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.’

"… 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

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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Duke Special - Hallow
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Duke Special - Hallow

With Support from Our Krypton Son

Sat 14 Oct 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Seamus Heaney described his friend, the poet Michael Longley, as: 'a keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders'. On this very special tour, Duke Special will be performing songs and music based on the poetry of this influential and renowned Belfast writer. Longley's poems are full of gentleness, honesty, mischief and love and are peppered with a cast of artists, animals, flowers, friends and long forgotten soldiers. As ever, Duke Special is mining a new seam of inspiration, hunting for treasures and what it means to be a human being.

Many people are aware of Duke's platinum album ‘Songs From The Deep Forest’, and the hit song ‘Freewheel’, but many may be surprised by the cultural breadth of his other work. His creative talents have seen him involved in projects as diverse as writing the theme tune for the Irish Sesame Street to writing the music for and appearing in Deborah Warner’s critically acclaimed 2009 production of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ at London’s National Theatre. He has presented a documentary on the life of '50s megastar Ruby Murray, has been commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to write a series of original songs based on photographs for their exhibition of the photographers Stieglitz, Steichen, and Strand. He has performed with orchestras such as the Ulster and RTE Concert Orchestras and has finished an unfinished musical by Kurt Weill based on Huckleberry Finn.

Support on the Night from Our Krypton Son

Commissioned by Strollers Touring Network.


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Hello Dolly!

Hello Dolly!

Pioneer Musical Society - Celebrating 100 Years

Tue 17 - Sat 21 Oct 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €17 Opening Night / €20 Wed-Sat

Dolly Gallagher Levi sets New York alight in one of the greatest musicals of all time. Dolly, a matchmaker who has been hired to arrange a marriage for the widowed half-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, has other plans. Recently widowed, Dolly believes that Horace and his fortune will make her the perfect mate. Join Dolly and her irrepressible friends for a story of the joy of living, glittering with happy songs and jumping with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage.

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Barbara Dickson
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Barbara Dickson

With Nick Holland and Anthony Toner / David Hull Promotions

Mon 23 Oct 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €30 / Early Bird €25 (Book before 09 Sept 2017)

Barbara Dickson’s interpretation of traditional music, married with 20th Century songs and material from the theatre, is renowned and admired. She tours with the immensely talented Nick Holland, who plays keyboards and sings. They intimately shape the music, sharing the space and filling it with superb, crafted sound. A mature mixture of sublime old and new songs for every taste. Barbara is excited and thrilled that Anthony Toner has agreed to be her guest on tour in Ireland in 2017. His new album ‘Ink’ has had exceptional reviews since its recent release.

Early Bird €25 (Book before 09 Sept 2017)

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Aonghus McAnally Celebrating Christie Hennessy
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Aonghus McAnally Celebrating Christie Hennessy

The Platinum Collection

Thu 26 Oct 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €22.50 conc

One of Ireland’s most beloved singer-songwriters, Christie Hennessy delighted audiences at home and abroad until his tragic and untimely death in 2007, aged just 62. In this all-new show, celebrated entertainer Aonghus McAnally brings the Hennessy songbook to life with his uncanny recreation of his close friend Christie’s voice and guitar playing. Featuring all his best loved hits – Messenger Boy, Jealous Heart, Don’t Forget Your Shovel, If You Were To Fall, All The Lies That You Told Me, and the iconic Roll Back The Clouds – this magical evening showcases the storytelling brilliance of Christie Hennessy with 22 of his greatest songs.

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All Shook Up

All Shook Up

Coolmine Musical Society

Tue 14 - Sat 18 Nov 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €17 Opening Night / €20 Wed-Sat

Coolmine Musical Society are delighted to be getting their hips shaking and lips moving with All Shook Up. Now or never is your chance to see this roustabout of a musical, which features the music of Elvis Presley and is based on the story of William Shakespeare’s 12th Night. With characters including charming Chad, eclectic Ed and sassy Miss Sandra, this promises to be a night out with a little less conversation and a lot more music. If music be the food of love, then be a fool and fall in love with All Shook Up.

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The Rat Pack Live Christmas Show
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The Rat Pack Live Christmas Show

Fri 1 - Sat 2 Dec 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €22.50 / €20 conc

Start spreading the news and tell everyone that you are going to celebrate Christmas at Draíocht with The Rat Pack Live performing all the greatest songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Come along, listen and join in and experience the greatest songs of the famous Rat Pack era with classics like My Way, Chicago, Under My Skin, That’s Life, That’s Amore, Mr Bojangles plus some beautiful Christmas festive favourites like, White Christmas, Silent Night and many more.

