Frances Black and Kieran Goss Reunion - SOLD OUT

Frances Black and Kieran Goss Reunion - SOLD OUT

David Hull Promotions

Wed 22 Feb 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €27.50

25 years after the smash success of duo Frances Black and Kieran Goss, and following the success of their Grand Opera House Belfast shows, Frances and Kieran have announced details for their Reunion Tour in 2017 and we are delighted to welcome them to Draiocht.
It’s been over 25 years since Frances and Kieran last toured together. In the intervening years both artists have enjoyed huge international success in their respective solo careers, but it was the inspired pairing of these unique talents as a duo in the early ’90s that first caught the imagination of the Irish public.

Now for the first time in Blanchardstown they reunite for this special show.

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"It had been such a long time since we worked together that we were both nervous, but from the very first song of the first show we knew we were doing the right thing. The audience sang every song with us ... the whole evening felt like a meeting up of old friends .. both Frances and I loved every minute of it. We're delighted to be offered this opportunity to play more shows together. We may even turn our reunion into an annual event!" Kieran Goss

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Isla Grant The Hits Concert 2017
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Isla Grant The Hits Concert 2017

With Al Grant

Fri 24 Feb 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Scotland’s most popular singer-songwriter Isla Grant makes a welcome return visit to Ireland. Isla is now established in Ireland, Australia, the UK, Canada and America as a singer/songwriter of the highest quality. In the last year she has completed hugely successful Tours of New Zealand, Australia and the UK and once again received a 'Gold Disc' for CD sales. Add this to nine 'Platinum Discs' already received in Ireland and you can see why this Scottish Lass is so popular. Her highly entertaining concert show features all her wonderful hit songs. Isla's interaction with her audience is second to none and the atmosphere at her live Shows is a joy to behold. As always her genial husband Al Grant will feature in a guest spot in the show.

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The Legend of Luke Kelly with Chris Kavanagh
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The Legend of Luke Kelly with Chris Kavanagh

Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend

Sat 11 Mar 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €15 conc

On 30th January 1984 it is said that the whole of Dublin grieved the early death of Dubliner legend Luke Kelly who has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and whose music is widely regarded as one of Ireland's cultural treasures.

Dublin singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old. He learned to play the piano by ear when he was five and his love and passion for Luke Kelly's music led him to learn to play the 5 string long neck banjo. Over the past fifteen years he has amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances in prominent Irish venues such as Vicar Street & the Cork Opera House with the regular attendance of Luke Kelly's family. He has also toured this show abroad in England, Switzerland, Germany and Australia and in November 2011 Chris stood in with folk legends The Dubliners on their German tour and also made a guest appearance  on their 50th anniversary concert DVD recorded in Vicar Street. When Chris sings, his talents capture the depth and passion of the great man that he was so heavily influenced by.
He is joined on stage by one of Irelands leading guitarist/composers, Michael Howard and traditional musician Joe Finn on Uilleann pipes, Whistle, Flute & fiddle.

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All Shook Up

All Shook Up

Front Row Performing Arts School

Sat 18 Mar 2017 2.30PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

Front Row Performing Arts School is proud to present ‘All Shook Up’. Built around the songs made famous by Elvis Presley, All Shook Up tells the story of a small town girl with big dreams and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. It’s 1955 and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets. This hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’.
This is a fun loving musical for all the family!


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An Evening with Coolmine Musical Society

An Evening with Coolmine Musical Society

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Mar 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc

Join Coolmine Musical Society as they welcome you to an evening night which will celebrate the great tapestry of musicals down through the years. From jazz to jazz hands, musical classics to musical moderns and all that comes from spending an evening in our company. We’ll get your feet tapping, your head nodding and who knows you might even join in with a song or two.

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Stockton’s Wing - Celebrating 40 Years 1977-2017
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Stockton’s Wing - Celebrating 40 Years 1977-2017

Thu 20 Apr 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

After their hugely successful run of gigs at The Temple Bar TradFest 2016 and a headline show at the Fleadh in Ennis, Stockton’s Wing will play Draíocht's Main Stage this Season, Celebrating 40 Years 1977-2017 and performing from their vast and eclectic back catalogue of recordings.

Stockton’s Wing was the sound of progressive Irish music during the 80’s and early 90’s. Their eclectic mix of traditional, contemporary and original music along with their powerful energetic and creative live shows guaranteed national and international success. Their hit song ‘Beautiful Affair’ was voted into the all-time top 75 songs on RTE radio and reached no 7 in a similar poll on Today FM.
They recorded 8 studio albums, 1 live album and several compilations, singles and collaborations with artists such as The Dubliners and Finbar Furey. They played a supporting role to Michael Jackson and Prince at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, performed with Sammy Davis Junior at Lansdowne Road and Richard Harris, Tom Berenger and Sean Bean danced to their music on the set of The Field.
The current line-up has Mike Hanrahan – vocals & guitar, Steve Cooney - didgeridoo, bass guitar, Tommy Hayes - percussion, Paul Roche – flute, whistles, Tara Breen - fiddle and Karol Lynch on banjo and mandolin.

In the words of the band's producer, PJ Curtis after a recent reunion gig “What an extraordinary, amazing, mind-blowing concert the Wing delivered last night. I'm still spinning from it. It was TRIUMPHANT! ... no other word for it ... such an incredible turn-out ... and the music and the vibe made it a NIGHT TO REMEMBER!!! It rates as one of the top gigs of the decade for me!"

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Luan Parle and Clive Barnes
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Luan Parle and Clive Barnes

Sat 22 Apr 2017 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €14 conc

Two of Ireland's finest songwriters and performers Luan Parle and Clive Barnes have for many years been gaining an international reputation as solo performers. For the past two years they have been performing together to sold out audiences across Ireland, US & Europe.

Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits & accolades. Her top 10 hit single 'Ghost' spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most played Irish single of that year.
Parle signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age and has written and recorded with some of the world’s most successful songwriters & producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crowe, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion).
Parle signed with Elton Johns Management Company Twenty First Artists and opened for Elton three nights at the London Hammersmith Apollo. Signing to Sony Records, Parle released her critically acclaimed album 'Free' in 2007. To date she has released 3 studio albums and is currently working on her latest material due for release during 2017.

Clive Barnes is highly regarded as one of the finest performers on the roots circuit and has been gaining a worldwide reputation as one of the finest songwriters and guitarists on today's scene.
Having released four critically acclaimed albums of his own, he has played and recorded with some of the finest musicians on the world stage including Joe Cocker, Taj Mahal and Eric Bibb and also shared stages with Dr John, Jeff Beck, Solomon Burke, The Blind Boys of Alabama, & Gary Clark Jr to name but  few.
Barnes has played numerous US, UK and European Tours and taken various awards, Including Album of the Year for ‘Welcome to Farewell’ in the US magazine ‘Acoustic Guitar'. His new album 'Get Low' is due for release during 2017.

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"Luan Parle is quite simply one of the most exciting singers to emerge from Ireland, or any other country for that matter! She is a superb song smith as well." Evening Herald

"She seamlessly blends various American genres and styles including country, blues, jazz and pop on a dozen tunes, any of which would stand up in it’s own right. ‘Is This Goodbye’ showcases her voice & songwriting prowess to terrific effect. The Full Circle is a real winner." ★★★★ Hot Press

Vladimir and Anton Live
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Vladimir and Anton Live

These young virtuosos have been playing together for almost 20 years ... a thrilling collision of sound ...

Fri 5 May 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Vladimir and Anton are Slovakian sibling musicians with a shared rare gift – mastery of the classical violin. These young virtuosos have been playing together for almost twenty years. Vladimir & Anton push their instruments and each other (sometimes literally) on to ever greater heights of artistic expression, joyful harmony and thrilling duels, this is sibling rivalry sound-tracked like you have never heard it before.
The brothers have been busy touring the UK as special guests of superstar soprano Katherine Jenkins, they have also played a special concert at the Slovakian Embassy in London as part of the Euros 2016, as well BBC Proms in the Park in Belfast. Following the successful national tour in Ireland in Autumn 2016, they are back to play a limited run of concerts for their Irish fans this May.

This thrilling collision of sound, performance, ancestry and rivalry combines to wonderful effect in Vladimir & Anton’s must-see live concerts, and on their debut album, recorded live onstage in Ireland. Expect to hear Flight Of The Bumblebee, Shostakovich Waltz, Dance of the Nights, Dark Eyes, Those Were The Days and many more.

Starring Vladimir & Anton Jablokov with Adam Kuruc (Piano) & Peter Vizvari (Double Bass).

www.vladimiranton.com

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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2017
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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2017

The Ultimate Classic Rock Double Tribute

Sat 13 May 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

Celebrating their 20th year, The Illegals are back at Draiocht with a new line up of songs that includes some of the old favourites and a whole raft of new material – songs like James Dean, Gold Dust Woman, Landslide and Wasted Time. You’ll love The Illegals live - an entertaining three-hours of vocal harmony, superb musicianship, unforgettable songs and great fun - served up by a band at the top of its game.

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"Outstanding - The Rolls-Royce of Irish Rock." RTE

"Simply Stunning." The BBC

Annual Celebration Concert - Fingal Youth Orchestra

Annual Celebration Concert - Fingal Youth Orchestra

Sun 14 May 2017 7PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €10 conc

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Fingal Youth Orchestra are delighted to present their Annual Celebration Concert. 
Comprising of nearly 60 members, FYO 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. FYO 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, FYO adopts a non-competitive and motivational approach to all its activities. 

www.fingalorchestra.ie

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Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Concert in aid of ARC Cancer Support Centre

Mon 22 May 2017 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €15

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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

The Henry Girls - Far Beyond The Stars
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The Henry Girls - Far Beyond The Stars

Thu 25 May 2017 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €14 conc

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Donegal sisters  Karen, Lorna and Joleen are collectively known as The Henry Girls; nurtured musically by their celtic roots, their sound is not bound by them. They have found a way to personalise their music and, steeped as they are in tradition, successfully nourish the seeds of old with a bright, refreshing approach. They have a knack for creating authentic original material rich in traditional values. Their tight three-part harmonies are matched by soulful musicianship across a range of instruments including harp, fiddle, accordion, ukulele, banjo and piano.

This Spring sees them release their 6th studio album, produced by Calum Malcolm (Blue Nile, Heidi Talbot), called Far Beyond The Stars.

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Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert
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Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert

Music From The 40’s To Today

Sat 10 Jun 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

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Route 66 Big Band were formed in 1998 and over the years have played at weddings, festivals, charity fundraisers as well as at the Rose of Tralee Festival Ball in the Dome in Tralee. Made up of experienced musicians from Dublin, Meath and Kildare, with a fabulous brass and saxophone section, they are perfectly blended together to produce the very best in Big Band entertainment. Because of many, many requests from admirers to hear the band they began theatre performances in 2015 and have now acquired a strong following. The key to their success, as confirmed by their audiences, is the great mix of music that they play which appeals to every age group.


With hits from Amy Winehouse, Adele, Frank Sinatra, Paulo Nutini, Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Glen Miller & many more!

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"I can’t wait for this band to come back, they were truly fantastic, great show / It was a great show, great music, class / A really entertaining show, the Route 66 Band were superb in every sense of the word." Audience Feedback From Previous Shows