glór has assembled a stellar line up of performances to suit all tastes this winter, with the very best local, national and international acts coming to entertain Co. Clare.
Music greats for the local venue include the likes of Sean Keane in his festive Christmas by the Hearth show, country music newcomers, Nathan Carter and Derek Ryan, along with stalwarts like Tommy Fleming and Mike Denver. The annual showbands show, Reeling in the Showband Years stars Ronan Collins, Brendan Bowyer and The Conquerors. The mighty Kilfenora Céilí Band perform two nights in glór to keep up with the ticket demand, and the iconic voice of Christy Moore with the Máirtín O’Connor Band will grace the stage in February.
Music Generation Clare present the superb Julie Feeney in Concert, a must see for fans of great music and showmanship alike. Liam Ó Maonlaí, Tim Edey and Kevin Burke will perform a great traditional Irish music gig to get the New Year off on the right note, and acclaimed Scottish songstress, Eddi Reader returns with her captivating voice and glorious performances.
Theatre for the coming months includes The Matchmaker by John B. Keane, starring Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny. J.M. Synge’s lesser known work, The Aran Islands with Brendan Conroy bringing to life Synge’s time on the islands and Bigger Picture Productions present Charolais – a blackly hilarious story of one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer!
If it’s a good old belly laugh you’re after, then Neil Delamere, Katherine Lynch and her troupe, Conal Gallen or the gang from Après Match are sure to do the trick.
glór has a gorgeous day of family events in the run up to the Christmas season, entitled A Christmas Treat, it involves Santa Visits, Monkeyshine Theatre with Little Light, a must see Christmas film, the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street, Christmas Crafts workshops and of course, seasonal treats from the café.
As always the venue has a host of children and family events included for the winter season, including Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite in a school’s show and an early evening family show. The performance includes lots of singing, carols and audience participation! Goldilocks and The Three Bears perform their sign-along show in January and the acclaimed Barnstorm Theatre Company bring Monday’s Child in February, telling the simple tale of a unique bond between a small girl and an elderly woman suffering memory loss.
Ballet Ireland present their annual production, this year a staging of Coppélia, with terrific vintage costuming and the charming music of Léo Delibes and Tom Lane.
Clare Arts will feature prominently as always and there’s a raft of talented students hitting the stage in the coming months, including Barefield National School, Sparks Hip Hop School of Dance, Rice College and Clare Youth Musical Society. The wonderful Ennis Players will perform The Loves of Cass Maguire by the late, great Brian Friel, and of course, Pantaloons will hit the stage in a side-splittingly funny panto Aladdin.
This season glór has introduced a community programme, entitled Inside Out, through which glór will connect with practicing artists with various collaborations. Inside Out includes a number of creative projects for children and young people facilitated by the venue’s artists in residence.
glór gallery will play host to one of the most significant exhibitions of Irish artists in recent years – 30 Years, Artists, Places – ahead of an extensive nationwide tour. This unique exhibition features artists such as Tony O’Malley, Alice Maher, Robert Ballagh, Seán Sweeney and John Shinnors.
Some terrific films and talks also appear on the programme including Iris in January, the story of the flamboyant style icon, Iris Apfel. A Brief Encounter will be screened, appropriately enough on Valentine’s Night, and David Moore returns to the venue to present the best photographs of the universe, taken by the most powerful telescopes and spacecraft.
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