|WEXFORD GIGS, SHOWS ... LATEST
Is minic a bhíonn daoine ag fiosrú faoi Ghaeilge a fhoghlaim nó chun feabhas a chur ar a cuid Gaeilge. / People often enquire about learning or improving their Irish. Conradh na Gaeilge Guaire meets up 10.30am Wednesdays and Saturdays in Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. Agus maidir le C na G i mbaile Loch Garman, they meet Wednesdays at 11am in Harpur Eleven on Peter's Street agus beidh an ciorcal comhrá gach Céadaoin 8-9.30pm i High Meadows Community Hub, Clonard, Loch Garman Y35 CXC6. Cruinníonn grúpa eile i sráidbhaile Droichead an Chaisleáin (Café an Mhuilinn) 10.30 ar maidin dé hAoine. Bíonn slua eile cruinnithe le chéile i gCill Téile / Kiltealy - The Thatch, 8pm an Aoine dheireadh de gach mí. Bíonn ciorcal comhrá i Leabharlann Ros Mhic Thriúin on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 2pm.
Couch to Comhrá in 6 Weeks is an Irish language challenge from Gaelteanga (www.gaelteanga.com) that seeks to encourage people to take up the learning of Irish again. This interactive online course costs €10.
Irish language classes from Tuesday Sept 25 (7.30pm) in Red Books Wexford and from Wednesday September 26 (7pm) in Red Books Gorey. Each class will run for eight consecutive weeks. Email email@example.com.
Green Acres Gallery, Selskar, Wexford. Currently hosting its Autumn Exhibition.
Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Currently: System Interference, an exhibition by Micheál O'Connell a.k.a. Mocksim. In partnership with West Cork Arts Centre. Also at WAC: One Hundred Steps, a film by Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca which references the work of Irish filmmaker Bob Quinn. Both run to Oct 4.
Pigyard Gallery has just changed hands but the good news it will continue to host great exhibitions.
Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy. Failing Upwards by GIBSON
officially opens Saturday 2nd September at 5pm.
Wexford Co Co HQ. Have a look at the Wexford County Council art collection online
Big Barn Art & Antiques, Mayglass (Eircode Y35 VH05) - Alan Davis in collaboration with Sarah O'Brien and Chrysta Hooper (until end of August). Open every Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm and midweek by appointment.
Rosslare Gallery, Rosslare - intimate little gallery.
Coast Hotel, Rosslare - Chercher Une Femme is the title of an exhibition by Dimitri Avtin Diamond. Currently running.
The Artbank Gallery, Bunclody is a wild and wonderful place leaking colour at every corner. Weekends the gallery exhibits outside around the Church of the Most Holy Trinity.
Cockleshell Art Room Duncannon open Sundays 11am-5pm.
Keep an eye on the following sites for happenings at Wexford's top tourist destinations and events at the county's main venues.
Gorey Events Guide
Wexford's Storytelling Houses
Always something happening at Wexford's libraries. Gorey Library events
Residencies/regular week-to-week gigs:
Jaspers Restaurant, Monck St, Wexford - Sharon Clancy and Amy Penston - Thursdays at 8pm
T. Morris, Monck St, Wexford has Jilly Cox Every Tuesday (9.30pm), acoustic acts every Thursday (9.30pm) and the weekly Sunday Session (6pm).
Maggie May's Pub, also on Monck St, has live music weekends, including an early folk/trad session Sundays.
Centenary Stores, Charlotte St, Wexford has a classy brunch-time trad session Sundays.
Bugler Doyle's, South Main St, Wexford - Thursday folk/trad session, weekend music
The Sky & The Ground - trad session Wednesdays; Basciville and guests Sundays
The John Barry, The Quays, Wexford - weekend acoustic music.
Casey's of Wexford, Wygram, Wexford has live music pretty much every night of the week (early and late) including trad/folk on Thursdays (8pm), jazz on Fridays (6pm), blues on Sunday afternoon (4pm).
Paddy Blues, Gorey - live music weekends
Katie Daly's Bar & Restaurant, Gorey has 'Live Friday' gigs and acoustic music on Mondays.
French's Pub, Gorey - good for a session.
Stamp’s bar, Ennscorthy has trad sessions on Friday evenings.
The John Barry, Wexford (quays) has acoustic gigs weekends.
Camross Hall - dancing the first Friday of every month.
Carrig on Bannow Community Hall - social dancing Friday nights.
The Porterhouse, Castlebridge - live music weekends
Jordan's Pub, Ballindaggin - live music weekends
Quigleys of Kilmore - live music weekends
Coast Hotel, Rosslare Strand - live music Mondays (trad/folk) and Thursdays-Sundays
Sept 15 (7.30pm) Valda Chamber Choir, St Iberius Church, Wexford. With guests Eve Donohue (violin), singer Sarah Deevy. Organised by Soroptimist International Ireland. €15 at door.
