What's On

Wednesday 8 July - Monday 31 August, free of charge

Summer Open Submission Exhibition

Inside Out

glór’s annual open submission gives Clare artists, both established and emerging, an opportunity to showcase their work. This year’s exhibition has been selected by Mary Conlon, Artistic Director of Ormston House Gallery in Limerick.

This exhibition will feature work from Trudi Van Der Elsen; Mary Foudy O’Halloran; Amanda Patten, Dominic McNamara, Marian Killeen, Emma Stewart Liberty, David O’Rourke and Will O’Kane. In addition a Curator’s Prize of €500 has been awarded to Amanda Patten, for her painting, Lift Your Voice.

glór is firmly committed to exhibiting work from both emerging and established Clare artists, and as part of this year’s Open Submission Exhibition, Maeve Mulrennan, Curator of Galway Arts Centre and board member of the Tulca Festival of Visual Art, will deliver a workshop, entitled Presenting Your Practise for all artists who submitted work.
 

All work from the exhibition is for sale.

From Wednesday 2 September for 15 weeks, 1pm - 3pm,

Full Fathom Theatre

Acting Training and Theatremaking for Adults with and Without Special Needs.

Book directly with Marie McNamara on 087 6391409.

Friday 4 September - Saturday 3 October, free of charge

On View

New Work by Dorothy Ledwith

On View features a diverse and varied mix of new work from Ennis artist Dorothy Ledwith, with landscape, still life, urbanscape and print all presented.

Using a colour palette of muted dusky tones, landscapes show the fantastic expanse of countryside, whilst Ennis’ urban surrounding is also showcased with paintings of sun light on gable ends and old chimney pots, forming an acknowledgement of the beauty of everyday routine. The artist’s signature still lifes will also feature in this beautiful exhibition.

Come along and see if you can spot your own house immortalised in paint.

Opening on Culture Night, Friday 18 September

Classes start on Saturday 5 September for 7 weeks, €56 (Activity book & CD an additional cost of €20)
Classes start on Saturday November for 6 weeks, €48 (Activity book & CD an additional cost of €20)

French For Fun For Kids

presented by La Jolie Ronde tutor Rhona Gomès

An opportunity for 4-12 year olds to learn French through games, songs, rhymes, stories, role-plays and fun!

Classes start on Saturday 5th September and run for 7 weeks with a second term starting on Saturday 7th November for 6 weeks.
If children are attending both terms the cost is €100.
Pay for both terms up front to be in with a chance to win a free one to one tuition with Rhona.

Please pre-book with Rhona Gomès at 086-8262500 as spaces are limited.
For more information about La Jolie Ronde please visit www.lajolieronde.ie

12 weeks from Saturday 5 September, 2pm - 4pm, €120/€50 conc.

Astronomy for Beginners with Tony O’Hanlon

Part of the celebration of the UN's recognition of 2015 as the International Year of Light, this workshop is a series of lectures and hands-on astronomy.  From recognising the constellations to the latest knowledge of our Universe, the lectures use stunning images and graphics, while weather permitting, nighttime observing with binoculars and a telescope make this a truly fascinating and fun event.  You don't need to have any knowledge to enjoy the experience.

A co-founder of the Shannonside Astronomy Club in 1985, Tony held the post of Secretary for 24 years; and was also a co-founder and primary organizer of the SAC's Whirlpool Star party based in Birr Castle, Co. Offaly, an internationally recognised event.  A former V.P. of the Irish Astronomical Association, he has presented star shows and public outreach activities at Armagh Planetarium. Tony has been fortunate to spend time at large professional observatories around the world.

Suitable for all, adults and children (10yrs +)

Syllabus

  • week 1 - We are but like a grain of sand - our place in the Universe
  • week 2 - Lights in the firmament, each star is different & with a story to tell
  • week 3 - Meet the neighbours - planets, moons, asteroids, comets & meteors
  • week 4 - Ever changing skies - motions of the celestial sphere, eclipses etc
  • week 5 - Celestial matchmakers - double, multiple & clusters of stars
  • week 6 - Regular as clockwork, or not - the fascination of variable stars
  • week 7 - We are born of stardust- interstellar nebulae; gas and dust clouds
  • week 8 - 'Island Universes' - the Milky Way, other galaxies & galaxy clusters
  • week 9 - Stellar Empires - whole new worlds & possibility of life 'out there'
  • week 10 - Reaching for the stars - optics, telescopes, observatories
  • week 11 - Look and you will see - observing celestial objects to their best
  • week 12 - An era of precision cosmology - current knowledge

For further information and booking contact Tony O'Hanlon on 086 8581550 / tylazy@yahoo.ie

From Monday 7 September for 14 weeks, 10.05am - 11.35am, €70 for 6 sessions

Gentle Yoga with Susie

Yoga is about well-being.  Yoga helps you to manage yourself - the body, thoughts and emotions - through developing awareness and learning to let go of limitations. Suitable for beginners and people with experience of yoga, this session combines physical movements, breath work and a long relaxation.   Susie is fully qualified to teach in the Satyananda tradition of yoga (recognised by the Yoga Federation of Ireland and the British Wheel of Yoga).

