Feb
25
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Feb 25 @ 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

Feb
27
Thu
2020
Social Fabric Podcast: Do we really need another Guru? @ Whale Theatre
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
Social Fabric Podcast: Do we really need another Guru? @ Whale Theatre

Conversations with people about their passion and interaction with their community. We cover a number of topics to help rebuild the Fabric of Society.

In this podcast we will be exploring why we are constantly in search of a guru, how social media is creating a need for external gratification and what do we really need to do to have a pleasant and peaceful life.

Is it yoga, mindfulness, meditation, ice baths… all or none of the above?

The panel of speakers include Niamh Daly (actress/yoga teacher) Petra Fulham (Nutritionist) Fiona English (Positive Psychologist) Niall O’Murchu (Wim Hof Method instructor)

An all inclusive event to explore what makes people think. Q & A at the end. Music throughout.

Feb
28
Fri
2020
Ladies – New to you Pop Up shop @ Tennis Club
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Ladies - New to you Pop Up shop @ Tennis Club

Fri 28 Feb 7.30pm – 10.30pm and Sat 29 Feb 11.00am-3.00pm 

Ladies. Buy some quality women’s pre-loved clothes, shoes and accessories in Greystones and earn some cash for your own unwanted and gently-loved fashion items! Your wallet and the environment will say thank-you. All welcome.

A Pop-Up “New to You” Fashion Sale is being held at Greystones LTC on Friday 28 February 7.30 – 9.30pm and Saturday 29 February 11-3pm. Get 50% back on your unwanted and gently-used clothes, shoes and accessories’ items (if sold) and the remaining 50% will go to the Club to be used as part of a fundraising for the re-surfacing of courts 7-9.

Donate or get 50% back on items sold –Funds raised go towards re-surfacing for courts 7 – 9

Please contact Ailish 0872380265 or Marie 087 2079627 and let’s make this a great fun event

Feb
29
Sat
2020
@ Greystones Tennis Club
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 @ Greystones Tennis Club

Fri 28 Feb 7.30pm – 10.30pm and Sat 29 Feb 11.00am-3.00pm 

Ladies. Buy some quality women’s pre-loved clothes, shoes and accessories in Greystones and earn some cash for your own unwanted and gently-loved fashion items.  Your wallet and the environment will say thank-you. All welcome.

A Pop-Up “New to You” Fashion Sale is being held at Greystones LTC on Friday 28 February 7.30 – 9.30pm and Saturday 29 February 11-3pm. Get 50% back on your unwanted and gently-used clothes, shoes and accessories’ items (if sold). The remaining 50% will go to the Club to be used as part of a fundraising for the re-surfacing of courts 7-9.

Donate or get 50% back on items sold –Funds raised go towards re-surfacing for courts 7 – 9

Please contact Ailish 0872380265 or Marie 087 2079627 and let’s make this a great fun event

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Greystones Jazz Jam @ The Hot Spot
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm
Greystones Jazz Jam @ The Hot Spot

16:30Adm Free / Suggested Donation €5

Come listen or play at the Jazz Jam session on a Sunday afternoon in the Hot Spot.  All jazz instrumentalists and singers are welcome.

A great opportunity to play with other jazz musicians or just come along and watch. Please arrive early to sign in and ensure that you get a chance to play. To take part, you need to be able to play at least one tune and then improvise over it (jazz standards like those from the Real Book series – iRealPro app). Piano, drum kit, mics, amps are in the venue although musicians are advised to bring their own amps and music stands.

This is a regular jazz jam session to develop, encourage and bring together the Jazz  Community in Greystones, Wicklow and beyond, Further information call Dara MacMahon 086-8146926

Mar
3
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Mar 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

Mar
6
Fri
2020
Crest of a Wave – Rory Gallagher tribute @ The Hot Spot Music Venue
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm
Crest of a Wave - Rory Gallagher tribute @ The Hot Spot Music Venue

Doors open 8pm/Show 9pm€12 – €14

Ireland’s newest Rory Gallagher tribute band bring their high intensity show to the Hotspot, Greystones on the 6th March. Crest of a Wave take you on a journey through Rory’s back catalog with some Taste classics, deep cuts from the Irish Tour 1974 and some of Rory’s marvelous acoustic styles. This is a high energy, electric blues/rock show that is not to be Missed! Known as on of the greatest blues rock guitarists of all times, Rory was born in Ballyshannon in Co. Donegal in 1948, Rory was originally part of the band Taste in the 1960’s before going on to record many solo albums through the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Mar
8
Sun
2020
Women at the Whale: A evening of female voices for International Women’s Day 2020 @ Whale Theate
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm
Women at the Whale: A evening of female voices for International Women's Day 2020 @ Whale Theate

Join us at the Whale Theatre for our second annual celebration of International Women’s Day! Last year’s event was such a hit that we’re doing it again. The show will feature local talent including female comedians, musicians, singers, poets and writers as we honour women in all their glory.

