Johnny Duhan - The Irishman’s Finest Collection
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Johnny Duhan - The Irishman’s Finest Collection

Fri 27 Apr 2018 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €18 / €15 conc

In a career spanning 50 years, his greatest achievement is a quartet of epic song collections - Just Another Town, To The Light, The Voyage and Flame - which correspond to the four chapters of his lyrical autobiography, TO THE LIGHT.
Sylvie Simmons (author of the acclaimed Leonard Cohen biography I’m Your Man) had this to say about Johnny’s prose autobiography 'There is a Time'; “When I started to read it I couldn’t put it down. He has such a way with words...”
Johnny’s songs are sung worldwide in a variety of languages, thanks to the focus put on them by Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Mary Black and hosts of other Irish and international singers. His song The Voyage has become a modern classic. Christy Moore has termed Johnny “One of our greatest songwriters.” And the late Ronnie Drew described him as “one of my favourite songwriters.”
Join Johnny for an evening of songs from his newest album 'The Irishman's Finest Collection'.

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The Three Tenors 2018
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The Three Tenors 2018

With Star Violinist & Local Guest Choir

Fri 11 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €28.50 / €26.50 conc

Performing up to 100 concerts annually in major venues throughout Ireland & UK - Derek, Dominic and Shane - collectively The Three Tenors Ireland - have been the headline act annually in such prestigious venues as the National Concert Hall Dublin, Cork Opera House, UCH Limerick, Wexford Opera House and recent sell-outs in Belfast Waterfront Hall and the 5 star Belfast Lyric Theatre. They also performed in Armagh, Belfast,Christ-Church Dublin, & Galway Cathedrals. Standing Ovations at every Concert! The trio has regularly appeared on both BBC and RTE Radio One and recently gave a lengthy interview on TV3 March 2016.

Ireland’s hottest trio - RTE award-winners Derek Moloney, Dominic McGorian and Shane Morgan, promise you a night to remember! Introducing new hits ‘Caledonia’ ‘Over the Rainbow’ ‘RUN’ & ‘I don’t wanna talk about it’ (in special arrangements) the trio also include firm favourites ‘I Believe’, ‘SHE’ and from Sinatra (My Way/New York, New York), Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah), Pavarotti (Nessun Dorma) and The Dubliners - A rousing selection of the greatest Irish Ballads to include (Song for Ireland/The Wild Rover).
This exciting, thrilling, fast-moving concert is packed with the world’s most beautiful, magical feel-good, uplifting songs. Their noted friendliness & connection with their audience makes this event a special night-out.

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"FABULOUS, high-calibre, contemporary style - the entire audience was moved by their soulful performance." Sunday Independent

"The best version of ‘Hallelujah." RTE

"I would recommend this wonderful concert to anyone–the most delicious box of chocolates your ears could ever have. Knockout vocal performance." New York Times

The Don Baker & Rob Strong Band
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The Don Baker & Rob Strong Band

Irish Legends Celebrate 50 Years on the Road

Sat 12 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Two of Ireland’s best ever Rock/Blues musicians have collaborated to record an album together and will tour Ireland with their band this Season. Described by Bono as ‘the best harmonica player in the world’, Don Baker is a prolific singer / songwriter / musician with two number ones ‘Winner in You’ and ‘Inner City’. As an actor Don is best known for his role in ‘In the Name of the Father’ alongside Daniel Day Lewis; and as gangster Thomas Flynn in ‘Fair City’. Rob Strong has a sensational voice and once turned down the opportunity to join ‘Deep Purple’. He regularly tours Europe with his son, Andrew Strong, lead singer of ‘The Commitments. Indeed Andrew and his sister Niamh will both guest with the band on a number of dates, as will Dubliner Richie Malone (Rhythm Guitarist with Status Quo) and Don’s lifelong friend Finbar Furey.
All in all, Don, Rob and the band guarantee a great night of real rock n’ roll Live! No backing tracks, no sound effects, no lip-sync; just pure raw talent that has stood the test of time over 50 years on the rock n’ roll road in Ireland, the country’s finest ever exponents of Soul, Rock and Blues!