Practical information:

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing in layers. Shoes are not worn during the practice of yoga;
  • Bring a blanket or sleeping bag with you for when you are lying on the floor. Mats are provided, though you are welcome to bring your own;
  • Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach, so try not to eat a large meal for 2 hours before the class;
  • If you have any health problems it is advisable to check with your doctor whether s/he considers yoga to be appropriate for you.
     

For more information or to book, please contact Susie McNaughton 086 7354461.  If a Monday session is missed, it can be made up at other yoga classes during the week, or on other Mondays over a maximum of 8 weeks.

From Thursday 10 & Saturday 12 September for 7 weeks, 10.15am & 11.15am, €55 per child per term

Gymboree

for 6 months - 4 year olds

Expect musical fun and games incorporating all types of music, over 20 different Styles RnB, African, Latin, Classical, Abba, Elvis and lots more fun mixed with giggles!

Advance booking is required as capacity is strictly limited. 

For bookings and all enquiries, please contact Oonagh Minogue on 086 354 0253.
www.playandmusic.ie  /  www.facebook.com/gymboreeclare

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.

From Saturday 12 September for 10 weeks, 10.30am - 11.30am,

Art Classes for Children

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old

These childrens art classes will take place in the glór foyer with experienced teacher Helen Lowe.

All material is included in the class. The series of classes will touch on still life, portrait, landscape, abstract and animals. For this series of classes we will use oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic on different media. The aim is that after 5 classes the children will feel comfortable with using different media and supports. Class size is limited so please book in advance.

Cost per student €110
(€100 for 2nd child / €80 for 3rd child from same family)

Booking directly with Helen on 086 736 3320.
More information at www.facebook.com/quinart.class

Thursday 17 September, 7.30pm, €25

Fashion Show

in aid of Clare Crusaders Clinic

Join us for a wine reception at 7.30pm, followed by a fashion show featuring clothes by:

  • Designer Kaitlin McGrath
  • Cornucopia
  • Freya
  • Carraig Donn
  • County Boutique
  • Willow
  • Pamela Scott
  • Nozomi
  • An Bínsín Luachra
  • Kymari
  • Manix

The Clare Crusaders Children's Clinic is a charity dedicated to the provision of services to children with special needs living in Co. Clare. Our clinic in Barefield provides therapy to 400 children ranging in ages from 1 month to 18 years of age; we provide speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and special education. These services are provided free of charge.

Friday 18 September, Every 5 minutes from 6pm - 8pm, Free of charge

In your Film

as part of Culture Night 2015

In Your Film is a video recalling to mind a place that has changed, and yet the memory of it has not been fully erased.

Visto desde el Zaguán (loosely translated from the Spanish as ‘Seen from a porch/doorway’) was founded in 2008 by Jacqueline Heeley and Philippe Faujas.  Their videos have been shown at festivals in Barcelona, Cairo and Athens, and published by the Journal of Short Film, Ohio State University, and Ob-art, Barcelona.  They live in Kinvara, Co. Galway.
www.vistodesdeelzaguan.net

‘The starkness and minimalist approach keeps me, the viewer, wondering what's next. Not easy to master. Beautiful.’ Marshmallow Press Productions

Duration 5 minutes - watch an excerpt here.

As part of Culture Night 2015, this event is free of charge.

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in parternship with Clare County Council
An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta a dhéanann comhordú ar an Oíche Chultúir, i gcomhpháirt le Comhairle Contae an Chláir.

 

Friday 18 September, 8pm, Free of charge

The Vanbrugh Quartet

as part of Culture Night 2015

Gregory Ellis - violin, Keith Pascoe - violin, Simon Aspell - viola, Christopher Marwood - cello

Culture Night in Clare sees Ireland's leading classical ensemble, The Vanbrugh Quartet launch HARVEST, their 2015 autumn tour.

Ireland’s longest established string quartet, the Vanbrugh Quartet was founded in 1985. It is one of Europe's most successful quartets, internationally recognised for its beauty of sound, clarity of texture and integrity of interpretation within an unusually wide and varied range of repertoire. In 1986 it became RTÉ’s resident string quartet and won the London International String Quartet Competition in 1988. Familiar visitors to all the main UK festivals, the Vanbrugh Quartet also broadcasts frequently for BBC Radio 3 and performs regularly at London’s Wigmore Hall and South Bank. The Quartet enjoys a thriving international career, performing at top venues throughout Europe and the USA, as well as boasting an impressive catalogue of exemplary recordings.

Brilliant and eloquent.” - International Record Review
First-class playing.” - BBC Music Magazine

The glór concert will be a very special one, featuring works by some household names alongside the work of the ever humorous Peter Schickele, and more importantly Clare's own Dave Flynn whose work, Cranning featured in the Quartet's recent project Crossings, which was toured across Cork and Kerry in May of this year.  Also included in the programme for Culture Night in glor is:

  • Mozart 387 1st movement
  • Kraggerud: Preghiera
  • Cranning from 2nd movement
  • Tchaikovsky Andante Funebre
  • Schickele Barn Dance

As part of Culture Night 2015, this event is free of charge, though advance booking is required.

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in parternship with Clare County Council
An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta a dhéanann comhordú ar an Oíche Chultúir, i gcomhpháirt le Comhairle Contae an Chláir.

