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This Saturday afternoon get along to The Bullring Market for Afternoon Tea, with a difference, in aid of Wexford's MS Society branch! Just donate €4 per person to enjoy delicious afternoon tea with all treats and drinks donated by your Bullring Market traders. There will be music, craft demonstrations, face painting, a raffle and lots more! Kiss Goodbye to MS is a global fundraising campaign that raises funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis.

Film
Paul O'Brien's film STAID shows at the National Opera House on March 3.
www.nationaloperahouse.ie
"The Picture House", Wexford's Film Society, happens at Wexford Arts Centre. https://www.facebook.com/WexfordFilmSociety
Gorey Cinema
Wexford Omniplex
Movies at St Michael's Theatre, New Ross

Art
"Insert Title Here": Pigyard Gallery and ArtPanther Studios/Gallery bring together five Wexford based artists for a diverse exhibition of painting and sculpture entitiled, "Insert Title Here". Featuring Olivia O'Dwyer, Kate Murphy, Jonathan Murphy, Declan Breen, and Tonia Kehoe. Curated by Declan Cody. Exhibition opens @ 6pm on February 19th and runs until March 11th.
New exhibition featuring Croatian artist Dragana Jurisic opens at Wexford Arts Centre this Saturday (3pm). She is winner of WAC's Emerging Visual Artist award.
Vibes exhibition by artist Dick Donaghue at Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy. Abstracts in watercolour. Until Feb 20.
The Greenacres Gallery Open Submission Exhibition runs through February.
Also worth visiting is theCollins-Grant Gallery, Rowe Street, Wexford.
The Tate Guerin Gallery is at Well’s House, Ballyedmond. www.facebook.com/TateGuerinGallery
A selection of Serena Caulfield's larger works is still on the walls at Fusion Café, Monck St, Wexford.

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.
Celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge at Wexford Library with sean nós dancing on Tuesday, March 15.
Scientist Brendan Wallace is back with is back with his series of astronomy lectures. 2nd Tuesday of each month (7.30-8.30pm). Pre-booking recommended.
See www.wexford.ie/wex/Departments/Library/WhatsOn for goings-on at all the libraries around the county.

For latest info on upcoming shows, events and other attractions check out the following sites:
www.wexfordartscentre.ie
www.wexfordoperahouse.ie
www.visitwexford.ie
www.wexlive.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Slaney-News
Read Slaney News Online: www.issuu.com/slaneynews
Hedge Radio

2020 could be a very big year in Wexford/Waterford/Kilkenny if the Three Sisters campaign is successful in winning for the region title of European Capital of Culture. www.threesisters2020.ie

