Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Workshops In Your Classroom With Draíocht’s Artists

Mon 7 Jan - Fri 29 Mar 2019

This programme aims to provide a range of high-quality arts experiences for pupils and teachers, at Primary level, in their own classroom, using Draíocht’s professional artists. Your school can choose from the range of specially selected and purposefully created school workshops below. Workshops are tailored to your class’s age and abilities and artists will work with two separate classes each day.

Bringing The Stage Into Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: Junior/Senior Inf: 4 Class Group Workshops of 45 mins
2nd Class Upwards: 2 Class Group Workshops of 1.5hrs
Artist: Eimear Morrissey
Using a theme of your choice as a starting point, Eimear Morrissey introduces pupils to the wonderful world of theatre through imaginative storytelling and fun collective group games. The workshop will explore different ways of engaging the imagination, of thinking creatively, seeing, listening, new ways of communicating and expression, as well as building confidence. Pupils will work together towards a common goal of creating a short improvised performance piece, giving them the opportunity to experience the creation of something from nothing.

Bringing Dance Into Your Classroom
Age Range: Infants to 1st class
Duration: 3 different class group workshops of 45 mins each
Artist: Mariam Ribon of Dublin Youth Dance Company
This Leaps & No Bounds workshop introduces your pupils to dance and movement in an imaginative and creative way. Pupils will learn to have fun responding to music, to enjoy swinging their arms, bobbing their head and expressing themselves through the freedom of movement and dance. The workshop focuses on kinaesthetic learning and uses movement as a method of reinforcing reading readiness, math, geography and science.

Bringing Print Into Your Classroom
Age Range: 3rd-6th Class
Duration: 2 Class Group Workshops Of 2 Hours
Artist: Deirdre O’Reilly
Deirdre will introduce your pupils to a number of different print making techniques, before they work together to plan, create and produce a series of limited edition original prints. Print making allows pupils to explore the endless possibilities of shape and colour, line and pattern and  offers opportunities to create individual and collaborative works of art. All materials will be provided. A must-do cross curricular creative workshop for your class.

Bringing Music and Song Into Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable to all age ranges
Duration:  3 Class Group Workshops of 60 mins each
Artist: Dónal Kearney
This music & singing workshop introduces pupils of all ages to the potential of making music with their own voice. The workshop focuses on building listening skills, encouraging creative play, and creating music using the voice and the instruments available in each school. Based on years of research in music education and practical choral training, Donal and his team at Fingal Academy of Music believe in the power of music engagement to transform lives.

Workshop Notes & Bookings:
Workshops can take place from 07 Jan - 29 Apr 2019 on a date of your choosing. Closing date for Bookings is 28 February 2019 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622. The programme is offered on a first come first served basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Cost per day €120. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability, but due to budgetary constraints, the above subsidised workshop rate is limited to two days per school.
For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie

BASS - Band And Song Support

BASS - Band And Song Support

Tue 8 Jan - Tue 26 Mar 2019

JAN – MAR 2019  
Select Tuesdays  7PM-9PM Age: 14-18 Years


Draíocht will continue to offer supervised creative space for thinking, writing, collaboration and rehearsal for young people within the Dublin 15 area who are interested in spending time with other creatives in a shared space. If you like strumming a chord or rapping a word, then join other like-minded young people in Draíocht in a free creative space. Spend the time writing, jamming and collaborating. If you would like to find out more about this free musical support, please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or 01-8098029.

Create Dance Project - Spring 2019

Create Dance Project - Spring 2019

JAN-MAR 2019

Sat 26 Jan - Sat 23 Mar 2019

Create Dance, now in its 8th year, is a core part of Draíocht’s programming; a fun, innovative dance project, where the dancers love to dance and move and also have an intellectual disability. Dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole work together with participants and their parents to explore all types of dance and free movement, ending each workshop with the all-important solo dance.

If you have a child aged between 6-17 years with a love of dance, please get in touch with Sarah (e: sarah@draiocht.ie / t: 01-8098029).

During term time, workshops are on Saturdays:
Juniors (Age 6-12 yrs): 12.15PM-1.15PM (places available)
Seniors (Age 13-17 yrs): 1.30PM-2.30PM (waiting list only)
Pre-booking for this project is essential.

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Stories, Music & Movement - With Leah Moore

Stories, Music & Movement - With Leah Moore

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 26 Feb - Tue 26 Mar 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // €30 For 5 Weeks

TUESDAYS / 5 WEEKS   26 FEB – 26 MAR 2019
10AM: Age 08-17 Months (Dur: 45 Mins)
11AM: Age 18 Months-3.5 Years (Dur: 45 Mins)
Cost: €30 For 5 Weeks Or €7 Pay As You Go (Subject To Availability)

Join Leah Moore * for this series of experimental early years workshops.  Hear and sing songs, move and dance as Leah introduces you and your baby to the sound of live musical instruments. Together, explore and become part of wonderful stories. These workshops are designed to allow you and your child to explore sounds, songs, music, movement and rhythm in a fun and creative environment.  

Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 8 months to 3 and a half years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for these age ranges. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

* please note change in facilitator to printed brochure: Muireann Darcy.

Dublin 15 Transition Year Dance Workshops

Dublin 15 Transition Year Dance Workshops

March/April 2019 - School Taster Workshops

Fri 1 Mar - Tue 30 Apr 2019

Dublin Youth Dance Company in collaboration with Draíocht and Fingal Arts Office will be hosting workshops for Transition Year students interested in dance and performance with the aim of developing a youth dance group affiliated to Dublin Youth Dance Company in the Fingal area. School Taster Workshops will run over March and April 2019 and offer a taste of creative dance, focusing on group work and developing individual skill sets for dance.

These free taster workshops are available to all Transition Year groups in Dublin 15.
If you are interested in your students having the opportunity to take part, please contact Sarah Beirne, t: 01-8098029 or e: sarah@draiocht.ie for further information.

MAKing Art: PAINTing

MAKing Art: PAINTing

Thu 14 Mar - Sat 18 May 2019 Ground & First Floor Galleries

Paintings by Susan Connolly, Bridget Flannery, Geraldine O'Neill & Liz Rackard
Ground Floor Gallery
&
Paintings from the Collection of The Arts Council
First Floor Gallery

Curated by Sharon Murphy

MAKing Art: PAINTing is the second in a series of exhibitions (2018-2022) particularly aimed at children and young people which explores a specific visual art discipline, its materials, processes and varied manifestations. Painting is the focus of this second exhibition (the first was drawing). It celebrates different approaches to the use of paint, to the act of painting and to the painting as finished artwork. Four contemporary artists with contrasting styles and subjects are featured in the Ground Floor Gallery: Susan Connolly, Bridget Flannery, Geraldine O'Neill and Liz Rackard. 