Saturday 19 September, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

Cherish The Ladies

and special guest (TBC)

For this special evening join the internationally acclaimed ensemble, Cherish The Ladies, led by the irrepressible and award winning flute and whistle player, Joanie Madden for a spectacular night of entertainment of Irish traditional music, song and dance.

The past years have seen the group touring all over North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals.  During their travels, they have attained numerous awards and achievements including: Best Musical Group of the Year by the BBC, Top North American Celtic Group at the Irish Music Awards, Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish Voice Newspaper, chosen the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's International Group of the Year at the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and voted Top North American Celtic Act by NPR Radio.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Sunday 20 September, 3pm - 6pm, €29

Hats and High Tea

presented by Ennis Fashion Week

Music by Nigel Bridge and models by Coast Model Management.

Kick start Ennis Fashion Week with style and enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea and bubbly while you feast your eyes on a one off millinery Extravaganza featuring the cream of Irish millinery design.

Friday 25 September, 7pm, €20

Indian Film and Food Night

The Lunchbox

Some romances are written in the stars. Others, it would seem, can be chalked up to a misread street map. When a lunchbox painstakingly prepared by Ila (Nimrat Kaur) for her emotionally distant husband is mistakenly delivered to Saajan (the wonderful Irrfan Khan, Life of Pi), the under-appreciated Mumbai housewife and lonely accountant strike up an intimate correspondence. Continuing to use Mumbai’s legion of lunch couriers as their go-betweens, they share increasingly involved letters detailing their inner thoughts and life stories.

The tinges of disappointment and regret that punctuate these missives reflect the enticing soulfulness of Ritesh Batra’s debut. In turn, there’s exhilaration to be had watching these characters realize that their futures are unwritten. But will they put down their pens and overcome the obstacles keeping them from one another?

Duration: 104 minutes  |  Cert: PG  |  Language: Hindi, English

With a delicious Indian Menu by Nolan & Lambe.

Saturday 26 September, from 12pm, €5

Gourmet Food Village

presented by Ennis Food Festival

Ennis Food Festival presents this year’s highlight event - the Gourmet Food Village at glór.

Soak up the atmosphere as you enjoy this fun-filled family day out. Join an array of local artisan producers, growers and restaurants to sample some of the best produce from Ennis, Clare and beyond.
Running between Thursday 24th September and Sunday 27th September, the festival will see many foodie events take place in Ennis restaurants and food venues. There will also be a host other events, including a food trail of gourmet tastings, taking place across the weekend.

Keep up to date with events on their website, www.ennisfoodfestival.com and Facebook  for news and information.

Term starting Tuesday 29 September, 10am -10.45am & 11am - 11.45am,

Kindermusik Baby & Toddler Class with Anita - Autumn 2015 term

For ages newborn to 3.5 year olds

Bond with your child as you play, sing, dance (no talent required!), and giggle together. Your child will learn and grow through activities that stimulate brain growth, build motor skills, enhance social-emotional development, and much more.

Parents know instinctively what scientists have proven: young children thrive on music. All over the world, parents bond with their babies through musical sounds and rhythmic movement. They rock and swing their children, put them to sleep with lullabies, make them laugh with nursery rhymes. Kindermusik is the world’s most trusted music movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children. 

Digital home material: 
Music downloads: All of the songs, rhymes, stories and sounds from class are easy to download and add to your music collection.  Monthly literature book is included in e-book format, with pages you can turn yourself, and a page-by-page audio read-aloud that you can turn on or off.  Activity buttons take you to a variety of different activity types, including dance and movement instructions, fingerplay demonstrations and instructions, together-in-the-kitchen activities, music time, listening games, vocal play activities, video field trips, find-it/count-it style activities, ideas for pretend play, and more.

For more information or to book, contact Anita directly:
Mobile:   089 983 7551
Email:    kindermusikwithanita@gmail.com

Term commences Wednesday 30 September, 3.30pm - 4.30pm, First Child €100/Additional children €90

The Unlimited Dream Machine School of Theatre with Zara Starr

for 6-12 year olds

Clare based professional theatre company The Unlimited Dream Machine operate a school for budding performers.  Hosting weekly workshops over a ten week term, facilitator Zara Starr will inspire confidence and creativity in a fun and dynamic learning environment.  Zara's hands on approach to devising new and innovative work will encourage students to investigate theatre and performance in an invigorating way while honing their skills as artists.

A native of Clare, Zara is a passionate teacher of Youth Theatre teaching acting, singing and dance.  She is a company member of the multi-award winning ANU Productions and she also plays the character of Loretta in Fair City (RTE).  Zara has five years training in Theatre and in Film from GMIT and specialises in physical theatre, dance, and choreography. 

As well as being a Theatre Maker, Zara is also a Director of both Theatre and Film with her most recent work as Assistant Director on the DCTV production of 'The Inquiry' shown as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2014.  Zara was Theatre Artist in Residence for County Louth 2012/2013.

Workshops take place each Wednesday, 3:30pm-4:30pm, between September 30th & December 9th (excluding Oct 28th, mid-term).
Enrolment in glór on Saturday 12th September from 11am to 1pm.

