What's On

Wednesday 20 June, 8pm, €15

Éirinn is Alba

presented by An Clár as Gaeilge

Éirinn is Alba is a celebration of the Irish Gaelic and Scots Gaidhlilg tradition, featuring performances from Gaelscoil Mhíchíl Cíosóg, Ennis and Sgoil an Taobh Siar who hail from the Western Isles, off the coast of Scotland.

With special guest Muireann Nic Amhlaoibbh

Friday 29 June, 8pm, €25

The Legends of American Country

The Legends of American Country returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics. The 2018 tour will showcase  highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Kenny Rogers and 4 brand new tributes to icons George Jones, Charley Pride, Patsy Cline and Don Williams and countless other well-known  hit songs in this must see extravaganza.

The show features fantastic singers, Joe Moore, Tracey and Rod McAuley and Keltic Storm, who are all backed by the superb Country Storm band and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way to Nashville and back. One thing is for sure - if you like Country music this is the only show in town!

Sunday 1 July matinée show, 2.30pm, €12/€10 conc
Sunday 1 July evening show, 7.30pm, €15/€12 conc

‘It’s A Musical!’

presented by Clare Youth Musical Society

Clare Youth Musical Society return with their own musical this year! Eager to perform something different and exciting, this group of talented singers, dancers and actors have created ‘IT’S A MUSICAL!’ Featuring music from well known shows, this is not to be missed!!!

Thursday 19 July, 8pm, €15

Clare Youth Trad Orchestra

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan

Following its highly acclaimed debut at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in August and a sell-out performance last December, the Clare Youth Trad Orchestra returns to glór to celebrate Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Ennis.

The 100-strong collective from across the county will perform original arrangements of some trad favourites, under the direction of founder Padraic O'Reillyand will be joined by some surprise special guests from the trad world for another great performance.

Friday 20 July, 8pm, €20

Téada

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan

An Irish traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Australia.

Featuring Oisín Mac Diarmada, Paul Finn, Damien Stenson, Tristan Rosenstock, Seán McElwain and the inimitable accordion player and singer from West Kerry, Séamus Begley.

Having completed a very successful tour of the U.S. in March, they are looking forward to performing in glór for Fleadh na Mumhan.

Saturday 21 July, 8pm, €20

Ceol na mBan

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan

Ceol na mBan (Music of the Women) will be a very special concert featuring all women performers who have achieved great success as musicians and singers.  A number of well-known and internationally recognised Clare performers will be joined by musicians from other counties.

Sunday 22 July, 8pm, €27.50

Kilfenora Ceili Band

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan

The most famous céilí band in the world, The Kilfenora, will make one of its few appearances in Clare at glór during Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan.

After more than one hundred years in the business, the world-renowned Kilfenora Céilí Band is seen by many aficionados as the quintessential Irish céilí band. Their core repertoire of dance music, punctuated with an incomparable lift and rhythm, defines an unbroken tradition that dates from the beginning of the twentieth century.

They will be joined as usual by a number of well-known guests.

Saturday 28 July, 8pm, €16/€14 conc

Edges of Light

Colin Dunne, Tola Custy, Maeve Gilchrist and David Power (Ireland/Scotland)

  • Colin Dunne, dance
  • Tola Custy, fiddle
  • Maeve Gilchrist, harp
  • David Power, uilleann pipes, whistles

Edges of Light is a collaboration between Irish dance legend Colin Dunne, fiddler Tola Custy, harpist Maeve Gilchrist, and uilleann piper David Power.

Combining the play of dance with an adventurous musical spirit, the quartet conjure up a beautiful soundscape, weaving simple and complex textures of melody and rhythm inspired by the natural sounds and shimmering patterns of light that announce Ireland’s day. If you missed this exquisite performance in 2016, early booking advised. This ensemble was originally invited by Music Network to perform together for a specially curated tour of Ireland in September 2016.

Post-show discussion with members of the company
 

Thursday 2 August at Sacred Heart Church, Scariff, Co.Clare, 8pm, €20

An Evening with Louise Morrissey at the Scariff Harbour Festival

Please note that the venue for this event is Sacred Heart Church, Scariff, Co. Clare

A unique opportunity to hear one of Ireland’s best-loved exponents of Country and Irish music. Hailing from Bansha in Co. Tipperary, Louise Morrissey started out her long and illustrious career with her brothers in the popular Morrisseys Folk Group before going on to gain a loyal following throughout a successful solo career comprising several recordings and regular performances throughout Ireland, UK, Europe, USA and Australia.

