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May 2019

29
May
Wednesday
Bluebell CDP Men’s Group

Bluebell CDP Men’s Group

May 29, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A night of song, stories, poetry and drama from members of Bluebell CDP Men’s Group.
8.30pm Adm Free/ All welcome

June 2019

07
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.

08
June
Saturday
Mick O’Dea “Landscapes”. Exhibition Opening

Mick O’Dea “Landscapes”. Exhibition Opening

June 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Opening by cartoonist Tom Mathews. Best known as a painter of portraits and historical subjects, O’Dea is the recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited internationally.

13
June
Thursday
The Murphy Beds – The Cafe Sessions

The Murphy Beds – The Cafe Sessions

June 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary) present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. They have performed and collaborated with artists across the folk spectrum including Beth Orton, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Anais Mitchell, and Sam Amidon.

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.

20
June
Thursday

Seán Ó Coistealbha – The Cafe Sessions

June 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

An evening of poetry and storytelling with the renowned poet, actor and storyteller.

22
June
Saturday
Thomas McCarthy

Thomas McCarthy

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

Singer of the Year TG4 Gradam Cheoil 2019.

24
June
Monday

Craiceann

June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019

The annual bodhran summer school returns to Áras Éanna.

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)

29
June
Saturday
Before

Before

June 29, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Fishamble: The New Play Company Presents BEFORE A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane.

July 2019

13
July
Saturday

Gerry Tom Ó Murchú & Friends

July 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The group play a huge range of great songs and music and a mix of different styles, Irish songs for the most part, both traditional and new.

18
July
Thursday
Mouse McHugh with Joe Waldran – The Cafe Sessions

Mouse McHugh with Joe Waldran – The Cafe Sessions

July 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Be prepared to be entertained by Mouse Mchugh with Joe Waldran

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.

25
July
Thursday
The Raines – The Cafe Sessions

The Raines – The Cafe Sessions

July 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Having met on Inis Oírr last year the Raines, Ruth Dillon on vocals  and guitar, Yvonne Tiernan on vocals, guitar & ukulele and Juliana Erkkonen on fiddle, are fittingly returning to the island to share their folk songs, laced with sweet harmonies and intertwined with melodic fiddle.

August 2019

02
August
Friday
MARGOT QUINN EXHIBITION OPENING

MARGOT QUINN EXHIBITION OPENING

August 2, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

A representative of Margot’s work which is  about the ordinary everyday and can be anything from a pile of washing up to some bizarre models or a newspaper headline.

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

08
August
Thursday
Mouse McHugh with Joe Waldron – The Cafe Sessions

Mouse McHugh with Joe Waldron – The Cafe Sessions

August 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Be prepared to be entertained by Mouse McHugh, Tuam town musician who has played with The Timber Tramps , Too Much for the Whiteman , The Midnight Cowboys , Saw Doctors & The Lounge Lizards  and plays a mix of styles in his own way.  Mouse will be joined by Joe Waldron , cool hand guitar player, from Cloughanover, Heaford. Serious riffs, licks and picks! ️

17
August
Saturday
Polcaphonc – Children’s concert with Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde

Polcaphonc – Children’s concert with Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde

August 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dominic will perform songs from POLCAPHONC, his lively new book of songs in Irish for children. The book has 20 newly composed children’s songs with everything from a greedy spider, a  friendly ghost, children saving the world and an space alien that has a mad interest in fashion, especially clothes with polka dots.

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.

22
August
Thursday
The Raines – The Cafe Sessions

The Raines – The Cafe Sessions

August 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Having met on Inis Oírr last year the Raines, Ruth Dillon on vocals & guitar, Yvonne Tiernan on vocals, guitar & ukulele and Juliana Erkkonen on fiddle, are fittingly returning to the island to share their folk songs, laced with sweet harmonies and intertwined with melodic fiddle.

24
August
Saturday
Crowman Staring Jon Kenny

Crowman Staring Jon Kenny

August 24, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Crowman Staring Jon Kenny written and directed by Katie Hollie

25
August
Sunday

Picnic Teaghlaigh

August 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us again for a fun filled family picnic.  Entertainment will include music, art, games and face painting. Bring your own picnic, tea, coffee and cordial will be available.

31
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.

14
September
Saturday
Hot Potato Productions present Just Guff

Hot Potato Productions present Just Guff

September 14, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
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

12
October
Saturday
Big night with Séamus Begley & Donogh Hennessey

Big night with Séamus Begley & Donogh Hennessey

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Halla Inis Oírr, Ireland

Special night of entertainment and dance with Séamus Begley & Donogh Hennessey.  Everyone welcome!

18
October
Friday
Adam & Staats

Adam & Staats

October 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

December 2019

06
December
Friday

Christmas Market

December 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Christmas Market with music, crafts, mulled wine and food.  From 6pm. All Welcome.

January 2020

11
January
Saturday

Súp & Sóp

Saturday January 11 - Friday January 17

11th-17thJan 2020 with one advance prep day.

A week of collaboration and craic with Ros na Rún story-liner and actor Sorcha Fox and Ros na Rún actor Marie Bheag Breathnach.

Daily, live soap opera where the characters and scenarios are invented by a cast (established actors/new actors and people interested in set/costume/props on the island).

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.

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.

July 2020

02
July
Thursday
Áras Éanna Live – Róisín Elsafty

Áras Éanna Live – Róisín Elsafty

Thursday July 2 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Facebook Live,

Róisín is a seasoned performer, both on the big international stages throughout Europe, and even China, but also in more intimate settings at home and abroad.

16
July
Thursday
Áras Éanna Live – James Dillon

Áras Éanna Live – James Dillon

Thursday July 16 @ 9:00 pm
Facebook Live,

Tipperary native James Dillon is a husky-voiced singer/songwriter and member of the high octane acoustic band, The Galway Street Club. James has been entertaining with his unique take on blues and ballads in venues such as Roisín Dubh and Whelans and on the streets of Galway over the past six years. A talent to watch out for!

30
July
Thursday
Áras Éanna Live – Róisín Mulliez Duo

Áras Éanna Live – Róisín Mulliez Duo

Thursday July 30 @ 9:00 pm
Facebook Live,

Galway girl Róisín is a jazz vocalist who delves into the enormously rich heritage of Gershwin, Porter and Kern, her knowledge and understanding of the genre is deep and passionate.

September 2020

11
September
Friday
Aerial / Sparks – Galway 2020

Aerial / Sparks – Galway 2020

Friday September 11 - Monday September 28

Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture presents AERIAL/SPARKS by Louise Manifold in partnership with the Marine Institute Ireland and in association with the Commissioners of Irish Lights; Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr; and Ars Electronica 2020. Supported through Arts Council of Ireland Project Awards 2017 and 2019.  

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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