Listings
Feb 12,13 (8pm nightly) Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon and presented by Bridge Drama, JH Theatre, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €15. Regarded as Neil Simon’s finest play, received the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1991.
Feb 12 (8pm) Reeling in the Showband Years, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Featuring Brendan Bowyer, Joe Mac, Ronan Collins, Shaun O'Dowd, Gina, Keith & Lorraine McDonald, The Conquerors, The Swarbrigg Brothers. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144. www.nationaloperahouse.ie
Feb 12 (8.30-11pm) Valentine's Ball for Teenagers, Riverbank House Hotel, Ferrybank, Wexford. Adm €15 (incl finger food and disco). Fully supervised. Mineral/water bar only. Tickets from hotel reception or tel 086 6063586 / 086 3706210. Proceeds to 13th Wexford Scout Group, Clonard.
Feb 12 Wicker House, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford.
Feb 12 (10.30pm) Peter Moore, Katie Daly's, Main St, Gorey, Co Wexford. Great blues man.
Feb 13 (8pm) The Voice Squad (Phil Callery, Gerry Cullen and Fran Mc Phail), with guest Mick Hanley, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Traditional acapella harmony singing at its best. Tickets €25/20. Book early and get 50% DISCOUNT. Remember to use the promo code-word "Squad". Tel 053 9122144.
Feb 13 (8.30pm) Classic Artists Night: Duets, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. With Valentine's Day celebration in mind, our top local performers present to you the best ever duets. So dim the lights, turn up the passion and ... ok that's enough of that. Tickets €5. Tel 053 9123764.
Feb 13 (9pm) Viva Loves Techno - Valentine's Special, Wilson's Bar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Feb 13 (9pm) The Mistakes, Katie Daly's, Main St, Gorey, Co Wexford. Talented local band.
Feb 14 (8pm) Calum Scott plus Special Guests, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Calum Scott won a standing ovation from all four judges on Britain's Got Talent. Special guests Q14 and The Gallivants. Tickets €35. Tel 053 9122144.
Feb 17,18 (8pm nightly) Greta Garbo Came To Donegal by Frank McGuinness presented by Coolgreany Drama, St Mogue's Hall, Inch, Co Wexford. Adm €5/10.
Feb 17,18,19 Calamity Jane - The Musical, Rathangan Hall, Rathangan, Co Wexford. Tickets: adults €10, childens €8. Tel 087 0909541.
Feb 17 (9pm) Wexford Folk Club presents The Tin Sandwich Band, Gaelic Bar, Bishopswater, Wexford.
Feb 18,19,20 The River with Raven Theatre, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. A bewitching new play from the writer of the international smash-hit ‘Jerusalem’, Jez Butterworth. A remote cabin on the cliffs, a man and a woman, and a moonless night. ‘The River’ explores the dark influence that past relationships can have on the present. Ticket €12/10. Tel 053 9123764.
Feb 18 (8pm) Johnny McEvoy, Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tickets €27.50. Tel 053 9237800.
Feb 18 (8pm) Patsy Cline 50th Anniversary Tour, JH Theatre, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €27.50. Tel 053 9122144.
Feb 19,20 (8pm nightly) Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon and presented by Bridge Drama, JH Theatre, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €15. Regarded as Neil Simon’s finest play, received the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1991.
Feb 19 Ocean Drive, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford.
Feb 20,21 (8pm nightly) Greta Garbo Came To Donegal by Frank McGuinness presented by Coolgreany Drama, St Mogue's Hall, Inch, Co Wexford. Adm €5/10.
Feb 20 (8pm) Des Bishop - Grey Matters (comedy), National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144.
Feb 20 (8.30pm) Stars of Irish Comedy, Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. hree of Ireland's best comics take to the stage for a brilliant two hour comedy show! Featuring Pat McDonnell (Father Ted (Eoin McLove), RTE’s The Savage Eye, and Sky 1’s Moone Boy), Tom O Mahony (a regular on the Edinburgh Fringe Fest and ‘Tarquin’ in Damo & Ivor) and the much-travelled Danny O Brien. Adm €15. Tickets from Wexford Arts Centre - Tel 053 9123764.
Feb 23 (9pm) Colin Clyne, Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford. Voted Best Acoustic Act at the San Diego Music Awards.
Feb 24 (8pm) The Ultimate Eagles, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €25/€22.50/€20. Tel 053 9122144.
Feb 26 Kobi, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford.
Feb 26 Wexford Comhaltas "Election Special" Music Session, An Tobar, Westgate Centre, Wexford. Whether you are an exhausted politician, a harried canvasser or a couldn't-give-a-damn-who-runs-the-country anarchist take yourself and your instrument of choice (and yes your voice is an instrument!) to An Tobar for an evening of wonderful traditional music, song and story-telling. And if even if consider yourself a novice, or you are simply a bit rusty, you are assured of an understanding audience! Junior/Teen Session commences at 7.30pm. Senior Session follows at 8.30pm.
Feb 26 (8pm) A Secret Life (drama/music), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €12.50. Tel 053 9123764. As a young teenager, a runaway at 14, Eva found solace in connections she made between David Bowie's music and her own experiences. A Secret Life is the timeline and soundtrack to her story. The late David Bowie's unique and eclectic vision fires this memorable piece of musical visiual theatre with non-stop, compelling visits to his lesser appreciated music.
