Nov
22
Fri
2019
Fintan McHugh – Album Launch Show @ The Hot Spot
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm
Fintan McHugh - Album Launch Show @ The Hot Spot
Tickets: €10 on the door
Three years after his critically acclaimed debut Wait Till The Clouds Roll By, Fintan McHugh’s long awaited second album titled Stardust And Bone is soon to be released. Stardust And Bone is an album of original songs by Fintan which shows him in a more personal and independent light.
As Wait Till The Clouds Roll ByStardust And Bone remains true to an acoustic intimacy and poise. Fintan’s songwriting skills are paved with his unique vocal and characteristic guitar-playing to form an outstanding album of eleven songs to stir the heart and soul.The imagery invoked by Stardust And Bone opens up and field of tension in which the earthly stands against the cosmic, the human body against the stars as they smoulder and die leaving only their dust trails as evidence of their existence. Stardust And Bone invites the listener to dream, to long for more from this uniquely talented artist. Fintan is an extraordinary musician and singer. He’s one to look out for!
Instruments: voice, guitar, Irish bouzouki and harmonica
THE DANCE GREYSTONES SHOW @ Whale Theatre
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
THE DANCE GREYSTONES SHOW @ Whale Theatre

Debut Live Performance, Dance Greystones is excited to take to the stage for a magical night to remember.

‘THE DANCE GREYSTONES SHOW’ is a spectacular event full of vibrant dance routines, performed by our wonderful students showcasing their dedication and hard work over the past two years.

The night will include contemporary, modern dances and musical theatre performances together with very special guests on the night.

The night will be hosted by TV Presenter & former Mr. World – Kamal Ibrahim, successful filmmaker and owner of Reelscreen production company. He is the host of the National Lottery on RTE. But most importantly Kamal is the man behind all of our dance videos we make with so much love.

It is sure to be a spectacular evening not to be missed.

Hosted by Zumba & Dance with Vicky

Nov
23
Sat
2019
2nd Consultation Phase – Public Realm Plan for Greystones @ Greystones Library
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2nd Consultation Phase – Public Realm Plan for Greystones @ Greystones Library

Following on from the initial Consultation for a Public Realm Plan for Greystones in the Whale Theatre, Paul Hogarth Company will be on hand in Greystones for the second consultation phase on Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Greystones Library. Come along and view the work to date and have your say – all are welcome!

Switching on the Christmas Lights in Greystones @ Burnaby Park
Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm
Switching on the Christmas Lights in Greystones @ Burnaby Park

Join all the Community in Burnaby Park from 4pm on Saturday 24th November.  Greystones 2020 in conjunction with the Greystones Municipal District are delighted to host this fabulous event once again.  A magical time in the park is guaranteed for the children with the carols, musicians and of course the arrival of Santa – a very special guest this year.

The lights on the main street will be lit.  Huge thanks to all the businesses in Greystones that support the lights.  Please support them during your shopping trips this Christmas

Phelim Drew Band in Music, Songs and Stories @ Whale Theatre
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Phelim Drew Band in Music, Songs and Stories @ Whale Theatre

Celebrating the music that he grew up on, and reinterpreting the songs of his late father, Ronnie Drew, and The Dubliners, Phelim brings a Drew house session to Whale Theatre for one special night.

Having established himself as one of the country’s most in-demand actors and voice-over artists, Phelim Drew has always held a special place in his heart for music, performing with numerous collaborators and bands over the decades. And now, finally, he’s happy to embrace those early influences, the music that resounded through the Drew home on Killincarrig Road.

So, get ready for a sort of homecoming, as Phelim Drew takes a bunch of classic, much-loved songs, and makes them his own.

Full Bar, Wicklow Farmhouse Cheeseboards, Fresh Popcorn and Confectionary available to buy on the night.

Whale TheatreSaturday 23 November 2019, 20:00(Doors open 19:00)

Full Price€24.00

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Concession(Students, Over 65, Under 16, Registered Disabled)€22.00

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Nov
24
Sun
2019
Greystones Vocal Academy Student Showcase @ Whale Theatre
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Greystones Vocal Academy Student Showcase @ Whale Theatre

Full line up of participants to be announced.

Nov
26
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Nov 26 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Trad Night - Danns Bar @ Danns Bar

For the past 15 years every Tuesday evening, Danns bar has been the location for great session music.  As the night progresses, different musicians arrive, and the music suddenly takes a left turn, down through the Ring of Kerry, before detouring back up through the Burren before a quick trip over to Nashville.

