unbelievables! In a quirky and humorous way Pat brings us on a journey with his new character Mossey Burke and the chaos that can happen around an Irish funeral that any and all can relate to.  Through laughs and punch-lines and hilarious one-liners Pat performs a myriad of truly Irish comedic scenarios that no matter what part of the country you are from you will have seen or heard of first hand!

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 May, 7.30pm, €15/€10 children

Hansel and Gretel

presented by The Dinan School of Ballet

A delightful show for all the family, loosely based on the traditional fairy tale. With a great mix of dance styles, an eclectic musical score, creative choreography and a cast of talented dancers, this promises to be a very entertaining and enjoyable show.

Thursday 21 May, 7pm, €12/€10 conc./€35 family of 4

Shoot for the Stars

presented by Broadway Dance Recital

This show brings together our three dance schools from Doolin and Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare and Kinvara, Co. Galway.  We will showcase all styles of dance, ranging from jazz, tap, ballet, hiphop, musical theatre and contemporary. 

A family friendly show to guaranteed to entertain all ages.  You will be dancing in you seats to all the well-known pop hits and music throughout the decades.

Friday 22 May, 8pm, €15

Pipers Union in concert, with Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

as part of Fleadh Nua 2015

Pipers Union, comprising David Power, Ciarán Somers and their old friend Dónal Clancy, is a tight-knit trio, incorporating traditional and contemporary styles to deliver rousing ballads, soft love songs, lively dance tunes and haunting airs.

Award-winning musicians in their own right, Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh are quickly becoming one of the foremost duets in Ireland today. Their music & dance is rooted in the tradition; full of spirit, soul and life. Together on fiddle, concertina and dance, they breathe fire into traditional tunes - not to be missed!

Saturday 23 May, 8pm, €15

Seán Ó Sé and the Turloughmore Céilí Band

as part of Fleadh Nua 2015

Fleadh Nua will honour the legendary singer Seán Ó Sé on this special night. Seán, a native of Bantry, Co. Cork has an instantly recognisable voice and his performance of 'An Poc ar Buille' in the early 1960's established his reputation as a well known singer.
Seán performed with Seán Ó Riada and Ceoltóirí Chualann until Ó Riada's untimely death in 1971. Over the years he has toured and recorded extensively, including a recording with the Turloughmore Céilí Band.

Sunday 24 May, 8pm, €5

‘Maestro’ - the music of Bobby Casey

as part of Fleadh Nua 2015

In 1969 and 1970, Séamus Mac Mathúna recorded the legendary West Clare fiddle player, Bobby Casey, in London. These invaluable recordings are part of the Comhaltas Archive. A CD of many of these recordings has been produced by the Cois na hAbhna Archive and will be launched at Fleadh Nua, when many musicians, including friends who played with Bobby, will perform and pay tribute to one of Clare's greatest musicians.

Tuesday 26 May, 7.30pm, €11.50 Adult/€7 Child/€38 Family 5/ €32 Family 4 (2 Adults, 2 Children)

Sparks School of Dance

Sparks Dance School was created about 17 years ago by Lourdes O’Donoghue and is the longest running and most successful modern dance school in Clare. The show is great value and is always sure to be a great family night out.

Wednesday 27 May, 8pm, €23
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €16.50

Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes

Albert Lee, by common consent one of the world’s finest guitar-players, needs no introduction to Country Music & Rock fans. He has worked with some of the world's top artists, from Emmylou Harris to the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton to Eric Clapton. Albert and the band play Country Rock as a broad term. Albert is double Grammy award winning musician, whose talents continue to be in demand.

He is joined by Gerry Hogan, Peter Baron and Dona Oxford. This multi-talented band features some of the top musicians in the UK.  Hogan's Heroes was formed by their namesake Gerry Hogan almost 30 years ago, specifically to back Albert. Their first gig took place in 1987 at Gerry’s annual festival for pedal steel guitar. They have played together on a regular basis since that time, and as a result have become one of the tightest units in music.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Wednesday 27 May in the glór studio, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, Free of charge

The Poetry Collective

present the MUXZ SESSIONZ

The Poetry Collective (previously The Three Legged Stool Poets) are a collective of poets living and performing in Ireland’s Midwest based in and around Ennis. They have been writing, publishing, recording, filming and performing poetry for 15 years and have produced impressive first collections of poetry such as’ Spirit Store’ by Arthur Watson, ‘Image and Likeness’ by Brian Mooney, ‘Voices of Clare’ by a selection of Clare Poets, ’Reality the Graveyard of Dreams’ by Brendan O Byrne, ‘Parting’ by Patrick Stack as well as Poetry Broadsheets, Calendars and Pamphlets.

