Blanchardstown School of Music Christmas Showcase

Blanchardstown School of Music Christmas Showcase

Tue 12 Dec 2017 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7

December 12th see’s Blanchardstown School of Music return to Draíocht for their Christmas Concert. The concert will showcase the talent of the students ranging from Singing, Piano, Drums, Violin & Guitar. With some festive inspired pieces along with some of the students exam preparation work it will be an afternoon of fantastic music and upbeat performances!

Blanchardstown School of Music is based in Coolmine Industrial Estate, Blanchardstown and was established in 2007 and has steadily grown since then with a wide variety of music lessons available in all instruments.

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ABBA Forever - SOLD OUT
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ABBA Forever - SOLD OUT

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

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!

* please note change from printed season brochure.
There is now no show on Tuesday 12th December.

Christmas with The Dublin Gospel Choir - SOLD OUT
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Christmas with The Dublin Gospel Choir - SOLD OUT

Thu 14 Dec 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

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! 

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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

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.   

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.

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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Alice in Wonderland Relaxed Performance

Alice in Wonderland Relaxed Performance

Sensory Friendly Family Show

Wed 10 Jan 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €15

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.

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 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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A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2018

A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2018

Coolmine Community School

Tue 23 Jan 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €10

Coolmine Community School's students are back and promise to entertain you again this season. Prepare to be dazzled by their musical, dance and dramatic abilities. This is the 17th year Coolmine Community School has staged the Feast of Talent show in Draíocht and it promises to be a night not to be missed. Tickets Available from Draiocht Box Office (not from the School).

EARLY BIRD OFFER:
Buy your tickets before 31 December and get 2 tickets for €10.
Early Bird Tickets by phone only tel 01-8852622

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First Fortnight Taster Day

First Fortnight Taster Day

Ireland’s Mental Health Arts Festival 2018

Sat 27 Jan 2018 12 NOON-6.30PM Draiocht Workshop Room // FREE

Free Workshops in Association with Draíocht, LPNI and Cairde
Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622

Facilitated by multilingual and multicultural therapists to reach and engage a diverse group of people, workshops in dance, music and colour will be used to overcome all barriers, including language! Taster Day aims to enhance awareness about mental health and how engaging in the arts can help.
Workshops are free so everyone can participate and find their inner artist.

12 NOON – 2PM:
Mindfulness Through Art Workshop

Involves guided mindfulness meditation, visualization and creativity exercises designed to be educational, interactive, fun and easy to follow.

3PM – 4PM:
Sound Therapy Workshop

Uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter unconsciousness and create a deep sense of peace and wellbeing for better mental fitness.

4.30PM – 6.30PM:
Tango Therapy Workshop

Facilitates self-awareness and awareness of others, teaches patience, active listening, empathy, forgiveness, ability to let go, to live in the here and now, ability to make decisions and live a full life even in situations with high levels of uncertainty.

Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622

For more information about the festival programme, see www.firstfortnight.ie



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Bobby Mc’s Speakeasy
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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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Sharon Shannon - Sacred Earth
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Sharon Shannon - Sacred Earth

With Sharon Shannon and Alan Connor

Fri 16 Feb 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €23 / €20 conc

Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips ... literally! The Irish accordionist has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. She is renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap. Sharon has recorded and toured with a who's who of the Irish and global music industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Steve Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan - a list that is testament to Sharon's versatility as well as talent. Her album Galway Girl went 4 times platinum in Ireland with the title track winning her the Meteor award two years running for most downloaded song. She has produced a new album for the High Kings released worldwide by Sony in September 2013.

Newly signed to Irish record label Celtic Collections, ‘Sacred Earth’ is Sharon’s first new studio album in 3 years and her tenth studio album to date. Produced by Justin Adams, this album mixes Irish music with African and blues and features celebrated African Musicians Abass Dodoo and Seikou Keita as well as special guests including Finbar Furey and Alyra Rose.

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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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Wish Upon A Star

Wish Upon A Star

St Patricks Junior National School

Mon 19 - Tue 20 Feb 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €10

St Patrick’s Junior National School, Corduff is proud to present its musical extravaganza ‘Wish Upon a Star’. Children from First and Second Classes invite you to join them for an evening of music and dance, where you will follow the adventures of Max and Lizzy. Their journey to find each other will take you to exciting places and introduce you to new friends. ‘Wish Upon a Star’ promises to be a fun-filled evening for all ages, with much-loved songs you’re sure to be singing along with!

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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 - Fri 23 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.

Date Night
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Date Night

Niamh Kavanagh with Paul Megahey (The Illegals)

Sat 24 Feb 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Join Niamh Kavanagh as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her Eurovision win with a retrospective of special songs highlighting memorable moments from her extensive career. Expect familiar favourites interpreted in Niamh's inimitable fashion and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey. Think acoustic versions of Crazy by Gnarls Barkely, Richard Thompson’s Dimming of the Day and of course the one and only, In Your Eyes. An intimate evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, with a sprinkle of chat and craic for good measure!

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The Three Tenors 2018
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The Three Tenors 2018

With Star Violinist & Local Guest Choir

Fri 2 Mar 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 lenthy 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

Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure

Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure

St. Mochta’s National School

Wed 7 - Sat 10 Mar 2018 Main Auditorium // €18 / €12 conc

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WED 07-FRI 09 MARCH  7.30PM
SAT 10 MARCH    2PM & 7.30PM

St. Mochta’s National School are delighted to present the much loved tale of Peter Pan. Featuring music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, we join Peter and the Darling children as they are flown to Neverland, where they meet an array of colourful characters such as the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and, of course, the evil Captain Hook. With a sprinkle of swashbuckling adventure, amazing flying and a beautiful score, Peter Pan will no doubt bring out the inner child in all of you.
St Mochta’s won two awards at the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards 2017, including Best Overall School Musical. 
Join this talented bunch as they transport you to London town and Neverland!

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The Legend of Luke Kelly with Chris Kavanagh 2018
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The Legend of Luke Kelly with Chris Kavanagh 2018

Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend

Fri 16 Mar 2018 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc / Early Bird: €17 (Book Before 06 January 2018)

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 sixteen 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 and Hilary Kavanagh, singer, songwriter and bass player.

Early Bird: €17 (Book Before 06 January 2018)

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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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Together We Shine

Together We Shine

Power Drama School

Sat 24 Mar 2018 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €16

'Together We Shine' is a new original show incorporating some well known musical numbers and starring a wonderful cast of children from the Power Drama School Lusk.
The story is set in a small village in Ireland and on Broadway, New York. It follows the lives of Rose & Jimmy, two friends separated by two continents as they pursue their dreams. Will they ever meet again? You'll have to wait & see. You are promised lots of great adventures along the way in this heart-warming story full of uplifting & moving musical numbers.
Written & Directed by Loraine Power, Choreography by Susan Kenny and Musical Director Lynn Cassidy. 

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The Showcase

The Showcase

Tue 27 Mar 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €15 / €12.50 conc

The concert is designed to showcase and promote the considerable talents of musicians studying with local music tutor, Mr. Gerry Culloty.  The Showcase will feature a variety of highly talented solo and group acts. The concert will also include a prize-giving ceremony, where the prizes for this year’s Music Bursary will be awarded. For an evening of diverse, original and quality music The Showcase is a must see.

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