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JestFest. Is that one word or two? No matter. Go to
www.facebook.com/JestFestWex where you will find out about all the funny people coming to Wexford over the May bank holiday weekend.

Hooked on the Sea 2016 festival puts the spotlight on Hook Head (and surrounding areas) this weekend. http://hookheritage.ie

Sunday is Knights & Princesses' Day at Wells House. Go see why this is one of the most popular family tourist destinations in the county.

Alzheimers Tea Day takes place May 5 (10am-2pm) at Coolcotts Community Centre.

SVdP Furniture and bric-a-brac sale takes place at St Michael's Hall, Thomas St, Wexford on May 6 (10am-1pm).

Greenacres, Wexford has a rather special dinner with wine-tasting event coming up on May 6 (7.30pm): Vega Sicilia Wine Dinner with Zita Rojkovich from Vega Sicilia. See the scrummy menu here: www.greenacres.ie/restaurant/menus/vega-sicilia-wine-dinner

Creating New Local Sustainable Enterprises is the title of a talk by environmentalist, architect and tv presenter Duncan Stewart which takes place at Wexford Library on Thursday, May 12 (7pm). A look at how community collaboration can generate and sustain rewarding livelihoods. The main areas on which Duncan will focus are local food, energy, eco-tourism. This is a free event but advance booking is recommended. Tel 053 9196760.

Film
Gorey Cinema
Wexford Omniplex
Movies at St Michael's Theatre, New Ross

Art
Blue Egg Gallery has an exhibition of "functional ceramics" entitled "Stepping Out". It features the work of final year students of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland Ceramics Skills Course run in Thomastown.
The Cockleshell Art Gallery is now open Main Street, Duncannon, Co Wexford. Welcome back! Cockleshell Art Gallery on Facebook
'When I grow up', an exhibition of paintings and ceramic sculpture by Bernadette Doolan is showing at Pigyard Gallery, Selskar, Wexford.
Behind the Margin is the title of a group exhibition at the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy. It features work by John Busher, Pat Byrne, Riin Kaljurand and Helen Robbins. Runs until April 8.
The Greenacres Gallery Spring Exhibition is now on. Go see.
Also worth visiting is theCollins-Grant Gallery, Rowe Street, Wexford.
The Tate Guerin Gallery is at Well’s House, Ballyedmond. www.facebook.com/TateGuerinGallery