“We’re open to everyone and anything,” says Hughie Browne, the man with the whip, and the keeper of the flame for all these years. “It’s what makes it interesting not only for those listening but, perhaps more importantly, for us. We’re not here to play the same old songs week after week. We’re out to find something new each week…”

And with so many singers, pipers, banjo players, guitarists, turning up each week, it’s easy to see how a song might never remain the same.

Copyright: Greystones Guide

Nov
27
Wed
2019
The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940) COURSE 2 @ Whale Theatre
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940) COURSE 2 @ Whale Theatre

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940) (1 & 2)

Tracing the inspirations and techniques that created some of our most revered and celebrated works of art is at the core of a three-week Visual Story Of Ireland course being run by local art historian Rosemarie Devereux in November.

Exploring our national history through our national art, Rosemarie is offering two separate Wednesday morning courses – for beginners, it’s November 6th to the 20th; for a more detailed history, it’s November 27th to December 11th.

The aim of both courses is to thematically explore a selection of the paintings that are held in the national collection of art in order to re-engage, through their visual representations, with Ireland’s most significant political and cultural events; to learn more about the people who governed this contentious land as well as those whose livelihoods were dependent on it; finally to examine the context and conditions under which the producers of these paintings worked i.e Irish artists.

Themes that will be discussed in Course 1 are: Politics – its effect on Irish Art; The Development of Irish Painting; Cultural and Social images of 19th Ireland; Land Issues – environmental, political and philosophical; Irish Women Artists; Great Patrons of Irish Art in the NGI.

Themes that will be discussed in Course 2 are: Irish Artists Abroad; Foreign Artists painting Irish Subjects; Significant Irish Paintings in the National Collection; ‘How the Other Half Lived’ – pictorial representations of the landed class; Modernism in Ireland; The Yeats family and Art.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full three weeks for just €55, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

BIO

Rosemarie Devereux is a local art historian, who recently attended UCD from where she completed her Masters in Visual Culture in Ireland 1885 – 1915.   Two of her research articles were published in the Irish Arts Review relating to the work of Jack B. Yeats and his wife Cottie– in Winter 2016 and Spring 2019 respectively. She is currently a volunteer in the National Gallery of Ireland and has recently been accepted onto their Freelance Tour Guide Panel. Since 2017 she has taught a module from the UCD School of Art History degree programme entitled Studies in Irish Painting. Rosemarie has also given several art history talks locally on the development of Irish art. For the past 12 months she has been running a private art history course in the National Gallery of Ireland.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

Nov
28
Thu
2019
Ladies Night Greystones – Thurs 28th November @ All over Greystones
Nov 28 @ 4:30 pm
Ladies Night Greystones - Thurs 28th November @ All over Greystones

Paul Byrne has given this great description in the Greystones Guide

Having embraced the rockin’ Ladies Night ever since it started – way back in, oh, 1847 – this year’s one-day love-in has all the hallmarks of another groovy Greystones gathering. 

From one end of the town to the next, there will be bargains, buskers, free booze and big love.

Yep, it’s all happening on Thursday, November 28th, and here, we’re going to pull together all the best that the night has to offer.

One very special treat for the night is Las Tapas‘ spanking new cocktailThe Greystonian – which is Prosecco-based with Grey Goose vodka and passion fruit puree in the mix. Normally €9.50 for this mule kicker, but Sinan and co will have you shaken and stirred for just €5 on the night.

BOOM!

Barry and Shelley at Eleven Deli will be opening late for the night too, serving up nibbles and bubbly, of course, and giving a 10% on all hampers bought on the night. Yum!

Over at Camile on the night, you’ll get a free glass of Prosecco when you’re sitting down to their Ladies Night special – a three-course meal (starter, main & dessert) for just €30Nice.

At Daata, it’s a free G&T with every main course – which is how it should be, always.

Young Claudia at Elysian Brows in Meridian Point informs us that they’ll have giveaways, discounts, make-up demos, goodie bags for the first through the door, voucher extras (€100 becomes €125; €150 becomes €200), plus mince pies and mulled wineShazam!

