Works from the Graphic Studio - Members from Fingal

Works from the Graphic Studio - Members from Fingal

To mark its 60th Anniversary

Mon 20 Jul - Sat 16 Jan 2021 First Floor Gallery

COVID GALLERY OPENING HOURS

Works from the Graphic Studio (First Floor Gallery) is an exhibition which marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Graphic Studio and features members from Fingal who work across a range of process including etching, woodcut/lino, screen print and lithography. Artists include: Susan Early, Mary Grey, Julie Ann Haines, Michele Hetherington, Ernada Husic, Siobhan Hyde, Desmond Kenny, Michael Killen, Jennifer Lane, Pamela Leonard, Ned McLoughlin, Sorca O'Farrell and Una Sealy. The exhibition will also feature work by master printmakers, Niamh Flanagan and Robert Russell.

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Image  Niamh Flanagan 'the lost villages'

MAKing Art: PRINTing

MAKing Art: PRINTing

Curated by Sharon Murphy

Fri 18 Sep - Sat 16 Jan 2021 Ground & First Floor Galleries

COVID GALLERY OPENING HOURS

New Impressions
Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly, Aoife Scott

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Works from the Graphic Studio
Members from Fingal

First Floor Gallery

MAKing Art: PRINTing is the third in a series of exhibitions aimed at children and young people, which explores a particular visual art discipline, its materials, processes and varied manifestations. Printmaking is the focus of this third exhibition. It celebrates different techniques, styles and approaches to the use of print, to the act of printmaking and to the print as a finished artwork.

It includes two exhibitions: New Impressions (Ground Floor Gallery) explores how traditional printmaking techniques have been re-imagined and re-worked and invites us to consider: what makes a print a print? Common conceptions of printmaking are expanded, from two-dimensional to three-dimensional, from mass-produced to unique, from paper to mixed and digital media. The exhibition features artists whose work, though rooted in or referencing print, expands the boundaries of that medium. New Impressions includes artists Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly and Aoife Scott.

Works from the Graphic Studio (First Floor Gallery) is an exhibition which marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Graphic Studio and features members from Fingal who work across a range of process including etching, woodcut/lino, screen print and lithography. Artists include: Susan Early, Mary Grey, Julie Ann Haines, Michele Hetherington, Ernada Husic, Siobhan Hyde, Desmond Kenny, Michael Killen, Jennifer Lane, Pamela Leonard, Ned McLoughlin, Sorca O'Farrell and Una Sealy. The exhibition will also feature work by master printmakers, Niamh Flanagan and Robert Russell.

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Image: Aoife Scott, Milking it



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Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 1

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 1

Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Sat 19 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020



Join artist Genevieve Harden, from her Studio in Greystones, for Part 1 of this fun and interactive Rock Art workshop, as part of our Draíocht Rocks Project. Collect some stones or rocks from your garden, the park or the beach and give them a wash before this workshop with Gen, using a variety of techniques to create rock art.

Share your finished Draíocht Rocks images with us by emailing a picture to paula@draiocht.ie or share on social media with the hashtag #DraiochtRocks
Or why not place your finished Draíocht Rocks back in nature for others to find and enjoy!

  • Family Day: Draiocht Rocks Part 1 video
Artist “Show And Tell” Zoom Sessions

Artist “Show And Tell” Zoom Sessions

Draiocht Artists Zoom into your Classrooms

Mon 21 Sep - Fri 27 Nov 2020 ONLINE // €10 Per Session Per Class // 40 mins

This programme aims to allow your pupils to hear from interesting artists who work in a range of art forms in Ireland today. The artist will zoom right into your whiteboard to virtually meet and talk with pupils and teachers in your own classroom. You can choose a session from our range of specially selected artists. Each session will include a short demonstration, task or showing of work depending on the particular artist, where pupils can hear all about who the artist is and what they do, followed by a question and answers session.

Choose from:  

ALL ABOUT ACTING WITH EMILY MATTHEWS: Actor and Theatre Producer
Hear all about the wonders of acting, making a movie, and being on stage. How did Emily decide to be an actor - how can you become one too?

