Panto Goes on Sale Tomorrow 1 October 2010, 10am
September 30, 2010
The year is flying along and booking is about to open tomorrow for our annual panto, which takes place in January 2011.
Coolmine Panto Group invite you all to join Dorothy, Strawman, Tinman and the Lion as they travel to Oz in pursuit of their dreams. Hot on their tails are Dorothy’s Aunt, Molly Madcap and a variety of funny and colourful characters who will delight and entertain you. But will the Wicked Witch of Cabra West stop them? Be warned, there are four witches in this enjoyable and hilarious Pantomime for all the family.
Fri 7 - Sun 16 Jan 2011 7.30PM / 2PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €15 conc
Box Office tel: 01-8852622
Booking Opens 10am on Friday 1 October 2010
Culture Night at Draiocht - 24 September 2010
September 24, 2010
Celebrate Culture Night at Draiocht
- SPECIAL OFFER TICKETS to 'The Colleen Bawn', just 15 euro, Tel Box Office, 8852622
- 20 FREE TICKETS to 'The Colleen Bawn' given away on Draiocht's Facebook Page
- FREE WORKSHOP: Make Your Own Pinhole Camera - with Artist in Residence Garvan Gallagher - SOLD OUT
- FREE TOUR: Mediated tour of our Ground Floor Gallery exhibition 'In Colour', at 7pm (includes 2 free tickets to The Colleen Bawn, 8pm). Free but please book through Box Office, 885 2622
See you then!
Box Office: 01-885 2622
WIN tickets to the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra on Thurs 30 Sept 2010
September 22, 2010
DUBLIN CITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA - FOR ONE NIGHT IN DRAIOCHT!
Thu 30 Sep 2010 8PM / Main Auditorium // Tickets: €18 / €14 conc
To win 2 tickets just go here: http://www.draiocht.ie/events/competitions/
Deadline 26 September, 6pm. Winner will be emailed on Monday morning!
There is nothing to beat the rhythmic drive and sheer power of a jazz big band. The Dublin City Jazz Orchestra brings this quality to its concerts with superb ensemble playing and its outstanding soloists from all four sections, reeds, trombones, trumpets and rhythm. All of the members of this 17 piece jazz orchestra are well known members of the Irish jazz scene and they bring to this orchestra all their well honed skills as they perform arrangements from the great International writers and Irish composers.
Ciaran Wilde and Mark Adams founded the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra and it began as a big band in 2007 to enable students at the Ballymun Wind Project to see and hear what a big band would look like as an encouragement to them in their studies.
After a performance in the IMC tent at the Electric Picnic in 2008 the band had two residencies since then in the Button Factory in Dublin’s Temple Bar in the Summer and Autumn of 2009. It began another residency in the Button Factory in February which has continued throughout the year.
This year the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra has appeared twice on the Late Late Show on RTE with the singers Mary Coughlan and Jerry Fish.
The members of this orchestra have played with many great jazz musicians from America and Europe such as:
Bobby Wellins, Tina May, James Williams, Georgie Fame, Guy Barker, Scott Hamilton, Jon Faddis, Brad Mehldau, Louis Stewart, Bobby Watson, Alan Barnes, Stacey Kent, Christine Tobin, Harry Allen, Roy Williams, Spike Robinson, Joe Temperley, George Masso, John Wadham, Mike Nielsen, Greg Osby, Claire Martin, John Taylor, Mihály Borbély, Julian Arguelles, Rick Peckham, Steve Arguelles, Florian Ross, Gilad Atzmon, Sean Carpio, Furio di Castri, Francesco Turrisi, Justin Carroll, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Phil Woods, John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Sid Lawrence Orchestra, 'Back to Basie' Big Band and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain,
The members have also performed with other artists such as:
Van Morrison, Ronnie Drew, Shane McGowan, Dana, Johnny Logan, Amy Winehouse, Emer Mayock, Cora Venus Lunny, Sharon Shannon, The Commitments Band, The Waterboys, RTE Concert Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Irish Film Orchestra, Wexford Opera, Cyprus State Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The band members are:
Alex Mathias(tenor sax), Derek O’Connor(tenor sax),CiaranWilde(alto sax), Nick Roth(alto sax), Robert Geraghty(baritone sax).
Jim Clarke(trombone), Karl Ronan(trombone), Barry McBrien(trombone), Paul Frost(bass trombone & vocals)
Danny Healy(trumpet), Ray Martin(trumpet), Eamon Nolan(trumpet, Mark Adams(trumpet & vocals).
Phil Ware(piano), Hugh Buckley(guitar),
Cormac O’Brien(double bass), Shane O’Donovan(drums).
Bewleys Hospice Coffee Morning in Dunshaughlin - 16 September 2010
September 16, 2010
Aidan & Nicola were delighted to be invited to the Bewleys Hospice Coffee Morning in the Pastoral Centre in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath today by Claire and Diane, annual organisers of this fab event.
An amazing array of cakes and buns were on display and the donations were coming thick and fast for this most worthy cause. We loved meeting everyone and fantastically, almost everyone had heard of Draiocht before and many had already been to a show. We gave away 3 prizes of show tickets to 'The Colleen Bawn' and 'Mary Coughlan' so looking forward to seeing you all in Draiocht again soon.
21 Sept: We just heard that a total of 2200 euro was raised, so well done to all involved!
Do you believe in Magic?
September 10, 2010
Did you know that Draiocht & other Arts Organisations, musicians, writers, photographers and more are having a National Day of Action to fight potential cuts to our arts budgets on Friday 17 September. Please show your support for Draiocht with a quick and easy way to email ALL your local politicians here ... http://www.ncfa.ie/index.php/site/email