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The Gospel According to Disney

Chapel Street Choir Presents:

“The Gospel According to Disney”

Friday, 22nd December

Doors: 6.00pm    Show:7.00pm

 

Gospel music and Disney collide as Chapel Street Gospel Choir comes to Claremorris Town Hall Theatre this December. Chapel Street Gospel Choir has an impressive CV from its 20 years in existence, from performing in venues around Ireland, such as the National Concert Hall, to performing in Germany, and various locations in the U.S.A, including taking part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York. The choir has gone from strength to strength over the years, collaborating with a wide variety of singers and musicians from Mundy and Red Hurley to the Celtic Tenors, renowned Gospel Songwriter Tom Kendzia, and the world famous Harlem Gospel Choir. Now, Chapel Street Gospel Choir will be bringing its newest concert: ‘The Gospel According to Disney’ to Claremorris Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, 22nd December. Coming into the festive season, this will be an unmissable concert, unlike any other, with all your Disney favourites performed with a gospel ‘twist’. An amazing experience is promised for all the family.

 

Robert Mizzell & The Country Kings

 

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

Robert Mizzell & The Country Kings

Friday, 3rd April 2020

Doors: 7.00pm    Show: 8.00pm

Full Bar

 

Robert Mizzell has made Ireland his home for over 20 years. He served his apprenticeship in Country Music since he first arrived here. The father and husband is now one of the top Country Music Artists in Ireland, enjoying huge success all around the country. He has released 13 solo studio albums and 2 full length DVDs to date and is constantly touring Ireland and the UK with his band. Amongst the many awards he had won, Robert was voted ‘Ireland’s Favourite Country Music Singer’ in a poll conducted by RSVP magazine.

Robert was born in Louisiana, the Bayou State and raised on the shores of Lake Bistineau near Shreveport. His early musical influences came from his parents, whom both performed in a Church Gospel group. At the age of 17, Robert moved to Connecticut where he worked with his father in the painting and decorating business. He then joined the US Army where he served for a number of years. After his military service he moved to Ireland with dreams of a career in country music.

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

Robert was delighted to be awarded the first ever RTE ‘Video of the Year’ Award at the 2016 ICMA’s in Dublin, which is a huge milestone in his career to date. Robert & the Country Kings will be busy on the road taking their authentic sound of country music to every corner of the Country.

All in all Robert Mizzell is extremely busy, both on and off the road and proving to be a huge hit wherever he plays. His warm character and genuine personality does not fail to earn him a host of new fans. This is proven every night after his gig when he stands to meet and greet all the punters, who have travelled from near and far to see him perform. Anyone who has ever been to one of his shows will agree that it is two hours of non-stop entertainment and that Robert Mizzell definitely puts his heart and soul into every song proving why he is one of Ireland’s top country music recording artists!

This unique concert will see Robert perform on stage with his father Richard. Tickets on sale now.

 

 

 

Springsteen: A Tribute To The Boss Sat 28th March 2020

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

SPRINGSTEEN: A Tribute To The Boss

Saturday 28th March 2020

We are delighted to announce the return of “Springsteen: A Tribute To The Boss”.  They rocked the Theatre earlier this year and will rock it again on Saturday, March 28th 2020.

Described by BBC One as ‘…One of the world’s best tribute acts,’ and by MTV as ‘…truly one of the best tribute bands we’ve ever seen,’ this five-piece from London, have been reproducing not only the technical musicianship of Bruce’s E Street Band, but also the heartfelt performances made legendary by ‘The Boss’ himself.

Put the date in your diary and prepare yourself to be treated to a night of Bruce’s greatest hits.

Doors:7.00pm, Show: 8.00pm.
Full Bar

 

Showband Memorabilia Exhibition

To mark our 50th Anniversary, we’re not just bringing back Gina & The Champions, we are also bringing back Philip Darcy’s “Remembering The Showbands” an exhibition of original memorabilia from the Showband Era. This vast collection has been carefully curated by Philip Darcy and includes material from the golden era of the Irish Showbands – many of whom performed in Claremorris Town Hall and includes many original posters, flyers, handouts and LPs from the 60s, 70s & 80s. The exhibition runs from Thursday October 3rd through to Monday October 7th, and will take place in the Town Hall Studio.

“To date the exhibition has visited 43 venues. I now have over 1000 pieces in my collection which is growing weekly. Recently, I met four stars of the Showbands; Dickie Rock, Gina, Paddy Cole and Red Hurley in the Millennium Forum in Derry. They each showed great support for my exhibition. It has been a busy four years promoting and touring with my next date in Claremorris, Co. Mayo to remember fifty years of Claremorris Town Hall”.

Philip Darcy

 

Exhibition Opening Times
Thursday:4.00pm – 8.30pm
Friday:10.00am – 8.30pm
Saturday:10.00am – 8.00pm
Sunday:12.00pm – 6.00pm
Monday:10.00am – 2.00pm

50th Anniversary Celebration with Gina & The Champions

 

 

50th Anniversary Celebration

with

Gina & The Champions

Saturday, 5th October 2019

Doors: 7.00pm, Show: 8.00pm

 

Fifty years ago, in 1969, Claremorris Town Hall opened its doors for the first time. The Hall served as a Community Centre, Dance Hall, Courthouse, Bingo Hall and meeting place for the area for many years. Profits from the highly-successful dances and general activities of the early years, were distributed amongst community groups in the area, with sports organisations including GAA, Athletics, Boxing, Golf, Badminton, Swimming and Handball benefiting from payments. Other beneficiaries were: Schools, Playgrounds, Community Games, Boy Scouts, St Vincent De Paul, Red Cross, Barnacarroll Complex, Opera, Arts and St Colman’s College.