MAKING MUSIC WITH KEVIN BOUSHAL: (Available in Irish)
What's it like to be a musician? What instruments can Kevin play? Has he ever been in a band? What's it like to be on stage? Do you really need to practice every day?

DRAWING, MAKING, CREATING WITH ANDREW CARSON: 
Andrew is a contemporary visual artist working with many materials and new technologies to create lots of different kinds of visual art works. What is a visual artist? What is it like to be an artist? What is his work about?

LIGHTS, SOUND, SPACE, ALL ABOUT TECHINCAL THEATRE WITH LAURA MURPHY:
Ask one of Draíocht’s very own technicians, Laura, questions about the magic of the lights, the booming sounds, amazing sets and more!

 

WORKSHOP NOTES
Sessions can take place from Mon 21 Sept - Fri 27 Nov 2020 on a date and time of your choosing.
Book through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-885 2622 / boxoffice@draiocht.ie / Temp Covid19 Box Office: 083-084 7249 / 083-028 9771

The programme is offered on a first come first served basis and is restricted to primary schools within the Dublin 15 area.
Cost is €10 per class, per session. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability and programme funding.
For further details please contact Paula on 01-809 8029 or email paula@draiocht.ie

Notes on Participation in Virtual Live Engagements:
Teachers will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing to participate with their class in this session. A Zoom meeting for this session will be sent to the school before the scheduled time of the session.

Important: A teacher in the classroom must actively engage in the session with their pupils and be present in the room throughout the session.
- Computer or white board is needed for the session, placed at pupils' eye level.
- The session will be delivered using a private Zoom session from the Zoom video call software. The session can only be accessed by those who have booked into the workshop, the artist and Draíocht staff.  For the safety and security of all participants, the workshop will be recorded. This recording will not be shared publicly and will be deleted within 30 days.
- The sessions are intended for one class group at a time.

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2

‘A Little Bit of Magic’ with Emily Matthews

Tue 22 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020

Enjoy this gorgeous poem by artist Emily Matthews, created especially for our Draíocht Rocks Project. It sums up perfectly how much we miss having all our young people into our spaces. Videoed in Draíocht’s Studio, a place usually full of audience members of all ages for a variety of events, we can’t wait to welcome you all back as soon as we can! 
 


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‘A Little Bit of Magic’ by Emily Matthews

Here in my hand is more than just a rock or a stone.      
It’s a little bit of magic, for our community to own.
We miss you in the theatre and know you miss it too.
The Draíocht is not the same without you, so let's see what we can do.

We have this nice idea, we'd like to share with you.
Find a stone and dress it up, with chalk and sparkles and magic dust.
You have what it takes, you know what to do,
the ideas are waiting inside of you!

Put your wonderful creations on display
somewhere you will find them as you go about your day.
Leave one in your chest of drawers or on your bedside stand,
or leave one in your coat pocket, so that it's close to hand.

And every time you see a stone, this is what you do
think of something in your life that means a lot to you.
Make each thought different … that's the most important part
and let that thankful feeling stay and warm your heart.

And soon before you know it, some magic will take place
and every day, you'll find you have a smile upon your face.
And in the meantime, we will work hard to get you in our space.
And soon we can see in person those smiles upon your face.

Draíocht means magic … that is true,
but part of that magic will always be you!

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  • Family Day: Draiocht Rocks Part 2 video
Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 3

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 3

We’re Going on a Rock Hunt with Emily Matthews

Tue 22 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020

We hope you are enjoying Draíocht Rocks! Now is a perfect time to share your decorated rocks (after Gen’s Online Tutorial), for all to enjoy … because we’re going on a Rock Hunt with Emily! Emily has been strolling around Blanchardstown’s Millennium Park and hiding secret Draíocht Rocks! 
 

Follow the Guide, starting behind Draíocht, to see if you can find the rocks in real life in the park, and then add your own decorated Draíocht Rocks to the collection for others to enjoy!


