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Return of Our Local Stars

Return of Our Local Stars

Friday, 17th January 2020

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

Full Bar

“Return of Our Local Stars” will be a show packed with the greatest quality of Music, Song, Dance and Drama.  All the local participants are greatly known all over this country and beyond. Many are involved in entertainment professionally, many have recorded, and many are involved in passing on their talents as Music and Dance teachers.

This is the ideal opportunity for those people to come back and showcase where they are at right now in the Music world and what they have achieved.  It is also an ideal opportunity for those at home and the surrounding area to witness the wonderful talent our communities have produced.

A great night of very high quality entertainment is guaranteed. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Tickets are on sale now.

Produced by Peter Gannon in association with Claremorris Community Radio 94.6 FM

 

“Return of Our Local Stars”  will feature performances from:

Paddy Burke, Lisa Canny, Aoife Clesham, Jimmy Coen, Jenny Connor, David Connor, Dan Egan, John Flatley, James Glynn, Grainne Hambly, Niall Hughes, Sean Joyce, Éadaoin Ní Mhaicin, The Murphy Family, Kevin Murphy, Rickie O’Neill, The Roe Family & Michelle Sarsfield. MC on the night: Laura Beston.

 

 

 

 

Christy Moore – Magic Nights

 

Christy Moore – Magic Nights

Friday May 15th 2020

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

No Interval

 

Christy Moore is Ireland’s premier singer-songwriter of folk music. The former lead-vocalist and chief songwriter of Planxty and Moving Hearts, Moore helped to bring the musical traditions of Ireland up to modern standards and has been a major inspiration to many other artists.

He was inspired as a teenager by American Rock & Roll, moving to Britain in the 60s to busk on the streets, while extending his repertoire. When he returned to Ireland later in the decade, Moore released his debut album, “Paddy On The Road”.

Moore assembled a band that evolved into Planxty, bringing together diverse and skilled musicians Donal Lunny, Liam O’Flynn and Andy Irvine. It later evolved into Moving Hearts;

Christy’s most recent album “Magic Nights” was released in November 2019, and marks 50 years since his debut album release

“Every gig develops its own atmosphere, every audience being a unique gathering of listeners.

It’s 50 years this year since I released my first album.

I have deep gratitude for the mystery of it all. At work I’m surrounded by a great team of comrades. Their talents and vital contributions keep the show on the road.

Each night at 8.05 we stand side stage, breathe in the air of expectancy, the intoxicating waft of perfume and after shave. The crew complete their final checks, the lights go down and out we go once more to face the Music.  Thank You for listening, One and All.”

Looking forward to seeing you all in Claremorris in May 15th.”

Christy.

 

Dublin City Ramblers

 

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

Dublin City Ramblers

Saturday, 28th December

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

Full Bar

 

The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of Ballads, Folk, Humour, Wit and foot-tapping Irish music. Their impressive career has spanned more than 50 years, with over 30 Albums,, Top Ten hits, several Awards for Best Ballad/Folk Group and to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland’s No One Group!

They have performed at most Major Festivals worldwide, including headlining The Milwaukee Irish Festival, The Cleveland Irish Festival, Hollywood, FL, Festival, Miami Fest, Fort Lauderdale Festival and most USA & Canadian Festivals.

Their music has taken them all over Europe to rapturous receptions. They have performed in every major venue in Ireland and abroad, including Dublin’s National Stadium, National Concert Hall, Cork’s Opera House, England’s Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Don’t miss your chance to see them this Christmas when they play Claremorris Town Hall Theatre on Saturday, December 28th.

 

Seven Letter – A play by Rian Flatley

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

Seven Letters

A play by Rian Flatley

Friday, 27th March 2020

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

Full Bar

 

Seven Letters provides a platform for seldom heard voices; three lives are unfurled before us through a carefully constructed recipe of dialogue, monologue, and song. Stories are told, secrets revealed, and friendships forged in this poignant and often humorous play. Three very different women whose paths would otherwise never have crossed are thrown together through societal circumstance. Sensitive subject matter is handled with delicacy and care, but also brutal honesty.  A fierce hunger rages within these women, a need to be heard, to be remembered, to be loved, and to be alive. The emotional balance is finely poised, bringing us between laughter and a raw truth that evokes sadness and empathy.

Songs that reflect the plot are interwoven throughout the drama, a series of strong ballads that provide an echo of youth and hope for the future. Seven Letters is constantly asking us to pause a moment and think about the path ahead of us. This play is a tribute to everyday women who go through life with memories weighing on their hearts. These are women who suffer from love, abandonment, hope, heartbreaks. No matter what troubles fell at their feet they kept their heads up and moved on, often with wit and laughter.  Seven Letters reminds us that our youth goes by all too quickly as our passing seems to drag on for far too long.

The professional all-female cast portray an age range from 25 to 80 plus. The females in the room, whom society at large has deemed ‘invisible’, are now seen and have a voice. Their sheer determination and mission is to make you listen and relate to their stories, and ultimately respect and regard them for their age rather than punish them for it. As a society we now know that we are an ageing one, and the emotional wealth of the community can only benefit by embracing all ages, with all that they have to offer, especially fuelled by the knowledge that many of us will reach a life that has only a few years ahead but so many behind.