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Phil Coulter - Pure Gold
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Phil Coulter - Pure Gold

Thu 7 Dec 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €27.50 / €25 conc

Phil’s long career as a songwriter, producer and recording artiste has been recognised over the years with so many gold discs that the theme is totally appropriate. Very few in the music business can boast of having chart entries in every decade since the sixties. Even fewer can match the range of Phil’s output – from Eurovision winners to folk classics, from tender ballads to sporting anthems, from Luke Kelly to Elvis Presley!
His new show, Pure Gold, will feature Phil’s personal favourites as he trawls through his 50 years of creativity. 

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Good Time Villains / Declan Greene / Gary Tiernan

Good Time Villains / Declan Greene / Gary Tiernan

Presented by The Playlist, Phoenix FM

Sat 9 Dec 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €10

Generate the vibe for a gig that is to mark the end of a wonderful year on Phoenix FM, The Playlist will present what is to be an amazing night of music. A great opportunity to catch some of Blanchardstown’s local talent.
Indie Folk band Good Time Villains (GTV) will be playing crowd favourites such as Mr. Keeper and Lemonade Lakes. Declan Greene’s meticulously crafted songs tell deep, soulful & relatable stories. And Gary Tiernan has been described by Ceol Collective as ‘an excellent songwriter with commanding delicate vocals to complement his tales of love and relationships.

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ABBA Forever
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ABBA Forever

It’s Christmas! It’s Party Time! It’s ABBA!

Tue 12 - Wed 13 Dec 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €17 conc

Their music is still the most played on radio stations around the world; the musical based on their life is still packing theatres from Waterloo to Timbuktu and Mamma Mia was a huge cinema hit. This terrific show celebrates their success with the finest ABBA voices you will ever hear. Expect a dazzling, fantastic party night out! Get your glad rags on, brush up on the lyrics, don the dancing boots and come to the best party in town!

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Christmas with The Dublin Gospel Choir
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Christmas with The Dublin Gospel Choir

Thu 14 Dec 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc / Early Bird: €15 (book before 9th Sept 2017)

Carol singers are synonymous with the Christmas season so enter into the fullest feeling of Christmas with beautiful arrangements of traditional favourites along with some festive gospel hits!
Dublin Gospel Choir are a group of performers with a shared love of music and the joy it can bring. They have been delighting audiences at home and abroad for over 20 years with a unique mix of gospel, soul, RnB and contempory arrangements. Versatile, passionate and vibrant they uplift and energise with powerful voices and rich harmonies.
Over the years the choir have shared the stage with music industry heavyweights such as Rod Stewart, John Legend, Kodaline, Outkast, Damien Rice and Ennio Morricone to name but a few and their annual ‘Sunday Service’ slot at Ireland’s Electric Picnic is now legendary.
The choir are delighted to release their brand new Christmas Album this year, featuring some of their favourite songs of the season, so we invite you to bring your jingle bells and get into the Christmas spirit! 

Early Bird: €15 (book before 9th Sept 2017)

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End of Year Christmas Concert

End of Year Christmas Concert

Clonee Music Tuition Centre

Fri 15 Dec 2017 8PM Draíocht Studio // €10

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Join Clonee Music Tuition Centre for what promises to be a most enjoyable evening of music showcasing the talents of current and former students.   Celebrate the season with an exciting selection of music and songs from different genres, with some Christmas favourites for audience participation! Clonee Music Tuition Centre, established in 2009 provides instrumental and vocal tuition for students of all ages and Pre-Instrumental Courses for younger children.   

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Carols for Christmas - New Dublin Voices
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Carols for Christmas - New Dublin Voices

With Guest Choir, St Brigid’s NS Choir, Castleknock

Sat 16 Dec 2017 3PM & 8PM Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc / Family of 4: €40

International award-winning New Dublin Voices invite you to join them in celebrating Christmas! As those who come along every year will tell you, there's a beautiful Christmas atmosphere, with the very best of carols and songs for the season, as well as high spirits and fun, readings from great Christmas stories and poems, laughs for everyone - whether young or young at heart! Pop in from the cold outside, sit back and enjoy the arrival of Christmas.
Director: Bernie Sherlock.
St Brigid’s NS Choir Conductor, Niamh Williams.

To book a family of 4 Phone Box Office on 01 8852622.

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Coolmine Panto Group

Fri 5 - Sun 21 Jan 2018 VARIOUS TIMES Main Auditorium // €20 / €17 conc / €15 Relaxed Performance

Join the whimsical fun-filled world of Lewis Carroll and follow Alice as she chases the White Rabbit on a journey into Wonderland. It’s a topsy-turvy place that gets ‘curiouser and curiouser’ as Alice meets unforgettable characters – the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and many more. Filled with spectacular song and dance, this is a classic pantomime for all the family.

