Frankie Gavin and De Dannan
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Frankie Gavin and De Dannan

Fri 25 Apr 2014 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

For many years traditional super group De Dannan were the forerunners in the Irish traditional music world but after 33 years, 14 albums and a number of changes in the line-up, the group disbanded in 2003. Frankie Gavin, one of the most celebrated Irish fiddle players of all time and original member of De Dannan, reformed the band in 2009 to reflect “De Dannan of the 21st century”. The new line-up is led by Frankie, Barry Brady (accordion), Colm O'Caoimh (guitar and vocals), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass and vocals) and the incomparable Michelle Lally on lead vocals. Michelle follows in the long line of amazing singers in De Dannan such as Mary Black, Dolores Keane and Maura O’Connell. The group has performed for three American presidents including engagements at The White House and the U.S. Capitol Building. They have toured China with the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra and played venues such as Shanghai Grand Theatre and Beijing Opera House with performances aired on ‘China Central TV’ to over 500 million viewers. Their most recent album , "Jigs, Reels & Rock 'n' Roll", features their friend and Rolling Stones legend, Ronnie Wood, as guest guitarist.
 

Bernard O’Shea - CANCELLED
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Bernard O’Shea - CANCELLED

Star of RTE’s Republic of Telly

Sat 26 Apr 2014 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €18 / €16 conc

Unfortunately Bernard has had to cancel his upcoming gig here on Saturday after dislocating his knee. We will contact everyone who has already booked in and hopefully get Bernard back soon. 
 



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Reeling in the 60’s

Reeling in the 60’s

With Ronan Collins & Special Guests

Thu 1 May 2014 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

The people who brought you the sell-out ‘Reeling In The Showbands’ now present ‘Reeling in the 60’s’, a joyous celebration of the great music of the era, starring Ronan Collins, Karen Black, Simon Casey, The Sugar Cubes, The Swarbriggs, Tony Kenny and many more.

Enjoy the music of Roy Orbison, Gene Pitney, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Tina, Lulu, Connie Francis, The Everly Brothers, Cliff, Elvis, Neil Diamond, The Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel and many more from the wonderful 60’s!


The show’s exciting finale is an ALL Cast Salute to the great 60’S Era. All of the stars join in for a medley of songs from the unique period, when shekels’ were cast aside and people celebrated life and living like never before. They rocked and rolled around the world. Bringing you back in time to this magical musical period. It will send you home with great memories of a wonderful and never to be repeated time in world wide popular music!

1959 Pink Thunderbird
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1959 Pink Thunderbird

OnQ Theatre Company Double Bill

Fri 2 - Sat 3 May 2014 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €14 conc

Laundry and Bourbon
In "Laundry & Bourbon" we meet Elizabeth Caulder, a strong-willed, longsuffering Texan housewife who is trying to hold the fort while her husband, Roy, takes off for days at a time, indulging in drunken sprees and extramarital affairs. She is joined by her best friend, the outspoken yet brassy Hattie Dealing, and town gossip and country club member Amy Lee Fullernoy. Together, the three women throw about the kind of rumours that thrive in small towns, becoming ever more intoxicated and forthcoming about everyone's secrets--including their own.

Starring: Fiona Tuohy (as Elizabeth) / Lisa Neville (as Hattie) / Jean Ryan (as Amy Lee).