International Women’s Day is a global day marking the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Half of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Bray Women’s Refuge.

Mar
10
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Mar 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

Mar
13
Fri
2020
Bone Machine play the music of TOM WAITES @ The Hot Spot
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm
Bone Machine play the music of TOM WAITES @ The Hot Spot

Doors open 8pm / Show 9pm   Tickets €14 – €17

For the past year Irish audiences have witnessed an incendiary show performed by BONE MACHINE, that captures the character and musical genius of Tom Waits. An exhilarating performance that’s playing to packed houses of increasingly adoring fans. The world of Mr Waits is uniquely presented with a characteristic authority rarely harnessed by mere mortals within any single show to date. Bone Machine are a band of internationally renowned touring and recording musicians that perform a firebrand, melancholic, and punk jazz set of Tom Waits songs. The band comprises Jack Healy on vocals and social strategy, Martin O’Malley on guitars and sonic sculpting, Jon O’Connell on bass and positive vibes and Adam Shapiro on drums and rhythmic karma. Each member of Bone Machine has performed in front of thousands of people at home and abroad over the past number of years in bands such as The Van Diemens, The Walls, Serious Mischief, The Fiddle Case and Raise the Rafters.

www.facebook.com/BoneMachineplaythemusicofTomWaits/

David O’Doherty: ULTRASOUND @ Whale Theatre
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm
David O’Doherty: ULTRASOUND @ Whale Theatre

The hairy Enya is delighted to return to the Whale Theatre with a brand new show made up of talking and songs played on the plastic keyboard he got for his Confirmation.
Once again, he will try to fix everything that is wrong in the world.

SPOILER ALERT: once again he will fail.

There is a waiting list for this event: https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873603131

Mar
17
Tue
2020
Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2020 @ Route: South Beach - Church Road - Old Cinema
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm
Greystones St. Patrick's Day Parade 2020 @ Route: South Beach - Church Road - Old Cinema

This year’s Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be bigger and better than previous years with your help and continued support.

  • Time: 12.00 noon – Groups should gather at 11.30 a.m
  • Location: Commences Park & Ride car park
  • Route: South Beach – Church Road – Old Cinema
  • Reviewing stand: Church of Ireland, Church Road

Greystones Municipal District organises a St. Patrick’s Day Parade each year, and all local businesses, organisations and clubs are invited to participate. Download the application form here. Please return to the Greystones Municipal District, Mill Road, Greystones by Friday 21st February 2020. Clubs/Organisations – €20 Commercial – €40 (Cheques should be made payable to Wicklow County Council).

Prize categories & awards presentation

Winners are presented with trophies at an awards night hosted in the Civic Offices. The prize categories are:

  • Most Original Entry
  • Most Colourful Entry
  • Best Uniformed Organisation
  • Best Traditional Irish Entry
  • Most Topical Entry
  • Most Entertaining Entry
  • Best Social/Cultural Entry
  • Best Sports Entry
  • Best Commercial Entry
  • Best Musical Entry
  • Overall Parade Winner

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Window Display Competition

On behalf of the Greystones Municipal District, we are again organising a Window Display Competition this year in conjunction with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and it is hoped that all traders in the town will participate and decorate their shop windows for our national day.

There is no fee or entry form required for the competition. Traders who decorate their windows will be automatically included in the competition and an independent body of people will judge the windows. Your participation will lend a festive air to the town and give visitors an opportunity to stop and admire. The Window Display Competition always generates good publicity for those who take part.

The results of the competition will be announced when the winners of the various categories in the parade are published. We look forward to your participation in the competition and wish you every success.

Enquiries to Kay Coughlan, Greystones Municipal District – Tel: 2876694 / 2878448 E-mail: Kcoughla@wicklowcoco.ie / GreystonesMD@wicklowcoco.ie.

