Pure Imagination - Power Drama School

Pure Imagination - Power Drama School

Sat 29 Feb 2020 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Power Drama School are delighted to be returning to Draíocht for the second time and proudly present their new production 'Pure Imagination'. Join us on a magical journey in this upbeat show full of drama, comedy, charm & entertainment featuring songs from a variety of Musicals. Starring a fabulous cast of 84 children, 'Pure Imagination' is a feel good show suitable for all the family.

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

Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest

Coolmine Musical Society

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Apr 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €17 conc

Come along and be our guest as Coolmine Musical Society brings some razzle-dazzle to your season. We will give you the greatest show and come what may we’ll add some sparkle to your night out.

Director: Gladys Coyle
Musical Director& Chorus Master: John Dawson
Choreographer: Louise Hudson

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. 
www.luanparle.com

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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

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

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

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

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 - Sun 17 May 2020 16th 8PM / 17th 6PM Main Auditorium // €25

Sat 16th May 8PM / Sun 17th May 6PM

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.

Starkids on Stage 2020

Starkids on Stage 2020

Fri 29 - Sat 30 May 2020 3PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €13 conc

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Join the amazingly talented performers from Starkids Stage school for a fantastic jaw-dropping show to remember, as they take you on a journey through some of your favourite musicals including Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Aladdin and Alice in Wonderland. This show is not to be missed and one for all the family. www.starkids.ie

Tom Cole Jr - Songs that Shaped the World
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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

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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Stagezone on Stage 2020

Stagezone on Stage 2020

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2020 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. This year, students will perform ‘Save our Planet’, ‘Rockstars’, ‘The Grunge’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Glee’, ‘The Addams Family’ together with hip hop, contemporary and tap routines. Stagezone is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5 years of age to young adults.
www.stagezone.ie

The 4 Of Us - Acoustic Gig

The 4 Of Us - Acoustic Gig

With Brendan & Declan Murphy

Sat 3 Oct 2020 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €25

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The 4 Of Us shot to fame with their debut album 'Songs for the Tempted', which featured the massive hits 'Mary' and 'Drag My Bad Name Down'. The follow up 'Man Alive' made Q Magazine's Top 50 albums and included the UK Top 30 single 'She Hits Me'. Notching up an enviable catalogue of timeless songs and six Top 20 Irish charting albums, their music has also been featured extensively on American, British and Irish TV soundtracks.

Interspersed by Brendan Murphy's often hilarious stories and musings on the band's three decades in music, the set list features all the old hits, such as Mary, Drag My Bad Name Down and Sunlight, as well as tracks from their recent critically acclaimed album, Sugar Island.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the full band in action for this special acoustic night in Draíocht.

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"Never before have I been to a gig where the atmosphere has been so electric …" The Irish News

"The music brims with the palpable sense of the past, the acoustic guitars evoking a grand old era of folk, blues and R&B ..." The Irish Times

"Musically deep, textured and multi-layered. Lyrically older, wiser and slightly more f****d up!" Hot Press

"The song choices hit home, delight the crowd and serve as a timely reminder just how many good songs in the tank they have. There is a remarkable freshness and vitality to their songbook." Irish Independent

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The Fureys

The Fureys

Fri 23 Oct 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €30

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields of France’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Red Rose Café’, ‘From Clare to Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal Away’ etc return for their 13th concert in Draíocht. The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul, while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is The Fureys 'The Green Fields of France' and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in the National Concert Hall.

The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well-known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly. Their emotive songs stir many emotions ... tears and laughter, sadness and joy. A Fureys concert is always a night to remember!

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