In a new and challenging development the poetz, friends and audience will be working together in a more dynamic manner, using structured and partially rehearsed improvisations to investigate and express some fundamental human experiences.  They like to call these events a MUXZ. Sounds sexy like fluxz, tastes like bixz, and looks like mixz! As Poetz we seem endlessly compelled to give things names (sonnet, villanelle, haiku, Limerick etc )so we thought we’d better give this ‘form’ a name for something nameless and essentially indefinable until you’ve participated soooo…Come and experienze it.

These performances will represent spontaneous, improvised poetic explorations of universal themes involving combinations of sound, movement, music, art, costume and the spoken word….a MUXZ.

All Welcome  |  www.clarepoets.com

Thursday 28 May, 8pm, €16/€14 conc.
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €16.50

The Games People Play

with Aonghus óg McAnally & Lorna Quinn

Winner of Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and the sell-out success of Dublin Fringe Festival, Rise Productions brings us The Games People Play, the follow-up to their international smash hit Fight Night. Described as “THE state of the nation play for the negative equity generation,” this is a radical re-working of the Tír na nÓg myth. Niamh and Oisín were sold the dream – the house, the life, the kids. But what do you do when everything you ever dreamed of still isn’t enough? The mounting pressure of balancing family and career takes its toll, and one night a series of games starts to escalate, threatening to unravel their suburban paradise. Gripping family drama meets epic Celtic mythology, presented in the trademark ‘Theatre Strong Style’ of Rise Productions.

“Riveting... both a timeless story about two people lost inside a marriage, and a very contemporary Irish horror story of debt, desire and emigration. ★★★★”
– Irish Theatre Magazine

“A sharp, contemporary joy... a genuinely accomplished and imaginative take on post-boom family destruction... An intense, convincing picture of a contemporary marriage, played extremely well by Lorna Quinn as Niamh, and absolutely superbly by Aonghus Óg McAnally as Oisin.”
– Sunday Independent

“Sincere in intent and acted with conviction”
– The Irish Times

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Sunday 31st May, 7.30pm, €12.50/€10 children

Ceol na nÓg

presented by Bríd O'Donohue's Music School, Miltown Malbay

An evening of Traditional Irish Music, song and dance from the pupils of Ceol na nÓg Music School with performances also from Bríd and her family - Seán (flute), Eibhlís (uilleann pipes), Deirdre (harp), Liam (concertina) and Sinéad O'Brien (fiddle).

Thursday 4 June, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer

Written and Performed by Aidan Dooley

Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley.

Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions.  Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of the Antarctic, his 36 mile, solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly has been described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”. He was subsequently awarded the Albert Medal for his bravery.

This multi-award winning show has now played critically acclaimed sell-out performances throughout Ireland, USA, Australia, Europe and the UK.

“a remarkable and uplifting piece of theatre, gives everything and asks nothing.” 
Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

“You will go to then end of the earth to find theatre this rewarding"
Murray Bramwell, The Australian

Wednesday 24 June, 8pm, €25

Brendan Shine

Brendan Shine celebrates his 50th Anniversary with a summer tour of Ireland playing all of his favourite and best known songs. 

Brendan has released over 50 albums and has had 45 hit single in a glittering career that has taken him from his Co Westmeath home to every major concert hall the world over.  His hit singles include: O’Brien Has No Place To Go, Where The Three Counties Meet, Abbeyshrule, All My Roads Lead Back To You, How Much Time and, of course, Do You Want Your Oul Lobby Washed Down which Brendan famously performed for Pope John Paul II on his visit to Ireland.

Even after all of these years Brendan shows no signs of slowing down and will release a new Best Of CD to coincide with his 50th Anniversary Tour of Ireland and the UK.

Thursday 25 June, 8pm, €18/€16 conc.

My Fair Ladies

presented by Patrick Talbot Productions

Celebrating his 80th birthday this year, one of Ireland’s most renowned actors and performers, Des Keogh, gets to fulfil a life-long ambition to play legendary Irish man of letters George Bernard Shaw.

