What's On

Saturday 8 November 2014 - Saturday 3 Janaury 2015, free of charge

Susan Hughes - Musicians of Ireland

Susan Hughes graduated from Belfast Art College in 2006. For the past two years she has worked full time as an artist attending residencies in Norway and Ireland.

As a fiddle player she has been honoured to play tunes over the years with many of the musicians she has painted. As she draws their faces, hands and instruments she aims to capture some of their spirit with her ink and brush.

Learning music in the culturally rich area of Glencomkille, South West Donegal and in Norway's Hardangerfjord, has given Susan a heightened awareness of the links between music and 'place ', instilling in her a reverence for each note as a direct link to past human interactions and experiences. 

Hughes was recently commissioned to produce the artwork for traditional albums 'Fiddle Music' by Danny Diamond and 'Caves of Cong' by Josie Nugent and Brian Stafford. In February 2014 her highly acclaimed portrait exhibition 'Quiet Peacemakers' was launched at Belfast's Assembly buildings at Stormont.

She is thrilled to have the opportunity to launch Musicians of Ireland in glór during the Ennis Trad Fest this year.

Veiw more of Hughes’ portrait and commercial work on www.shudesigns.com.
View her conceptual artwork on www.susanhughesartist.com.

Tuesday 25 November , 8pm, €30/€27 conc./Pre-Theatre 2 course Evening Meal & Ticket Deal €42 (food by Nolan & Lambe @ glór)

L’elisir d’amore / The Elixir of Love

A co-production between NI OPERA and OPERA THEATRE COMPANY

"A real tour de force" – Irish Times

Famous for its spellbinding music and sublime arias, this popular romantic comedy, sung in English, has it all, from unrequited love, to devious deception and thwarted passion.  Innovative director Oliver Mears (NI Opera) updates the action, transferring it to a university campus.

The production features a wonderful cast of British and Irish singers led by Anna Patalong, John Molloy and Anthony Flaum. Fergus Sheil conducts.  The company is touring with a 12-member professional chorus.

To view the pre-theatre meal for this event, please click here.  Please note that the pre-theatre deal is not available to book online.

As part of the OTC/RTÉ Lyric FM Opera Club, we invite you to join us in Theatre 2 from 7pm - 7.30pm on the night and enjoy a free glass of mulled wine and a pre-show talk with OTC Artistic Director and conductor Fergus Sheil. Some of the performers will also be in attendance.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the opera and this production in advance of attending the show.

This pre-show event is free to those who have booked for the opera, and capacity is strictly limited.   Booking is essential, so please call glór box office on 065 6843103 early to avoid disappointment.

8 weeks from Wednesday 26 November, 10.15am - 11.15am, €130

Mindfulness through Breathing

Led by Josephine Sweeney

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.

A prerequisite to attend this course includes participation on the 6 week Guided Meditation course which starts on Wednesday 24th September.  There is also a Guided Meditation course commencing on Wednesday 21st January 2015.

For booking or further information please contact Josephine Sweeney on 087 6926715 | info@serenitywithin.ie   |  www.serenitywithin.ie

Thursday 27 November, 7.30pm, €6

Magpies on the Pylon

Written & Performed by Michael Collins

In association with Ennis CDP Primary Health Care Programme for Travellers

Entertaining, enriching and provocative – you could hardly ask for more from a show. These engaging true tales, based on the experiences of former Glenroe actor and Traveller Michael Collins, portray the discrimination and hardship routinely experienced by the Travelling community. They vividly evoke life in encampments and on halting sites - and some good times – from the mid 1960’s through the Human Rights for Travellers activism of the 1980’s and the beginnings of self-development.

On the evening there will also be a musical interlude and a panel discussion with Q&A on issues of Suicide, Mental Health and Substance Misuse.   Stands will be available in the foyer regarding service provision for the county for Travellers (education, employment, training, enterprise, health) for Mental Health Services, for Suicide, for bereavement and for substance misuse.

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 November, 8pm, €35

Mario Rosenstock Gift Grub Live 3

starring Mario Rosenstock

The latest Gift Grub Live Tour is following its wildly succesful predecessors footsteps - the 2010 & 2012 Gift Grub Tours sold out with sales of over 100,000 tickets!

Mario Rosenstock Gift Grub Live 3 features a host of brand new characters developed on 'The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show' on Today FM and over two series of the critically acclaimed ratings smash 'The Mario Rosenstock Show' on RTÉ Two.

Expect to see Francis Brennan, Marty Morrissey, Davy Fitz, Donal Skehan and Miriam 'Genuinely' O'Callaghan 'live on stage' as you've never seen them before!

There's the return of Keith 'Howya Buddies' Duffy, Joan Burton, José Mourinho, Michael Noonan, and of course Mario's inimitable take on Vincent Browne.

But probably most of all Mario is delighted to bring back probably his most celebrated character - Roy Keane - "Roy's back, José's back - it's a perfect storm" he says of Mario Rosenstock Gift Grub Live 3.

"I can't wait for people to see the new show - and there's going to be even more audience interaction this time so, watch out, If you're in the audience, you might be in the show too!"

