It’s Christmas! It’s Party Time! It’s ABBA!
Their music is the most played on radio stations around the world and the musical based on their life is still packing Theatres from Waterloo (Pardon the pun!) to Timbuktu! This terrific show played to full houses all over Ireland during their tour last year. They are in huge demand for festivals throughout Europe and Britain from their base in Spain, all year round. From Waterloo (Again) to Dancing Queen every favourite is here. Not to be missed. The finest ABBA voices you will ever hear! Get your glad rags on and be ready to party!
For those of you looking to grab a bite in Café Noir @ glór on the night of this event, please note that bookings have been very busy, so we recommend that you contact the Café directly on 065 6840090 to reserve a table and to avoid disappointment on the night.
It’s Christmas! It’s Party Time! It’s ABBA!
The beautiful glór foyer is perfect for an evening with the Jaskane Café Trio and Emer O’Flaherty. The Jaskane Café Trio (Karen Kelly, Etain McCooey and Jason Noone) showcases a unique blend of violin, oboe and guitar, while playing an eclectic mix of musical genres and evoking sounds of international café culture. Influenced by Norah Jones and Fiona Apple, Emer plays a collection of alternative self-penned songs for piano.
Showcasing the talent of this years Incubator bands, join us for the finale where 5 acts battle it out and one will be crowned the winner of the Incubator 2013. The art project will also launch their animation film entitled ‘Peer Pressure’.
These projects are kindly supported by the Mid West Regional Drugs Task Force.
Celebrate the festive season with world famous Kilfenora Céilí Band. This year the band presents ‘A Kilfenora Christmas,’ a star-studded Christmas-themed concert that is brimming with top class music, song and dance and much more. From the seasonal stories of the seanchaí to the colour and craic of the Wrenboys, this concert will capture the essence of the traditional Irish Christmas. This is as good as it gets in traditional music entertainment.
‘Dirk Powell is the greatest old-time banjo player alive… an artist of unique vision and unbending integrity.’ Steve Earle
‘Unconfined and adventurous... legendary.’ BBC Music on Michael McGoldrick
While Dirk Powell’s playing is deeply rooted in his Appalachian heritage, he’s played alongside artists as diverse as Emmylou Harris, Jack White, Joan Baez and Steve Earle in addition to working on soundtracks with many of today’s greatest film directors. Brendan Gleeson needs no introduction to Irish audiences, although it’s less well known that he’s a highly-accomplished fiddle player.
Powell’s genius for blending old and new is well matched by the innovative flautist and piper Mike McGoldrick, co-founder of Lúnasa and Flook, who has performed with everyone from Sharon Shannon and the Afro-Celt Sound System to Youssou N’Dour and Mark Knopfler. Neither are strangers to cross cultural collaborations, having regularly participated in the legendary BBC Transatlantic Sessions. Completing the quartet is Francis Gaffney, a renowned guitarist from Boyle, Co. Roscommon, who has regularly toured and recorded with artists such as John Carty, Alec Finn, Joe Kennedy and Arty McGlynn.
The long running Kindermusik with Fiona programme returns to glór. This very popular fun programme has many classes tailored for children from newborn up to 7 years of age. Based on the principles that children learn best when having fun and using up their bounty of energy the facilitator will direct you and your child through a myriad of songs, stories, movement, instrument exploration and many musical concepts.
Please contact the facilitator directly for more information and booking: Fiona Driscoll on 085-7636233 or www.kindermusikwithfiona.com
- Brendan Bowyer, 'The King' is simply a living Legend of showbiz for the past 40 years known for 'The Hucklebuck', 'It’s Now Or Never', 'Boolavogue' and many more.
- Gina from The Champions joins the show for the very first time singing all her hits 'Minnie Minnie', 'Do Ya Wanna' Do It', 'You're the Greatest Lover', 'Drunken Sailor', 'Give Me Back My Love' and of course their debut hit 'Dreams are Good Friends'.
- Paddy Cole 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!
- Ronan Collins sings his renowned tribute to The Great Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock and more.
- Lorraine McDonald, one of the brightest talents to emerge from the latter days of the Showband Boom. Ex The Showband Show.
- 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 - who performed for Ireland in 1975 and 1977 Eurovision & have 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' and 'That’s What Friends Are For'.
The show’s exciting finale sees 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.