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.
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
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Listings
April 29,30 Wexford Light Opera Society - Evita (the musical), National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €20 Monday to Friday, €25 Friday and Saturday. Concessions available Monday 28 April. Group rates also available. Telephone WLOS directly on 053 91 74808.
April 29 - May 2 JestFest, Comedy & Street Theatre Festival, Wexford Town. www.facebook.com/JestFestWex
April 29 (8pm) JestFest Opening Gala with comedians Bernard O'Shea, Colin Murphy, Tom Stade, Fred Cooke & Karl Spain, Hub on The Quay, Wexford. Tickets €20. https://jestfest.ticketsolve.com
April 29 (8pm) Hope Foundation Fundraising Gig with The Man Whom and others, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Adm €7. Tel 053 9123764. All proceeds raised on the night will go towards Shannon Smythe's Hope Foundation fundraising campaign as she prepares to volunteer with the charity in Kolkata this May.
April 29 (8pm) “It’s The Real McCoy” by Tommy Marren, presented by Craanford Drama Group, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey, Co Wexford. Hilarious comic drama.
April 29-May 1 'The King and I' presented by Horeswood Musical Society, Campile Hall, Campile, Co Wexford. Tickets €10 and €7 for child/student. Proceeds to Our Lady of Fatima School Wexford. Tel 086 0703257.
April 29 Tommy McArdle, Katie Daly's, Main St, Gorey, Co Wexford.
April 29 (9.30pm) KJ McEvoy with special guest Nikos Giannarakis, The Cellar Bar, Katie Daly's, Main St, Gorey.
April 29 (10.30pm) Divine Invention, Maggie May's Bar, Monck St, Wexford.
April 30 Hooked on the Sea 2016 – Picnic at Colclough Walled Garden, Tintern Abbey, Saltmills, Co Wexford. Soak up the tranquillity of this beautiful garden in summertime whilst picnicing on locally sourced delights: the freshest of seafood and baked breads, preserves and honey, all washed down with home-made cordial & local craft beer. www.hookpeninsula.com
April 30 (4pm) Brilliant Corners, celebrating the music of the Jazz pioneer and icon Thelonious Monk, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Celebrate UNESCO International Jazz Day with the trio Brilliant Corners, fresh from a UK Tour supporting BBC Jazz award winner Remi Harris. The personnel: celebrated jazz pianist Dave Jones (UK), virtuoso double bassist Ashley-John Long (UK) and drummer Kevin Lawlor. Tickets €12/10. Tel 053 9123764.
April 30 (7.30pm) Jason Byrne, Foil, Arms & Hog, Joe Rooney, Karl Spain & Joanne McNally, Hub on The Quay, Wexford. Tickets €25. https://jestfest.ticketsolve.com
April 30 (8pm) Annual Sea Shanty fundraising event, Hotel Rosslare, Rosslare Harbour, Co Wexford. In aid of Rosslare Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre. Featuring some great acts from Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Duncannon, Pembrokeshire. Adm €5. Children free.
April 30 The Mistakes, Katie Daly's Bar, Main St, Gorey, Co Wexford.
April 31, May 1 (8pm nightly) The Real McCoy by Tommy Marren, presented by Camross Drama, The Hall, Fethard-on-Sea, Co Wexford. Adm €10.
April 30 Seisiún at The Forge, Ballymitty, Co Wexford. It's last saturday of the month or it's seisiún time. Expect traditional and folk music and song, stories, poems, dancing, snogging in the corner (cut that out!) and lashings of hot tae. If you want to take part in proceedings email Declan@DeclanPiano.com.
April 30 (10pm) Colin Murphy, Tom Stade, Barry Murphy & Fred Cooke, Hub on The Quay, Wexford. Tickets €25. https://jestfest.ticketsolve.com
April 30 - May 2 Hooked on the Sea 2016, Hook Head (and surrounding areas), Co Wexford. http://hookheritage.ie
May 1 Knights & Princesses' Party, Wells House, Ballyedmond, Co Wexford. Pray attend at the appointed hour in noble attire, joust for the heart of the fair princess and curry favour with the royal court. Chivalry and knavery of all kinds await you, starting at the varlots' disco (a varlot was a punk in Shakespeare's day)! BBQed stag, boar and goose served.
May 1 (7.30pm) Barry Murphy, Jason Byrne, Keith Farnan, Joe Rooney & John Colleary, Hub on The Quay, Wexford. Tickets €25. https://jestfest.ticketsolve.com
May 1 (7.30pm) Al Porter, Deirdre O'Kane, Dave McSavage & Karl Spain, Hub on The Quay, Wexford. Tickets €25. https://jestfest.ticketsolve.com
May 1 (9.30pm) Bad Bax (r&b band) featuring the wonderful Peter Moore, Katie Daly's Bar, Main St, Gorey, Co Wexford.
May 1 (8.30pm) Story-telling Session, The Forge, Kyle Cross, Wexford. Refreshments served.
May 1 Trad/Ballad session from 7.30pm followed by Wrecking Ball @ 10.30pm, Maggie May's Bar, Monck St, Wexford.
May 2 (9.30pm) Trad/Ballad session, Maggie May's Bar, Monck St, Wexford.
May 3 (8pm) Ár mBreacha House of Stories, Raheen, Ballyduff, Co Wexford. Happens the first Tuesday every month.
May 4-7 (8pm nightly) Abbey Theatre on Tour presents ‘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 4 (8pm) Florida State University Choir and Carrigbyrne Pike Choir, The Friary, School St, Wexford. Ticket €5. In aid of Alzheimers Society.
May 6 BARNTOWN GALA CONCERT, St Alphonsus Church, Barntown, Wexford. Tel 053 9120853.
May 6 (8.30pm) Niall Cash ep launch, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Adm €5. Tel 053 9123764. He's got the voice, the talent and the superstar good looks. Swoon time! www.youtube.com
May 7,8 Wexworlds Festival 2016, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. Saturday: 'Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy' day with talks, fan debates, and workshops for all ages. Sunday: 'Game-Con' where you can pit your wits and skills against others in a selection of retro, board, and card games. https://www.facebook.com/Wexworlds
May 7 (7pm) Pilgrim Street, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Born out of of Navan band "Trigger and the Hitmen" Pilgrim Street have a bunch of great original songs spanning Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk. They make music that is effortlessly melliflous. Tickets €12/10, family (2+2) €25.