Over at AMOC, they’re offering 10% discount on the night, plus their famous Danish recipe mulled wine along with some Christmas Tree Cake. Oh, and their delightful company too, of course…

At the town’s new children’s bookshopHalfway Up The Stairs, there’s 10% discount on the night, as well as, of course, free bubbles and nibblesPop!

Naturally, Anne at Pretty Woman is excited and delighted to be part of another fine night out in Greystones, and will have the free bubbly flowing and the bargains, with, yep, at 10% discount just for the hooley that’s in it.

Plenty more where that came from, of course – once, of course, the likes of Escape, Brooke & Shoals, Ashanti Gold, Concepts, La Touche Wines, JuJu, Azur and all the other groovy Greystones joints get back to us with their Ladies Night specials.

And there’s also the one-woman show by acclaimed comedian Julie Jay, presenting a Ladies Night exclusive at The Whale months before her Julie Really Love Me? tour gets underway next year. Just in case you’d like to finish the night laughingBada-Bing!

Safe to say, the night will be special, as the whole town pulls together. For a partyNice!

So, put the date in your diary.

Julie Jay: Julie Really Love Me? @ Whale Theatre
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm
Julie Jay: Julie Really Love Me? @ Whale Theatre

Julie Jay is a comic who has taken the comedy world by storm in recent months. She has also supported the biggest names in comedy, including Neil Delamere, Ardal O’Hanlon, acted as resident support act for Tommy Tiernan on his Paddy Crazy Horse Tour and most recently MCed the 2019 series of the Tommy Tiernan Show.

Her new show ‘Julie Really Love Me’ explores her quest for validation, applying lessons gleamed from Oprah in the early nineties to modern life, navigating being childless in the state of Gilead and guards. Lots and lots of guards.

One of the most exciting new voices on the Irish comedy scene, her on-stage warmth accompanied by a sizeable side dish of distinctly Irish self-deprecation. Wry wit, neurotic ponderings and clever joke-writing make her an act not to be missed.

“The brightest, funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time” – Tommy Tiernan

 

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Zrazy Duo in Concert @ Whale Theatre
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Tir na nOg – Sonny Condell and Leo O’Kelly @ The Hot Spot
Nov 29 @ 9:00 pm
Tir na nOg - Sonny Condell and Leo O'Kelly @ The Hot Spot

Tir na nOg have been described as Alt Folk, Prog Folk, Psych Folk, and even Space Folk!. But the duo, formed by Leo O’Kelly & Sonny Condell in 1970, transcends all these categories. What is not in doubt is that they are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdD8QaNVMtQ&list=PL-98WDJXnmpLFx-3M882bpKhDbUbzrUQ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KasVJYwpLbg

Nov
30
Sat
2019
The Bugle Babes: Gee Whiz! @ The Whale Theatre
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Bugle Babes: Gee Whiz! @ The Whale Theatre

The Bugle Babes –  1940’s Harmony Trio Gee Whizz! Tour 

Formed by Derby Browne and are a superb 1940’s style harmony trio, performing hits from The Andrews Sisters with a cocktail of jazz, swing, jive and lashings of vintage glamour and romance, reminiscent of the days of the wireless.

This trio of pencil-skirted, vintage coiffed, stocking’d ladies perform a magical blend of music and are the icing on the cake at any tea party!  Enjoy ‘The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’, ‘In The Mood’, ‘Rum and Coca-cola’ and a 1940’s version of ‘I Will Survive’ and plenty more surprises in the Biscuit Tin!

Performing the hits from their debut recording, ‘Gee Whizz!’

www.buglebabes.com

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Dec 3 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Trad Night - Danns Bar @ Danns Bar

For the past 15 years every Tuesday evening, Danns bar has been the location for great session music.  As the night progresses, different musicians arrive, and the music suddenly takes a left turn, down through the Ring of Kerry, before detouring back up through the Burren before a quick trip over to Nashville.

“We’re open to everyone and anything,” says Hughie Browne, the man with the whip, and the keeper of the flame for all these years. “It’s what makes it interesting not only for those listening but, perhaps more importantly, for us. We’re not here to play the same old songs week after week. We’re out to find something new each week…”

And with so many singers, pipers, banjo players, guitarists, turning up each week, it’s easy to see how a song might never remain the same.