Secret Life consists of: Sean O’Leary (drums); Phil O’Byrne (bass); John Northfield (guitar); Conor Croke (guitar); Lisa Fay-Davin (keyboards); Angelo Alba Bonfirraro (saxophone); Nicola ni Raghallaigh (vocals); Patsi Bates (vocals); Michael Way (vocals); Sarah Maher (actor); Lee Kelly (actor); Kevin Ryan (artist); Michael Carty (artist); Ethna Monks (artist); Michael White (artist); Paddy Murphy (artist); Peter Kelly (artist). Conceived and directed by Michael Way. A theatreworkshop production.
Feb 27 (8pm) Albert Hammond, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Hammond has accumulated no less than 360 million records sold worldwide and has worked with Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, Julio Iglesias, Willie Nelson, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and many more. He is responsible for making Joe Dolan an international star writing Make me an Island, Good Lookin Woman, and Teresa. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Feb 27 (8pm) 'Elvis in Concert' presented by Alan Ennis, Riverbank House Hotel, Ferrybank, Wexford. Adm €10.
Feb 27 (8.30pm) Edel Meade - A Musical Tribute to Lady Day - Songs of Jazz and Blues Legend, Billie Holiday, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €15/13. Tel 053 9123764. With her stunning voice and irresistible charm, Edel Meade is set to dazzle Wexford audiences with her interpretations of the music of Billie Holiday. With Hugh Buckley (guitar), Dave Redmond (double bass) & Ciaran Wilde (saxophone/clarinet).
Feb 27 (9pm) Seisiún Round The Fire at the Forge, The Forge, Hillside, Ballymitty, Co Wexford. Stories, recitations, music, song and dance. Tea and coffee served.
Feb 28 (3pm) Aileen Donohoe and the Cavan Sinfonia Orchestra, Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. They will give a recital of popular, classical and traditional tunes. Adm €10/8. Tickets from Wexford Arts Centre. Tel 053 9123764.
Feb 28 (7pm) Krista Detour and band (USA), Colfer's, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford. Adm €15.
March 3-11 (excl Sunday) 53rd Annual Wexford Drama Festival, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford.
March 3 (7.30pm) Staid (film - Wexford debut), National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9122144. Staid is the first feature film from best-selling Wexford author and playwright, Paul O'Brien. Executively Produced by Eoin Colfer and the Sundance Award-Winning Barnes Brothers, the film concerns itself with love, music, loneliness and moving on. Written and directed by Paul O'Brien, Produced by Mark Mahoney, Ted Moran, Paul O’Brien and Sean O’Riordan. Cast - Adrienne Myler, Phil Lyons, Paul Creane and Stephen Murphy.
March 3 Wexford Drama Festival: Ferns Dramatic Society perform "Steel Magnolias" by Robert Harling, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford.
March 3 (8pm) David O’Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter, but Some of Us Are Looking at David O'Doherty (comedy), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €18/16. Tel 053 9123764.
March 3 (8pm) Nathan Carter, Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9237800.
March 4,5,6 (8pm nightly) The Two Brothers: Vladimir & Anton Jablokov present ‘Moscow Nights’, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Ticket €18 Tel 053 9123764. This brand new show of traditional Russian melodies, popular classical pieces and some singalong evergreens will be recorded for subsequent release. The brothers are joined by pianist Adam Kuruc, Vladimir’s longtime arranger and co-producer, and Peter Vizvari on the double bass.
March 4 Wexford Drama Festival: Holycross-Ballycahill Drama Group perform "The Thrill of Love" by Amanda Whittington, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford.
March 4 Wexford Drama Festival: Curtain Call Productions Dungarvan perform "The Graduate" by Terry Johnson, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford.
March 6 (3pm) Piano 4 hands recital - Duo b!z'art presents From Brahms to Bernstein, Greenacres Gallery, Selskar, Wexford. Tickets €10 from Wexford Arts Centre. Tel 053 9123764. André Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste with 1 piano and 4 hands present this unique piano duet with a programme that includes Johannes Brahms, Percy Pitt, Maurice Ravel, Sergueï Rachmaninov, Alexander Borodine, Leonard Bernstein.
March 7-12 (8pm nightly) Sister Act - A Divine Musical Comedy, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross, Co Wexford. Director: Derek Shannon, Musical Director is Philip Kennedy and Choreographer is AnneMarie Cooney.
March 7 Wexford Drama Festival: Kilrush Drama Group perform "The Far Off Hills" by Lennox Robinson, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford.
March 8 Wexford Drama Festival: Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group perform "Moonshine" by Jim Nolan, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford.
March 9 (7.30pm) Royal Moscow Ballet - Swan Lake, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €32.80/€29.50/€25. Tel 053 9122144.
March 9 (8pm) C2J - Classical to Jazz, Greenacres Gallery, Selskar, Wexford. Tickets €15 from Wexford Arts Centre. Tel 053 9123764. Touring project with Olivia Trummer in collaboration with the Swiss vibraphone player Jean-Lou Treboux, with Jazz inspired arrangements of music by Bach, Mozart and Scarlatti.