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We’ll be checking the locations and featuring the Rocks on our social media, so keep an eye out for yours to pop up!

  • Family Day: Draiocht Rocks Part 3 video
Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4

Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Sat 26 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020

Join artist Genevieve Harden, from her Studio in Greystones, for Part 4 of this fun and interactive project, with another rock decorating workshop, as part of our Draíocht Rocks Project. Collect some stones or rocks from your garden, the park or the beach and give them a wash before this workshop with Gen, using a variety of techniques to create rock art.

These activities are suitable for children aged 5-10 years, though older and younger siblings are welcome to give it a try too.
Share your finished Draíocht Rocks images with us by emailing a picture to paula@draiocht.ie or share on social media with the hashtag #DraiochtRocks
Or why not place your finished Draíocht Rocks back in nature for others to find and enjoy!
  • Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4 video
MAKing Art: PRINTing - Virtual Tour for Families

MAKing Art: PRINTing - Virtual Tour for Families

With Artist Bridget Flannery

Mon 12 Oct - Sat 16 Jan 2021


Now you can virtually step through our gallery doors with our specially created child centred tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing.

Artist Bridget Flannery will walk us through the gallery, telling us the stories of how prints are made and helping us to explore this beautiful exhibition. Make sure to download the accompanying worksheets, created by cartoonist Alan Nolan, helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own home, in your own time. It's full of tips, questions and ideas on how to talk about the works with your children in a fun and easy way.


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Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Primary Schools

Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Primary Schools

With Artist Bridget Flannery

Mon 12 Oct - Sat 16 Jan 2021


From your very own classroom you can virtually step through our gallery doors with our specially created child centred tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing.

Artist Bridget Flannery will walk us through the gallery telling us the stories of how prints are made and helping your pupils to explore this beautiful exhibition. Make sure to download the accompanying worksheets, created by cartoonist Alan Nolan, helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own classroom, in your own time with your pupils.
The Virtual Tour is full of tips, questions and ideas on how to talk about the works with your pupils in a fun and easy way that can be used to talk about other art works or exhibitions.

If you would like visit an exhibition in person with your class please do get in touch and we can advise you on current gallery visit numbers, and assist you in managing your visit in a safe way. Contact paula@draiocht.ie or call on 01 8098029.


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Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Secondary Schools

Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Secondary Schools

With Artist Bridget Flannery

Mon 12 Oct - Sat 16 Jan 2021


Your exam class can virtually step through our gallery doors with our specially created Leaving Certificate preparation support tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing

Artist and facilitator Bridget Flannery will walk exam students through the gallery, allowing them to gain an understanding of the curatorial process, installation considerations, and key messages of the art works. Students will see and hear about featured works, techniques and inspirations behind the works. The tour will focus on two artworks, to compare and contrast style, subject matter and artistic techniques.

There is also a free downloadable worksheet (coming soon), helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own classroom, in your own time with your students.

If you would like to visit in exhibition in person with your class please do get in touch and we can advise you on current gallery visit numbers and assist you in managing your visit in a safe way.
Contact paula@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029.

  • Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Secondary Schools video
Create Dance Project - Winter 2020

Create Dance Project - Winter 2020

OCT-DEC 2020

Sat 17 Oct - Sat 5 Dec 2020

After spending much of this year’s project in a virtual space, we are looking forward to returning to move and dance together, while also being apart! Create Dance is a fun, innovative dance project, where the dancers love to dance and move and also have an intellectual disability. Dancers and facilitators, Mark Rogers & Conor Donelan, work together with participants and their parents to explore dance and free movement, ending each workshop with the all-important solo dance.

Over the Autumn some of our dancers will begin to work with our 2020 Dance Artist in Residence Jess Rowell on a new piece of choreography. Create Dance will also be collaborating with Lámh  Signs Ireland to create another very special piece of choreography to showcase in early 2021. Due to government restrictions we are currently not accepting new dancers, however if you have a child with a love for dance and an intellectual disability please do get in touch and we can add you to our list for future workshops.