Monday 1 December, 10am & 12pm, €7

Twas the Night Before Christmas / Oíche Roimh an Nollag

presented by Branar Téatar do Pháistí

**** (4 Stars) Branar's exquisite show for children - The Irish Times

Unwrap the Magic of Christmas.

The town is preparing for Christmas. Houses are being decorated, cards being written, presents being wrapped and stockings being hung. Join Branar, as they take you on a joyful journey through to the most magical night of year.  Inspired by the classic poem, this bi-lingual show combines storytelling, original live music & puppetry to create a fun & magical festive show for audiences aged 5 and upwards.

Running time:  approx 1 hour.

Thursday 4 December, 8pm, €20

Sean Keane

Christmas by the Hearth

Join Sean Keane and friends for a festive treat of music, and song.  Since his return to full time entertainment Sean Keane has been very active around Ireland, Europe and the USA.  In the last few months Sean has been in Concert in Norway, Spain, England and the USA.  His three CD compilation album "Never Alone" continues to be very popular with fans at all venues. His last two singles, Paint me a Picture of Ireland and Don't Teach me How to Cry, continue to get extensive airplay on local radio across the world.

Joining Sean will be Fergus Feely on Mandocello, Pat Coyne on Guitar and Stephen Doherty on Piano, flute and Accordion.  Sean, as well as singing his many hits will will play tin whistle, low whistle, flute and harmonica.

Wednesday 10 December, 8pm, €10

Jaskane Café Trio

in Theatre 2

Jaskane Café Trio showcases an eclectic and diverse range of international café style or ‘Chamber Folk’ music.  The trio form a unique blend of violin, oboe/cor anglais and guitar and play a repertoire ranging from Russian folk dances to Argentinian Tangos;   Venezualan waltzes to contemporary Irish folk.  The trio’s original arrangements and harmonizations provide an evocative experience for the listener.

While formed only a year ago, Jaskane Café Trio has been building up a steady following through performances in cafes and bars around Ennis and North Clare, and at concert venues such as Glor, the Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery and the Sweeney Theatre Kilkee.  Earlier this year the trio performed live on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show and released an album ‘Jaskane Café Trio Live’.

The performers in Jaskane Café Trio have a diverse range of influences.  Karen Kelly plays classical violin, her performances including orchestral works, chamber music and a particular love for all tangos argentinian.  Oboist Etain McCooey has developed a uniquely ‘Irish’ oboe style, combining her classical oboe training with her knowledge of Irish whistle style and technique; Jason Noone is a guitarist and producer with a background in rock, blues and improvisation.

Thursday 11 December, 7.30pm, €20/€18conc/€12.50 child/€60 family of 4
2 & 3 course Christmas suppers, 6.00pm, €15 for 2 courses/€19.95 for 3 courses

Swan Lake

presented by Ballet Ireland

This most famous of ballets, combines romantic themes, classical technique and ethereal imagery together with Tchaikovsky's majestic score, to ensure this masterpiece’s immortality.  Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who by day is turned into a swan by evil magician Von Rothbart, only to regain her human form at night. Out hunting by the Lakeside, Prince Siegfried encounters her and falls in love with her. But will he be able to break Von Rothbart’s spell…?

This enduring story of love and tragedy, good and evil, and has enthralled audiences since it premiered in 1877.   This autumn 25 leading professional dancers from Ireland and abroad will perform in this breath-taking production which was loved by audiences and critics when last produced by Ballet Ireland.

‘Perfectly formed and translucent production of the romantic classic’ ‘Clever touches with the choreography, performances and staging’
The Irish Times

‘Moving production…beautifully choreographed’
The Sunday Business Post

‘exuberant and beautiful production’
Irish Mail on Sunday

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a Christmas supper before the event for just €15 for 2 courses or €19.95 for 3 courses.  These may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Friday 12 December, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.
2 & 3 course Christmas suppers, 6.30pm, €15 for 2 courses/€19.95 for 3 courses

ABBA Forever

It’s always party time when ABBA is about, but when it’s the Christmas Show, then that’s a real excuse for a party!

Also, it’s exactly 40 years since ABBA burst on to the world stage with their Eurovision win with “Waterloo” This happy sing-a-long tribute, celebrates with a loud and proud fanfare!
It’s the perfect way to start your Christmas season and it is one of our most requested shows, from audiences for a repeat date!

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a Christmas supper before the event for just €15 for 2 courses or €19.95 for 3 courses.  These may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Friday 12 December in the glór studio, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, Free of charge

The Poetry Collective

present the MUXZ SESSIONZ

The Poetry Collective (previously The Three Legged Stool Poets) are a collective of poets living and performing in Ireland’s Midwest based in and around Ennis. They have been writing, publishing, recording, filming and performing poetry for 15 years and have produced impressive first collections of poetry such as’ Spirit Store’ by Arthur Watson, ‘Image and Likeness’ by Brian Mooney, ‘Voices of Clare’ by a selection of Clare Poets, ’Reality the Graveyard of Dreams’ by Brendan O Byrne, ‘Parting’ by Patrick Stack as well as Poetry Broadsheets, Calendars and Pamphlets.