March 9 Wexford Drama Festival: Bridge Drama perform "Lost in Yonkers" by Neil Simon, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford.
March 10 (7pm) Seachtain na Gaeilge Céilí, County Hall (concourse), Carriglawn, Wexford. Fáilte roimh each dine.
March 10 (8pm) Flann's Yer Only Man, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €15/13. Tel 053 9123764. Written and performed by Val O’Donnell, this show takes us through the life and work of Flann O’Brien, aka Myles na Gopaleen, aka Brian O’Nolan (1911-1966). I, for one, am looking forward to this.
March 10 (8pm) A celebration of the life of Jim Reeves, Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. With Al Grant. Guest Isla Grant. Tel 053 9237800.
March 10 Wexford Drama Festival: Kilmuckridge Drama Group perform "Where he Lies" by John Barrett, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford.
March 11 Wexford Drama Festival: Ballycogley Players perform "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford.
March 11 (8pm) Legends of American Country, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €20. Tel 053 9122144.
March 12 (6pm) Bird - The Music of Charlie Parker, The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford. Tickets €12/10 from Wexford Arts Centre. Tel 053 9123764. The band: Kevin Lawlor - drums; Patrick Molitor - piano; Adam Nolan - Saxophone; Sean Carey - bass.
March 12 (7.30pm) Comóradh 1916 by Danescastle Music Group, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets @15. Tel 053 9122144. Danescastle Music Group is based in the traditional music hotbed that is Carrig on Bannow. Last year, the group won the Comhaltas All Ireland Scoraíocht with their show Comóradh 1916, commemorating the events of Easter Week 1916. All members of the group are also members of Bannow Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
March 12 (8pm) Sunday Miscellany Live - ‘The Easter Rising 1916, JH Theatre, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €10. Tel 052 9122144. RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany is coming to the National Opera House in Wexford as part of RTÉ’s 1916 commemorations.
March 13 (3pm) Siamsa Charman Céilí at the Riverbank House Hotel, Ferrybank, Wexford. Music by Ger Murphy and Ken Cotter.
March 18 (8pm) NEW YORK POLYPHONY (one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world), National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €25/20 (ask about discounts!). Tel 053 9122144.
March 18 (8.30pm) The Carty Sisters, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €10/8. Tel 053 9123764. Saoirse, Naoise, and Ciara, aged 16,14 and 11 respectively, hail from New Ross. File under Folk/Trad although there is more to their sound than that might suggest.
March 19 (8pm) The Quiet Land by Malachy McKenna (drama), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9123764. This winner of the PJ O’Connor Radio Drama Award 2014 stars Des Keogh and Derry Power.
March 19 (8pm) Harlem Gospel Choir, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €33. Tel 053 9122144. This supergroup has performed alongside superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, Andre Rieu, Damon Albarn, Pharrell Williams, and most recently, Jamie XX. They have performed for three Presidents (President Obama, President Carter and President Mandela). And now they are looking forwarding to performing for you!
March 19 (8pm) Sounds of the South East, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9123764. Labyrinth Management & Events and Three Sisters 2020 team up to promote the South East's bid for the European Capital Of Culture by putting on three unique shows, over three nights, in three counties that feature the best acts our region has to offer. This evening performance will include RSAG, Wolff and Susan O'Neill & The Low Standards. THIS IS A STANDING EVENT.
March 19 (8pm) The Quiet Land by Malachy McKenna, Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tickets €15 from Wexford Arts Centre. Tel 053 9123764. Online: https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com
Winner of the PJ O’Connor Radio Drama Award 2014 and starring Des Keogh and Derry Power. Malachy McKenna’s heartfelt tribute to a rare breed of forgotten men who live a long way in off the road. ‘The Quiet Land’ is a celebration of the humour, resilience and endearing innocence of an exiled generation as it struggles to survive in the isolated rural Ireland of today.
March 21 & 23 (7.30pm nightly) Kilrane Rosslare Tops Community Group presents its annual show at Taghmon GAA Complex, Taghmon, Co Wexford. Part of South East Tops. The fun starts with Taghmon Tops Group followed by Adamstown Variety Group. Tel 0877051733.
March 23 (8pm) Mike Denver and guests Philomena Begley, Ray Lynam, Mick Flavin - Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9237800.
March 24 (8.30pm) Gamerz featuring Kit Downes (jazz), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €12/10. Tel 053 9123764. Featuring some of Ireland's finest jazz musicians and one of the UK's most exciting pianists draws on influences reaching as far back as Ellington and Lester Young. The band: Matt Halpin - Saxophone; Kit Downes (UK) - Piano; Cormac OBrien - Double Bass; Shane O'Donovan – Drums.
March 26 (8.30pm) Gordon Barry Album Launch, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €10. Tel 053 9123764. With support from Canadian singer/songwriter Nick Nace. Be the first to hear tracks from Gordon's debut album ''The Best Way To Kill a Monster''.