Booking and information are directly with Zara:
Phone:   083 4512002
Email:     theunlimiteddream@gmail.com
Website: www.theunlimiteddreammachine.com

Thursday 1 October, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre

presented by Decadent Theatre

Vernon’s a Texan highschool student, and it’s like any ol’ day of the week. Until, word comes in – his best friend has murdered 16 of his fellow classmates. The clowns and bullies, jocks and beauty queens, geeks and emos have reached a tragic, early, Texan grave. Vernon, however, has no alibi and a witch hunt begins…

Cynical and gloriously unlucky, Vernon makes a desperate escape from his small, filthy town to Mexico with America’s backwards and invasive media on his tail. As the cowboy music starts to play, the absurdities of American life just keep on coming…
Bigger and bolder than ever, DBC Pierre’s worldwide, Booker prize winning hit leaves you in a vulnerable state, dazed by the Texas twang that vibrates through the dialogue, and struck dumb by Vernon’s fierce longing to escape Martirio, the barbecue capital of the Central Texas.

Decadent is delighted to be back after its 4 city, 50 show run of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh with one of theatre’s best kept secrets – Vernon God Little. This roaring, rattling tale is one helluva production, fizzing with helter-skelter energy. And along with a rhinestone-studded live soundtrack that mashes hip hop, rockabilly, gospel and guitar, we are sure that the audience will go absolutely wild.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Thursday 1 October in glór studio, 8.30pm, €15

Kieran Quinn: 32 Pianos

Kieran Quinn is a pianist/composer from Co. Sligo. To mark the release of his second album – The Next One - he is bringing his music to a piano in each of the 32 counties of Ireland.

Expect contemporary piano-based songs and tunes, ranging in style from New Orleans swing to west of Ireland traditional and everything in between, played with a range of special guest musicians. 

www.kieranquinn.ie

 

Friday 2 October, 8pm, €20/€16 conc.

Moondance: The Van Morrison Project

presented by IMRAM

From the pulsing rhythm and blues of ‘Gloria’ to the sweet, breezy folk rock of ‘Tupelo Honey’ to the ecstatic gospel of ‘Full Force Gale’, Van Morrison’s music is marked by its emotional drive. Over five decades, he has created a musical vision as much steeped in the poetry of John Donne, Yeats, Rimbaud and Kerouac as it is in blues, jazz and soul. At the heart of it all is a unique Blakean sense of wonder.

Moondance features exquisite Irish language versions of Morrison’s songs, translated by poets Cathal Póirtéir and Gabriel Rosenstock. They will be performed by Liam Ó Maonlaí, Hilary Bow, and The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra. Margaret Lonergan has created stunning screen projections of the lyrics.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

8 weeks starting from Wednesday 7 October, 10.15am - 11.15am, €180 (incl. handout material & CD)

8 Week Mindfulness through Breathing

(MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)

Mindfulness can help clarify every situation by focusing on the breath, allowing space and creativity to experience what is already present, bringing gentle kindness to yourself and others around you.

Booking and information contact Josephine Sweeney:
Phone:   087 6926715
Email:    info@serenitywithin.ie
Website: www.serenitywithin.ie

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!

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Friday 9 - Saturday 31 October, free of charge

In Berlin by Samuel Walsh

An Exhibition of Paintings, Studies and Drawings

In Berlin stems from a number of visits - most recently in June 2015 - made by Samuel Walsh to the city since 2005. Much of the work is small and of a study nature, with a number of these small studies turned into larger works, both paintings and drawings. The work in this exhibition showcases the artist’s signature use of bold colour as well as his technical brilliance.

Samuel Walsh is one of Ireland’s leading exponents of abstract art and he has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally.

Friday 9 October, 8pm, €18/€16 conc.

Live, Love, Laugh by Eilish O’Carroll

Eilish O’Carroll’s Live, Love, Laugh is a wonderfully entertaining and life affirming one woman show. 

Best known as Winnie McGoogan in her brother Brendan’s successful BBC sitcom, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Eilish comes into her own here with this reflective look on an eventful life that includes a strict Catholic upbringing, two failed marriages (one of them abusive), and coming out as a lesbian at the age of 50.  If this doesn’t sound your cup of tea you couldn’t be more wrong. There is absolutely nothing downbeat about this show.

A 50s baby, and the ninth of ten children, (Brendan was the last, usurping her as “the baby”) she describes her childhood with affection and good humour, be it straining to be heard above the rest of the brood, or attending her first confession.
Then there’s her discovery of the Big O via the hydraulics on a double decker bus and her discovery of sex. In this respect the pages of Jackie magazine taught her that there was nothing sinful about masturbating, while her best friend equipped her with some nonsensical urban myths regarding the facts of life.

Sex features quite a lot in the show, but never in a crude way. At one stage she was sure that there was something wrong downstairs because her sex life was unfulfilling. Catholic guilt is also in plentiful supply here. But she eventually succeeds in rising above it.
Her discovery that she was a lesbian is also tenderly handled with good humour. The end result is a warm, witty triumph that joyously celebrates being true to yourself. And you can’t ask for more than that.