In a new and challenging development the poetz, friends and audience will be working together in a more dynamic manner, using structured and partially rehearsed improvisations to investigate and express some fundamental human experiences.  They like to call these events a MUXZ. Sounds sexy like fluxz, tastes like bixz, and looks like mixz! As Poetz we seem endlessly compelled to give things names (sonnet, villanelle, haiku, Limerick etc )so we thought we’d better give this ‘form’ a name for something nameless and essentially indefinable until you’ve participated soooo…Come and experienze it.

These performances will represent spontaneous, improvised poetic explorations of universal themes involving combinations of sound, movement, music, art, costume and the spoken word….a MUXZ.

All Welcome  |  www.clarepoets.com

Saturday 13 December, 8pm, €25/€22.50 conc.
2 & 3 course Christmas suppers, 6.30pm, €15 for 2 courses/€19.95 for 3 courses

Red Hurley & His Musicians

O Holy Night

O Holy Night is a magical evening of seasonal, Christmas and spiritual favourites starring Irelands greatest ever voice, Red Hurley, with his musicians.  Red Hurley needs no introduction to Irish audiences. A star for over 40 years with 8 No. 1 singles to his name, Red has toured and entertained audiences all over the world. 

For this special Christmas show Red & His Musicians will perform their interpretation of such seasonal classic as Silent Night, Away In A Manger, White Christmas, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, O Holy Night, Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire, When A Child Is Born and many others. Red will also sing a selection of his favourite Spiritual Hits such as Something Inside So Strong, How Great Thou Art, The Living Years and many more.

O Holy Night starring Red Hurley is the perfect way to start off a musical festive season!

Ennis's own Truly Joyful Gospel Choir will join Red on the night.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a Christmas supper before the event for just €15 for 2 courses or €19.95 for 3 courses.  These may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Monday 15 December, 7.30pm, €11/€6 Child/€35 Family 5/€30 Family 4

Sparks Hip Hop School of Dance Christmas Show

A fun and entertaining night for all the family young and old!!  See performers from as young as 3 all the way up to adult champions!! Don't miss it!!!

Wednesday 17 December, 7.30pm, €10

Rice College Christmas Show

The students of Rice College will take to the stage for what promises to be an exceptionally entertaining night of music, song, dance, drama and fun. Students from first year to leaving cert will display their many talents and, with a sprinkling of seasonal cheer, it promises to be a magical evening!!!

Thursday 18 December, 8pm, €20/€18 conc.
2 & 3 course Christmas suppers, 6.30pm, €15 for 2 courses/€19.95 for 3 courses

Liam Lawton

Bethlehem Sky ~ Christmas Tour 2014

Irish Composer and performer Liam Lawton brings his haunting Bethlehem Sky - Christmas Tour on the road.  All will have an opportunity to hear someof the beautiful old favorite Christmas Carols and some new original Christmas songs written by Liam. This is a time to step into the magic of Christmas and renew the heart while listening and joining in the well loved Christmas Carols and songs.

Liam will be joined by special guest artists, his musicians, and local Choirs, Cantare Chamber Choir & Holy Family Senior School Choir.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a Christmas supper before the event for just €15 for 2 courses or €19.95 for 3 courses.  These may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Friday 19 December, 8pm, €21

Little Green Cars

In an acoustic seated show

An incredible two-year album cycle has seen Ireland’s acclaimed harmony-rock band Little Green Cars release their #1 debut album Absolute Zero on Glassnote Records (Mumford & Sons, Phoenix) and perform a completely sold out run of Irish dates including two nights at Vicar Street. The band released three singles, The John Wayne, Harper Lee & My Love Took  Me Down to the River to Silence Me to great acclaim and heavy radio coverage in Ireland. They were invited to perform at key American festivals Coachella and Lollapalooza as well trips to Australia and tours of UK, mainland Europe and North America and a guest spot on the Jimmy Fallon Show. They were voted Irish Act of the Year 2013 in the Irish Times and short-listed for the Choice Music Prize Album of the Year award.

In July this year the band headlined their biggest concert to date at the beautiful outdoor setting of the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin.

Early booking advised.

Monday 22 - Tuesday 23 & Saturday 27 - Tuesday 30 December, 2.30pm, €15/€50 family of 4
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 December, 7pm, €15/€50 family of 4

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

presented by Pantaloons

This Christmas join Pantaloons with BreakThrough Dance Company for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

A beautiful girl, Snow White, has to hide in the forest in the house of the Seven Dwarfs from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White is much more beautiful.

The Seven Dwarfs grow to love their unexpected visitor, who cleans their house and cooks their meals. But one day while the dwarfs are at work, the  wicked Queen arrives at the cottage disguised as an old woman and she persuades Snow White to bite into a poisoned apple. On their return, the dwarfs are devastated to find the stricken Snow White.

The Prince, who has fallen in love with Snow White, happens by and awakens her from the wicked Queen's deathlike spell with "love's first kiss”.

Expect lots of hissing and booing, songs, wonderful dance routines and lots of audience participation...

Check us out on facebook for more information on the cast.