Saturday 8 September, 2pm - 4pm in the glór foyer, free of charge

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for these monthly family trad sessions.

Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding  Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Tuesday 18 September, 8pm, €16/€14 conc

Máirtín O’Connor, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill and Séamie O’Dowd

presented by Music Netowrk

Music Network is delighted to bring together the unique voice of Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill in concert with phenomenal accordionist, Máirtín O'Connor and gifted multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Séamie O’Dowd. The adventurous musical spirit that has seen O'Connor and O’Dowd dazzle and intrigue audiences through their past musical collaborations will explore new avenues as they enjoy the freedom of the instrumental duo format while also combining their creative talents to create a gorgeous soundscape to enhance the traditional songs for which Ní Dhomhnaill is renowned. An opportunity to hear material old and new, performed by a sublime trio, that will range from exquisite to high-spirited and will undoubtedly be inspirational!
 

  • Máirtín O’Connor, Accordion
  • Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Voice
  • Séamie O'Dowd, Guitar/Fiddle/Voice


One of the most versatile Irish button accordion players” – Folkworld [on O’Connor]
Dark and deep, sonorous and controlled” – The Irish Times [on Ní Dhomhnaill]
Musical legend” – The independent [on O’Dowd]

Friday 21 September, 7.30pm in the glór foyer, Free of charge but ticketed. Please pre-book

The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

Practically all hailing from Limerick - with a dash of Galway and Australia - The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra's music is a blend of warm vocal harmonies, classy instrumentation and ear-catching melodies that is desperately hard to categorise yet strangely easy to love.

The five-piece BPLO have toured Ireland extensively with their theatrical show as well as with the music of Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison and David Bowie in Irish language performances.

Friday 28 September, 8pm, €25

Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

presented by Zac Global Promotions

Following a sold-out run at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, this fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns for a nationwide tour. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’, and ‘Oh What A Night’ the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
 
With slick choreography, charm, charisma, brilliant audience participation, and amazing live vocals, it’s clear to see why Frankie’s Guys are receiving standing ovations up and down the country.

Saturday 13 October, 2pm - 4pm in the glór foyer, free of charge

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for these monthly family trad sessions.

Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding  Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Saturday 13 October, 8pm, €22.50/€20 conc.

Donna Taggart

Autumn Concert Tour 2018

Following her astonishing International success with ‘Jealous of the Angels’ which has now achieved Multi-Platinum status with well in excess of 100 Million streams Donna Taggart is delighted to announce an Autumn 2018 Concert Tour in Ireland.

Just back from the USA after touring with legendary singer/songwriter Phil Coulter Donna’s distinctive emotional singing style has drawn comparisons with the likes of Eva Cassidy, Mary Black and Alison Krauss. Although Donna has only recently gained international recognition she is making up for lost time.  Her debut Irish and UK Tour in 2017 enthralled audiences and has established her as one of Ireland’s top Live Female performers.

Sunday 21 October, 8pm, €30

Harlem Gospel Choir

Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America's premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music.

Deeply rooted in the history of the African-American slave trade, black gospel music can be traced back to the 1700s when African slaves brought their unique African musical heritage to America and combined it with their new faith - Christianity. Out of the hardship and the trials of slavery, this unique musical tradition came to be, and forever changed music as we know it. Blues, Soul, and Rock-and-Roll...they all have origins in black gospel music. Harlem Gospel Choir presents modern gospel classics as performed in the black churches of Harlem today.

Harlem Gospel Choir have performed alongside superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, Andre Rieu, Damon Albarn, Pharrell Williams and most recently with JamieXX, Raury, KBS Korean Traditional Music Orchestra and Lang Lang, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Sia, Yolanda Adams, The 1975, Ibeyi, Nile Rodgers, Kathy Sledge and most recently at the 2018 Grammy Award Show with Sam Smith. They have performed for three Presidents (President Obama, President Carter and President Nelson Mandela), two Popes (Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI), Ban Ki-Moon, and the UN General Assembly. They have recorded with Keith Richards, The Chieftains, Andre Rieu, The Night of the Proms, and Trace Adkins among many others.