 

St Patricks Day Celebrations with traditional favourites KERN @ Whale Theatre
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm
St Patricks Day Celebrations with traditional favourites KERN @ Whale Theatre

Louth folk favourites Kern are back in 2020 with the trio’s eagerly awaited new album, their first since their critically acclaimed debut False Deceiver.

The Left and The Leaving is a similar showcase of the band’s unusual mix of personalities: Barry Kieran is a former Leinster champion fiddler, steeped in the raw, pure music of Oriel; Brendan McCreanor is an uilleann piper of rare passion and versatility whose distinctive playing is at once both modern and rooted in tradition and SJ McArdle is a critically acclaimed songwriter and singer who has previously toured and recorded internationally.

Kern’s music is a distillation of skillfully executed traditional elements – including a deep respect for native songlines – combined with fresh and often raw contemporary perspectives. Mining the deep cultural seams of their native Louth, the band presents thrilling interpretations of the music of the past and blistering, sometimes heart-wrenching new songs and compositions. The eclectic weave of their music is a result of their myriad influences and diverse formative experiences and backgrounds.

The Left and the Leaving was produced by Trevor Hutchinson and features the Lúnasa/Waterboys man on double bass throughout. There are also appearances by Dónal O’Connor (Ulaid, At First Light) and Eamonn Moloney (Full Set, Aoife Scott).

Kern have been hard at work since the extensive press and radio coverage which accompanied the first album’s release, clocking up the miles on Ireland’s highways and byways. Along the way the band have also played shows in Germany, Canada and the US, including at Milwaukee Irish Fest and Folk Alliance International in Montréal. The band also won the 2018 Temple Bar TradFest showcase.

Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Mar 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

Mar
24
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Mar 24 @ 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

Mar
29
Sun
2020
Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet @ Whale Theatre
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm
Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet @ Whale Theatre

Music Sergei Prokofiev

Choerography Alexei Ratmansky

Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky (after William Shakespeare) 

Cast Ekaterina Krysanova (Juliet), Vladislav Lantratov (Romeo), Igor Tsvirko (Mercutio), Dmitry Dorokhov (Benvolio), Vitaly Biktimirov (Tybalt), and the Corps de Ballet

Synopsis 

In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend… 

The ballet 

The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.

Mar
31
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Mar 31 @ 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

Apr
2
Thu
2020
Chris Kent: Christy Doesn’t Live Here @ Whale Theatre
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
Chris Kent: Christy Doesn’t Live Here @ Whale Theatre

Cork comedian Chris Kent is coming to the Whale Theatre with his brand new show ‘Christy Doesn’t Live Here’. Chris has more stories, more kids and a keep cup to compensate for his guilt about over population. Chris tries to come to terms with being called “well trained” for carrying out basic tasks. Chris also gets deep and talks about his favorite clothes horse or “garment donkey” if you’re a maniac…

 ‘Original hilarious material…Among the best acts I’ve seen’ The Mirror ***** 

‘Hilariously deadpan’ Wee Review  ****

Unequivocally talented raconteur’ Ed Fest Magazine’  **** 

‘ Fresh and original material, extremely endearing performer’ Broadway Baby  ****

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Apr
4
Sat
2020
An evening with Jack Lukeman @ Whale Theatre
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm
An evening with Jack Lukeman @ Whale Theatre

The UK based Kildare man with the multi-octave voice returns to Ireland for a string of exclusive intimate shows. Fresh from a series of sell-out performances (NCH, Cork Opera House) celebrating the 20th anniversary of Jack’s first album ‘Metropolis Blue’ alongside a run of shows with Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

Jack new show celebrates his career to date with road tales, and tall short stories spun in an evening that explores the globe-trotting joys and magic of 25 years of music-making. “An Evening with Jack Lukeman” features the most celebrated songs from his multi-platinum and number 1 selling albums like Magic Days, Metropolis Blue, 27 Club, Wax, Broken Songs, Burn on Universe to name but a few. Don’t miss, this one in a million artist, doing what he does best in a perfect venue.

Jack Lukeman is a multi-octave singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and record producer. Lukeman is a number 1 platinum-selling, a critically acclaimed artist who continues to win a worldwide fan base with his unique voice and adventurous live shows.
Jack has toured as a special guest recently with artists such as Imelda May, Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Aerosmith.