Saturday 3 January, 8pm, €20
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €15

Kilfenora Céilí Band

A brand new album is on the way from the Kilfenora.  After an obvious musical gear-change arising from the appointment of Kevin Crawford as producer of Chapter 8, their eagerly-awaited ninth collection, is about to hit the shelves.

As expected, given the Lunasa connection, this iconic century-old band has evolved towards a more contemporary sound. Artistic tension between the rich dance music heritage and their big new soundscape has added spice to their large-scale theatre shows complete with slick dancers Michael Donnellan and Kickin Crew and talented Don Stiffe on vocals.

As always, performance is woven mainly from the threads of raw local dance melodies native to their stomping ground in the barren (yet rich) Burren hills of North Clare.  However, the inclusion of viola, cello, bass and Don Stiffe’s new licence to roam further afield for songs promises many novel possibilities and exciting times ahead for this most dynamic trad supergroup.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

From Monday 5 January for 12 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 Wednesday 7 January for 12 weeks, 1pm - 3pm, €120 per term payable in 3 x €40 instalments

ACT NOW! Introduction to Acting Training and Theatremaking for Adults with Special Needs

For booking or further information please contact Marie McNamara, Theatre Practitioner and Dramatherapist directly on 087 6391409 │mfgmcnamara@eircom.net

Friday 9 January, 8pm, €25
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €15

Conal Gallen: A Bit on the Side

Due to popular demand, Conal returns to glór with his side-splitting 2 Act comedy farce! Written by Conal and his son Rory, the action takes place in the household of Bridie and Willie Murphy, a couple who have fought the war of marriage for over 30 years. It is a love story unlike any other - wandering eyes, wandering feet, wandering hands.....It's all here!  Scenes of nudity have been carefully left out in this saga of sex, drugs and deception (there weren't any in the first place, says Conal)!  Join Bridie, Willie, Dick and Cynthia... yes, Cynthia!!!!!....as this tale of passion and intrigue unfolds!

A play that was 16 years and 6 weeks in production - 16 years thinking about it and 6 weeks writing!

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Friday 9 January in the glór studio, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, Free of charge

The Poetry Collective

present the MUXZ SESSIONZ

The Poetry Collective (previously The Three Legged Stool Poets) are a collective of poets living and performing in Ireland’s Midwest based in and around Ennis. They have been writing, publishing, recording, filming and performing poetry for 15 years and have produced impressive first collections of poetry such as’ Spirit Store’ by Arthur Watson, ‘Image and Likeness’ by Brian Mooney, ‘Voices of Clare’ by a selection of Clare Poets, ’Reality the Graveyard of Dreams’ by Brendan O Byrne, ‘Parting’ by Patrick Stack as well as Poetry Broadsheets, Calendars and Pamphlets.

In a new and challenging development the poetz, friends and audience will be working together in a more dynamic manner, using structured and partially rehearsed improvisations to investigate and express some fundamental human experiences.  They like to call these events a MUXZ. Sounds sexy like fluxz, tastes like bixz, and looks like mixz! As Poetz we seem endlessly compelled to give things names (sonnet, villanelle, haiku, Limerick etc )so we thought we’d better give this ‘form’ a name for something nameless and essentially indefinable until you’ve participated soooo…Come and experienze it.

These performances will represent spontaneous, improvised poetic explorations of universal themes involving combinations of sound, movement, music, art, costume and the spoken word….a MUXZ.

All Welcome  |  www.clarepoets.com

Saturday 10 January, 8pm, €15

Sea Road Sessions

Bringing Together 6 Critically Acclaimed Traditional/Folk Musicians from Ireland, Scotland & Sweden

The ‘Sea Road’ designates the maritime route historically linking Sweden, Scotland and Ireland, the home countries of a brand new six-piece line-up comprising singer/guitarist Kris Drever, accordionist Alan Kelly, guitarist Ian Carr, banjo ace Éamonn Coyne, flautist/singer Steph Geremia and bassist Staffan Lindors. These six critically acclaimed traditional / folk musicians are each known for their distinctive character, innovative approach and striking musicality. Having frequently crossed paths in other projects, they now pool their formidable talents and diverse repertoires for this mouth-watering ensemble show.

The idea for this project first came about as a gathering of ‘3 duos’: Kris & Eamonn from Scotland, who have recorded 2 critically acclaimed albums together; Ian & Staffan from Sweden, who have been long time musical partners touring and recording together and Alan & Steph from Ireland who have toured extensively and also recorded 2 critically acclaimed albums together with the Alan Kelly Gang. The unifying thread however, is that as a group of six, they also have an impeccable track record. For example: Kris Drever contributed the vocal track Caledonia to Alan Kelly’s critically acclaimed After The Morning album (2009). Alan returned the favor guesting on a couple of tracks for Kris & Eamonn’s Storymap album (2013). Ian Carr has performed with the Alan Kelly Gang and collaborated with them on the song After the Last Bell Rings on their most recent album The Last Bell (2014).

