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Greystones Taste of Greystones Regatta, Sunday 25th August

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Greystones Harbour Greystones Sailing club will host, yet again, the annual Taste of Greystones Regatta in August – Sunday 25th, which brings in over 500 sailors in over 100 keel…

Open Air movie Night & Camping – 7th September 2019

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GAA presents Lego 2 - The Movie Eire Og, Greystones Movie and Camping night is back! This year, the popular family film LEGO 2 will be on the big screen on Saturday, 7…

La Touche Legacy Conference – 13th & 14th September

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The 31st La Touche Legacy Seminar and 6th Festival of History will take place over the 13th & 14th September in the very historic surroundings of Greystones Golf Club.  The…

Culture Night at the Whale Theatre – 20th September, 2019

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The magnificent Whale Theatre in Greystones plays host for culture night to a wonderful evenings entertainment entitled Wicklow Voices.  Curated by Aideen Walton, an evening of talks, imagery, performance and…

Aug
27
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Aug 27 @ 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

Aug
30
Fri
2019
Brick Flicks Workshop @ Greystones Studios @ Whale Theatre Studios
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Brick Flicks Workshop @ Greystones Studios @ Whale Theatre Studios

What if…..your favourite LEGO Minifigure came to life and saved the day? What if they defeated a foe, sailed the high seas or flew through the sky?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could show you how to make that happen? Well – we can! By using the magical art of stop motion animation. So come along and join us upstairs in Greystones Studios on Monday July 29 – Friday 2nd August  from 10.30am – 1pm each day. For Age 9+.

 You’ll work in small teams with like-minded young animators to create short films and learn some of the basic skills of stop motion.  Or master some existing ones if you are already making your own films. Our tutors LOVE stop motion animation and they will help you make amazing Brick Flicks that we will share on our own YouTube Channel – www.YouTube.Com/ Createschool

 

You can bring along your favourite mini figures but select carefully! Make sure they have what it takes to be the star in your film

 

As there will be a mixture of ages and collaboration is essential, we ask everybody to respect the minimum age policy so we can ensure that everybody enjoys themselves and gets the most they can from the workshop.

Your booking covers 5 morning sessions  from 29th July – 2nd August. 

Suitable for age 9+ years – please note this is not a LEGO play workshop – it is focussed on making stop motion films with LEGO mini figures. 

Places are limited as this workshop as the class size will be deliberately small.

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Greystones Film Club Presents Pixar’s UP @ Whale Theatre
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Greystones Film Club Presents Pixar's UP @ Whale Theatre

The first is a love story that will break your heart, a cradle-to-the-grave dance of love that sets you up for an emotional fall within the first 15 minutes. And so, when lonely, grumpy and sweetly stubborn Carl Fredricksen refuses to move out of the house that love built, we understand. And when he refuses to engage with the outside world – even in the form of a chubby little boy scout – we hear his pain.

It’s that second half, when Carl and his nervous young companion, Russell, head off on a balloon ride to Paradise Falls, to fulfill a life-long happy couple dream trip – well, that’s when things get a little weird and wonderful. With talking dogs, oversized emus and an old adventurer who’s far more Colonel Kurtz than Indiana Jones.

Pixar realised early on that a little darkness made all the colours and magic of their stories shine that little bit brighter. And that’s certainly the case here.

And, besides, this movie features Doug. The greatest dog that ever strutted across the silver screen.

SQUIRREL!

This special 10th anniversary screening of Pixar’s Up will take place at 3pm on Friday, August 30th, and will include a free Kids snackbox – fresh popcorn, sweets and a drink – or, for the big kids, a free large box of freshly-popped popcorn. Each kid will also get a free balloon. Just because.

Mia Parson’s @ Danns Bar
Aug 30 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Aug
31
Sat
2019
A Touch of Classical @ Whale Theatre
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
A Touch of Classical @ Whale Theatre

Contralto Grace Foley and tenor Wayne Woodman will take you to the very edges of the Classical Crossover genre with an incredibly wide repertoire of wonderful songs. This unique show includes a varied programme of music; from Bizet to Lana Del Ray, Ennio Morricone to Damien Rice.

