What's On

Friday 16 October, 8pm, €28

John Sheahan, Damien Dempsey & Declan O’Rourke

The New Triangle

In 2013, during a speech launching a documentary about his life and work 'A Portrait Of A Dubliner' John Sheahan remarked that "after 50 years I have decided it’s time to put a lid on the 'The Dubliners', but I think you'll all agree that with Damien and Declan, the future is in good hands."

Little did they all know, that just over a year later, the three would be planning to embark on a journey as a group in their own right. They bring together the living pedigree and last surviving original member of Ireland's greatest folk group, with two of Ireland's finest contemporary voices and songwriting forces. The repertoire draws on a wealth of new material by all three, along with some of the greatest Irish songs that ironically influenced the two youngest from an early age.

The trio recently closed Dublin’s newest and biggest Irish music festival, 'TradFest' in January of this year.  In the lead up to the event, when asked what the group’s name would be, John Sheahan let it slip that they were affectionately calling themselves 'The New Triangle'.
A new legend is born!

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

My World is My Song with Regina Nathan

My World is My Song is an exciting concert performance starring soprano Regina Nathan and featuring a rich and eclectic mix of songs that enhances the deep connections between the music we love, our everyday experiences and our personal stories.

In a semi-staged format, Regina will perform a thought-provoking, memory-evoking programme of songs from a variety of genres that includes classical arias and more modern hits from legendary storyteller-singer-performers including Janis Ian, Leonard Cohen and Edith Piaf.

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. The show is directed by award-winning theatre and opera director Robert Chevara. Regina will be accompanied by Elizabeth Rossiter of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

These great songs have a timeless quality that resonate. They enable us to experience the sheer pleasure of hearing a story recounted through music, and to identify with that story in ways that allow us to make the songs our own.

My World is My Song offers all music lovers an opportunity to share in and experience the evocative and the provocative. It will comfort with the familiar and excite with the unique. It is, above all, an evening of entertainment designed to celebrate and extol the power of song in recounting stories.

Join this celebration!


Thursday 22 October, 8pm, €19.50

The Legends of American Country Show

The Legends of American Country Show is set to become Irelands No.1 Country Music Tribute in 2015, featuring the music of 8 of the biggest names on the American scene including Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Buck Owens and Johnny Cash. The show will include 4 well known vocalists in Evan O Donnell, Joe Moore, Rod and Tracey Mc Auley, who between them have a wealth of experience and glittering careers than span over 30 years. Each singer will perform a string of hits from the featured artist complete with authentic costume change and in the company of a live 6 piece band that will include some of Ireland's top musicians. To add the finishing touches to what will be a great show there will be a specially designed stage set to create the atmosphere and give the audience that real American Experience.

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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.

Tuesday 10 November, 8pm, €23/€21 conc.

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

The Johnny Cash Roadshow is the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family, and takes the audience from the 1950’s right up to 2002 and to all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included and the vocals are accompanied by evocative screen images and shots from Johnny Cash’s life.

Fronted by award winning singer/songwriter Clive John, the show re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Also featuring Jill Schoonjans as June Carter, Amanda Stone and Louise Masters as the Carter Sisters along with the ‘JC Horns’ all aspects of Cash’s life are covered with impeccable taste.

Featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John, this is simply the best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world.

‘What an amazing show, you could have sworn that Johnny Cash was there with you’ ***** (The Ironworks, Inverness)

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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.

Wednesday 18 November, 7.30pm, €8

Pavee Ceoil

presented by Clare Traveller Focus

This evening of entertainment is a return of the annual Traveller Focus Event which celebrates the contribution the Traveller Community to Co. Clare.  Following on from a successful show last year the theme of the event is a celebration and appreciation of Clare Traveller musical talent with support from Traveller and non-Traveller musicians from Clare and beyond our county border. A parallel theme is also to highlight the importance of maintaining good mental health and how music is a salve for one's positive mental health as well as a resilience tool for people experiencing mental health issues.

The line-up includes a selection of original compositions by the young people of the Songstories song writing programme, Ennis singer Mary Frances Joyce, Jack Delaney performing traditional Cant songs, uilleann pipe and tin whistle player Michael Benn, Stephen Pecker Dunne, and our headline act, country music singer, John Hogan.

On the evening there will be representatives from Mental Health organisations, community programmes and support agencies for audience members to meet and talk to about the services that are available in Co. Clare to enable us all to have positive mental heath.

This event is an initiative of the Clare Traveller strategy inter-agency group. It is led by Ennis CDP Primary Health Care Programme for Travellers in Clare and is supported by the HSE, the Department of Justice and Equality, Clare County Council and Music Generation Clare. (Music Generation is Ireland’s national music education programme, initiated by Music Network and co-funded by U2, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.)

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.

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Friday 20 November, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

Dermot Byrne, Trevor Hutchinson & Steve Cooney

Dermot Byrne, one of Ireland’s finest traditional accordion players, performs a concert to mark the twentieth anniversary of his solo album.