These six musicians offer up a perfect musical tonic to one another. Alan Kelly’s flair for composition, intertwined with Ian Carr’s inventive arrangements and Kris Drever’s avant-garde approach are complimented by Eamonn Coyne & Steph Geremia’s lilting, bouncy Roscommon and Sligo styles. Steph Geremia’s soaring and heartfelt vocals also mesh seamlessly with Kris Drever’s iconic and stirring voice. Staffan Lindfors’s swinging bass style and melodic tone completes this project.

Catch this opportunity to see these remarkable musicians performing together on their 9 venue nationwide tour of Ireland before they finish off at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Scotland.

Classes start on Saturday 10 January for 8 weeks, €80 (Activity book and CD included in class costs)

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 6th September and run for 8 weeks.

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

From Thursday 15 & Saturday 17 January for 7 weeks, 10.15am & 11.15am, €55 per child per term

Gymboree

for 3-6 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

Thursday 15 January, 8pm, €27.50/€25 conc.
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €15

Reeling In The Showband Years

Featuring:

  • RTÉ’s Ronan Collins as host and compère, singing his renowned tributes to The Great Joe Dolan and Dickie Rock and more!
  • Roly Daniels - a living Legend of showbiz for the past 40 years. Roly is one of the most successful artists in his adopted home of Ireland. The recipient of many lifetime achievement awards, Daniels has recorded such hits as "Hello Darling", the "Fighting Side of Me", "Sunny Tennessee", "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "Mr. Jones". Initially performing with the Memphis Showband, he later played with the Nevada Showband for many years and then went out on his own and became a huge solo star!
  • Eileen Reid - Quite simply the biggest female vocalist of the Showband era, her smash hit songs “Are You Teasing Me” and “I Gave My Wedding Dress Away” remain the most requested songs of the period and The Cadets Showband were one of the biggest of all, for many years. She comes out of retirement to join the show for the very first time. A real treat for Showband fans everywhere.
  • Paddy Cole - Back in the show this year by overwhelming popular request. Was with the Capitol Showband and The Big Eight, but went on to become a household name in his own right. Multi instrumentalist and entertainer supreme!
  • Lorraine McDonald - one of the brightest talents to emerge from the latter days of the Showband Boom. Ex The Showband Show. A multi talented musician and vocalist and daughter of Joe Dolan trumpet player, Frankie McDonald.
  • The Conquerors Showband - One of the greatest Showbands of them all and still packing them in everywhere they go. The Galway boys sang “Baby Blue” and many more.
  • Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg -  Eurovision stars who performed for Ireland in 1975 and 1977. 20 hit records throughout their career, including “Looking Through The Eyes Of A Beautiful Girl” If Ma Could See Me Now” It’s Nice To Be In Love Again” “That’s What Friends Are For” etc.  The very first showband singers to write and record all of their own material.

The show’s exciting finale is an ALL Cast Salute to the Showband Era - all of the stars join in for a medley of songs from the unique Showband Years!  Bringing you back in time to this magical musical period.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

From Saturday 17 January for 5 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 €55
(€50 for 2nd child / €40 for 3rd child from same family)

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

Saturday 17 January, 8pm, €20
2 course supper, 6.30, €15

Neil Delamere

The Fresh Prince of Delamere

Described by The Scotsman as “a master”, Delamere is renowned for his on-stage banter and quick-witted, well-observed yarns and previous tours and international appearances – including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival – have been a sell-out.  Expect The Fresh Prince of Delamere to deliver the same powerhouse performance from the star of RTÉ’s The Panel, 2nd Republic, BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

A star of TV as well as stage, Neil can be seen on TV screens in the tenth season of the ever-popular panel show The Blame Game on BBC and in the forthcoming four-part comedy documentary series Holding Out for A Hero, which airs in December on RTÉ2. Holding Out for A Hero, which is written and presented by Neil offers a wry and humourous look at the lives of four Irish heroes from history: Grace O’Malley/Granuaile, Red Hugh O’Donnell, Cú Chulainn and Fionn Mac Cumhaill.  It follows in the footsteps of the IFTA and Celtic Media Award-winning TV programmes on the Vikings and St. Patrick, also written and presented by Delamere.

Early booking advised.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Sunday 18 January, 8pm, €20 tiered section/€18 flat section/€16 balcony & wings

Maura O’ Connell, Karan Casey, Martin Tourish & Ed Boyd

presented by Music Network

Witness the first collaboration of legendary singers Maura O’Connell and Karan Casey as they are joined by accordionist Martin Tourish and guitarist Ed Boyd this Spring. With a Grammy nomination, TG4 Musician of the Year title, BBC Folk Award and over one million album sales between them, this promises to be an incredible evening with some of the biggest talents in Irish music.

Terms starting Tuesday 20 January,

Kindermusik Baby & Toddler Class with Anita - January 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

6 weeks from Wednesday 21 January, 10.15am - 11.15am, €90

Guided Meditation

Led by Josephine Sweeney

Beginners and experienced alike are all welcome.  The mornings will cover connecting with your higher self, relaxation & breathing techniques, Mindfulness, Personal Development, and finding the balance in mind, body and spirit. 

