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August 2017




Wed 2nd

THE SWEET OLIVE STRING BAND

From Louisiana, the line-up features – guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass and they play the best of American Country and Bluegrass.




Fri 4th

TIM O SHEA & FRIENDS

The best of Irish folk music and song, with Tim – guitar, vocals and bodhrán, Rosie Healy – flute, whistle and Michael D Kelliher – accordion, melodeon and harmonica.




Wed 9th

JANEY DILLIS, QUEEN OF THE WILD INTERIOR

A new play written by John Sheehy and presented by Callback Theatre with Cora Fenton.  Janey hasn’t left her house in 25 years and no one has set foot inside it for 20 years and that’s the way she likes it.




Thu 10th

CHERISH THE LADIES

Irish traditional music, song and dance presented by an eight piece band led by the inimitable Joanie Madden.




Fri 11th

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

A display of archival photographs to mark the Kissane family reunion.




Thu 17th

ANDY IRVINE IN CONCERT

Ireland’s premier folk musician, singer – songwriter, was a founding member of Sweeneys Men, Planxty, Patrick St., Mozaik and Ushers Island.




Fri 18th

BIG JIM LARKIN

An evening where Jim tells us the story of his life, his struggles, his part in the Lock Out in 1913, his time in prison and in America and his friendship with Sean O Casey.  The renowned Dublin actor Jer O Leary will recreate Larkin’s life and his famous speeches to the Dublin workers.  Devised, directed and interviewed by Ronan Wilmot.




Wed 23rd

AN IRISH HEART

Featuring Killarney singer Grace Foley, the programme will feature songs from Irish ballads to contemporary numbers.  She will be joined by musicians Lucy Tanner – violin, Jayne Linehan – piano and Conor Linehan – guitar.  Irish dancers Scott O Meara and Ciarán Quigley will also perform on the night.




Fri 25th

THE HENHOUSE PROWLERS

The best of American country and bluegrass from Chicago on banjo, bass, guitar and fiddle.




Sat 26th

AND ALL HIS SONGS WERE SAD

A play with music about the Listowel songwriter, Sean McCarthy who wrote 164 songs which cemented his fame throughout  Ireland and beyond.  Written by Matty Lennon, the play is produced by Richard Mansworth and presented by Dressing Room 1.




Wed 30th

CLASSICAL FAVOURITES

With German Pianist Tilman Reimers.  The programme will feature works by Mozart, Beethoven, Sinding, Chopin, Thaikovski, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.