 

3 Hail Marys by Tommy Marren 2020

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

“3 Hail Marys” a play by Tommy Marren

Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th January 2020

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

Full Bar

 

Back by popular demand!

After spending over ten years together in the same nursing home it’s time for Mary O’Toole, Mary O’Neill and Mary O’ Brien to bid farewell to one another. It might be their last day in each other’s company but they decide to celebrate it in style! From nostalgia to comedy and even a few sing-songs it’s going to be one hell of a hooley!!! This rip-roaring Irish comedy is written by Tommy Marren – writer of ‘It’s the Real McCoy’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’ – and is a must-see!! You might not be on your knees praying but with these Three Hail Marys you’ll definitely be on your knees laughing!

 

Shaskeen

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

Shaskeen

Saturday, 29th February 2020

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

Full Bar

 

Fifty years of gigging, recording, supporting other acts and widely travelled, Shaskeen has survived the disco, the night club and the singing pub, because of authenticity, quality and consistency. In their hands the music is allowed to breath, the pure drop always respected with beguiling innovation.

In performance, the band employ a participatory style, finding easy rapport with their audiences, set lists full to the brim with engaging material, not just tunes but songs, poetry, recitation, storytelling, moments of wicked humour and repartee full of pure craic.

Solo tunes and duets pop up, original compositions are nurtured, sean-nós sits comfortably beside old timey American, yet keeping that Shaskeen essence, a level of fine artistry that has been of huge cultural significance in Ireland and abroad for the past fifty years.

Founder member Tom Cussen says he is ‘very proud of the name, the reputation of the band and the unique Shaskeen slant we have on playing traditional Irish music.’

Their most recent album Walking Up Town has been highly acclaimed, with ‘fun and mischief in the making’ says Cussen. Respected broadcaster and journalist Tom Gilmore said the album was a ‘very fine production with the Shaskeen in fine fettle.’

‘The Shaskeen céili band originated long before the infusion of grand theatrics, choreography, technology and mythological motif…Shaskeen define rhythmic playing, there are no gimmicks, it’s all about the tunes, the songs, the stories, Shaskeen are the real thing, as Irish as it gets, the pure drop.’ (Irish Music Magazine, March 2019).

As 2020 approaches, a new album in the works, tour dates being worked out ahead of their Golden Jubilee year, Shaskeen has cause to celebrate: the great span and diversity of their music, their dedication to the craft, the cultural prestige of the music, the success of their albums and the friendship and support of friends and fans in Ireland and all over the world.

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Special: Ger Stauntion Comedian

Claremorris Town Hall Studio Theatre Presents:

Ger Staunton

(& support)

Friday, 14th February

Doors: 7.30pm    Show: 8.30pm

 

Ger Staunton brings his deadpan, West of Ireland humour to Claremorris Town Hall Theatre for this, his first-ever Claremorris solo show. Described as “One of the best comedy writers in Ireland” (The International Comedy Club), this show brings you all the best bits from his Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and 2018 festival runs, along with brand new material in a night not to be missed for any comedy fan.

Limited capacity, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

 

“Incredibly funny” – The Examiner

“Weaving stories in the true tradition of Irish comedy, Outstanding” – Cosmic Comedy, Berlin

 

For more info visit www.gerstaunton.com

Facebook @gerstauntoncomedian
Twitter: @gerstaunton
Instagram: @gerstaunton

 

 

 

Danny O’Brien Comedy – Live

Claremorris Town Hall Studio Theatre Presents:

Danny O’Brien 

(& support)

Friday, 28th February

Doors: 7.00pm    Show: 8.00pm

Danny has been performing stand-up comedy for over a decade, headlining regularly at top comedy clubs and festivals to worldwide audiences! Following his hugely successful performance in Claremorris Town Hall Theatre supporting Today FM’s ‘Dermot & Dave’ on their live tour- O’ Brien returns to Claremorris with his own high energy joke packed solo show!

 

Following in the footsteps of Tommy Tiernan, Dara Ó Briain and Dylan Moran– Danny was handpicked in 2016 to perform as part of the iconic ‘Best of The Edinburgh Fest’ Show across Australia touring Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He was asked back in 2018 and again in 2019, making him the only Irish comic to do the tour a record three times. He is also a regular on Irish Television and Radio. Last year he was asked to open for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin.

Limited capacity, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

 

                    “Uproariously funny” The Sunday Independent ★★★★★

“He opened for me at the 3Arena and he f*cking murdered it!”- Bill Burr

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

 

When You Wish Upon A Star

 

Chapel Street Choir Presents:

“When You Wish Upon A Star”

Sunday, 22nd December

Doors: 6.00pm    Show:7.00pm

 

Gospel music and D_i_s_n_e_y 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: ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ 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 D_i_s_n_e_y favourites performed with a gospel ‘twist’. An amazing experience is promised for all the family.

 

Robert Mizzell’s Nashville Song Book Concert Tour

 

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

Robert Mizzell’s Nashville Song Book Concert Tour

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.

Robert’s Nashville Song Book Concert Tour is a musical & visual walk through County Music History spanning 50 years, featuring all your favourite songs in one extravaganza.

On the night Robert will be joined by his father Richard, The Country Kings, Matt Leavy & Noreen Rabette.

Tickets are on sale now for this unique concert, a fantastic night out for any Country Music Fan.