Short Film Screenings: Six Wexford Filmmakers Showcase their Short Films at Wexford Arts Centre on Thursday, July 9 (8pm). Contributors are Laura Way, Terence White, Eamonn Colfer, Philip Cullen, Roberto Forte & Fiona Kinsella. Film Genres include, Drama, Comedy, Documentary & Music Video. Some content not suitable for under 16's. Adm €8.
Movies at St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. They show matinees each Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 3pm, with admission at just €5.
Gorey Cinema
Wexford Omniplex

The Harmonics Visual Arts Group has an exhibition opening on Thursday, July 2 (7pm) at The Pigyard Gallery. This all-Wexford group can always be relied on to come up with a show that gets at parts of the cerebral cortex others don't even know exist! Opening words by Mairéad Furlong.
Wexford Arts Centre has two interesting exhibitions in situ right now: Wasteland (featuring work by Eva Kot'atkova and Dominik Lang) - on tour from Project Arts Centre; and Wasteland: In Response presenting work by three Wexford based artists; Barbara Kelly, Andrew Kenny and Laurence O’Toole, who were invited to respond to the exhibition Wasteland and connect themes to their own work and practice. They have a closing reception/finissage on Saturday 25 July 4-6pm at which Tessa Giblin, Curator - Project Arts Centre, will speak.
The "SUMMER" exhibition is now running at the Blue Egg Gallery, John's Gate St, Wexford. It features works by Evelina Wojtowicz, Fiona Mulholland, Peter Montgomery, Sinéad Lough, Eva Kelly, Shelagh Dwyer, Chloë Dowds and Magda Bethani.
"This lasted until dawn..." is a group exhibition of paintings from the Collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) at County Hall, Wexford County Council running until July 31. Presented by the Arts Department of Wexford County Council in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre and IMMA this exhibition features the work of many notable Irish painters including Basil Blackshaw, Oliver Comerford, Barrie Cooke, Diana Copperwhite, William Crozier, Elizabeth Magill, Michael Mulcahy and Hughie O’Donoghue. It will be accompanied by a series of talks and workshops in Wexford’s public libraries.
The Cultural Imperative exhibition, featuring works by Helen Gaynor, John Renwick, Kate Murphy & Declan Cody, returns this Saturday June 27th from 10am - 6pm. Everyone Welcome. Enter via lane beside Brash Hair Design, 88 South Main Street, Wexford. What to expect? Some great art by talented local artists, all at great prices.
Greenacres Exhibition of Paintings, Ceramics and Photographs runs July 3 - Aug 23. Launch 12 midday, July 4. Featured artist is painter and photographer Mary O'Connor with her Kazakh-themed "All that Glitters is Gold" exhibition.
Great selection of affordable art at the Denis Collins Gallery, Rowe Street, Wexford.
The Tate Guerin Gallery, is at Well's House, Ballyedmond. Check what is coming up there: www.facebook.com/events

Co Wexford Libraries
There are great lectures/workshops happening throughout the year at our libraries. All events are FREE although pre-booking is recommended. Tel 053 9196760. See www.wexford.ie/wex/Departments/Library/WhatsOn for goings-on at all the various libraries.

For latest info on upcoming shows, events and other attractions check out the following sites:
Read Slaney News Online: www.issuu.com/slaneynews
Hedge Radio