Paintings from the collection of The Arts Council will be exhibited in the First Floor Gallery and will feature works made between 1968 and 2018, some of which have never been shown publicly. Artists include: Berger Hammerschlag, Diana Copperwhite, Jacinta Feeney, Damien Flood, Genieve Figgis, Ramon Kassam, Richard Gorman, Roy Johnson, Mark Joyce and Paul Mosse.

MAKing Art: PAINTing will be accompanied by a programme of engagement for young people facilitated by participating artists.



Image: Geraldine O'Neill, Boy (2008), detail, oil on canvas, 240 x 130 cm. Kindly on loan from the Irish Museum of Modern Art Collection. Photo: Ronan McCrea.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

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Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

MARCH - MAY 2019

Mon 18 Mar - Fri 17 May 2019 // FREE

Visit Draíocht’s exhibition this Season, MAKing ART PAINTing followed by a tour that will encourage pupils to examine and voice their opinion about the artists and their work and explore the rest of the building, including Draíocht’s two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms.

Please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie. Tours will take approx 50mins, are free, but are subject to availability. Max 30 pupils with accompanying teacher.  

Gallery Sketch Tours - Tours for Secondary Classes

Gallery Sketch Tours - Tours for Secondary Classes

MARCH - MAY 2019

Mon 18 Mar - Fri 17 May 2019 // FREE

These tours have been created to support pupils preparing for Art Exam papers. Using the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PAINTing’, we offer support to students in answering questions on visiting an exhibition or a gallery space. Facilitated by Draíocht artists, this tour gives students the opportunity to ask questions and explore Draíocht’s exhibitions, focusing on how we lay out, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.

Contact Sarah on 01-8098029. Max 30 students per class with accompanying teacher. 

Rosie (2018)
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Rosie (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 20 Mar 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

From the pen of Roddy Doyle and directed by Paddy Breathnach (Viva), Rosie is the story of a family without a home. Rosie (Sarah Greene) a mother of four, alongside her partner John Paul, do everything in their power to protect their children and maintain their dignity as the Irish housing crisis threatens their family’s safety and unity. With grace and tenderness, Rosie balances the care of her four children alongside the increasingly futile and frustrating search for a new home.

CERT: PG  Language: English  Dur: 86 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

I See You by Amy De Bhrún
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I See You by Amy De Bhrún

Two Women. One Story. A Century Apart.

Fri 22 Mar 2019 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €18 / €16 conc

Lady Mary Heath: A Limerick-born trailblazer of aviation, lost and forgotten, trapped within the walls of time.
Mary: A middle-class Dublin woman, unseen and unheard, trapped in an abusive relationship that has just taken a turn for the worse.
This brand-new play by Amy De Bhrún weaves together poetry and an original soundscape by Jack Cawley to shed light on the hidden stories of Lady Mary Heath and her contemporary counterpart Mary – two women, one story, a century apart. A call to arms, I SEE YOU explores the dangerous cyclical nature of female oppression and the devastating consequences of allowing countless women’s voices to go unheard.

Starring Amy De Bhrún & Roxanna Nic Liam.
Directed by Helena Browne.

"… an exciting piece of theatre." No More Workhorse

"It pulsates with righteous anger … a passionate plea for female self-empowerment." Sunday Business Post

"… this is a play about oppression. And fear. And misogyny. But it is also a play about strength. And moxie. And hope." Writing.ie

Family Day: Meet, Make & Draw

Family Day: Meet, Make & Draw

Sat 23 Mar 2019 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

MEET artist Bridget Flannery, featured in our MAKing ART: PAINTing exhibition.
See how she paints and why she paints. Inspired by her process MAKE a small artist notebook. Work collaboratively to DRAW on a large scale. Come along, Meet, Make & Draw.

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
Dress for Mess. Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part. Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Dirtbirds Self Help Tour - SOLD OUT
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Dirtbirds Self Help Tour - SOLD OUT

With Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins

Sat 23 Mar 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new comedy show ‘Dirtbirds Self Help Tour’.
This rip-roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up. Brand new characters take to the stage along with some of the well-known favourites. Don’t miss this side-splitting show from the queens of sketch comedy.

"Irish comedy duo's hilarious tips from the town beauty tutorial will have you in stitches." The Sun.

"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 Independent

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Focus On Workshops ... Visual Notebooks

Focus On Workshops ... Visual Notebooks

March 2019 / For Primary & Secondary Schools

Mon 25 - Thu 28 Mar 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // Cost: €45 Per Class

This series of Focus On Workshops incorporates elements of the school curriculum. The emphasis will be on seeing and responding to art, with a focus on visual notebooks and sketchbooks, a core part of art practice. Artists use visual notebooks to remember things they have seen, heard or read, to tease out how they might make their work, to remind themselves of future or past projects, to play with ideas, textures and colours. During these workshops, pupils will get the opportunity to work alongside artists Bridget Flannery and Liz Rackard, both exhibiting artists this season in the exhibition Making Art: Painting.

PRIMARY SCHOOL:
FOCUS ON … EXPLORING CREATIVE JOURNALING
WITH LIZ RACKARD

MON 25 & THU 28 MAR Draíocht Workshop Room
10AM-12PM or 12.15PM-2.15PM
Age Range: 5th & 6th Class Pupils
Cost: €45 Per Class 
After a facilitated exploration of the exhibition MAKing Art: Painting, artist Liz Rackard will lead a workshop introducing creative journaling. Using a number of different techniques and a range of arts supplies, pupils begin with a blank book. Each pupil will leave with the beginnings of their visual journal in which they can continue to work on at home or school. Visual journaling emphasises not only thoughts and ideas, but colours, shapes, lines and textures.

SECONDARY SCHOOL:
FOCUS ON ... CREATING VISUAL NOTEBOOKS
WITH BRIDGET FLANNERY

TUE 26 & WED 27 MAR  Draíocht Workshop Room
10AM-12.30PM
Age Range: Junior Cert, TY And Leaving Cert Students
Cost: €45 Per Class 
Beginning with a facilitated tour of the exhibition MAKing Art: Painting, painter Bridget Flannery will introduce pupils to her range of visual notebooks and explore with pupils how these inform her work. Her visual notebooks are filled with colour samples, notes on her reading and listening, images that intrigue, alongside collages and drawings which help bring her painting projects to conclusions. This workshop aims to help students develop and experiment with ideas in making their art work. Each student will receive a blank notebook and will make it their own, filling it with images, words, lyrics, drawings and collages that reflect and echo their personal imagination.

Workshop Notes:
Limited to 1 class per school but other classes are welcome to be part of a waiting list. Cost per class €45. Please get in touch with Sarah Beirne (01) 8098029 if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per class. 