‘Laugh out loud funny’ --- Edinburgh Evening News

Suitable for 16+

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Saturday 10 October, 8pm, €20

MÓRglór Award Night 2015

a concert 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.

glór’s annual award to celebrate outstanding contribution to traditional music has this year been awarded to Eoin O’Neill. Eoin is a musical giant in Co. Clare and is known throughout the country for his stylish and sensitive playing. In a concert to express thanks to Eoin and to celebrate his achievements, glór has lined up some of the most renowned traditional musicians and singers in the country and the county, including Quentin Cooper, Luka Bloom, Kevin Crawford, Yvonne Casey, Kevin Griffin and many more for a cracker of a concert!

Early booking advised.


More information on MÓRglór can be found here.

Monday 12 October in Cúlturlann Sweeney, Kilkee, 10.15am & 12.15pm, €6 (teachers go free)
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Tuesday 13 October in glór, Ennis, 10am, 12pm & 2pm, €6 (teachers go free)

Me, Michael by Tara McKevitt

presented by The Abbey Theatre

Me, Michael by Tara McKevitt is based on the character of Michael Evans, from Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel. Aimed at ages 10+ (5th and 6th class pupils), the online resources cover topics and issues raised in the Friel play such as illegitimacy, inclusion and social structure in 1930s Ireland. These resources incorporate strands of the 5th and 6th class Drama, History, English, Music and SPHE curricula.

It's 1936 and when we first meet friendly and enthusiastic Michael Evans, it's hard to understand why some of the locals say he doesn't fit in.  But then we learn that today is the first time young Michael has ever met his father.

The play introduces the children to an engaging young boy who lives in an unconventional situation, protected by a passionate mother and several idiosyncratic aunts. Me, Michael explores the magic and the pathos of an imaginative child growing up without a father in 1930s Donegal. By sharing his family story of the strong women and absent men that shape his life, Michael finds a new strength in dealing with prejudice.

Me, Michael is imaginative, energetic and tender interactive monologue full of music and dance, performed with great skill by experienced actor/facilitators. This lively re-framing of Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa showcases all the exuberance and insight of the original. It celebrates the innate resilience and courage of children in challenging situations.

Duration is 55 minutes as follows: Pre-show workshop (10 minutes), followed by a performance (35 minutes) and a post-show Q&A session (10 minutes)

Booking for Cúlturlann Sweeney, Kilkee is on 065 906 0769 & www.culturlannsweeney.ie

Booking for glór, Ennis is on 065 68 43103 & www.glor.ie

Thursday 15 October, 8pm, €18/€16 conc.

How to Keep an Alien: A story about falling in love and proving it to the government.

presented by Rough Magic

Sonya Kelly, (The Wheelchair on my Face), is back with a tearfully funny, tender memoir about securing an Irish visa for her Australian partner Kate.  They met. They fell in love. Now all they have to do is prove it to the government.
Join her madcap odyssey from the stony townlands of Offaly to the leafy depths of the Queensland bush.

It’s a tricky business coming from opposite ends of the earth. It takes an Olympian will and the heart of whale, but above all else, paperwork. It takes a hell of a lot of paperwork.

Exquisite - The Irish Times

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Friday 16 October, 8pm, €28

John Sheahan, Damien Dempsey & Declan O’Rourke

The New Triangle

In 2013, during a speech launching a documentary about his life and work 'A Portrait Of A Dubliner' John Sheahan remarked that "after 50 years I have decided it’s time to put a lid on the 'The Dubliners', but I think you'll all agree that with Damien and Declan, the future is in good hands."

Little did they all know, that just over a year later, the three would be planning to embark on a journey as a group in their own right. They bring together the living pedigree and last surviving original member of Ireland's greatest folk group, with two of Ireland's finest contemporary voices and songwriting forces. The repertoire draws on a wealth of new material by all three, along with some of the greatest Irish songs that ironically influenced the two youngest from an early age.

The trio recently closed Dublin’s newest and biggest Irish music festival, 'TradFest' in January of this year.  In the lead up to the event, when asked what the group’s name would be, John Sheahan let it slip that they were affectionately calling themselves 'The New Triangle'.
A new legend is born!
 

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Saturday 17 October, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

My World is My Song with Regina Nathan

Regina Nathan Soprano sings My World is My Song in a concert featuring an eclectic mix of music, from classical arias and songs to more popular music such as that of Janis Ian, Leonard Cohen, Edith Piaf and others.

This is an exciting new show, directed by Robert Chevara, presented in an intimate, unique and powerful way.

Regina Nathan is a well-known Irish soprano who has worked with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and has sung major soprano roles nationally and internationally.
 

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Tuesday 20 October, 11am, free of charge

Shane Hegarty Reading from the Darkmouth Series for Children’s Book Festival

presented by Clare Library

Shane Hegarty was the Arts Editor of the Irish Times but left when Darkmouth became the sensation of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, with record-breaking publishing deals worldwide.
His best-selling debut explores the border between our world and the world of monsters, (properly called Legends). One of those towns is Darkmouth. There, our hero Finn is the son of the last remaining Legend Hunter – which means that one day soon Finn will be the last remaining Legend Hunter.  Except…he’s not very good at it.

Book directly with Clare Library on 065 6821616.