Led by Josephine Sweeney, a Certified Louise Hay Practitioner & Heal Your Life® Coach, the meditations will encompass elements from her work based on the philosophy of Louise Hay.  Come along to enjoy a peaceful and harmonious hour with like- minded individuals.

To enrol contact Josephine Sweeney:

Mobile:      087 6926715
Email:       info@serenitywithin.ie
Website:   www.serenitywithin.ie

Payment terms are available.

Term commences Wednesday 21 January, 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 twelve 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.

Term runs from Wednesday January 21st with breaks for Mid-Term and Easter.  Enrolment will take place at glór on Saturday January 17th from 11am - 1pm.
Places limited to 15.  Early booking advised.

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

Friday 23 January, 7.30pm, €15/€48 family of 4
2 course supper, 6.00pm, €15

American Wrestling Roadshow

The American Wrestling Roadshow returns after a successful sell-out in Ennis last year. Don't miss out again this year when the goodies take on the baddies in an unforgettable evening for all the family!
The wrestling.ie superstars have travelled throughout the entire wrestling world and promise to bring the biggest and best action to town. Advanced booking is strongly recommended. All audiences are welcome especially children both young and old.
So what are you waiting for? Do we have to twist your arm! For more information please visit www.wrestling.ie

Please note that those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Saturday 24 January 2015, 8pm, €30/€27.50 conc.
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €15

Tommy Fleming

The West’s Awake

A Tommy Fleming concert is a unique and emotional musical experience suitable for all ages. His performance is always delivered with electric emotion and surrounded by his world class band. Tommy’s concert is the one concert this year you should not miss.

The West’s Awake album brings Tommy back to his roots musically as he has included songs like ‘Sonny’, ‘The West’s Awake’ and ‘John O Dreams’, but his concerts will also include his biggest hits from ‘Danny Boy’ to ‘Bright Blue Rose’ and of course ‘Hard Times’.  Tommy’s versions are unique and individual to him and until you hear him sing these songs you cannot experience the musical emotion that only his music can reach.  Tommy’s unique talent has brought him worldwide recognition and he is now critically acclaimed to be one of the worlds’ finest singers of his generation.

Eric Clapton - “His version of Danny Boy is the best I have ever heard bar none.”
Alex Ferguson - “If Tommy could play football like he sings I would sign him.”

www.tommyfleming.com

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Thursday 29 January, 8pm, €16/€14 conc.

The Great Hunger

by Patrick Kavanagh & performed by Peter Duffy

Peter Duffy’s powerful theatrical performance of Patrick Kavanagh’s poem The Great Hunger has been touring the country for the past year to popular and critical acclaim including performances in the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris and the Cathedral Quarter Festival in Belfast.

"Peter Duffy’s one-man performance of the poem is as epic as the work...softly spoken, with despair and regret pouring out of his being, Duffy hypnotises his audience; constantly drawing us into his tale. He captures all the lyricism of the verse and the emptiness of a man who has stood guard over an empty castle for far too long. Waterford News and Star

Kavanagh is generally regarded as one of the foremost poets of the twentieth century and his works include the novel Tarry Flynn and the poems On Raglan Road and The Great Hunger. Louise Bogan said in The New Yorker that the poet had "an astonishing talent" that "kept renewing itself not so much by a process of orderly growth as by a continual breaching of boundaries". Richard Murphy in The New York Times Book Review describes The Great Hunger as "a great work" and Robin Skelton in Poetry praised it as "a vision of mythic intensity".

Generally considered to be Patrick Kavanagh’s finest work, "The Great Hunger" sharply delineates a life of economic and imaginative privation. A large part of the hunger the poem describes is sexual; its protagonist is bachelor farmer Patrick Maguire who has spent years at his mother’s beck and call. When she finally dies aged 91, he himself is 65 and has missed the boat in terms of finding a wife and having a family of his own, a source of acute sorrow and regret to him.
Peter Duffy himself grew up on a small Monaghan farm so has a ready affinity for Kavanagh’s material which informs and shines through his absorbing interpretation of the work.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Saturday 31 January, 8pm, €25/€22 conc.
2 course supper, 6.30pm, €15

The Fureys

The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 36 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys “Green Fields of France”. Recently Ireland President Michael D Higgins attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall.

The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly.

Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy.

A Fureys concert is always a night to remember.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Friday 6 February, 8pm, €25

Mike Denver and Guests Concert Tour

presented by Tom Kelly Promotions

Mike has already built up a huge following in his relatively short time on the Irish Circuit and has achieved 14 hit albums and 10 best selling DVDs.  His show is an excellent mix of Mike Denver Hits, Country Classics and middle of the road Hits.  With his excellent Band and a super stage show  this promises to be the Concert of the Year.

Special Guests include legendary Country singers Philomena Begley, Ray Lynam, John Hogan and former Eurovision Star Marc Roberts with some John Denver Hits.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Friday 7 February, 8pm, €12.50/€10 conc./€40 family of 4

Guitarchestra

Back by popular demand with new themes to be presented on the night, this fantastic bunch of young musicians will be bringing you the most memorable themes from TV, Movies and Video Games. It promises to be a very fun night!  Guitarchestra is a Youth based guitar orchestra that take popular themes from a variety of sources and combine them with a variety of musical influences.