The venue was bombed twice in the 1970s. On both occasions community volunteers got stuck in and cleared up the debris and got the place functioning again. Initially it was thought that terrorists were involved, however it turned out that the proprietor of a competing venue was behind the bombings – a somewhat unique business strategy to deal with more successful opposition!

The venue was refurbished in 2014 when retractable tiered seating was installed, along with a new roof, a new sound system, additional lighting, the development of The Studio space and the acquisition of a Bar License.  Today, the venue operates as a Theatre, Concert Hall, Arts and Conference Centre with five full-time staff, and is licensed to hold 900 people.

To celebrate the anniversary, we have planned a big night on Saturday, October 5th. We’re bringing back Gina and The Champions – one of the most popular bands to ever perform in the venue.

Gina and The Champions established themselves as Ireland’s top attraction in the late seventies and maintained that coveted position right through the eighties with record breaking attendances at dances and concerts, wherever they performed.  Matching their live success with industry recognition, the band were awarded every accolade there is in the Irish music industry.

As well as relentless touring, they made innumerable television appearances both in Ireland and Britain over the course of their lengthy career.  Appearances on Gay Byrne’s famed ‘Late Late Show’ were a regular occurrence, performing many of their hits, such as, The Greatest Lover, Give me back my Love, Dreams are Good Friends, Drunken Sailor and many more.

The night will also feature a short novelty game of bingo, and comedy in the form of the re-enactment of a court case and other novelty events and guests. There will also be a Showband Memorabilia Exhibition in the Studio, here you will find original posters, tickets and flyers from yesteryear.

MC on the night will be Michael Commins, journalist, songwriter and broadcaster with Mid-West Radio.

Doors open at 7.00pm and the show will go on till late.

 

 

 

Winter Market 2019

 

It’s almost that time of year again!

Our annual Winter Market will take place on Sunday, November 24th. The market will feature numerous traders, food, beverages and music to get people in the Christmas spirit!

If you are interested in having a stall at our event please email Donna on d.ireland@townhall.ie for an application form or pop into the Box Office.

Kidz Disco

Kidz Disco

Saturday, 5th October

12pm – 1.15pm

 

The ultimate kids disco is happening this October in Claremorris Town Hall Theatre!

We’ll have all their favourite songs to keep them bopping on the dance floor, but it’s not all about the music, we will bring bundles of fun with party games, dance offs and loads more.

Admission: €5, Adults free
Children must be supervised by a guardian at all times.
Age suitability: Up to 11 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Kenny in Crowman

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Present:

“Crowman”

Performed by Jon Kenny

Written by Katie Holly

Friday 22nd November 2019

Doors: 7.00pm    Show: 8.00pm

Full Bar

 

Set in a sparsely decorated kitchen, this intimate one-man show starring Jon Kenny ( D’Unbelievables) feels like a window into the soul of a lonely bachelor, Dan. A crow-hating man who noisily tries to shoo the blighted birds away, Dan measures out his life by the amount of funerals he has to attend every week. They are social occasions with the added bonus of refreshments.
Dan, who vacillates between high comedy by mimicking TV celebrity chefs; and pathetic admissions, including attending Mass just to connect with another human by shaking hands, is a master at distraction, But one day, hearing a death announcement on the radio. his world is shattered.
Kenny is brilliant in the role , conveying the gamut of emotions. Katie Holly’s script is strong, conjuring up a life of quiet desperation.

Colette Sheridan
Irish Examiner  

Goldilocks & The Three Bears Singalong

 

 

Jolly Promotions Present:

Goldilocks & The Three Bears Sing-along

Saturday, 28th September 2019

Doors: 1.30pm    Show: 2.00pm

Full Shop Service

 

Goldilocks and the Three bears and Ruff the dog perform live on stage, in this exciting and fun filled musical production. The popular tale takes a few twists and turns along the way with other new puppet characters and hopefully a happy ever after. Kids will learn that music can be found everywhere as they sing and dance to all their favourite songs.

Throughout the show there are interactive moments that children and parents alike can enjoy. Watch your kids take part in action songs like “Heads shoulders knees and toes” “If you’re happy and you know it” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, as well as many other all- time children’s favourites.

With different adventures from every character, the show will have parents and children alike laughing, playing and singing. Featuring fantastic costumes, an amazing stage set and colourful lighting, it will be an experience for all the family to remember and cherish.

 

 

Arts & Crafts Fun Camp

Arts & Crafts Fun Camp, 1st – 3rd August

Thursday 1st August – Animal Sculptures (for 5-11 years)
Create an animal from your imagination. What colour will it be? What kind of personality will your animal have?

Friday 2nd August – Paint like a Pro (for 5-11 years)
Learn all about Oil Painting. Explore colour mixing, layering, texture and paint application.

Saturday 3rd August – Life Painting (for 5-11 years)
Learn the art of drawing/painting objects/people through helpful tips and techniques. Train your eyes to see with this workshop

Budding artists need to bring their imagination and a packed lunch!

Each day classes run from 10:30am to 1:30pm.
Bookings directly from the Box Office.
The camp fee is €10 per child per class, a non-refundable deposit of €5 is required upon booking.

Limited places available.