Sept 15 (8pm) Rí Rá Comedy, Read Books, Slippery Green, Wexford. Adm €5. Featuring Elva Crowley, Ellen O' Reilly, Blayne Hosey, Lauren O' Neill, Leona Eustace Breen and MC Jamie T Murphy.
Sept 15,16 (8pm nightly) Rent presented by North Wexford Musical Theatre, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey. Book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Tickets €22.50 + fees.
Sept 15 (8pm) Screening of Lola written and directed by Nic Furlong, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873638572
Sept 15 (8pm) County Wexford Traditional Singers, Mary's Bar, John's Gate Street, Wexford.
Sept 15 (9.30pm) Waterloo: Abba Tribute, Coal Bunker Bar, Rosslare Road, Wexford.
Sept 16 (8pm) No Crows, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Great band based in Sligo but playing music from all over - traditional Irish, Latin rumba, flamenco, klezmer and Balkan. The sextet features Steve Wickham on fiddle and Oleg Ponomarev on violin. Ok, ok, I know that the instrument mentioned may be called one or the other, so why not simply say Steve and Oleg on the fiddle? Said instrument is brought to life in a unique way by the musician. In this instance we are talking, to use a cheese analogy, cheddar and camembert! Recommended. https://www.wexfordartscentre.ie/events/
Sept 16 (9pm) Fieldsy, Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford. The sweet-voiced, guitar-playing Fieldsy makes rebel ballads sound like time-worn folk songs. Free adm.
Sept 17 (4pm) Dan Blakeslee, Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford. 'Maine folk troubadour' has a big back catalogue of great narrative-driven sing-along songs. File under Folk/Country/Americana/Gospel. https://danblakeslee.bandcamp.com/album/the-alley-walker
Sept 17 Wexford Factory Concert - Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, Wexford. A unique showcase featuring the singers and repetiteurs who participate in the Festival’s Wexford Factory programme. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme/the-wexford-factory-final-concert
Sept 19 (7pm) The Geological History of New Ross's Building Stones with Dr. Jonathan Derham, New Ross Library, Co Wexford. https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4080526
Sept 20-24 New Ross Piano Festival, New Ross, Co Wexford. This year's fest celebrates the music of Rachmaninov. Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed as “potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century”. Lucy Parham brings her unique take on Rachmaninov’s life in her show “Elegie”, presented with actor Tim McInnerny. There are Irish debuts for Clara Haskil Competition winner Yumeka Nakagawa and Canadian pianist Meagan Milatz. There's chamber music by brilliant cellist Alexander Chausian and German violinist Mirijam Contzen. Irish pianist Ellen Jansson is generating loads of interest. Pianist Meagan Milatz travels from Canada. Musical Director Finghin Collins will, of course, be performing and keeping a close eye on proceedings over the weekend. Two jazz gigs in the programme: Scott Flanigan and Kiut Downes. What a line-up, what a festival! https://www.newrosspianofestival.com
Sept 21 (7.45pm) Eivers Live, Green Acres Gallery, Wexford. With Denis Eivers. Musical director: Declan Murphy. An evening of song, comedy and stories. €15. Tel 0868092063.
Sept 21 (8pm) Sharon Clancy and Amy Penston residency, Jaspers Restaurant, Monck St, Wexford.
Sept 21 (8pm) Airwaves by Padraig Sinnott and Alan Davies, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. 'With a perspective as a deaf artist, Alan Davis crafts a symbiotic relationship between sight and sound, accompanied by a unique soundtrack. The film “Sky Dance” is enriched by the fragmented subtitled text contributed by Laura Fitzgerald. The convergence of auditory and visual elements amplifies the intricacies of the subjects explored, together with American Artists Sarah O’Brien and Chrysta Hooper. The film incorporates kinetic sculpture in the form of kites to explore themes related to conservation and ornithology. The film furthers Alan’s 2021 work titled “Dreams of Flight” which was shortlisted for the RDS Visual awards that year. The night takes an interactive twist with a game orchestrated by Padraig Sinnott as he embarks on a performative exploration delving into the antics of television sitcoms.' Emmm. After all that I am still not much the wiser. Whatever it is, I am sure it will be good. Free event. Tel 053 9123764.
Sept 21 (8pm) Forever Jackson - tribute to Michael Jackson, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey, Co Wexford. Tickets €30. www.gr8events.ie/foreverjacksongorey
Sept 22-24 Write By The Sea Festival, Kilmore Quay, Wexford. https://writebythesea.ie
Sept 22 Culture Day/Night all over Ireland.