Copyright: Greystones Guide

Dec
4
Wed
2019
The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940) COURSE 2 @ Whale Theatre
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940) COURSE 2 @ Whale Theatre

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940) (1 & 2)

Tracing the inspirations and techniques that created some of our most revered and celebrated works of art is at the core of a three-week Visual Story Of Ireland course being run by local art historian Rosemarie Devereux in November.

Exploring our national history through our national art, Rosemarie is offering two separate Wednesday morning courses – for beginners, it’s November 6th to the 20th; for a more detailed history, it’s November 27th to December 11th.

The aim of both courses is to thematically explore a selection of the paintings that are held in the national collection of art in order to re-engage, through their visual representations, with Ireland’s most significant political and cultural events; to learn more about the people who governed this contentious land as well as those whose livelihoods were dependent on it; finally to examine the context and conditions under which the producers of these paintings worked i.e Irish artists.

Themes that will be discussed in Course 1 are: Politics – its effect on Irish Art; The Development of Irish Painting; Cultural and Social images of 19th Ireland; Land Issues – environmental, political and philosophical; Irish Women Artists; Great Patrons of Irish Art in the NGI.

Themes that will be discussed in Course 2 are: Irish Artists Abroad; Foreign Artists painting Irish Subjects; Significant Irish Paintings in the National Collection; ‘How the Other Half Lived’ – pictorial representations of the landed class; Modernism in Ireland; The Yeats family and Art.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full three weeks for just €55, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

BIO

Rosemarie Devereux is a local art historian, who recently attended UCD from where she completed her Masters in Visual Culture in Ireland 1885 – 1915.   Two of her research articles were published in the Irish Arts Review relating to the work of Jack B. Yeats and his wife Cottie– in Winter 2016 and Spring 2019 respectively. She is currently a volunteer in the National Gallery of Ireland and has recently been accepted onto their Freelance Tour Guide Panel. Since 2017 she has taught a module from the UCD School of Art History degree programme entitled Studies in Irish Painting. Rosemarie has also given several art history talks locally on the development of Irish art. For the past 12 months she has been running a private art history course in the National Gallery of Ireland.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

Dec
5
Thu
2019
Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL @ Whale Theatre
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL @ Whale Theatre

Greystones Players are delighted to present Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol in this exciting new adaptation by Aideen Walton.

It is Christmas Eve in nineteenth-century Dublin city, but for the driven money lender Ebenezer Scrooge, business is paramount. For Scrooge, Christmas is just another day to add to his fortune, and he has no patience with those who want to celebrate the season. As the evening draws to a close, Scrooge is visited by the ghostly presence of his dead business partner Jacob Marley, who presents him with an ominous warning and heralds visits from three more spirits.

With Christmas spirit, music and magic at its heart, Dickens’ story is brought to life in this vivid stage re-imagining of the well-known tale.

Greystones Players’ previous productions – including Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge, Juno and the Paycock by Seán O’Casey and Harvey by Mary Chase – all sold out, so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

This is presently sold out.  Please contact the whale theatre to be put on a waiting list

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL @ Whale Theatre
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm
Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL @ Whale Theatre

Greystones Players are delighted to present Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol in this exciting new adaptation by Aideen Walton.

It is Christmas Eve in nineteenth-century Dublin city, but for the driven money lender Ebenezer Scrooge, business is paramount. For Scrooge, Christmas is just another day to add to his fortune, and he has no patience with those who want to celebrate the season. As the evening draws to a close, Scrooge is visited by the ghostly presence of his dead business partner Jacob Marley, who presents him with an ominous warning and heralds visits from three more spirits.

With Christmas spirit, music and magic at its heart, Dickens’ story is brought to life in this vivid stage re-imagining of the well-known tale.

Greystones Players’ previous productions – including Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge, Juno and the Paycock by Seán O’Casey and Harvey by Mary Chase – all sold out, so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

This is presently sold out.  Please contact the whale theatre to be put on a waiting list

Luka Bloom @ The Hot Spot
Dec 6 @ 9:00 pm
Luka Bloom @ The Hot Spot
With a poet’s heart and a rockster’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary folk artists, having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.

