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June 2019

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June
Friday
The Eskies

The Eskies

June 7, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Eskies bring their high-energy brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to Inis Oirr.

15
June
Saturday
Maria Somerville & Band

Maria Somerville & Band

June 15, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Former Áras Éanna Artist In Residence ( 2018) Maria Somerville returns to Inis Oírr.

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June
Saturday
Thomas McCarthy

Thomas McCarthy

June 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Singer of the Year TG4 Gradam Cheoil 2019.

25
June
Tuesday
The Conifers – As part of Craiceann, the Bodhran Summerschool

The Conifers – As part of Craiceann, the Bodhran Summerschool

June 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

As part of Craiceann Bodhran Summer school. The Conifers is made up of five young musicians, all of whom are rooted in a strong musical background. While their music is energetic, lively and has a wholesome sound, the band members strive to remain true to a traditional repertoire rooted in the regions of Clare, Sliabh Luachra and Donegal. This is also shown through their repertoire of songs both in English and Irish.

26
June
Wednesday
Troda – Craiceann -the Bodhran Summerschool

Troda – Craiceann -the Bodhran Summerschool

June 26, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

This new exciting trio formed by chance at the NYAH festival, Cavan in 2018. The band immediately bonded and it wasn’t before long TRODA was born.  In a short space of time the band has excelled, playing as guests with the likes of Sharon Shannon. The band’s initial debut was met with a standing ovation which in turn prompted the release of their eponymous CD, ‘TRODA’. (2019)

July 2019

24
July
Wednesday
The Unwanted

The Unwanted

July 24, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Set to be a brilliant gig  with the band bringing rich music traditions from both sides the Atlantic, The Unwanted are three exceptional talents, Cathy Jordan, Rick Epping & Seamie O’Dowd, all with a lifetime dedication to their music.

August 2019

03
August
Saturday
Pat Quinn & a Chairde

Pat Quinn & a Chairde

August 3, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

The mighty Pat Quinn returns for what is sure to be another sell-out concert. 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. Christy Moore has recorded a version of Pat’s Lingo Politico on his latest album.  For this theatre gig, Pat will be joined by some very special guests for an evening of original songs and fun.  

04
August
Sunday
AN BHEIRT PADRAIG – THE TWO PATS – PAT MCCABE & PAT QUINN

AN BHEIRT PADRAIG – THE TWO PATS – PAT MCCABE & PAT QUINN

August 4, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Rare and wonderful chance to hear  THE TWO PATS, that is to say, brothers -in -law writer Pat McCabe and Inis Oírr singer/songwriter Pat Quinn who will perform their legendary spoken words ‘n music extravaganza, including all their hits

17
August
Saturday

Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde & A Chairde

August 17, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Doimnic will be joined by Frances Morton and a guest guitarist. From  Gaoth Dobhair,  Doimnic also plays the piano accordion and uileann pipes  and  has been an enthusiast of Gaeilge  culture all his life.

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August
Saturday
Liam Ó Maonlaí

Liam Ó Maonlaí

August 31, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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. 

September 2019

07
September
Saturday
Áine Tyrrell &  Emily Wurramara

Áine Tyrrell &  Emily Wurramara

September 7, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Áras Éanna,

Australia’s favourite adopted Irish sister, Áine Tyrrell is coming home to Ireland to launch her new album, Return To The Sea. She is bringing home Ireland’s soon-to-be favourite adopted Australian sister, Emily Wurramara who is touring her award winning debut Album Milyakburra.

A unique and stunning double bill of powerful and inspiring performers. These women have shared bills and festivals across Australia together already. They are passionate women of the sea from their homes to their music. They both sing and speak from the heart singing anthems for humanity and social justice as well as writing songs that speak to your heart.

20
September
Friday
Culture Night:  Man of Aran with live score

Culture Night: Man of Aran with live score

September 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

The iconic 1934 film will be screened with a live,original, contemporary score featuring pedal steel guitar, cello, guitars and electronics by Simon O’Reilly and Alec Brown.

Man of Aran​ is a 1934 Irish fictional documentary film directed by Robert J. Flaherty about life on the Aran Islands. It portrays characters living in premodern conditions, documenting their daily routines such as fishing off high cliffs, farming potatoes where there is little soil, and hunting for huge basking sharks to get liver oil for lamps. Some situations are fabricated, such as one scene in which the shark fishermen are almost lost at sea in a sudden gale. Additionally, the family members shown are not actually related, having been chosen from among the islanders for their photogenic qualities

October 2019

18
October
Friday
Adam & Staats

Adam & Staats

October 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

March 2020

10
March
Tuesday
Double Bill!  THE WHILEAWAYS’ & THE LANCASTER BIBLE COLLEGE CHORALE

Double Bill! THE WHILEAWAYS’ & THE LANCASTER BIBLE COLLEGE CHORALE

Tuesday March 10 @ 8:30 pm
Áras Éanna,

An incredible night of music is in store with what promises to be one of the most memorable and unique nights of the year. 

Galway band The Whileaways’ are three singers cut from the same cloth who weave a tapestry of harmonies and beautifully crafted original songs. Their sound is true and their delivery is undeniably captivating. Described as 'perfected simplicity' by the Irish Echo, USA , the trio incorporate instinctive sibling-like harmonies, captivating lyrics and subtle accompaniment.

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