Autumn Sounds 2019
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Autumn Sounds 2019

Duo Chagall and The Fingal Ensemble

Thu 12 Sep 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €8 conc

Duo Chagall, the celebrated partnership of Fingal-born violinist Gillian Williams and French cellist Arun Rao, are proud to present The Fingal Ensemble, a sensational 16-piece string group, officially launched on 28 March 2019 for the 25th Anniversary Celebrations of Co. Fingal. 
Audiences can look forward to Vivaldi’s ever-popular ‘The Four Seasons’ (Quattro Staggione), Mozart’s ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’, as well as works by Piotr Tchaikovsky and Dublin-born composer Arthur Duff’s ‘Irish Suite for Strings’, written in 1940. Duo Chagall has run the popular classical music series ‘Autumn Sounds’ in Farmleigh since 2010 and we are delighted to welcome them to Draiocht for the first time.

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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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Culture Night at Draiocht 2019

Culture Night at Draiocht 2019

Fri 20 Sep 2019 // FREE

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FRI 20 SEP  4PM-10PM  All Events are Free but Ticketed
Pre-booking advised tel 01-8852622 or Register On The Day/Night

FREE SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN
4PM / Shorts for Wee Ones /
Dur 45 mins / Ages 3+ / CERT: G
5.30PM / Shorts for Middle Ones /
Dur 55 mins / Ages 8+ / CERT: G
Enjoy tales of a mystery fish who will only swim at the surface of the sea, a large green bird having some difficulties with a big bell and a very frisky egg, plus the coolest, funkiest Tyrannosaurus Rex of all time. See how an old, forgotten Rubik’s Cube finds a whole new audience and visit a chic Parisian restaurant with a truly unique menu.

YOUTH THEATRE CULTURE
7PM-8PM   Ages 14-18 Yrs   Draíocht Workshop Room
D15 Youth Theatre members welcome you into their world … bring a friend, introduce them to Draíocht and dip your toe into the waters of a fun Youth Theatre Workshop.

GALLERY TOUR & TALK
7PM-8PM  Draíocht Galleries
Join us for a curator’s tour of Estuary exploring key themes and artworks in this major exhibition. The curators Una Sealy RHA, James English RHA, Joshua Sex and Sanja Todorovic will guide you through the collection. 

OUR PLACE OUR STORIES
6PM  Draíocht Foyer & Studio
7.30PM-8.30PM Draíocht Studio
Experience live performances and video stories from our 6 artist partners and their groups. Mulhuddart Men’s Shed (Shaun Dunne), Mulhuddart Boxing Academy (Junk Ensemble), Daughters of Charity, Blakestown (Jody O’Neill), Foroige (Colm Keegan), Olaedo - Nigerian’s Women’s Group and Maureens’ Group (FeiliSpeaks), Hartstown Community College and Pobal Scoil Setanta (Dylan Coburn Gray).

FREE MOVIE SCREENING: Gloria Bell (2018)
8.30PM / Dur 102 mins / Cert 15A
Gloria (Julianne Moore), a free spirited divorcée, spends her days selling insurance and her nights dancing to disco anthems at an LA singles club for the over fifties. She finds romance with newly-divorced Arnold (John Turturro), and embarks on the complicated, joyful journey of new found love.

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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 Joe Monks, Hazel Peters & Hannah Roddy, and a 12 piece Gospel Choir, this show is a must see and will sell out quickly.

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The Songs & Poems of Percy French

The Songs & Poems of Percy French

The Percy French Troubadours & Guests

Tue 24 Sep 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €15

Laugh, sing and maybe even shed a tear with the 18 strong Percy French Troubadours, who invite you to join with them again for this evening of songs, poems and sketches by Percy French. Featuring all-time favourites ‘Are ye right there Michael?’, ‘The Darling Girl from Clare’, ‘To The West’, ‘The Four Farrellys’ and ‘Abdul Abulbul Amir’ (Percy’s first successful song), they’ll even give you a sheet with all the words to sing along!
The Percy French Troubadours have clocked up an impressive number of gigs as they continue fundraising for a variety of local charities. Having already raised over €80,000 for a variety of charities, this night will be in aid of CASA.

Jimmy Buckley With Special Guest Claudia

Jimmy Buckley With Special Guest Claudia

Thu 3 Oct 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

Jimmy Buckley is without a doubt one of Ireland's best loved and most respected performers. Jimmy has enjoyed many years at the top of his profession and received numerous awards including the prestigious Entertainer of the Year in the RTE Music Awards. Jimmy possesses a very rare talent, not only as a phenomenal singer but also as a hilarious mimic of other major stars. Jimmy’s show contains  a wide variety of material, Country, Big Ballads and tribute medleys to the greats of country music Hank Williams & Charlie Pride. Along with his magnificent band Jimmy will entertain you superbly and looks forward to meeting friends old & new.

