Fun Family Entertainment at glór

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glór, in Ennis, Co Clare brings to you the best of local, national and international arts and entertainment for all ages. Here’s what is on at glor for young people and families.

Entertainment for all the Family with September Events at glór

glór have a packed line up for families during September. You can check out the full listings here and below are some we think you will all enjoy.

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Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Dates & Times: Sat 8 Sep; Sat 13 Oct; Sat 10 Nov and Sat 8 Dec
2pm – 4pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for this monthly family trad series. Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.
The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten on the Inside?

Dates & Times: Sat 15 Sep        8pm
Cost: €16/€14
BYOK   Suitable for ages 12+  Duration: 80 mins

One month before his death, retired civil servant and man of few words Paddy O’Grady had a sudden urge to talk. Using a cassette tape recorder, he recorded hours of absurdist stories and musings on life.
Now, Paddy’s granddaughter examines the fragile personas we present to the world, who we might be behind them and who we could be instead, in a show about emotional inheritance and grief for wasted creativity that serves as both a tribute and a warning.
Post-show discussion with Emma O’Grady

‘…this is a play about family, but also about individuality. It makes for a great story.’        Reviews Hub

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Music Network presents – Máirtín O’Connor, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill and Séamie O’Dowd

Dates & Times: Tues 18 Sep      8pm
Cost: €16/€14 Conc. – BYOK

Music Network is delighted to bring together the unique voice of Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill in concert with phenomenal accordionist, Máirtín O’Connor and gifted multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Séamie O’Dowd. The adventurous musical spirit that has seen O’Connor and O’Dowd dazzle audiences through their past musical collaborations will explore new avenues while also combining their creative talents to create a gorgeous soundscape to enhance the traditional songs for which Ní Dhomhnaill is renowned.
An opportunity to hear material old and new, performed by a sublime trio.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Culture Night

Date: Friday 21 September
Cost: All Events Free but booking required for some

Now in its 14th year, Culture Night 2018 will see arts centres, venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland open their doors to host a programme of free entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture.
Free but please pre-book

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Opening of Nocturne: An Exhibition of New Work by Adam Pomeroy in glór gallery from 6.30pm

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

The Clare Poetry Collective presents  – Poets Ancient and Modern

Date & Time: Fri 21 Sep at 6.15pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Clare has produced many celebrated poets over the years and The Clare Poetry Collective members will each introduce a Clare poet of the past, (Mairéad Ní Ghráda, Joseph Meany, Thomas Dermody, Eithne Strong, Brian Merriman, Peter Kay, Brendan O’Beirne), talk about their work, read one or more of their poems, and then read some of their own new work.
An informing and entertaining gathering of powerful poetry, well read.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

Date & Time: Fri 21 Sep at 7.30pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Practically all hailing from Limerick – with a dash of Galway and Australia – The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra’s music is a blend of warm vocal harmonies, classy instrumentation and ear-catching melodies that is desperately hard to categorise yet strangely easy to love. The five-piece BPLO have toured Ireland extensively with their theatrical show as well as with the music of Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison and David Bowie in Irish language performances.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Quintessence Theatre Company present Cracks

Devised by the company and directed by Anna Simpson

Date & Time: Sat 22 September at 8pm
Cost: €16/€14 Conc. Suitable for ages 12+

I’m falling between the cracks in myself, and I don’t know how to crawl back out…

Quintessence Theatre use their innovative physical ensemble story-telling techniques mingled with multi-media platforms of film and music to poignantly explore the profound struggle individuals with mental illness face on a daily basis in Ireland today.
In this darkly comical and deeply moving new play an unsuccessful suicide attempt leaves young Leanne Dowd estranged and attempting to pick up the pieces of a life still shattered by mental illness.
Post-show discussion with members of the company

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Zac Global Promotions present – Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Date & Time: Fri 28 Sep at 8pm
Cost: €25

Oh What A Night is a fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Sherry’, and ‘Oh What A Night’, the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Jake Carter