May 12 (8pm) Paul Creane. Peter Murphy. Paula Cox. In association with Bealtaine Festival, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Expect songs, stories and soundscapes. Sometimes all at the same time! Tickets €12/10. Tel 053 9123764.
May 12 (8.30pm) Fleadh Gharman 2016 Concert by Candlelight, St Patrick's Church, Craanford, Co Wexford. Featuring Niall Murphy, Clara Mannion, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Dónal Clancy. Tickets €10. Tel Sinéad Tobin - 089 2244776.
May 13-15 County Wexford Fleadh, Craanford, Co Wexford. See www.facebook.com/TuaisceartLochGarmanCce
May 13 (8pm) "Forget Me Knot" (drama) written and directed by Aoife Beaumont Howell, InFusion Theatre at Fusion Café, Monck St, Wexford. IT features a fab young cast. The show includes a live performance by the band Seventh Fret. Tickets €7. The show is recommended for anyone age 12 or older!
May 13 (8pm) Loch Garman Band, Clayton White's Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. No adm charge but retiring collection in aid of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. ORganised by Wexford Lions Club.
May 13 (8.30pm) Don Baker & Clara Rose, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €20/18. Tel 053 9123764.
May 14 (8pm) Finbar Furey: Live in Concert, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. In 1972 John Peel gave Finbar, along with his brother Eddie, their big break by voting them act of the year. That's all you need to know! Tickets €25-30. Tel 053 9122144.
May 14 (8pm) 1916 Song Project, Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Hear newly composed some brand new traditional music and songs composed for the year that's in it.
May 14 (8.30pm) Fleadh Gharman 2016 Concert featuring top Wexford musicians and special guests, St Patrick's Church, Craanford, Co Wexford. Tickets €10. Tel Sinéad Tobin - 089 2244776.
May 15 (7pm) County Wexford School of Music Showcase Concert 2016, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. The concert is dedicated to the memory of its original co-founder, Alan Cutts. Expect to hear an eclectic mix of music from the county's top junior music makers covering everything from classical wind and jazz ensembles, light opera, flamboyant solo performances and orchestral collaborations with Wexford singer songwriter The Man Whom and special guest Deirdre Masterson. MC: Alan Corcoran (South East Radio). Tickets €15/12. Tel 053 9122144. www.nationaloperahouse.ie
May 18 (8.30pm) Rachel Grace Album Launch, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. The 14-year old launches her debut album ‘Song for You’. Adm €7. Tel 053 9123764.
May 19 (8pm) Opera Theatre Company ‘La bohème’, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. A chance encounter in a freezing attic results in a red-hot affair between penniless poet Rodolfo and innocent seamstress Mimi. But will their love be strong enough to survive against the odds? Ben Barnes directs a sterling cast of Irish and international singers, including rising star soprano Máire Flavin (Mimi), Argentinian tenor Pablo Bemsch (Rodolfo), Sinead Campbell-Wallace (Musetta), Charles Rice (Marcello), Padraic Rowan (Colline) and Rory Musgrave (Schaunard), together with a professional chorus of twelve and a thirteen member chamber orchestra conducted by Andrew Greenwood. Design is by Joe Vanek. La bohème will be sung in Italian with English surtitles. Tickets €27/30. Tel 053 9122144.
May 19 (8pm) Story-telling Session, The Hall, Castledockrell, Co Wexford. Refreshments served.
May 20 (8pm) Derek Acorah 2016 Tour of Ireland With Special Guest Tara Coyle, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Psychic medium. Tickets €27/30. Tel 053 9122144.
May 21 (8.30pm) Mick Hanly - launch of new album Homeland, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Anyone who saw and heard Mick singing at the recent Voice Squad gig at the Opera House will already have gotten a taster of this fine album. He may be a grand daddy of the Irish folk music scene but his songwriting, and his delivery, are as strong as ever. Highly recommended. Adm €22.50. Tel 053 9123764.
May 23-28 (nightly 8pm) 'Of Mornington' by Biily Roche, Wexford Opera House, High St, Wexford. Scalder Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Billy Roche’s new play “Of Mornington”- a bittersweet story of loves lost, dreams shattered, where characters cling to the promise of a redemptive future- a redemption that requires two men, one woman and….a cue. ''It is really tightly written and very well structured. It is a polished little gem, a little snippet of perfection" - Andy Doyle. Tickets: Preview on Monday 23 May €15; All other nights €20 / €18 (Concession). Tel 053 9122144. www.nationaloperahouse.ie
May 27-29 Enniscorthy Street Rhythms Dance Festival, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. http://enniscorthystreetfest.com
https://www.facebook.com/Enniscorthy-Street-Rhythms-Dance-Fest-134660313303642
May 27-19 Wexford Food & Wine Festival 2016, Wexford Town. http://www.wexfordfoodfestival.ie
May 27 (7.30pm) “The Faith of Ireland, the Faith of the World" featuring University of Notre Folk Choir, the Ferns Festival Choir, and the Wexford Youth Chorus, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Presented by the House of Brigid (Teach Bhríde) programme based in Wexford Town. This programme invites recent college graduates from America to serve as liturgical musicians in parishes, Clonard in this case. The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir is made up of more than four-dozen male and female voices, along with flute, organ, violins, guitar, string bass, Celtic harp, cello, and bodhran. Repertoire includes works by Rutter, French, Lauridsen, and Caldwell and Ivory, in addition to contemporary works of sacred music by American composers Steven Warner and Karen Schneider Kirner. Tickets €20/15 and €10 child. Tel 053 9122144. www.nationaloperahouse.ie
May 29 Classic Car Show at Wells House and Gardens, Ballyedmond, Co Wexford. Motoring enthusiasts display their collections from modern day sports to vintage cars. Family entertainment, BBQ and live music add to this great event with proceeds to the Make a Wish Ireland.