July 2 (8.30pm) The Whistling Girl - celebrating the work of Dorothy Parker with Trevor Knight & Honor Heffernan, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Featuring musical settings to the poetry of the American wit and critic Dorothy Parker, combined with underscored original recordings of Parker’s voice. Tickets €16/14 online or Tel 053 9123764.
July 2 (doors 9pm) The 4 Of Us, Katie Daly's, Main St, Gorey, Co Wexford. Tickets €15.
July 3-5 (8pm nightly) Raven Theatre presents The Audition by James Johnson, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Directed by Jayne O'Sullivan. Starring Louise Dillon and Jessica Walker. Tickets €12/10. Tel 053 9123764.
July 3 (7.30pm doors) Duets at Poetry at Cafe Fusion, Monck St, Wexford. Denis says: "Normally poetry is a solitary art form but this month we present our poets and readers with the challenge of 'Duets'". Could get fractious! As usual host Gerrie will have the kettle on and the scones warmed.
July 3 (8pm) Declan Sinnott and Vikie Keating, Riverbank House Hotel, Ferrybank, Wexford. Adm €20. Tickets from hotel and Arts Centre - Tel 053 9123764.
July 3 (8pm) Support Palestine Fundraiser night featuring Pol Mac Adaim, Mooney's Pub, The Quays, Wexford. MacAdaim is a well regarded Belfast singer/songwriter. Also see Wexford Premier of SMALL HANDS IN HANDCUFFS, a film on child arrests in Palestine made by 16 yr old Anraí Carroll. No cover charge but donations welcomed. All proceeds go to Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.
July 6-11 Homecoming Week, Crossabeg, Co Wexford. With dancing at the crossroads (July 6), Festival Queen competition (July 7), underage hurling and soccer, horseshoe tossing, bbq and finishing with the Grand Finale on July 11.
July 9 The Annual Bannow & Rathangan Show, Killag, Duncormick, Co Wexford.
July 9 (8pm) Short Film Screenings, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Six Wexford Filmmakers Showcase their Short Films. Contributors are Laura Way, Terence White, Eamonn Colfer, Philip Cullen, Roberto Forte & Fiona Kinsella. Film Genres include, Drama, Comedy, Documentary & Music Video. Age: 16+. Adm €8.
July 10-12 KRH (Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour) Tops Community Weekend, Memorial Park, Rosslare Harbour, Co Wexford. All proceeds to St Marys Daycare Centre Tagoat. What to expect? Exhibition in the Maritime Enthusiasts Centre, children's art, big opening parade from St Patricks Church to Memorial Park, Family Variety Night with all kinds of dancing and singing, Kids' Camogie Blitz, an evening of serious dancing at Strictly With A Twist. Sunday starts with the Blessing of the Boats after which there is Crab Fishing, a BBQ at the Lagoon and, from 2pm, a family fun day in The Memorial Park.
July 11 Shedfest, Buffer's Alley, Co Wexford. A two-stage event with some great live music and hot food. Tickets €20. Taxi shuttle service operating.
July 18 Paddy Casey in Concert, Ashdown Park Hotel, Coach Road, Gorey, Co Wexford. Tickets €15. Tel 053 948 0500.
July 19 (7.30pm) "Hymns in Harmony" with guests The Bealtaine Choir (Waterford), St Mary's Church, New Ross, Co Wexford. Get along and sing some favourite hymns and, in the process, show your support for St Mary's.
July 23-26 Annual Phil Murphy Weekend of traditional music and song, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford.
July 25 (8.30pm) Kilfenora Ceilí Band, The Church, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford. http://www.philmurphyweekend.com
July 30 - Aug 3 Eileen Aroon Festival, Bunclody, Co. Wexford
July 31 - Aug 3 Rock 'N' Roll & Food Festival, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. A weekend of celebrations of the best of Irish and International R'n'R Bands together with 'A Taste of Enniscorthy' Food Experience.
Aug 2,3 VINEGAR HILL BATTLE RE-ENACTMENT 2015, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Info from National 1798 Centre, Millpark Road, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. http://vinegarhill.ie/
Aug 7-9 Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival, Duncannon, Co Wexford
Aug 11 Whitechurch Steam Rally & Vintage Day, Seamus Kane's farm, Whitechurch, New Ross, Co Wexford. Tel 087 1613866. Features steam engines, vintage tractors, cars & machines, a working forge, dog show & more. You can also sample colcannon, pigs feet, griddle bread etc.
Aug 22,23 Hooked Kitefest, Duncannon Beach, Co Wexford

Sept 11-13 Blackstairs Blues Festival, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Sept 24-27 NEW ROSS PIANO FESTIVAL, New Ross, Co Wexford. RTE Concert Orchestra performs at the Gala Concert on Friday, Sept 25th. Finghin Collins, the festival's Artistic Director, is back. The French pianist Cédric Tiberghien performs in three concerts, being joined by Collins for Brahms Hungarian Dances for Four Hands. The third big-name pianist this year is critically acclaimed Alexei Grynyuk from Kiev. German/Russian Olga Scheps and Daria van der Brecken will give solo recitals. Finally the festival welcomes the exciting Fidelio Piano Trio. Running along side the main festival is the Ebony and Irony fringe festival.

Oct 14-26 Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford Town. http://wexfordspiegeltent.com
Oct 21 - Nov 1 Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford Town. http://www.wexfordopera.com
Oct 23 Bell X1, Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €28.

Regular "Residency" Gigs in Co. Wexford
(Please contact all venues in advance in case of change in schedule.)
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.
Adult Ceili dancing (8-9pm), Screen Hall, Screen, Co Wexford
T. Morris, Monck St, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm) - ph 053 9144083
Thomas Moore Tavern, Wexford - trad/folk music (9.30pm) - Tel 053 9174688
The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford - Candlelight Sessions (always check beforehand!)
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - Americana music session (9.30pm). No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
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
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - folk, pop (9.30pm).
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - trad session (10pm)
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - ballad session
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
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.
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
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
Centenary Stores, Charlotte St, Wexford - trad, folk session (12 noon)
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
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.)
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.

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.

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

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??

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

Dbar, Templehannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9237798

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

Metro17, The Quays, Wexford

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.

Chocolate/Renaissance, Bullring, Wexford
Does not appear to be hosting live gigs any more.

Wexford Opera House, Wexford, ph 053 9122144
Click here for Wexford 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 songwriter Gordon Barry has a new ep
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
Local Music Exposure Ireland
Storytelling in Co Wexford
Little Artists Club, Wexford Arts Centre
Google To Music!
Step By Step Dance Studio, Wexford - Buzzin'!
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
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
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
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!
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