What's On

Wednesday 3 – Saturday 27 May, 10am - 5pm, Free of charge

Embrace Exhibition

The annual Embrace exhibition highlights the artistic achievements of people with disabilities participating in the Embrace programme run by the Arts Office of Clare County Council.

Over 30 groups in 2017 are working with professional artists across numerous artforms which include film, painting, ceramics, textiles and sculpture. Be prepared to be amazed and astounded by the dazzling display on show in the gallery space, an explosion of colour and creativity.

Thursday 25 May, 8pm, €20/€18 Conc./€10 Under 18's

The Songs Our Fathers Loved - Rebirth of a Nation

presented by Shaskeen and The Wingers

Shaskeen and The Wingers invite you to participate in a nostalgic homage to the early recording pioneers of Irish music and song.

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. 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”.
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This event comes under the Music Generation Clare Leath/Leath Go See! Scheme which supports the young person and the music sector by encouraging attendance at music events.  Music Generation Clare is working with venues and festivals throughout the County, to provide tickets discounted by 50% to enable young people under the age of 18 to attend live music performances, (bookings must be accompanied by one adult).

Whenever you see this logo, Leath/Leath Go See! tickets are available, so don’t miss out.

Friday 26 May, 8pm, €10/€5 Undere 18's

Aos Óg Concert

presented by Fleadh Nua

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.
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This event comes under the Music Generation Clare Leath/Leath Go See! Scheme which supports the young person and the music sector by encouraging attendance at music events.  Music Generation Clare is working with venues and festivals throughout the County, to provide tickets discounted by 50% to enable young people under the age of 18 to attend live music performances, (bookings must be accompanied by one adult).

Whenever you see this logo, Leath/Leath Go See! tickets are available, so don’t miss out.

Saturday 27 May, 8pm, €20

Bofin to Burren

presented by Fleadh Nua

Bofin to Burren is a coming together  of some of Ireland’s best known traditional musicians. Fronted by Inisbofin’s Dessie O’Halloran, of Sharon Shannon fame, it also includes Céilí House’s Kieran Hanrahan on banjo and ‘At the Racket’s’ Seamus O’Donnell on saxophone, flute and vocals.

Returning to glór after their riveting opening concert for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016, Bofin to Burren will be joined by some very special guests, including the great West Kerry musician and singer, Séamus Begley and fiddle player Oisín MacDiarmada.

Sunday 28 May, 8pm, €15

Ceol an Chroí / Music of the Heart

presented by Fleadh Nua

This concert will draw together five of the greatest performers of traditional music to perform in the intimate atmosphere of glór.

Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly have established enviable, international reputations and their playing together, on CD and in live performances displays great virtuosity and interpretation of a vibrant musical tradition.

Singer and musician Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh will be joined by celebrated fiddle player Dónal O’Connor and the song writer and musician, Gerry O’Beirne.

Wednesday 31 May, 7.30pm, €18/€16/€9 for under 18s

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

presented by Verdant & Pemberley Productions

Ages 8+│Duration 80 Mins

Following the worldwide success of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse, Simon Reade adapts and directs this stage version of Morpurgo’s award winning book Private Peaceful.

Private Peaceful is a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in World War 1. The story charts the life of a young soldier, Tommo Peaceful, a private who faces the firing squad for cowardice. As he sits in his cell awaiting sunrise, Tommo, thinks back to some of his fondest memories and reflects on the events that made him the person he is today.

Adapted and directed by Simon Reade
Starring Shane O'Regan

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BYOK - Bring Your Own Kids!

We appreciate that it can be an expensive night out when you have to pay for a sitter as well as everything else. This is one of the shows that are suitable for well-behaved children to attend, for a parents-child date night, for which you can avail of half-price tickets for under 18's! (Limited capacity).

Thursday 1 June, Food 6.30pm / Film 8pm, €20
Thursday 1 June , Film Only 8pm , €8

Between Land and Sea Food & Film Night

Dir: Ross Whitaker  |  2016  |  Ireland  |  87 mins  |  Cert: PG

A year in the life of an Irish surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean. This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in the Big Wave surf community to present a thoroughly engaging and visually stunning portrait of the ever-changing life at land’s end.

The decisions we make early in life can have consequences more far-reaching than we imagine when we make them. Young surfers dedicate their lives to the ocean, consumed by the excitement and beauty on offer but how can they balance that with the inevitabilities of later life – money to earn, mouths to feed?


Against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this film digs deep into the day to day lives of the surf community, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline fueled film to create a very real portrait of those who choose the surf lifestyle.

Directed by Ross Whitaker (Saviours, Unbreakable) and featuring some of the biggest waves and best surfers in Ireland – as well as a thrilling cameo by Hawaiian legend Shane Dorian –Between Land and Sea succeeds in being exhilarating while giving a moving, humorous and thought-provoking account of the ocean-going natives of West Clare.

Café Raviolo Verde at glór will be serving gourmet burgers, with salads and sides from 6.30pm - pre booking required as capacity limited.

Friday 2 June, 11am, free of charge

The First Friday Series curated by Áine Phillips

in association with Clare Arts Office and The Artists' Resource Room

The Artists' Resource Room is a visual artist-led community group providing a space for artistic dialogue in Co. Clare in the form of regular meetings, presentations, artist film screenings and debates.

Áine Phillips is a visual artist based in Ennis and is Head of Sculpture at Burren College of Art. She has exhibited and performed her work widely in Ireland and internationally.

Join us for tea/coffee in the Spás at glór at 11am followed by our meeting at 11.30am

On Friday 2 June we welcome Slavek Kwi (sound artist) 

Slavek Kwi is a Czech born artist based in Clare. He began working in visual art and become increasingly interested in sound and/in space. He has used natural acoustics, found sound, recorded sound and computer generated sound structures. He has had numerous exhibitions and performances throughout Europe and Northern America. He has produced many albums including Strategy & Freedom of Coincidence (Corrosive Tapes 1991), Artificial Memory Trace (Gruenrekorder 2011) and most recently Slavek Kwi & Tony Whitehead - Looking For Connections (Very Quiet Records 2016). Slavek will discuss his work and life, from behind the Iron Curtain to becoming an international recording and performing artist.

Join us also on Friday 7 July when we welcome Dominic Stevens (architect).

Friday 2 June, 8pm, €18/€16 Conc./ €9 under 18s

I Hear You and Rejoice by Mikel Murfi

presented by Loco and Reckless Productions

Ages 12+ Duration 85 mins

Following the sell-out success of The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show.

Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey. It’s a match made in heaven, in more ways than one. I Hear You and Rejoice is a tender and joy filled account of a most unlikely marriage.

This show is the second collaboration between Sligo County Council Arts Service, The Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo, and Mikel Murfi. Created for the Bealtaine Festival - Celebrating Creativity as We Age.

glór Theatre Club Performance
Post-show discussion with Mikel Murfi

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BYOK - Bring Your Own Kids!

We appreciate that it can be an expensive night out when you have to pay for a sitter as well as everything else. This is one of the shows that are suitable for well-behaved children to attend, for a parents-child date night, for which you can avail of half-price tickets for under 18's! (Limited capacity).