Date & Time: Sat 29 Sep at 8pm
Cost: €20

Pop sensation and winner of Dancing With The Stars 2018, Jake Carter, has taken the Irish pop music scene by storm since his launch on Irish national television back in 2017.  Now he is thrilled to be announcing a brand new tour this Autumn!  Jake has quickly developed a name for himself as the next big thing on the Irish pop music scene and has wowed audiences across the country with his energetic live performances. To date Jake has released five singles and an EP titled ‘Three Things’, all of which have received rave reviews from his fan base and from radio.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Summer Events for Families at glór

Basket Making Workshop and Guided Tour of Common Languages with Willow Artist & Basket Maker Hanna Van Aelst

Basket_Workshop at glor.Hanna Van Aelst is a Willow and Basket Artist who makes contemporary vessels and organic shapes from willow using traditional basket making techniques. Beginning with a Guided Tour of her work in Common Languages Craft & Design Exhibition in glór’s gallery, this half day weaving workshop will cover basket weaving techniques and materials and each participant will weave a Catalan Platter to take home.

Date & time: August 11th from 11.30am to 1.30pm suitable for adults and children aged 10+
Ticket prices: €10 – No experience necessary
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Summer Camps at glór

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There are loads of summer camps to choose from each summer at glór in Ennis. Camps will run during July and August and are available to book online. Camps this year include:

Ballet Ireland Summer Camps

Ballet Ireland’s much loved programme gives participants a chance to experience all that goes into making a ballet and a peek into the life of a professional dancer. Working alongside Ballet Ireland’s professional dancers, participants will be completely involved in creating their own ballet based on a familiar story. Their ballet will be performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy.

Dates & Times: Mon 23 – Fri 27 July

  • 11am – 1pm for ages 12+
  • 2pm – 4pm for ages 6 – 11

Cost: €95 per child / €85 per child for 2 siblings
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Ennis Street Arts Festival, Clare

ennis street arts festival free family friendly festivals in IrelandExpect 7 days of engaging, entertaining and exciting arts & cultural events suitable for all the family at the Ennis Street Arts Festival in Co. Clare which takes place from July 2nd to 8th. For 2018 the theme is Urban Wildlife and there will be a host of free workshops and events to celebrate the creatures we share our cities with.

The festival HQ is the Ennis Market Building but the free entertainment will spill out onto the streets for a Viking Battle. And head to glór for:

Build an Animal Scribble Bot with Make Create Innovate

In this exciting, creative workshop you will learn all about motors as you design and build your own animal themed Scribble Bot using recycled materials.

Dates & time: 10am to 11.30am or 12.30pm to 2pm on July 4th 2018. Suitable for ages 8 to 12
Ticket prices: €10
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Build an Interactive Animal with Make Create Innovate

This hands-on workshop explores MaKey MaKey hardware in a fun creative environment where participants are invited to explore the connections between art and technology.

Dates & Times: Wed 4 Jul 3pm to 5pm
Suitable for ages 12 to 16 years old
Ticket prices: €10
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Aerial Workshops with Irish Aerial Creation Centre

Aerial Workshops with Irish Areal Creation Centre at glor

PLEASE NOTE THE AERIAL WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED ALL OTHER EVENTS WILL RUN AS SCHEDULED. In these workshops participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn aerial and acrobatic circus skills.

Dates & Times: Wed 4 – Thurs 5 Jul

  • 11am-12.30pm for ages 5-9
  • 1.30pm-3pm for ages 10-13
  • 3.30pm-5pm for ages 13+

Cost: €10
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention

Learn all about Bees with a free workshop Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention by Eileen Hutton is a sensory experience of bees and beekeeping in order to highlight the importance of honeybees as essential to our surrounding environment

The installation consists of an observation hive on site; drawings illustrating patterns of bee behaviour, and a participatory event involving wearable, solar-powered, vibrating bee sculpture.

Dates & Times: Fri 6 Jul 2 – 4pm and Sat 7 Jul 12 – 4pm
Prices: Free event at the entrance to glór Suitable for all ages
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Game Over (v2)

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Game Over (v2) is an interactive art installation by Ana Colomer and Coder Dojo Ennis. It is a video game that uses Microsoft Kinect technology to insert the player into the game to survive a journey with multiple obstacles.