March 26 (9.30pm) Ben Prevo, Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford. Adm €5. Wonderfully polished blues man. His playing is effortlessly majestic.
March 28 (8pm) Macalla 1916 with The Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €25/20. Tel 053 9122144. Macalla 1916 is a Suite of music that, while reflecting on Easter 1916, will also place it in the context of the history leading up to the Rising and how Ireland has developed since.
March 31 (8pm) Mario Rosenstock (comedy), National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets (€33.50) are flying out faster than election promises! Tel 053 9122144 or book online.
April 1 (8.30pm) JMA perform the music of Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €10. Tel 053 9122144.
April 2 (8pm) Damien Dempsey, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €20. Tel 053 9122144.
April 13 (8pm) A Celebration of John Denver, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross, Co Wexford. Featuring Wayne Denton backed by incredibly talented musicians and enhanced with moving video footage. Tickets €20. Tel 051 421255.
April 16 (8pm) The Barber of Seville presented by Wide Open Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €20-80. Tel 053 9122144. Rossini’s comic masterpiece tells the story of the young and beautiful Rosina who is held captive by the elderly Dr Bartolo who plans to marry her when she comes of age. Rosina, however, is in love with a mysterious young man, who turns out to be Count Almaviva, who has been serenading her from the street below her balcony. Count Almaviva needs the help of Figaro the barber in order to break in to Bartolo’s house, setting in train a series of hilarious misunderstandings, improbable disguises and quick-witted double crossings that keep the action fizzing from start to finish. Starring 'The new queen of bel-canto', international celebrity mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught making an eagerly awaited homecoming in her first complete opera role in Ireland, singing Rosina. Also featuring US tenor Tyler Nelson making his Irish debut as the romantic Count Almaviva. Irish star baritone, Gavan Ring, fresh from great acclaim at Opera North as Figaro (the barber), returns to this role. British bass Graeme Danby is the crusty Dr Bartolo, while Irish operatic favourite John Molloy is Don Basilio, the slimy music tutor. Irish soprano Mary O’Sullivan has the thankless job of trying to keep the house in order as the maid Berta. Directed by award-winning Michael Barker-Caven.
April 21-23 (8pm nightly) The Cripple of Irishman, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross, Co Wexford. the biting comedy by the master of vicious fun, Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh, is the latest play to be undertaken by the New Ross Drama Workshop. The plot features a Hollywood director who visits a remote Irish island to cast his latest film. The locals clamor for their once-in-a-lifetime chance at movie stardom. But it's Billy, a frail young man with the odds stacked against him, who has the biggest Hollywood dream of them all. Directed by Margaret Rossitor. Tickets €12. Tel 051 421255.
May 2-4 (8pm nightly) Abbey Theatre on Tour ‘The Plough and the Stars’ by Sean O’Casey, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €18-32. Tel 053 9122144. Cast includes: Ian Lloyd Anderson, Kate Brennan, Ciaran O’Brien, Nyree Yergainharsian, Janet Moran, Lloyd Cooney, Ger Kelly and Liam Heslin. Olivier Award-winning Sean Holmes directs.
May 19 (8pm) Opera Theatre Company presents ‘La bohème’, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €30/27. Tel 053 9122144.

June 11 (8pm) Anúna, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €30/25/20. Tel 053 9122144. They have released seventeen albums, been nominated for a Classical Brit Award, won a National Entertainment Award, appeared on three Grammy Award winning albums and have placed on the UK Classical and US Billboard Charts regularly. Anúna been been signed to some of the world's major record labels. "Anúna is legitimate folklore that weaves religious and secular threads into an enchanting sonic tapestry." Billboard
July 7 Bannow & Rathangan Society's annual show, Killag, Duncormick, Co Wexford. This is a jewel in the Wexford Summer events calendar, a real family favourite. www.bannowrathanganshow.com
July 21-24 Phil Murphy Weekend, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford. Wexford's premier weekend of traditional music and song.

Oct 12-23 Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. http://wexfordspiegeltent.com
Oct 26 - Nov 6 Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford Town. www.wexfordopera.com

Regular "Residency" Gigs in Co. Wexford
(Please contact all venues in advance in case of change in schedule.)
Mondays
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
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.
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, Templehannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9237798
www.facebook.com/dbar.enniscorthy

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

Metro17, The Quays, Wexford
www.metro17.com

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 GIGS, SHOWS ... LATEST
'Sojourning' with Wexford songwriter Gordon Barry
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
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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