The Bee Gees Story - Nights on Broadway - SOLD OUT
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The Bee Gees Story - Nights on Broadway - SOLD OUT

Wed 27 Mar 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Back by Popular Demand after their SOLD OUT show in November 2018!
The Bee Gees Story - Nights On Broadway present a tribute to the Bee Gees through a fantastic live concert, featuring their incredible songs, from over four decades, from the 60s to the 90s. With musical authenticity and the accurate recreation of the vocal talents and harmonies of the Bee Gees, this show gives the audience the experience of being at a Bee Gees concert. The six-piece live band blend the classic hits, acoustic medleys, songs written for other major artists and dance floor fillers to tell the story of the Bee Gees from start to finish.
www.nightsonbroadway.net

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The Legends of American Country Show

The Legends of American Country Show

Thu 28 Mar 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

The Legends of American Country is now firmly established as Europes No 1 Live Country Music stage show and is enjoying phenomenal success in this the 5th year of full time touring. Each year the content of the show is changed due to the huge list of available Legends and the popularity of Country Music with the current production featuring highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Don Williams, Alan Jackson and Kenny Rogers in this must-see Country musical extravaganza. The show features 3 fantastic and respected singers in Rod Mc Auley, Joe Moore and Tracey Mallon who between them have a wealth of experience and glittering career that span over 4 decades and are all accompanied on the show by one of Ireland's supergroups ‘Keltic Storm’, who recreate that original Tennessee sound and coupled with an authentic stage set and state of the art sound and lighting equipment this show is guaranteed to transport you all the way to Nashville and back in one night.

2018 has been a fantastic year to date with over 100,000 people attending live performances in some of the most prestigious theatres including The Eden Court Inverness, The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow and Wexford’s National Opera House to name but a few, to sell-out crowds and rave reviews. One thing is for sure if you like Country music, then this is the only show in town!

Hatch - A Story Of Transformation And New Beginnings - SOLD OUT
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Hatch - A Story Of Transformation And New Beginnings - SOLD OUT

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre in association with Siamsa Tíre and the Shortworks Network

Sat 30 Mar 2019 12 NOON, 2PM & 4.30PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / Dur: 80 mins / Age 4-8 yrs

Meet Bláithín. She loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies. Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most exquisite colorful wings. Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as butterflies and moths. Hatch is full of Fidget Feet’s unique blend of live music, comedy, theatre, contemporary dance and aerial dance.  Hatch also weaves craft workshops, Irish language and dancing into this wonderful story. If you enjoyed their other work for children, ‘Elves and the Shoemaker’ and ‘Strange Feathers’, then you will thoroughly enjoy Hatch, an immersive aerial dance children’s show, perfect for young audiences and their families.

Dur: 80 mins - includes arts & crafts session before each show

Vincent - A Play by Leonard Nimoy
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Vincent - A Play by Leonard Nimoy

Red Alchemy Theatre Company / Directed by Christine Scarry & Starring Peter McCamley

Tue 2 Apr 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

In this Irish première, against the visual backdrop of over one hundred of his greatest masterpieces, director Christine Scarry and actor Peter McCamley gloriously recreate the world of the misunderstood genius, giving the audience a moving insight into the turbulent life and times of the great painter. Anyone who loves art, passion and life itself should see this play; it is a renewing experience and an insight into one of history’s most gifted, haunted masters.

Based on more than 500 letters exchanged between van Gogh and his brother Theo, the play examines the passion and torment of the extraordinary artist's life and death as seen through his brother's eyes. As van Gogh's paintings are projected in the background, Peter McCamley becomes both Theo van Gogh and Vincent in this compelling, touching portrayal that has thrilled theater-goers across the world.

This powerful, moving play was written and originally performed on Broadway by Leonard Nimoy (better known to audiences as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock), for which he garnered a Tony Award.

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"A theatrical triumph!"

"Peter McCamley was exceptional as Theo and Vincent Van Gogh."

"Direction by Christine Scarry was inspired and inspirational."

The Man Who Wanted to Fly (2018)
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The Man Who Wanted to Fly (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 3 Apr 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Bobby and Ernie Coote are brothers from County Cavan who lead relaxed rural lives content in their daily routines of fixing watches, making violins from old furniture and talking to distant friends on ham radio. All's well and good, except Bobby has a dream, a dream he’s had all his life – at eighty-something he’s decided he’s going to fly. Bobby left school at 13 and says his reading and writing isn't great. Not fussed too much by technical details he has an intuitive grip on all things mechanical and buys a microlite which he tinkers with. He finds a friendly engineer who recognises a flying bug when he sees it and resolves to help to repair the plane to make it airworthy. With no encouragement from his brother Ernie, who thinks the whole thing is mad, Bobby says he’ll make this happen … even if it’s the last thing he does.
Capturing the wonder of one man’s dreams, this seat-of-the-pants documentary film is a unique journey into a disappearing Irish border hinterland. Directed by Frank Shouldice, an award winning journalist and playwright, ‘The Man Who Wanted to Fly’, is an affectionate character portrait but with an unexpected Hollywood twist. A published author and winner of Prix Europa for his radio documentary work, Frank’s plays have graced stages all over the world.

CERT: 12A  Language: English   Dur: 82 mins
Director:  Frank Shouldice
In Association with Access Cinema

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Revision Day: Meeting The Artists, Exploring The Art

Revision Day: Meeting The Artists, Exploring The Art

Secondary Cycle Art Exam Preparation

Thu 4 Apr 2019 10.30AM-1.30PM Draíocht Studio // FREE

This unique revision day is designed for Leaving Certificate art students and teachers. Using the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PAINTing', we will explore and support art student’s preparation for the Leaving Certificate Art Appreciation section, through a series of talks and hands-on activities.

The day is balanced by a series of talks by Draíocht’s gallery curator, Sharon Murphy, exhibition artists, Geraldine O’Neill (currently on the Leaving Cert Art Syllabus) and Susan Connolly and a hands-on exploration of the gallery exhibition with Draíocht technicians and gallery educators. Through these talks, we will concentrate on different aspects of a gallery exhibition, from the selection of work to its installation. We will facilitate mediated sketching tours, encouraging pupils to explore the act of painting, its materials, processes and varied manifestations, by seeing and responding to four contemporary artists with contrasting styles and subjects. We will also explore paintings from the collection of The Arts Council, featuring works by 10 artists, some of which have never been shown publicly.

Places are free, but limited and must be booked in advance with Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622.

It’s a Kinda Magic

It’s a Kinda Magic

Coolmine Musical Society

Fri 5 - Sat 6 Apr 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €17 conc

Coolmine Musical Society invite you to be their guest for a whole new world of entertainment, from Disney melodies to Queen anthems and some surprises along the way. We’ll provide the magic you need for a great night out! 

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Grease The Musical - SOLD OUT

Grease The Musical - SOLD OUT

Cecilian Theatre Arts

Tue 9 - Fri 12 Apr 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €23

The renowned Award Winning Cecilian Theatre Arts have entertained audiences for years and have staged many award winning productions at Draíocht, including: ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Wonderful World of Disney’, ‘A Little Princess the Musical’, ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, 'Meet Me in St Louis’. Their most recent triumphant sell out productions were, ‘Let Me Entertain You' and ‘Applause’. 
The Cecilian’s are affiliated to AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) and they have many nominations & awards under their belt.

