The Eskies

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

Maria Somerville & Band

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

Thomas McCarthy

Singer of the Year TG4 Gradam Cheoil 2019.

The Conifers – As part of Craiceann, the Bodhran Summerschool

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...

Troda – Craiceann -the Bodhran Summerschool

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...

The Unwanted

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.

€15 – €20

Pat Quinn & a Chairde

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...

€15 – €20

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

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

€15 – €20

Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde & A Chairde

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.

€10 – €15

Liam Ó Maonlaí

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. 

Áine Tyrrell &  Emily Wurramara

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.

€10 – €15

Culture Night: Man of Aran with live score

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

Free

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

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.

€15

Barddair an Cheoil

Padraig Jack A group of poets and musicians who are dedicated to collaborating, writing, and performing in the Irish and Welsh languages are coming together for what promises to be a special evening at Áras Éanna, Inis Oirr, on Saturday, May 7 (8pm). All of the performers are from western Wales and the West of...

Eur10

Máirtín O Connor Trio

Facebook Live

One of the best-loved musicians ever to emerge from the West of Ireland, Máirtín O Connor, is set to join us for a special outdoor show on the GAA pitch on Inis Oirr on Saturday, June 11 (8pm). As a soloist with the first Riverdance orchestra, Mairtin has performed with De Dannan, Midnight Well and...

Robert Power live at Aras Eanna

Áras Éanna

A Co Tipperary-born artist whose music has been described as "powerful, heartfelt, and thought-provoking" by Hot Press magazine will place a special show at Áras Éanna on Saturday, July 23. Robert, known as RP, has been selected for the RTÉ Playlist and Record Of The Day and performed at various music, arts and theatre festivals,...

€10

Lisa Lambe

Áras Éanna

Lisa Lambe One of the most exciting Irish singers, songwriters, and performers of the modern era, Lisa Lambe, is returning to Inis Oirr for a special show at Áras Éanna on Saturday, August 13, 2022. The Irish Times has described Lisa as "the finest singer and actor of her generation” and Irish Music Magazine has...

€15 – €20

The Raines

Áras Éanna

The Raines. A folk-Americana trio based in Galway, The Raines, return to where it all began for them four years ago when they return to Inis Oirr for a concert at Áras Éanna on Saturday, August 20. The Raines (Ruth Dillon, Juliana Erkkonen and Yvonne Tiernan) launched their eagerly anticipated fourth single ‘Another Lover’, taken...

€15 – €20

Traditional harps from Ireland and Ukraine

Áras Éanna

Kseniya Rusnak and Paul Dooley playing traditional harps from Ukraine and Ireland together. Photograph by Peter Laban A concert with a difference takes place at Aras Eanna, Inis Oirr, this Thursay night (8.30pm) when leading exponents of the traditional harp from Ireland and Ukraine, Paul Dooley and Kseniya Rusnak, come together to support Ireland for...

Free

Pat Quinn and friends

Áras Éanna

Inis Oirr resident Pat Quinn Although he is a native of County Longford, singer-songwriter Pat Quinn has been living on Inis Oirr for more than 20 years. His satirical, witty and political songs are well-known, thanks to the likes of Christy Moore, who has covered some of Pat's songs. Before the pandemic, Pat's annual concert...

€15 – €20

Drawing from the Well

Áras Éanna

A night of top class traditional music is on store at Áras Éanna, Inis Oirr, on Wednesday, September 14, when four of the leading musicians in Ireland bring the Drawing From The Well tour to the smallest of the Aran Islands. Brian Mac Gloinn (singer), Laoise Kelly (harp), Cormac Begley (concertina) and Edwina Guckian (dancer)...

€15 – €20

Culture Night – Cúirt Cheoil na mBan

Áras Éanna

Culture Night promises to be a treat on the smallest of the Aran Islands. A night of traditional Irish music on Inis Oírr with more than 10 women ceoltóirí travelling from house to house, dancing at ‘The Leic’ and ending with a free concert at Áras Éanna. Reviving the social nights of music, song and...

Free

Ceara Conway

Áras Éanna

Ceara Conway A night of beautiful music, with a fusion of influences from all across the globe, is in store at Áras Éanna on Saturday, September 24, when Connemara native Ceara Conway brings a full live band to our theatre. Immersed in the 'sean nós' tradition, Ceara shows a wonderful respect for tradition while also...

Cúirt Cheoil na mBan

Áras Éanna & Éigse Dara Beag presents Cúirt Cheoil na mBan - A traditional Irish music event for women singers, dancers and musicians for the communities of Inis Oírr and Inis Meáin. 6th & 7th October 2023 Following its success last year for Culture Night, Áras Éanna will host 'Cúirt Cheoil na mBan' on Friday 6th...

Humans: A Robot Musical

Áras Éanna

Humans: A Robot Musical The seventh best musical robot group in the world - well, they were fifth but it went to their heads - are making a NEW musical. It’s going to be performed to all robots everywhere and it’s going to explain what Humans are. Everything will be fine, they just need some...

CANCELLED – Jon Kenny & special guests Catherine Ronan & Ruth Dillon

Áras Éanna

An evening of Poetry, Music, and Story at Áras Éanna It is a privilege for Áras Éanna to host a  special evening of poetry and music with the legendary Jon Kenny. Jon is a man who needs no introduction, a great friend to the island and it’s community, being a celebrated, actor, comedian, musician, and...