Tuesday 6 June, 8pm, €7

The Young Offenders

Dir: Peter Foott  |  Ireland  |  2016  |  84 mins  |  Cert: 15A

Inspired by the true story of Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy road movie about best friends Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork who dress the same, act the same, and even have the same bum-fluff moustaches.

This will be preceded by a showing of the short film Jeanne et Mathílde by Visto desde el zaguán.

Visto desde el zaguan started in 2008 under its present name but collaboration among  its  members  started  back  in  1999  in  Ireland, with  the  production  of  a  27’  documentary.  The  members  of  Visto desde  el  zaguan  have  been  active  before  its  creation  under  other names  (a  27’  documentary  about  a  super8  director  in  Ireland, video art shown in France, sound art exhibitions in Barcelona, Dublin and  Hamburg,  live  concert  with  Francisco  Lopez,  short  stories, sound art available on the internet). Visto desde el zaguán is currently based in Kinvara, Co. Galway.

Friday 9 June - Saturday 29 July, 10am - 5pm daily, free of charge

Thread Song

An Exhibition of Textiles by members of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Thread Song commemorates the life and work of Nobel Prize-winning poet, William Butler Yeats, one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.

Work in Thread Song has been made in response to the life and/or poetry of W.B. Yeats. Yeats was greatly inspired by the Irish landscape, as is evident in his work. The artists were asked to respond to The Song of Wandering Aengus. This poem, which first appeared in 1899 in a collection of over 30 poems entitled The Wind Among the Reeds is a wonderful example of the rich visual and textural possibilities of Yeats’ poetry. The collection was published at a time of cultural innovation in Europe when writers and musicians were becoming more aware of the traditional oral culture of their native lands, helping to further develop and drive the cultural innovation in Europe.

Work in this exhibition is a celebration of Ireland, through the prism of one of its most renowned literary icons. Featured artists include Frances Crowe, Patricia Cox, Frances Leach and Lesley Stothers.

The exhibition will be accompanied by textile workshops. Details coming shortly - please visit www.glor.ie for information.

Saturday 10 June, 7.30pm, €15/€12 conc.

Ceol na nÓg – Bríd O’Donohue Music School Miltown Malbay

An evening of music featuring young musicians from all over Clare who attend classes at ' Ceol na nÓg', Bríd O'Donohue's Music School in Miltown Malbay. Bríd will perform with her own family also: Seán, Eibhlís, Deirdre, Sinéad and Liam O'Brien (Gradam Ceoil TG4 Ceoltóir Og na Bliana 2017)

Saturday 17 June, 7.30pm, €12/€8 child/€35 family of 4

Bubble Trouble

presented by Clockwise Arts Children’s Theatre

Clockwise Arts Children’s Theatre presents an evening of drama & theatre performed by young actors aged 5 – 12 years.

Students will present Bubble Trouble by Majella Perry, a play written for young performers about an adventure down a plughole!  Filled with fun, fantasy, laughter and friendship, this show will entertain both adults and children alike.

Wednesday 21 June at the Old Ground Hotel, 6.30pm - 9pm, €40

Midsummer Gin & Jazz

at the Old Ground Hotel

Join us for a Midsummer Night Soirée in the Gardens of the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis with music by The Café Orchestra.

Enjoy a Dingle Gin Cocktail on arrival, exquisite finger food & canapés, take part in an Art Auction where you can take away work from well known artists and there will also be a chance to win one of our glamorous raffle prizes.

The perfect night out with friends, colleagues and family - ideal for that outing with your book club or other social group with the feel good factor of knowing that you're supporting glór’s many programming activities, including programmes for our younger audiences, Clare Arts events and our new programme of Artist Development Initiatives.

Wednesday 21 June, 8pm, €25/€22 conc.

The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace and his band

Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band.



"Elio rocks!" Brian May

"Elio is tremendous... I'm a big fan. Music made the old fashioned way... played" Huey Lewis

"Elio Pace is fierce! An accomplished musician and performer, his talent can be equalled only by his infectious enthusiasm" Lulu

"Elio is a fantastic musician and a great artist in his own right, and I really look forward to working with him again in the future” Chris De Burgh

Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 July, €10 per day

Aerial Workshops with Outside the Box Circus

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

Aerial workshops for children and adults, where participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn aerial and acrobatic circus skills.
 

11am - 12.30pm: Ages 5- 9
1.30pm - 3pm: Ages 10 -13
3.30pm - 5pm: Ages 13+


Please note that workshops are 90 minutes in duration

Tuesday 4 July, 12.30pm - 1.30pm, €10

Balloon Modelling Workshop with Deirdre Carmody

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

Have lots of laughs making fun balloon creations such as balloon fish, ducks, penguins, flowers, swords and more.

Friday 7 July, 10am - 5pm (with 1 hour break), €80 (includes entry to Puppet film at 7pm on same day)

The Language of Things: Master Class for Puppeteers

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

With Chris Green from New York

The Language of Things is an intensive master class for puppeteers, choreographers, actors, performance artists, media practitioners, animators and creative people of all experience levels who are interested in the narrative and non-narrative possibilities of material-based storytelling.
Chris Green has more than 25 years of combined experience in the world of professional puppetry, material theatre, and kinetic design. Through his master classes, he will try to develop a visual vernacular that communicates across linguistic, political, and cultural boundaries.

Friday 7 July, 11am, free of charge

The First Friday Series curated by Áine Phillips

in association with Clare Arts Office and The Artists' Resource Room

The Artists' Resource Room is a visual artist-led community group providing a space for artistic dialogue in Co. Clare in the form of regular meetings, presentations, artist film screenings and debates.

Áine Phillips is a visual artist based in Ennis and is Head of Sculpture at Burren College of Art. She has exhibited and performed her work widely in Ireland and internationally.

Join us for tea/coffee in the Spás at glór at 11am followed by our meeting at 11.30am.

On Friday 7 July we welcome Dominic Stevens (architect).

Dominic Stevens is an award winning architect who has focused on cutting edge contemporary architecture projects in the Irish landscape. His work has been recognised internationally and he represented Ireland at the 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture with his project FluidCity proposing a new vibrant rural/urban city along the length of the Shannon river. In Clare he recently completed a new Coastguard Station for the Department of Transport in Doolin in County Clare, at the foot of the Cliffs of Moher. For TARR Dominic will talk about his recent and upcoming projects.

Friday 7 July, 7pm, €10

Puppet – A Film by David Soll

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

Ireland Premiere followed by Q&A with David Soll

Dir: David Soll  |  America  |  2010  |  74 Mins  |  Cert: 12

Puppet is a fascinating study of American puppetry’s fraught history, from its marginalisation as children’s theatre to its sudden explosion in popularity as high art.

David Soll’s film tracks the making of New York puppeteer Dan Hurlin’s production Disfamer, based on the life of eccentric, Depression-era Arkansas photographer, Mike Disfarmer whose stunning body of work was very nearly lost forever.

Puppet from David Soll on Vimeo.

Saturday 8 July, 11am in ther glór café, Free event

Festival Breakfast Club

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

The Festival Breakfast Club will bring artists and audiences together to discuss and explore aspects of this year’s Ennis Street Arts Festival’s theme - Culture and Identity. This event will be hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies and Festival artist, Áine Phillips.

Tea & Coffee provided.