Featuring:

  • Game Of Thrones
  • Back to the Future
  • Star Wars
  • Indiana Jones
  • Batman
  • and more
Wednesday 11 February, 7.30pm, €12.50

Barefield National School Springtime Concert 2015

Come and enjoy a feast of fun, drama, singing, music and dance featuring children from 1st to 6th class.
A great night of family entertainment is guaranteed.

Early booking strongly advised.

Thursday 12 February, 8pm, €20/€16 conc.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

presented by The New Theatre Dublin in association with Richard Ryan Promotions

Following its national and Parisian tour, this classic tale of Stephen Dedalus follows the young man during his formative years as he breaks away from the Irish Catholic conventions of his past to become an artist who will "encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race."   
Directed by Jimmy Fay. Produced by Anthony Fox. Adapted by Tony Chesterman.

'imaginative and graceful...Jimmy Fay's direction of this in-house production at the New Theatre in Dublin plays a great part in the success with its quirky and highly visual approach.' Emer O' Kelly, Sunday Independent

***** Aoife Ryan, entertainment.ie

'Wonderful...the production manages to become its own piece of art, drawing inspiration from Joyce but also finding its own feet too.' Kate O' Connor, Quality Waffle

'At times unsettling, always enthralling...there are powerful performances from the entire ensemble.' Gillian Greer, Meg.ie

'Another fine display from Jimmy Fay.' No More Workhouse

'What makes this production such a success is how director Fay allows the language to do the work, which Joyce uses like a musician as he entices us to hear his song.' Belfast Telegraph

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Friday 13 February, 8pm, €20

PJ Gallagher

with his new show 'Concussion'

Star of Next Week’s News, Meet your Neighbours and Naked Camera, PJ Gallagher makes his highly anticipated return with a brand new show ‘Concussion’.

Recently PJ could be heard guest presenting Radio Nova’s Morning Glory show before heading off on the trip of a lifetime with the Route 66 Motorbike Challenge in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.  PJ has played sold out shows throughout Ireland and at the biggest and best comedy festivals that the country has to offer including Kilkenny Cat Laughs and The Vodafone Comedy Carnival.  Gallagher’s encounters with the unsuspecting public are not only hilarious but also crackle with and edgy energy

"Clearly getting better all the time"  Irish Independent

"For a man who ambushes people as they go about their everyday business, makes them uncomfortable and mines their embarrassment for laughs, there is something strangely appropriate about PJ Gallagher’s route into comedy." The Sunday Times Culture Magazine

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Saturday 14 February, 7pm, €20

Cinema Paradiso

An Italian Food & Film Night

Salvatore's mentor, Alfredo (Philippe Noiret), has died. Salvatore hasn't been home for 30 years. Before returning for the funeral, he reminisces about his life and the effect Alfredo has had on it.  He also remembers the only woman he ever loved, Elena (Brigitte Fossey). 

"Cinema Paradiso is a wonderful film, completely faultless. Direction: perfect. Acting: perfect. Script, cinematography, editing, musical score: perfect. All the awards that it won - Cannes Grand Jury Prize, foreign language Oscar, five Baftas, and countless others - were richly deserved. Any that it didn't win must have been a fix. Cinema Paradiso is perfect…"
- Keith Dudhnath, Eye for Film

Duration: 118 mins  |  Cert: G  |  Language: Italian

There will also be local chocolate makers present on the evening and you can sample their wares: Magic Mayan

Tuesday 17 February, 8pm, €25

Isla Grant

Scotland's most popular singer-songwriter Isla Grant makes a welcome return visit to Ireland for the now traditional annual tour.  Isla is now established in Ireland, Austraila, the UK and America as a singer-songwriter of the highest quality. In the last year she has completed hugely successful Tours of New Zealand, Australia and the UK and once again received a Gold Disc for CD sales.  Add this to six Platinum Discs already received in Ireland and you can see why this Scottish lass is so popular. Her highly entertaining concert show features all her wonderful hit songs.

Isla's interaction with her audience is second to none and the atmosphere at her live shows is a joy to behold and as always her genial husband Al will make his popular contribution to the show featuring some of the all time Jim Reeves hit songs.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Thursday 19 February, 8pm, €16

Hanging with the Elephant: An Evening with Michael Harding

Following his hugely popular nationwide tour of venues in Ireland in the autumn of 2013, Michael Harding, author, playwright and Irish Times columnist, is on his travels again in his unique one man show, talking with great honesty and wit about life, love and growing old. Coinciding with the publication of his latest book Hanging with the Elephant, he will once again enthral audiences with a night of storytelling, musings and readings from his very best work.

Hilarious yet poignant, homespun yet profound, down-to-earth yet prone to amazing flights of fancy, there's nothing quite like an evening with Michael Harding.

Nolan & Lambe @ glór will be open on the evening and you can opt for a 2 course supper before the event for just €15.  This may be booked with box office directly on online here.

Friday 20 & Saturday 21 February, 8pm, €15/€12 conc.

