Christmas Arts, crafts and local produce markets abound in Wexford for the month of December. In Wexford town alone one has The Bullring Market, The Creative Hub, the Wexford Craft Trail's market at the Arts Centre.

Wexford Winterland Festival has returned to the quays in Wexford town. Discover your inner child on the ice rink, then book a visit for the kids to Santa’s North Pole Experience.

Wexford Trad Hub on Wexford's Slaney Street invites traditional musicians of an intermediate to advanced level to join the Trad Ensemble. Meets fornightly on Saturdays. Ages 12-18: 12:30-1:30pm; U12's: 1:30-2:30pm. All instruments welcome. Tin whistle classes have commenced Thursday evenings at Trad Hub. Rónán's Bodhrán Club is there Monday evenings. There is a session of sean nós and céilí dancing for children at The Hub on Sat, Dec 7 (2.30-4.30pm).

Check FB for more classes by Comhaltas groups and music schools in Gorey, Craanford, Enniscorthy, New Ross and Carrig on Bannow.

Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy has the exhibition 'Tyndall' featuring the work of Aoife Banville and Elayne O'Connor opening Nov 29 (7pm) and running until Dec 20.
Open Lens Photo Gallery is at Yola Hedge School & Family Centre, Tagoat.
The Creative Hub, at the Bull Ring Mall, Wexford has loads of interesting arts and crafts by local artists.
Kamera8, Rowe St, Wexford.
The eclectic Blue Egg Gallery is on John's Gate St, Wexford. They do Christmas pretty well here.
Greenacres Gallery, Wexford's biggest gallery space, is to go-to place for Wexford's best selection of fine art.
Jonathan Murphy's gallery Light and Shadow is at 24 Selskar St, Wexford (opposite Spectrum).
The Pigyard Gallery is in Selskar, Wexford.
The Artbank Gallery, Bunclody is run by an artists' collective. Open 2-5.30pm, Tues - Sat. Thurs evenings are Open Studio Evenings for creatives to work on their own pieces in a gallery environment and with the collaboration of resident artist, John Renwick.
The Gaslamp Gallery is on Esmonde St, Gorey.

The Picture House returns to Wexford Arts Centre for a new Winter season on Nov 5.
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

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.
Monthly programme of events at Wexford town library.

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

Dec 13 (7pm) A Village Christmas, Kilrane and Rosslare Harbour, Co Wexford. Following switching on of lights Santa will be at Hotel Rosslare.
Dec 13 (8pm) Lyric Opera presents Christmas by Candelight, National Opera House, Wexford. With Lyric Opera Ensembles, Palestrina Choir, Dublin Brass and Rachel Croash (soprano), Blánaid Hayes (conductor), Vivian J Coates (director). Tickets €25/35. Tel 053 9122144.
Dec 13 (8pm) St Peter's College PPU Christmas Concert, Rowe St Church, Wexford. Guests Michael D'Arcy and Trish Gallagher.
Dec 13 Pat Shortt, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross, Co Wexford.
Dec 13 (8.30pm) Caca Milis Christmas Cabaret, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Expect a a splendid evening of music, spoken word, jazz, cutting edge film, comedy, dance and classic cabaret. Performers include Niall Toner, Azaria Starfire, Cat Hogan, Saxology, Cool Hand Ukes, Andrea Booth and pianist Josh Johnston. Hosted by Helena Mulkearns. Tickets €10. Tel 053 9123764.
Dec 13 (9.30pm) Wexford Traditional Singers Christmas Session, Mary's Bar, John's Gate Street, Wexford.
Dec 13 Social Dance with Limelight, The Hall, Killanerin, Co Wexford.
Dec 13 (8pm) Seasonal Music and Song, St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea, Co Wexford. Adm €10. In aid of St Mogue's Restoration Fund and Southeast Simon.
Dec 13 Made of Stone: Tribute to The Stone Roses, Crown Live, Wexford. €15.
Dec 14 (6pm) Christmas Carol Service, St Michael's Theatre Courtyard, New Ross.
Dec 14 Loch Garman Band Christmas Concert, St Iberius Church, Main St, Wexford. Host and narrator: Revd Arthur Minion.
Dec 14 Larry Carter, Katie Daly's Bar, Main St, Gorey.
Dec 14 Moonage Daydream: Tribute to David Bowie, Crown Live, Wexford. €15.
Dec 15 (2-6pm) A Village Christmas, Ballywilliam, Co Wexford.
Dec 15 (11am-5pm) KrisKindl Market, Community Centre, Murrintown, Wexford. In aid of Lochlann Doyle Fund.
Dec 15 (8.30pm) Phil Coulter, Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9480500.
Dec 18 (8pm) Tacumshane Christmas Concert, St Catherine's Church, Tacumshane, Co Wexford. With singers Paul Rossiter and George Lawlor, harpist Shelly O'Grady, violionist James O'Sullivan and others. Tickets from The Coffee Shop, Our Ladies Island and Meyler's Millhouse Bar. Tel 087 2427247.
Dec 18 (8pm) Gorey Choral Group Christmas Concert, Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford. Guest: soprano Clare Kavanagh. Mulled wine and food from 7.30pm. Adm €15.
Dec 19 Live stream of The Wizard of Oz with RTE Symphony Orchestra, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €25-45. Tel 053 9122144.
Dec 20 (7pm) An Irish Christmas: Ceolchoirm na Nollag, St Iberius Church, Wexford. The focus is on music, songs and poetry that convey a sense of what makes the Irish Christmas so unique. The evening is as much an occasion of quiet reflection and an appraising of the year just gone as it is a concert. Tóg tamall beag as do shaol ghnóthach agus bígí linn ag an oiche speisialta seo. There is no admission charge. Donations to the Christmas fast.
Dec 20 Paddy Byrne, Katie Daly's Bar, Main St, Gorey.
Dec 21 (8.30pm) JMA Performing the Classic songs of Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Tickets €12. Tel 053 9123764.
Dec 21 Christmas with Qween, Crown Live, Wexford. SOLD OUT
Dec 21 (9pm) The Bellefords, IFA Centre, Enniscorthy. Adm €10/8.
Dec 23 (8.30pm) Pierce Turner, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Tickets €23 + €1 fees. Tel 053 9123764.
Dec 26 Route 66, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford
Dec 26 Mack Fleetwood: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Crown Live, Wexford. €15.
Dec 27-30 Cinderella (panto), National Opera House, Wexford. Daily 2pm and 6.30pm.
Dec 31 Urban Anthems, Crown Live, Wexford. €15.