Saturday 8 July, 12pm - 5pm, Free of charge

Game Over by Ana Colomer

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

Game Over is an interactive art installation by Ana Colomer and Coder Dojo Ennis.

It is a game at development stage that invites the player to become part of the so called refugee crisis, trying to survive a journey with multiple obstacles and levels. The player starts in Aleppo, where it’s raining bombs, goes through a raging sea, runs from police with batons along a barbed wire fence, and navigates obstacles.  Chances of survival are minimal.

Saturday 8 July, 2pm & 5pm, €10/€35 (Family 4)

Caterpillars, presented by Kallo Collective (Finland)

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

Ireland Premiere

For ages 4+ |  Duration: 45 Mins

Caterpillars is a magical show featuring a swaying sea of bright giant flowers, flitting butterflies, jumping eggs and two enormous plump caterpillars. In direct contrast to the vibrant fantasy world, two lycra-clad puppeteers try their hardest to remain invisible and at service to their puppets. Unfortunately they aren’t very good and they are often caught out in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Caterpillars is an amusing and colourful show accessible to all.

Sunday 9 July at La Vita Hair & Beauty Salon, 71, O’Connell Street, Ennis, 3pm & 4.30pm, €15

In Good Hands

presented by glór in association with Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

Take a seat, would you like a cup of tea, a magazine while you're waiting? Don't worry - you're In Good Hands, a small hair salon on the Ennis Road in Ballybracken where people come for the cut and stay for the chats.

Performed in a working hair-salon, we invite you to join hairdresser Julie and her chatty client Lisa for a 60-minute interactive appointment of original songs and stories celebrating everyday intimacy, loneliness and our human need to connect.

Monday 10 - Friday 14 July, 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm,

Designer Minds Science, Design & Technology Summer Camp

Does your child love experimenting and asking questions about the world around them?
Would you like your child to learn how to be creative with technology, rather than simply watching YouTube and playing video games?
Do you want to encourage your daughter to develop confidence and skills in the topics that will shape her future: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths (STEAM)?

If so, then you need to register your child for the Designer Minds STEAM Summer camp, coming this July to glór!  For girls and boys, who love to design, build and experiment.

Each day, primary children, from age 7 to 13, explore new topics and get hands on with projects, challenges and experiments which are designed to educate, entertain and inspire. Your kids will use a variety of equipment so that they never get bored:

  • computers
  • Lego
  • tablets
  • science materials
  • engineering toys
  • art supplies and more

Fully-qualified, garda-vetted teachers will ensure that your children are entertained and educated in a safe environment, surrounded by their like-minded peers!

"My daughter really enjoyed her week at camp.  She loves the creative side of the camp especially making t-shirts and little robots. She found the atmosphere very welcoming and inclusive. Most of all, she had fun."
Carmel, Fermoy

"My son loves Science and is so curious! Designer Minds enabled him to investigate, discover, explore and learn - through guided instruction in a happy, safe environment. He loved the many aspects covered in this course as well as the chances he got to learn from others, as well as imparting his own knowledge. I was delighted that this week long camp proved to be engaging, fun and packed with science, technology etc. I would definitely recommend this camp to others."
Aisling, Killarney

"My 12 year old has outgrown lots of regular camps so this was the result of a search for something different.  It worked, he loved it!"
Edel, Shannon

Early booking is advisable as places are strictly limited.  To find out more about our STEAM Summer camps, or to book, visit www.designerminds.ie/camps or call 087 631 0411.

Monday 10 - Friday 14 July, 11am - 1pm (Ages 12+),
Monday 10 - Friday 14 July, 2pm - 4pm (Ages 6-11), €95/€85 for 2 or more children from same family

Ballet Ireland’s Annual Summer School

Calling all budding performers!  Ballet Ireland’s popular summer school returns to theatres around the country in 2017. This much-loved programme gives participants a taste for all that goes into making a ballet and a peek into the life of a professional dancer.

Participants will have an unforgettable time creating a ballet with professional dancers from Ballet Ireland based on a familiar story. This week long programme starts with class on stage with the dancers, followed by workshops in creating the choreography in addition to making props and costumes.  The young performers play an important role in the creation of their own full length ballet which is performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy.

The programme is suitable for boys and girls ages 6+ with or without dance training.

‘When I went to sleep I dreamt I was back on stage. I loved it. When can I do it again?’
2015 Summer School Participant

Please note: Seniors are required all day on Thursday and Friday. Juniors attend both morning and afternoon session on Friday ahead of the performance at 4pm.

Monday 17 - Friday 21 July,

Learn Robotics

presented by Colmac Robotics

9.30am - 12.30pm│ 6 to 9 year olds │€85
1.30pm - 5.30pm  │ 9 to 12 year olds from │€100

Colmac Robotics returns to glor this summer. These Lego robotics summer camps are an ideal way to introduce children to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Children are encouraged to learn theses skills by designing robots to complete a variety of tasks during the week.

All details and booking at www.robotics.ie

Thursday 20 July, 8pm, €20/€18 Conc./€9 Under 18s

Every Brilliant Thing

presented by Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre

For ages 14+  |  Duration 60 minutes

By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

The worldwide smash hit – Every Brilliant Thing - is back on tour.
You’re seven years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy.

You make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for.

1. Ice cream
2. Water fights
3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV
4. The colour yellow
5. Things with stripes
6. Rollercoasters
7. People falling over

A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.
Based on true and untrue stories.

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BYOK - Bring Your Own Kids!

We appreciate that it can be an expensive night out when you have to pay for a sitter as well as everything else. This is one of the shows that are suitable for well-behaved children to attend, for a parents-child date night, for which you can avail of half-price tickets for under 18's! (Limited capacity).

Friday 21 July , 8pm, €35

Paul Brady

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 & classic pop styles into his songwriting.

His live performances, whether solo or with full band, include songs from his extensive catalog of 40 years. Often classified as a musicians' musician, Paul Brady's songs have been covered by a huge array of major artists. He began to write songs in the early 80s and has since forged a reputation as one of Ireland’s finest singersongwriters, releasing many popular and critically acclaimed records. Songs such as The Island, Crazy Dreams, Nothing But The Same Old Story, Nobody Knows, Follow On, The Long Goodbye, The Homes of Donegal and Paradise Is Here have, over the years, given joy and emotional sustenance to generations of Irish at home and abroad.

Soon after the release of ‘Hard Station’, his first album of his own compositions in 1981, his songwriting began to come to the attention of artists worldwide and his first ‘cover’ came the following year when Carlos Santana recorded ‘Night Hunting Time’. Since then his songs have been sung by many international artists including Tina Turner, Cher, Carole King, Art Garfunkel, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Cliff Richard, Trisha Yearwood and Phil Collins and, closer to home, Ronan Keating, Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock, Maura O’Connell, Liam Clancy and Mary Black.

In November 2015 Paul was awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland which was presented by The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.

Early booking strongly advised.

Monday 24 - Friday 28 July, 10am - 1pm, €75/€140 2 siblings

Imagine This! Drama Programme

For ages 6 to 9 years

Imagine This! Drama Programme is a week-long programme offering a variety of drama experiences in a fun and participative environment.  Facilitated by Majella Perry (BA Theatre, Utrecht), Imagine This! aims to nurture and encourage young people’s creativity and artistic expression.  Majella works collaboratively with children, to explore the magic of one’s imagination and to expand their creative potential through drama and theatre.