The 39 Steps

presented by Corofin Dramatic Society

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have an intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy. The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall North by Northwest to Scotland’s most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies?

A cast of 4 plays over 50 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. The 39 steps contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie — including the chase on the flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium. Be prepared to laugh out loud!

Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 February, 8pm, €18/€14 children (up to age 16)
Saturday 28 February, 2.30pm, €18/€14 children (up to age 16)

The Wizard of Oz

presented by Ennis Musical Society

Ennis Musical Society presents a run of six performances of the Musical Classic, The Wizard of Oz.  Presented by child and adult performers from Ennis and neighbouring parishes, the Wizard of Oz has delighted audiences worldwide for decades.  Featuring clever lyrics and infectious melodies, The Wizard of Oz presents a story of one girl (and her dog)’s quest to return to home from the magical land of Oz, and of the characters she meets, befriends and helps along the way. It is a story of courage, ingenuity and optimism in the face of adversity.  Best known for numbers such as, ’Somewhere over the Rainbow, and ‘We are off to see the Wizard’, this not-to-be-missed show is one for all the family. 


Presenting:

  • The Wizard:  T.B.A.
  • Dorothy:  Sinead Coughlan
  • The Scarecrow:  Neil Haran
  • The Lion:  Declan Honan
  • The Tinman:  Adam Bluett
  • Glinda:  Kate Corrigan
  • The Wicked Witch:  Rachal Culligan
  • Aunty Em:  Gillian Dumphy
  • Uncle Henry:  Joe Moran
  • Toto:  Bobby /  Roxie
  • And many more!!

Director/Choreograher: Sarah Griffin
Musical Director: Shane Farrell

Friday 13 March, 8pm, €25/€22 conc.

Kieran Goss

Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss’s music has won him fans across the globe. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend – live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines. It has been 10 years since Kieran Goss last toured in Ireland but a quick look at his website will explain why: almost 200 shows a year, every year, touring in six different countries.

This is a rare chance to see Kieran performing live. Don’t miss it!

'The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality. The encores were genuine, but only because the man is too.' The Irish Times

'Kieran Goss is one of the most gifted performers around today. He has an amazing ability to reach out to his audience and connect with them in a very special way. This guy is the real deal, and that's what makes him the star he is.' Don Williams

www.kierangoss.com       www.facebook.com/kierangoss

Classes start on Saturday 14 March for 8 weeks, €80 (Activity book and CD included in class costs)

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 6th September and run for 8 weeks.

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

Saturday 21 March, 8pm, €22.50/€20 conc

Mick Flannery & Band

Mick Flannery’s songs usher us into a world which is by times emotional, romantic, dark, insightful and hopeful.  On foot of his latest album By The Rule, the Cork singer songwriter makes a much anticipated return to glór.

In 2013 Mick took a notion to go to Germany and Berlin and after a bitter cold winter he came home and then went back and settled in Berlin for seven months and went to work.  The result is his new album By The Rule.

“By the Rule”, then: the sound of Mick Flannery getting comfortable in his skin. The sound of a man at ease with his work. The sound of a master songwriter creating his best work to date.
“It’s never a chore”, Flannery says about the craft of songwriting “The creation is the nicest part, it’s something you always have and you can use it to work through stuff that’s in your head. You have to take it seriously if it’s going to be any good. It’s always my favourite thing, like putting Lego blocks together. You can make a lot of things with Lego.” “

His new album By the Rule is the work of a confident, assured songwriter, someone who knows how to turn a list of nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs into graceful, minor-key pen-pictures and poetry which will resonate with the listener.

8 weeks from Wednesday 25 March, 10.15am - 11.15am, €130

Mindfulness through Breathing

Led by Josephine Sweeney

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.

A prerequisite to attend this course includes participation on the 6 week Guided Meditation course which starts on Wednesday 21st January.

For booking or further information please contact Josephine Sweeney on 087 6926715 | info@serenitywithin.ie   |  www.serenitywithin.ie

Saturday 16 May, 8pm, €28

Pat Shortt: Selfie

The irrepressible Pat Shortt is back on a nationwide tour with stories and gimmicks that only Pat Shortt could come up with.  His new show, Selfie, tells the tales of a singing undertaker Mossey Burke along with a host of new characters as he recounts his favourite funeral. A funeral that was nearly the death of him and changed his life forever!

While his unique, comedic but somewhat universal look at everyday Irish life has cemented his place in the public hearts, along with that his work on stage and screen over the last decade have proved him to be an enduring, versatile and award winning talent. His most recent theatre role of Johnnypateenmike in the West End production of ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ alongside Sarah Greene and Daniel Radcliffe was a renowned success that subsequently transferred to Broadway in New York.

Pat’s new show is an entertaining throwback similar to that to the days of D’Unbelievables! In a quirky and humorous way Pat brings us on a journey with his new character Mossey Burke and the chaos that can happen around an Irish funeral that any and all can relate to.  Through laughs and punch-lines and hilarious one-liners Pat performs a myriad of truly Irish comedic scenarios that no matter what part of the country you are from you will have seen or heard of first hand!