D15 Youth Theatre Summer 2017

D15 Youth Theatre Summer 2017

April - July 2017

Tue 4 Apr - Sat 1 Jul 2017

Throughout the Spring & Summer terms, D15 Youth Theatre members are working on improvisation and scene creation with a focus on writing their own scripts for performance, to bring you their second self-scripted theatre piece. The piece will be co-directed by Eimear Morrissey and Mark Rogers and will be performed on 1 July.

Further performance details and ticket prices for iCourt here.      

Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas.

Summer Projects 2017 - Fingal Film School - SOLD OUT

Summer Projects 2017 - Fingal Film School - SOLD OUT

Mon 26 - Fri 30 Jun 2017

MON 26- FRI 30 JUNE 2017  10AM-4PM    
Age Range: 13-16 Years  Cost: €55

Want to learn how to make your own films?  Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the films. These workshops are an initiative of Fingal Arts Office.

Booking through Box Office: 01-8852622

Thelma & Louise (1991)
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Thelma & Louise (1991)

Wed 28 Jun 2017 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Simultaneously funny, heart-breaking and peppered with action, Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise is a potent, well-acted road movie that transcends the feminist message at its core. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play Thelma and Louise, two working-class friends who together have planned a weekend getaway from the men in their lives, one an overbearing oaf and the other simply will not commit. After an altercation at a bar, the two decide that they have no choice but to go on the run. Also stars Brad Pitt and Harvey Keitel.

Cert: Club  Language: English  Dur: 130 mins  Dir: Ridley Scott
In association with Access Cinema

Film at Draiocht

Film at Draiocht

Wednesday Films - September-December 2017

Thu 29 Jun - Fri 22 Sep 2017

Draíocht is delighted to screen its season of films, usually on two Wednesday evenings each month at 7.30pm in the Main Auditorium. We have a broad and varied programme to include some contemporary releases and also some children's films, which we usually show on a Saturday at 3pm. As some of the films we might screen have not been certified by the Irish Censorship Office yet, we need to operate as a film club, so a nominal fee is integrated into the ticket price for all films, so screenings are €7.50 full price and €6 concession, with children's tickets just €5, which we hope you will agree is very good value. Draíocht presents its film season each year from September through to June, in association with Access Cinema.

We will shortly announce our September-December 2017 Season, including a FREE Film on Culture Night, Friday 22 September 2017.

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Mack Fleetwood - Rumours
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Mack Fleetwood - Rumours

The Premium Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band

Fri 30 Jun 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

It is 40 years since the iconic Rumours album was released and the songs are still as fresh and relevant today. Mick Fleetwood called Rumours ‘the most important album we ever made’, because it was this record’s success that allowed Fleetwood Mac to continue making music for years afterwards. Rolling Stone ranked it number 25 in its ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list. This show features all the greatest hit songs on the Rumours album plus many more. A must for Fleetwood Mac fans!

photo credit: Trevor Quinn
 

Neil Delamere Live
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Neil Delamere Live

Sat 1 Jul 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game, which celebrates its 10th birthday on TV this year. With that, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money.

"Simply put, Delamere is a master." The Scotsman

iCourt

iCourt

D15 Youth Theatre

Sat 1 Jul 2017 2.30PM & 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €5

Netflix secrets have leaked on the world wide web and social media apps are on trial. But are they really the ones to blame in an age where we share everything ...
A devised piece by D15 Youth Theatre seeks to encourage it’s audience to begin a dialogue on what we share in the age of information.

Written by Alex Cahill.
Devised by the Members of D15 Youth Theatre.
Directed by Eimear Morrissey and Mark Rogers.

​Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas.

Rainy Days

Rainy Days

July & August

Sat 1 Jul - Thu 31 Aug 2017 Draíocht Galleries

On a rainy day over the Irish summer you are very welcome to visit our galleries and explore our two exhibition spaces with your children.
Our friendly box office staff will assist you with paper, clipboards, colouring pencils and a handy page (and a cushion if you need one!) and give you ideas and games to help you while away a few hours.

Summer Projects 2017 - Summer Song School

Summer Projects 2017 - Summer Song School

Mon 3 - Fri 7 Jul 2017

MON 03- FRI 07 JULY 2017  
10AM - 4PM / THU 06 JULY 10AM - 8PM
Free Concert For Family & Friends On Thu 06 July At 7pm
Age Range: 13- 16 Years   Cost: €55

SongSchool return with this week long project for those who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing a concert, making a video, learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as much as they do … not to mention forming bands and having fun! Participants receive a CD of their songs, a DVD of their videos, and a certificate of participation.

