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Upcoming Events in Clare

Traditional Irish Music

Traditional Irish Music in our Poets Corner Bar

Every Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday & Sunday night.

Luka Bloom - Glor Irish Music Centre

6th Mar 2014

With a poet’s heart and a rockster’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists, having produced 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do, and the 2012/13 Heartman Tour proves he is still making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul and pulls out the nuggets and puts them in a song.

Luka will launch his new record 'Head & Heart' on the night.

Special guests are Yvonne Casey and Crag Road, who are, Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper, Noirin Lynch, and Aoibheann Queally.

8pm - Tickets €16.00

Ennis Book Club Festival

7th Mar 2014 - 9th Mar 2014

Ennis Book Club Festival

Our programme is wonderfully varied. It includes fiction, poetry, social comment, literature and drama. Explore and celebrate these through readings, lectures, workshops, theatre — and any amount of chat.

Authors Confirmed

Authors and speakers for 2014 include Martin Sixsmith, Dervla Murphy, Donal Ryan, Rachael English, Eamon Morrissey, Michael Murphy, D J Carey, Samantha Ellis, Billy Keane, Prof. Margaret Kelleher, Kathleen McMahon, Evelyn Conlon, Kevin Higgins, Niall MacMonagle, Sunny Jacobs, John MacMonagle, Bigger Picture Projects, Seán Rocks, Máirtín Ó Catháin, Kate Kerrigan, Manchán Magan, Neil Richardson, Colm Keegan, Kalle Ryan, Stephen James Smith, Sean Spellissy, Clare Youth Theatre, Ennis Art School, Cantare Chamber Choir.

For further information log onto   www.ennisbookclubfestival.com 

Andrew Maxwell - Glor Irish Music Centre

12th Mar 2014

Commening at 8 pm and Tickets €18.00

Comedy

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (2007 & 2011) Andrew Maxwell is back in Ireland this Spring with a brand new show.  Packed full of fearlessly intelligent topical observations, delivered in his animated and inclusive style, ‘Banana Kingdom’ recently completed a sell-out run in one of the Edinburgh Fringe's biggest venues (playing to over 10,000 people) and a hit run in London's Soho Theatre.

“One of the most significant comedians working in the country today.”

Independent

Conal Gallan - Glor Irish Music Centre

14th Mar 2014

Conal Gallen: A Bit on the Side

A comedy play

Yes, Conal takes his hilarious humour to a whole new level in this 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!

Commencing at 8 pm and Tickets €25.00

Calendar Girls - Glor Irish Music Centre

26th Mar 2014 - 29th Mar 2014

Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 March, 8pm, €15

Calendar Girls

presented by Ennis Players

Community, Theatre



When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.

This is a 100 % charity production by the Ennis Players with all proceeds going to the following local charities:

    Cahercalla Hospice

    Slainte an Chlair Cancer services

    West Clare Cancer Care Centre

    Alzhheimers Day Care Centre Ennis

 

The Drifters Revue Show - Glor Irish Music Centre

4th Apr 2014

Friday 4 April, 8pm, €20

The Drifters Revue Show

Direct from the USA with their fantastic Tribute to the Drifters

Music

A fantastic night for all music lovers young and old, featuring the hits 'Saturday Night At The Movies', 'Under The Boardwalk', 'More Than a Number In My Little Red Book', 'Save The Last Dance For Me' and many many more:

Kilfenora Traditional Music Festival

24th Apr 2014 - 28th Apr 2014

The festival includes sessions with some of Ireland's finest traditional musicians and singers, a gala concert, evening ceilis, mass with traditional music and a Sunday open air ceile with the world famous Kilfenora Ceile Band in its 105th year

Clare Garden Festival - Showgrounds Ennis

27th Apr 2014

The festival features an impressive line-up of expert garden speakers, an extensive Garden and Food Fair with over 50 stalls, children's entertainment and plenty more.

Contact Carmen Cronin on 087 6117538 - www.claregardenfestival.com