Lone Star
In "Lone Star", we meet Elizabeth's husband Roy, a Vietnam veteran who has had a difficult time adjusting to the changes that have taken place in his home town while he was at war. He now spends his nights behind Angel's Bar, reliving his glory days and staging mock battles with his younger brother, the sweet but slow-witted Ray. Their evening is interrupted, however, by the arrival of Cletis Fullernoy, who idolizes Roy but has come to give him some bad news. The fallout from Cletis' visit leads the two brothers into a confrontation, as long-hidden secrets are dredged up and Roy is forced to admit that things are never going to be the way they were.
Starring: 
Paul Cullen (as Roy) / Dermot Brady (as Ray) / Don Whelan (as Cletis)

Director: Carol Ryan / Lighting: Lisa Kearns

MORE CREATE DANCE

MORE CREATE DANCE

Dance workshops with dancers Mark Rogers and Philippa Donnollan

Sat 3 May - Sat 28 Jun 2014

SATURDAYS MAY TO JUN 2014 (6 WEEKS)
JR GROUP: 5-8 YRS & SNR GROUP 9-15 YRS

These innovative workshops with dancers Mark Rogers and Philippa Donnollan are designed for children who love to dance and also happen to have an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings of a similar age. During each of these engaging workshops we will experiment with dance in a fun and creative environment. Places are free, but limited and must be booked in advance. If you would like to find out more about this project, check out our website or contact sarah@draiocht.ie. Booking tel: 01-8098029.



Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 6 May 2014

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 10.30AM-11.30AM
01 APR, 06 MAY, 03 JUN, 01 JUL // AGE: 2-3 YRS // FREE

Join early year’s artist Orla Kelly in an exciting, fun, curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. These sessions will be unthemed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided.  This hour offers a creative and artistic expertise to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.   

Places are free, but limited so advanced booking is strongly advised. Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date. Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so child must be accompanied at all times. 



Believe

Believe

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht - In association with the Irish Film Institute

Wed 7 May 2014 10.30am Main Auditorium // €2

Set in 1984 Manchester and inspired by real events, Believe is a funny and touching fictional tale about the legendary Manchester United football manager, Sir Matt Busby, who helps a wayward boy fulfil his dream. An act of petty crime by 11 year old Georgie becomes a collision of fate as Sir Matt tracks him down, only to discover that the boy is an extraordinarily gifted footballer and captain of a team of unruly talents.


Film details: UK ● 2013 ● Drama ● 94 min ● Director: David Scheinmann

School Booking Details:
Suitable for 4th, 5th & 6th class pupils
Cost:€2 per student. 2 teachers free per class.
Booking tel: 01-8852622
Please let us know about any special needs at time of booking.

Includes an Introduction on the morning by the Education Dept of the IFI.



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Bealtaine at Draíocht during May 2014

Bealtaine at Draíocht during May 2014

Celebrating Creativity As We Age

Wed 7 - Fri 23 May 2014

Thousands of older people all over the country take part in the Bealtaine Festival each year during the month of May. 2014 is its 19th year and Draíocht has a variety of Special Offers for our over 65s, all just €10. We hope you’ll join us!
A maximum of 2 tickets can be bought at these prices per person.
Not applicable to group bookings.
TEL BOX OFFICE 01 885 2622

07 MAY 8.15PM - MUSIC
JUST A SONG AT TWILIGHT WITH FIL CAMPBELL
Full price: €14 // Bealtaine: €10 // More here ... 

08 MAY 8.15PM – MEET THE AUTHOR
AN AUDIENCE WITH JIMMY MAGEE
Full price: €14 // Bealtaine: €10 // More here ...

15 MAY 10.30AM-1PM - FELT WORKSHOP
WITH JOANNE KIDNEY
Course Fee €12 / Bealtaine: €10 (includes materials) // More here ...


23 MAY 10.30AM-1PM - HAND DECORATING CERAMICS
WITH JENNY CLEARY
Course Fee €12 / Bealtaine: €10 (includes materials) // More here ...



Just a Song at Twilight 2014
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Just a Song at Twilight 2014

With Fil Campbell & Tom McFarland

Wed 7 May 2014 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €14 / €12 conc / Bealtaine €10 / Early Bird: €10 (book before 06 Apr 2014)

This is a nostalgic and affectionate tribute to the Irish folk songs that generations of Irish grew up with, a mix of popular songs and stories from the 30s and 40s that were recorded by women like Delia Murphy, Bridie Gallagher and Mary O’Hara. Sing along in chorus to songs like ‘The Old Maid in the Garrett’ and ‘The Spinning Wheel’, ‘Love’s Old Sweet Song’, ‘Let Him Go Let Him Tarry’ and many more old favourites. 