Cecilian’s return to Draíocht with the No.1 greatest musical! ‘GREASE’, celebrating 40 years of the smash hit movie which taught the world to hand jive. It’s the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including ‘You’re The One That I Want’, ‘Grease Is The Word’, ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’, ‘Sandy’, ‘Greased Lightnin’ and many, many more.
Grease is STILL the word! A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!

Directors/Producers: Jennifer O'Dowd & Rosalind O'Dowd.
Musical Director: Ivan McKenna
Chorus Master: Dave McGauren 
Choreographer: Jules McNamara

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Family Day: Salt Painting Is Awesome

Family Day: Salt Painting Is Awesome

Sat 13 Apr 2019 12 NOON-3PM Draiocht Galleries // FREE

Starting with a blank page, our artists will show you how to create shapes using glue … circles, lines, anything you feel inspired by. Then sprinkle with salt and watch the magic happen. Why not visit our exhibition for some inspiration, where there are many processes, materials, styles and subjects to explore.


FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
Dress for Mess. Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part. Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Easter Workshops for Ages 5-15 Yrs

Easter Workshops for Ages 5-15 Yrs

Scribble Bots / Pencil Power / Dance

Tue 16 - Thu 18 Apr 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 per child per workshop

Exploring Motion with Motors: Scribble Bots
TUE 16 APR
  Draiocht Workshop Room  €5 per child
Workshop 1: Age 9-12 yrs    10.30AM-12.30PM (2 hrs)
Workshop 2: Age 13-15 yrs  1PM-3PM  (2 hrs)
Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’, who will introduce participants to robot-making using recycled materials and motors. This hands-on, fun workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore the connection between STEAM (science, technology, engineering art and maths) subjects. At the end of the session, participants will have made their own Scribble Bot, a simple robot that creates art!

Exploring Electricity: The Power In Your Pencil
WED 17 APR
 Draiocht Workshop Room  €5 Per child
Workshop 1: Age 6-8 yrs   10.30AM-11.30AM (1 hr)
Workshop 2: Age 9-12 yrs 12PM-1.30PM (1.5 hrs)
Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’ who will introduce participants to the pencil as a tool that can conduct electricity. This hands-on, fun workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore circuitry and graphite and its potential to make drawings that trigger sound and music. An exciting workshop, which helps participants to understand the world of science in everyday materials.

Exploring Kinaesthetic Learning: Leaps & No Bounds
Thu 18 APR
  Draiocht Workshop Room  €5 Per child
Workshop 1: Age 5-8 yrs  10.30AM-11.30AM (1 hr)
Workshop 2: Age 9-12 yrs  12PM-1PM (1 hr)
Mariam Ribon of Dublin Youth Dance Company introduces dance and movement in an imaginative and creative way. Kinaesthetic Learning is a whole body learning experience that uses movement to explore science, maths and more in new ways!

Booking tel: 01-8852622

A Day in May by Colin Murphy
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A Day in May by Colin Murphy

In Association with Pat Moylan Productions

Thu 18 Apr 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Based on RTÉ journalist Charlie Bird's book of the same name, A Day in May charts the journey of Ireland's LGBT+ community from the dark days of 1983 right up to 2015's historic Marriage Equality referendum in the drama-documentary style Colin Murphy (Haughy|Gregory. Bailed Out!, Guaranteed!) has become famous for. 
 
On 23 May 2015 the people of Ireland made history by becoming the first nation in the world to introduce marriage equality by popular vote. Of the almost 2 million Irish people that went to the polls to cast their vote, a staggering 62% of people voted Yes. As the historic vote was declared, the joyous scenes from Dublin Castle and across Ireland made headlines across the world. Charlie Bird, inspired by the extraordinary "Yes Equality" campaign, travelled the length and breadth of Ireland to meet some of the people most deeply affected by the referendum result. In his book, their stories of living in the shadow of inequality and oppression were brought to life in a poignant record of their lives.

From these stories playwright Colin Murphy has created a drama documentary charting the 35-year-old struggle for equality for the LGBT+ community in Ireland, which culminated in the Marriage Equality referendum. Directed by Gerard Stembridge, the theatrical version of A Day In May is an often-hilarious emotional rollercoaster, as the political drama is interwoven with the true stories of ordinary gay people, their families and friends. Starring Mark O'Regan, Arthur Riordan, Amy Conroy, Anthony Kinahan, Clodagh Mooney Duggan, Conor Gormally, Norma Sheahan and Mary Murray.

All profits from this performance will go to Pieta House.

Approx. Duration: 70mins (no interval)
Age Guidance: 15yrs+

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"You’re guaranteed laughter, tears, and waves of that unnamable collective feeling we had on May 23, 2015, once more." Gay Community News

"A powerful play about a triumph of civil and human rights, that arguably changed Ireland forever." Sunday Independent

"Don't miss if you've a tither of sense." Peter Sheridan

The Favourite (2018)
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The Favourite (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 24 Apr 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

A frail and capricious Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) governs an 18th Century England at war with France. At her side is Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), her carer, confidant, lover and de facto ruler of England. As the politics of war consume Lady Sarah, a new servant to the Queen, Abigail (Emma Stone), cunningly usurps the beleaguered Lady Sarah. Illuminated by outstanding performances from Colman, Weisz and Stone, each portray complex, flawed, entirely distinctive women. The Favourite is a black comedy about status and power, it is at times bizarre but always utterly distinct. Director Yorgos Lanthimos’s (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer).

CERT: TBC  Language: English   Dur: 120 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

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And This is My Friend Mr Laurel
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And This is My Friend Mr Laurel

By Gail Louw and Jeffrey Holland / KPS Productions & The Finishing Touch Company

Thu 25 Apr 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Fulfilling a long-held desire to pay tribute to his hero Stan Laurel, Jeffrey Holland tells this intriguing, funny and often poignant tale of friendship, love and dedication about one of Hollywood’s great film comedians.

Jeffrey (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M'Lord) stars in this one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy the show takes place during Laurel's visit to the dying man. Recounting their past success as the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, this is a humorous and touching look at one of the great cinematic partnerships of the last century.

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"Spellbinding and magically, timelessly funny." ★★★★ The Stage

"Simple, smart and sublimely performed." ★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com

"" ★★★★ ThePublicReviews / Three Weeks / Edinburgh Evening News / The Metro

Michael Harding - On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist
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Michael Harding - On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist

Fri 26 Apr 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Back by popular demand, join Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning.

After many therapy sessions focused on an effort to uncover personal truth, and long solitary months on the road with a one man show, Harding is finally led to an artists' retreat in the shadow of Skellig Michael. Mixing stories from the road with dispatches from his Irish Times columns, On Tuesdays I'm a Buddhist is a spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present moment.