For many years a member of Altan, Dermot performed, recorded and toured extensively with the group, along with artists like Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney and Stephane Grapelli, bringing the joy of traditional Irish music to audiences all over the world.  For this special concert, Dermot will be joined by Australian Steve Cooney on guitar and Tyrone man Trevor Hutchinson on bass, both of whom have impeccable traditional music credentials.

Australian-born guitarist, bassist, producer and didgeridoo player Steve Cooney is one of the most dynamic modern performers in traditional music.  He has played with Stockton`s Wing, Sharon Shannon, Seamus Begley and  Sinead O'Connor along with many other groups over the years.

Bassist Trevor Hutchinson started his musical career in the late 70s playing electric bass with the innovative Belfast band, Katmandu.  In 1986 he joined The Waterboys and toured with them until 1991.  After switching to double bass he hooked up with Sharon Shannon to launch her solo career.  In 1997 along with Donogh Hennessy and Sean Smyth he founded the traditional group Lunasa.  He has performed and recorded with many artists over the years including; The Waterboys, Eric Bibb, Liz Carroll, Luka Bloom, Karen Casey, Solas, and De Danann.

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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.

Friday 11 December, 8pm, €25

Nathan Carter

A fully seated concert performance

Nathan spent his childhood years in Liverpool, England, and grew up in a family with strong Irish roots, his folks originating from Newry in County Down. It seems like Nathan was just born to perform, because even at the tender age of four, he began to learn to play the accordion, and in a few short years he had become a head chorister in the Liverpool boys choir, touring the world, and he has even sang for the Pope in Rome.

Trips to Ireland to compete in Fleadh Ceoils became a regular feature of young Nathan's life during his early teens, resulting in All Ireland medals for solo singing , and in accordion, all at just 12 years of age. Nathan soon became a member of the Liverpool Ceili band, playing piano accordion and piano,and in no time at all Nathan had began playing solo gigs around Liverpool and London and playing occasional shows in Ireland.

Nathan is now just over three years on the road with his band, and has recorded five albums and a two DVDs. `Wagon Wheel`, the single taken from the album of the same name has become a huge hit for Nathan, with over a million hits on YouTube and the wheels continue to roll for this special song, which can now be heard in clubs, discos, and dancehalls alike and on all major National Irish radio stations.

Early booking strongly advised

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!

Thursday 21 January, 8pm, €25

Derek Ryan - One Good Night

Derek Ryan’s rise to become one of the biggest stars of Irish Country music has been phenomenal.  In just over five years few artists have made such an impact on the Irish country scene like the Co. Carlow singer songwriter.  Having played to sell out concert audiences around the world with Irish boy band D-Side, the young heartthrob has brought a distinctive fresh sound to Irish country.

Derek Ryan has become a sell out artist in his homeland and has topped the Irish national charts and the UK iTunes country charts with his albums. His theatre shows contain much of the music featured on his six albums including many of his own self-penned songs, God’s Plan and ‘Life Is A River’, as well as many country classics.

He is a constant recipient of Ireland’s most prestigious music awards and is regularly awarded both ‘Entertainer of the Year’ and “Album of the Year’
Derek ‘One Good Night, concert tour includes a mix of old favourites, classic country and Derek’s own original material.


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.”


Saturday 20 February, 8pm, €20

Eddi Reader

With a career spanning over 3 decades, Eddi Reader has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers. Having first hit the limelight in the 1980’s with the group Fairground Attraction (who enjoyed huge chart success with their debut No.1 single Perfect and album First of a Million Kisses), Eddi went on to collaborate on many celebrated projects throughout the years, famously harmonizing with Annie Lennox while touring with the Eurythmics and paying her punk dues with a successful stint in the group Gang of Four. However it has been Eddi’s subsequent solo albums that have cemented her image as a powerful figure in British music.

2014 saw Eddi widely celebrating the release of her eighth and deeply personal, yet universal sounding solo album, Vagabond (Feb 2014). Produced by Eddi herself, it was recorded in her hometown of Glasgow with a cast of well-chosen musicians and long-term musical collaborators. Akin to an autobiographical work, Vagabond is a reflective and whimsical journey through family and inspired musical and poetic heroes that reconfirms Eddi’s intuitive ability to transform any song or genre into her own. She has also released an EP entitled Back the Dogs (Oct 2014) which includes her tantalizing versions of both the 1950’s Ray Evans and Jay Livingston song, Mona Lisa and the 1960s classic, Moon River by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer.

“Back The Dogs is as powerful a collection of songs as you'll find in one place. When the songs aren't speaking to the soul, their speaking to the heart... there is a real class to this release, it helps you understand why music is called an art.” Fatea Records

With an MBE for outstanding contributions to the arts, 3 BRIT awards, a #1 single and 8 critically acclaimed solo albums, what sets Eddi apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance and ability not only to move the listener, but to connect her experience to that of her audience. With beautifully raw vocals and an unparalleled romanticism, Eddi continues to captivate and inspire audiences from her own native Scotland to the UK, Japan, Canada, Australia and Europe and is considered to be “one of Scotland’s greatest national treasures” The Scotsman.

Eddi will be performing with John Douglas and Boo Hewerdine on guitars, Alan Kelly on piano accordion and Kevin McGuire on double bass.