What's On

Saturday 3 January, 8pm, €20
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €15

Kilfenora Céilí Band

A brand new album is on the way from the Kilfenora.  After an obvious musical gear-change arising from the appointment of Kevin Crawford as producer of Chapter 8, their eagerly-awaited ninth collection, is about to hit the shelves.

As expected, given the Lunasa connection, this iconic century-old band has evolved towards a more contemporary sound. Artistic tension between the rich dance music heritage and their big new soundscape has added spice to their large-scale theatre shows complete with slick dancers Michael Donnellan and Kickin Crew and talented Don Stiffe on vocals.

As always, performance is woven mainly from the threads of raw local dance melodies native to their stomping ground in the barren (yet rich) Burren hills of North Clare.  However, the inclusion of viola, cello, bass and Don Stiffe’s new licence to roam further afield for songs promises many novel possibilities and exciting times ahead for this most dynamic trad supergroup.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Saturday 10 January, 8pm, €15

Sea Road Sessions

Bringing Together 6 Critically Acclaimed Traditional/Folk Musicians from Ireland, Scotland & Sweden

The ‘Sea Road’ designates the maritime route historically linking Sweden, Scotland and Ireland, the home countries of a brand new six-piece line-up comprising singer/guitarist Kris Drever, accordionist Alan Kelly, guitarist Ian Carr, banjo ace Éamonn Coyne, flautist/singer Steph Geremia and bassist Staffan Lindors. These six critically acclaimed traditional / folk musicians are each known for their distinctive character, innovative approach and striking musicality. Having frequently crossed paths in other projects, they now pool their formidable talents and diverse repertoires for this mouth-watering ensemble show.

The idea for this project first came about as a gathering of ‘3 duos’: Kris & Eamonn from Scotland, who have recorded 2 critically acclaimed albums together; Ian & Staffan from Sweden, who have been long time musical partners touring and recording together and Alan & Steph from Ireland who have toured extensively and also recorded 2 critically acclaimed albums together with the Alan Kelly Gang. The unifying thread however, is that as a group of six, they also have an impeccable track record. For example: Kris Drever contributed the vocal track Caledonia to Alan Kelly’s critically acclaimed After The Morning album (2009). Alan returned the favor guesting on a couple of tracks for Kris & Eamonn’s Storymap album (2013). Ian Carr has performed with the Alan Kelly Gang and collaborated with them on the song After the Last Bell Rings on their most recent album The Last Bell (2014).

These six musicians offer up a perfect musical tonic to one another. Alan Kelly’s flair for composition, intertwined with Ian Carr’s inventive arrangements and Kris Drever’s avant-garde approach are complimented by Eamonn Coyne & Steph Geremia’s lilting, bouncy Roscommon and Sligo styles. Steph Geremia’s soaring and heartfelt vocals also mesh seamlessly with Kris Drever’s iconic and stirring voice. Staffan Lindfors’s swinging bass style and melodic tone completes this project.

Catch this opportunity to see these remarkable musicians performing together on their 9 venue nationwide tour of Ireland before they finish off at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Scotland.

Thursday 15 January, 8pm, €27.50/€25 conc.
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €15

Reeling In The Showband Years

Featuring:

  • RTÉ’s Ronan Collins as host and compère, singing his renowned tributes to The Great Joe Dolan and Dickie Rock and more!
  • Roly Daniels - a living Legend of showbiz for the past 40 years. Roly is one of the most successful artists in his adopted home of Ireland. The recipient of many lifetime achievement awards, Daniels has recorded such hits as "Hello Darling", the "Fighting Side of Me", "Sunny Tennessee", "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "Mr. Jones". Initially performing with the Memphis Showband, he later played with the Nevada Showband for many years and then went out on his own and became a huge solo star!
  • Eileen Reid - Quite simply the biggest female vocalist of the Showband era, her smash hit songs “Are You Teasing Me” and “I Gave My Wedding Dress Away” remain the most requested songs of the period and The Cadets Showband were one of the biggest of all, for many years. She comes out of retirement to join the show for the very first time. A real treat for Showband fans everywhere.
  • Paddy Cole - Back in the show this year by overwhelming popular request. Was with the Capitol Showband and The Big Eight, but went on to become a household name in his own right. Multi instrumentalist and entertainer supreme!
  • Lorraine McDonald - one of the brightest talents to emerge from the latter days of the Showband Boom. Ex The Showband Show. A multi talented musician and vocalist and daughter of Joe Dolan trumpet player, Frankie McDonald.
  • The Conquerors Showband - One of the greatest Showbands of them all and still packing them in everywhere they go. The Galway boys sang “Baby Blue” and many more.
  • Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg -  Eurovision stars who performed for Ireland in 1975 and 1977. 20 hit records throughout their career, including “Looking Through The Eyes Of A Beautiful Girl” If Ma Could See Me Now” It’s Nice To Be In Love Again” “That’s What Friends Are For” etc.  The very first showband singers to write and record all of their own material.

The show’s exciting finale is an ALL Cast Salute to the Showband Era - all of the stars join in for a medley of songs from the unique Showband Years!  Bringing you back in time to this magical musical period.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Sunday 18 January, 8pm, €20 tiered section/€18 flat section/€16 balcony & wings

Maura O’ Connell, Karan Casey, Martin Tourish & Ed Boyd

presented by Music Network

Witness the first collaboration of legendary singers Maura O’Connell and Karan Casey as they are joined by accordionist Martin Tourish and guitarist Ed Boyd this Spring. With a Grammy nomination, TG4 Musician of the Year title, BBC Folk Award and over one million album sales between them, this promises to be an incredible evening with some of the biggest talents in Irish music.

