Now in it's 20th year, the Shannonside Winter Music Festival has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and this years event marks another step forward for this
Now in it’s 20th year, the Shannonside Winter Music Festival has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and this years event marks another step forward for this eclectic festival of the best in acoustic music.
Around 80 concerts, shows, pub gigs and sessions will occur between Thursday and Monday across 17 locations keeping the villages of Bunratty and Sixmilebridge bouncing and buzzing featuring the best of local talent and acts from far and wide.
This years headline concert will be The Metis Ireland Festival Concert featuring the legendary Matt Molloy & John Carty with Arty McGlynn, Brian McGrath & Mick Hanly.
This years line-up will also include…
Acapella Singing: Purely Vocals (USA);
Bluegrass: The Special Consensus (USA), The Petersens (USA), Munich String Band (DE);
Blues: The Catfish Blues Orchestra;
Celtic Rock: The Led Farmers;
Classical: Diversus Guitar Quartet (CH);
Country Swing: Frankie Lane, The Spancil Hillbillys;
Dance: Golden Star Morris Dancers (UK);
Flamenco: The Cintron Bros. (USA);
Folk: Ger O’Donnell & Katie Theasby, Kate Purcell, Brian King, Liam Leahy;
Jazz: Jazzlite Band;
Poetry: Ó Bhéal Poetry Group;
Set Dancing: Johnny Reidy Céilí Band;
Trad: The Doyle Family (UK), Randal’s Folly, MEGA-Trad, Gael Force 4, Brendan Bugler, Niamh O’Donnell;
Ukelele: The Ukealadies.
Enquiries concerning tickets can be made by calling or texting +353 (0)86 870 7739 and can be paid for and collected from the festival office over the weekend in the Bunratty Castle Hotel.
Please note that Weekend tickets and The Metis Ireland Concert (Saturday night) tickets, should be booked online by visiting www.wmw.ie.
During the Shannonside Winter Music Festival, there will be traditional music sessions occurring in most of the local Pubs. These sessions will be happening during the afternoon & night and are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend. Please visit www.wmw.ie for details of the Session Trail.
Full details of this years programme and to book tickets for events please visit www.wmw.ie or follow on Facebook for the latest details. If you have any queries then please send an email to [email protected].
17 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 21 (Monday) 11:59 pm
Bunratty and Sixmilebridge
Now in its Seventh year, the annual Doolin Writers’ Weekend takes place commencing on the 25th January 2019 and will last until the 27th. Many well known artists and writers including J.M Synge, George
Now in its Seventh year, the annual Doolin Writers’ Weekend takes place commencing on the 25th January 2019 and will last until the 27th. Many well known artists and writers including J.M Synge, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, Augustus John and Oliver St. John Gogarty have spent time in Doolin over the years.
Doolin Writers’ Weekend this year will consist of workshops, readings, advice from publishing industry insiders, music sessions, open mic and of course wonderful food and hospitality from the Hotel Doolin team all weekend long.
The programme for this years Doolin Writers’ Weekend will feature Anthony Glavin, Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Susan Tomaselli, Jinx Lennon, Little John Nee, Anna Kelly, Danielle McLaughlin, Colm Keegan, Stephen Murray, Dave Lordan, Lisa Harding, June Caldwell, Stephen Sexton, Sophie Coyle, Nuala O’Connor, Elaine Cosgrove, Lucy Luck, Michael Naghten Shanks, Joanna Walsh, Abby Oliveira, Brendan Murphy, Jessica Traynor, Oisín Fagan and Anakana Schofield.
At this years event, Annmarie Ní Chuireann will judge the Poetry competition, Danielle McLoughlin will judge the Short Story competition and this years new category, Video Poem will be judged by Dave Lordan.
During the Doolin Writers’ Weekend there will be a series of workshops covering short fiction, novel writing, creative nonfiction, spoken word, screenwriting and poetry.
Weekend Ticket are available for €99 from www.ticketweb.ie and includes free entry to all workshops and events including the opening night drinks reception and readings. All workshops are €40pp and all events €10pp for those without weekend tickets.
For full details of the Doolin Writers’ Weekend, please visit doolinfestivals.ie or follow on Facebook. If you have any queries, then please either call +353 (0)65 707 4111 or send an email to [email protected].
25 (Friday) 9:00 am - 27 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland
The annual Ennis Book Club Festival was started in 2007 when a small group of local volunteers, in association with Clare County Library, identified the need for a new literary
The annual Ennis Book Club Festival was started in 2007 when a small group of local volunteers, in association with Clare County Library, identified the need for a new literary and social event to replace the demised Ennis October Arts Festival. Being members of a local Book Club, the wish was to create a literary event that focused primarily on readers and book lovers.
It has grown from strength to strength over the years and attracts a wide audience from all over Ireland, as well as overseas visitors, who gather to talk about and celebrate the books and literary topics they love.
As well as author readings and discussions, this festival offers quite a range of events, including debates on topical affairs, poetry readings, theatre, music, workshops and bookclub quizzes.
Tickets for all events can be booked at the glór box office or by calling +353 (0)65 684 3103.
To be certain of a place at the free events it is strongly suggested that you book tickets for them to be sure of a place or come early to avoid disappointment. This is particularly important regarding the children’s events where capacity is limited.
Pre-booked tickets can be collected at the relevant venue immediately prior to the event.
For full details of all the events at this years Ennis Book Club Festival, please visit ennisbookclubfestival.com or follow on Facebook or Twitter for the latest information. If you have any queries, then please either call +353 (0)87 972 3647 or send an email to [email protected].
1 (Friday) 8:00 pm - 3 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Ennis Book Club Festival
glór, Causeway Link, Cappahard, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 VHP0, Ireland