A master interpreter, Bloom has continued to balance original songs with reinventions of tunes by a diverse range of songwriters.  Like many who write songs, Luka’s orchestra of choice is the guitar. What makes his career a little different is his constant search for a new voice within the guitar. The guitar is the landscape on which the song is created, and he is forever probing that landscape for new inspiration. No effects, no gadgets. Time, effort and a whole lot of love bring forth new voicings within the instrument, and bit by bit, the songs come to life. And eventually they fly, bringing Luka with them to be heard in Byron Bay, San Francisco, Hamburg, or even Doolin. Almost 40 years since recording his first album, Luka Bloom makes a welcome return to The Hot Spot Music Club

*First 20 tickets are €18

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL @ Whale Theatre
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm
Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL @ Whale Theatre

Greystones Players are delighted to present Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol in this exciting new adaptation by Aideen Walton.

It is Christmas Eve in nineteenth-century Dublin city, but for the driven money lender Ebenezer Scrooge, business is paramount. For Scrooge, Christmas is just another day to add to his fortune, and he has no patience with those who want to celebrate the season. As the evening draws to a close, Scrooge is visited by the ghostly presence of his dead business partner Jacob Marley, who presents him with an ominous warning and heralds visits from three more spirits.

With Christmas spirit, music and magic at its heart, Dickens’ story is brought to life in this vivid stage re-imagining of the well-known tale.

Greystones Players’ previous productions – including Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge, Juno and the Paycock by Seán O’Casey and Harvey by Mary Chase – all sold out, so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

This is presently sold out.  Please contact the whale theatre to be put on a waiting list

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL @ Whale Theatre
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm
Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL @ Whale Theatre

Greystones Players are delighted to present Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol in this exciting new adaptation by Aideen Walton.

It is Christmas Eve in nineteenth-century Dublin city, but for the driven money lender Ebenezer Scrooge, business is paramount. For Scrooge, Christmas is just another day to add to his fortune, and he has no patience with those who want to celebrate the season. As the evening draws to a close, Scrooge is visited by the ghostly presence of his dead business partner Jacob Marley, who presents him with an ominous warning and heralds visits from three more spirits.

With Christmas spirit, music and magic at its heart, Dickens’ story is brought to life in this vivid stage re-imagining of the well-known tale.

Greystones Players’ previous productions – including Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge, Juno and the Paycock by Seán O’Casey and Harvey by Mary Chase – all sold out, so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

This is presently sold out.  Please contact the whale theatre to be put on a waiting list

Dec
10
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Dec 10 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Trad Night - Danns Bar @ Danns Bar

For the past 15 years every Tuesday evening, Danns bar has been the location for great session music.  As the night progresses, different musicians arrive, and the music suddenly takes a left turn, down through the Ring of Kerry, before detouring back up through the Burren before a quick trip over to Nashville.

“We’re open to everyone and anything,” says Hughie Browne, the man with the whip, and the keeper of the flame for all these years. “It’s what makes it interesting not only for those listening but, perhaps more importantly, for us. We’re not here to play the same old songs week after week. We’re out to find something new each week…”

And with so many singers, pipers, banjo players, guitarists, turning up each week, it’s easy to see how a song might never remain the same.

Copyright: Greystones Guide

Dec
11
Wed
2019
The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940) COURSE 2 @ Whale Theatre
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940) COURSE 2 @ Whale Theatre

The Visual Story of Ireland (1640-1940) (1 & 2)

Tracing the inspirations and techniques that created some of our most revered and celebrated works of art is at the core of a three-week Visual Story Of Ireland course being run by local art historian Rosemarie Devereux in November.

Exploring our national history through our national art, Rosemarie is offering two separate Wednesday morning courses – for beginners, it’s November 6th to the 20th; for a more detailed history, it’s November 27th to December 11th.

The aim of both courses is to thematically explore a selection of the paintings that are held in the national collection of art in order to re-engage, through their visual representations, with Ireland’s most significant political and cultural events; to learn more about the people who governed this contentious land as well as those whose livelihoods were dependent on it; finally to examine the context and conditions under which the producers of these paintings worked i.e Irish artists.

Themes that will be discussed in Course 1 are: Politics – its effect on Irish Art; The Development of Irish Painting; Cultural and Social images of 19th Ireland; Land Issues – environmental, political and philosophical; Irish Women Artists; Great Patrons of Irish Art in the NGI.

Themes that will be discussed in Course 2 are: Irish Artists Abroad; Foreign Artists painting Irish Subjects; Significant Irish Paintings in the National Collection; ‘How the Other Half Lived’ – pictorial representations of the landed class; Modernism in Ireland; The Yeats family and Art.