Grace Foley

Incredible Voice” (Marty Whelan RTE LyricFM)

Fantastic Voice” (Tim Ross, Producer)

Grace Foley possesses a rare, expressive and uniquely beautiful contralto voice – rich, dark, sweet, creamy, displaying a wide variety of colours and flavours, like the most expensive choclate selection” (James Nelson, Celtic Tenor)

Wayne Woodman

your singing added so much to a wonderful night” (Former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny)

Grace Foley – Contralto
Wayne Woodman – Tenor

 

Take it Easy Band @ Beach House
Aug 31 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Sep
1
Sun
2019
The Beauty of the Violin: Emma Byrne @ Whale Theatre
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Beauty of the Violin: Emma Byrne @ Whale Theatre

In her debut solo recital Bray native Emma Byrne will bring the beauty of the violin to Whale Theatre. With a wide variety of music including works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Bach, the young violinist brings forward an exciting programme of music.

Emma began playing the violin at the age of 6 and has spent the last 12 years studying classical music at home and abroad. At 15, she was accepted to a music school in Denmark where she spent a year studying music intensively. Upon returning to Ireland she continued her music studies and aims to pursue a career as a classical violinist.

In this unique concert, Emma will share her passion for classical music in an interactive and accessible way. With or without a love for classical music, this will be an evening to enjoy!

Emma has just completed her leaving cert at Loreto Bray Secondary School.

Sep
3
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Sep 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

Sep
6
Fri
2019
Joxer Daly Esq. @ Whale Theatre
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Joxer Daly Esq. @ Whale Theatre

Sean O’Casey’s playful scrounger from the classic, Juno and The Paycock, takes centre stage in this intriguing new play from the pen of Eddie Naughton (Inishfallen Fare The Well).

With events that were to alter the course of Irish history as a backdrop, Joxer Daly Esq. charts an everyman journey from respectable member of The Foresters Association to a vagabond scraping by with only his wit to use as collateral.

From the 1913 Lock Out, to the Rising – and the events of O’Casey’s classic The Plough and the Stars – to the birth of a new divided Nationalism, in Juno and The Paycock, we see it all through the eyes of a survivor like no other. Joxer Daly is an ordinary person trying to navigate the difficult waters of what was Dublin in the period leading up to the birth of a Republic.

Brilliantly performed by Phelim Drew, Joxer’s love of language, humour, literature and song, together with a drinkers purple recollection, makes this a performance like no other.

Entertaining and funny, Joxer Daly Esq. is a thought provoking gander at one of Irish literatures most loveable chancers!

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Greystones Film Club & Bear Paw: Amazing Grace @ Whale Theatre
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Greystones Film Club & Bear Paw: Amazing Grace @ Whale Theatre

Greystones Film Club & The Bear Paw Deli present A Soul Food Night

The stuff of legend, Aretha Franklin’s powerful performance at LA’s New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1972 is a religious experience in more ways than one.

Here was one of the world’s greatest soul singers, going back to her gospel roots, and pretty much blowing the roof off her Baptist minister father’s church. Recorded over two nights, and with the Southern California Community Choir as well as noted session players Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey and James Cleveland, Franklin was in her element. And the audience were in seventh heaven.

Part of the audience on the second night were Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts, who were in the middle of recording their classic album, Exile On Main St. Many believe such songs as Shine A Light and Let It Loose were the direct result of having worshipped at the altar of Ms Aretha Franklin that night.

The subsquent double live album, entitled Amazing Grace, became an instant classic, but Sydney Pollack’s planned film of the concerts was nonetheless shelved, after difficulties over syncing the sound to the images. It was in 2007 that producer Alan Elliot purchased the raw footage and set about matching sound and vision together, Aretha’s family finally giving the go-ahead for its release following her death in 2018. The film would go on to garner some of the best reviews of 2019.

And you can take this loving soul food to a whole new level with a special Southern Comfort dinner menu from Claire & co at The Bear Paw Deli at 7pm before retiring downstairs to The Whale at 9pm for the main attraction – The Queen Of Soul flying high, and wide, on the big screen, complete with teeth-rattling surround-sound and, just as the good Lord ordered, a full bar and waitress service. Oh, and a free box of freshly-popped popcorn.

It’s just €35 for this complete and unique Soul Food night, or you can jump on board as Amazing Grace is unleashed for just €10. Just to whet your appetite, the Southern Comfort menu comprises of Mama Bear’s Braised Farrellys’ Beef Brisket, Mac Cheese, Southern Style BBQ Beans, Blackened Corn, Mash & Slaw Bear Paw Hot Sauce and, for the health freaks, a House Salad.

Respect!