Tommy Fleming is now recognised throughout his homeland of Ireland and across the world as one of the finest singers of his generation. Appealing to all ages, musical tastes and cultures, audiences have now recognised Tommy Fleming as a truly unique talent.
But the fact remains that Tommy Fleming is his own man, delivering song after song – each more haunting than the next. Be it a cover version or his own original material, Tommy Fleming’s velvet-toned voice makes each one his own.
Tommy Fleming’s star is on the rise and with each concert he plays, he is rewarded with a new group of lifelong fans. It’s not difficult to see why that fan-base has now become a global phenomenon.
The Really Truly Joyful Ennis Gospel Choir are back with their 3rd production at glór. With sold out performances at all of their previous shows, this new production The Festival Tent promises to be their most exciting yet, bringing all of the excitement of an eclectic music festival to the theatre. It’s a lot more than music….be prepared!
Come join the students of RIce College, Ennis for an exciting evening of song, dance, music, drama and comedy. For one night only, it promises to be an inspirational evening, showcasing the artistic talents of our young people. Bígí Linn!
You've asked & we've delivered - Get Back are Back at glór following on from their May 2013 Ennis debut!
Imagine walking down the stairs to the Cavern Club in Liverpool to watch a four-piece band on the cusp of greatness. What would it have been like to experience the excitement of being among the 74 million viewers who watched the Fab Four on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964? Or picture yourself in 1967 walking home with your copy of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, putting the needle to the record and being met with a totally new sound. Get Back: The Story of The Beatles sets out to put you in those crucial moments in the Beatles’ musical journey.
The best Beatles tribute band on planet Earth. — Ryan Tubridy, RTÉ
The Irish Chamber Orchestra joins forces with award-winning theatre director Patrick Mason to present an original piece of music theatre, based on the life and work of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Modest Tchaikovsky, the composer’s younger brother and first biographer, is a man on a mission. The gossip surrounding his brother’s marriage and sexuality, and the rumours that have grown up about his brother’s sudden death, are out of control. Moreover, his own integrity as a reliable witness has been questioned by subsequent biographers and historians. He is here to scotch the rumours, and settle the truth of the matter, once and for all. But certain truths are hard to tell. He invokes his brother’s music to prove his narrative. But music tells many stories, and none.
Written for actor and string orchestra, starring Bosco Hogan and directed by Patrick Mason, this fascinating piece of music theatre captures the achievement and the tragedy of a man who created some of the greatest and most instantly recognisable music ever written.
Growing up in Glasgow and Irvine, Eddi busked and performed at the local folk clubs before literally joining the circus in the early 1980s. After travelling around Europe with performance artists, Eddi moved to London where she quickly became a sought after session vocalist. She famously harmonized with Annie Lennox, touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four.
It was the short-lived but warmly remembered Fairground Attraction that really brought her into the limelight and to the attention of a much wider audience. The single 'Perfect' and parent album First of a Million Kisses both topped the British charts.
Constant touring with her band has created a magical organic chemistry between Eddi and her players. Whilst renowned for her technical vocal ability, it is Eddi’s passion and instinct that combine to ensure she connects emotionally with her audience. Eddi’s new album, Vagabond, is due to be released on 3 February 2014, featuring her own songs along with songs by Boo Hewerdine, Declan O’Rourke and others.
Ennis Musical Society, in association with Roche Ireland, presents a run of six performances of Broadway Hit Musical, Annie. Presented by child and adult performers from Ennis and neighbouring parishes, the story of Annie has delighted audiences worldwide for decades. Featuring clever lyrics and infectious melodies, Annie presents a story of one girl’s courage, ingenuity and optimism in the face of tremendous adversity. Best known for lively numbers such as Tomorrow, It’s a Hard Knock Life and You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile, this not-to-be-missed show is one for all the family.
- Annie: Aoibh O’ Reilly
- Miss Hannigan: Andrea Doolan
- Mr. Warbucks: Ken O’ Shaughnessy
- Grace: Edel Heaney
- Rooster: Neil Haran
- Lilly: Zoe Ni Ailpín
- Pepper: Emma Haran
- Duffy: Julita Fox
- Molly: Holly Dunphy
- Kate: Sally Ann Fox
- July: Sinead Coughlan
- Tessie: Rhona Kearney
- And many more!!
Christy Moore, named as Ireland's greatest living musician in RTÉ's People of the Year Awards, returns to the glór stage for what promises to be a night to remember with some guest in tow.
Early booking for this event is strongly advised.