Booking through Box Office: 01-8852622

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Summer Projects 2017 - Art Explorers Adventures Of Me - SOLD OUT

Summer Projects 2017 - Art Explorers Adventures Of Me - SOLD OUT

Mon 17 - Fri 21 Jul 2017

WORKSHOP A: 6-8 YEARS / 10AM-12.15PM / €40
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS / 1PM-3PM / €40

Inspired by our Ground Floor Gallery exhibition ‘Limitless’, artist Genevieve Harden will introduce the children to a range of art materials and look at artist’s who use themselves as inspiration for their art. ‘Adventures of Me’ will be an artistic journey, from giant finger prints, to drawing shadow silhouettes, to clay portraits, to painting a life-size me and the creation of a personalized storage box, all of which will be curated into their end of week exhibition for all to enjoy.

Booking through Box Office: 01-8852622

The Golden Age of Big Band Vegas
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The Golden Age of Big Band Vegas

Presented by The Ultimate Big Band Show

Fri 8 Sep 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

A Larger than life show, a Larger than life Band and a Larger than life era.

Las Vegas due to its very nature has been a melting pot for musicians and acts from the early 1940’s to the present day. Legendary acts such as The Rat Pack, Louis Prima, Elvis Presley, Liberace and much more have all been a huge part of the city's history. The Ultimate Big Band Show are bringing that history back to life with this explosive new show.
From the lonely corner Jazz club to the heyday of the legendary Sands Hotel Ballroom to today’s MGM Grand Arena, this scene was and is one of the most exciting music scenes ever to exist.

Directed by Saxophonist Daire O’Reilly, The Ultimate Big Band Show presents a night of entertainment that transports you back to these glory days of Vegas. This electric 20 piece jazz orchestra has gone from strength to strength bringing amazing music and great fun to every stage they play. Boasting some Jazz legends such as Pat Glynn, Gene Bannon, Dag Carroll, Bobby Lynch, Daire O’Reilly and Paul Cox this act never disappoints ... Remember, only legends survive Vegas!

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Shakespeare On The Loose

Shakespeare On The Loose

Mount Sackville Secondary School

Wed 13 Sep 2017 3PM & 8PM Main Auditorium // €10 Matinee / €15/€12 conc Evening

This is a play inspired by Shakespeare’s female characters.
Ophelia, Juliet, Lady Macbeth, Cordelia, Goneril and Regan are all central characters in Shakespeare’s plays and often determine the ultimate outcome of the tragedies. A popular question among school students is why Shakespeare is still studied in schools around the world? Why has his work thrived for over 500 years? The answer is simple. His stories are still relevant today. That is the essence of this play as it imagines the plight of Shakespeare’s ladies in a modern day setting.

The very issues of ambition, vulnerability, romance, greed and jealousy are the bedrock of Shakespeare’s tragedies. This play discusses these emotions around the table of ‘Loose Women’ hosted by Gabby. ‘Loose Women’ is a daytime talk show where women come together to analyse problems and attempt to solve them.

With a cast of 27 Transition Year students, this play has been Written by Clodagh Havel and Directed by Niamh Dowling, both teachers from Mount Sackville Secondary School.

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The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things

Starcatchers & Branar Téatar do Pháistí

Thu 14 - Sat 16 Sep 2017 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / Ages 6 months – 2 years / Dur: 45 mins

The world all around us is made up of wonderful shapes. But sometimes there are so many shapes that some shapes get lost. This is a story of two shapes, Cubert and Triantán, and the adventures they have finding their way back to each other. Set in a soft and tactile environment Starcatchers and Branar tell this interactive story through puppetry, object theatre, music and sound.
Designed for children aged 6months – 2 years and their adults.
Created by Ailie Cohen & Marc Mac Lochlainn.

THU 14 SEP   10AM & 12 NOON
FRI  15 SEP   10AM & 12 NOON
SAT 16 SEP   1PM & 3PM  
€7 adults / €5 children / Ages 6 months – 2 years
Dur: 45 mins (includes 10 minutes play time)

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"Beautifully tailored, tactile delight of a show." ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

Mary Coughlan & Band - Live & Kicking
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Mary Coughlan & Band - Live & Kicking

Thu 14 Sep 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €22.50 conc

Mary Coughlan’s 30 plus years in the music business has been a rollercoaster hell of a ride and this concert will reflect that, featuring all the songs that are close to Mary’s heart and life. Often described as the greatest female vocalist and interpreter of songs that Ireland has ever produced, she proudly stands alongside the iconic giants of jazz on both sides of the Atlantic, Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf. Mary is the only singer these shores have produced to rival the greatest of European cabaret and American jazz club blues because of one thing: her unique voice. Her whisky-blurred, smoke-seared, husky voice delivers songs in a delicious and unapologetic Irish drawl, sceptical, rueful, mournful and melting, ardent for love. This much loved voice easily wraps itself around Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, Elvis Presley and Joy Division to name but a few.

