WEXFORD GIGS, SHOWS ... LATEST
News


Film
It's back!
The Picture House - Wexford Film Society
The Arc Cinema in Wexford town is now open for business.
Gorey Cinema - showing a regular stream of top notch opera, ballet, musicals, etc.
Wexford Omniplex
Movies at St Michael's Theatre, New Ross

Art
Coastlines, an exhibition by artist Serena Caulfield, opens at Coast Hotel, Kilmore Quay 7pm on Fri, Nov 17.
Galler ... is Jonathan Murphy's new gallery at 24 Selskar St (opposite Spectrum).
Wexford Arts Centre has Orla Barry: Breaking Rainbows until Nov 18.
Bare Root is the title of a group exhibition at County Hall which explores rural environments and the points where nature and the man-made intersect. Curated by Catherine Bowe. Lovely exhibition.
The Blue Egg Gallery on John's Gate Street, Wexford has BRAVURA 2017.
The Pigyard Gallery, Wexford in the Selskar area of Wexford has an exhibition by the much respected Maria Levinge.
Greenacres Gallery Wexford is home to the largest exhibition space in town. Their festival show is still up.
There is a top class Photo Exhibition at Kamera8. This new space really is worth shouting about given the people behind it and the quality of the stuff on the walls.
The Collins-Grant Gallery on Wexford's Rowe Street keeps its offering fresh, quirky and affordable. Pádraig's photographs are a big draw.
The Gaslamp Gallery is at Esmonde St, Gorey. www.thegaslampgallery.com
The Artbank Gallery, Bunclody is run by an artists' collective. Open 2-5.30pm, Tues - Sat.
The Cockleshell Art Gallery is at Main Street, Duncannon, Co Wexford. Not open Wednesday. Cockleshell Art Gallery on Facebook

Co Wexford Libraries
There's a busy programme of lectures/workshops at our libraries. All events are FREE although pre-booking is recommended. For full details of events happening see https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries for goings-on at all the libraries around the county.
Wexford Library monthly newsletter.

For latest info on upcoming shows, events and other attractions check out the following sites:
www.wexfordartscentre.ie
www.wexfordoperahouse.ie
www.visitwexford.ie
https://hookpeninsula.com/event/hook-peninsula-gig-guide
www.wexlive.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Slaney-News
Read Slaney News Online: www.issuu.com/slaneynews

