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Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2020

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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…

Ladies Night Greystones 2019 – Thursday 28th November

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Having embraced the rockin’ Ladies Night ever since it started,  this year’s one-day love-in has all the hallmarks of another groovy Greystones gathering. If you have been before, you'll be…

Greystones welcomes our twining town Holyhead & the Male Voice Choir – Sat 23rd Nov

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Our Holyhead Twinning visitors will be with us next weekend.  Friday,  22 November to Sunday,  24 November 2019. They will participate in our Greystones Christmas Lighting Ceremony in   Burnaby Park…

2nd Consultation Phase – Public Realm Plan for Greystones, Sat 23rd November

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Click here for : Greystones Consultation Boards second phase Any comments, suggestions or opinions please e mail info@greystones.ie  or complete the survey on https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TFQJDX9   Following on from the initial Consultation…

Jan
18
Sat
2020
An evening of Drama by Delgany Dramatic Society @ The Old School House
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm
An evening of Drama by Delgany Dramatic Society @ The Old School House

 

Delgany Dramatic Society are presenting an evening of drama in aid of Delgany Tidy Towns.  Two plays will be performed on the night, Before Dawn, a comic drama by Terence Rattigan and The Game is a Footie, a comedy by Peter Robbie.  A fundraising raffle will be held during the interval.

 

 

 

Beethoven: Words and Music with Degani Piano Trio – Part 2 @ Whale Theatre
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm

Greystones has a special musical treat in store this month when the acclaimed Degani Piano Trio along with renowned Irish actor Barry McGovern join forces to present a powerful concert entitled ‘Beethoven: Words and Music’.

The Degani Piano Trio return to the Whale Theatre in a performance of two of Beethoven’s Piano Trios Op.70 No.1 in D major ‘Ghost’ and the Piano Trio Op.1 No.1 in E flat major. The much loved ‘Ghost’ Trio shows the passionate and mysterious side of Beethoven while the exuberant and joyous Piano Trio Op1 No.1 in E flat major show him in his most optimistic mood. Beethoven’s music will be illuminated by excerpts from his letters both funny and heartrending with narration by acclaimed Irish Actor Barry McGovern.  

Barry McGovern will narrate excerpts of the great composer’s own letters both funny and heartrending as in his ‘Heiligenstadt Testament’ which will illuminate the vigour and sensitivity of Beethoven’s music

Jan
19
Sun
2020
Children’s Comedy Magic & Illusion Show: Joe Daly @ whale Thetare
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Comedy Magic & Illusion Show: Joe Daly @ whale Thetare

Direct from his weekday magic show ‘abraKIDabra’ on RTÉjr, and the RTÉ 1 Christmas show ‘The Greatest show That Never Was’Joe Daly brings his children’s comedy magic and illusion show back to the Whale Theatre.

Suitable for children from 4-12, Joe will bring them on a rollercoaster ride of magic, illusion, comedy and fun.

Joe’s show completely reinvents children’s entertainment, so much show that the adults will enjoy it as much as the kids!

Prepare yourself to be spellbound one minute and roaring laughing the next.

Tables will fly, newspapers torn up and restored, cola poured over a volunteers head and Joe Himself will float on air… that’s just for starters!

He will amaze and baffle you” Marty Whelan (RTÉ)

Ireland’s leading Magician Joe Daly” The Irish Times

Joe Daly is just brilliant” John McColgan (Producer/Director Riverdance)

Family Tickets available and show also on at 3pm

Greystones Jazz Jam @ Hot Spot Venue
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm
Greystones Jazz Jam @ Hot Spot Venue

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

Greystones Jazz jam @ Hot Spot
Jan 19 @ 4:30 pm
Greystones Jazz jam @ Hot Spot

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

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

Jan
23
Thu
2020
48 – A play about the Stardust Tragedy @ whale Theatre
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
48 - A play about the Stardust Tragedy @ whale Theatre

The lives of four friends are changed forever when they enter the Stardust Nightclub on Dublin’s Northside on 13th February 1981.

The new, lionhearted and savagely funny ’48’ by Dublin playwright Gemma Kane, captures the pulsating youth of 1980s Dublin on the brink of irreparable social change through sharp-tongued narrative and visceral movement, set to the backdrop of a haunting, 80s inspired soundscape by composer Dylan Tonge Jones.

