What's On

Wednesday 8 July - Monday 31 August, free of charge

Summer Open Submission Exhibition

Inside Out

glór’s annual open submission gives Clare artists, both established and emerging, an opportunity to showcase their work. This year’s exhibition has been selected by Mary Conlon, Artistic Director of Ormston House Gallery in Limerick.

This exhibition will feature work from Trudi Van Der Elsen; Mary Foudy O’Halloran; Amanda Patten, Dominic McNamara, Marian Killeen, Emma Stewart Liberty, David O’Rourke and Will O’Kane. In addition a Curator’s Prize of €500 has been awarded to Amanda Patten, for her painting, Lift Your Voice.

glór is firmly committed to exhibiting work from both emerging and established Clare artists, and as part of this year’s Open Submission Exhibition, Maeve Mulrennan, Curator of Galway Arts Centre and board member of the Tulca Festival of Visual Art, will deliver a workshop, entitled Presenting Your Practise for all artists who submitted work.
 

All work from the exhibition is for sale.

Tuesday 4 - Thursday 6 August, 10am - 1pm daily, €50 per child per week

Gymboree Summer Camp

for 3-6 year olds

Gymboree brings its summer camp back to glór in 2015.  Expect musical fun and games incorporating all types of music - over 20 different Styles, including RnB, African, Latin, Classical, Abba, Elvis and lots more.  The camp includes arts and crafts, sports, face painting and lots of fun mixed with giggles!

Advance booking is required as capacity is strictly limited. 

For bookings and all enquiries, please contact Oonagh Minogue on 086 354 0253 or clare@playandmusic.ie
www.playandmusic.ie  /  www.facebook.com/gymboreeclare

Thursday 6 August, 7.30pm, €15
Friday 7 August, 7.30pm, €30
Saturday 8 August, 7.30pm, €20

Feakle Festival 2015

28th International Festival of Traditional Irish Music

Ticket sales via glór for Feakle Festival finish at 1pm Friday 7th August and remaining tickets are available at the door of the venue.

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Thursday 6th of August at 7.30 pm  |  Café Style Concert  |  Venue: The Marquee, Feakle  |  €15.00
Book with glór box office on 065 6843103 or online here.

Featuring:

  • Edel Fox, Jungi Shirota & Mareka Naito
  • Katie Greene & Helen Hayes
  • Eoghan O’Sullivan and Pat O’Connor
  • Kate Purcell and the Burns Sisters
  • Pepper House Band: featuring Mark Donnellan, Brian Donnellan, John Canny & Michael Landers.

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Friday 7th of August at 7.30 pm  |  Music Recital  |  Venue: St Mary’s Church Feakle  |  €30.00
Book with glór box office on 065 6843103 or online here.

Featuring:

  • Peter Carberry & Padraig McGovern. Peter hails from the Holla, in Kenagh, County Longford. He is a highly accomplished accordion and banjo player. Padraig McGovern is from Ballymagovern a townland in the Cavan-Leitrim border area. Padraig's music reflects the influences of both counties. This duo have recently released a highly acclaimed album - Forgotten Gems.
  • Moya Brennan and Cormac De Barra. Grammy award winner, Moya Brennan is the singer of Clannad as well as having a successful solo career. Cormac De Barra is renowned internationally as a versatile harp virtuoso. They combine the simplicity, depth and beauty of the extraordinary skills which make them unique in their own field.
  • The recital will conclude with the anticipated annual performance by Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill.
  • Presented by Leon Agnew

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Saturday 8th of August at 7.30pm  |  Concert   |  Venue: Community Centre Feakle  |  €20.00
Book with glór box office on 065 6843103 or online here.