Each class runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and you can jump on board for the full three weeks for just €55, or hop on board for a single class, at €20.

BIO

Rosemarie Devereux is a local art historian, who recently attended UCD from where she completed her Masters in Visual Culture in Ireland 1885 – 1915.   Two of her research articles were published in the Irish Arts Review relating to the work of Jack B. Yeats and his wife Cottie– in Winter 2016 and Spring 2019 respectively. She is currently a volunteer in the National Gallery of Ireland and has recently been accepted onto their Freelance Tour Guide Panel. Since 2017 she has taught a module from the UCD School of Art History degree programme entitled Studies in Irish Painting. Rosemarie has also given several art history talks locally on the development of Irish art. For the past 12 months she has been running a private art history course in the National Gallery of Ireland.

Rosemarie is contactable by emailing loveirishart@gmail.com or calling 0876137578.

The Six Marys @ Whale Theatre
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Six Marys @ Whale Theatre

Back by popular demand, the wonderful The Six Marys returns to the Whale Theatre after 6 sell out shows.

This one-woman-show presented by Jean Farrell and directed by Joe McCarrick is a comical yet poignant look at life, from childhood in the 1950s to the present day.

It draws very much on the influence of religion as taught by the nuns – preparing young Irish Catholic schoolgirls to imitate the virtues of the Virgin Mary. The Six Marys are fun-loving girlfriends, who grow into practical, everyday housewives. The light-hearted atmosphere helps us concentrate on their journeys through the decades delivering all kinds of sharp and comical observations. Jean Farrell has plenty to say about the teenage pursuit of Mr Wonderful followed by the reality of married life, teenage children and growing waistlines.

With accompaniment from Catherine Gallagher singing some of the biggest hits of these foundation-shaking decades, The Six Marys is a fun-filled, poptastic trip memory lane. And one that you’re never quite likely to forget.

“It’s no joke that I’ve finally become a stand up comedian at 66 years of age. And I’m loving it… Mary Black said she Married a lovely sexy man who had turned into a sofa that grunts. Mary Grey remarked that her husband’s idea of foreplay is “eight pints” or “Are you awake?” Irish Times

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/an-irish-woman-turns-comedian-at-66-pull-the-other-one-1.3159085

Full Bar, Wicklow Farmhouse Cheeseboards, Fresh Popcorn and Confectionary available.

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Dec
12
Thu
2019
Making Waves Youth Theatre @ Whale Theatre
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm
Making Waves Youth Theatre @ Whale Theatre

This event is currently SOLD OUT or can no longer be purchased online. Please join the waiting list below and in the event of ticket releases or returns we will contact patrons starting from the top of the list. Adding your name to the waiting list does not guarantee tickets. Tickets may still be available to purchase at the venue’s Box Office.

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense – Live re-enactment @ Whale Theatre
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense - Live re-enactment @ Whale Theatre

Back By Popular Demand!

You’ve watched the film, heard the album and gone to the screenings in the Sugar Club, the Lighthouse and Electric Picnic. Now Playbackbring you a live re-enactment of Talking Heads‘ Stop Making Sense.

Floor lamp? Check. Big suit? Check. A tape they’d like to play? Check. Come and watch as the band blast through all sixteen of the songs from the film, including classics like “Psycho Killer”, “Once in a Lifetime”, “Burning Down the House” and “This Must Be the Place”.

Playback is an “album tribute band” made up of some of Dublin’s finest singers and musicians. They have previously performed Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde and David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane in full and have headlined shows at venues and events such as the Grand Social, Bello Bar and David Bowie Festival. They have expanded to an eight-piece for this show in order to do justice to the movie’s backing vocals, synth solos and conga workouts.

Justin McCann – vocals, synth

Cathal Farrelly – vocals, guitar

Paula Size – vocals

Karen Williams – vocals

Alan Maguire – guitar

Gordon Dunning – bass

Mark Finlay – drums

Ronan Slater – percussion

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/start-making-cents/

Dec
14
Sat
2019
A Night Before Christmas: Aoife O’Connell and Ross Scanlon @ Whale Theatre
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm
A Night Before Christmas: Aoife O'Connell and Ross Scanlon @ Whale Theatre

Wicklow’s best-loved singers, Aoife O’Connell and Ross Scanlon return to the Whale theatre following their sold out show earlier in the year.