Following the phenomenal world-wide success of his show The Love-Hungry Farmer by John B. Keane, which he also adapted, Des has devised and will perform in a hugely entertaining new play about the many ladies in the extraordinary life of one of the greatest playwrights of all time.  

Author of Pygmalion, which became the smash-hit film My Fair Lady, Shaw shares anecdotes about the loves of his life, who included leading actresses of his day like Mrs Pat Campbell and Ellen Terry, and elaborates on his forthright views on marriage and celibacy.  
Des Keogh has just completed two sell-out runs of the acclaimed revival of Moll by John B. Keane at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin. In 2014 he appeared in the world-premiere production of Dreamland by Jim Nolan, for which he was recently nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award.

Produced and directed by Patrick Talbot
Set Design by Jim Queally
Lighting Design by Moyra D’Arcy

Wednesday 1 July - Monday 31 August, free of charge

Summer Open Submission Exhibition

glór is delighted to invite submissions from artists, both established and emerging, who are resident in, or from, Co. Clare.  The deadline for entries is Thursday 2 April 2015.

The exhibition will be selected by an independent curator and decisions are final.  A curator’s award of €500 will also be awarded.

For more information and an application form, please click here.

Thursday 2 July, 8pm, €25

A Bit On The Sunny Side

They're back!!! Yes, Ireland's most dysfunctional couple, the Murphys, are at it again!

Join Bridie, Willie, Cynthia and Dick in sunny Spain for another hilarious comedy farce! After the massive success of their first play "A Bit On The Side", Conal Gallen and his son, Rory, have once again come up with a comedy masterpiece! A Bit On The Sunny Side sees our four hapless holidaymakers stumble unwittingly from one crisis to another! With their last show having sold over 75,000 tickets, this is one that is definitely not to be missed! It's pure fun, laughter and craic from start to finish!

Early booking is VERY strongly advised!
Age recommendation 16+

Monday 13 - Friday 17 July, 11am - 1pm (Ages 9+),
Monday 13 - Friday 17 July, 2pm - 4pm (Ages 6-8), €95/€85 for 2 or more children from same family

Ballet Ireland’s 15th Annual Summer School

Let’s Make a Ballet

Drawing on inspiration from the original tale, The Frog Prince (Brothers Grimm) this year’s participants will have an unforgettable time creating a ballet with professional dancers from Ballet Ireland.  

Each session begins with class on stage with the dancers. Summer school participants become part of the creative process, helping to devise the choreography, create sets and costumes. Our hugely popular summer school, gives aspiring performers a taste for all that goes into making a ballet and a peak into the life of a professional dancer.  Together with the dancers, the young performers play an important role in the creation of their own full length ballet which is performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy. 

The programme is suitable for ages 6+ with or without dance training. Participants are divided into groups, with the seniors in the morning (11am-1pm) and juniors in the afternoon (2-4pm). The senior participants are needed all day on Thursday and Friday, while the juniors attend both morning and afternoon session on Friday.

Monday 27 - Friday 31 July, 10am - 1pm daily or 2pm - 5pm daily, €80

Brick Flicks Stop Motion Summer Workshops

Suitable for 8-12 year olds

Set sail on a pirate adventure with your favourite minifigure. Hoist the flag, sail the seven seas and discover hidden treasure.

Experienced tutors will share tips and techniques on set building, filming, editing and creating soundscapes. The workshop is focused on hands on learning so all participants will work in small groups and receive a certificate of participation and an online copy of their movie. All materials are supplied including our mobile film studio kit of iPads so all you need to bring is your favourite Lego character.

Early booking advised.

Saturday 10 October, 8pm, €20

MÓRglór Award Night 2015

celebrating Eoin O'Neill

The recipient of this year's award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare, is Eoin O'Neill.  The award will be presented to Eoin during this star-studded concert.

The prestigious annual award, named after Clare’s cultural ambassador and visionary, Muiris Ó Rocháin, is sponsored by glór and developed in partnership with Dr. Tim Collins who is an adviser to glór and coordinated the original concert in 2013.


The full concert line up will be announced in due course.  More information on MÓRglór can be found here.

Sunday 22 November, 8pm, €30

Keith Barry - Out of Control

Keith Barry returns with brand new show "Out of Control".

Early booking strongly advised.

Please note that under 12's must be accompanied by an adult.