Thursday 22 October, 8pm, €19.50

The Legends of American Country Show

The Legends of American Country Show is set to become Irelands No.1 Country Music Tribute in 2015, featuring the music of 8 of the biggest names on the American scene including Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Buck Owens and Johnny Cash. The show will include 4 well known vocalists in Evan O Donnell, Joe Moore, Rod and Tracey Mc Auley, who between them have a wealth of experience and glittering careers than span over 30 years. Each singer will perform a string of hits from the featured artist complete with authentic costume change and in the company of a live 6 piece band that will include some of Ireland's top musicians. To add the finishing touches to what will be a great show there will be a specially designed stage set to create the atmosphere and give the audience that real American Experience.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Saturday 24 October, 11am - 4pm,

P.A.W.S.

The International Pictures and Words Storytelling Convention

The International Pictures and Words Storytelling, (P.A.W.S.), Convention 2015 is an annual arts convention based in County Clare, to highlight art, storytelling, literature, comics, education, the Irish language, film, theatre, traditional storytelling and other media in which stories are told.

This year we will have a gathering in glór with cartoonists, writers and illustrators with sessions from 11am to 4pm, including authors and illustrators Alan Nolan, Matthew Griffin as well as others. 

There will be six paid workshops on the day also.
More details to follow.

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 October, 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm, €40 for 2 days

Brick Flicks Stop Motion Halloween Workshops

Suitable for 8-12 year olds

Another stop motion masterclass from Createschool for serious Brick Flicks enthusiasts. Fine tune your production skills as you create a deadly Halloween themed set, materialise monsters and zombify characters. Loads of tips on lighting, audio, soundscapes, special effects, FPS & more.  Join us - you’d be mad not to - mwah ha ha!

Thursday 29 October, 10.30am - 11.30am, €10 (includes all materials)

Halloween Workshop - Shadow Fun

with Ana Colomer

Suitable for those aged 4-6 years old.

Create your own shadow puppets and make up a scary story to show your friends this Halloween.
 

Thursday 29 October, 12.00pm - 1.30pm, €10 (includes all materials)

Halloween Puppet Making

with Ana Colomer

Suitable for those aged 7-12 years old.

Learn how to make a scary sock puppet and a rod puppet to bring home and have a frightful good time playing with your friends!

Friday 30 October, 2.15pm - 4.15pm, €10 (incl. all materials)

Halloween Workshop - Itsy Bitsy Spider

with Helen Lowe

Suitable for ages 7-10 years

We will be making lots of itsy bitsy spiders and hopefully no rain will come to wash our spider out. If the sun comes out it will help our spider-makers create a wonderful web to keep our spiders safe and warm.

Friday 30 October, 10.30am - 12pm, €10 (incl. all materials)

African Mask Making

with Helen Lowe

Suitable for ages 4-6

Beware, children's imaginations run wild with this creative African mask-making workshop. The masks will scare all the neighbours during Halloween. It will be a fun filled event that will turn heads over the holidays!

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

Bell X1

Following their Ed Sheeran, Croke Park support in July, glór are delighted to welcome BellX1 back for a very special acoustic gig.

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.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Saturday 31 October, 1.30pm & 3.30pm, €10 Adult / €8 Child / €30 Family

Hansel and Gretel with Bosco

presented by The Lambert Puppet Theatre

Suitable for ages up to 10 │Duration 60 mins

The Lambert Puppet Theatre is now widely recognised as the premier touring puppet theatre company in Ireland. Hansel and Gretel is a beautifully produced show with large puppets, colourful sets and exquisite lighting. 

Paula Lambert was the Bosco voice on TV for seventeen years and indeed Bosco is still a firm favourite with younger children and will make a nostalgic appearance in the opening part of the show.

Tuesday 3 November, 11.00am - 1.00pm, €10 (teachers go free)

Ger Carey Live

Ger Carey is back with his hilarious stand-up comedy show for transition year students. By secretly observing his subjects in their natural habitat, such as leaning on lampposts, in chippers, outside chippers, in shopping centres and sitting on any kind of steps, Ger has uncovered the weird and frightening world of the teenager! The aim of the show is to get teenagers to laugh at themselves and appreciate the differences of others.

Booking is directly with Ger Carey on 083-1190024 and 059 9141333.

 

 

Wednesday 4 November, 8pm, €15

My Name is Saoirse

Written and performed by Eva O’Connor

Directed by Hildegard Ryan

Rural Ireland, 1987. Saoirse lives in a peach coloured bungalow with her Da and big brother Brendan. Her best friend is Siobhán, who has a glorious fountain of ginger hair, a whisper like a foghorn and an arse so big it distracts all the men at mass. Saoirse prefers running through fields to chasing after boys, but her best friend has other ideas. After a night out drinking with the lads, Saoirse discovers her pregnancy and is forced to set out on  journey that will take her miles away from her home and the carefree adolescence she once knew.

‘…beautifully written, striking a mesmerising balance between touching and funny (…) A captivating performance.’ Three Weeks ★★★★★

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Friday 6 - Saturday 28 November, free of charge

Between You, Me & The Wall…

An Exhibition of photography by John Kelly

Celebrating 25 years at The Clare Champion newspaper, glór and The Clare Champion are showing a selection of staff photographer John Kelly's work.

Working out of the west of Ireland, John Kelly is an evocative and original multi award-winning photographer. As staff photographer with The Clare Champion he has chronicled the life of Clare over the past two decades; his unique photographs scratch beneath the surface of everyday activity within the county.