Dates & Times: Fri 6 Jul 2pm to 5pm May not be suitable for younger children.
Prices: Free event at the entrance to glór
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Me and My Bee

Me and My Bee is a family show that tells the tale of a lone bee who falls in love with a flower. It’s a symbiotic relationship, she gives him nectar, and he spreads her seed to help her species’ survival. But a chain of events starts to impede his journey to her, until eventually he arrives to find her replaced by a tower block.

Dates & times: Sat 7 Jul 2 and 4pm
Prices: €10/€35 Family 4 Duration: 60 mins
Booking and further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Spliced

‘Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart’ W.B. Yeats

Timmy is contemplating his 21 years playing GAA. Spliced is a raw, visceral account of his struggle to become an individual outside the institution that raised him. He is celebrating and questioning it. Can we talk about mental health, self-expression and masculinity in a GAA context? Let’s have these conversations out in the air.

A new site specific multi-disciplinary show written and performed by Timmy Creed with visual artist David Mathúna, composer Chris Somers, directed by Gina Moxley.

Dates & Times: Sat 7 – Sun 8 July 7.30pm
Suitable for ages 16+   Duration: 60 mins
Prices: €15/€12 Conc.
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Clare Youth Trad Orchestra

Following its highly acclaimed debut at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017, the Clare Youth Trad Orchestra returns to glór. The 100-strong collective from across the county will perform orginal arrangements of some trad favourites, under the direction of Padraic O’ Reilly.

Dates & Times: 19th July 8pm
Prices: €15/€12 Conc.
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Entertainment for all the Family with August Events at glór

The Speks

the speksThe Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and singalong songs set to acoustic Irish music, which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping toe-tapping hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Clare where everyone wears glasses!

Dates & Times:  Aug 12th at 12.30pm and 3pm
Prices: €8
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Entertainment for all the Family with June Events at glór

Cruinniu na nÓg Festival

The Cruinniu na nÓg Festival takes place nationwide on June 23rd 2018. It is a national day of creativity for children and young people to celebrate and encourage them to participate in culture and creativity. As part of the festival glór in Ennis, Co. Clare will have theatre, workshops, music and cinema all free for charge (although booking is required for some events) including:

When: June 23rd 2018

Ennis Street Arts Festival, Clare

ennis street arts festival free family friendly festivals in IrelandExpect 7 days of engaging, entertaining and exciting arts & cultural events suitable for all the family at the Ennis Street Arts Festival in Co. Clare which takes place from July 2nd to 8th. For 2018 the theme is Urban Wildlife and there will be a host of free workshops and events to celebrate the creatures we share our cities with.

The festival HQ is the Ennis Market Building but the free entertainment will spill out onto the streets for a Viking Battle. And head to glór to:

Build an Animal Scribble Bot with Make Create Innovate

In this exciting, creative workshop you will learn all about motors as you design and build your own animal themed Scribble Bot using recycled materials.

Dates & time: 10am to 11.30am or 12.30pm to 2pm on July 4th 2018.  Suitable for ages 8 to 12
Ticket prices: €10
Booking & further information:
 Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Build an Interactive Animal with Make Create Innovate

This hands-on workshop explores MaKey MaKey hardware in a fun creative environment where participants are invited to explore the connections between art and technology.

Dates & Times: Wed 4 Jul 3pm to 5pm
Suitable for ages 12 to 16 years old
Ticket prices: €10
Booking & further information:
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Aerial Workshops with Irish Aerial Creation Centre

Aerial Workshops with Irish Areal Creation Centre at glor

In these workshops participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn aerial and acrobatic circus skills.

Dates & Times: Wed 4 – Thurs 5 Jul

  • 11am-12.30pm for ages 5-9
  • 1.30pm-3pm for ages 10-13
  • 3.30pm-5pm for ages 13+

Cost: €10
Booking & further information: 
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention

Learn all about Bees with a free workshop Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention by Eileen Hutton is a sensory experience of bees and beekeeping in order to highlight the importance of honeybees as essential to our surrounding environment

The installation consists of an observation hive on site; drawings illustrating patterns of bee behaviour, and a participatory event involving wearable, solar-powered, vibrating bee sculpture.