Sept 22 Co Wexford libraries celebrate Culture Night ... all day.
Sept 22 (from 6-10pm) Culture Night at the National Opera House with multiple acts performing drama, dance, singing, music, mumming.
Sept 22 (6.30pm) Culture Night Youth Cabaret, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Followed at 9pm by Culture Night Cabaret. Both free admission. Tel 053 9123764.
Sept 22 (7.30pm) Wham, Bam, Slam! - poetry slam for teens, Red Books, Wexford.
Sept 22 Danny Carroll and Laurie Shaw, Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford. Two top class songwriters for the price of ... zilch! How does Casey manage to keep on pulling rabbits from hats! Listen: https://laurieshawofficial.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-garden-centres and https://dannycarrollmusic.bandcamp.com/track/affection-2
Sept 22 (8pm) Jack L, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey, Co Wexford. Tickets €30. https://lantern.ie/event/jack-l-3/
Sept 22 (8pm) John Colleary (comedy), Crown Live, Wexford. Tickets €16. www.lantern.ie
Sept 22 (8pm) Neil Delamere (comedy), St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. €25. https://stmichaelsnewross.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows
Sept 22 (8pm) Ceol Mo Chroí Culture Club, The Book Cafe & Bistro, Gorey. 'An evening of traditional song, film screenings, music, dance, poetry and stories, while supporting the Irish language.'
Sept 22 (9pm) Danny Carroll & Laurie Shaw, Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford. Danny Carroll is co-curator of A Litany Of Failures compilation series showcasing independent artists from across Ireland. His latest single is 'Cheesemonger'. Laurie Shaw likes Pulp, Edgar Jones, Jonathan Richman, Ty Segall and Arctic Monkeys and 'he has released 100 albums'.
Sept 23 (2.30pm) Hedgerows in County Wexford with ecologist Billy Flynn, Wexford town library, Wexford. https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4088211
Sept 23 (8pm) The Purple and Bold Comedy Club, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. With Pat McDonnell and MC Blayne Hosey. Tickets €15. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873639140
Sept 27 Jean Toussaint & the Nigel Mooney Band, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. Presented by JAzz at Johnstown. Grammy Award-winner and former member of Art Blakey’s famous Jazz Messengers, Jean Toussaint is one of the best saxophonists in the world. He is joined by Nigel Mooney on guitar, Dominic Mullan on drums and Scott Flanagan on organ.
Sept 28 (8pm) Jon Kenny - Words, Lies and Songs, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. 'Join one of Ireland's greatest liars who believes that if it wasn't for his strict Catholic upbringing he would never have gotten into comedy.' National treasure, not in a Daniel O'Donnell kind of way, mind. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873633356
Sept 28 (8pm) Franko Doyle and Alice McIntyre + Lorcan Crilly, Frank's Place, North Main St, Wexford. Adm €10.
Sept 28 (8pm) Musical Youth, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey. Tickets €30.
Sept 29 (doors 7.30pm) The Frisky Fest, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. With The Frisky Gypsys, Wizard Fruit, Aaron Berry, The Frangelics. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9123764.
Sept 29 (8.30pm) Ger O Donnell & Trevor Sexton (seated show), Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €20.
Sept 29 (8.15pm) “Immigration Is A Joke” @ The Bailey Laughs, Bailey Café Bar, Enniscorthy. Three of Ireland’s top foreign comedians come together to perform a stand up comedy show in every county in Ireland. Performed by Neil Green (South Africa), Malinda Perera (Sri Lanka) and Lesly Martinez (Venezuela). €15.
Sept 30 (3.30pm) Cassiopeia Winds, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. A group of five of Ireland’s top wind players tackling the best of the wind repertoire from 19th-century onwards. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873638142
Sept 30 (8pm) The Fureys, St Michael Theatre, New Ross. €30. https://stmichaelsnewross.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows
Sept 30 (9pm) IE/DC - Ireland’s Premier AC/DC Tribute, Crown Live, The Quys, Wexford. Tickets €18.
Oct 1 Autumn Fête at Johnstown Castle, Wexford. https://bookings.johnstowncastle.ie/Event/AUTUMNFETE
Oct 3-6 Rock 'N' Roll To the Rescue 2023, a musical by Adrienne Murphy, Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy. For fans of Elvis and The Big Bopper. Tickets €15. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873638833
Oct 4 Michael English, Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.
