Áras Éanna Live – Pat Quinn

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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.

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Áras Éanna Live – Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde

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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.

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Áras Éanna Live – Benny McCarthy

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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.

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Áras Éanna Live – Des Dillon

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

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Áras Éanna Live – Dara McGee

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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.

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Áras Éanna Live – Dáithí Ó Briain

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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.

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Áras Éanna Beo – Noelie McDonnell & Nicola Joyce

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...

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Áras Éanna Beo – Lasairfhiona Ní Chonaola

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...

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Áras Éanna Live – Mouse McHugh

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...

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Áras Éanna Live – Róisín Elsafty

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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.

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Áras Éanna Live – James Dillon

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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...

Áras Éanna Live – Róisín Mulliez Duo

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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.

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Aerial / Sparks – Galway 2020

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.  

Facebook Live – Culture night on Inis Oírr

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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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Amazing Grace

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The story of a fierce feminist leader, seafarer, and mother from the West of Ireland will be brought to life in a special 50 minute stage production at Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne, Inis Oirr, on Wednesday night, May 4th (8pm). This family show, which is mostly ‘as Gaeilge’, tells the story of Gráinne Ní Mháille,...

€5 – €10

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...

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Máirtín O Connor Trio

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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...

Michael Mulcahy

Áras Éanna

An exhibition featuring the first ever artist in residence at Áras Éanna, Michael Mulcahy, will open at the arts centre on Friday, July 8 (8pm). Mick Mulcahy is one of Ireland's most famous expressionist artists and showcased his work to the people of Inis Oirr after spending a winter on the island in the late...

Old Aran in Colour

Áras Éanna

Inis Oirr, 1939. Visitors to Inis Oirr are in for a special treat this summer when Áras Éanna hosts an outdoor exhibition of colourised old photos from the three Aran Islands from July to September. Based on the success of the books 'Old Ireland in Colour', NUI Galway academics and co-authors John Breslin and Sarah-Anne...

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,...

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The Curly Organ and Silent Disco

The Curly Organ Prepare to be disrupted outodoors! An improvised project by music / visual artist The Curly Organ (Donal McConnon) in which he seeks connection with members of the public through bell ringing is coming to Inis Oirr for two days and nights on July 31 and August 1. Donal will engage with passers-by...

Dath an Dóchais exhibition

Áras Éanna

Photograph by Clive Wasson An exhibition which celebrates 40 years of visual artists in the Gaeltacht will take place at Áras Éanna in August. Údarás na Gaeltachta and Ealaín na Gaeltachta will celebrate 40 of the Gaeltacht’s visual artists in a superb exhibition which will take place on Inis Oirr from August 5 to September...

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...

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Arán agus Im

Áras Éanna

Manchán Magan Acclaimed writer and documentary maker Manchán Magan is coming to Áras Éanna with a new 70 minute show which celebrates the Irish language in an engaging, accessible way through sourdough bread and home-churned butter. Arán & Im is a bilingual theatrical performance in which Manchán bakes bread while offering insights into the wonders of...

€15 – €20

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

Cloch / Stone

Áras Éanna

Photograph by Hwan Jin Jo (Jeju Island, Korea) A photographic exhibition with artists Cormac Coyne (Inis Oirr), Jacqui Devenney Reed (Donegal), and Hwan Jin Jo (Jeju Island, Korea) opens in the gallery at Aras Eanna Ionad Ealaine this evening. The opening of the exhibition (8.30pm) also marks the official welcome of a group of stone...

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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...

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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...

Galway Cartoon Festival

Áras Éanna

The Galway Cartoon Festival is returning to Inis Oirr for the third year with three exhibitions in the Áras Éanna gallery and some events on the island in early October. On Tuesday, October 4, the festival will launch the third annual ‘Tarraing É I nGaeilge’ exhibition, featuring some of the leading cartoonists in Ireland, as...

Selvage

Áras Éanna

The Galway-based company, Brú Theatre, are bringing an exciting new multi-disciplinary show called 'Selvage' to the Áras Éanna theatre on Saturday, October 8 (8pm). Written by Brú Theatre's artistic director James Riordan and directed by Lara Campbell, 'Selvage' is a highly visual theatrical event using different forms of live performance to tell the story of...

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Halla Inis Oírr , Ireland

Big Maggie Staged by Aisteoirí Chois Fharraige This is the story of Big Maggie Polpin and her efforts to keep her children together after the death of her husband, a longtime favourite story of theatregoers. It is a play full of humour and scolding as this strong woman wants her children to do well in...