*** Menu ***

Mama Bears Slow braised Farrellys beef brisket

Mac cheese

Southern style Bbq beans

Blackened corn

Mash and Slaw Bear Paw Hot sauce

House salad

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/looking-for-soul-food-a-place-to-eat/

Dinner & Screening€35.00 : Screening only €10.00

 

Sep
8
Sun
2019
Greystones Jazz Jam Session @ Hot Spot Music Club
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm
Greystones Jazz Jam Session @ Hot Spot Music Club

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

One hour song party with DYLAN E. CRAMPTON @ Whale Theatre
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One hour song party with DYLAN E. CRAMPTON @ Whale Theatre

Dylan is a twenty year old singer/songwriter from Greystones who spends his days working in the local pharmacy earning money in order to release his music, pay for mixing, mastering, artwork, music videos, digital distribution and everything that goes with preparing a release.

Dylan’s eclectic taste in music makes his sound one that is very hard to pigeon hole. Drawing influence from great songwriters such as Paul McCartney, Lindsey Buckingham, Steve Earle and Tom Petty, his songs are lively and melodious and pack a punch. Combining clever melodies and a strong affection for the craft of songwriting, Dylan’s songs are sure to stand the test of time.

Dylan left college after one year in UCD studying international languages in order to focus solely on his music career. Writing songs is what he is most passionate about, but he has to overcome his anxiety when it comes to performing them, he says he is an insecure little show-off, a phrase he got from Francis Rossi of Status Quo, one of Dylan’s early influences.

Having performed his latest single on The Late Late show and having supported Christy Dignam and Joe Jewell of ASLAN twice this year, Dylan has announced his own headline gig in the prestigious Whale Theatre of Greystones. It is sure to be a great night.

Sep
10
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Sep 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

Sep
12
Thu
2019
NT Live: Fleabag @ Whale Theatre
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
NT Live: Fleabag @ Whale Theatre

Fleabag
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Directed by Vicky Jones

★★★★★
‘Witty, filthy and supreme.’ Guardian

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.

Presented by Dry Write, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre

Show image by Jason Hetherington

Sep
13
Fri
2019
La Touche Legacy Conference @ Greystones Golf Club
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm

The 31st La Touche Legacy Seminar and 6th Festival of History will take place over the 13th & 14th September in the very historic surroundings of Greystones Golf Club.  The Seminar will once again be running in conjunction with the Greystones Archaeological & Historic Society.  All are welcome.  Full programme details will be listed shortly.

Phone 2875678

Sep
14
Sat
2019
From Bach to Broadway @ Whale Theatre
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
From Bach to Broadway @ Whale Theatre

Hollywood! – L.A.! – WCOPA!

Join select members of Team Ireland and guests in an evening of wonderful music song covering every genre from Classical to Jazz and Popular standards. From madrigals to moderns, there’s something for everyone.

Classic Harmony are an award-winning ensemble having won many competitions including the Family Ensemble category at the Feis Ceoil in Dublin three years in a row and second prize at the Derry International Choral Festival in 2016 and 2017. They have appeared on television on RTE, TV3 and TG4 and on national and local radio. They have performed in concerts at local venues, at the National Concert Hall and at venues around the country including, most recently, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh and St. Columba’s Long Tower in Derry.

Follow Classic Harmony on Facebook and Twitter to keep track of their performances, recordings etc.

This is going to be a night to remember, the Kelly family proving that real magic can happen when people just come together. In perfect harmony.

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Pat’s Fireside Folk Session @ Hot Spot Music Venue
Sep 15 @ 4:30 pm
Pat's Fireside Folk Session @ Hot Spot Music Venue

Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz’n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format.  Your hosts are Pat, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session.

Sep
17
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Sep 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

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Culture Night 2019 – Wicklow Voices @ Whale Theatre
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm
Culture Night 2019 - Wicklow Voices @ Whale Theatre

Wicklow Voices

6.30pm: A fascinating photographic exploration and talk on the Famine, ‘The Landscape as Witness’ by Seán Laoide Kemp, followed by ‘Snapshots of Greystones’, an entertaining narrative history with readings, slides and song with Rosemary RaughterGreystones Players and the enchanting voice of Jade Phoenix.

7.45pm: Join or simply watch Making Waves Youth Theatre’s dynamic open drama workshop facilitated by Ciarán Coogan, then make up a team for Fourfront Games’ launch of their exciting new Portable Escape Room.

8.45pm: The best of Wicklow’s young music talent, including Music Generation’s Elevation Project performance of their collaborative compositions followed by the phenomenal multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Nicolaas Walle.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Sara Ryan & her Band – “Breath” Album Launch @ Whale Theatre
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sara Ryan & her Band - "Breath" Album Launch @ Whale Theatre

Hailing out of Newbridge, County Kildare and now singing out of Cork City, Sara Ryan, armed with her lyrical blend of emotional honesty, self-awareness and societal reflection, driven by a perceptive and rebellious spirit, is well on her way to reaching every music loving ear throughout Ireland.