Book directly with Majella at: majella.perry@gmail.com or 086-8060161.

Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 July, 1-5pm, €75/2 siblings €140

The 12 Hour Play Project

For ages 10 – 13 years

The 12 Hour Play Project offers an opportunity to young people to write, cast, rehearse and perform in just 12 hours.  The process will be fun, participative and exciting as young people are facilitated to experience the full spectrum of roles in creating a theatre performance….in condensed form!

Facilitated by Majella Perry & Clare Townsend
Book directly with Majella at: majella.perry@gmail.com or 086-8060161

Thursday 27 & Friday 28 July, 7.30pm, €15/€12 Conc.
Friday 28 July, Matinée 2.30pm, €10

High School Musical Jr

presented by Clare Youth Musical Society

Clare Youth Musical Society brings the fantastic production of High School Musical Jr. to glór’s stage for three performances only. Featuring songs such as Start of Something New, Getcha Head in the Game, and We're all in this Together! This energetic group are aged between 8-18 years old and return to glór following last year's production of Hairspray!

Monday 31 July - Friday 4 August, 10am - 3pm, €90/€160 for 2 Siblings/€220 for 3 Siblings/€280 for 4 siblings

Starcamp

Suitable for ages 4 – 12

Since 2007, Starcamp Summer camps have been offering children an absolutely outstanding week that will make a difference to their lives. Starcamp’s core ethos is building children's self-esteem & confidence and Starcamp’s summer camp children have appeared on numerous shows such as Elev8, Sattitude, The Den, Ireland AM, The Late Late Toy Show, have met with Jedward and Westlife, have sang with Hometown, Ryan Tubridy, Bosco, Zig and Zag and Dustin, and have released singles into the charts!

Book online at www.starcamp.ie

Friday 4 August to Saturday 30 September, 10am - 5pm daily, free of charge

The Wild Atlantic Way

An Exhibition of New Work by Dympna Bonfield

The Wild Atlantic Way exhibition takes the viewer on a wonderful, winding road of seashores, surf and sea-swells, of soft bog cotton, of furze, of stony Burren, of childhood, of sand, of home, of friends, of solitude.

Dympna Bonfield’s work evolves from waiting, contemplating, and when the right moment arrives, unleashing colour and movement onto the canvas. The canvas, thick or thin with paint, makes colour blocks melt, prisms explode, swirls converge, reds-blues-purples – all hues submerge.  To meet Dympna’s work is to encounter freedom, spirit and space – her works silently speak volumes, butterfly netting moments of life. In essence, moving through this exhibition, along its Atlantic way, allows us a meditation on life’s moments encapsulated.

Dympna Bonfield is an Irish artist who exhibits work both nationally and internationally. After spending many years living and working in Dublin she returned west, to her native County Clare. She qualified as an art teacher at the National College of Art in Dublin and began exhibiting in Dublin. Some years ago she undertook further training at Goldsmiths College, London University, where she qualified as an art psychotherapist. She has since designed and facilitated a course for psychotherapists enabling them to use art in their work with adults and children.

Sunday 13 August, 1pm, €8

Consairtín an Chláir Series: Padraig Rynne, Mairin Fahy, Cillian King and Aoibheann Queally

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

This week long series of one hour lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players, gets off to a fabulous start with the gifted young musician Pádraig Rynne. Joining Padraig will be Mairin Fahy, Cillian King and Aoibheann Queally.

Pádraig Rynne is a name that's been at the forefront of ground breaking projects in Irish and World music over the past decade.
Pádraig's musical vision has lead him to be involved in creating ground breaking projects such as Guidewires,  Dán, Triad – a trio with Breton flautists Sylvain Barou and world renowned musician and producer Dónal Lunny and Atlantic I/O - a collaboration between pop and world music.

Pádraig's band NOTIFY is signed to Ropeadope Records and has had chart success with both the debut 2014 release and their 2016 release In Concept.  The debut album was nominated by The Irish Times as one of the top 5 releases in 2014.
 

Sunday 13 August, 8pm, €22.50

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Don’t miss Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill - the most sought-after duo in Irish music today. They have wowed audiences all over the world for nearly 20 years and this concert will be no exception.

 Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill are, without doubt, the most sought-after duo in Irish music today. Founder members of the super-group, The Gloaming, they have recorded a number of award-winning albums together, and have wowed audiences all over the world for nearly 20 years.  Martin and Dennis met in Chicago in the 1980s. They formed the jazz/rock/fusion band, Midnight Court, which allowed them to experiment with a variety of new music styles.

When Martin reclaimed his traditional roots, reinvigorated, and after recording two solo albums, he began a new musical relationship with Cahill, beginning with the lyrical music of East Clare. They played long, sometimes thirty-minute, multi-tune sets in their  concerts, starting from the simplest of melodies, building in intensity, but never abandoning musicality and ideas.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Monday 14 August, 1pm, €8

Consairtín an Chláir Series: Hugh Healy, Colm Healy, Padraic O’Reilly & Conor O’Loughlin

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

A series of hour-long lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players. The Monday concert features Hugh Healy from Corofin. He will be joined by his brother Colm on accordion and by Pádraic O’Reilly on piano.

Hugh Healy is a concertina player from Corofin Co. Clare. He has played in Clare with many musicians, among those his brothers Colm on accordion and Eric on fiddle. Hugh recorded his first CD Macalla na  Óige in 2004 with his brother Colm, his second CD, We Were Drinking and Kissing the Ladies, was with Blackie O’Connell in 2010. He has taught at many festivals such as the Willie Clancy, Tubbercurry, Meitheal, Mrs Crotty, Consairtín and Scoil Eigse, to name a few.

Monday 14 August, 3pm, €20

Fleadh studio performances at glór: Sean Keane

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann presents a series of specially curated performances in glór’s intimate Studio space.

On Monday 14th August we welcome Sean Keane with a special performance of his one man show, Granny's Suitcase. Hear him sing the songs collected and saved by his grandmother. This is a show for anyone interested in singing the traditional way - just the human voice. The Studio is an intimate space so tickets will be limited.  Book early to avoid disappointment.
 

Monday 14 August at Dánlann an Chlair, 6pm, €15

In Tune for Life Orchestra

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Inspirational traditional Irish music youth orchestra of over 80 young people from North Tipperary who perform under the guidance of accordion player Ned Kelly. You’ll come away with a zest for life!

Monday 14 August, 8pm, €20

Tribute to the Joe’s

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Featuring Frankie Gavin, Conor Connolly & Padraic O'Reilly, with special guest Joe Burke

Frankie Gavin pays tribute to the accordion players that influenced him greatly in his musical life - Joe Cooley, the recently passed away Joe Derrane, and the living legend Joe Burke, in this unique event specially convened for Fleadh Cheoil 2017.

Tuesday 15 August, 1pm, €8

Consairtín an Chláir Series:Tim Collins, Damien O’Reilly, Padraic O’Reilly, Caoifhionn Ni Fhrigil

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

A series of hour-long lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players. The Tuesday concert features Tim Collins, widely acclaimed as one of the great anglo concertina players and tutors of modern times. He will be joined by Damien and Padraic O’Reilly.