John’s photographs have appeared in many publications and his work backboned the acclaimed publication, The Scattering. For this project, John travelled to England, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea to record the story of those who left Clare for further fields.

Opening on Fri 6 Nov

Tuesday 10 November, 8pm, €23/€21 conc.

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

The Johnny Cash Roadshow is the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family, and takes the audience from the 1950’s right up to 2002 and to all the stops in between. All the greatest hits are included and the vocals are accompanied by evocative screen images and shots from Johnny Cash’s life.

Fronted by award winning singer/songwriter Clive John, the show re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Also featuring Jill Schoonjans as June Carter, Amanda Stone and Louise Masters as the Carter Sisters along with the ‘JC Horns’ all aspects of Cash’s life are covered with impeccable taste.

Featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John, this is simply the best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world.

‘What an amazing show, you could have sworn that Johnny Cash was there with you’ ***** (The Ironworks, Inverness)

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Thursday 12 November, 8pm, €15

Prescription for Happiness

with Mark Rowe

Join Dr Mark Rowe, GP and author of A Prescription for Happiness for an enlightening and entertaining evening of wellbeing. Drawing on the timeless truths of philosophy and evidence based positive psychology; he filters these through the lens of his own experience as a medical doctor. The result...ten commitments to open up the possibility of transforming your thinking, improving your health and expanding your happiness.

Followed by a Q&A.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Saturday 14 November, 8pm, €25/€22 conc.

Phil Coulter: The 50th Anniversary Concert

For this special concert to celebrate his 50th Anniversary in the music business, Phil Coulter will perform new arrangements of all his well-known songs and will be joined by his guest vocalist, and wife, Geraldine Branagan.

Phil has performed with everyone from James Galway and the London Symphony Orchestra to Nanci Griffith and The Blue Moon Orchestra, not to mention Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein and Quincy Jones and has written at least four titles that can be added to the list of great Irish Songs.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Wednesday 18 November, 7.30pm, €8

Pavee Ceoil

presented by Clare Traveller Focus

This evening of entertainment is a return of the annual Traveller Focus Event which celebrates the contribution the Traveller Community to Co. Clare.  Following on from a successful show last year the theme of the event is a celebration and appreciation of Clare Traveller musical talent with support from Traveller and non-Traveller musicians from Clare and beyond our county border. A parallel theme is also to highlight the importance of maintaining good mental health and how music is a salve for one's positive mental health as well as a resilience tool for people experiencing mental health issues.

The line-up includes a selection of original compositions by the young people of the Songstories song writing programme, Ennis singer Mary Frances Joyce, Jack Delaney performing traditional Cant songs, uilleann pipe and tin whistle player Michael Benn, Stephen Pecker Dunne, and our headline act, country music singer, John Hogan.

On the evening there will be representatives from Mental Health organisations, community programmes and support agencies for audience members to meet and talk to about the services that are available in Co. Clare to enable us all to have positive mental heath.

This event is an initiative of the Clare Traveller strategy inter-agency group. It is led by Ennis CDP Primary Health Care Programme for Travellers in Clare and is supported by the HSE, the Department of Justice and Equality, Clare County Council and Music Generation Clare. (Music Generation is Ireland’s national music education programme, initiated by Music Network and co-funded by U2, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.)

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.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

www.vladviolin.com

Friday 20 November, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.

Dermot Byrne, Trevor Hutchinson & Steve Cooney

Dermot Byrne, one of Ireland’s finest traditional accordion players, performs a concert to mark the twentieth anniversary of his solo album.

For many years a member of Altan, Dermot performed, recorded and toured extensively with the group, along with artists like Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney and Stephane Grapelli, bringing the joy of traditional Irish music to audiences all over the world.  For this special concert, Dermot will be joined by Australian Steve Cooney on guitar and Tyrone man Trevor Hutchinson on bass, both of whom have impeccable traditional music credentials.

Australian-born guitarist, bassist, producer and didgeridoo player Steve Cooney is one of the most dynamic modern performers in traditional music.  He has played with Stockton`s Wing, Sharon Shannon, Seamus Begley and  Sinead O'Connor along with many other groups over the years.

Bassist Trevor Hutchinson started his musical career in the late 70s playing electric bass with the innovative Belfast band, Katmandu.  In 1986 he joined The Waterboys and toured with them until 1991.  After switching to double bass he hooked up with Sharon Shannon to launch her solo career.  In 1997 along with Donogh Hennessy and Sean Smyth he founded the traditional group Lunasa.  He has performed and recorded with many artists over the years including; The Waterboys, Eric Bibb, Liz Carroll, Luka Bloom, Karen Casey, Solas, and De Danann.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Saturday 21 November, 7pm, €75

glór @ Dromoland

Drinks, Dining and Dancing

As part of its annual commitment to supporting glór and the arts in Clare, Dromoland Castle will co-host another wonderful evening of fine dining and entertainment in their 5-star Brian Ború banqueting hall.  Commencing at 7pm with drinks reception in the Kincora Gallery, an exquisite four course dinner will be followed by music and dancing with the sensational Jack L.

