Foster & Allen – Timeless Memories Tour - SOLD OUT

Foster & Allen – Timeless Memories Tour - SOLD OUT

Thu 23 Jan 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €30

In their 40-year career, Foster & Allen have released over 30 albums. Along with ‘A Bunch of Thyme’, entering the Irish chart in 1979 and becoming their first No. 1 single, ‘Maggie’ became a No. 1 in New Zealand for four weeks, making the two songs their signature tunes. They started in the 1970s as a duo, but in 1982 they added a band to their show. Since then Mick Foster and Tony Allen have toured the UK & Ireland every year playing to sell-out concerts wherever they go. In addition, they’ve successfully toured the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania and achieved album and video sales in excess of 22 million worldwide. This 2020 tour is supported by a special edition new release ‘Timeless Memories’, a 10 CD Collection featuring 182 tracks of their most popular and favourite songs and albums, including ‘Maggie’, ‘After all These Years’, ‘Reminiscing’, ‘Reflections’, ‘Remember You’re Mine’ and many more.

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

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Jan 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

You can't see the Bee Gees anymore, but you can see ‘Nights on Broadway’ and still experience a concert of the incredible music written by the brothers Gibb.

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, costume changes 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.

Back by Popular Demand after their SOLD OUT shows in November 2018 & March 2019. www.nightsonbroadway.net

Reeling in the Showband Years - SOLD OUT
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Reeling in the Showband Years - SOLD OUT

It’s Back, it’s Bigger & it’s Better!

Thu 30 - Fri 31 Jan 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €32 / €30 conc

Go back in time to this magical era and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music! Compere Ronan Collins will sing his renowned tributes to Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock, Eurovision hits and more. Joining Ronan is Linda Martin - A Superstar of Showbiz - Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with 'Why Me' and TV Presenter on multiple shows for RTE. Ireland’s greatest voice, Red Hurley will also be singing all his great hits. Also brother and Sister combo, Keith & Lorraine McDonald, with their fantastic tribute to all things Showband. Also the big sound of The Conquerors Showband and Eurovision stars Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg, as well as 70s chart-topper Shaun O’Dowd.

The show’s exciting finale is an ALL Cast Salute to the Showband Era. All of the stars join in for a medley of songs from the unique Showband Years!  Bringing you back in time to this magical musical period. It will send you home with great memories of wonderful and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music.

A Viennese Strauss Gala
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A Viennese Strauss Gala

World on Stage - Producers of Mozart by Candlelight and Baroque by Candlelight

Wed 5 Feb 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

Now in its 15th year, and back on tour by popular demand, with a sparkling new anniversary production, comes A Viennese Strauss Gala. Recreating the romance of the Viennese Festive season, reminding you of a bygone age of glamorous soirees and Strauss waltzes. The Show features highlights from some of the great Operettas of the Strauss family, Kalman and Lehar; including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and many more.
The European Orchestral Ensemble will accompany four Soloists from major Opera companies; including Opera North, English National Opera and D’Oyly Carte.
This wonderful production is cleverly staged and choreographed, and authentically costumed, and will appeal to the romantic as much as the music aficionado. It continues to be hugely popular all over the country. 

Starring Maria Kesselman, James Schouten and rising star Joe Partridge.

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Sharon Shannon - Celebrating 30 Years
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Sharon Shannon - Celebrating 30 Years

With Special Guest Alan Connor

Sat 8 Feb 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €23 / €20 conc

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

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Mary Coughlan in Concert

Mary Coughlan in Concert

Mary Coughlan & Band

Sat 15 Feb 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

Mary Coughlan is arguably one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as 'Ireland’s Billie Holiday’, Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism & drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. 'Her life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives' (The Guardian). Her seminal first album 'Tired and Emotional' rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985, and fifteen albums later, her ability to deeply connect with both the song and her audience remains undiminished, a testament to her inner strength and to the power of transformation and redemption.

Mary live is in a league of her own, her glorious husky voice pulling every ounce of emotion from the music. This is the real thing, sung from the depths of a woman’s heart and soul, a survivor who (to paraphrase Leonard Cohen’s famous words) 'was born with the gift of a golden voice'. This is why she is so loved. As the Observer rightly said, 'Mary Coughlan’s talent is awesome'. Resonant with the grief of Billie Holiday, the soul of Van Morrison and the defiance of Edith Piaf, to hear Mary sing is to be at the core of the human heart.