Featuring:

  • The London Lasses - described by Irish Music Magazine as "one of the best bands on the scene today", the traditional Irish group Karen Ryan (fiddle, mandola, banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Elma McElligott (flute, sax, backing vocals), Brogan McAuliffe (concertina), Chris O'Malley (keyboard, guitar), Brona McVittie (vocals, harp)
  • The Jeremiahs - combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Since founding in 2013 the quartet have trail blazed across Ireland and Europe playing some of the top venues and festivals. The band features local man Brian Corry (Tin whistle/Flute/ Fiddle), Joe Gibney (Vocals/whistle), James Ryan (Guitar/Bouzouki) and Jean Christophe Morel (Fiddle).
  • Four Star Trio from Cork featuring Johnny McCarthy: fiddle, flute, whistle Con O'Drisceoil: accordion, piano, harmonium, organ and Pat Ahern: Irish slide guitar, high string guitar, and bouzouki.
  • Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Acclaimed musicians each in their own right, Caitlín and Ciarán have joined forces to create one of traditional music's most impressive acts. Through fiddle, concertina and dance, they breathe fire into musical pieces, combining their arts with chemistry and energy.
  • Oisín Mac Diarmada with Seamus Begley and Joe Fitzgerald. Accordion player and singer Séamus Begley is one of the most popular Irish traditional musicians, coming as he does from one of the most musically acclaimed Irish families. Seamus will be joined by renowned accordion player Joe Fitzgerald and some members of the Begley family. Joe is originally from East Clare but now living in Melbourne. Joe is making a welcome but rare visit to East Clare and this performance is not to be missed. Oisín is a talented Sligo-style fiddler and founder of an Irish traditional band Teada.
  • Presented by: Con O'Drisceoil
Wednesday 12 - Sunday 15 August,

Merriman Summer School 2015

Love and Marriage (Revisited)

‘Love and Marriage’ are themes that are deeply embedded in Irish culture and in ‘personal life’ and represent an arena frequently characterized by controversy. 2015, in particular, marks the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Divorce Referendum, which passed by a narrow majority and led to the introduction of divorce for the first time in Irish law; the passing of the Children and Family Relationships Act (2015); and a referendum on same sex marriage (May 22nd 2015). The Children and Family Relationships Act (2015), running to over 100 pages with over 170 sections, deals with topics as diverse as guardianship, donor-assisted reproduction and custody and it amends existing legislation relating to civil partnership, adoption, passports, and succession.

When situated in the wider European context, intimate relationships in Ireland have experience profound transformation and rapid social change in recent decades. Recent data cites a significant increase in one-parent households and a high non-marital birth rate, for instance, alongside the emergence of cohabitation, divorce, same-sex families and ‘reconstituted’ families. At the same time, the majority of children in Ireland still live in a two-parent family based on marriage, and the divorce rate in Ireland is in reality much lower than several other European countries. Love and marriage in the 21st century are therefore characterized both by a strong degree of continuity and change in the Irish context –a complex relationship exists between tradition and modernity.
 
This year’s Merriman Summer School will explore critical aspects of ‘love and marriage’ as a prevailing theme in Irish Culture, Politics and Society over time through the lens of literature, social research, music, performance, history, poetry, politics and the law. Talks, readings, performances and debates by leading scholars, writers and artists will deal with topics as diverse as ‘twenty years of divorce in Ireland,’ love and marriage in the 1916 Rising, sexual citizenship, same sex marriage, women’s lives, marriage traditions and Irish writing. Speakers include Roy Foster, Lucy McDiarmid, the author Donal Ryan, Tom Inglis and esteemed poets Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Rita Ann Higgins and Doireann Ní Ghríofa.

A musical gala evening exploring love and marriage in the musical landscape of Co. Clare is a highlight of this years programme and the Summer School will close with a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ on ‘Love and Marriage since the Famine.’

Click here for the full programme and further information.

Friday 14 & Saturday 15 August, 11am - 5pm, free of charge

Inis Artist Open Days

Clare based visual arts group Inis Artists are hosting two open days in glór. You are invited to come and meet the artists at a special display of their work and to enjoy a programme of demonstrations of some of the techniques they use across a wide variety of media.

Monday 17 - Friday 21 August, 9.30am - 1pm daily, €85

Colmac Robotics: Junior Learn Robotics

for ages 7-10 years

Children will work in pairs under supervision, with a robotics kit and a laptop running NXT software. A different topic will be introduced each day and a competition element will be present throughout the week. The Learn Robotics Camps will focus on the use of the LEGO Mindstorm robotics kits. Pupils will work in teams of two and with one Mindstorm robot and laptop between them so everyone is guaranteed a “hands on” experience. Tasks will be based on various robotic competitions and challenges. The tutors all come from a teaching/engineering/IT background and many are experienced international winners and judges of the FIRST LEGO League. Numbers are limited to ensure an exciting, interactive and educational experience.

