What's On

Sunday 5 July, 7pm, €22/€20 conc.

Alabama 3 Acoustic & Unplugged with support from Charis

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

An unrivalled Marxist machine gun, Alabama 3 Acoustic are on a mission in Ennis to get you mashed!

Having gained world-wide acclaim for their theme song to the infamous TV show The Sopranos, Alabama 3's exhilarating live shows have long become the stuff of legend. Across deeply infectious albums they've made impossible musical collisions sound as natural as the swamp.

Support from 7pm   |   Concert from 8pm

Unreserved seating - standing & seated options available

Thursday 23 & Friday 24 July, 7.30pm, €12/€10 conc.
Friday 24 July, 2.30pm, €10

The Little Mermaid

presented by Clare Youth Musical Society

Come along and join Ariel and her friends in her quest to find true love! The wonderfully talented students of Clare Youth Musical Society take to the stage once again to entertain you with this wonderfully classic stage version of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' - A perfect evening out for all the family to enjoy!

Saturday 25 July, 8pm, €30/€20/€10

Dave Flynn and The Clare Memory Orchestra with Martin Hayes

in collaboration with Music Generation Clare & the Burren Summer School of Music and Culture 2015

Dave Flynn and the Clare Memory Orchestra will perform a concert featuring another performance of the much-loved Clare Concerto this July in collaboration with Music Generation Clare and the Burren Summer School of Music and Culture, 2015. Joining the orchestra on stage will be Artist in Association, Martin Hayes (fiddle). Members of the Clare Memory Orchestra include such esteemed trad musicians as Mick O'Brien and Aoife Ní Bhriain (2014 TG4 Gradam Ceoil winners), Ensemble Ériu members Jack Talty, Neil O'Loghlen and Matthew Berrill (2015 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Winners), and Bríd Harper. The orchestra are also thrilled to welcome their apprentice musicians and Music Generation Clare participants of the Burren Summer School on stage with them for this great spectacle of music-making from memory.

Conducted by Bjorn Bantock.

Ticket prices vary according to seating section as follows:
* €30 centre tier downstairs & centre balcony
* €20 tiered wings downstairs & balcony wings
* €10 flat wings downstairs

Tuesday 28 - Friday 31 July, 12.30pm, free of charge

Lunchtime Concerts

presented by Summer Music On The Shannon

Listen to world-class musicians and gifted students while enjoying a classic lunchtime in the relaxing surroundings of glór lobby and café.

Thursday 30 July, 8pm, €10

Clare Fleadh Prize Winners for Sláinte and Chláir

The Clare 22nd Battalion Association presents a concert in aid of Sláinte an Chláir, the Clare Cancer Support Centre at Kilnamona, Ennis. Featuring the cream of Clare talent and winners at the Munster Fleadh Cheoil, this will be an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and wish them well at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann as they bid for all Ireland titles.

Friday 31 July, 8.30pm, €25

Finbar Wright at Sacred Heart Church, Scariff

as part of Scariff Harbour Festival

Performing all of your favourites, Finbar Wright makes his first appearance in Scariff, accompanied by a top-class 6-piece ensemble. Finbar is marking twenty-five years of making heart-warming music on stages all around the world. Widely regarded as one of the finest voices of modern times and Ireland’s best-loved tenor, this will be a night of beautiful songs, some laughter, lots of smiles, and, above all, excellent entertainment!

Please note that tickets can be purchased via glór up to 3pm on Thursday 30th July. After this time, tickets can be purchased on the door of the event.

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: Community Centre 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 26 August, 8pm, €45

John Prine

Limited number of Standing tickets available.

Note : These are not available to book online. 

“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.

 

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.

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

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.

Winner of the MÓRglór Award 2015, Eoin O’Neill will be the honorary guest at a concert featuring some of the most renowned traditional musicians and singers in the country and the county.  The concert details will be announced over the coming months, but will certainly feature a star studded line up as the people of Clare express their thanks to Eoin for his outstanding contribution to Traditional Music.


The full concert line up will be announced in due course.  More information on MÓRglór can be found here.

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

Bell X1

Following on from the recent addition to the Ed Sheeran Croke Park line-up this summer, Bell X1, Dave Geraghty, Paul Noonan and Dominic Phillips, are undertaking a very special acoustic tour for October.

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.

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

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.

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.”

www.tommyfleming.com