  Early Bird: €10 (book before 06 Apr 2014)

An Audience with Jimmy Magee
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An Audience with Jimmy Magee

Thu 8 May 2014 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €14 / €12 conc / Bealtaine €10

One of the most iconic figures from RTE Television and Radio, Jimmy Magee recollects anecdotes and tales from over 50 years behind the microphone at World Cups, Olympic Games, The Tour De France, Champions League, World Title Fights, in fact virtually every major sports event of the last half a century. Hear how he christened Pele, nearly had a punch up with Nigel Benn and discovered Maradona. Have your questions at the ready for a lively Q&A.

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Red Hurley 2014

Red Hurley 2014

Fri 9 May 2014 8PM Main Auditorium // €29.50

Red will perform his greatest hits from down through the years, including ‘Love is All’, ‘When’, ‘Kiss Me Goodbye’, ‘Broken Promises’, ‘Isadora’, ‘A Poor Man's Roses’, ‘Let The Heartaches Begin’ and many more. Red is considered to be one of the finest performers Ireland has ever produced. His signature rich powerful voice, relaxed charm and energetic stage shows have captured the hearts of audience’s everywhere. Performances throughout Europe and the United States have firmly established him as a truly exceptional entertainer.
 

Counter Culture
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Counter Culture

Written and Performed by Katie O’Kelly

Sat 10 May 2014 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €15 / €12 conc / Early Bird: €10 (Book by 06 April 2014)

Welcome to the world of fashion retail, a labyrinth of sequins, hangers, sales targets and bunions where ‘the customer is always right’. Four shop employees. One day on the shop floor. A day so jam-packed it is bursting at the seams and the workers feel as disposable as the clothes they sell. This is a whirlwind solo show by Stage UK Best Solo Performer nominee in the Edinburgh Fringe 2012. Come delve into the hidden world behind the super friendly smiles of our department stores. Laugh, weep and scream!

A Show in a Bag Production. Directed by Donal O'Kelly

Dur 60 mins (no interval)

Early Bird: €10 (Book by 06 April 2014)

"One of those performers with true stage presence." British Theatre Guide

"A kaleidoscopic story ... pitch-perfect O’Kelly." Irish Theatre Magazine

"Moves flawlessly from belly laughs to breaking the audience's hearts." Liberty

Tupelo

Tupelo

Best Folk Act, Hot Press Reader’s Poll 2013

Wed 14 May 2014 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €15

This exciting, original, acoustic roots act consists of an eclectic line-up of instruments including banjo, guitar, fiddle, double bass, mandolin, harmonica and dobro. Their sound is fresh and unique. Between headlining shows, appearances at countless festivals and playing support to some of music's biggest acts, the band loves being on the road and performing for their fans. Tupelo released their second album 'Push On' in February. In aid of PALS Preschool which provides help to children with Autism.
 

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London
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Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Written & Performed by Alison Skilbeck

Thu 15 May 2014 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €14 conc

Following her critically acclaimed tour of ‘Are There More of You?’, Alison Skilbeck returns with her new solo show exploring the life of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century. In October 1942, Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President, takes a dangerous trip to wartime London. In her last days, as the Cuban Missile Crisis pushes the world to the brink of catastrophe, Eleanor relives her journey and recalls her life, from unhappy child, to unconventional wife.

Directed by Lucy Skilbeck.

Includes a post show Q&A with Alison.


More info on the show's Blog ... here ... 

Read an interivew with Alison Skilbeck ... here ... 