Please bring a healthy lunch and a bottle of water.
Please note that children must be signed in and out of camp each day by their caregiver, and it is important that children arrive on time and are collected each day.

Workshops are €85 per participant and can be booked directly at http://colmac.ie/workshops/

 

Monday 17 - Friday 21 August, 1.30pm - 5.30pm daily, €100

Colmac Robotics: Learn Robotics

for ages 10-13 years

The Learn Robotics Camps for 10-13 year olds will focus on the use of the LEGO Mindstorm robotics kits. Pupils will work in teams of two and with one Mindstorm robot and laptop between them so everyone is guaranteed a “hands on” experience. Pupils will be introduced to gear systems and mechanisms, flow chart programming, sensors and engage in problem solving tasks. Various tasks and challenges will be set throughout the week with a competition element each day.The tutors all come from a teaching/engineering/IT background and many are experienced international winners and judges of the FIRST LEGO League. Numbers are limited to ensure an exciting, interactive and educational experience.

Please bring a healthy lunch and a bottle of water.
Please note that children must be signed in and out of camp each day by their caregiver, and it is important that children arrive on time and are collected each day.

Workshops are €100 per participant and can be booked directly at http://colmac.ie/workshops/

 

Wednesday 26 August, 8pm, €45

John Prine

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT


“He’s so good, we’re gonna have to break his fingers” Kris Kristofferson

“Beautiful songs… Nobody but Prine could write like that.” Bob Dylan

Some four decades since his remarkable debut, John Prine has stayed at the top of his game, both as a performer and songwriter. Honored at the Library of Congress by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, he’s been elevated from the annals of songwriters into the realm of bonafide American treasures. 

Check out the music of John Prine here.
 

Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” John Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Evidence of this is the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, and many others.

 

Classes start on Saturday 5 September for 7 weeks, €56 (Activity book & CD an additional cost of €20)
Classes start on Saturday November for 6 weeks, €48 (Activity book & CD an additional cost of €20)

French For Fun For Kids

presented by La Jolie Ronde tutor Rhona Gomès

An opportunity for 4-12 year olds to learn French through games, songs, rhymes, stories, role-plays and fun!

Classes start on Saturday 5th September and run for 7 weeks with a second term starting on Saturday 7th November for 6 weeks.
If children are attending both terms the cost is €100.
Pay for both terms up front to be in with a chance to win a free one to one tuition with Rhona.

Please pre-book with Rhona Gomès at 086-8262500 as spaces are limited.
For more information about La Jolie Ronde please visit www.lajolieronde.ie

12 weeks from Saturday 5 September, 2pm - 4pm, €120/€50 conc.

Astronomy for Beginners with Tony O’Hanlon

Part of the celebration of the UN's recognition of 2015 as the International Year of Light, this workshop is a series of lectures and hands-on astronomy.  From recognising the constellations to the latest knowledge of our Universe, the lectures use stunning images and graphics, while weather permitting, nighttime observing with binoculars and a telescope make this a truly fascinating and fun event.  You don't need to have any knowledge to enjoy the experience.

A co-founder of the Shannonside Astronomy Club in 1985, Tony held the post of Secretary for 24 years; and was also a co-founder and primary organizer of the SAC's Whirlpool Star party based in Birr Castle, Co. Offaly, an internationally recognised event.  A former V.P. of the Irish Astronomical Association, he has presented star shows and public outreach activities at Armagh Planetarium. Tony has been fortunate to spend time at large professional observatories around the world.