Sara’s soft and smooth but soulful vocal styling, supported by beautifully crafted melodies, invites the listener to stay tuned for the electrifying sound and next insightful rhyme.

“If Kate Bush would decide to reinvent herself as the toughed up torch singer, fronting a kick ass band… she might have sounded like this.“ – Hans Workman. (Here Comes the Flood, Music Blog)

Following the success of her debut single ‘Belle’ which won her acclaim and recognition as ‘Best New Comer’ on Dublin City FM, ‘Belle’ being ‘Best New Single’, Sara was then crowned ‘New Folk Artist of the Year’ at the prestigious Irish Folk Music Awards.

Playing to over two thousand people last summer extensively touring her Debut EP ‘Glitter Skies’, Sara thrilled audiences throughout the country. Her second single ‘Euphoric Recall’ has been well received by radio DJs including Roddie Cleere, Fiachna O’Braonain, John Creedon and has had a great deal of airplay all over Ireland.

‘Glitter Skies’ is a superb introductory release, filled with charm and personality.” – Golden Plec.

Sara’s star continues to rise as she builds an ever increasing strong and enthusiastic support, touring with Mick Flannery, Jack L, John Spillane and Luka Bloom.

‘Sara Ryan is a beautiful person, inside and out. And this is reflected in her songs and singing’Luka Bloom.

 

 

Sep
22
Sun
2019
Rigoletto on the Lake @ Whale Theatre
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Rigoletto on the Lake @ Whale Theatre

Satellite Screening – Cinema Live

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – is being performed for the first time on the unique, Bregenz lake stage. Once of Verdi’s most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father’s rage and a daughter’s shame. It features several of opera’s best-known arias-including Rigoletto’s passionate denouncement “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata,” Gilda’s dreamy “Caro nome” and the Duke’s instantly recognisable “La donna è mobile.” Directed and designed by Philip Stölzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance.

Sep
24
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Sep 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

Sep
27
Fri
2019
Marie Keane Gig @ Hot Spot Music Venue
Sep 27 @ 9:00 pm
Marie Keane Gig @ Hot Spot Music Venue

Marie Keane is a singer-songwriter who has performed in various blues, soul, jazz, Motown and ska musical ensembles around Ireland for over 20 years. Her debut original album ‘Russian Doll’ is an eclectic mix of folk blues rock with subtle classical and traditional undertones. Performing with full band, Marie will launch the albums second single ‘The Firing Line’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxhK6Wji41Q  

https://mariekeane.bandcamp.com/album/russian-doll

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMariekeane 

Sep
28
Sat
2019
KILA – The Real Deal @ The Hot Spot
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm
KILA - The Real Deal @ The Hot Spot

Recorded during Kila’s 2016 tour of venues and festivals throughout Ireland – specifically at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght and Vicar Street – this live outing showcases the eight-piece South Dublin collective at the height of their magnificent onstage powers. With crowd noise low in the mix, there’s little sense initially of it being an actual live recording. But the playing is, as always with Kila, energetic and inspired, while the band – still led by the O’Snodaigh brothers, Colm, Rossa and Ronan – retain their wonderful sense of musical adventure.

Pulsating and polyrhythmic, the opener ‘An Tiománaí’ – that’s ‘The Driver’ as Gaeilge – sets the scene for an incendiary ride through their two-decade long catalogue. Blending swampy guitar, a part spoken-word vocal, and an infectious traditional air, it captures all the elements which have made Kila such a unique live force.

An instrumental, ‘Skinheads’, starts out in a slow, mellow fashion, with some lovely ensemble playing, seamlessly weaving whistles, flute and guitar together, before igniting into in an almost Riverdance-style crescendo of fast rhythms and dense organic textures. Displaying influences ranging from Horslips and Moving Hearts to Jethro Tull, the epic seven-minute piece goes through several time signature changes, before building to a spectacular finale. This is great stuff.

Meanwhile a funky bassline and an urgent melody underscore the familiar ‘Electric Landlady’ – a popular single from around a decade or so ago that puns exquisitely on the Jimi Hendrix album title – while the harmonies on the largely a capella ‘Raise the Road’ are impressively precise.

