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April 2020

09
April
Thursday
Áras Éanna Live – Micheál Ó hAlmhain

Áras Éanna Live – Micheál Ó hAlmhain

Thursday April 9 @ 9:00 pm
Facebook Live,

A native of south County Dublin now resident on Inis Oirr, flute player Micheál Ó hAlmhain has devoted his life to performing and promoting traditional music in Ireland through numberless sessions and teaching.

16
April
Thursday
Áras Éanna Live – Ruth Dillon

Áras Éanna Live – Ruth Dillon

Thursday April 16 @ 9:00 pm
Facebook Live,

Tipperary born/ Conamara-based singer-songwriter Ruth Dillon writes reflective and melodic songs driven by poetic lyrics.

23
April
Thursday
Áras Éanna Live – Liam Ó Maonlaí

Áras Éanna Live – Liam Ó Maonlaí

Thursday April 23 @ 9:00 pm
Facebook Live,

The front man of the Hothouse Flowers plays a solo gig. Liam Ó Maonlaí is one of Ireland's best-loved musicians and singers, both in rock and traditional music. 

30
April
Thursday
Áras Éanna Live – Pat Quinn

Áras Éanna Live – Pat Quinn

Thursday April 30 @ 9:00 pm
Facebook Live,

Island resident Pat is a singer/songwriter of exceptional talent who pens often hilarious songs with themes ranging from potatoes to penguins to Angelina Jolie.

May 2020

07
May
Thursday
Áras Éanna Live – Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde

Áras Éanna Live – Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde

Thursday May 7 @ 9:00 pm
Facebook Live,

Doimnic is a well known sean-nós traditional singer, accomplished uilleann piper and piano accordian player. From Gweedore in the Donegal Gaeltacht, Doimnic has proven himself as one of the best traditional singers in the country and has been winner of the coveted ‘Corn Uí Riada’ at the Oireachtas.

14
May
Thursday
Áras Éanna Live – Benny McCarthy

Áras Éanna Live – Benny McCarthy

Thursday May 14 @ 9:00 pm
Facebook Live,

Benny is from Deelish in Co.Waterford. He began his musical voyage at the age of 13 and was mentored by none other than accordion legend Bobby Gardiner. Benny was Oireachtas champion on both Button accordion and 10-key Melodeon in 1994. Benny plays and manages the Internationally acclaimed Irish Traditional band Danú. He has shared the stage and recorded with many internationally renowned artists over the years including Liam Clancy, Tom Paxton, John Sheahan, Donovan, Donal Lunny, Seán Ó'Sé and others.

21
May
Thursday
Áras Éanna Live – Des Dillon

Áras Éanna Live – Des Dillon

Thursday May 21 @ 7:00 pm
Facebook Live,

Born in Galway, Des Dillon is a textile artist and puppeteer who now lives in the foothills of the Knockmealdown mountains in Co. Tipperary.

22
May
Friday
Áras Éanna Live – Dara McGee

Áras Éanna Live – Dara McGee

Friday May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Facebook Live,

Before becoming Artistic Director of Áras Éanna, Dara worked freelance as a set designer, scenic painter, cartoonist, illustrator and performer. With Fibín Theatre Company Dara has performed several ‘Live Art’ shows including, Clann Lir, An Rón Dall and Mac Piarais i bpictiúir.

28
May
Thursday
Áras Éanna Live – Dáithí Ó Briain

Áras Éanna Live – Dáithí Ó Briain

Thursday May 28 @ 9:00 pm
Facebook Live,

Originally from Dublin, Dáithí has been resident on Inis Oírr for twenty odd years. Dáithí has a powerful voice that lends itself to songs and ballads that visitors to the island have enjoyed and savoured over the years.

June 2020

04
June
Thursday
Áras Éanna Beo – Noelie McDonnell & Nicola Joyce

Áras Éanna Beo – Noelie McDonnell & Nicola Joyce

Thursday June 4 @ 9:00 pm

Beidh Nolie McDonnell agus Nicola Joyce  ag seinnt ceoil linn mar chuid dár sraith Áras Éanna Beo. Is baill iad Nolie agus Nicola den ghrúpa cáiliúil ‘The Whileaways’. Bhí an grúpa in ainm ceolchoirm a chur ar staitse i mí Marta in Áras Éanna ach leis na srianta córóinavirís bhí sé curtha ar ceall. Faraor ní bheidh Noriana Kennedy leo don seó seo mar gheall ar na srianta. Le cúnamh Dé, beidh ‘The Whileaways arais againn ag amharclann Áras Éanna…

11
June
Thursday
Áras Éanna Beo – Lasairfhiona Ní Chonaola

Áras Éanna Beo – Lasairfhiona Ní Chonaola

Thursday June 11 @ 9:00 pm

Lasairfhíona (pronounced Lah-sah-reena) is a singer/songwriter from Inis Oírr, the Aran Islands in the West of Ireland.  Her debut album An Raicín Álainn (pronounced An Rackeen Ah-lyn) generated a very favourable response in Ireland and abroad. It was selected by Hot Press music magazine as one of the best folk albums of 2002. Her second solo album appropriately called Flame of Wine, a literal translation of her name, was also very well received. Tracks from the album were used on…

18
June
Thursday
Áras Éanna Live – Mouse McHugh

Áras Éanna Live – Mouse McHugh

Thursday June 18 @ 9:00 pm

A powerhouse of talent from Tuam, Mouse McHugh has entertained the masses over the years with fantastic bands such as The Timber Tramps, Too much for the White Man, The Midnight Cowboys, The Sawdoctors and the Lounge Lizards. Mouse has played the ‘Áras Éanna Sessions’ in 2019 filling the Arts Centre with rocking sounds and groovy vibes. Prepare to be entertained.

September 2020

18
September
Friday
Facebook Live – Culture night on Inis Oírr

Facebook Live – Culture night on Inis Oírr

Friday September 18 @ 9:00 pm
Facebook Live,

As part of culture night in partnership with Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Áras Éanna presents an evening of music and song from Inis Oírr’s finest musicians and singers.

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