Suitable for all, adults and children (10yrs +)

Syllabus

  • week 1 - We are but like a grain of sand - our place in the Universe
  • week 2 - Lights in the firmament, each star is different & with a story to tell
  • week 3 - Meet the neighbours - planets, moons, asteroids, comets & meteors
  • week 4 - Ever changing skies - motions of the celestial sphere, eclipses etc
  • week 5 - Celestial matchmakers - double, multiple & clusters of stars
  • week 6 - Regular as clockwork, or not - the fascination of variable stars
  • week 7 - We are born of stardust- interstellar nebulae; gas and dust clouds
  • week 8 - 'Island Universes' - the Milky Way, other galaxies & galaxy clusters
  • week 9 - Stellar Empires - whole new worlds & possibility of life 'out there'
  • week 10 - Reaching for the stars - optics, telescopes, observatories
  • week 11 - Look and you will see - observing celestial objects to their best
  • week 12 - An era of precision cosmology - current knowledge

For further information and booking contact Tony O'Hanlon on 086 8581550 / tylazy@yahoo.ie

Friday 11 September, 8pm, €15

Kathleen MacInnes, Dermot Byrne, Brian Finnegan and Mike Vass

presented by Music Network

If you haven’t caught award-winning singer Kathleen MacInnes live before, you’re in for a real treat. On stage the Hebridean songbird is a natural, sharing a joke one minute then breaking hearts the next with a soulful, earthy voice that lingers with the listener long after the last note has been sung. A regular performer at the prestigious Celtic Connections festival, in 2010 her singing reached audiences worldwide after being featured in Ridley Scott’s film Robin Hood.
 

Click here to listen to Kathleen MacInnes singing.
 

Her musical co-conspirators combine creativity and virtuosity in equal measure. Best known for his work with Altan, legendary box player Dermot Byrne has collaborated with everyone from The Chieftains and Sharon Shannon to The Stunning and Stephane Grappelli. Founder member of ground-breaking acts Flook and Kan, flute and whistle player Brian Finnegan has also performed with such stellar artists as Cara Dillon, Kate Rusby and Russian group Aquarium, while Scottish guitar and fiddle maestro Mike Vass, a recipient of the prestigious ‘Composer of the Year’ at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, has toured extensively with leading Scots song band Malinky.

Thursday 17 September, 7.30pm, €25

Fashion Show

in aid of Clare Crusaders Clinic

Join us for a wine reception at 7.30pm, followed by a fashion show featuring clothes by:

  • Designer Kaitlin McGrath
  • Cornucopia
  • Freya
  • Carraig Donn
  • County Boutique
  • Willow
  • Pamela Scott
  • Nozomi
  • An Bínsín Luachra
  • Kymari
  • Manix

The Clare Crusaders Children's Clinic is a charity dedicated to the provision of services to children with special needs living in Co. Clare. Our clinic in Barefield provides therapy to 400 children ranging in ages from 1 month to 18 years of age; we provide speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and special education. These services are provided free of charge.

Saturday 19 September, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

Cherish The Ladies

and special guest (TBC)

For this special evening join the internationally acclaimed ensemble, Cherish The Ladies, led by the irrepressible and award winning flute and whistle player, Joanie Madden for a spectacular night of entertainment of Irish traditional music, song and dance.

The past years have seen the group touring all over North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals.  During their travels, they have attained numerous awards and achievements including: Best Musical Group of the Year by the BBC, Top North American Celtic Group at the Irish Music Awards, Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish Voice Newspaper, chosen the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's International Group of the Year at the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and voted Top North American Celtic Act by NPR Radio

Friday 25 September, 7pm, €20

Indian Film and Food Night

The Lunchbox

With a delicious Indian Menu by Nolan & Lambe.

Some romances are written in the stars. Others, it would seem, can be chalked up to a misread street map. When a lunchbox painstakingly prepared by Ila (Nimrat Kaur) for her emotionally distant husband is mistakenly delivered to Saajan (the wonderful Irrfan Khan, Life of Pi), the under-appreciated Mumbai housewife and lonely accountant strike up an intimate correspondence. Continuing to use Mumbai’s legion of lunch couriers as their go-betweens, they share increasingly involved letters detailing their inner thoughts and life stories.

The tinges of disappointment and regret that punctuate these missives reflect the enticing soulfulness of Ritesh Batra’s debut. In turn, there’s exhilaration to be had watching these characters realize that their futures are unwritten. But will they put down their pens and overcome the obstacles keeping them from one another?