Please get in touch with Paula, paula@draiocht.ie / ph 01 8098029.
During term time, workshops are on Saturdays: Juniors (Age 6-12 yrs) 12.15PM-1.15PM and Seniors (Age 13-17 yrs) 1.30PM-2.30PM. Pre booking for this project is essential.

If you are interested in dance, check out some of Conors FREE dance videos and downloadable worksheets that you can try at home.

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Y/Our Walls: An Art Sharing Project For Families And Schools

Y/Our Walls: An Art Sharing Project For Families And Schools

NOV - DEC 2020

Mon 2 Nov - Fri 18 Dec 2020

If you cannot come to visit Draíocht's Galleries, then we would like to bring our Galleries into your home or school instead! 

Art is one of our most meaningful forms of expression and we feel it's important that children experience a wide range of original art images and objects where and whenever possible. We want to make that possible with this art sharing project for families and schools in Dublin 15. We are offering your school or home, the opportunity to display some art work by a range of established artists with a range of arts practices, from photography, illustration and print; from artists Sharon Murphy, Des Kenny and Garvan Gallagher and others, to share and enjoy with your pupils, teachers & families.

A work of art can be a wonderful stimulus in the classroom or home, and is a natural starting point for children to observe closely, think critically and share their thoughts and reactions through their own words. 
If you are interested in hearing more, please contact paula@draiocht.ie with a contact name and number. 

PROJECT NOTES
This project is FREE and is open to a very limited number of families & schools in Dublin 15 only.
All families & schools will need to sign a lending contract.
All participants will be supported by Draíocht with an integrated project.
A refundable deposit of €50 will be required at the beginning of the project. This refundable deposit can be waived if cost is an issue and will be considered on a case by case basis.

Magical Mono Printing with Deirdre & Gen

Magical Mono Printing with Deirdre & Gen

Sat 7 Nov - Thu 31 Dec 2020 11AM ONLINE // FREE

 

Printing is a kind of magic. Join our artists Deirdre O'Reilly & Genevieve Harden for this wonderful workshop where you'll hear all about how printing works and what different techniques printers use. Then they'll show you how to use colours, inks, lines and shapes to create your own small magical mono print! 

Suitable for ages 5-10 years, but older & younger children are always welcome to try too.

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 11am on 7 November.

  • Magical Mono Printing with Deirdre & Gen video
Mindfulness for Young People Part 1 with Jo Quinn

Mindfulness for Young People Part 1 with Jo Quinn

Sat 14 Nov - Thu 31 Dec 2020 11AM ONLINE // FREE

 

Join Jo Quinn of JogaYoga as she takes us on a calming mindfulness journey involving all of the senses. This video will give you tips on how to be a little bit more mindful in your everyday life and how to relax the mind from all of those busy thoughts, especially during this stressful pandemic year. 

Age Range: 10+ (but all ages welcome to try) 

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 11am on 14 November.

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Yoga for Families with Jo Quinn

Yoga for Families with Jo Quinn

Sat 21 Nov - Thu 31 Dec 2020 11AM ONLINE // FREE

Join Jo Quinn of JogaYoga for this wonderful Yoga session for families. Escape from the world for a few minutes, stretch, meditate and relax the mind from all of those busy thoughts, especially during this stressful pandemic year. 

Age Range: 10+ (but all ages welcome to try) 

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 11am on 21 November.

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Cancelled - Looking for América
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Cancelled - Looking for América

Federico Julián González & Janet Moran / Presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival

Fri 27 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc

We are really sad to inform customers that this event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please read our Current Covid19 Update HERE

Autumn Sounds 2020 - Programme 3

Autumn Sounds 2020 - Programme 3

Duo Chagall and The Fingal Ensemble

Fri 27 Nov 2020 7PM ONLINE // FREE

DUO CHAGALL present the last of three programmes commemorating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in December 1770, as part of their well-established classical music series Autumn Sounds. Marking the series' 10th anniversary, this 2020 edition would not have been possible without the generous and determined support of Fingal's Arts Office and the Baldoyle Community Forum, who assisted the series's directors Gillian Williams and Arun Rao throughout these precarious and challenging times.

