What's On

Friday 30 March, 8pm, €27.50

The High Kings

Almost ten years ago, four Irish singers, performers and songwriters decided to take a calculated risk. The constituent parts of The High Kings – Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden – each had a wealth of history in the music business behind them, but knew that in order to maintain any level of creative interest they would have to boldly go where no other Irish ballad group had gone before.

To say that The High Kings are charting a new course for Irish ballad music – equal parts rousing and reflective, energetic and insightful – is an understatement. They are, essentially, marking out a new and bright era for Irish folk music, and aiming to bring a broad demographic along for the journey.

Saturday 31 March, Family Show 3pm, €10 adults/€8 child,Family 4 €32
Evening Show, 8pm, €18/€16 conc.


Kíla’s family show engages children from the very start, with the music becoming a soundscape for plenty of dancing and clapping. Kids love when the band does some musical acrobatics, becoming intertwined and playing each other’s instruments. In a special finale, music composed for the film Song of the Sea will be played along to this beautifully animated film.

Kíla’s music is a celebration of their energy, creativity and wild exuberance and the evening performance will feature the band’s hip-shaking, smile-making, funky, groovy brand of trad.

Early booking advised for both shows.

Thursday 12 April in the Spás, 1pm, free of charge

Rithimí Nua

presented by glór and The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Approximate duration 40 – 50 mins

glór and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance have joined forces to present a series showcasing emerging talent with a programme of free lunchtime concerts at glór. Curated by Irish World Academy’s Director Sandra Joyce and her staff, these concerts will celebrate innovation and the development of traditional music and dance students in an informal setting.

Saturday 14 April, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

El Divas

"Good friends are like stars, you don't always see them but you know they are always there

El Divas, four (London trained) friends, Helen Catherine Ball, Jessica Bray, Amanda Minihan and Janet Woods accompanied by the wonderful Michael Hennessy, come together bringing you on “A Musical Journey” through songs of their friendships, laughter, hopes, woes and dreams. Music from Kander & Ebb, Rogers & Hammerstein to more modern sounds from Jason Robert Brown and much, much more.

A night to evoke memories, emotions and reminiscing.

Friday 20 April, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

The Music and Songs our Fathers Loved

presented by Shaskeen and The Wingers

Shaskeen and The Wingers are delighted to return for another magical performance in 2018, with a nostalgic homage to the early recording pioneers of Irish music and song, from the first decades of the 20th century through the development and growth of Irish broadcasting to the internationally celebrated platform that is now occupied by Irish music.

It is difficult to imagine in the present robust and exciting world of Traditional Music that we now enjoy, that a mere century ago this tradition was in danger of being lost forever. Generations of deprivation and emigration had brought Ireland to her knees, yet it was this very scourge of emigration that would provide the spark to ignite the passion for our native music with the arrival of the first 78rpm recordings from the United States. James Morrison, Michael Coleman and the Flanagan brothers became household names.  This excitement would be re-generated at the emergence of new state and the advent of broadcasting with the establishment of 2RN the National Radio Service.

The struggle to have Irish music regularly broadcast up to the emergence of Radio Eireann continued with the lack of available recordings posing a particular problem, until Ciaran MacMathuna embarked on his job of journey work. There have been many landmark Radio programmes over the decades but one, which provides the inspiration for this performance was the Walton’s programme presided over by Leo Maguire and transmitted on Saturdays as part of a sponsored programme schedule from 1952 to 1981.
The programme featured artists from Walton’s own label, Glenside Records, and included Joe Lynch, Charlie Magee, Mary McConigle and Delia Murphy together with many others.\

Leo Maguire’s persistent message to the listeners was:
A weekly reminder of the grace and the beauty that lies in our heritage of Irish song, the songs our Fathers loved”.

Saturday 21 April, 8pm, €22/€20 conc

Jack L - Magic Days

There's something for every taste in Jack's music. His most recent best-selling album of original material Magic Days was deemed his “best work ever” by The Hot Press and Irish Times amongst others, and was Album of the Month on RTÉ Radio One.

Jack is on a high at the moment and he promises to deliver a spectacular event with some great new characters to introduce you to, including 'The King Of Soho' (The first single from the album) and many more intriguing creations from his vivid imagination,  And none more vivid then the man himself!