"You’ll leave the theatre feeling uplifted and inspired." **** performancereviewed.com

"​... incredibly well-composed and elegantly performed." The Stage

Don Baker
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Don Baker

Fri 16 May 2014 8PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc / Early Bird: €14 (Book by 06 April 2014)

Over the years Dublin born Don Baker has built a solid reputation as a singer, guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter. Many of his own compositions offer disarmingly honest reflections on aspects of his own life and personality, and he has openly spoken of his deeply spiritual approach to life and people. He has recorded several acclaimed albums, including Almost Illegal, Born With the Blues, Duckin' & Divin’, Miss You, No Regrets Live in Concert, Just Don Baker, No Nonsense and Rain On The Wind. Don’s 2013 album, My Songs, My Friends, features a selection of his own songs sung and played by a star-studded line-up of guests including Liam O Maonlai, Brian Kennedy, Gemma Hayes, Finbar Furey, Sinead O’Connor, Eleanor McEvoy, John Spillane, Mick Pyro, Clara Rose, Rob Strong, Pat Collins, Martin Furey, Paddy Casey and Declan O’Rourke.

Early Bird: €14 (Book by 06 April 2014)

Jack and the Beanstalk - SOLD OUT
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Jack and the Beanstalk - SOLD OUT

Lyngo Theatre Company

Sat 17 May 2014 11AM / 2PM / 4PM / Age 3+ Draíocht Studio // €6 adults / €5 children

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale now gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone - enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!

Age 3+
11AM (extra show) / 2PM (sold out) / 4PM (sold out)

A Night in November
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A Night in November

Presented by Ramor Theatre

Sat 17 May 2014 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc

This hilarious show tells the tale of Kenneth McAllister's rebellious journey as he travels from Windsor Park in Belfast to Doran's Bar in New York to watch ‘Jack's Army’ in their quest to win the 1994 World Cup. Kenneth, a regular middle-class Northern Protestant recognises for the first time the pettiness and horror of bigotry as he joins his fellow Northern Ireland football supporters on the terraces of Windsor Park during the world-cup qualifier between the Rep of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In the wake of this match he starts to re-evaluate his life and decides on a momentous change. This production of Marie Jones’ smash-hit one-man show, A Night in November features Padraic McIntyre playing the part of Kenneth. Padraic McIntyre is best known as Artistic Director of Livin Dred Theatre Company and as writer/director of The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down. 
 

"It has always been hard to resist the dark, knowing humour of Marie Jones' bittersweet A Night in November." Jane Coyle, Irish Theatre Magazine

"Emotional potency and touching observations ... poignant mix of funny and sad ... as relevant as ever." Culture Northern Ireland

Family Day: Nationwide Draw Day: Space Scapes

Family Day: Nationwide Draw Day: Space Scapes

Sat 17 May 2014 Draíocht Galleries

This annual event brings the best out in our pencils. This year we will create an imagined Space Scape. Drawing on black sugar paper, our artists will direct you how to shade and colour using chalks and erasers to create an outer space scene, with planets, rockets and stars.

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. 

NEW SESSION TIMES ARE 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM // SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM // SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM // MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP // Dress for Mess / Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part / Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family days are not designed for groups / All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

See a full list of participating Galleries ... here ... 



Fingal County Youth Orchestra 2014
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Fingal County Youth Orchestra 2014

Annual Celebration Concert

Sun 18 May 2014 7PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €10 conc

Comprising of roughly 60 members, FCYO nurtures the orchestral playing of musicians ranging from 8 to 18 years of age. The four musical staff members work together tirelessly to bring out the best in each and every player. FCYO fosters a love for orchestral playing, cultivating musical talent and musical appreciation in an atmosphere of enjoyment and teamwork. Spanning a huge repertoire of music, from concertos to pop songs, FCYO adopts a non-competitive and motivational approach to all its activities.
 