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Fingal Youth Orchestra - Annual Celebration Concert 2018

Fingal Youth Orchestra - Annual Celebration Concert 2018

Sun 13 May 2018 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.
www.fingalorchestra.ie

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Shout! The Mod Musical
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Shout! The Mod Musical

A Nostalgic Nod to London’s Swinging Sixties

Thu 17 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

The musical follows five young female subscribers to a fictional magazine called Shout!, ‘the magazine for the modern woman’, as they come of age during the liberating 1960s that made England swing. From cover to cover, Shout! unfolds like a musical magazine and travels in time through the decade, chronicling the dawn of liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black and Lulu were independent women with major careers, English (and indeed Irish!) women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about women. Shout! and its all-female cast reflect that change through the unforgettable music of the era. Featuring some of the top musical theatre performers Ireland has to offer, Shout! wears its heart on its sleeve, but also has its tongue firmly planted in its cheek. The groovy blend of foot-stomping songs, eye-popping fashions, bouffant hairstyles, hilarious stories and mod musings will make you want to throw your head back … and SHOUT!

Verdant & Do R Die Productions. Directed & Choreographed by Daniel ‘Cheech’ Maguire.

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Dominic Kirwan & Guests in Concert
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Dominic Kirwan & Guests in Concert

With Special Guest Lisa Stanley

Fri 18 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Dominic Kirwans stage presence lights up the room, ignites and engages the audience and holds them in the palm of his hands, a vibrant mix of classic country, a hint of rock and roll, a sprinkling of a ballad, a touch of a standard with just a spot of an inspirational classics. Omagh born entertainer Dominic Kirwan has been all over the world entertaining audiences to packed venues in the last two years. His return to the Irish theatre stage sees Dominic present a show for all ages covering many of his much loved recordings and introducing tracks from his most recent successful country album ‘My Country Favourites’. With an excellent band and a powerful stage show this is a concert not to be missed.

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Starkids on Stage 2018

Starkids on Stage 2018

Fri 25 - Sat 26 May 2018 Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc

FRI 25 MAY  7PM
SAT 26 MAY 3PM (Sold Out) & 7PM 


Join the cast of Starkids for their end of year production. This talented cast of children aged 3 to 17 years will have you well entertained with excerpts from The Wizard of Oz, Wicked, Annie, Matilda, Trolls the Movie and Hairspray. A superb evening of song, dance and drama is guaranteed from these amazingly talented children. A must for all the family.
www.starkids.ie

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

In Aid of Jigsaw Dublin 15 (Young People's Health In Mind)

Tue 29 May 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €15

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. The concert will feature a selection of music acts performing on electric and acoustic guitar. A wide range of students (young and ‘mature’), will perform both instrumental pieces and songs; giving students a platform to perform in a concert setting. John's aim is to create a positive and relaxed atmosphere; to allow students to flourish and enjoy the experience of performing.

John has been working as a Professional Guitarist since 1993, performing live, on Radio and TV and Recording Studio. Graduating from the Cork School of Music with a Diploma in Instrumental Music Teaching (Guitar) in 1996, he subsequently worked as a Classical Guitar Tutor at the school, until his return to Dublin where he was employed as Guitar Tutor in Wesley College, where he remained for 14 years. He has also worked in the Blanchardstown area over the last number of years in various schools, along with his private teaching. He has worked with many well-known artists including Damien Dempsey, Glen Hansard, Sinead O'Connor, Mary Black, Frances Black, Lisa Lambe, Johnny McEvoy, Ronnie Drew, John Sheehan, Barney McKenna, Paul Potts, Finbar Wright to name a few.

www.dublin15guitarlessons.com

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Sinatra – Nothing But the Best

Sinatra – Nothing But the Best

Rat Pack Promotions with Ken Kirwan & his Swing Band

Thu 31 May 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Start Spreading The News ... Ken Kirwan & his Swing Band will bring you back to the days of Vegas with his ‘Sinatra - Nothing but the Best’ show. From full throttle belters that will bring the house down to whispered speech level songs Frank was famous for. Ken's delivery is always right and befitting of the originals such as My Way, Lady is a Tramp, That's Life, New York New York, Mac The Knife, Leroy Brown and many, many more. With some very special guests this show is a must see ... The Best Really is Yet to Come!