Jan 4 Thinner Lizzy: Tribute to Thin Lizzy, Crown Live, Wexford.
Jan 4 The Fureys - 'Legends of Irish Music and Song', National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €27-30. Tel 053 9122144.
Jan 10-18 Beauty & The Beast, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey, Co Wexford. Director is Alan Corcoran and Musical Director is Fintan Cleary. Tickets €16/13.
Jan 11 (8pm) Sharon Shannon, Mary Coughlan and Frances Black, Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford. Tickets €30 from reception or Ticketmaster.
Jan 11 Chris Connolly - The Legend of Luke Kelly, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €22/25. Tel 053 9122144.
Jan 17 Hermitage Green, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144.
Jan 18 The High Kings, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €32. Tel 053 9122144.
Jan 24 (8pm) Ross Ainslie, Jim Murray, Dónal O’Connor and Jack Talty, National Opera House, Wexford. A Music Network concert. Tickets €17/15. Tel 053 9122144.
Jan 25 (8pm) Laughter Lounge, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. With Eric Lalor, Gar Murran and John Colleary.

Feb 28-March 1 Wexford Trad & Folk Weekend
April 10 Paul Brady, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €38.50. Tel 053 9122144.

Regular "Residency" Gigs in Co. Wexford
(Please contact all venues in advance in case of change in schedule.)
St Brigid's Hall, Clonegal hosts House of Song and Story 3rd Monday of the month (8pm).
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - acoustic session (9.30pm). No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
Spooner's Irish Trad Session, Riley's Tavern, Monck St, Wexford.
Sean Óg's, Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge - Traditional Irish Night.
Ár mBreacha House of Stories, Raheen, Ballyduff, Co Wexford. Happens the first Tuesday every month.
Adult Ceili dancing (8-9pm), Screen Hall, Screen, Co Wexford
Thomas Moore Tavern, Wexford - trad/folk music (9.30pm) - Tel 053 9174688
Holohan's Pub, Enniscorthy - acoustic session
T. Morris, Monck St, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm) - ph 053 9144083
Weekly Bingo, Dun Mhuire Theatre, Wexford.
Mary's Bar, John's Gate St, Wexford - Traditional Singing Session first Thurs each month
Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge - social dance. Adm charge
Corcoran's, Irishtown, New Ross - trad session
White's Hotel, Wexford
Stamps Pub, Market Sq, Enniscorthy - acoustic session
Katie Daly's Bar, Gorey - live music
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
Clonevan Old School House, Kilmuckridge/Ballygarrett - Tunes & Yarns on first Friday of the month. Nominal adm charge covers refreshments.
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 Anvil, Ballymurn - Irish Night (first friday monthly)
Stamp's Pub, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - Trad session
Treacy's Hotel, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy - live music
Sean Óg’s bar, Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge
The Forge, Hilltown, Ballymitty - Session of music, song and story - last Saturday of each month. Starts 9pm.
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)
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar
Seán Óg's, Kilmuckridge - live music
Treacy's Hotel, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy - live music
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 session
Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford - pop, acoustic - ph 053 9122949
John Barry, The Quays, Wexford
Culleton's, Kilrane - trad session
The Sawdust Inn, The Ballagh, Co Wexford - trad session with Padráig and the lads every 2nd Sunday.
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar (6-8pm)
Treacy's Hotel, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy - live music
Benedict's Nightclub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock/pop covers + DJ (11pm)
The Oak Tree, Foulkesmills - social dancing

There is live music at the following venues (some of which have already been listed.). Phone in advance to check/confirm.
Temple Bar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy
The Bailey, Enniscorthy
Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy
Kavanagh's Pub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy
Alba Restaurant, Enniscorthy
Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy - Ph 053 9237800.
Bolg Buí, New Ross
Corcoran's, Irishtown, New Ross
Brandon House Hotel, New Ross
Slaney Inn, Oylegate - occasional trad music sessions.
64, Nell Sweeney's & O2 Nightclub, Gorey. Djs at weekends. Tel 053 9421260.
Katie Daly's Bar, Gorey
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).
Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford
Farmer's Kitchen Hotel, Drinagh, Wexford
The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford
Mackens, The Bullring, Wexford
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford
Amber Springs Hotel, Wexford Road, Gorey - Tel 053 9484000.
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, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9237798

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

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
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!
Join the Music Maker Association!

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