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Mon 19 May 2014 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €10

NOW ON SALE

Following on from the success of last years event, the Summer Concert returns, showcasing the musical talents of students studying with local guitar tutor, John McLoughlin at Dublin15Guitar.com. The concert will feature a selection of music acts, young and mature, on electric and acoustic guitar, performing both instrumental pieces and songs. A positive and relaxed atmosphere allows students to flourish and enjoy the experience of performing.
 



Rebecca (1940)
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Rebecca (1940)

Draíocht Film Club

Wed 21 May 2014 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €7 (non members) / €5 / €3 conc (members)

A shy ladies' companion meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter in Monte Carlo, fall in love, marry and return to Manderley, his large country estate in Cornwall. Max is still troubled by the death of his first wife, Rebecca, in a boating accident the year before. The second Mrs. de Winter clashes with the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold on everyone at Manderley. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. 

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Percy French at Kilkee by Martin Boland

Percy French at Kilkee by Martin Boland

Starring the Percy French Troubadours & Guests

Wed 21 May 2014 8PM Main Auditorium // €15

On the 10th of August 1897 Percy French’s epic journey to a show performance at Moore’s Hall, Kilkee resulted in the highly entertaining ‘Are ye right there Michael?’ which describes his journey from Dublin to Kilkee on the West Clare Railway. Enjoy this evening of songs and poems by Percy French, an insight into his life and music, 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), sung by an eclectic mix of singers, including the Mellow Chords Barbershop Troupe and the Percy French Troubadours 5 piece band.

Percy French is perhaps best known as a writer of humorous songs, but he was active also as an editor, concert promoter, landscape painter, sketch writer, poet, banjo player, and stage entertainer. Born in 1854 at Cloonyquin House, County Roscommon, he was the second son of landowner Christopher French and his wife Susan Emma (nee Percy). He was educated in Ireland and England. In 1872 he began an engineering degree at Trinity College, Dublin. There he developed his talent for songwriting.

In Aid of St Brigid’s Church, Blanchardstown.

Deathtrap by Ira Levin
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Deathtrap by Ira Levin

CAS Productions

Fri 23 - Sat 24 May 2014 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €14 conc

Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a ‘dry’ spell which has resulted in a string of failures. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a college student - a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. The student agrees to a collaboration and then the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness keeping the audience enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.

This ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients – gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. This is both a compelling examination of jealousy, revenge and artistic rivalry and a drama of dazzling wit and humor. The longest running comedy thriller on Broadway.

Cast:
Sidney Bruel - Tom Ronayne
Myra Bruel - Fiona Doyle 
Clifford - Stephen Gorman
Porter - Anthony Blake
Helga - Danielle Keaney

Directed by Conor Armstrong Sanfey


 

Postscript
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Postscript

Bigger Picture Projects

Thu 29 May 2014 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €12 conc / Early Bird: €10 (Book by 06 April 2014)

A poignant and humorous account of a woman turned detective on a mission to reveal the truth.
‘From an early age I was told I was adopted. In fairness I think my parents had no choice but to tell me, what with me being redheaded with pale skin in a family with dark skin and dark hair – this made it pretty obvious that something wasn’t right. While I loved being able to say I was adopted when I was a child (it made me feel exotic), I also learned that it was a word that was used by adults with a dropped voice.  ‘Bad blood will out’ was a phrase that was often thrown about in conversation in relation to adopted children in 70’s Ireland.

Dur: 60 mins (no interval)

Early Bird: €10 (Book by 06 April 2014)

Read an article by Noelle Brown in Journal.ie ... here ... 

"A moving story … powerful piece of work." **** The Irish Times

"A gentle, sad, funny delight." Sunday Independent

Starkids Celebrate

Starkids Celebrate

10 Years in the Making

Fri 30 - Sat 31 May 2014 FRI 30 MAY, 8PM / SAT 31 MAY 2PM & 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €12 conc

Join the very accomplished and talented cast of Starkids and Starkids Academy as they celebrate 10 years with a fun packed family show highlighting all their best shows over the last 10 years including excerpts from South Pacific, Moulin Rouge, Chicago and the incredible new production Frozen. Starkids Stage-School and Academy are a local School in Coolmine, Dublin 15 and cater for children 3-18 years for full details of our classes and Summer camps check out our website: www.starkids.ie.