They will be helping get into the holiday spirit with this ‘Night before Christmas’ bringing you classical favourites such as ‘When a Child is born’ and of course the nation’s favourite ‘O Holy Night’. You are guaranteed to have a fantastic evening celebrating the festive season in style.

 

Dec
15
Sun
2019
Satellite Screening : Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker @ Whale Theatre
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Satellite Screening : Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker @ Whale Theatre

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  :  Choerography Yuri Grigorovich  :  Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa)  :  

Cast Margarita Shrainer (Marie), Semyon Chudin (The Nutcracker), Denis Savin (Drosselmeyer), Alexandre Vodopetov (The Mouse King), and the Corps de Ballet

Synopsis 

On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him.

The ballet 

In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.

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Dec
17
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Dec 17 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Trad Night - Danns Bar @ Danns Bar

For the past 15 years every Tuesday evening, Danns bar has been the location for great session music.  As the night progresses, different musicians arrive, and the music suddenly takes a left turn, down through the Ring of Kerry, before detouring back up through the Burren before a quick trip over to Nashville.

“We’re open to everyone and anything,” says Hughie Browne, the man with the whip, and the keeper of the flame for all these years. “It’s what makes it interesting not only for those listening but, perhaps more importantly, for us. We’re not here to play the same old songs week after week. We’re out to find something new each week…”

And with so many singers, pipers, banjo players, guitarists, turning up each week, it’s easy to see how a song might never remain the same.

Copyright: Greystones Guide

Dec
18
Wed
2019
Love Island Voiceover King: IAIN STIRLING – LIVE @ Whale Theatre
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

“Voiceover king Iain Stirling has become a cult star for his tongue-in-cheeks quips and commentar” – Joanna Crawley, Daily Mail

BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling is best known as the brilliantly funny voice of the hit reality show Love Island (Virgin Media), which is now in its third series. Following his success on Love Island, he took on the role of host for ITV2’s new physical comedy entertainment show, CelebAbility, adding to an extensive list of television credits, including Russell  Howard’s Stand Up Central and Drunk History (both Comedy Central) plus an array of panel shows, such as Virtually Famous (E4), Fake Reaction and Safe Word (both ITV2).

A driving force behind the concept of comedy panel show The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), Iain has co-written and hosted four series which saw him win 2017’s Children’s BAFTA Best Presenter Award (2017) and following three nominations scoop 2016’s BAFTA Scotland’s Best Programme Award. Celebrity guest panellists on the show include Romesh Ranganathan, Joel Dommett and Susan Calman.

Beginning to make a name for himself internationally, Iain performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and New Zealand Comedy Festival earlier this year. An Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite, Iain has performed six sold-out and critically-acclaimed shows: U OK HUN X (2017), Onwards!(2016), Touchy Feely (2015), Everything (2014), Iain Stirling At Home (2013) and Happy To Be The Clown? (2012). 

“One of the best joke writers on the circuit” GQ

“Possesses all the born-with-it-or-you’re-not-qualities associated with the world’s leading comics” ****The List 

“Love Island is really funny, thanks in no small part to Scottish comedian Iain Stirling’s voiceover”

– Tim Jonze, The Guardian

“At his best the Edinburgh native is an unhinged free-form anecdotist” 

– Mark Wareham, Mail On Sunday

“An extremely funny hour of observational and surreal comedy”

– Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph

@IainDoesJokes

Over 18’s Event

Dec
19
Thu
2019
Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol @ Whale Theatre
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Orson Welles' Christmas Carol @ Whale Theatre

AboutFACE Ireland presents “Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol,” a play for the whole family for Christmas, with a touch of old Hollywood glamour! It’s Christmas Eve 1938 in CBS Studio 1 where the young radio superstar Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre Company are set to perform their eagerly awaited weekly 60-minute version of a classic; tonight it’s “A Christmas Carol.”

Only things aren’t too Christmassy: it’s ten minutes to ON-AIR and legendary Scrooge Lionel Barrymore has fallen sick, and now Orson has to step into his shoes; plus the script still isn’t right, his cast are revolting after three days of rehearsing without sleep, and the pressure’s on after the success of “War of the Worlds”: the Nation awaits and Hollywood’s watching! Will this Christmas Carol have a happy ending?

The show includes “A Christmas Carol” performed in the 1930’s American radio style with live sound effects and carols. Suitable for ages 8 and up.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/orson-about/