Jimmy's Special Guest on the night is his daughter Claudia Buckley.

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Jake Carter
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Jake Carter

Fri 18 Oct 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €22

Fresh off the back of what has been a roller coaster 18 months for Jake Carter, the pop singer and Dancing With The Stars 2018 winner has enjoyed enormous success in recent times with his recent single releases, as well as packing out venues across the country including Dublin’s Vicar St. and Cork Opera House.

With multiple TV projects also on the go, the 20 year old pop singer is delighted to be getting back on stage with his live band and showcasing his latest music in what promises to be a fun filled live concert with plenty of surprises!

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Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert
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Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert

Music From The 40’s To Today

Sat 19 Oct 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Route 66, a 16 piece Big Band with a real difference, make a welcome return to Draíocht following their great success last year. Their show, which has been a huge success with theatre audiences all over Leinster for the past four years, takes you on a magical musical tour from the 40’s right up to date with numbers made famous by Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Glen Miller, Tom Jones, Adele, Joe Dolan, Tina Turner, Van Morrison, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. 

Route 66 Big Band were formed in 1998 and over the years have played at weddings, festivals, charity fundraisers as well as at the Rose of Tralee Festival Ball in the Dome in Tralee. Made up of experienced musicians from Dublin, Meath and Kildare, with a fabulous brass and saxophone section, they are perfectly blended together to produce the very best in Big Band entertainment.


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"I can’t wait for this band to come back, they were truly fantastic, great show / It was a great show, great music, class / A really entertaining show, the Route 66 Band were superb in every sense of the word." Audience Feedback From Previous Shows

Just for Old Times Sake - The Farewell Tour
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Just for Old Times Sake - The Farewell Tour

An Evening of Variety with Dickie Rock, Paddy Cole & Friends

Fri 25 Oct 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €30 / €27.50 conc

Dickie Rock is one of Ireland’s most loved and recognised singers and still attracts a huge following of fans from all around the world. He has been performing and packing out venues throughout Ireland and Europe for over fifty years and is still going as strong as ever! From 1963 to 1983, Dickie had 25 Irish hits, surpassed only by the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones. During his time with the Miami Showband, Dickie attracted the kind of mass hysteria normally reserved for boybands like Westlife.

Star of Sunshine Radio, Paddy Cole is legendary in Irish show business, ever since he first came to prominence in the 1960s with the Capitol Showband. He still attracts many of the people who danced in those days to his shows today. Paddy is renowned for giving audiences a good time - whether it’s jazz, rock ‘n roll, sixties or swing – the result is always the same – a thrilled and ecstatic reaction.

Joining Dickie and Paddy will be very special guests Funny Friday’s Sil Fox with host and compere George Hunter.
Presented by George Hunter Entertainment

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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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Magical Mozart by Candlelight
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Magical Mozart by Candlelight

European Baroque Ensemble presents an evening of Mozart Masterpieces!

Thu 7 Nov 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc / Early Bird: €18 (book before 06 Sept 2019)

From the producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. With beautiful settings, costumes, lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and world class opera singers transport you back to the sumptuous past.
A packed programme of classical music and song, which includes excerpts from the most memorable of Mozart’s operas, such as: The Magic Flute; The Marriage of Figaro; Cosi Fan Tutte, and many more. Mozart’s most popular and famous operas are all beautifully sung by world class soloists who, alongside the ensemble, perform some of his most memorable pieces of music, including: Symphony no. 40; Lacrimosa (Requiem D minor) and Eine Kleine Nacht Musik.

Early Bird: €18 (book before 06 Sept 2019)

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"A Sublime evening…Magical, it certainly was!" Jersey Evening Post

Made in Dagenham The Musical

Made in Dagenham The Musical

Coolmine Musical Society

Tue 12 - Sat 16 Nov 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

Set in the swinging sixties Made in Dagenham is based on a real life strike in the Ford factory in Dagenham in June 1968. It is more than 50 years since these amazing characters stood up for their rights, which led to the Equal Pay Act of 1970. Coolmine Musical Society is delighted to be taking to the stage with the Dublin Premiere of this show. This ideal show will bring everybody out for a great night’s entertainment! 