FRI 30 MAY, 8PM
SAT 31 MAY 2PM & 8PM

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 3 Jun 2014

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 10.30AM-11.30AM
01 APR, 06 MAY, 03 JUN, 01 JUL // AGE: 2-3 YRS // FREE

Join early year’s artist Orla Kelly in an exciting, fun, curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. These sessions will be unthemed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided.  This hour offers a creative and artistic expertise to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.   

Places are free, but limited so advanced booking is strongly advised. Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date. Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so child must be accompanied at all times. 



Declan Sinnott
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Declan Sinnott

With Vicky Keating

Fri 6 Jun 2014 8PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc / Early Bird: €14 (Book before 06 April 2014)

World renowned Irish guitarist, producer, songwriter and folk legend Declan Sinnott comes to Draíocht for one special night with Vicky Keating. With a career spanning over 40 years, Declan has played guitar and produced music for Irish folk luminaries such as Christy Moore, Mary Black, Sinead Lohan and John Spillane to name but a few. He was a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts - two of the most influential trad/electric bands in Ireland. In 2012 at the age of 61 Declan released his debut album ‘I Love The Noise It Makes’. The twelve songs cajole and transport the listener through a sometimes hauntingly real, often desperately hopeful journey that will remain long after the music dies away. It is above all else music to be savoured.

Early Bird: €14 (Book before 06 April 2014)

 

Revenant by Stewart Roche
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Revenant by Stewart Roche

Starring Simon Toal

Fri 6 Jun 2014 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €14 conc

Carter has found the perfect location to shoot his zombie movie set during the famine - a country house on an island off the coast of Mayo. The only catch is he has it for just 3 days. So when his lead actor drops out the day before shooting starts, Carter is faced with a dilemma - pull the plug on his dream project or cast the mysterious Vardell, an actor with a dark unknown past. Visceral, blackly comic and genuinely scary.

The Secret of Q
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The Secret of Q

Spreacha 2014 - Het Filiaal - The Netherlands

Mon 9 - Tue 10 Jun 2014 10AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Stage // €6 adults / €5 children

G is ten and has never been outside. That’s just the safest thing to do, says Q. He’s the boss of the town where G lives with her father, mother, and grandfather. As long as you stay inside, nothing can go wrong. Those are Q’s rules, and everyone keeps them - until G’s grandfather remembers something and suddenly disappears. For the first time in her life, G breaks the rules and goes outside: looking for both her grandfather and the secret of Q … A spectacular show, with cameras, puppets, models, and projection – this exciting thriller for young and old will take your breath away!

From the producers of Miss Ophelia.


Draíocht Stage // €6 adults / €5 children / Age 7+ / Dur: 60 mins / 2 teachers free per class

Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.

Presented by Shortworks, a network of 4 venues committed to presenting the highest quality arts experiences for children.


 



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Swing
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Swing

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Fri 13 - Sat 14 Jun 2014 8PM Draíocht Stage // €16 / €12

This is a charming play about the relationship between May and Joe which develops throughout a year of swing dance classes. A play about dancing and music and love and not settling and feeling like an eejit and being brave and having doubts and trying your best and trying new things and thinking outside the box and seeing things clearly and living as well as you can and giving it a lash! 

Developed as part of Show in a Bag.
Written by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran.
Winner of Bewley’s Little Gem Award.

Early Booking Advised - Limited Capacity.