This event merges the unmatched service and dining style of Dromoland Castle with glór’s unparalleled talent for providing top class entertainment and promises to be a very memorable occasion!

Tickets cost €75 each and may be booked individually or as a table of 10. 

Dromoland Castle is offering a special B&B rate of €150 (double)/€130 (single) to glór patrons for this night only (booking for accommodation directly with Dromoland).

Sunday 22 November, 8pm, €30

Keith Barry - Out of Control

Keith Barry returns with brand new show "Out of Control".

Early booking strongly advised.

Please note that under 12's must be accompanied by an adult.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Wednesday 25 November, 8pm, €18/€16 conc.

Underneath

presented by Fishamble: The New Play Company

Written and performed by Pat Kinevane
Directed by Jim Culleton

Sticks and stones didn't break Her bones, but words and pointing crushed Her.
Is Beauty really only skin deep?
Does Ugliness hide somewhere deeper?

Following the runaway international success of Forgotten and Silent, Fishamble presents Pat Kinevane’s third solo play, Underneath. This stunning new play is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. It explores the surface, and what lies underneath.

'brilliant...striking...excellent...almost a masterpiece'      Irish Times

Suitable for ages 16+

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Thursday 26 November, 8pm, €10

The Liddy O’Reilly School of Speech & Drama

A spectacular evening of drama and fun for all the family, with one of Clare’s longest established school.

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.
 

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Saturday 28 November, 8pm, €27

Oliver Callan

Award-winning satirical impressionist Oliver Callan is fresh from his hit TV and radio series Callan’s Kicks and will perform a night of live music, satire and comedy, sending up the top names in politics, sport and entertainment.

The controversial mimic returns with a brand new show satirising the hot topics of the day after another year of scandal and controversy across Ireland and the world.
Featuring a new array of characters from Conor McGregor to Imelda May and Marty Morrissey to Rachel Allen, as well as old favourites Taoiseach Enda and President Michael D Higgins; a huge range of issues will get the Callan treatment in this biting live show.

Callan’s routines are never far away from controversy, having raised the ire of politicians, sports stars and media celebrities in recent years.

The Monaghan-born comic is also known for his sharply topical routines and outspoken interviews on The Saturday Night Show on RTÉ One television.
 

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

Monday 30 November, 10 & 11.45am, €8 (teachers free of charge)

Cuckoo Connolly’s Curious Clock Shop

A Play for Children by Padraic McIntyre

Cuckoo Connolly owns the Curious Little Clock-Shop at the bottom of Main Street.  He has the very important task of keeping the Christmas Clock going, a job he has been given by Santa Clause himself. When the Christmas Stealer breaks in and puts three locks on the clock, Christmas is not going to happen. Cuckoo enlists the help of Willie the Wizard to try and get back the three keys. With Willie’s help he goes on three amazing adventures which bring him to Winnie the Witch’s House, Conor the Crazy Clown’s Circus and Padraic the Pirate’s Island.

Can he get the keys back? Can he open the locks in time? And can he save Christmas?

A Play for National School children of all ages.

Duration 50 minutes.

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!

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

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.”

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a pre-show supper before the event for just €16.50.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.  Walk ups also welcome.

www.tommyfleming.com


 

Saturday 20 February, 8pm, €20

Eddi Reader

With a career spanning over 3 decades, Eddi Reader has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers. Having first hit the limelight in the 1980’s with the group Fairground Attraction (who enjoyed huge chart success with their debut No.1 single Perfect and album First of a Million Kisses), Eddi went on to collaborate on many celebrated projects throughout the years, famously harmonizing with Annie Lennox while touring with the Eurythmics and paying her punk dues with a successful stint in the group Gang of Four. However it has been Eddi’s subsequent solo albums that have cemented her image as a powerful figure in British music.

2014 saw Eddi widely celebrating the release of her eighth and deeply personal, yet universal sounding solo album, Vagabond (Feb 2014). Produced by Eddi herself, it was recorded in her hometown of Glasgow with a cast of well-chosen musicians and long-term musical collaborators. Akin to an autobiographical work, Vagabond is a reflective and whimsical journey through family and inspired musical and poetic heroes that reconfirms Eddi’s intuitive ability to transform any song or genre into her own. She has also released an EP entitled Back the Dogs (Oct 2014) which includes her tantalizing versions of both the 1950’s Ray Evans and Jay Livingston song, Mona Lisa and the 1960s classic, Moon River by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer.

“Back The Dogs is as powerful a collection of songs as you'll find in one place. When the songs aren't speaking to the soul, their speaking to the heart... there is a real class to this release, it helps you understand why music is called an art.” Fatea Records

With an MBE for outstanding contributions to the arts, 3 BRIT awards, a #1 single and 8 critically acclaimed solo albums, what sets Eddi apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance and ability not only to move the listener, but to connect her experience to that of her audience. With beautifully raw vocals and an unparalleled romanticism, Eddi continues to captivate and inspire audiences from her own native Scotland to the UK, Japan, Canada, Australia and Europe and is considered to be “one of Scotland’s greatest national treasures” The Scotsman.

Eddi will be performing with John Douglas and Boo Hewerdine on guitars, Alan Kelly on piano accordion and Kevin McGuire on double bass.

www.eddireader.com