Saturday 24 January 2015, 8pm, €30/€27.50 conc.
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €15

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.”

www.tommyfleming.com

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Saturday 31 January, 8pm, €25/€22 conc.
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €15

The Fureys

The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 36 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys “Green Fields of France”. Recently Ireland President Michael D Higgins attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall.

The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly.

Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy.

A Fureys concert is always a night to remember.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Friday 6 February, 8pm, €25

Mike Denver and Guests Concert Tour

presented by Tom Kelly Promotions

Mike has already built up a huge following in his relatively short time on the Irish Circuit and has achieved 14 hit albums and 10 best selling DVDs.  His show is an excellent mix of Mike Denver Hits, Country Classics and middle of the road Hits.  With his excellent Band and a super stage show  this promises to be the Concert of the Year.

Special Guests include legendary Country singers Philomena Begley, Ray Lynam, John Hogan and former Eurovision Star Marc Roberts with some John Denver Hits.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Saturday 7 February, 8pm, €12.50/€10 conc./€40 family of 4

Guitarchestra

Back by popular demand with new themes to be presented on the night, this fantastic bunch of young musicians will be bringing you the most memorable themes from TV, Movies and Video Games. It promises to be a very fun night!  Guitarchestra is a Youth based guitar orchestra that take popular themes from a variety of sources and combine them with a variety of musical influences.

Featuring:

  • Game Of Thrones
  • Back to the Future
  • Star Wars
  • Indiana Jones
  • Batman
  • and more
Tuesday 17 February, 8pm, €25

Isla Grant

Scotland's most popular singer-songwriter Isla Grant makes a welcome return visit to Ireland for the now traditional annual tour.  Isla is now established in Ireland, Austraila, the UK and America as a singer-songwriter of the highest quality. In the last year she has completed hugely successful Tours of New Zealand, Australia and the UK and once again received a Gold Disc for CD sales.  Add this to six Platinum Discs already received in Ireland and you can see why this Scottish lass is so popular. Her highly entertaining concert show features all her wonderful hit songs.

Isla's interaction with her audience is second to none and the atmosphere at her live shows is a joy to behold and as always her genial husband Al will make his popular contribution to the show featuring some of the all time Jim Reeves hit songs.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 February, 8pm, €18/€14 children (up to age 16)
Saturday 28 February, 2.30pm, €18/€14 children (up to age 16)

The Wizard of Oz

presented by Ennis Musical Society

Ennis Musical Society presents a run of six performances of the Musical Classic, The Wizard of Oz.  Presented by child and adult performers from Ennis and neighbouring parishes, the Wizard of Oz has delighted audiences worldwide for decades.  Featuring clever lyrics and infectious melodies, The Wizard of Oz presents a story of one girl (and her dog)’s quest to return to home from the magical land of Oz, and of the characters she meets, befriends and helps along the way. It is a story of courage, ingenuity and optimism in the face of adversity.  Best known for numbers such as, ’Somewhere over the Rainbow, and ‘We are off to see the Wizard’, this not-to-be-missed show is one for all the family. 


Presenting:

  • The Wizard:  T.B.A.
  • Dorothy:  Sinead Coughlan
  • The Scarecrow:  Neil Haran
  • The Lion:  Declan Honan
  • The Tinman:  Adam Bluett
  • Glinda:  Kate Corrigan
  • The Wicked Witch:  Rachal Culligan
  • Aunty Em:  Gillian Dumphy
  • Uncle Henry:  Joe Moran
  • Toto:  Bobby /  Roxie
  • And many more!!

Director/Choreograher: Sarah Griffin
Musical Director: Shane Farrell

Friday 13 March, 8pm, €25/€22 conc.

Kieran Goss

Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss’s music has won him fans across the globe. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend – live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines. It has been 10 years since Kieran Goss last toured in Ireland but a quick look at his website will explain why: almost 200 shows a year, every year, touring in six different countries.

This is a rare chance to see Kieran performing live. Don’t miss it!

'The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality. The encores were genuine, but only because the man is too.' The Irish Times

'Kieran Goss is one of the most gifted performers around today. He has an amazing ability to reach out to his audience and connect with them in a very special way. This guy is the real deal, and that's what makes him the star he is.' Don Williams

www.kierangoss.com       www.facebook.com/kierangoss

Saturday 21 March, 8pm, €22.50/€20 conc

Mick Flannery & Band

Mick Flannery’s songs usher us into a world which is by times emotional, romantic, dark, insightful and hopeful.  On foot of his latest album By The Rule, the Cork singer songwriter makes a much anticipated return to glór.

In 2013 Mick took a notion to go to Germany and Berlin and after a bitter cold winter he came home and then went back and settled in Berlin for seven months and went to work.  The result is his new album By The Rule.

“By the Rule”, then: the sound of Mick Flannery getting comfortable in his skin. The sound of a man at ease with his work. The sound of a master songwriter creating his best work to date.
“It’s never a chore”, Flannery says about the craft of songwriting “The creation is the nicest part, it’s something you always have and you can use it to work through stuff that’s in your head. You have to take it seriously if it’s going to be any good. It’s always my favourite thing, like putting Lego blocks together. You can make a lot of things with Lego.” “

His new album By the Rule is the work of a confident, assured songwriter, someone who knows how to turn a list of nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs into graceful, minor-key pen-pictures and poetry which will resonate with the listener.

Friday 24 April, 8pm, €16

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.