This is a true story.

Written by Gemma Kane

Jan
24
Fri
2020
48 – A play about the Stardust Tragedy @ whale Theatre
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm
48 - A play about the Stardust Tragedy @ whale Theatre

The lives of four friends are changed forever when they enter the Stardust Nightclub on Dublin’s Northside on 13th February 1981.

The new, lionhearted and savagely funny ’48’ by Dublin playwright Gemma Kane, captures the pulsating youth of 1980s Dublin on the brink of irreparable social change through sharp-tongued narrative and visceral movement, set to the backdrop of a haunting, 80s inspired soundscape by composer Dylan Tonge Jones.

This is a true story.

Written by Gemma Kane

Jan
25
Sat
2020
Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert @ Whale Theatre
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert @ Whale Theatre

Route 66 Big Band, are delighted to bring their Live in Concert Show to the Whale Theatre on 25th January for the very first time.

This 16 piece Band, including four singers, six strong brass line up and a great sax section is quite unique. Their programme takes audiences on a magical musical trip from the big band era of the 40’s right up to date including numbers made famous by Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Adele, Tina Turner, Tom Jones, Joe Dolan, Amy Winehouse and many more and has something to please all tastes and ages.

The Band provided the music for the Rose Ball at the Rose of Tralee Festival last August and delighted a capacity audience when they played the Metropole Hotel at the Cork Jazz Festival last October.

Their Show receives standing ovations wherever they play and comments from some of those who have seen the band include ”can’t wait for this band to come back, they were truly fantastic, great show”, “It was a great show, great music, class” and “A really entertaining show, the Route 66 Band were superb in every sense of the word”. Definitely a show not to be missed.

Jan
26
Sun
2020
Bolshoi Ballet LIVE: Giselle @ Whale Theatre
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bolshoi Ballet LIVE: Giselle @ Whale Theatre

Music Adolphe Adam

Choreography Alexei Ratmansky

Libretto Théophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges 

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Synopsis 

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion… 

The ballet

Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew. 

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

Jan
29
Wed
2020
A Love That Never Dies @ Whale Theatre
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm
A Love That Never Dies @ Whale Theatre

In a world of strange silences and hidden anxieties two bereaved parents search for a better way to grieve

How do we grieve? Why do we grieve? And why are we afraid of those that do grieve?

Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds’ son Josh died six years ago while travelling in SE Asia. As a way of honouring his memory, they set off on their own road trip across the USA to find out why, in a world where death will always make front page news, real life conversations about death, dying and bereavement are so problematic.

Along the way they find other bereaved families with stories of grief that refuse social expectations about moving on or letting go.

In a culture that is still uneasy talking about death, dying and bereavement it gives a voice to grief in ways that will move and inspire.

With Q and A afterwards.

Jan
30
Thu
2020
Social Fabric Podcast: Is sea swimming the new kale? @ Whale Theatre
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm
Social Fabric Podcast: Is sea swimming the new kale? @ Whale Theatre

This event is currently sold out – Please join the waiting list https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873609925

Sea Swimming, is it really that good ?

Join Andrea Splendori in conversation with Susan Steele, Ruth Fitzmaurice, The Happy Pear & more to be announced for an evening of stories, music and much more.

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

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

Jan
31
Fri
2020
Paddy Casey LIVE @ Whale Theatre
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm
Paddy Casey LIVE @ Whale Theatre

This event is currently Sold out; For waiting list : https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873609322

Celebrating the success of his fifth album, The Secret Life Of, Paddy Casey has come a long way from a childhood love of music that would bring hm to tears…

Having gotten his first guitar at the age of 12, it was clear long before that fateful day that young Dubliner Paddy Casey had soul.
Even at the age of six, music could make him cry. Which, you know, is what music is supposed to do.

Make you feel love and loss. Deep down in your soul.

Honing his craft by busking for the following 12 years, it was one night at Dublin’s International Bar that the 24-year-old Paddy Casey’s life changed forever. An A&R man from Sony was there, and he liked what he heard. A quick 2-day demo at Sun Studios in Dublin so impressed the label that they released the nine tracks recorded just as they were.

And the rest, as they say, is history. With a little hysteria thrown in.