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"A song is not complete unless it has been sung by Mary Coughlan." Melody Maker

"The emotional purity in Mary Coughlan’s songs is so fragile that it is possible to become inconsolable when listening to her in a darkened room. " Q Magazine

"During one point in her set, Mary kept the audience transfixed as she sang ‘Strange Fruit’ without accompaniment. If you were to drop a pin, you would have been beaten up for it." The London Times

Patrick Feeney - Country and Gospel

Patrick Feeney - Country and Gospel

Sun 16 Feb 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

Hailing from Gurteen in County Sligo, Patrick Feeney is highly regarded as one of Ireland’s finest vocal talents and performers and his forthcoming ‘Country and Gospel’ tour will feature many of his most popular songs like ‘I Believe’, ‘Someone to love me’ and his recent smash hit recording ‘Jerusalem’, which received nightly standing ovations on the hugely successful 3 Amigos Tour along with his great friends Jimmy Buckley and Robert Mizzell.

To coincide with the tour Patrick recently released a new Country and Gospel album which has received high critical acclaim all across Ireland and further afield. Patrick is really looking forward to his own tour and it’s a fantastic opportunity for fans to hear a collection of his biggest and most popular songs coupled with some new material selected for this exciting project. Joining Patrick on the tour will be his own band of fantastic musicians and a few of Ireland’s finest session players. Enhanced by state of the art sound and lighting this is certainly a show you won’t want to miss!
 

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The Celtic Tenors 20th Anniversary Tour

The Celtic Tenors 20th Anniversary Tour

Fri 21 Feb 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales under their belts, The Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine performers. 

Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson have performed together as the Celtic Tenors for nearly twenty years, they offer more than beautiful voices and musical knowledge. Comfortable in all genres from classical and folk to Irish and pop, they bring their audience on a real musical voyage. A relaxing and wonderful evening’s entertainment is guaranteed.

The Celtic Tenors have broken new ground by stepping away from their classical roots, and adding a more contemporary edge. With this pioneering approach, they’ve welcomed a wider audience and fostered a fresh and invigorating style which has won them both critical acclaim and so many fans the world over. From their No. 1 Chart Positions in Ireland & Germany, (and No. 2 in the UK ) to their three platinum selling albums, their international reputation continues to grow.

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The Dubliners Tribute Show - All For Me Grog
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The Dubliners Tribute Show - All For Me Grog

Presented by The Liberties - The songs and story of the Dubliners

Thu 5 Mar 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

'All For Me Grog' is the Galway based show that has played to full houses and standing ovations on its first Irish and UK tours. The show brings you the songs and story of Irelands most successful folk band, The Dubliners. 
Presented by The Liberties, who are deeply honoured to become the bearers of the torch which has been borne with such power and dignity over the past decades by The Dubliners. The original line-up of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Ciaran Burke and John Sheehan is brought to life with the exact same instrumentation, songs and close as you will get vocals, bringing to the stage a show in sound and appearance of uncanny accuracy of the internationally renowned Dubliners. 

The Black Velvet Band, McAlpines Fusiliers, The Spanish Lady, The Irish Rover, The Auld Triangle, The Parting Glass and of course, the song that made The Dubliners international stars - Seven Drunken Nights - plus all their other hits, will have you clapping your hands, stomping your feet and joining in the chorus of the well known and much-loved songs at this uplifting and exciting two hour show. 

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The Legends of American Country Show

The Legends of American Country Show

Sun 29 Mar 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

Now seen by over 300,000 fans live and watched by millions on social media, Europe's No.1 multi award winning Country music show "The Legends of American Country" returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics. The 2020 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Don Williams, Patsy Cline and Kenny Rogers and new tributes to icons Hank Williams, Charley Pride, Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette and Jim Reeves with countless other well-known hit songs in this must see musical extravaganza. The show features 4 fantastic singers who are all backed by a superb live band and coupled with authentic stage set and state of the art sound and lighting that will transport you all the way hand clapping and toe tapping to Nashville and back in one night. One thing’s for sure if its Country music you like, then this is the only show in town!

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"As good as Country show that you will see live anywhere outside Nashville. " Country Music Northern Ireland

"Fantastic show of nostalgic country at its best with superb vocalists and musicians." Hot Country TV

Luan Parle - Never Say Goodbye

Luan Parle - Never Say Goodbye

With Clive Barnes

Thu 16 Apr 2020 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €15

Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits & 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. 
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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

Don Baker Band - The Blues Man Tour

Don Baker Band - The Blues Man Tour

Fri 17 Apr 2020 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, 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.