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"What happens between one story and the next? That's the really interesting part. That's the space where we find bliss; where we float sometimes, suspended, and only for a brief moment. Perhaps only for a few scarce moments in an entire life."

"Harding’s latest attempt to find meaning in life is searingly honest, funny and self-deprecating." The Irish Times

"A spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present moment." Books.ie

Beyond The Horizon - Ireland’s New Pink Floyd Tribute Show
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Beyond The Horizon - Ireland’s New Pink Floyd Tribute Show

Played by Pink Floyd fans for Pink Floyd fans

Sat 27 Apr 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Beyond The Horizon brings together session musicians and singers from what's best on the current Irish music scene, for this Pink Floyd Tribute Show. Everyone in the band is a life-long Pink Floyd fan and it comes across in their set-lists and stage show.
Combining great musicianship, amazing singers and their own custom light/laser show, Beyond The Horizon promises a top class Irish Pink Floyd experience while making lots of new friends along the way.

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Danny O’Brien – Lock-In
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Danny O’Brien – Lock-In

Sat 27 Apr 2019 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €14 / €12 conc

Award-winning Irish comedian Danny O' Brien went to prison. Three times to perform. Once again by accident. He's performed relentlessly worldwide and taken up a new religion through the medium of a hangry hangover.
Danny was handpicked this year to perform as part of the iconic Best of the Edinburgh Fest show touring Australia, has featured on The Comedy Channel and is a regular on Irish TV and Radio. He recently opened for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin.
'Lock-In' has already sold out at Galway International Arts Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, A European tour in over 10 cities as well a tour in Dubai and South East Asia.
Book tickets now to avoid disappointment!
Adult Content, Age 15+

Twitter & Instagram @dobcomedy 
dannyobriencomedy.com

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"A perfect mix of brains, banter and brilliance" ★★★★ Great Scott

Exploring Painting with Anne Cradden

Exploring Painting with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 30 Apr 2019 Draíocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free)

10.00AM-10.50AM & 11.45AM-12.35PM (50 MINS)

Working alongside artist Anne Cradden, the children will explore texture and colour, creating prints using stamps and found objects. Watch as shapes and colours mix together to create strange and beautiful images while you enjoy the magic of paint in an explorative way.
(DRESS FOR MESS)

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with painting, then sound and finally yoga. There will be mess and there will be fun. Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

WORKSHOP NOTES
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything
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Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything

Thu 2 May 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Back by Popular Demand, following 2 Sell Outs Shows in January!

A brand new show from ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’ The Times.
The star of ‘Irelands Got Talent’, Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned. Don’t miss the chance to become part of this unique comedy experience but don’t forget to bring spare pants.
This Show is for Over 15’s.

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"Unmissable." Evening Standard

"Watching a new Jason Byrne show is a bit like witnessing lightning in a bottle." Edinburgh Evening News

"Byrne is consistently brilliant." Metro

Haughey | Gregory by Colin Murphy
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Haughey | Gregory by Colin Murphy

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Sat 4 May 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Fishamble’s Haughey|Gregory by Colin Murphy, directed by Conall Morrison, follows the deal made between Tony Gregory and Charles Haughey in 1982, when Gregory took a surprise Dáil seat - and suddenly found himself holding the balance of power. Can Gregory use his vote to achieve something for his constituents? To do so, he will have to face off against the dominant personality of Irish politics - Charles J Haughey.

Following a short, sold-out tour of Haughey|Gregory in 2018 to the Abbey Theatre, Mountjoy Prison, Dáil Éireann and Croke Park, Fishamble tours the production nationally in 2019.

Playwright Colin Murphy's previous work includes 'Inside the GPO', 'Guaranteed!', and 'Bailed Out!', all produced by Fishamble. He adapted the latter two for screen, as 'The Guarantee' and 'The Bailout' (TV3/Virgin Media One).

Starring Ruairi Heading, Morgan C. Jones, Janet Moran, Michael Glenn Murphy, and Jonathan White.

Dur: 80mins (no interval)
Age: 12yrs+ (occasional strong language)
Photo by Anthony Wood

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"Irresistible… a fitting tribute… Thoughtful and thoroughly enjoyable." ★★★★ The Arts Review

"Funny and fascinating slice of recent political history." Irish Independent

"Incredible actors ... it delights the audience. The wit is razor-sharp ... brilliant." Politics.ie

A Star Is Born (2018)
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A Star Is Born (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 8 May 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

In this new take on the iconic love story, Bradley Cooper, makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside, music superstar Lady Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent and coaxes her reluctantly into the spotlight.
Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship, struggling to survive the pressures of fame, addiction and internal demons. With standout performances from both stars and an already iconic soundtrack, this is simply not to be missed on the big screen!

CERT: 15A  Language: English   Dur: 136 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

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"… outrageously watchable ..." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"A Star is Born offers evidence that there is still a corner of the entertainment industry that belongs to cinema alone … it is made for a big screen, big sound and the comforting sorrow of the communal sob." Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

AFTER by Liv O’Donoghue
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AFTER by Liv O’Donoghue

Draíocht & Mermaid Arts Centre in association with Dublin Dance Festival

Fri 10 May 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc / Early Bird €12 (Book before 05 April 2019)

This is it. It’s over. Humanity and the world as we know it are ending. We are living with a sense of impending doom, forewarned that the state of the climate and the environment hang in the balance. But what will the end of the world look like? Feel like?

One of the hits of the 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival, AFTER dives head first into the unknown emotional landscape we might find ourselves in when the end is near. Using mockumentary film and live performance, AFTER is a rough cut investigation into the very human fear of endings. Through two characters, we witness the stages of breakdown, the fallout, and all that might pass, relaying an experience that is intensely dark, but shot with humour.  

Created by: Liv O’Donoghue (in collaboration with the cast)
Performers: Kip Johnson, Clara Simpson, José Miguel Jiménez, Liv O’Donoghue
Filmmaker: José Miguel Jiménez
Sound Designer: Kevin Gleeson
Set Designer: Eugenia Genunchi
Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels

AFTER is funded by The Arts Council, and supported by Dublin City Council, Dance Ireland, Dansearena Nord (Norway), D.ID Dance Identity (Austria), Fringe LAB and Dublin Dance Festival, in association with Project Arts Centre.
70 mins (no interval) / Contains strobe lighting

Early Bird €12 (Book before 05 April 2019)

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"Extraordinarily impressive… Raw, visceral, and cuts through like a razor blade." ★★★★ The Arts Review

"Dark but shot with humour." ★★★★ The Irish Times

"Leaves you holding onto the edge of your seat." ★★★★ MEG.ie

"Stylish and well-composed chaos." ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Reach for the Stars 2019

Reach for the Stars 2019

The Norma Breen Theatre School

Sat 11 - Sun 12 May 2019 SAT 11 7.30PM / SUN 12 6PM Main Auditorium // €25

The Norma Breen Theatre School presents an energetic and fast-moving evening of song and dance, showcasing the children's talents with well-known celebrity guests.
Produced and Directed by Norma Breen.