Up Up Up presents “Dogs Already Know How To Love” 1pm & 3pm

Áras Éanna

Up Up Up Presents ‘Dogs Already Know How To Love’ …it takes us longer to figure it out.  A show for dogs, and their humans. Especially the difficult ones. Written and performed by Emma O’Grady. Developed at SCENE + HEARD 2023, through an Arts Council Agility Award 2022, and supported by Galway County Council Arts Office through the Artist Support Scheme. Emma...

€15 – €20

Up Up Up presents Dogs Already Know How To Love – 3pm show

Áras Éanna

Written and performed by Emma O’Grady. Developed at SCENE + HEARD 2023, through an Arts Council Agility Award 2022, and supported by Galway County Council Arts Office through the Artist Support Scheme. Emma O’Grady is an Inis Oírr-based theatre artist, documentary maker and production manager. She collaborates with people to create theatre, film and art...

€15 – €20

The Amadán in Me

Áras Éanna

Amadán, leath-amadán agus an dá thaobh d’amadán Páraic Breathnach is the quintessential “Man from the West” who has ploughed a unique furrow in the Cultural life of the Galway and the west. Starting his career as a high energy street performances with Macnas and then on to the stage and screen Breathnach has been performing...

€15 – €20

Pádraig Jack

Áras Éanna

Pádraig Jack O Flaithearta was born into a musical family on the Aran Islands. The son of singer Barry Ronan and nephew of poet Mary O'Malley, he is proud to be writing music in English and in Irish on guitar and piano.His album received a lot of praise from Hot Press, Rock'n'Reel magazine and The...

€15 – €20

The Whileaways

Áras Éanna

The Whileaways are Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce, three accomplished singers who had each toured and recorded extensively with their separate projects before coming together as a band. With over a dozen albums to their collective credit, and having played gigs and festivals all over the world, they began to admire each other’s...

€15 – €20

The Raines

Áras Éanna

Áras Éanna are delighted to welcome back The Raines debuting their brilliant new album ‘Reviere’. After a meeting here on majestic Inis Oírr, Yvonne Tiernan, Ruth Dillon and Juliana Erkkonen, all talented musicians with eye-opening resumes, the idea to form The Raines was born. The chemistry was instant and fans are going wild over the...

€15 – €20

Johnny Óg Connolly & Mícheál Darby – Inis Meáin

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Johnny Og Connolly is a renowned traditional musician and composer from the Conamara Gaeltacht. He plays accordion and melodeon. His first solo album 'Aisling Yoshua ' won Folk album of the year in 2011. In his compositional work he engages a lot with Irish language poetry and has composed two song cycles, one of them...

€15 – €20

Johnny Óg Connolly & Mícheál Darby

Áras Éanna

Johnny Og Connolly is a renowned traditional musician and composer from the Conamara Gaeltacht. He plays accordion and melodeon. His first solo album 'Aisling Yoshua ' won Folk album of the year in 2011. In his compositional work he engages a lot with Irish language poetry and has composed two song cycles, one of them...

€15 – €20

Dave Clancy Trio

Áras Éanna

Sometimes songs come along that sound both familiar and new, and Dave Clancy is a songwriter with that elusive gift. Dave released his debut album “The Path” in December 2020. The Path was featured album of the week on The Late Show with Eve Blair on BBC Radio Ulster. Dave is currently working on his second full-length...

€15 – €20

Pat Quinn and Friends

Áras Éanna

It’s a great sight each year to see a full house of smiles, laughter and applause as Pat Quinn assembles a crew of friends for this annual bash at Áras Éanna. Longford native Pat Quinn is resident on Inis Oírr for more than 20 years and has been delighting audiences with his witty and satirical...

€15 – €20

Boxcar Preachers

Áras Éanna

From Texas, USA, Áras Éanna are delighted to present the Boxcar Preachers.  The irreverent reverence of the Boxcar Preachers is sure to satisfy your sould one pint at a time, A touch of Americana, Jug Band, Bluegrass and Old Timey Country Blues is a recipe for fun with this group! The Boxcar Preachers are the...

€15 – €20

KING

Áras Éanna

Áras Éanna are delighted to welcome back the amazing actor and person that is Pat Kinevane in his new show KING. This production presented by Olivier award-winning Fishamble Theatre, written by Herald Archangel winner Pat Kinevane and directed by 2019 Irish Times Best Director winner Jim Culleton.  KING tells the story of Luther, a man...

€20 – €25

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...

Féile an Phobail, Inis Oírr

Féile an Phobail, Inis Oírr will take place from Friday 12 - Sunday 14 July 2024

Crime and the City Solutions Acoustics

Áras Éanna

Crime & the City Solution is proud to announce the launch of a three-piece acoustic version of the band that will be known as Crime & the City Solution (Acoustic) or Crime (Acoustic) for short. Inspired by the Bonney/Adams duo that toured the US and Europe with Mark Lanegan in 2019, Crime (Acoustic) is born...