Apr
5
Sun
2020
String Serenade – a celebration of local talent @ Whale Theatre
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm
String Serenade - a celebration of local talent @ Whale Theatre

Join the young string students of the Bray Music Centre plus special guests the Belenus string quartet for an evening of chamber music inspired by all things nocturnal in the wonderful setting of the Whale theatre.

The title ‘String Serenade’ is borrowed from a multi-movement piece of music that was popular as light occasional music, usually as part of an evening social gathering, in 18th century Europe.

Enjoy a wide range of music from arrangements of Mozart’s famous Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (one little night music)and wind divertimenti for string ensemble to solo performances of classical favourites from our senior string students at the Bray music centre.

Also on the bill, the Belenus string quartet will perform Borodin’s string quartet no. 2 in D major, with the famous 2nd movement Notturno. This young ensemble, who recently released a Christmas song with singer Hannah May under the alias No Strings Attached, are respected musicians in their own right and have been playing together since July 2019. This concert marks their first major public outing as an ensemble.

Apr
7
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Apr 7 @ 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

Apr
14
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Apr 14 @ 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

Apr
19
Sun
2020
Music and Consciousness: Svetlana Rudenko and Belenus Quartet Ireland: Tim Doyle, Niamh Ni Lochlainn, Aoife Ni Bhraoin, Eric @ Whale Theatre
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm
Music and Consciousness: Svetlana Rudenko and Belenus Quartet Ireland: Tim Doyle, Niamh Ni Lochlainn, Aoife Ni Bhraoin, Eric @ Whale Theatre

The importance of our mind wander:

Music and Art practices are considered to be meditative experiences, that enhance our high consciousness mental states for creative purposes, empathy, understanding of each other, connecting with the world and discovering uniqueness of every mind and character.

In this concert we share our experience of Music with you in compositions by Frank Quintet in C-minor: 4 movements. The composition by Tim Doyle (violin) Bealtaine May Day suit reflects on Irish mythology, written in three movements Songs.

The atmosphere of misty Emerald Ireland captured in silk prints by fashion designer Jennifer Rothwell, who kindly provided costumes for performers.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2014/jul/14/science-consciousness-science-weekly-podcast

The Bealtaine Suite is written for Piano trio in an Irish traditional style and was highly influenced by my chromesthesia (sound-to-colour synaesthesia).

The piece is divided into 3 short movements without break.  Each movement is based on a melody, traditional and newly-composed, and each movement is based on a scene or ritual act from the festival of Bealtaine. In particular I was inspired by the events of Bealtaine Evening (Óiche Bealtaine) when great fires would be lit, and rituals would be performed to protects livestock, crops etc. from visitors from the “otherworld”

In the program: Frank Quintet C-minor, Bealtaine suite.  Fashion design by Jennifer Rothwell

Apr
21
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Apr 21 @ 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

Apr
23
Thu
2020
@ Whale Theatre
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
 @ Whale Theatre

A hotel room, a maid and a dead woman. It’s not what it looks like, really, it’s not. It was self-defence…and anyway the woman was asking for it.

The chambermaid considers herself to be a pretty normal person; she goes to the cinema. She reads books. She pretended to read the party manifestos at the General Election. She’s even read The Psychopath Test and she’s pretty sure she’s not one so…

Winner of the Pleasance VAULT award 2019, “blood-curdling shriek of a smash hit”, Ladykiller received rave reviews and sold out houses at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and Vault Festival 2019.

Ladykiller is a blood-soaked morality tale about victimhood, power and flipping the gender rule book on psychopathy.

Content Warning: swearing, fake blood, descriptions of medical procedures, violence, murder and sexual assault. Suited to ages 16+

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a blood-curdling shriek of a hit it is!” – A Younger Theatre

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  “Madeline Gould’s script is unflinching… Hannah McClean’s bright-eyed portrayal is chilling, charming and terrifyingly believable. What is most thrilling about Ladykiller… is how the chambermaid looks and sounds just like us. She could easily be our neighbour, co-worker or friend.”  – The Skinny

Apr
26
Sun
2020
Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels @ Whale Theatre
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm
Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels @ Whale Theatre

Music Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choerography George Balanchine 

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Synopsis 

This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.

 The ballet

Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.

 

Apr
28
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Apr 28 @ 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

May
5
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
May 5 @ 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

May
12
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
May 12 @ 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

May
16
Sat
2020
Luan Parle @ Whale Theatre
May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Luan Parle @ Whale Theatre

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 worlds 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 which will be released February 7th 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

“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