Jack is one of the greatest interpreters of song lyrics I have heard in recent years”.........Christopher Riddle (Leader of The Nelson Riddle Orchestra)
As with all great shows, it’s over too soon”  Edinburgh Evening News
A gorgeous, versatile Baritone”  The Washington Post
Jack L’s voice is an irresistible force of nature”  The Irish Times
"What a voice…what a performer!"   The Los Angeles Times

Friday 27 April, 8pm, €12.50/€10 conc./€40 family of 4

G4 Ennis Guitar School Annual Concert

G4 Ennis Guitar School is proud to present their annual concert, showcasing their students of all ages playing guitar, piano/keyboards and singing, in styles such as Pop, Rock, Blues, and many more.  This is sure to be an entertaining evening that you won’t want to miss.

Saturday 12th May, 8pm, €18.50

Socks in the Frying Pan

Socks in the Frying Pan comprises Aodán Coyne on guitar and vocals and the accomplished Hayes brothers, Shane Hayes on accordion and Fiachra Hayes on fiddle & banjo.

This Co. Clare trio blend Irish traditional melodies with their own personal flair which has gained them critical acclaim and accolades including 'New Band of the Year' by the Irish Music Association.  Dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and onstage wit will entertain and delight. One of the most sought after groups in Irish music today, the worldwide ‘Sock Invasion’ continues! The Socks come home but they won’t be putting their feet up!

Tuesday 15 May, 8pm, €12/€10 conc.

La Bohème Opera Screening

presented by Teatro Communale di Bologna

Set in the idyllic 19th century Paris, La Bohème tells the story of a love affair between a poor poet and a seamstress. But they are soon faced by the cruel realities of poverty and ill health which ends up putting their relationship to the test. This production of one of opera’s classic and unforgettable stories is led by a cast of four talented young artists as the lovers.

Duration 140 mins

Friday 25 May, 8pm, €10

Aos Óg Concert

as part of Fleadh Nua 2018

The future of our traditional music, singing and dance is always in the hands of the Aos Óg, the young generation.

The Aos Óg Concert has always been a key event in the Fleadh Nua, which takes place in Ennis each year.  This year, the concert will feature some of the best young traditional musicians, singers and dancers from Co. Clare and beyond.

Saturday 26 May, 8pm, €15

The Corner House Session

as part of Fleadh Nua 2018

The Corner House is Cork’s most famous trad music pub and tonight’s concert will feature some of the musicians who have established the unique reputation of this venue, including Johnny McCarthy, (Fiddle), Eoin Ó Riabhaigh, (Uilleann Pipes), Aidan Coffey, (Accordion), and Colm Murphy, (Bodhrán).

They will be joined by Cyril O’Donoghue and other guests as they give a flavour of the music, singing and craic that is a feature of The Corner House Sessions.

Sunday 27 May, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

The Shandrum Céilí Band in Concert

as part of Fleadh Nua 2018

The Shandrum is the most exciting and successful Céilí Band to have competed at the Fleadh in many years. Following on their great success in achieving the three-in-a-row at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2017, we aredelighted to welcome the band to perform what will be an exciting and enthralling concert at Fleadh Nua.

Thursday 14 June, 8pm, €29

Hennessy: A Tribute to Christie

Tickets go on sale online on Friday 26 January at 9am, and from glór box office at 10am

Celebrating the incredible life and career of one of Ireland’s most loved performers, Christie Hennessy’s children will perform as Hennessy from June 13-17 at venues throughout Ireland. Amber, Hermione and Tim who have all had stellar careers within the music business both as artists and as managers, have come together to celebrate the work and career of their late father, who passed away in December 2007.

“We miss our dad every day. Coming together to perform as Hennessy seems the best way for us to honour him – both through his music and our own personal memories. We cannot wait to meet all of Christie’s fans as we sing his favourite songs, ones everyone will know and love, as well as arranging a few surprises for you all, from our family to yours.”

Hermione, Amber and Tim will perform classic songs made famous by Christie Hennessy including:  'Messenger Boy', 'Oh Jealous Heart',  'If You Were to Fall’, 'All the Lies That You Told Me’ and ‘Roll Back the Clouds’, as well as singing songs that influenced their father. The show, Hennessy: A Tribute to Christie will feature exclusive and heart-felt stories and anecdotes about a man for whom fame came late in life.

Hennessy: A Tribute To Christie will offer a unique insight into the life and career of a loved and much missed Irish music legend, performed by the people who knew him best, his children. Also on show will be unseen memorabilia and personal effects that the family have curated for fans for the first time.

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 4 fantastic singers 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!

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, 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

Tickets on sale from Friday 23rd March

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! 

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