June 1 (8pm) Cape Town Opera Recital, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Cape Town Opera begins its European summer season with a recital at the National Opera House. Expect to hear an inspiring compilation of opera, gospel and African folk music. No shortage of crow-pleasers with songs from Rigoletto, La bohème, Manon, Pearl Fishers, Porgy and Bess. Tickets €25/20. Tel 053 9122144. www.nationaloperahouse.ie
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
June 12 (8pm) New Ross Singers with Musici Ireland perform Gounod's St Cecilia Mass, Parish Church, New Ross, Co Wexford. Soloists - Cara O'Sullivan [soprano], Andrew Gavin [tenor] and Sean Boylan [baritone] Programme will also include Mozart's Exultate Jubilate.
June 17 (8pm) Music for Wexford presents Musici Ireland playing Brahms, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €20/15 and student €7. Tel 053 9122144. www.nationaloperahouse.ie
June 18 (8pm) Pierce Turner’s Wexford launch of the new album “Love Can’t Always Be Articulate”, St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. You know in years to come people will reminisce about Turner's way with a song the same way they do now about Nicky Rackard's skill with hurley and sliothar! Tickets €22. Tel 053 9123764.

July 1-4 Ireland’s Official 4th July Irish America Day, New Ross, Co Wexford. Enjoy live entertainment along the Quay with a fantastic line up of bands. Wexford Food Family food producers have a Quayside market all weekend. Spectacular fireworks display over the River Barrow at 10.30pm, Sunday. Carnival, picnics and lots more. www.irishamericaday.com
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 9 (8pm) Après Match live, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144. www.nationaloperahouse.ie
July 21-24 Phil Murphy Weekend, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford. Wexford's premier weekend of traditional music and song. Highlights include Noel Hill, Frankie Gavin and Brian McGrath (Friday); Lúnasa, The Hamilton County Ramblers (Sat); Sharon Shannon (Sun). There's a purgatorial 6k run on the Sunday morning to sweat out the porter of the night before!
July 28-31 Gorey Market House Festival, Gorey, Co Wexford.

Aug 27 Walled Towns Day, Abbey Street Green, Wexford Town.
Aug 28 Picnic in the Park @ Redmond Park, Wexford

Oct 12-23 Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. http://wexfordspiegeltent.com
Oct 26 - Nov 6 Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford Town. www.wexfordopera.com
Nov 19 The 4 Of Us, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €20. Tel 053 9123764. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.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
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.
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
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
Little Artists Club, Wexford Arts Centre
Google To Music!
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!
Links...Links...Links...Links...Links...

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