FOCUS ON … Painting Still-Life With Geraldine O’Neill

FOCUS ON … Painting Still-Life With Geraldine O’Neill

Draíocht & Primary Schools

Mon 13 - Tue 14 May 2019 Draíocht Workshop Room // €45 Per Class

10.30AM-12.00PM or 12.30PM-2.00PM
Age Range: 3rd - 6th Class Pupils.  Cost: €45 Per Class 


After a facilitated exploration of the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: Painting’, featured artist Geraldine O’Neill will lead a workshop introducing still-life painting. Using a number of different techniques, pupils begin with seeing what is before them and responding with paint and paint brushes. Still-life encourages not only thoughts and ideas, but seeing the colours, shapes, lines and textures that are before you.

Limited to 1 class per school but other classes are welcome to be part of a waiting list. Please get in touch with Sarah Beirne 01-8098029 if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per class. 

David O’Doherty You Have To Laugh
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David O’Doherty You Have To Laugh

Thu 16 - Fri 17 May 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back in Draíocht with a brand new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.
As seen on BBC2’s 'Live At The Apollo' and Channel 4’s '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown'.

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Family Day: Try Still-Life Drawing

Family Day: Try Still-Life Drawing

Sat 18 May 2019 12 NOON - 3PM Draiocht Galleries // FREE

Look, respond, colour, explore and create a still-life masterpiece during this gallery based family day. Begin by exploring artist Geraldine O'Neill’s work in our exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PAINTing’. We will be using blending and colouring chalk techniques, to create still life chalk images of our own. 

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
Dress for Mess. Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part. Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!
 

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Sensory Friendly Family Screening

Sat 18 May 2019 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 112 mins

Bad guy Ralph and girl-racer-glitch Vanellope are back! Ralph and Vanellope must travel beyond Litwak’s Arcade and into the expansive world of the internet in search of a missing part to save Sugar Rush. Along the way they encounter pop-up ads, high stakes online auctions, Disney princesses and a deadly online driving game.

Enjoy our Sensory Screening with lowered volume, lights on at low level, small audience size and the ability to make noise and move around freely during the screening if you wish.

In Association with Access Cinema

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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh - Eagles and Fleetwood Mac 25 Tour
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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh - Eagles and Fleetwood Mac 25 Tour

Oldshore Productions

Sat 18 May 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

It’s 25 years since the Eagles came back with the magical Hell Freezes Over world tour and Fleetwood Mac reformed their most successful line-up for President Bill Clinton.

For 2019, The Illegals are putting a new show on the road to celebrate these two ground-shaking music events from the world’s two most iconic rock bands. Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerizing voice and mischievous spirit, The Illegals will take you on a journey for three hours of soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs. The best of two legendary bands in one night? It’s almost too good to be true.

Songs like  “Last Resort”, “Go Your Own Way”, “Life In The Fast Lane”, “Don’t Stop”, “Love Will Keep Us Alive”, “The Chain” and “Hotel California” – and many others: all in celebration of two of the greatest rock bands of all time who have sat at the top of the billboards for over 40 years. Aside from the headline albums, the show consists of many other Eagles and Fleetwood Mac hits, as well as some of the solo work from individual members and other ‘connected’ artists. The Illegals are a band of experienced musicians performing mostly in theatres and rock venues throughout the country, putting on a formidable show and giving thousands of fans an experience they won’t forget.

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

"Simply Stunning." BBC

Fingal Youth Orchestra - Annual Celebration Concert 2019

Fingal Youth Orchestra - Annual Celebration Concert 2019

Sun 19 May 2019 7PM Main Auditorium // €15 / €10 conc

Comprising of just under 60 members, FYO nurtures the orchestral playing of musicians ranging from 8 to 18 years of age. The four musical staff members, including new senior conductor and tutor, 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

Fairport Convention With Special Guests The Four of Us

Fairport Convention With Special Guests The Four of Us

David Hull Promotions

Tue 21 May 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €30

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes, but the current members retain a passion for live performance.
The concert will feature an opening performance by wonderful Irish singer/songwriter sibling duo The 4 of Us. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you. 

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"Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves." The Guardian

"Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room." The Mirror

Free Bealtaine Movie Screening

Free Bealtaine Movie Screening

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 22 May 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE

Thousands of older people all over the country take part in the Bealtaine Festival each year during the month of May, celebrating creativity in older age. Draíocht in association with access>CINEMA are delighted to host the Bealtaine Film Tour here on 22 May, a programme of curated films specially selected with older audiences in mind. Stay tuned for updates on this Special Film Screening and we look forward to welcoming you to celebrate creativity in older age with us during May. Tickets are free and early booking is advised.

In Association with Access Cinema

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Starkids on Stage 2019

Starkids on Stage 2019

Fri 24 - Sat 25 May 2019 3PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €13 conc

Join the cast of Starkids for their end of year production. This talented cast of children aged 3 to 17 years will have you well entertained with their adaptation of Mamma Mia, The Greatest Showman, Willy Wonka, Toy Story and Moana. A superb evening of song, dance and drama is guaranteed from these amazingly talented children. A must for all the family. www.starkids.ie

SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER

SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER

A Little Event For The Youngest Citizens of Blanchardstown

Wed 29 - Thu 30 May 2019

The Toddler Takeover – For Ages 0-6 Years
A little event celebrating the creative arts for very young children

This is Draíocht’s 5th Toddler Takeover event which celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists and the arts.

This year we explore sounds and movement, loud and soft, fast and slow, footprints, bangs and bops. Bells and dancers, clackers, crackers … what does a bag full of stones sound like … what does a dancer in a tent do? With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to bring their insatiable curiosity and their adults to explore, discover new art forms, create, play, do a dance, see a dance, draw, explore, and nurture creative potential, while having fun too.

Booking opens on Tue 16 April 2019, 10am, tel: 01-8852622.
Book-in workshops and shows cost €5 per child (accompanying adult free).


WED 29 MAY 10.30AM-12.30PM – SENSORY FRIENDLY
This year we will also have a special sensory day. This will have limited capacity and events and workshop will be adapted to suits the needs of young children with additional needs. Please contact Sarah directly if you have a group or a child that you think might be interested in this event.

Ensure you get an email reminder, by emailing marketing@draiocht.ie with Toddler Takeover in the subject field.

The Classic Beatles - Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Tour
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The Classic Beatles - Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Tour

Sat 1 Jun 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €23 / €21 conc

The only Beatles tribute act endorsed by Sir George Martin, and the stars of the multi-award winning ‘Get Back’ show, the Classic Beatles are set to go on the road in 2019 to celebrate the iconic 'Abbey Road' album as it reaches the 50th anniversary of its release. The band will play the album in its entirety, featuring memorable songs including ‘Come Together’, ‘Something’, ‘Golden Slumber’ and ‘Here comes the sun’.
This is a show not to be missed by any Beatles fan, so come together and join us for what promises to be a memorable fab four experience.