Tuesday 15 August, 3pm, €20

Fleadh studio performances at glór: John & Maggie Carty

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann presents a series of specially curated performances in glór’s intimate Studio space.

On Tuesday 15th August we welcome John Carty, one of the finest names in Irish traditional music, who will be joined by his daughter, Maggie, herself an accomplished banjo player and by traditional singer and guitarist Shane McGowan. This father and daughter gig offers the audience an insight into a living and evolving tradition that spans at least four Carty generations.

Tuesday 15th August at Danlann , 6pm, €15

The Boruma Trio

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

The Boruma Trio is a unique and exciting musical ensemble, which successfully unites the two stylistic musical traditions of East County Clare and North County Tipperary. Featuring fiddle player Eileen O' Brien from North Tipperary, accordion player Andrew MacNamara from East Clare and on piano and tin whistle Dr. Geraldine Cotter from Ennis. Special guests Eamon Cotter, Karen Ryan & Pete Quinn

Tuesday 15 August at the Fleadh Dome, 8pm, €15

Fleadh Showcase

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

This concert is also supported by Music Generation Clare

The massive dome in the centre of Ennis which can accommodate 2,000 people is back! This will be the setting for a series of concerts and the Senior Céilí Band Competition . The first concert will showcase upcoming Trad talent including the newly formed Clare Youth Trad Orchestra and Dúchas the and place will be hoppin’.

Up to 70 Clare teenage traditional musicians in the first Clare Youth Trad Orchestra will premiere at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 under the baton of Director, Padraic O’Reilly. Young people from across the county were invited to become involved in this innovative project. The orchestra is open to all instruments including unusual instruments like the cello, double bass, brass etc.
The initiative, supported by Clare Arts Office, Music Generation Clare and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, enables young people to be involved in the orchestra free of charge. They will have the honour of being the first group to perform at the Shannon Aerodome at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

Dúchas is a group of eight energetic young musicians from Co. Clare. Their passion lies in traditional music and they have been playing together for almost a decade in 'The Burren' Groups and Bands, led by Garry Shannon. Having formed just over a year ago, Dúchas has already won Siansa Gael Linn 2017 and performed at Consairtín, the National Concertina Festival.
All of the group members hold Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann medals, in solo or group competitions, or both. Their dynamic sound stems from their youth, fusing the ideas of pop and modern music with trad.

Tuesday 15 August, 8pm, €20

G’wan the Town!

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

In the last decade, Ennis has quite rightly been described by many as the mecca of traditional music, and the town has always had a strong native population of musicians, going back many generations. G'wan the Town! is a celebration of this with over 40 of the finest Ennis musicians, singers and dancers sharing the same stage, including Kieran and Mike Hanrahan, Paul Roche, Seamus and John McMahon, Dermot Lernihan, Eamon and Geraldine Cotter, Johnny and Conor McCarthy plus a host of others, for what promises to be a wonderful night of music, nostalgia and fun.

Wednesday 16 August, 1pm, €8

Consairtín an Chláir Lunchtime Series: Edel Fox, Neill Byrne & Jack Talty

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

A series of hour-long lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players. The Wednesday concert features Edel Fox, one of the most accomplished Irish musicians of her generation.  She will be joined by Neili Byrne and Jack Talty.

Wednesday 16 August, 3pm, €20

Fleadh studio performances at glór: Don Stiffe & Frank Kilkelly

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann presents a series of specially curated performances in glór’s intimate Studio space.

On Wednesday 16th August we welcome Don Stiffe & Frank Kilkelly. Don is a passionate and talented singer whose impressive performance style has moved audiences all over the world and brought critical acclaim and awards both at home and abroad.  He will be joined by the highly regarded guitarist Frank Kilkelly. The studio is an intimate space with limited seating so book early.
 

Wednesday 16 August at Dánlann an Chlair, 6pm, €15

Liz Kane, Danny O’Mahony and Gatehouse

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

North Connemara meets North Kerry as musicians Liz Kane and Danny O’Mahony join forces. Their masterful playing will delight.  They will be joined by Roscommon based Traditional group, Gatehouse.

Wednesday 16 August at the Fleadh Dome, 8pm, €25

The Kilfenora Céilí Band

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Expect an exciting and energetic performance from one of the world’s most renowned trad bands –The Kilfenora Céilí Band.



This expertly produced show of high-spirited traditional music, energetic & athletic dancing choreographed by Michael Donnellan, melodious song with Edel Vaughan and witty storey-telling together with special guests, will get your hearts racing and your feet tapping in a way you never expected!

This traditional super group take their rich musical heritage into the future with a show that’s not only engaging and uplifting but utterly enjoyable.

Fantastic, feel-good, happy, lively music” Sharon Shannon

Wednesday 16 August, 8pm, €20

Téada - with support by fISHERSTREET

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

A traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Recent projects include Onóir – a 1916 centenary commemoration with composer Peadar Ó Riada and a Culture Ireland US tour as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

Support will be provided by fISHERSTREET. Originating from the vibrant Co. Clare music scene, fISHERSTREET comprises John McMahon, Seamus McMahon, Dermot Lernihan, Noreen O’Donoghue and Frank Cullen.

Thursday 17 August, 1pm, €8

Consairtín an Chláir Lunchtime:Mary MacNamara, Sorcha Costello & Sinead Mulqueen

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Consairtín an Chláir lunchtime series is a showcase of some of the best of Clare's concertina players. 

The Thursday concert features renowned musician and teacher Mary MacNamara from Tulla in East Clare.  Mary will be joined by her daughter Sorcha Costello and by special guest Sinead Mulqueen.

Thursday 17 August, 3pm, €20

Fleadh studio performances at glór: Mike Hanrahan & Sharon Howley

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann presents a series of specially curated performances in glór’s intimate Studio space.

On Thursday 17th August we welcome songwriter Mike Hanrahan who sings his songs with cellist Sharon Howley. The show will feature some of the hits from Stocktons Wing, songs from Mike’s solo recordings and some exciting new collaborations from two very talented and creative artists. The studio is an intimate space with limited seating so book early.

Thursday 17 August at Dánlann an Chlair, 6pm, €15

Meitheal Orchestra and Bygone Lane

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

The Meitheal Orchestra, made up of top-class young trad players share the evening with Bygone Lane, a new band with an exciting sound. See what the future holds for Irish traditional music.

Thursday 17 August, 8pm, €20

Noel Hill, Liam O’Connor & Jack Talty - With support by Moher: Anne Kirrane & Garry O’Briain

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Three of the finest exponents of their instrument come together for a not-to-be-missed performance. Noel Hill is regarded as the primary reason for the renaissance of the concertina in Irish music whilst Dublin fiddler Liam O'Connor has, since his early teens, been marked out as one of a new generation of fiddlers to bring fiddle playing to a new level. Accompanying them will be Jack Talty, one of the most sought after accompanists in traditional music today, and a mighty concertina player to boot.  

Support will be provided by all-Clare band Moher, with songs by the wonderful Ann Kirrane, accompanied by Garry O'Briain.

Thursday 17 August at the Fleadh Dome, 8pm, €25

From Clare to Here - Lunása with special guests Ralph McTell, and the Máirtín O’Connor trio

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Lúnasa 20th Anniversary celebration with special guests Ralph McTell, and the Máirtín O'Connor Trio.