This final programme brings together two major works from the violin repertoire: the Romances in G major and F Major, respectively Op.40 and Op.50, which Beethoven wrote for the celebrated violinist Schuppanzig around the same time as the Septet heard in Programme 1. It also offers a rare glimpse into Beethoven's much underrated vocal production with a small selection of Irish songs and one of the best arias from his lone opera Fidelio. The four songs are contained in the second publication of Beethoven's arrangements of Scottish and Irish Airs from 1812. They, along with over 150 other folk songs from Ireland, Britain and beyond, were commissioned by the wealthy Scotsman George Thomson over a period of  ten years. Their scoring for piano, violin and cello was much in vogue at a time when amateur singers tended to perform in large, private salons and often required additional support for the rather tame-sounding pianofortes. Thomson, a close friend of the poet Robert Burns, initially approached the ageing Haydn but soon turned to Beethoven for these arrangements, their corresponding rendered almost impossible at times by the Napoleonic wars. After Burns's premature death in 1796, Thomson relied on friends and family to supply poems of somewhat inferior quality.

Most unusually, this Autumn Sounds performance features the guitar in lieu of a keyboard (as do some of Carl Maria von Weber's  Lieder from the same period), and appropriately replaces the original texts with poems by Moore, Burns and James Kenney, in accordance with the scholarly view that Thomson's compromise, in order to avoid copyright infringements, should now be redressed. This 'revisiting' of Beethoven's Irish airs was the work of amateur singer and scholar Tomás O'Súilleabháin (1919-2012), and the object of a 3-CD recording undertaken by members of the DIT Conservatory faculty in 2013. The recording featured DUO CHAGALL in almost a third of the songs, but not 'The Small Birds Rejoice' by Burns and 'They Came from a Land Beyond the Sea' by Moore, which are here given their very first airing with both lyrics and string parts.The guitar also features in the set of 'Variations on One String' by famed virtuoso violinist Paganini on a theme from Rossini's opera 'Moses', but played on cello instead. Cellist Arun Rao added a couple of pyrotechnic highlights of his own, in the 'bravura' style indicated by Paganini. As well as the Romances, directed by Gillian Williams from the solo violin, the Fingal Ensemble presents a unique performance by mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty of the aria 'Abscheulicher!' ('literally 'Monster!') from Fidelio, the revised version of an opera Beethoven initially named after the female protagonist Leonora. In this complex number from Act 1, Leonora, disguised as a guard, vents her anger at the tyrant Pizarro who is holding her husband Florestan captive; when Pizarro orders that a grave be dug beneath the castle walls, she sings a prayer to the Star of Hope and bravely sets forth in her attempt to free him.'

Autumn Sounds 2020 will also be broadcast on Near FM at 2pm on Tuesday 10th, 17th & 24th November.

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 7pm on 27 November for Programme 3.

Cancelled - PURE MENTAL by Keith Walsh
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Cancelled - PURE MENTAL by Keith Walsh

Presented by Riverbank Arts Centre

Sat 28 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

We are really sad to inform customers that this event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE.

Mindfulness for Young People Part 2 with Jo Quinn

Mindfulness for Young People Part 2 with Jo Quinn

How to use Mindfulness in the Real World

Sat 28 Nov - Thu 31 Dec 2020 11AM ONLINE // FREE

Join Jo Quinn of JogaYoga as she takes us on a calming mindfulness journey involving all of the senses. This video will give you tips on 'How to use Mindfulness in the Real World ' and how to relax the mind from all of those busy thoughts, especially during this stressful pandemic year. 