Elsewhere, Middle Eastern and Afro textures are apparent on the atmospheric ‘Pota’, underlining Kila’s world music credentials, while other highlights include the haunting ballad ‘Babymouse’ and ‘Mutatu’, which showcases the wonderful uileann pipe playing of James Mahon. Long may they dance rings around us all…

LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT.     Tickets available online, from Hot Spot during opening hours or by Ph 087 291 7519 (cr.card)

Shadowplay – Aisling Agnew & Dave Flynn (classical flute and guitar duo) @ Whale Theatre
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Shadowplay – Aisling Agnew & Dave Flynn (classical flute and guitar duo) @ Whale Theatre

Shadowplay – Aisling Agnew (flute) & Dave Flynn (guitar)

Performing works by Handel, Schubert, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo and Flynn

Shadowplay are a classical flute/guitar duo comprising two renowned virtuosos who are also founding members of the Irish Memory Orchestra.

Aisling Agnew enjoys a varied career performing worldwide on a wide range of flutes. She has been broadcast on RTE Lyric FM, BBC Radio and Classic FM and has given many high profile concerts including her Wigmore Hall début, the Belfast Festival and the National Flute Association’s 40th International Convention at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. She has appeared as soloist with various orchestras including the Ulster Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Aisling enjoys regular performances with her long established duo partner Matthew McAllister.

Described as ‘a masterful guitarist’ in Sing Out! Magazine, Dave Flynn has gained international recognition as a guitarist/composer and founder/artistic director of the Irish Memory Orchestra. His unique style draws on his experience in classical, folk, jazz and popular music. He is a prize-winning classical guitarist who has toured Japan, New Zealand & Europe and played festivals including The Nuertingen International Guitar Festival, Moscow Christmas Festival and Clonakilty International Guitar Festival. He is a keen chamber and orchestral musician having performed with ensembles including The Crash Ensemble, Dublin Guitar Quartet and RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Together Aisling and Dave perform a wonderful variety of repertoire from the Baroque to the modern era. The centrepiece of their performances is the Dave Flynn composition after which the duo is named. This is also the title piece of the 2016 album “Shadowplay”.

Oct
1
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Oct 1 @ 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

Oct
4
Fri
2019
Hothouse Flowers @ Whale Theatre
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Hothouse Flowers @ Whale Theatre

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure – an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while.

Hothouse Flowers are a rock n’roll band, Hothouse Flowers are a traditional band, Hothouse Flowers are a soul band, Hothouse Flowers are a jam band with their own organic jam spread on both sides of the bread!

Despite the bands lengthy career, which is now heading into its fourth decade there is a sense of unfinished business.  Every night they want to play the best gig they have ever played and take the musical risks that can maybe make that possible.  There are still songs to be written and emotions to share.  Whether its in a tiny club, an arena or in a festival field there is a sense that the best is yet to come.

Hothouse Flowers were invited to be featured in the opening scene of Amazon Prime’s hugely successful ‘The Grand Tour’ to perform their version of ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ for an invited audience in the Mojave Desert.  I Can See Clearly Now then went to Number 1 in the UK iTunes Rock Charts… a mere 26 years after its first release!

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Hothouse Flowers @ Whale Theatre
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Hothouse Flowers @ Whale Theatre

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure – an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while.

Hothouse Flowers are a rock n’roll band, Hothouse Flowers are a traditional band, Hothouse Flowers are a soul band, Hothouse Flowers are a jam band with their own organic jam spread on both sides of the bread!

Despite the bands lengthy career, which is now heading into its fourth decade there is a sense of unfinished business.  Every night they want to play the best gig they have ever played and take the musical risks that can maybe make that possible.  There are still songs to be written and emotions to share.  Whether its in a tiny club, an arena or in a festival field there is a sense that the best is yet to come.

Hothouse Flowers were invited to be featured in the opening scene of Amazon Prime’s hugely successful ‘The Grand Tour’ to perform their version of ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ for an invited audience in the Mojave Desert.  I Can See Clearly Now then went to Number 1 in the UK iTunes Rock Charts… a mere 26 years after its first release!

Oct
6
Sun
2019
Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Concert @ Whale Theatre
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Concert @ Whale Theatre

Satellite Screening: Live Cinema

With an illustrious career spanning five decades: over 150 stage roles, 11 Grammy Awards and his iconic performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors, the legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences with a vocal talent unmatched in power.  For one very special night, Plácido Domingo returns to the breath-taking Arena Di Verona amphitheatre, 50 years after his debut, to revisit three of his greatest ever roles.

 

Oct
8
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Oct 8 @ 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.

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