Duration: 104 minutes  |  Cert: PG  |  Language: Hindi, English
 

Thursday 1 October, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre

presented by Decadent Theatre

Vernon’s a Texan highschool student, and it’s like any ol’ day of the week. Until, word comes in – his best friend has murdered 16 of his fellow classmates. The clowns and bullies, jocks and beauty queens, geeks and emos have reached a tragic, early, Texan grave. Vernon, however, has no alibi and a witch hunt begins…

Cynical and gloriously unlucky, Vernon makes a desperate escape from his small, filthy town to Mexico with America’s backwards and invasive media on his tail. As the cowboy music starts to play, the absurdities of American life just keep on coming…
Bigger and bolder than ever, DBC Pierre’s worldwide, Booker prize winning hit leaves you in a vulnerable state, dazed by the Texas twang that vibrates through the dialogue, and struck dumb by Vernon’s fierce longing to escape Martirio, the barbecue capital of the Central Texas.

Decadent is delighted to be back after its 4 city, 50 show run of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh with one of theatre’s best kept secrets – Vernon God Little. This roaring, rattling tale is one helluva production, fizzing with helter-skelter energy. And along with a rhinestone-studded live soundtrack that mashes hip hop, rockabilly, gospel and guitar, we are sure that the audience will go absolutely wild.

Wednesday 7 October, 8pm, €27.50/€25 conc.

Albert Hammond

One of the all time greatest song writers, Albert Hammond has accumulated no less than 360 million records sold worldwide! At glór, he will be joined on stage by his own band to present a stunning 2 and a half hour journey through 5 decades of our lives.

Hear the songs, the stories behind them and the artists Albert has worked with: Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, Julio Iglesias, Willie Nelson, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and many, many more.  An evening of hits including ‘It Never Rains in Southern California’- ‘The Free Electric Band’ - ‘The Air That I Breathe’ - ‘Down By The River’- ‘One Moment In Time’ - ‘I'm A Train’ – ‘To all the girls I’ve loved before’ – ‘When I need You’ – and others too numerous to mention.

He is responsible for making our own Joe Dolan an international star! He penned  ‘Make me an Island’, ‘Good Lookin’ Woman’ and ‘Teresa’ for Joe.  “I loved Joe” He said. “After I wrote those songs for him, I moved to California. Joe was looking for more material to record. But nobody told me. That was a big regret of mine. Joe was an amazing talent and a wonderful person”

Albert has been writing hit songs for over fifty years. There has not been a single decade in which he has not written multiple hits songs since he scored his first hit with “Little Arrows” at the age of 24. That song was a Number One in the Irish Charts for The Dixies Showband and the Spanish version went on to top the charts in many Latin American Countries.  His songs have been responsible for over 50 chart-topping hits.  He has been inducted into The Songwriters “Hall of Fame” and has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

The man is simply a living legend. Don’t miss him in concert!

Saturday 10 October, 8pm, €20

MÓRglór Award Night 2015

a concert celebrating Eoin O'Neill

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.

glór’s annual award to celebrate outstanding contribution to traditional music has this year been awarded to Eoin O’Neill. Eoin is a musical giant in Co. Clare and is known throughout the country for his stylish and sensitive playing. In a concert to express thanks to Eoin and to celebrate his achievements, glór has lined up some of the most renowned traditional musicians and singers in the country and the county, including Luka Bloom, Kevin Crawford, Yvonne Casey, Quintin Cooper, Kevin Griffin and many more for a cracker of a concert!
Early booking advised.


More information on MÓRglór can be found here.

Monday 12 October in Cúlturlann Sweeney, Kilkee, 10.15am & 12.15pm, €6 (teachers go free)
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Tuesday 13 October in glór, Ennis, 10am, 12pm & 2pm, €6 (teachers go free)

Me, Michael by Tara McKevitt

presented by The Abbey Theatre

Me, Michael by Tara McKevitt is based on the character of Michael Evans, from Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel. Aimed at ages 10+ (5th and 6th class pupils), the online resources cover topics and issues raised in the Friel play such as illegitimacy, inclusion and social structure in 1930s Ireland. These resources incorporate strands of the 5th and 6th class Drama, History, English, Music and SPHE curricula.

It's 1936 and when we first meet friendly and enthusiastic Michael Evans, it's hard to understand why some of the locals say he doesn't fit in.  But then we learn that today is the first time young Michael has ever met his father.