Age Range: 10+ (but all ages welcome to try) 

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 11am on 28 November

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Cancelled: The Happy Prince & The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Cancelled: The Happy Prince & The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Bewley’s Café Theatre & The Wilde Garden Adventure

Sun 29 Nov 2020 12 NOON & 3PM / Age 5+ / Dur: 50 mins Main Auditorium // €7 / €5 conc

We are really sad to inform customers that this event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE

Making Music to Save Christmas

Making Music to Save Christmas

With Shane McKenna of DabbledooMusic

Tue 1 - Thu 31 Dec 2020 ONLINE // FREE

Draíocht has teamed up with DabbledooMusic to create a special online theatre show called 'Quest for the Jingle', with Emily Matthews & Jo Quinn, where you will join in with the elves on-screen to make music that might just save Christmas.

Enhance your enjoyment of the show by popping over to DabbledooMusic's Blog in advance, to get some ideas for sounds you can create at home or in the classroom, to help save Christmas with the Elves!

When you are ready with your sounds, sign up to receive your FREE SHOW LINK for 'Quest for the Jingle'.

Dabbledoo music is a music education resource for primary schools across Ireland. With their interactive videos and resources they'll have you singing and playing along to music from around the world!

Suitable for Schools and Families
Available Mon 01-Thu 31 Dec 2020 (excluding 24-27 Dec) 

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Quest for the Jingle - A Christmas GIFT from Draíocht

Quest for the Jingle - A Christmas GIFT from Draíocht

Created by Jo Quinn, Emily Matthews & Shane McKenna in Association with Draíocht & DabbledooMusic

Tue 1 - Thu 31 Dec 2020 10AM ONLINE // FREE but Booking Essential *

Oh No! There's a problem in the North Pole. Santa's Sleigh won’t move. There's no Jingle in any of the Bells! Chief Irish Elves, Fluffy Fiona & Nollaig Shona, need your help to get the sleigh moving, so Santa can get gifts to children all over the world. Shane in the North Pole comes to the rescue with Christmas songs and sounds ... Join in at home or in school, create your own sounds and let's see if you can save Christmas and put some Jingle back in the Bells again. Expect to see plenty of snow and some crazy elves, as you sing along and get into the magical spirit of Christmas with this gorgeous online experience, with live footage from Lapland.

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* A password protected link will be emailed to you at 10am on your chosen date, giving you access for 24 hrs for your classroom or family. Book as many times as you like & spread the word to help save Christmas!

Suitable for Schools and Families
Duration: 25 mins
Available Mon 01-Thu 31 Dec 2020 (excluding 24-27 Dec) 
Commissioned by Draíocht, to be gifted for FREE to families and schools online during December.


Enhance your enjoyment of the show by popping over to DabbledooMusic's Blog in advance, to get some ideas for sounds you can create at home or in the classroom, to help save Christmas with the Elves!

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Cancelled: Before

Fishamble: The New Play Company / Written and performed by Pat Kinevane

Sat 5 Dec 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

We are really sad to inform customers that this event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE.

Rockin Christmas Rhymes - School Show

Rockin Christmas Rhymes - School Show

Branar in association with the Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Mon 14 - Fri 18 Dec 2020 VARIABLE TIMES 10AM-2.30PM ONLINE // €30 per class / or Full-day school access €150

Are you ready to get Christmas started? It’s time to Jingle Bells and Rock around the Christmas Tree. Live from the Black Box in Galway, you can enjoy this Online musical treat for the whole class with a merry mix of festive favourites and rocking rhymes performed by a fantastic 5 piece band. This festive feel-good live music show-Ho-Ho will have everyone jiving all the way to Christmas! 

Ages: Jnr Infants - 2nd Class
Duration: 40 mins approx

* A password protected link will be emailed to your classroom or school 30 mins before your show-time.

Book Now  boxoffice@draiocht.ie 
You can pay per class, or you can buy a full-day link for the whole school to enjoy.