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Learn To Play Music Day 2019

Learn To Play Music Day 2019

With Castleknock School of Music / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes

Thu 6 Jun 2019 1.30PM-5.30PM / AGE: 6 MONTHS TO 8+ YEARS // €5 per child per session (accompanying adult free)

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Ever wondered what it would be like to play a piano, pluck a violin string or blow into a saxophone? Well, now you can with Castleknock School of Music’s ‘Learn to Play Music Day’, where you can come and try a range of instruments. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months to 7 years. This promises to be a great afternoon to learn a little about music and have some fun. Advance booking essential on tel: 01-8852622.

Ages / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes / Times

6-24 mths / Mini Music: Busy Babies  / 1.30-2.00pm
2-3 Yrs   / Mini Music: Bonny Bluebirds / 2.10-2.40pm
3-4 Yrs   / Mini Music: Red Robins      / 2.50-3.20pm
4-5 Yrs   / Mini Music: Pink Bears      / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Mini Music: Yellow Bunnies   / 4.00-4.30pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 3.30-4.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar  / 4.00-4.30pm
6-7 Yrs   / Mini Music: Green Frogs     / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano  / 5.00-5.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin  / 4.00-4.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway To Piano   / 4.30-5.00pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar     / 5.00-5.30pm
8+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Flute/Clarinet/Sax   / 2.50-3.30pm

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Exploring Sound and Technology with Make Create Innovate

Exploring Sound and Technology with Make Create Innovate

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 11 Jun 2019 Draíocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free)

10.15AM-11.15AM & 11.45AM-12.45PM (60 MINS)

Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’, who will introduce the children to different tactile materials and how they can be used to trigger sound. What does a feather sound like for instance? Explore the relationship between sound and everyday materials and how conductivity can be used to make them interactive.

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with painting, then sound and finally yoga. There will be mess and there will be fun. Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

WORKSHOP NOTES
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

Shoplifters (2018)
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Shoplifters (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 12 Jun 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / Early Bird: €5 (Book before 05 April 2019)

Director Kore-Eda Hirokazu’s new film Shoplifters, is a subtle and moving drama about the forces holding a struggling family together. Osamu (Lily Franky), his wife Nobuyu (Sakura Andô) and grandma Hatsue (Kirin Kiki) are the Shibatas, a family living just above the poverty line. When they take in what appears to be an abandoned little girl, this brittle and unconventional family unravels. Shoplifters is a brilliant and nuanced moral inquiry. Tender, compassionate but also enduringly humorous, Kore-Eda unfolds a drama which is profoundly moving. In the process conspicuously revealing a Japan rarely seen.

Early Bird: €5 (Book before 05 April 2019)

CERT: 15A  Language: Japanese (English Subtitles)  Dur: 121 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

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KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2019

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2019

Thu 13 Jun 2019 7PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €12 conc

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

Brendan Galileo for Europe
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Brendan Galileo for Europe

Starring Fionn Foley

Fri 14 Jun 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc / Early Bird: €15 (book before 05 April 2019) / Groups 10+ €15

Brendan Galileo is a young aspiring politician determined to join the ranks of the European Parliament. Alas, in the City of Tribes he is a man without a spear, his previous electoral efforts little more than a novelty act. In a last-ditch attempt to dramatically improve his public profile, he must represent his country in the most vicious diplomatic catfight in the continent, the Eurovision Song Contest.

A hilarious and warm-hearted solo performance by Fionn Foley about keeping your integrity at the world's foremost convention of kitsch.
Winner of the 'Bewley's Little Gem' and 'Best Performer' Awards at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2018.

Early Bird: €15 (book before 05 April 2019)

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"A wonderful, joyous celebration of a show." ★★★★ The Arts Review

"Foley's performance is irresistible." The Irish Times

"Fast-paced, witty and terribly funny..sixty minutes of mental gymnastics and belly laughter." Broadway World

Ladies in the Blues
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Ladies in the Blues

Presented by Hot Spot Music Club

Sat 15 Jun 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc / Early Bird: €21 (book before 05 April 2019)

After sell-out shows at Cork Jazz Festival and standing ovations across the country, Ladies in the Blues takes you on a women’s journey through the blues.

From the gospel roots of the 1920s to vaudeville, jazz and blues rock – immerse yourself in songs by all those great women – Big Mama Thornton, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Bessie Smith and many more.

Ladies in the Blues pays homage to these female artists who transformed the blues from local folk music into the art form it is today, bringing black culture into American main stream music.

Early Bird: €21 (book before 05 April 2019)​

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"A spectacular, opening night stage production, featuring four female singers and a cracking band of blues’ sidemen performing songs written and recorded by women in the history of the blues." Music journalist, Dermot Hayes

Stagezone on Stage 2019

Stagezone on Stage 2019

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jun 2019 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

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Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Humpty Dumpty, Superheroes, Willy Wonka, School of Rock, The Greatest Showman, All Shook Up, Mamma Mia, 42nd Street and We Will Rock You!  This is a wonderful opportunity for all our students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy. Stagezone Theatre School is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019 at Draíocht

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019 at Draíocht

Presented by Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) in collaboration with Draíocht and Fingal Arts Office

Mon 24 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

2019 sees the Irish Youth Dance Festival celebrate its 19th year – making it Ireland’s longest running youth dance festival. This unique and hugely popular event will offer audiences the opportunity to see the most exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer, alongside International guests, masterclasses, workshops and performance opportunities! Draíocht is delighted to host IYDF 2019 for the first time.

Youth Dance Residency
MON 24 - FRI 28 JUN  Draíocht Studio

This week-long residency with teacher and choreographer Justine Doswell (DYDC), is for young people selected from D15 Transition Year Secondary School Taster sessions, held earlier this year. Over 5 days, participants will work together with DYDC facilitators exploring and creating a contemporary dance piece for performance. The resulting dance piece will be performed at the Young Creators Platform on Sunday 30th June.

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019
SAT 29 JUN  8PM  Main Auditorium 
€14 / €12
conc / Family of 4  €40
Audiences are promised the most exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer in this fully staged production on Draíocht’s Main Stage.

Dancers Day: Masterclasses
SUN 30 JUN 11AM-3.15PM  €10 per class
As part of the IYDF 2019 activities, there are masterclasses available in Contemporary Dance, Jazz and Hip-Hop.
11AM-12.15PM / Jazz with Anderson De Souza (Brasil) 
12.30PM-1.45PM / Contemporary Dance with Toni Bravo (US)          
2PM-3.15PM / Hip-Hop Fusion with Matt Szczerek (Ireland)
These Masterclasses are FREE for festival participants.