Dates & Times: Fri 6 Jul 2 – 4pm and Sat 7 Jul 12 – 4pm
Prices: Free event at the entrance to glór Suitable for all ages
Booking & further information: 
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Game Over (v2)

glor game over

Game Over (v2) is an interactive art installation by Ana Colomer and Coder Dojo Ennis. It is a video game that uses Microsoft Kinect technology to insert the player into the game to survive a journey with multiple obstacles.

Dates & Times: Fri 6 Jul 2pm to 5pm May not be suitable for younger children.
Prices: Free event at the entrance to glór
Booking & further information:
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Me and My Bee

Me and My Bee is a family show that tells the tale of a lone bee who falls in love with a flower. It’s a symbiotic relationship, she gives him nectar, and he spreads her seed to help her species’ survival. But a chain of events starts to impede his journey to her, until eventually he arrives to find her replaced by a tower block.

Dates & times: Sat 7 Jul 2 and 4pm
Prices: €10/€35 Family 4 Duration: 60 mins
Booking and further information::
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Spliced

‘Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart’ W.B. Yeats

Timmy is contemplating his 21 years playing GAA. Spliced is a raw, visceral account of his struggle to become an individual outside the institution that raised him. He is celebrating and questioning it. Can we talk about mental health, self-expression and masculinity in a GAA context? Let’s have these conversations out in the air.

A new site specific multi-disciplinary show written and performed by Timmy Creed with visual artist David Mathúna, composer Chris Somers, directed by Gina Moxley.

Dates & Times: Sat 7 – Sun 8 July 7.30pm
Suitable for ages 16+   Duration: 60 mins
Prices: €15/€12 Conc.
Booking & further information:
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

May Events at glór

glór have a packed line up for families during May. You can check out the full listings here and below are some we think you will all enjoy.

Older Than Ireland

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Presented as part of Bealtaine Festival & preceded by ‘Stories from the Landscape’ by Clare County Council Heritage Office, Older Than Ireland runs on May 5th at 2.30.

Older Than Ireland is a landmark feature documentary that explores what it means to have lived one hundred years in Ireland, as seen through the eyes of its oldest citizens.
Featuring thirty men and women, this remarkable group of centenarians, all born before 1916. These centenarians are our living history and it is through their wit, wisdom and philosophy that the film explores the more universal themes of life. From youth to true love, from loss to regrets, from the meaning of life to the existence of a life hereafter — the centenarians have an opinion on it all.

Dates & Times – May 5th 2.30pm
Prices €7/€5
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Public Spinning

Presented by Mid-West Spinners and Textiles Group, there will be a FREE public spinning event on May 5th from 12pm to 2pm.

Dates & Times – May 5th 12pm to 2.30pm
Prices FREE

Broadway Dance School presents Shoot for the Stars

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The annual showcase from Clare-based Broadway Dance School. Includes ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap and contemporary dance.

Dates & Times – 17th May at 7pm
Prices – €13 adult / €10 child. Family 4: €39
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Ennis Academy for the Performing Arts – Annual Showcase

The annual showcase from Ennis Academy for the Performing Arts. Working with Mamma Mia, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and more.

Dates & Times – 19th & 20th May at 7.30pm
Prices – €14 adult / €12 conc. Family 4: €48
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Embrace Exhibition

Embrace Exhibition glor Ennis

The annual Embrace Exhibitoin highlights the artistic achievements of people with different abilities who have worked with professional artists to creating a dazzling display of works across all mediums.

Dates & Times – 18th May to 16th June from 10am to 5pm daily
Prices – FREE

Fleadh Nua 2018

As part of Fleadh Nua 2018, glòr plays host to some of Ireland’s best traditional groups.

  • Aos Óg on May 25th
  • The Corner House Session on May 26th
  • The Shandrum Céilí Band in concert on May 27th

Dates & Times – 25th to 27th May at 8pm
Prices – Vary
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

The Dinan School of Ballet presents Beauty and the Beast

dinan school of ballet glor ennis

The Dinan School of Ballet annual show uses a creative mix of ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance to explore the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast.