Instrumental supergroup Lúnasa brings state-of-the-art infectious Irish music , the Máirtín O'Connor Trio will have your feet lepping while gifted singer-songwriter Ralph McTell will take us on a magical music journey – From Clare to Here comes home!

Friday 18 August, 1pm, €8

Consairtín an Chláir Series: Chris Droney, Francis Droney, Aine Droney & Garry O’Briain

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Consairtín an Chláir lunchtime series is a showcase of some of the best of Clare's concertina players. 

A series of hour-long lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players. And they don’t come any finer than the living legend Chris Droney from Bellharbour.  Chris will be joined in concert by Francis Droney, Áine Droney and Garry O’Brien.

Friday 18 August, 3pm, €20

Fleadh studio performances at glór: Emer O’Flaherty, Paddy Mulcahy and Angelo Heart

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann presents a series of specially curated performances in glór’s intimate Studio space.

On Friday 18th August we welcome 2017 winners of the International Pan Celtic Song Contest, Emer O'Flaherty Paddy Mulcahy and Angelo Heart, who will perform an eclectic mix of bilingual, indie-jazz-trad fusion pieces to make you think.

The Studio is an intimate space with limited seating so book early.

Friday 18 August, 8pm, €20

The Flanagan Brothers Award 2017 - Gerry O’Connor and Special Guests

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

The second annual Flanagan Brothers Award will this year be presented to banjo legend Gerry O'Connor. Gerry will be joined on the night by many of his musical friends and family. Expect a unique night of music from one of the main trend-setters in banjo playing for the past 30 years.

Friday 18 August at the Fleadh Dome, 8pm, €25/€12.50 Under 18's

Legacy

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Commissioned by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, featuring The Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland and some of Ireland's best musicians, singers and dancers, ‘Legacy’ traces the roots of the tradition where generations of Irish men and women nurtured our music and song, language and stories to leave us with the vibrant, living legacy of our Irish traditional arts today.

’Legacy’, featuring the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland and special guests, will take you on a journey through the musical and cultural landscape of Ireland honouring some of the great men and women who have helped shape and define our tradition down through the generations. Inspired by some of the our greatest tunes and songs, Legacy will also feature newly composed music by Tom Doorley and will be scripted and directed by Ray Conway.

The Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland is made up of over sixty of the finest young traditional and classical musicians from 20 different counties in Ireland and from the U.K.  The orchestra was first formed by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in the late 1980s and has always attracted the most gifted young Irish musicians and singers.
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This event comes under the Music Generation Clare Leath/Leath Go See! Scheme which supports the young person and the music sector by encouraging attendance at music events.  Music Generation Clare is working with venues and festivals throughout the County, to provide tickets discounted by 50% to enable young people under the age of 18 to attend live music performances, (bookings must be accompanied by one adult).

Whenever you see this logo, Leath/Leath Go See! tickets are available, so don’t miss out.

 

Friday 18 August at Dánlann an Chlair, 9pm, €20

Breaking Trad: Derek Hickey, Liam Flanagan, Ryan O’Donnell and Deirdre Scanlan

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Breaking Trad is made up of Dónal Murphy (Accordion), from Abbeyfeale,West Limerick, a winner of numerous All-Ireland titles on both Button Accordion and Melodeon, Niall Murphy (Fiddle) from Camlough, South Armagh, a winner of multiple awards including All-Ireland Senior Fiddle competition, Fiddler Of Dooney and Fiddler of Oriel, and also Mike Galvin (Guitar/Vocals) who has vast experience working in a wide range of musical styles from Rock and Roll to Irish Traditional.

Between them, they have toured extensively around the world, performing at major festivals and music venues and touring with some of the biggest names in several different music genres including Four Men and a Dog, Cara Dillon, De Dannan, Dance star Michael Flatley, Bluegrass guitarist/singer Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss and Union Station), Country legend Randy Travis and many more.Their music has been described as 'Dazzling', 'unorthodox and unique',
and 'high octane'.

Breaking Trad are reviving Irish music with a fresh and modern twist with powerhouse tunes and exquisite vocals.

Friday 18th August at Treacy’s West County Hotel, 10pm, €25

Stockton’s Wing

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Always so special to enjoy Stockton’s wing on their home turf. Magic made in Ennis!

Stocktons Wing began their career in Ennis sometime in 1977 with Kieran Hanrahan on banjo , mandolin and harmonica, Paul Roche on Flute and whistle, Maurice Lennon on fiddle, Tommy Hayes on Bodhran, spoons and bones and Tony Callinan on guitar and vocals.

The name Stocktons Wing came from a Bruce Springsteen song, “Backstreets” from the album “Born to Run”: 
Slow dancing on a moonlit street at Stocktons Wing, where desperate lovers park to meet the last of the Duke Street kings.”

The band signed a deal with Tara records after winning the Trad section of a music contest in Limerick. A group called U2 won the rock section.

The Current line-up includes Mike Hanrahan, Paul Roche, Tommy Hayes, Steve Cooney, Tara Breen and Karol Lynch.

This is a seated event.

Saturday 19 August at the Fleadh Dome, 12pm, €8

The Speks (for ages 2+)

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

“The Speks...they're really great!” Derek Mooney, RTÉ Radio 1

The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses!

The Speks have won a Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to sing, scream, clap and dance along during their performances. This will be a great, fun event for kids aged 2 to 92!

“If your little ones love fantastic, magical songs...then The Speks are the boys for you!” Tom Dunne, Newstalk

Saturday 19 August, 1pm, €8

Consairtín an Chláir Series: Liam O’Brien, Derek Hickey, Claire Egan & Francis Cunningham

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

A series of hour-long lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players. The Saturday concert features Liam O’Brien from Miltown Malbay recipient of the Ceoltóir Óg award for 2017. Liam will be joined by Derek Hickey, Claire Egan and Francis Cunningham

Saturday 19 August, 3pm, €15

The Hounds of Ulster

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

The Hounds of Ulster are a flute music group based in Whiteabbey, County Antrim, playing a mixture of traditional Irish, Scottish and Ulster-Scots tunes on both the wooden and Bb flutes.  This is their second visit to Ennis – back by popular demand!

Saturday 19 August at the Fleadh Dome, 8pm, €27.50

Sharon Shannon and her Sacred Earth Band

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Sharon Shannon is delighted to be invited to perform at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2017, particularly as it is being held in Ennis, Co. Clare the county where she was born and grew up.

Sharon is also very pleased to be bringing her Sacred Earth Band, performing material from new album also called Sacred Earth as well as music taken from her back catalogue.

Saturday 19 August, 8pm, €25

A Raw Bar Affair With Des Dillon & Dancers and Séan Ó Sé

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Vibrant music from the Raw Bar Collective, Des Dillon’s set dancing puppets and the outstanding voice of Séan Ó Sé – expect magic and mayhem in this spectacular night of music, song, dance and fun!

With a refreshingly uncluttered approach to playing, the Raw Bar Collective presents a vibrant and excitingly earthy style of Irish Traditional music. The band members, Conal Ó Gráda, Benny McCarthy, and Dave Sheridan are long recognised as amongst the top instrumentalists in Ireland, Nell Ní Chróinín is commonly acknowledged as the most exciting traditional singing talent of her generation, and Colm Murphy is widely recognised as one of the top Traditional music percussionists of all time.