Young Creators Platform
SUN 30 JUN 4PM  Draíocht Studio  Free
Young dancers aged 12-25 years will perform their own choreographic works and share their creativity in front of a supportive audience. Its a great opportunity for young dancers to present their work and get feedback from the audience at the Q&A session after the performance.
Further information about applying for Young Creators Platform from Mariam Ribon at info.dydc@gmail.com

Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622.
For more information about IYDF at Draíocht, contact Sarah Beirne, sarah@draiocht.ie

Shrek (2001) - The Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told!

Shrek (2001) - The Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told!

Primary School Summer Screening

Tue 25 Jun 2019 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 per pupil / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of fairy tale magical creatures, banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home, not to mention his swamp, Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona to be Farquaad's bride.
Featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow, Shrek sparked a motion picture phenomenon and captured the world’s imagination back in 2001.

CERT: G  Language: English  Dur: 89 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

Wild Rose (2019)
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Wild Rose (2019)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 26 Jun 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / Early Bird: €5 (Book before 05 April 2019)

Rose-Lynn Harlan, played by BAFTA Rising Star nominee, Killarney actor, Jessie Buckley, is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants to do is get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house (Sophie Okonedo). Directed by Tom Harper, Wild Rose is an uplifting story with an original soundtrack about family, dreams and reality … and three chords and the truth.

Early Bird: €5 (Book before 05 April 2019)

CERT: 15A  Language: English   Dur: 101 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

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"Irresistible … in Jessie Buckley, a true star is born." The Telegraph

"A must-see … funny, moving and brilliantly uplifting." Stylist

"A happy-sad drama of starstruck fever that lifts you up and sweeps you along, touching you down in a puddle of well-earned tears." Variety

"Jessie Buckley gives a stand-out performance in Wild Rose, an identity story about choice, sacrifice and knowing who you really are." Daily Mirror

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019

Dublin Youth Dance Company

Sat 29 Jun 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €14 / €12conc / Family of 4 €40

Audiences are promised the most exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer in this fully staged production on Draíocht’s Main Stage.

Read more about the Festival here ... 

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Summer Projects 2019 - Summer Song School

Summer Projects 2019 - Summer Song School

Mon 1 - Fri 5 Jul 2019 Draíocht Studio // €45

Bookings: 01-8852622

MON 01- FRI 05 JUL 10AM-4PM 
THU 04 JUL 10AM-8PM
Free Concert For Family & Friends on THU 04 JUL at
7PM
AGE: 13-17 YEARS  €45

The ever popular SongSchool returns for what will undoubtedly be another sold out week of music based curiosity, collaboration and creativity. SongSchool is a week-long project that is ideal for those who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing a concert, making a video, learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as much as they do … not to mention forming bands and having fun!
 

Summer Projects 2019 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures

Summer Projects 2019 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures

Mon 8 - Fri 12 Jul 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // €35

Bookings: 01-8852622

WORKSHOP A: 4-8 YEARS 10AM-12PM €35
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS 1PM-3PM €35


Artist Deirdre O’Reilly will introduce the children to a range of art materials and artistic experiences. ‘Artistic Adventures’ will be a creative journey for children to explore a wide range of techniques which will stimulate their imaginations to be inventive and harness their curiosity. From print making, to painting, to creating their own clay masterpiece, the workshop will culminate in an exhibition of work on the last day for all to enjoy.

Summer Projects 2019 - Fingal Film School

Summer Projects 2019 - Fingal Film School

Mon 15 - Fri 19 Jul 2019 Draíocht Studio // €45

Bookings: 01-8852622

MON 15 – FRI 19 JUL
10AM-4PM  AGE: 13-17 YEARS  €45


Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps, you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the films.
These workshops are funded by Fingal Arts Office.

Exploring Baby Boogie with Jo Quinn

Exploring Baby Boogie with Jo Quinn

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 27 Aug 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free)

10.20AM-11.10AM & 11.30AM-12.20PM (50 MINS)

Baby Boogie is a fun movement class lead by Jo Quinn, with musical instruments, parachutes, bubbles, feather blowing and scarf dancing.

This series of individual monthly workshops are intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way. There will be mess and there will be fun. Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

WORKSHOP NOTES
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

The Legend of Luke Kelly with Chris Kavanagh 2019
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The Legend of Luke Kelly with Chris Kavanagh 2019

Sat 14 Sep 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 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 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.

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Sinatra - Best of the Best
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Sinatra - Best of the Best

Rat Pack Promotions presents Ken Kirwan & his Swing Band

Sat 21 Sep 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Start Spreading The News ... Following a SOLD OUT nationwide tour in 2018, Ken Kirwan & his Swing Band is bringing his show back to Draiocht. 
He will take you back to the days of Vegas with his ‘Sinatra – Best of the Best’ show. From full-throttle belters that will bring the house down to whispered speech level songs Frank was famous for. 
Ken's delivery is always right and befitting of the originals, featuring hits such as 'My Way', 'Lady is a Tramp', 'That's Life', 'New York, New York', 'Mac the Knife', 'Leroy Brown' and many more.

With very special guests on the night and a 12 piece Gospel Choir, this show is a must see and will sell out quickly.

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Fred Cooke - Fred Space

Fred Cooke - Fred Space

Sat 5 Oct 2019 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €15

Fred Cooke is leaving his twinkle toes behind him from “Dancing with the Stars” and taken to the road for his new comical tour of musical madness. Becoming “Irish Comedian of the Year 2018” (Tatler Magazine), he has supported Irish Comedy Legend Tommy Tiernan on his Nationwide Tour. Cooke’s guitar plucking panache enables him to paint comical situations before delivering unexpected killer-punch lines that leave his audience “elevated to hilarity”. The Scotsman.
His new Nationwide Tour “Fred Space” has brought Cooke to a whole new level of Comical Mayhem placing him in the “Premier league of Irish funnymen.” HOT PRESS. 
Sit back and enjoy a performer with enough “energy to power a small village in the west of Kerry” THE LAUGHTER LOUNGE.

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"Priceless" Chortle

"Very impressive performer" Short Com

"I love Fred. He has the spirit of the Clown in him. " Tommy Tiernan

Frankie’s Guys

Frankie’s Guys

A celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Thu 31 Oct - Fri 1 Nov 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

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

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Des Bishop - Take The Points
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Des Bishop - Take The Points

Fri 8 Nov 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

That’s good advice on the pitch but an even better metaphor for life especially when you don’t take advice well. How hard can it be for a man to say “point taken!” Des Bishop’s new show tries to digest the incredible changes we have seen in society in the last year and a half. Me too, consent, trump, the 8th and how divided everyone is online.
Everyone welcome, snowflakes, the easily offended, those that complain about people being offended, PC and non P.C. people, religious people and atheists. We all have points to take and goals to come!

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