Dates & Times – 31st May & 1st June at 7.30pm
Prices – €12 / €10 conc.
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

April

Barnstorm Theatre presents: Star Chasers

Star Chasers sees Billy and Dad heading north with just a tent and a box full of Mam’s memories. This is a rich exploration of the relationship between a parent and child and their attempts to come to terms with loss in their lives. Suitable for age 4-7

Dates & Times – Fri 27 Apr,10.30am & 12pm
Prices €5 per child & Teachers FOC
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Little Bigtop Theatre presents: Whatever the Weather

Whatever the weather at glor Ennis

A show about courage, trying new things and stepping outside… Worried Wendy hides away inside, afraid of what the weather may bring. Together the children show Wendy there’s nothing to fear… Whatever the Weather they can go out to play!

Dates & Times: Sat 28 Apr 11am & 12.30pm
Prices: €6

To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

March

Branar Teatar do Pháistí and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children present Uoo Mee Wee

entertainment at glor Ennis for families

Branar Teatar do Pháistí and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children present Uoo Mee Wee.

Uoo and Mee
Walk the same
Talk the same
Do everything the same…

Until one day, one of them decides to do something different!!
Uoo, Mee, Wee is a charming and playful show that explores what happens when things change. It is a humorous tale of finding your feet and having the courage to be different. Created for children aged 3-6, years, performed by Neasa Ní Chuanaigh & Jay Ryan, it is a non-verbal show with an original score by Micheal Chang.

Dates and times: Saturday 17 March at 12.30 & 2.30pm
Prices: €8/€6 Children
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Branar Puppetry Workshops: Puppet Manipulation

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This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for children to explore the world of puppetry in a fun and energetic environment.
Learn how to make a puppet walk, ask a question with just a look and tell a story using just the puppet and no words. Age range: 8+

Dates and times: Saturday 17 Mar 12.30pm
Cost: €10 per child
To book call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Branar Puppetry Workshops: Puppet Making

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for children to explore the world of puppetry by designing and creating their very own puppets.
Children will create a paper puppet, learn foundational puppetry skills, create a group story with their paper puppet and present a story to the rest of the group. Ages 8+
Dates and times: Saturday 17 March at 2.30pm
Cost €10 per child
To book call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Imagination Playground

entertainment for families glor imagination playground

Let your imagination run wild by designing and building your very own playground with Brici Spraoi’s Imagination Playground. This is an innovative big block system designed to encourage child-directed free-play and allows children to build, invent, and create in a fun and collaborative setting. Be it a rocket, a castle or a time machine, the possibilities are endless!  Suitable for Ages 3-10

Dates and times: Saturday 17 March. Sessions as follows: Please pre-book
11am-12pm; 12-1pm; 1.45-2.45pm; 2.45-3.45pm; 3.45-4.45pm
Cost: €5 per child
To book call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Easter SongSchool Easter Camps for Kids

Glor Songschool Workshops Easter Camps for kids

If you like strumming a chord or rapping a word, then join us for this awesome experience.
You’ll spend four days this Easter writing and jamming up ideas. You’ll collaborate with others to write, arrange, rehearse and perform original in a one off showcase in glór.

All levels and interests welcome.  Suitable for ages 12-18

VENUE:
glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare
STARTING TIME:
Mon 26 – Thurs 29 March, 10am – 4pm daily, 
Finale concert Thursday 29 March, 6.30pm – 7.15pm,

TICKET PRICES:
€90/€160 2 siblings

BOOKING & FURTHER INFORMATION:
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

February events at glor

glór Ennis have a full line up of events for families this February 2018 including:

Little Folk on Tour with Kyle Riley on February 3rd at 10.30am & 12.30pm

Public Spinning a FREE event presented by the mid-western spinners and textiles group on February 3rd from 12pm to 2pm

Bosco Meets Hansel and Gretel by The Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre on February 17th at 1.30pm

Bosco hansel and gretel

Rithimí Nua presented by glór and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance are a series of FREE lunchtime concerts showcasing the development of traditional music and dance in an informal setting. February 8th at 1pm and March 8th and April 12th.

Keith Barry’s Magic Madhouse on February 11th at 8pm

The Jarlath Henderson Band a BYOK (bring your own kids event) is on February 22nd from 8pm

All information on all events can be found on Glor.ie/events/

 

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