The Raw Bar will be joined by legendary singer Séan Ó Sé and artist and puppeteer Des Dillon.

Saturday 19th August at Treacy’s West County Hotel, 10pm, €20

Beoga

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Beoga returns to Ennis – and we welcome them back with open arms. Beoga is gaelic for ‘lively’ and it promises to be a great night.

Please note that this is a standing event.

Sunday 20 August, Children’s Performance 12pm, €8/€4 Under 18's Leath/Leath ticket
Sunday 20 August, 9pm, €22*

Moxie

presented by glór

  • The children’s Performance at 12pm is suited to those aged 5+
  • The evening Performance at 9pm will be a standing event with special guest support


All hailing from the west coast Moxie are: Cillian Doheny, (tenor banjo/guitar), Jos Kelly, (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche, (button accordion), Ted Kelly, (tenor banjo), and Paddy Hazelton, (percussion).
Moxie’s music has a solid traditional backbone, inspired and shaped by the surrounds of the west of Ireland, but with progressive, world and jazz influences creeping in, Moxie’s music makes for a truly heady and distinctive sound and puts them at the forefront of new acoustic music from Ireland. They also provided the music for the sensational Prodijig, The Revolution which performed a 3 week sell-out run in Cork.

With their unmistakable approach, Moxie is a firm festival favourite in Europe, America, Australia and beyond, and they have built a reputation for their highly charged live performances.

Irresistible, revolutionary energy’   The Irish Times *****

Streetwise, fast moving, clever…full of superb moments’  Irish Examiner **

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This event comes under the Music Generation Clare Leath/Leath Go See! Scheme which supports the young person and the music sector by encouraging attendance at music events.  Music Generation Clare is working with venues and festivals throughout the County, to provide tickets discounted by 50% to enable young people under the age of 18 to attend live music performances, (bookings must be accompanied by one adult).

Whenever you see this logo, Leath/Leath Go See! tickets are available, so don’t miss out.*

*Please note Leath/Leath tickets are only available for the 12pm Moxie Performance
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Sunday 20 August at the Fleadh Dome, 7pm, €20

Senior Céilí Band Competition

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

One of the hottest tickets at the Fleadh so do book early.

All roads lead to the Dome for a fantastic night of ceol and competition. There is nothing quite like the Senior Ceili Bands as they battle for All Ireland glory. From the days when The Tulla and The Kilfenora used to wage musical war against each other, this competition never fails to weave a spell over Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. The Dome promises to be a spectacular setting for this spine tingling event.

Sunday 20th August at Treacy’s West County Hotel, 10pm, €15

Seo Linn

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Seo Linn is an energetic and fun young band with powerful originals and a unique take on contemporary songs with a particular passion for Gaeilge.

Not only have they had continuous success with their involvement in Coláiste Lurgan’s famous YouTube videos, with which they have now garnered upwards of 18 million views, but they have also brought their music all over Ireland and across the seas to places including Boston, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and even to Uganda with Gorta Self-Help Africa.

Please note that this is a standing event.

Monday 21st August at the Fleadh Dome, 1pm, €22

Socks in the Frying Pan

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

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!

Monday 21st August at Treacy’s West County Hotel, 3pm, €15

Finbarr Dwyer Remembered

As part of the events celebrating the music and legacy of the music icon Finbarr Dwyer this star-studded concert with over 25 accordion performers will celebrate the much-loved legendary traditional Irish accordion player and composer whose reworking of familiar tunes has been a source of fascination for many accordion players.

Monday 21 August at the Fleadh Dome, 8pm, €22.50

Fleadh Farewell

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Join us for the final fling as we say Farewell to the Fleadh – you will be in excellent company – Bofin to Burren, Séan Keane, John Carty, Noel Hill & Liam O'Connor, Don Stiffe, Joanie Madden and Kathleen Boyle, Kevin Crawford & Dylan Foley, The Shandrum Céilí Band, Seamus Begley & Oisín MacDiarmada and many, many more.....

Wednesday 13 September, 8pm, €18/€16 Conc./€9 Under 18s

Cathy Jordan, Jarlath Henderson & Mick Daly

presented by Music Network

  • Cathy Jordan - voice/bodhrán/bones
  • Jarlath Henderson - uilleann pipes/whistle/voice
  • Mick Daly - guitar/5-string banjo/voice     
     

This is a unique and exciting new collaboration featuring three extremely talented instrumentalists and vocalists. Dervish front woman, Cathy Jordan, will be joined by founder member of Four Men and a Dog, Mick Daly, and completing the line-up will be current BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 nominee, Jarlath Henderson. The coming together of these three - all respected exponents of traditional Irish music with a flair for innovation and inventiveness, will undoubtedly showcase dynamic instrumental playing, stunning song interpretations and an engaging blend of vocal harmonies that is not to be missed!

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This event comes under the Music Generation Clare Leath/Leath Go See! Scheme which supports the young person and the music sector by encouraging attendance at music events.  Music Generation Clare is working with venues and festivals throughout the County, to provide tickets discounted by 50% to enable young people under the age of 18 to attend live music performances, (bookings must be accompanied by one adult).

Whenever you see this logo, Leath/Leath Go See! tickets are available, so don’t miss out.

Thursday 14 – Friday 15 September, 8pm, €22/€20 Conc.

Nobody is Talking to Me

presented by The Crokey Hill Club

It’s supposed to be a day of special celebration as Mattie and Maggie Conway celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  However, few people know that they haven’t spoken a word to each other in ten years and when the local priest decides to surprise them by calling to their house to renew their marriage vows all hell breaks loose!  It’s rip-roaring comedy as Tommy Marren brings to life the follow-up play to the hilarious It’s The Real McCoy.  Set in rural Ireland in 1969 you should prepare yourself for another night of continuous laughter.

Saturday 16 September, 8pm, €18/€16 Conc./€9 Under 18s

To Hell in a Handbag

The Secret Lives of Canon Chasuble and Miss Prism

Ages 12+ │Duration 60 Mins

By Helen Norton & Jonathan White

While others are preoccupied with cucumber sandwiches and railway cloakrooms, two minor characters from The Importance of Being Earnest are up to their necks in something else. A country rector and a governess are models of Victorian propriety in public. But in private? This is the play behind the play: a tale of blackmail, false identity ...and money.

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BYOK - Bring Your Own Kids!

We appreciate that it can be an expensive night out when you have to pay for a sitter as well as everything else. This is one of the shows that are suitable for well-behaved children to attend, for a parents-child date night, for which you can avail of half-price tickets for under 18's! (Limited capacity).

Thursday 21 September, 8pm, €20/€18 Conc.

Anam

presented by Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland

Co-directed by Jonathan Kelliher and Sue-Ellen Chester MacCarthy

Co-commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Anam, (meaning soul), brings together the skills of four world-class step dancers from the US, Canada and Ireland in an exhilarating fusion of styles.

Authentic and raw, this percussive dance piece explores the similarities and differences between the dancers, each with their own distinct hard shoe style.  Anam celebrates the dance’s essential spirit, yet injects it with fresh energy to create something new.  Featuring dancers Matthew Olwell, Jonathan Kelliher, Nathan Pilatzke and John Fitzgerald. This uplifting production is performed to live music and song composed by acclaimed Irish musician Fergal Ó Murchú, along with musicians Mikey Smith and Joseph McNulty.