Listings
Nov 18-23 (7.30pm nightly) Sing Out Loud 2017, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Also 2pm matinée show Nov 19. Tickets €18/13. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 18 (8pm) The International Guitar Quartet, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Featuring Redmond O'Toole, Adam Levine, Derek Gripper, Rosa Maria Robinson. Tickets €20. Tel 053 9122144. Final gig of Redmond O'Toole's Music Network Artist Residency run in partnership with The National Opera House and Wexford County Council.
Nov 19 (3.30pm) Duo Chagall with pianist Lance Coburn, St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. Duo Chagall are Gillian Williams (violin) and Arun Rao (cello). Prog includes music by Schumann and Seiber. Tickets €17/15/5.
Nov 19-25 (nightly 8pm) Legally Blonde: the Musical , , St Michael's Theatre, New Ross, Co Wexford. Tickets - Tel 051 421255.
Nov 24 (6pm) TEDx Wexford, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. The theme is Crossroads. Speakers include: Dil Wickremasinghe, Yusuf Omar, Roie Galitz, Linda Sheridan, Dr Emmanuel G. Reynaud, Peter Sheekey, Caoimhe Butterly, Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Tickets €27. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 24,25,28 (nightly 8pm) Abba Forever, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 24 (8pm) Mongoose 'Four' EP Tour, The Sky and The Ground, South Main St, Wexford. Mongoose is a musical melty-pot combining the vocals, instrument-playing and songwriting of four women - Molly O'Mahony, Ailbhe Dunne, Muireann Ní Cheannabháin and Cara Dunne. They are currently Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Musicians in Residence for 2017. Adm €10.
Nov 24 Wexford Male Voice Choir + children from Holy Family Primary School, The Church, Glenbrien, Co Wexford.
Nov 24 (8pm) John Spillane, Macken's Pub (upstairs), The Bullring, Wexford. Tickets €15. Wexford Winterland Festival runs from now until Jan 7.
Nov 25 (8pm) The Nutcracker presented by Wexford School of Ballet, National Opera House, Wexford. Based on the Tchaichovksy masterpiece written in 1892, with choreography by Marius Petipa. Tickets: Child €15, Adult €22. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Nov 25 (8pm) Dubliners Women (theatre), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Immerse yourself in the hidden worlds of Eveline, Clay and The Boarding House, three short stories by one of the 20th Century's greatest writers, James Joyce. Dubliners' Women shines a light on the female narratives in Joyce's iconic collection of stories, and their resonances with Ireland today. Tel 053 9123764. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com
Nov 25 King Kong Company, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford. Tickets €20. The Waterford groove-meisters were declared Ireland's Best Live Act 2016 by Pure M Magazine. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Nov 28 (8pm) Abba Forever, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Nov 29 (7pm) 2 Many Dance Moves presents The Gift, National Opera House, Wexford. 2 Many Dance Moves is an after-school dance programme run by Becci Whelan for children and teens starting from age 3 up to teens. This show includes an exclusive showing of their new dance film Elements in Motion funded by Wexford County Council Creative Ireland initiative. Tickets: €12, €10 Children. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Nov 30 (8pm) Mary and Me presented by Patrick Talbot Productions, JH Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford. Written & Performed by Irene Kelleher and directed by Belinda Wild, Mary and Me is inspired by the true story of a fifteen year old girl who dies giving birth at a grotto. There is some humour! Tickets: €18/€16. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Nov 30 (8pm) Alison Spittle - Worrier Princess, Wexford Comedy Club, Macken's Pub, The Bullring, Wexford. Tickets €12. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Dec 7 Irish Baroque Orchestra presents Handel's Messiah, National Opera House, Wexford. Peter Whelan directs a first-class line-up of Irish soloists, including Sarah Power (soprano), Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano ), Peter Harris (tenor) and Brian McAlea (bass) and the wonderful Resurgam choir. Tickets €25 /€20. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Dec 8 John Spillane, Macken's Pub (upstairs), The Bullring, Wexford. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Dec 10 Ballet Ireland presents Romeo & Juliet, National Opera House, Wexford. Shakespeare's tragic tale of young star-crossed lovers and their feuding families is transported from the streets of medieval Verona into the classrooms of a modern-day high school. It becomes a play within a play. Tickets: €25/20. €15 child U16. €70 Family. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Dec 13 (7.30pm) RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Christmas Gala featuring Fatma Said & William Davenport, National Opera House, Wexford. With operatic highlights from Massenet's Manon and Léhar's Giuditta, musical highlights from Bernstein's On the Town and West Side Story, and a selection of seasonal music. Tickets only €25-€45. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Dec 16 Nathan Carter, National Opera House, Wexford.
Dec 17 (afternoon) Christmas Harp Concert presented by Ceoltóirí Munna
Dec 17 Nathan Carter, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Dec 20 (7pm) Nollag na nGael An Irish Christmas, St Iberius Church, Wexford. A FREE concert featuring traditional music and songs of the season along with poetry and short stories. Proceeds to the 3-day fast fundraiser of Rev Arthur and Fr Aodhán.
Dec 21 Christmas Concert, Rowe St Church, Wexford (someone send me details!)
Dec 27-30 Beauty and the Beast, National Opera House, Wexford. Christmas pantomime presented by Robert C Kelly featuring a star-studded cast including comedian Karl Spain, Red Rock star Adam Weafer and RTÉ Junior star Clara Murray. Tickets €25 or €80 for a family of 4. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Dec 28 Jack L - Magic Days at Christmas, St Iberius Church, Wexford. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Jan 12 (8pm) The High Kings present Decade, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €27.50. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Jan 13 (8pm) Jason Byrne - The Man with 3 Brains, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Jan 20 (8pm) Reeling in the Showband Years, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Feb 8 (8pm) Danny O'Brien, Macken's Pub (upstairs), The Bullring, Wexford. Tickets €10. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie

March 25,27,30 and April 1 Passion Play, National Opera House and Camross Hall, Camross, Co Wexford.