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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2020
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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2020

The Ultimate Classic Rock Double Tribute - Eagles and Fleetwood Mac

Sat 25 Apr 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

Let us take you back to 1980: you had your Rubic’s Cube for Christmas, Mount Saint Helen’s erupts, The Undertones are demonising their Perfect Cousin and… Eagles and Fleetwood Mac served-up two of the best live double-albums of all time.

Widely regarded as one of the best live tribute acts in the country, The Illegals are back at in 2020 with their ever-popular classic-rock revival show replicating the sound of the world’s two greatest 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 – and a little more besides…

Songs like  “Hotel California”,  “Go Your Own Way”, “Life In The Fast Lane”, “Don’t Stop”, “Take It Easy”, “Say That You Love Me”, “Love Will Keep Us Alive”, “The Chain” and “New Kid In Town”.
If you missed out last year, book your ticket early through the box office for the 2020 gig. You won’t be disappointed.

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

"Simply Stunning." BBC

The Glen Campbell Story - Gentle on My Mind

The Glen Campbell Story - Gentle on My Mind

Starring Ciarán Rosney & his 5 Piece Band

Thu 30 Apr 2020 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.

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Red Hurley - The Music of my Life

Red Hurley - The Music of my Life

Fri 1 May 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €29.50

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Multi-award-winning Irish vocalist Red Hurley is one of Ireland's most enduring entertainers whose career has spanned several decades to the present day. Affectionately referred to as “The Voice” amongst his peers, Red has the gift of singing all genres of Music. Several decades of adapting to the many varieties of entertainment and entertaining thousands of people around the World has made Red the consummate concert artist.

Red sets off on his “The Music of my Life” concert tour for 2020, accompanied by his chosen musicians and guests travelling around Ireland to perform at his favourite intimate theatres.

Outspoken journalist Kevin Myers, wrote in the Irish Independent, “Red’s intuitive sense of the beautiful is one reason why he is such a wonderful singer. He will find the key element of any song – a single note or phrase – and elevate that into an unexpected little musical jewel.”

Red’s ‘The Music of my Life’ concert tour promises to be an evening of pure enjoyment.

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Fingal Youth Orchestra - Annual Celebration Concert 2020

Fingal Youth Orchestra - Annual Celebration Concert 2020

Sun 10 May 2020 7PM Main Auditorium // €15 / €10 conc

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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.
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The Classic Beatles - Let it Be - 50 Years On
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The Classic Beatles - Let it Be - 50 Years On

Fri 15 May 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

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The only Beatles tribute act endorsed by Sir George Martin, the Classic Beatles make a welcome return to Draíocht with ‘Let it Be – 50 Years On’.
‘Let It Be’ was the twelfth and final studio album from the world’s greatest band. It was released on 8 May 1970, almost a month after the group's break-up, in tandem with the motion picture of the same name. The Classic Beatles will perform the album from start to finish, followed by a collection of the fab fours greatest hits.
A Classic Beatles show brings all the joys of Beatledom to a whole new generation and allows first-generation fans to relive the music that changed our lives forever. As well as many costume changes, the band also partake in the witty banter for which The Beatles were equally famous. Early booking advised.

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Reach for the Stars 2020

Reach for the Stars 2020

The Norma Breen Hurley Theatre School

Sat 16 May 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

The Norma Breen Hurley 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 Hurley.

Tom Cole Jr - Songs that Shaped the World

Tom Cole Jr - Songs that Shaped the World

An Evening with Mr Sunshine Swing & The Shane O'Connor Quartet

Fri 12 Jun 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

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PUTTING THE ZING BACK INTO SWING. 
If you are of the age who remembers the nostalgic years of the thirties, forties, fifties, and sixties, the great songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, The Rat Pack, Nat King Cole, The great big band and swing hits of the sixties, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more, then you have to experience the man they are calling the new King of Swing.

Tom Cole Jr. has forged out a very nice niche for himself on the cabaret scene in Dublin with his unique style of swing, combined with his distinctive vocal tones. Tom Jr. endeavours to keep alive the timeless evergreen songs from the golden age of swing and The Great American songbook. He surrounds himself with the very best of top seasoned musicians who embellish his unique performing style and infectious stage presence. 

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