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BYOK - Bring Your Own Kids!

We appreciate that it can be an expensive night out when you have to pay for a sitter as well as everything else. This is one of the shows that are suitable for well-behaved children to attend, for a parents-child date night, for which you can avail of half-price tickets for under 18's! (Limited capacity).

 

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 September 2017, 8pm, €30

John Bishop - Winging it Around Ireland (SOLD OUT)

Age guideline 16+

Please Note That Both Nights Are Now Sold Out

Winging It will see John back on stage for his fifth UK & Ireland tour, performing in his own inimitable style.  His last tour ‘Supersonic’ was watched by more than 500,000 people and received huge critical acclaim.  ‘Rollercoaster’ in 2012 was another sell out, and followed the successes of his ‘Sunshine’ tour in 2011 and the ‘Elvis Has Left The Building’ show in 2010, for which he was nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award.

John Bishop has had an incredible career.  Within three years of his first ever comedy gig, John was playing to sold out arena audiences across the country and released the fastest selling stand-up DVD in UK history.

He has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including ‘John Bishop’s Australia’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’ (Sky1), ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1), ‘The John Bishop Christmas Show’ (BBC1) and ‘John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure’ (ITV1).

Recently John turned his hand to something completely different – interviewing.  A new series called ‘John Bishop: In Conversation With…’ sees him chatting, one on one, with some of the UK’s biggest names from the world of entertainment, sport and music to discover the people behind the public persona, in 10 intimate and revealing one hour interviews on the W Channel.

John has recently made a return to acting – he is currently filming a new ITV drama, Fearless. Written by Homeland writer Patrick Harbinson and produced by Mammoth Screen (credits include Poldark and Victoria), the six part series will TX next year.

‘Unimprovable…comedy superstar’
‘King of the one-hundred-liner’
‘Home is not only where Bishop’s heart clearly and endearingly is – it’s where his art is, too’
★★★★★
Daily Telegraph

‘His Supersonic show easily confirms that John Bishop has finally taken on the mantle of Britain’s top comic’
★★★★
Daily Mirror

★★★★
The Times

★★★★
Heat Magazine

Tuesday 26 September, 8pm, €7

A Date for Mad Mary

Dir: Darren Thornton  |  2016  |  Ireland  |  82 mins  |  Cert: 15A

'Mad' Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is to be her maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. A date for Mad Mary is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.
 

Wednesday 27 September, 8pm, €20/€18 Conc.

Bottom’s Dream - A magical Comedy of Rude Mechanicals and Scheming Fairies

presented by Footsbarn Theatre

For ages 5+  |  Duration 80 Minutes

The world-renowned Footsbarn revisits its internationally acclaimed production of MidSummer Night's Dream to create an evening of magic and comedy where the amateur troupe of rude mechanicals get embroiled in an argument  between  the King  and Queen of the Fairies. From the moment you step inside the theatre, you are in a parallel universe, a place where fantastical creatures lurk, and the removal of the intrigues of the court and the lovers, allows for a special emphasis on the world of the groundlings and of the supernatural.

Since its foundation, Footsbarn has produced over 60 plays and has performed around the globe, becoming Europe’s leading travelling theatre ensemble.

Saturday 30 September, 8pm, €18|€16 Conc.

If Only

presented by Wild Swan Theatre Company

This moving tribute to the show band era shares lost dreams and regrets yet within the drama there is nostalgia and laughter.  You will laugh, cry, dance and sing and come away feeling a need to follow your dreams....no matter how crazy.

Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm, €25

Johnny Cash Roadshow

The only show to be endorsed by the Cash family, and fronted by award winning singer/songwriter Clive John, recreates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Also featuring ‘June Carter’ along with 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 and all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included, along with unmissable songs from every one of the five decade’s that the Man in Black’s career spanned. All this accompanied by evocative screen images and shots from Johnny Cash’s life.

Clive’s resemblance is uncanny’ Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash

Clive captures my Grandfather JUST as he was’
‘absolutely authentic to the point where it felt as if it wasn't a tribute

Caitlin Crowell, granddaughter of Mr. Johnny Cash and Mrs. June Carter Cash

Saturday 14 October, 8pm, XXX

MÓRglór Award Night 2017

a concert celebrating Geraldine Cotter

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.



glór’s annual award to celebrate outstanding contribution to traditional music has this year been awarded to Geraldine Cotter.

From Ennis, County Clare, Dr. Geraldine Cotter is a well-known tin whistle and piano player, teacher and researcher. Currently lecturing in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, she also taught for over ten years at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. She taught music at secondary level for twenty-five years and teaches and performs regularly at summer schools internationally.

Geraldine comes from a family of musicians, including her brother Eamonn, well known flute player and manufacturer. Her mother Dympna, originally from Kilmihil, who taught piano in Ennis for over 60 years, was her first piano teacher. Her husband John Boyd and children Meadhbh, Cillian and Oisin are talented musicians. Geraldine has produced in excess of twenty albums as a recording artist, including her debut solo album Piano+. She is an accomplished piano accompanist and tin whistle soloist, and has performed with many extraordinary musicians over the years. She is a member of the Boruma Trio and Shaskeen.

More information on MÓRglór can be found here.

Early booking advised.

Thursday 2 November, 8pm, €25

Conal Gallen: How’s Your Father?

How's Your Father? is a non-stop, laugh a minute riot of craic, confusion and constant laughter!  It's the hilarious brand new comedy play from the cream of Irish comedy - father and son team, Conal and Rory Gallen, who have written probably their funniest comedy play to date!

A B&B! A Landlady! A Priest! A Jockey! A Mystery! Bridie Murphy opens Bridie's Boutique B&B, much to her husband Willie's bewilderment!

"This is a B&B which has to be seen to be believed!! - Tripadvisor"

With their young, confused neighbour, Dick, having some family problems, Bridie steps in to help! There's only one thing for it! Bring in the Priest! Which only serves to make things even more confusing!!

Its a side-splitting tale of love, deceit, mystery, bad food and a bit of "How's Your Father" thrown in for good measure!

Age recommendation: 16+

Friday 10 & Saturday 11 November, 8pm, €22/€20 Conc.

The Successful TD by John B. Keane

presented by Michael Scott Productions

One of your own – a vote for Tull is a vote for yourself! 
The Successful TD follows the Trials, Tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of Tull McAdoo as he seeks re-election to the Dail in the "October Elections”

Written by John B Keane in 1967 he displays his edge for humor and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today ... Peppered with Keane's gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start.
Tull has roped in the help of his faithful Daughter Kate while his wife nurses her various ailments in bed or Lisdoonvarna ,  but his arch enemy Flannery the local school teacher plans to scupper the election for Tull…

“Any man with a vote is a man to be respected. I’ll play with them, lie to them, sing dumb about them while I have a chance of a vote. That’s my livelihood. Don’t give me no more stink about the truth. Christ told the truth and they crucified Him…”

Based on The Letters of A Successful TD and An Irish Minister of State by John B Keane.
Adapted for the stage by Jon Kenny, Mary McEvoy and Michael Scott
Starring Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy
Directed by Michael Scott

Post-show discussion with Company