Now with five albums to his credit – including this year’s The Secret Life Of – Casey has established himself as one of Ireland’s more interesting singer/songwriters. And catching him live in an intimate venue is pretty much where the man shines brightest…

 

Feb
1
Sat
2020
Stolen Chicken LIVE in Greystones @ Whale Theatre
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Stolen Chicken LIVE in Greystones @ Whale Theatre

Stolen Chicken is a new musical collective made up some of Irelands top solo musicians.

A style of music combining Jazz, Folk, and World, with hints of The Cafe Orchestra (whose guitarist, Drazen Derek is an integral part of the band), this is an eclectic mix of Musicians, guaranteed to give a unique and top class evening of music.

Drazen is joined by renowned vocalist, Simon Morgan, whose last album, “Thomas Moore Reimagined” hit the top of the iTunes Charts earlier this year, after featuring as a LyricFm Album of the Week. Also featured is Irelands top Saxophone player Richie Buckley (“something of a genius… a world reputation amongst saxophonists” Irish Times), who’s recorded and toured with artists from Van Morrison to Mary Black. On Piano, is the inimitable Myles Drennan, who’s played with a who’s who of international’s Jazz musicians, and was a long collaborator with the late Louis Stewart. And last, but not least, Nigel Linden, a top traditional piano accordion player, who has toured with artists from Donovan, to Cuban music specialist Cocu Yuan Castellanus.

They will also be joined by other special guests.

Following on from a sold out performance at The Clifden Arts Festival, and The Creative Connections Festival in Sitges, Spain, where they debuted a number of their original tracks with artists including John Sheahan and Martin Tourish, this evening is a continuation of their fun and creative exploration of World Music.

Don’t miss this world class performance, of a group on the beginning of this new, unique musical journey.

Feb
4
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Feb 4 @ 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
8
Sat
2020
Rob Strong Band @ Hot Spot Music Venue
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 9:00 am
Rob Strong Band @ Hot Spot Music Venue

THE LEGENDARY ROB STRONG CELEBRATES 55 YEARS ON THE ROAD!

He may be 72 years old this year but Rob Strong, as his name suggests, is still going strong! The Derry native with the sensational blues/soul voice, is celebrating an amazing 55 years on the road this year! From fronting The Plattermen to The Rockets, Rob actually turned down an offer to join Deep Purple! Not many Irish artists can claim to have continuously played LIVE for the last six decades!  His son, Andrew Strong, became world famous as he starred as Deco, in the smash hit 1991 movie “The Commitments”.   After touring Ireland’s finest theatres last year with Don Baker to huge acclaim, Rob continues to perform in this, his fifty fifth year on the road, with that same distinctive voice that saw him mesmerise audiences all those years ago!    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URst01cVFuQ

Rob Strong Band @ Hot Spot Music Venue
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Rob Strong Band @ Hot Spot Music Venue

THE LEGENDARY ROB STRONG CELEBRATES 55 YEARS ON THE ROAD!

He may be 72 years old this year but Rob Strong, as his name suggests, is still going strong! The Derry native with the sensational blues/soul voice, is celebrating an amazing 55 years on the road this year! From fronting The Plattermen to The Rockets, Rob actually turned down an offer to join Deep Purple! Not many Irish artists can claim to have continuously played LIVE for the last six decades!  His son, Andrew Strong, became world famous as he starred as Deco, in the smash hit 1991 movie “The Commitments”.   After touring Ireland’s finest theatres last year with Don Baker to huge acclaim, Rob continues to perform in this, his fifty fifth year on the road, with that same distinctive voice that saw him mesmerise audiences all those years ago!    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URst01cVFuQ

The Story of Swing… Performed by Luke Thomas & The Swing Cats @ Whale Theatre
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Story of Swing... Performed by Luke Thomas & The Swing Cats @ Whale Theatre

Multi-awarding vocalist Luke Thomas and his No.1 selling band The Swing Cats return to The Whale Theatre for a stripped back and intimate performance of their hit show The Story Of Swing… A musical timeline of swing classics from the 1920’s to the modern day. Featuring the music of Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Bobby Darrin, The Rat Pack, Nat King Cole Luis Prima and more.