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"Ireland has never produced a singer quite like Mary Coughlan." The Irish Times

"Her talent is awesome." The London Observer

"A song is not complete unless it is sung by Mary Coughlan." Melody Maker

"Mary’s live performances must be seen to be believed." New Music Express

The Songs & Poems of Percy French

The Songs & Poems of Percy French

The Percy French Troubadours & Guests

Wed 20 Sep 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €15

Laugh, sing and maybe even shed a tear with the 18 strong Percy French Troubadours, who invite you to join with them again for this evening of songs, poems and sketches by Percy French. Featuring all-time favourites ‘Are ye right there Michael?’, ‘The Darling Girl from Clare’, ‘To The West’, ‘The Four Farrellys’ and ‘Abdul Abulbul Amir’ (Percy’s first successful song), they’ll even give you a sheet with all the words to sing along!
The Percy French Troubadours have clocked up an impressive number of gigs as they continue fundraising for a variety of local charities. Having already raised over €65,000 for a variety of charities, this night will be in aid of The Daughters of Charity Mission Fund.

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Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny
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Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny

Legends of Irish Music

Sat 23 Sep 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs, some Eastern European music and originals composed by Andy.

Between them, Andy and Donal have been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Their unique style of accompaniment is an ongoing influence in the wider world of Irish music. Andy and Donal, in their separate ways, have contributed to a veritable renaissance in Irish traditional music. Between them, they have careers that read like a 'Who's Who' of popular music, having both played with or produced music with a variety of artists from Paul Brady, Christy Moore, Bill Whelan and Davy Spillane to Elvis Costello, Clannad, Eddi Reader and Diana Krall.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to see these two legends of Irish music on stage together at Draíocht.

MORE ... Andy & Donal on ARENA, RTE Radio 1

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The Four of Us Acoustic Gig

The Four of Us Acoustic Gig

Sat 30 Sep 2017 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €20

The 4 Of Us shot to early fame towards the end of 1989 with their debut Songs for the Tempted, which featured the massive hits Mary and Drag My Bad Name Down. The follow up Man Alive made Q magazine's prestigious Top 50 Albums of 1992 and included the UK Top 30 song She Hits Me.

‘Sugar Island’, their latest album, explores the brothers' early years growing up in Northern Ireland; musically, it focuses on the trademark interplay of their acoustic guitars. As singer Brendan recalls: ’It was a dark time for sure, but as kids we still managed to have a lot of fun. Everyone who lived through that time has their own stories to tell; we thought we’d share some of ours.’

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"… as we have come to expect from The 4 Of Us, the songs are imbued with considerable melodic flair. Excellent." Hot Press

"The music brims with the palpable sense of the past, the acoustic guitars evoking a grand old era of folk, blues and R&B." The Irish Times

The Nualas Are All Spanxed Up!
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The Nualas Are All Spanxed Up!

Thu 12 Oct 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

It's 2017 - The Nuala sequins are out, the hurty shoes are on, the hair is coiffed to within an inch of its life and the liposuction didn't work. But who cares! They've got spanx!
Yes, Ireland's favourite all-girl, musical-comedy trio, The Nualas, are on the road again! Expect an evening of scintillating new song, spleen-rupturingly hilarious new chat and a stunningly bendy repertoire of new moves, despite the fact that they've lost all feeling from the waist down (the spanx).

Since their first outing in 1995, their unique brand of intricately-arranged, self-penned songs and provocative perspective on everything from spanx to hors d'oeuvres to global apocalypse has wowed audiences from Singapore to Moate. In an utterly fabulous career they've played extended seasons in London, Melbourne and New York, written and recorded several series for BBC Radio 4, appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, released a video (yes, 'video') with Sony, split up and got back together again, clocked up innumerable TV appearances and met Chris de Burgh in the flesh. Now, with this fabulous new extravaganza, The Nualas promise to leave your ankles swollen with laughter, your ear drums throbbing in sheer musical ecstasy and your eyeballs bulging out of their sockets in disbelief as they knock it out of the comedy park yet again (in spanx).

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Donna Taggart Jealous of The Angels
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Donna Taggart Jealous of The Angels

Donna Taggart And Her Musicians

Fri 13 Oct 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €22.50 / €20 conc

In just one week Donna Taggart’s Single “Jealous of the Angels” went viral and it sent her album straight to No. 1 on the Billboard World Music Catalogue Charts. The song has reached No.1 in the iTunes USA Easy Listening Chart along with 7 other countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and the UK.
The Omagh-born viral sensation began singing when she was 22. It started by accident when a friend asked her to sing at a funeral. She has been singing and recording songs ever since. Donna first came to prominence in 2011 when her acclaimed debut album Celtic Lady Vol. 1 was picked up by highly respected BBC Radio Ulster presenter Gerry Anderson. A second album followed in 2013 (Celtic Lady Vol.2). This led to TV appearances on Ireland West Music TV Christmas show alongside the cream of musical talent in Ireland including Nathan Carter.
Donna’s debut concert tour in February led to sell out shows in Galway, Derry, Armagh, Omagh & 2 sold out nights in the Waterfront Studio, Belfast.

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David O’Doherty Big Time
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David O’Doherty Big Time

Fri 8 Dec 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs.
David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's and has just completed his largest ever UK tour.

As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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