"Funny, warm, and well produced, with a rousing finale that’s enough to make you kick up your own heels." ★★★★★ Irish Theatre Magazine

"There's a real sweetness to this comedy. Give it a whirl." ★★★★ Sunday Times

Summer Projects 2014

Summer Projects 2014

June - August 2014

Mon 16 Jun - Mon 18 Aug 2014

FINGAL FILM SCHOOL
MON 16-THU 19 JUNE 2014 // 10AM-4PM        
AGE: 13-16 YRS // €45
Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 4 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 the Fingal Arts Office.


SUMMER SONG SCHOOL
MON 21-FRI 25 JULY 2014 // 10AM-4PM
THU 24 JULY 10AM-8PM
AGE: 11-16 YRS // €55
FREE CONCERT FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS ON THU 24 JULY AT 7PM
After the success of last year, Song School return with this workshop 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.


CRAFTY ADVENTURES: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD (IN FIVE DAYS!)
MON 28 JULY- FRI 1 AUG
WORKSHOP A: 6-8 YRS // 11AM-12PM // €30
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YRS // 1PM-3PM // €45
Join us for this week of exciting arts and crafts, where we will travel around the globe to experience different arts mediums (paint, clay etc), cultures, histories, buildings and countries in a fun and creative environment. Please respect age limits, dress for mess and don’t worry about coloring inside the lines.


DIVE INTO DRAMA
MON 11-FRI 15 AUG 2014
WORKSHOP A: 9-13 YRS // 10AM-1PM // €40
WORKSHOP B: 14-18 YRS // 2PM-5PM // €40
Workshop participants will experiment with theatre and drama through the use of high energy and engaging group games. Through these fun techniques, participants will learn about voice works, physical theatre, stage craft, working from script and performance in an informal and safe space.

Summer Projects can be booked directly with Box Office on 01-885 2622.



Mini Music Academy 2014

Mini Music Academy 2014

With Castleknock School of Music

Fri 20 Jun 2014 Draíocht Workshop Room // €5

These workshops have been specially designed and delivered by Castleknock School of Music for different age groups ranging from 6 months to 7 years. They include movement, singing and instruments that your baby will understand and react to. These workshops prove increasingly popular each year so early booking is advisable.
          
11.15-11.45am // Baby Butterflies // 6-12 months         
12.00-12.30pm // Busy Babies // 12-24 months                  
12.45-01.15pm // Red Robins // 3-4 yrs
1.30-2.00pm // Bonny Bluebirds // 2-3 yrs

2.15-2.45pm // Pink Bears // 4-5 yrs
3.00-3.30pm // Yellow Bunnies // 5-6 yrs
3.45-4.15pm // Green Frogs // 6-7 yrs

WORKSHOP NOTES:
Please respect age limits on each workshop. Each child needs to be accompanied by an adult. We strongly advise that younger/older siblings and babies do not accompany adults to the class. Booking through Box Office on 01-885 2622.



Stagezone on Stage 2014

Stagezone on Stage 2014

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Jun 2014 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Join the talented young stars of Stagezone Theatre School as they journey through the African jungle, on to the South Pacific islands and then Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz! This highly entertaining production for all the family will showcase our talented students with excerpts from some of the top West End musicals, hip hop dancing and comedy.
 



Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Draíocht Film Club

Wed 25 Jun 2014 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €7 (non members) / €5 / €3 conc (members)

This witty, fast-moving rom-com set in London in 1593, follows the trials and tribulations of Will Shakespeare, a struggling young playwright suffering from a dreadful bout of writer's block. No matter how hard he tries, he just can't seem to make any headway with his latest work, ‘Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter’. But then, Will meets and falls instantly in love with the startlingly beautiful Viola.

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The Dubliners Dilemma
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The Dubliners Dilemma

By Declan Gorman

Thu 26 Jun 2014 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €12 conc

Described as ‘Vivid’ (Irish Times), ‘Remarkable’ (Metro Herald), ‘Ingenious’ (Mail on Sunday) and ‘a compelling performance’ (Irish Theatre Magazine) Declan Gorman’s one-man tram-hurtle through James Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ is set in 1914. London publisher Grant Richards is determined to re-read Joyce’s controversial manuscript, eight years after rejecting it. Should he risk everything second time around and be the one to launch this volatile but brilliant genius on a world about to descend into the madness of war?