After numerous sell-out shows at The National Concert Hall and The Olympia Theatre, a No.1 album and most recently having 2 TV Concert Specials aired on Virgin Media One.

Never before has a show captured the full evolution of swing music like this. From its birth in the 1920’s to the big band era of the 30’s and 40’s. From the golden age of the 50’s and 60’s with household name’s like Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, Andy Williams to the modern era of Buble and Nutini. Hear such classics as “King of the Swingers” “Puttin on the Ritz” “When The Saints Go Marching In” “Mack the knife” “I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” “Mr Bojangles” “New York, New York” and many more along original hit songs from their No.1 album “Dance With Me” performed live by The Swing Cats!!

Don’t miss this theatrical and energetic show performed by one of the most in demand bands in the country. An absolute must for all swing music fans.

Feb
11
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Feb 11 @ 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
14
Fri
2020
Greystones Film Club: Goodfellas @ whale Theatre
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
Greystones Film Club: Goodfellas @ whale Theatre

Dinner & Screening – 7pm

Screening – 8.30pm start

When it comes to love, you know you’ve found a true life partner when they’re happy to come and help you bury the body.

Even when it’s late at night. And they’re in the middle of a particularly god box set.

All of which makes Martin Scorsese’s 1990 true life mobster epic Goodfellas not only a perfect slice of mafia life but also, perhaps, the finest bromance that Hollywood has ever produced.

The bond between Henry Hill and James Conway is one that most happy loving couples would kill for. The fact that Henry and James were always willing to kill for the love between them is a big part of what makes Goodfellas so special. And huggable.

So, when better to show this beautiful, heart-tugging love story than on Valentine’s night? Especially after you’ve just massacred some fine Italian cuisine. Just like Marty’s mother used to make.

That’s the cunning Greystones Film Club plan for Friday, February 14th, as The Whale and The Bear Paw Delicatessen team up for yet another big night out. At 7pm, Claire and co will be offering up a buffet supper of Short Rib Beef & Rich Tomato Ragu Spaghetti, plus Wild Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil, along with both Caesar and Caprese salads, and all the fresh bread with red pesto and olives that you and your beloved can gobble down.

At 8.30pm, it’s a short stroll downstairs to The Whale, for, hey, the finest Martin Scorsese movie EVER. And don’t you forget it.

The fact that these Greystones Film Club screenings come with free freshly-popped popcorn, a full bar and waiter service, well, this is truly an offer you’d be a fool to refuse.

And we reckon your loved one will feel the same. Even if it’s a first date. Or it’s just a night out with a good buddy.

Happening on Friday, February 14th at The Whale, it’s €30 for the meal and the movie, or €10 for just the movie

Feb
15
Sat
2020
@ The Hot Spot Music Venue
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
 @ The Hot Spot Music Venue

Doors open 8pm/Show 9pm   Tickets €19 – €22

ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as “a tradition in himself”.  As a musician, singer, songwriter, he has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career.

From Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny’s Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, “Often copied, never equalled”, his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.

SUPPORT: Jane Willow  www.janewillow.com  “A remarkable voice.” – Hotpress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l06ozEXOSaY&list=RDkBz8PUWAczg&index=5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBBiuujlcp4&list=RDkBz8PUWAczg&index=26

Andy Irvine @ The Hot Spot
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
Andy Irvine @ The Hot Spot

ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as “a tradition in himself”.  As a musician, singer, songwriter, he has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career.

From Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny’s Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, “Often copied, never equalled”, his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.

SUPPORT: Jane Willow  www.janewillow.com  “A remarkable voice.” – Hotpress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l06ozEXOSaY&list=RDkBz8PUWAczg&index=5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBBiuujlcp4&list=RDkBz8PUWAczg&index=26

Two Divas and a Piano @ Whale Theatre
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
Two Divas and a Piano @ Whale Theatre

Following their performance for St Valentine’s 2019, TWO DIVAS AND A PIANO (Flo McSweeney, Carmel McCreagh and Fiachra Trench) return to the Whale Theatre with their show, Two Divas and a Piano — a wry look at love and loss with songs by such composers and performers as Irving Berlin, Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Duke Ellington, Melody Gardot, Mick Jagger, Lieber and Stoller, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Waits and many others.