FRI 05    7.30PM
SAT 06   2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 07  1PM & 5.30PM
WED 10  7.30PM (RELAXED PERFORMANCE €15)
THU 11   7.30PM / FRI 12  7.30PM
SAT 13   2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 14  1PM & 5.30PM
THU 18   7.30PM / FRI 19  7.30PM
SAT 20    2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 21  2PM

Our Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 10th January will have no sudden noises or bangs, restricted capacity, the ability to move around, softer and brighter lighting and music at a suitable level. We will also provide a chill-out area with low lighting for parents/guardians to bring children who may need to have a little break. If you are attending this performance and would like a Pre-Visit Guide (Visual & Written) in advance from Draiocht, please email philippa@draiocht.ie or let Box Office know when you're booking on 01-8852622 (Guide available early January). All tickets for this performance are €15.

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Bobby Mc’s Speakeasy

Bobby Mc’s Speakeasy

Hot Swing. Cool Jazz. 40s 50s 60s

Sat 27 Jan 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Swing was born in the backstreet clubs of America during prohibition. It was exciting, fun, energetic, wild.
Bobby Mc's Speakeasy is bringing that experience back with a vibrant Live Show. Some of the greatest swing acts launched their careers in their early 20's - Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and more. We invite you to the launch of Bobby Mc's Speakeasy with his great big band where we will swing through time from the old greats to the greats of today. At 23, Bobby Mc has vast experience, nationally and internationally. So come and join us for this unforgettable night and as Bobby Darin said "This could be the start of something big".

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Reeling in the Showband Years
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Reeling in the Showband Years

It’s Back, it’s Bigger & it’s Better!

Tue 30 - Wed 31 Jan 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €32 / €30 conc

Go back in time to this magical era and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music! Compere Ronan Collins will sing his renowned tributes to Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock and more. Joining Ronan will be Ireland’s greatest voice, Red Hurley singing all his great hits. Also brother and Sister combo, Keith & Lorraine McDonald, with their fantastic tribute to all things Showband. Also the big sound of The Conquerors Showband and Eurovision stars Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg. Gina from The Champions, and a surprise hit from last year, Dave Lawlor, complete this super line up.

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Al Grant – The Life & Music of Jim Reeves
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Al Grant – The Life & Music of Jim Reeves

With Special Guest Isla Grant

Sat 17 Feb 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Al GRANT presents a unique insight into the Life and Music of the legendary singer Jim Reeves with a wonderful concert of his classic hit songs. With narration of Jim's life together with video screen footage this will be a unique evening of Songs and Story. Renowned for his classic interpretation of Jim Reeves songs with unerring similarity to the voice of the Great Man, Al will perform all of Jim Reeves classic hit songs including: 'I Love You Because', 'He’ll Have To Go', 'Adios Amigo', 'Distant Drums', 'Danny Boy', 'You are The Only Good Thing', 'I Won’t Forget You', 'It Hurts So Much', 'Moonlight & Roses' and, of course, 'Welcome To My World' and many others.
Special guest on the night will be renowned singer/songwriter Isla Grant who played a sold-out concert here last February.

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The Man in Black Johnny Cash Tribute Show
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The Man in Black Johnny Cash Tribute Show

Tommy Swarbrigg Productions / Featuring Terry Lee Goffee

Thu 22 Feb 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Direct from the USA, the No. 1 Johnny Cash Tribute right across America 'The Man In Black' returns to Ireland. He was a sensation and a complete sell out when he appeared in Draiocht in 2009 & 2017, so we are really excited to have him back. Featuring Terry Lee Goffee and his band, this is one show you won’t want to miss.

He sings like Johnny and he looks like Johnny and he performs just like the great man, with energy, charisma and vitality! Featuring songs from all periods of Johnny's career, Terry regularly performs in Theatres all over the USA to great acclaim. This not to be missed night which celebrates the music and power of The Man in Black, features 34 classic songs from all periods of his career such as ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’, ‘I Walk The Line’, ‘Ring Of Fire’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blues’.

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"The show is great, my brother would be proud." Tommy Cash.

Sandy Kelly Sings Patsy Cline - Music and Memories
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Sandy Kelly Sings Patsy Cline - Music and Memories

With Special Guests Gerry Guthrie & Band

Thu 22 Mar 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

This wonderful evening of nostalgia brings the audience on a trip down memory lane to listen to the music of the great Patsy Cline. The classic songs such as 'Crazy' and 'Sweet Dreams' are timeless. Sandy had the first and only Patsy Cline show in London's West End with an extended run playing to full houses. Special guest on the show is Gerry Guthrie with a brilliant live band. This is a show not to be missed. Sandy Kelly is looking forward to meeting her many friends in this truly nostalgic evening in celebration of the music and memories of Patsy Cline.

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