The play introduces the children to an engaging young boy who lives in an unconventional situation, protected by a passionate mother and several idiosyncratic aunts. Me, Michael explores the magic and the pathos of an imaginative child growing up without a father in 1930s Donegal. By sharing his family story of the strong women and absent men that shape his life, Michael finds a new strength in dealing with prejudice.

Me, Michael is imaginative, energetic and tender interactive monologue full of music and dance, performed with great skill by experienced actor/facilitators. This lively re-framing of Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa showcases all the exuberance and insight of the original. It celebrates the innate resilience and courage of children in challenging situations.

Duration is 55 minutes as follows: Pre-show workshop (10 minutes), followed by a performance (35 minutes) and a post-show Q&A session (10 minutes)

Booking for Cúlturlann Sweeney, Kilkee is on 065 906 0769 & www.culturlannsweeney.ie

Booking for glór, Ennis is on 065 68 43103 & www.glor.ie

Saturday 17 October, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

My World is My Song with Regina Nathan

Regina Nathan Soprano sings My World is My Song in a concert featuring an eclectic mix of music, from classical arias and songs to more popular music such as that of Janis Ian, Leonard Cohen, Edith Piaf and others.

This is an exciting new show, directed by Robert Chevara, presented in an intimate, unique and powerful way.

Regina Nathan is a well-known Irish soprano who has worked with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and has sung major soprano roles nationally and internationally.

 

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 October, 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm, €40 for 2 days

Brick Flicks Stop Motion Halloween Workshops

Suitable for 8-12 year olds

Another stop motion masterclass from Createschool for serious Brick Flicks enthusiasts. Fine tune your production skills as you create a deadly Halloween themed set, materialise monsters and zombify characters. Loads of tips on lighting, audio, soundscapes, special effects, FPS & more.  Join us - you’d be mad not to - mwah ha ha!

Friday 30 October, 8pm, €25/€22.50 conc.

Bell X1

Following their Ed Sheeran, Croke Park support in July, glór are delighted to welcome BellX1 back for a very special acoustic gig.

Paul, Dave & Dom have been busy in the studio recording their 7th album. This will be the follow up to 2013’s much acclaimed ‘Chop Chop,’ which was their third Number 1, and their fourth consecutive album to be nominated for a Choice prize.  Much of this tour finds them returning to some of Ireland’s most cherished music venues plus they have added a few new special stops. The acoustic shows will feature new songs along with favourites from their much-loved catalogue.

Bell X1 embarked on their first acoustic tour in 2008 and over the last seven years through these stripped back performances; they’ve shown off a different, more intimate side. Previous acoustic tours have sold out well in advance so please act quickly if you would like tickets.

Tickets go on sale Friday April 24th. Early booking advised.

Saturday 14 November, 8pm, €25/€22 conc.

Phil Coulter: The 50th Anniversary Concert

For this special concert to celebrate his 50th Anniversary in the music business, Phil Coulter will perform new arrangements of all his well-known songs and will be joined by his guest vocalist, and wife, Geraldine Branagan.

Phil has performed with everyone from James Galway and the London Symphony Orchestra to Nanci Griffith and The Blue Moon Orchestra, not to mention Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein and Quincy Jones and has written at least four titles that can be added to the list of great Irish Songs.

Thursday 19 November, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

Two Brothers – Vladimir & Anton Jablokov

Traditional Russian tunes, popular classical pieces, themes from movies and musicals, as well as singalong favourites.

Following their hugely successful debut Irish tour Violin maestro Vladimir is once again delighted to share the stage with his equally gifted younger brother Anton. Two Brothers celebrates popular classical music by the great composers - where Vladimir and Anton highlight pieces from their Russian heritage - mixed with well-known favourites from the stage and screen.

During the last ten years, Vladimir Jablokov has established himself as one of the brightest young stars on the Irish classical scene, with concerts and recordings that show his love of both Viennese music and contemporary pop / crossover.

Now the talented maestro joins forces with his brother Anton, himself a dazzling violinist with a flair for daring improvisation, which showcases their almost telepathic skills and intuition as sibling musicians. Sons of a gifted Russian violinist and conductor the brothers have been playing together for almost twenty years. Pushing each other on to greater heights of artistic expression, joyful harmony and thrilling clashes, this is sibling rivalry soundtracked like you have never heard it before.