It sounds simple — two singers, one pianist and a book of great songs, but what Flo McSweeney, Carmel McCreagh and Fiachra Trench are doing takes a lot of talent, experience and sheer guts. Each song is ‘owned’ by the vocalists and turned into something authentic and emotional.

Behind them, Trench’s sparse accompaniments are what you would expect of an arranger who has written for Phil Lynott, Paul McCartney,

Elvis Costello and many others, and who provided the string arrangement for the Pogues’ classic “Fairytale of New York”. The Irish Times

Feb
16
Sun
2020
Elaine Scott Student Concert @ Whale Theatre
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm
Elaine Scott Student Concert @ Whale Theatre

Elaine Scott is delighted to announce another student concert in the Whale theatre where her concerts and showcases are becoming a regular and popular event.

Having raised the roof with packed shows since the theatre opened its doors, this springtime concert by piano and vocal students of the acclaimed Elaine will offer audiences a chance to hear some old favourites alongside some brand new talent from students at all levels.

Is there anything more powerful than a musician’s first flights of fancy, that burst of expression that has been building up inside through hours – and years – of practice?

And just as every child has their own unique voice, each performance here will bring something different to the table, a fact reflected in the sweetly eclectic and highly entertaining setlist for the day!

A Song Party with D. Cullen @ Whale Theatre
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm
A Song Party with D. Cullen @ Whale Theatre

Join D. Cullen in Whale Theatre for “A Song Party With D. Cullen”!

D. Cullen is a singer/songwriter from Dublin. He has wowed audiences for a decade under various guises, most recently with his band The New 52, who split in 2019 after releasing the acclaimed album ‘Let Me Sleep’ in 2016 and a string of Number 1 iTunes singles & EP’s (2017’s ‘I Am’ and 2018’s ‘Green EP’ and ‘Helter Skelter’). Under his new moniker, he has already released the singled ‘The Rising Tide’ & ‘My Face’ during the year, and racked up an impressive list of support slots with acts such as Mundy, Bry and Kieron Goss & Annie Kinsella.

His latest single “Alright” was released to great acclaim in late 2019, garnering rave reviews and high rotation on Irish Radio and TV, capping off with an esteemed performance on The Late Late Show. The song was produced by the legendary Boo Hewerdine (Eddi Reader/The Bible/Chris Difford/Sia), and features an impressive list of guest musicians, including Boo himself, Jenny Wade of the Dublin Gospel Choir, Rebecca Geary & Cormac O’Neill of Sick Love.

“A Song Party with D. Cullen” will feature his recent solo single Alright, along with songs and a little help from some very special guests. Do not miss this night!

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Feb 18 @ 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
20
Thu
2020
National Theatre Live 2020 – Cyrano de Bergerac @ Whale Theatre
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
National Theatre Live 2020 - Cyrano de Bergerac @ Whale Theatre

Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp
Directed by Jamie Lloyd

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the London’s West End.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

Feb
21
Fri
2020
Danny O’Brien: Reformer @ Whale Theatre
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Danny O’Brien: Reformer @ Whale Theatre

What happens when a touring stand-up comedian can no longer stand up?

After a near career-ending knee injury O’Brien is too young for pilates and too unbalanced for yoga. This award-winning performer brings you his hilarious new hour of stand-up where self-destruction and self-discovery meet! ‘Reformer’ completely sold out its month-long run of shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Galway International Arts Festival, as well as a European and US tour, and now he’s back touring the show nationwide and beyond!

Following in the footsteps of Tommy Tiernan and Dylan Moran, Danny was handpicked this year to perform as part of the iconic ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fest’ show touring Australia, he has also featured on Comedy Channel and is a regular on Irish TV and Radio. He has supported Today FM’s Dermot & Dave on three live tours, and last year was asked to open for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin. Book tickets now to avoid disappointment!

Uproariously funny” The Sunday Independent ★★★★★

He opened for me and he f*cking murdered it!”- Bill Burr

A perfect mix of brains, banter and brilliance“- Great Scott ★★★★★

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Kinky Boots The Musical @ Whale Theatre
Feb 22 @ 8:01 pm
Kinky Boots The Musical @ Whale Theatre

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally BlondeHairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth.

 

Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (Matt Henry) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship. This unmissable musical theatre event celebrates a joyous story of British grit transforming into a high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!