Regular "Residency" Gigs in Co. Wexford
(Please contact all venues in advance in case of change in schedule.)
Mondays
St Brigid's Hall, Clonegal hosts House of Song and Story 3rd Monday of the month (8pm)..
The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm)
T. Morris, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm)
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
The Loch & Quay Pub, Monck St, Wexford - folk, trad
White's Hotel (bar), Wexford - trad, folk (8.30pm) (9.30pm)
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - live music
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy - live music (9.30pm)
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - acoustic session (9.30pm). No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
Tuesdays
Ár mBreacha House of Stories, Raheen, Ballyduff, Co Wexford. Happens the first Tuesday every month.
Social dancing with Eddie O'Hanlon, Askamore Activity Centre at 8.30pm. Adm €5.
Adult Ceili dancing (8-9pm), Screen Hall, Screen, Co Wexford
Thomas Moore Tavern, Wexford - trad/folk music (9.30pm) - Tel 053 9174688
The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford - Candlelight Sessions (not every Tues - always check beforehand!)
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - Americana music session (9.30pm). No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
Wednesdays
The Bailey, Enniscorthy - 50s Jive Dancing class / social dancing (7.30pm beginners, 8.45pm advanced, followed by general dancing). Music by DJ Lew Boogie. Adm €5.
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - live music
The Porter House, Castlebridge - live music
T. Morris, Monck St, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm) - ph 053 9144083
The Sky & The Ground, Wexford - trad, folk
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - folk, pop (9.30pm).
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - trad session (10pm)
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - ballad session
Thursdays
Seán Óg's, Kilmuckridge - social and country dancing (10pm) €6
Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge - social dance. Adm €5.
Corcoran's, Irishtown, New Ross - trad session
White's Hotel, Wexford - folk, trad (8.30pm)
Mackens, The Bullring, Wexford - acoustic session - ph 053 9122949
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - ballad session - ph 053 9123692
Maggie May's, Wexford - rock/pop covers
Fridays
The Oak Tree, Foulksmills - TRAD session - 1st Friday of the month
Ryan's of Galbally - TRAD session - 2nd Friday of the month
Cushion's, Tagoat - TRAD session - 3rd Friday of the month
The Anvil, Ballymurn - TRAD session - last Friday of the month
Bolg Buì, New Ross, Co Wexford - The Last Friday Sessions (last fri of month)
Clonevan Old School House, Kilmuckridge/Ballygarrett - Tunes & Yarns on first Friday of the month. Adm €7/3 (incl refreshments)
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
Bugler Doyle's, South Main St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
Talbot Hotel (bar), Wexford - live music (9.30pm)
John Barry Pub, The Quays, Wexford - acoustic/covers (10pm)
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - rock
Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Wilson's Pub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - blues session. No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
The Anvil, Ballymurn - Irish Night (first friday monthly)
Stamp's Pub, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - Trad session
Saturdays
The Forge, Hilltown, Ballymitty - Session of music, song and story - last Saturday of each month. Starts 9pm.
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
The Sky & The Ground, Wexford - some interesting (late notice!) gigs happening there. Always check beforehand.
Thomas Moore Tavern, Wexford - live music (9.30pm) - Tel 053 9174688
Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford - Acoustic folk/rock - ph 053 9122949
Bugler Doyle's, South Main St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
Mary's Bar, John's Gate Street, Wexford - folk, old-time (9.30pm)
Talbot Hotel (bar), Wexford - live music (9.30pm)
John Barry, The Quays, Wexford - acoustic/covers (10pm)
Farmer's Kitchen Hotel, Drinagh - live music (9.30pm)
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - pop/rock covers
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - rock
Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Wilson's Pub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy - live music (10.30pm)
Corcoran's, Irishtown, New Ross - live music
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar
Sundays
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
Centenary Stores, Charlotte St, Wexford - trad, folk session (12.45pm)
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford - ballads, trad (9pm)
T. Morris Pub, Monck St, Wexford - evening blues session
Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford - pop, acoustic - ph 053 9122949
The Sky & The Ground Pub, Wexford - live music (8pm)
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - jazz session (2.30-4.30pm)
John Barry, The Quays, Wexford - acoustic folk (6pm)
Culleton's, Kilrane - trad session
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - pop/rock covers
Katie Daly's Bar, Gorey, Co Wexford - jazz session (6.30pm). No cc.
Temple Bar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar (6-8pm)
Dbar, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - Trad session
The Bailey, Enniscorthy - Sunday Session (5pm)
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - acoustic session (6pm & 9pm)
Benedict's Nightclub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock/pop covers + DJ (11pm)

There is also live music at weekends at the following venues. (Phone in advance to check/confirm.)
Slaney Inn, Oylegate - occasional trad music sessions.
64, Nell Sweeney's & O2 Nightclub, Gorey, Djs at weekends. Tel 053 9421260.
Harney's Pub, Ballyedmond. 053 9389249. Irish Nights, line Dancing, salsa dancing and C'n'W dancing.
Askamore Activity Centre has social dancing.
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - ph 053 9480500 (weekends including Sun, 6-8pm jazz. Also dancing midweek).
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - ph 053 22566 (Wed, Th, Fri, Sat).
Amber Springs Hotel, Wexford Road, Gorey - Tel 053 9484000.
Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy - Ph 053 9237800.
Millrace Hotel, Bunclody - ph 053 9375400.
Orphan Girl, Ballymoney, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9425308.
Courtown Hotel, Courtown - ph 053 9425210.
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LIST OF WEXFORD VENUES

Thomas Moore Tavern, Cornmarket, Wexford
Regular gigs featuring local acts - trad/folk, contemporary, jazz.

Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford
Regular gigs featuring local acts - folk/trad, contemporary, rock.
www.facebook.com/pages/Maggie-Mays-Bar-Wexford

Katie Daly's Bar and Restaurant, Gorey, Co Wexford
Lively spot with fairly regular gigs featuring both local and visiting acts.
www.facebook.com/katiedalys

The Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
New multi-purpose arts centre with a 160 seat theatre ... which now appears to be closed! What's going on Enniscorthy??
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Presentation-Centre

Wilson's Bar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Find them on Facebook.

Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9237798
www.facebook.com/dbar.enniscorthy

Neville's Bar, Fethard-on-Sea. Tel 051-397160.
www.nevilles.ie.

The Vine Restaurant, North Main St, Wexford
Occasional gigs. Great food.

The John Barry, The Quays, Wexford
Nice little pub on the south end of The Quays, Wexford. Does not appear to be hosting its music sessions any more.

The Bailey, Enniscorthy
The county's newest bar and music venue. Details under "Wexford Gigs ... latest" in "News" section.

National Opera House, Wexford, ph 053 9122144
Click here for National Opera House

St Iberius Church, Wexford
Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".

Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola
Occasional gigs. Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".

Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. Tel 055 80500
Music in bar Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun.

St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. Tel 051 421255
St Michael's Theatre hosts top class concerts, theatre, exhibitions, film.
For upcoming music and theatre see "Wexford gigs - Latest".

Talbot Hotel, Wexford. Tel 053 9122566
Live music in bar Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat.
Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".

Benedict's Nightclub, Treacy's Hotel, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy. Tel 053 9237798
Benedict's nightclub every weekend. Live acts Sundays.
Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".

Ferrycarrig Hotel, Ferrycarrig, Wexford. Tel 053 9120999
Music in the Dry Dock bar weekends.

Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford. Tel 053 22949
Thurs, Fri, Sat: live acoustic music
Sundays: Joe Keeling
For latest check "Wexford gigs - Latest".

Riverbank Hotel, Wexford. Tel 053 9123611
Occasional visits by top bands.
Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".

Riverside Park, Enniscorthy, Tel 053 9237800
Music in bar Sundays, Wednesdays.
Occasional visits by big names.
See "Wexford Gigs - Latest".

Colfer's, Carrig-on-Bannow. Tel 051-561159
Good spot for live original music, especially Americana. Not hosting so much live music of late. Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".

Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764
A very busy programme of music, theatre, art. See "Wexford gigs - Latest" or go direct to
Wexford Arts Centre.

The Sky & The Ground, South Main Street, Wexford. 053 9121273)
Consistently Wexford's top pub for original music (aned craft beers!) with the Tuesday night Candlelight Sessions being particularly worthy of mention.

WEXFORD GIGS, SHOWS ... LATEST
Listen while you browse: Paul Burch & WPA Ballclub
Download (free if you like!): One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali by Derek Gripper
Wexford Walking Tours
Trax Music Store ... Now Online
Storytelling in Co Wexford
Beautiful zychadelic pop from Wales? Listen to Jonny now!
Listen to Villagers now!
Listen to James V. McMorrow now!
One for lovers of old classical music records
freealbums.blogsome
Read books online for free!
Visit www.avidgroup.co.uk for budget price jazz cds
Discovering Drama
Wexford Hillwalkers
Visit pitchfork.com for latest music reviews
The Ballet Academy, Wexford
Irish Music Blog - www.nialler9.com
http://folkmusicsmb.blogspot.com
The Story of Roky Erickson
Get on the South Wexford Craft Trail
SXSW - Intro/Promo pack with hundreds of tracks
Good English website dealing in Americana
NY Times "Annual Year in Ideas"
Listen to connected.ie's online radio.
Treasure trove of old African music (RSS - streaming)
Blog with some tasty African tracks from the vaults.
Bluegrass Sessions in Dublin
saggyrecordcabinet.blogspot - another one for lovers of old time American country and bluegrass
Rural TV on Sky 279
Wexford Libraries - loads going on!
Listen online to some classy flat-pickin'
grapewrath.blogspot.com - great for folk/bluegrass/old time
croz.fm - one for music completists
Rainy day online activities for kids with weansworld.org
See Wexford in 2min 55secs with music by the Submersibles
Neil Young Live in Concert 1968
The latest happenings on the Irish music scene ... Hotpress
Skip James sings Worried Blues (YouTube)
Kristin Hersh, LIVE - free downloads
check out www.bluehighwaystv.com
Listen! Music while you work - Josh Ritter
Listen! Music while you work - IMC
Wonderful slide show from The New York Times
SOUTH EAST LIVE ... KILKENNY, WATERFORD, TIPP, CARLOW, WICKLOW
1965 Fincastle Bluegrass Festival Video
See old-time music film footage on the web
Fantastic Bluegrass Documentary with Music
Alan Lomax Archive Launched on the Web
Great American Festivals - Great Holiday Idea!
Join the Music Maker Association!
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