Completing the gifted trio for these concerts will be pianist Adam Kuruc, Vladimir’s longtime arranger and co-producer. Hear pieces such as, ‘If I were a Rich Man’, ‘Sunrise Sunset’, ‘Dark Is The Night’, ‘Kalinka’ and ‘Those Were The Days’ as well as well known themes from Dr Zhivago, The Godfather, Scent of a Woman and other cinema favourites.

www.vladviolin.com

Saturday 21 November, 7pm, €75

glór @ Dromoland

Drinks, Dining and Dancing

As part of its annual commitment to supporting glór and the arts in Clare, Dromoland Castle will co-host another wonderful evening of fine dining and entertainment in their 5-star Brian Ború banqueting hall.  Commencing at 7pm with drinks reception in the Kincora Gallery, an exquisite four course dinner will be followed by music and dancing with the sensational Jack L.

This event merges the unmatched service and dining style of Dromoland Castle with glór’s unparalleled talent for providing top class entertainment and promises to be a very memorable occasion!

Tickets cost €75 each and may be booked individually or as a table of 10. 

Dromoland Castle is offering a special B&B rate of €150 (double)/€130 (single) to glór patrons for this night only (booking for accommodation directly with Dromoland).

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.

Friday 27 November, 8pm, €30

Paddy starring Tommy Fleming

presented by Brain Child Productions

International multi-award winning singer Tommy Fleming takes to the stage for his first major acting role in a brand new original drama/musical entitled 'Paddy'.

This must-see show, co-written by Tommy Fleming alongside singer/songwriter Gerry Carney and Tommy Marren (writer of the hugely successful 'Its the Real McCoy), tells the story of Patrick Murphy who emigrates to England to start a new life on the building sites of London.  With a gripping storyline that is set in both Ireland and England over a 25-year period, alongside 13 original songs, 'Paddy' promises to be a unique night of stunning drama and spectacular music.

Saturday 28 November, 8pm, €27

Oliver Callan

Award-winning satirical impressionist Oliver Callan is fresh from his hit TV and radio series Callan’s Kicks and will perform a night of live music, satire and comedy, sending up the top names in politics, sport and entertainment.

The controversial mimic returns with a brand new show satirising the hot topics of the day after another year of scandal and controversy across Ireland and the world.
Featuring a new array of characters from Conor McGregor to Imelda May and Marty Morrissey to Rachel Allen, as well as old favourites Taoiseach Enda and President Michael D Higgins; a huge range of issues will get the Callan treatment in this biting live show.

Callan’s routines are never far away from controversy, having raised the ire of politicians, sports stars and media celebrities in recent years.

The Monaghan-born comic is also known for his sharply topical routines and outspoken interviews on The Saturday Night Show on RTÉ One television.

Thursday 14 January, 8pm, €27.50/€25 conc.

Reeling In The Showband Years

With Ronan Collins, Brendan Bowyer, Gina (From The Champions), Shaun O'Dowd (Ding A Ling), Keith & Lorraine McDonald, The Conquerors Showband….and more!

 

Saturday 23 January 2016, 8pm, €30/€27.50 conc.

Tommy Fleming

The West’s Awake

A Tommy Fleming concert is a unique and emotional musical experience suitable for all ages. His performance is always delivered with electric emotion and surrounded by his world class band. Tommy’s concert is the one concert this year you should not miss.

The West’s Awake album brings Tommy back to his roots musically as he has included songs like ‘Sonny’, ‘The West’s Awake’ and ‘John O Dreams’, but his concerts will also include his biggest hits from ‘Danny Boy’ to ‘Bright Blue Rose’ and of course ‘Hard Times’.  Tommy’s versions are unique and individual to him and until you hear him sing these songs you cannot experience the musical emotion that only his music can reach.  Tommy’s unique talent has brought him worldwide recognition and he is now critically acclaimed to be one of the worlds’ finest singers of his generation.

Eric Clapton - “His version of Danny Boy is the best I have ever heard bar none.”
Alex Ferguson - “If Tommy could play football like he sings I would sign him.”

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