Harlem Gospel Choir embodies the spirit of American Gospel. Every concert is infectiously enthusiastic; a roller coaster ride of singing and dancing; a gospel celebration! The Choir's rich harmonies & dynamic sound are "UNFETTERED & JOYOUS". Their harmonious songs of love and hope and inspiration will touch the depths of your soul, lift your spirit, and take your breath away!

Get ready to tap your feet, clap your hands, and even dance on stage to their high-energy, joyous and exuberant performance! 

Thursday 1 November, 8pm, €25

Michael English

with very special guest Louise Morrissey

Following the huge success of Michael’s previous Concert Tours, he brings his show to glór on Thursday November 1st with his very special guest Louise Morrissey.

Michael’s popularity has skyrocketed since going on the road with his band 4 years ago packing out venues all over Ireland & the UK for both concerts & dances. Michael & his talented band are renowned for their energetic performances & with Michael's musical talents he plays both his famous 'red piano' & accordion at his shows. He is dedicated to giving his followers an unforgettable show each time they see him. And with accolades like 'Best Country Dance Band' at The Irish Country Music Awards & 'Vocalist of the Year' at The Sunday World country Music Awards under his belt there is no stopping the Kildare man!

Saturday 3 November, 8pm, €35

Paul Brady in Concert

Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is one of Ireland’s most highly regarded and successful artists. He crosses musical boundaries again and again, incorporating folk, rock, blues, traditional Irish and classic pop styles into his songwriting.
 
His live performances include songs from his extensive catalogue of 40 years, and he invites you into his world of songs and music in a way that will surprise in its intimacy, sense of fun and raw power.

Friday 9 November, 8pm, €30/€27 conc

Phil Coulter

Gold & Silver Days

Phil’s long career as a songwriter, producer and recording artiste has been recognised over the years with so many gold discs that the theme is totally appropriate.

Very few in the music business can boast of having chart entries in every decade since the sixties.  Even fewer can match the range of Phil’s output – from Eurovision winners to folk classics, from tender ballads to sporting anthems, from Luke Kelly to Elvis Presley!

His new show, Gold & Silver Days, will feature Phil’s personal favourites as he trawls through his 50 years of creativity.  As he says himself, “It will be a different and interesting collection – some of the big hits alongside some that I thought should have been hits!  Some songs that meant a lot to my bank manager as well as some that simply meant a lot to me”.

An original retrospective on the work of one of our finest, it’s a show for every lover of good music.

Saturday 10 November, 2pm - 4pm in the glór foyer, free of charge

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for these monthly family trad sessions.

Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding  Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Saturday 8 December, 2pm - 4pm in the glór foyer, free of charge

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for these monthly family trad sessions.

Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding  Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Saturday 19 January 2019, 8pm, €30

Tommy Fleming

Voice of Hope II Tour

The Voice of Hope II tour will be a special collection of spiritual inspirational music together with Tommy’s usual songs. 

Tommy turns each song into his own with his own unique and powerful style touching emotions in you that only music can reach. Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of 'Danny Boy', 'Isle of Inisfree' and 'Hard Times'  and many more. While Tommy’s music may be difficult to classify, fans use such words as “deeply emotional, romantic and sincere” to describe the feelings it evokes. One reviewer described his music as falling into a genre of Symphonic Pop that still awaits a name.  He also toured & worked with the great Elaine Paige, Kenny Rogers, & Vince Gill in recent years.

A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed with each song more haunting than the next.  Don’t miss this special night of music.

Saturday 26 January, 8pm, €30

The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I Will Love You’, ‘When You Were Sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields of France’, ‘Red Rose Café’, ‘From Clare to Here’ and more, have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 41 years.

The band, formed in 1978, 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.

Friday 8 February 2019, 8pm , €25/€22.50 Conc.

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Johnny Cash Roadshow is not another tribute band - it is a full production and finest celebration of Johnny Cash in the world. JCR are now recognised and loved as a band in their own right, unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash.  This is the UK and Europe’s most recognised celebration, with respected singer/songwriter Clive John, re-creating with astounding accuracy and truly capturing the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Also featuring Amanda Stone as ‘June Carter’ and the ‘Roadshow Horns’.

All aspects of Cash’s life are covered with impeccable taste.  The show takes the audience from the 1950’s right up to 2002 including all the greatest hits,  along with songs from the latest five decades of the man in black’s career. All this accompanied by emotive and evocative screen images.‘

'Clive captures my Grandfather JUST as he was
Caitlin Crowell  - Granddaughter of Mr. Johnny Cash