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"... a lively show that will please ... audiences of all generations." Sunday Business Post

Rockin Christmas Rhymes - Family Show

Rockin Christmas Rhymes - Family Show

Branar in association with the Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Sun 20 Dec 2020 3PM-8PM ONLINE // €10 per device

Push back the couch, it’s time to Jingle Bells and Rock around the Christmas Tree. Live from the Black Box in Galway, you can enjoy this Online musical treat for all the family with a merry mix of festive favourites and rocking rhymes performed by a fantastic 5 piece band.

This festive feel-good live music show-Ho-Ho will have all the family jiving all the way to Christmas!

For ages 2-102
Duration: 45-50 mins

* A password protected link will be emailed to you 30 mins before this show, giving you access from 3pm-8pm on 20th December.

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".. a lively show that will please family audiences of all generations." Sunday Business Post

The Glen Campbell Story - Gentle on My Mind

The Glen Campbell Story - Gentle on My Mind

Starring Ciarán Rosney & his 5 Piece Band

Thu 11 Feb 2021 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

J and C Promotions is proud to present ‘Gentle on My Mind, The Glen Campbell Story’, starring master guitarist and well known country music personality, Ciarán Rosney. Joining Ciarán is his 5 piece band, featuring such well known musicians as Billy Burgoyne (ex-Daniel O'Donnell) and fiddle player extraordinaire Denise Boyle.

With state of the art video projection and lighting, the show will take you on a truly amazing journey with some of Glen Campbells best known hits, from 'Rhinestone Cowboy' to 'Wichita Lineman' and unique to this show will be Ciarán's unrivalled interpretation of Glen's guitar playing abilities.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Thurs 11th Feb 2021 (FROM 30 APRIL).
Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE.


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Luan Parle - Never Say Goodbye

Luan Parle - Never Say Goodbye

With Clive Barnes

Fri 12 Feb 2021 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €15

Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits and accolades including Meteor Award for Best Irish Female. 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 before later signing with Sony Music & Elton John's management company Twenty First Artists.  Luan has written and recorded with some of the world’s most successful songwriters & producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion).

Luan will be playing songs from her new album 'Never Say Goodbye', (released February 2020). The album features 10 original tracks including two co-writes with Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes. This will be the fourth album release from the Wicklow born songstress. She will be accompanied by renowned guitarist Clive Barnes. 
www.luanparle.com

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Fri 12 Feb (from 16 Apr & 11 Sep).
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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." The Herald

Dirtbirds - No Filters
  • Friends Special Price Event

Dirtbirds - No Filters

Fri 5 Mar 2021 8PM Main Auditorium // €24 / €22 conc

In a world where women are expected to have the patience of Mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson, the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds, the comedy duo and internet sensation, present their hilarious new show ‘No Filters’ which takes a close look at the barrage of bullshit we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told, there is NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT ... (except maybe Jamie Dornan’s arse in Fifty Shades Darker.)

So.. if you need answers to questions like:
How do I have confidence when I feel lower than a snake’s arse?
How do I learn to love my muffin top?
When the kids wreck my head how do I stop myself from selling them on Done Deal?
… then this is definitely the show for you. (Perfect women not allowed in)

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Fri 5th March 2021 (FROM 13 & 25 JUNE). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

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"Their comedy is based on observing normal-life situations and turning them into very intelligent quips, sketches and stories." The Independent

"Sinead and Sue identify a gap in comedy that women can relate to, they are passionate mothers themselves and have first- hand experience of life’s challenges." The Times

Don Baker - The Blues Man Tour

Don Baker - The Blues Man Tour

Fri 12 Mar 2021 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

To star opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in “In the Name of the Father”, headline with Tom Jones and Van Morrison at The Marlay Park Festival, have his songs recorded by scores of artists including Sinead O’Connor, Charlie McCoy, Damien Dempsey and Finbar Furey, tour at home and internationally for 50 years; it can clearly be seen that Don Baker’s career in the entertainment industry has been amazing.

But it is in his love of The Blues, of the harmonica and of performing live that Don really shines. Bono’s favourite harmonica player is first and foremost a true entertainer.

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Fri 12 March 2021 (FROM 17 APR & 09 OCT 2020). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

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