Dur: 50 mins (no interval) & 25 minute AV Presentation
 

Declan O’Rourke
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Declan O’Rourke

Fri 27 Jun 2014 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

“Declan O’Rourke is an example of how quality control can work in your favour; he hones songs quietly and assiduously until they are just right. There are songs here that are as rich as dark chocolate melting into your brain; songs sung in a resonant, reflective voice that will bring tears to your eyes and make you contemplate important matters such as life, love, what makes the world go round’. The Irish Times.

Need we say more? Early booking advised.
 

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 1 Jul 2014

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 10.30AM-11.30AM
01 APR, 06 MAY, 03 JUN, 01 JUL // AGE: 2-3 YRS // FREE

Join early year’s artist Orla Kelly in an exciting, fun, curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. These sessions will be unthemed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided.  This hour offers a creative and artistic expertise to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.   

Places are free, but limited so advanced booking is strongly advised. Booking for each session opens 2 weeks before session date. Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so child must be accompanied at all times. 



Knee Deep
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Knee Deep

Casus Circus, Australia

Thu 3 Jul 2014 7PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / €10 children / Family of 4: €48

Casus is Australia's hottest new circus company featuring artists who have performed with CIRCA, Polytoxic, Legs on the Wall and Briefs Collective. Their debut work Knee Deep is an inventive blend of circus and modern media using traditional and contemporary circus techniques. It’s circus from the heart with astonishing skills and exquisite beauty from four performers at the top of their game.

This is a show about relationships in which the performers are constantly pulling each other up and pushing each other down. They try to stand tall by clambering on each other's shoulders, reaching the sky. But an egg dropped from a height into a bowl is a reminder that if they fall, these performers will smash too. Catastrophe - or at least scrambled eggs - is only a misjudged shift of weight or a mistimed balance away. There's nothing cracked about that or about this awe-inspiring show.

Duration 60 mins (no interval)

Early Bird: €12 (Book before 06 April 2014)

"Raw, modest and utterly astounding." **** Arts Hub, Melbourne Spiegeltent

"Utterly hypnotising." Zenobia Frost, Rave Magazine

"The crowd was in awe." Adelaide Now

Family Day: Chunky Charcoal Animals

Family Day: Chunky Charcoal Animals

Sat 26 Jul 2014 Draíocht Galleries

Getting inspiration from the Margo Banks exhibition that surrounds us, during these sessions we will experiment with charcoal and sugar paper. Our artists will help you learn about blending and contrast. We also will make charcoal rubbings and create a beautiful frame for our finished pieces.

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. 

NEW SESSION TIMES ARE 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM // SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM // SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM // MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP // Dress for Mess / Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part / Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family days are not designed for groups / All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!



Jimmy MacCarthy

Jimmy MacCarthy

Tue 9 Dec 2014 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €22 conc

Draiocht is delighted to welcome back Jimmy MacCarthy, one of Ireland's foremost songwriters.
Having written for major Irish artists Christy Moore, Mary Black, Mary Coughlan, Maura O’Connell, and Westlife, and released four albums of his own, Jimmy will pay homage to old favourites such as ‘Neidin’, while introducing more recent work such as ‘Andalucian Gray’ and ‘Children of Mile’.
A native of Macroom Co. Cork Jimmy MacCarthy was  singing in pubs and busking from an early age. His first single ‘Miles of Eyes’ was released in 1981 and from there he went on to create some of the most well known songs in the Irish folk and contemporary repertoire such as ‘Ride On’, ’No Frontiers’ ,’Katie’, ‘The Bright Blue Rose’, ‘The Contender’, ’Mystic Lipstick’ ‘Missing you’ and many more.