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The Classic Beatles - The White Album 50th Anniversary
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The Classic Beatles - The White Album 50th Anniversary

Fri 1 Jun 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €23 / €21 conc

The White Album incredibly turns 50 this year and to celebrate, The Classic Beatles (the only Beatles tribute act endorsed by Sir George Martin) are doing what they do best and taking it out on the road. Join them for 2 hours of all out Beatles classics. Not only will they be playing The White Album, they will also feature the usual classics that spanned The Beatles incredible musical career. As well as many costume changes, the band also partake in the witty banter for which The Beatles were equally famous. A Classic Beatles show brings all the joys of Beatledom to a whole new generation and allows first generation fans to relive the music that changed our lives forever.

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Magical Strings

Magical Strings

Sri Raagam International Veena and Music Academy

Sat 2 Jun 2018 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €15 adults / €10 children

The Veena is an ancient Indian musical stringed instrument. Cradling the 1.5m long instrument gracefully, Srimathi Mohana Priya Anand, the principle of Sri Raagam International Veena and Music Academy is proud to present Ireland’s first ever Veena concert featuring students from Malaysia and Ireland. They take to the stage their magical strings of Veena to perform varieties from Carnatic Fusion, Indian, Malaysian and other famous hits bringing the music of the East and West together. This promises to be a evening not to be missed.

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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2018
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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2018

Rumours of Hotel California - 40 Year Anniversary Special

Fri 8 Jun 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

After a year of sell-out shows, The Illegals are taking their unique 'Rumours of Hotel California' show back on the road, to celebrate two classic rock albums from two iconic rock bands, The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.
Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerizing voice and mischievous spirit, The Illegals will take you on a journey for three hours of soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs. The best of two legendary bands in one night? It’s almost too good to be true. Songs like ‘Gold Dust Woman’, ‘Last Resort’, ‘Go Your Own Way’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’, ‘Dreams’, ‘New Kid In Town’, ‘The Chain’ and ‘Hotel California’ – and many others: all in celebration of over 40 years of music from two of the greatest rock bands of all time.

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"Niamh is outstanding - The Rolls-Royce of Irish Rock." RTE

"Simply Stunning." The BBC

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2018

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2018

Sun 10 Jun 2018 7PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €12 conc

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KidKast Castleknock are delighted to be showcasing their year's work in Draíocht this year. Come see their fantastic students, ranging in age from 3-14 years, demonstrate their dancing, singing and acting skills. It's guaranteed to be a fun night of entertainment with something for everyone. Under the direction of Eunice McMenamin.

Stagezone on Stage 2018

Stagezone on Stage 2018

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun 2018 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

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Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Cinderella, Under the Sea, Oliver!, Matilda, Join the Circus, High School Musical, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar and Chicago! This is a wonderful opportunity for all our students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy. Stagezone Theatre School is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.
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Frankie’s Guys

Frankie’s Guys

A celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Fri 30 Nov - Sat 1 Dec 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

'Frankie's Guys - A celebration of 'Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons' is a fast paced, energetic production with an authentic live concert feel. Putting their own charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as, 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Walk Like A Man', ‘Sherry’ & 'Oh What A Night', the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why ‘The Four Seasons’ sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame'. With slick choreography, charm, charisma, brilliant audience participation and amazing live vocals, it’s clear to see why ’Frankie's Guys’ are receiving standing ovations up and down the country.

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