CAST: Rita: Bronwyn Andrews / Eddie: Ian Rountree / Beryl: Michelle Harris / Cass: Kathryn Gibbons / Clare: Niamh Kiernan / Sandra: Karen McCourt / Connie: Niamh Carroll / Harold Wilson: Justin Parkes / Barbara Castle: Dolores Hughes / Lisa Hopkins: Amie Preston  / Monty: Robbie Kennedy  / Tooley: Eddie Brady / Mr Hopkins: Ciaran Lenehan  / Buddy Cortina: Stuart Pollock  / Greg Hubble: Nathan Everett Patterson / Stan: Andrew Hayes

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Robert Mizzell and the Country Kings
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Robert Mizzell and the Country Kings

Tue 19 Nov 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Robert Mizzell has made Ireland his home for over 20 years. He served his apprenticeship in Country Music since he first arrived here and is now one of the top Country Music Artists in Ireland, enjoying huge success all around the country. He has released 12 solo studio albums and 2 full length DVD’s to date and is constantly touring Ireland and the UK with his band. Robert was voted ‘Ireland’s Favourite Country Music Singer’ in a poll conducted by RSVP magazine.

‘Kick Ass Country’ was Robert’s first major hit, but it was the song ‘Say You Love Me’ that made him a household name in Ireland. More of his hit songs include ‘Mama Courtney’, Day Job’, ‘John Deer Beer’, ‘Louisiana Saturday Night’ and Wham Bam’ to name a few.

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ABBA Forever - The Christmas Show 2019
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ABBA Forever - The Christmas Show 2019

Tue 26 - Wed 27 Nov 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

It’s always party time when abba are about, but when it’s the Christmas Show,  then that’s a real excuse for a party! This happy sing-a-long tribute celebrates with a loud and proud fanfare! It’s the perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations! Simply the best party in Town! So, MAMMA MIA, here we go again! My My How can we resist you!! A cracker of a show. Great Vocals from the girls, Lucinda and Marie, great playing from the guys, Denis and Rae and terrific audiovisuals to bring you back in time and share seminal ABBA moments with you!

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Blanchardstown School of Music Christmas Showcase

Blanchardstown School of Music Christmas Showcase

Fri 6 Dec 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €8

December 6th see’s Blanchardstown School of Music return to Draíocht for their Christmas Concert. The concert will showcase the talent of the students ranging from Singing, Piano, Drums, Violin and Guitar. With some festive inspired pieces along with some of the students exam preparation work, it will be an evening of fantastic music and upbeat performances!

Blanchardstown School of Music is based in Coolmine Industrial Estate, Blanchardstown and was established in 2008 and has steadily grown since then with a wide variety of music lessons available in all instruments.
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Coolmine Christmas Gala Concert – Merry Christmas

Coolmine Christmas Gala Concert – Merry Christmas

Thu 12 Dec 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €15

Christmas is a time to come together. It is a time to reflect on all the good in our lives – to enjoy all those who we have in our lives and to let them know what they mean to us. Coolmine invites you to join them for what has become a Christmas tradition, a night of yuletide music and some other favourite songs from the stage and screen. All are welcome to this evening where the importance of community, friends and family will be celebrated with fantastic musical acts such as the Blanchardstown Brass Band, Mary McGahann, Bob Linehan, the St Brigid’s Choirs and other surprise acts on the night. All proceeds on the night will go towards the vital addiction recovery services provided by Coolmine. Join us for a very special night of hope and song. Merry Christmas!

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Clonee Music Tuition Centre 10th Anniversary Concert

Clonee Music Tuition Centre 10th Anniversary Concert

Fri 13 Dec 2019 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €10

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Clonee Music Tuition Centre returns to Draíocht to celebrate 10 years of music making in the community.  Join them for what promises to be a most enjoyable evening of music showcasing the talents of current and former students. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, soloists and ensembles will perform an exciting selection of music and songs from different genres with some Christmas favourites for audience participation!

Clonee Music Tuition Centre, established in 2009 provides instrumental and vocal tuition for students of all ages and Pre-Instrumental Courses for younger children.  It is based in Coláiste Pobail Setanta secondary school in Dublin 15. As a community based music school, Clonee Music Tuition Centre endeavours to meet the individual needs of the diverse range of students that attend the music school whether learning purely for fun or with a specific goal in mind.  Students enhance their performance skills with opportunities to perform at the Annual Summer Recitals and Christmas Concert. 

Christmas with The Dublin Gospel Choir
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Christmas with The Dublin Gospel Choir

Sat 14 Dec 2019 3PM €15 / 8PM €20 / €18 conc Main Auditorium

Dublin Gospel Choir return to Draíocht, bringing a selection of Christmas favourites; some joyful, some uplifting, some nostalgic and some just downright funky! Dublin Gospel Choir have long been a household name in Ireland – versatile, passionate and vibrant, they uplift and energise with powerful voices and rich harmonies They have shared the stage with industry heavyweights such as Rod Stewart, John Legend, Kodaline, Outkast, Damien Rice and Ennio Morricone, to name but a few. Start the Christmas season in style with Dublin Gospel Choir!

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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

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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

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Reeling in the Showband Years
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Reeling in the Showband Years

It’s Back, it’s Bigger & it’s Better!

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

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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.

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Sharon Shannon
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Sharon Shannon

With Special Guest Alan Connor

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

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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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