Oct 5 (7pm) Author Aingeala Flannery reads from her Kerry Group Novel of the Year winning novel The Amusements, Wexford town library, Mallin St, Wexford. https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4085624
Oct 5 (7pm) Book launch: Going to The Well by Colm Brennan, Gorey library, Gorey.' This book of 30 newly composed, traditional songs of Ireland blends the authenticity of the sean nos tradition with the author, Colm Brennan’s, contemporary reflections.' https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4050796
Oct 6 Bernard O’Shea & Fiona Frawley @ Yellow Belly Comedy Festival, The 64 Lounge, Gorey. http://goreyyellowbellycomedyfestival.com
Oct 6,7 Heartfelt Productions presents Dolly and Mick (drama), Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Starring Seamus Moran & Sinead Murphy. Written by Seamus Moran. Directed by Patrick Joseph Byrnes. 'A love story with a c&W twang.' Tickets €20/18. Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 7 Deirdre O'Kane and guest @ Yellow Belly Comedy Festival, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey. http://goreyyellowbellycomedyfestival.com
Oct 7 Smash Hits, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford.
Oct 10 Larry Kirwan, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Former Black47 frontman Larry, accompanied by two busloads of American and Canadian fans, makes his annual pilgrimage home to Wexford. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873638447
Oct 12 So Say So (poetry and spoken word with musical accompaniment, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Hosted by Stephen James Smith. Special guest is Ceara Conway an award-winning singer and visual artist. Tickets €5/10/15. www.wexfordartscentre.ie
Oct 13-15 Eugene O'Neill Festival, New Ross. https://stmichaelsnewross.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows
Oct 13 (7-10pm) Vibes - Disco night with DJ Ronan Buggy, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. A night for Adults with intellectual disabilities, family and friends included. Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 13 (8pm) Fred Cooke & Colm O’Regan @ Yellow Belly Comedy Festival), Breens Bar, Gorey. http://goreyyellowbellycomedyfestival.com
Oct 14 (8pm) Eric Lalor and Karl Spain @ Yellow Belly Comedy Festival, Loch Gorman Arms, Gorey. http://goreyyellowbellycomedyfestival.com
Oct 14 (8.30pm) Seth Lakeman, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford. 'If ever a folk musician could be likened to a pop star, his name would be Seth Lakeman; his musical prowess speaks for itself but his boyish good looks, effortless stage presence and humble nature just makes him even more likeable.' https://www.songkick.com/concerts/41091918-seth-lakeman-at-crown-live
Oct 14 (8pm) The Craic Pots, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. The band: Roger McGuire on guitar and vocals, Paul Cullen on bodhran and backing vocals, Paul Doyle on whistles, and Fran Scattergood on backing vocals and mandolin. Tel 053 9123764. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873638323
Oct 19 (7.30pm) Frankenstein Bolts, Frank's Place, North Main St, Wexford.
Oct 19 (8pm) Colm Keegan with Laura Durrant, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Singer Colm Keegan is accompanied by Scottish Cellist Laura Durrant. The pair, who deal in easy-on-the-ear modern Celtic balladry, are probably better known outside of Ireland, particularly the USA. At any other time of year, I would say it is nuts to put a gig like this in a venue like the arts centre. This, however, being festival time, it might work. Tickets €20/18. Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 20 (8pm) Jarlath O'Regan (comedy), St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. €24. https://stmichaelsnewross.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows
Oct 20 Edwin Sammon @ Bailey Laughs, The Bailey, Enniscorthy. Tickets €15 from Eventbrite.ie.
Oct 20 (11pm) Jenny Greene, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €23 - https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/event/jenny-greene/
Oct 21 (7pm) Al Porter (comedy), Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €29. https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/event/al-porter-now/
Oct 21 (9.30pm) Green Road, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €25. https://lantern.ie/event/green-road/
Oct 21 (8pm) Brian Brody & The Ghost Ensemble, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Fine songwriter sounding like a cross between Neil Hannon and Jack L. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873638545
Oct 21 (8pm) Yellow Belly Comedy Festival Gala with MC Neil Delamere, Emma Doran, Colin Murphy, Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. http://goreyyellowbellycomedyfestival.comhttp://goreyyellowbellycomedyfestival.com
Oct 21 (9.30pm) Green Road, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €25. https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/event/green-road/
Oct 21 Absolute Eagles, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
Oct 22 Keith Barry: Mind Games, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford.
Oct 24 - Nov 5 Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford town. Women & War is the theme for Festival 2023. The three main operas are Zoraida di Granata by Donizetti, L’Aube rouge by Camille Erlanger, La ciociara by Marco Tutino. There are four shorter works also running throughout the festival, two by Puccini, one by Donizetti, one by Rossini. While paying punters sometimes takes their chances with the main operas, these are the real crowd-pleasers. And they are waaay more affordable than the biggies. Then there is all the other stuff that we come to expect on the festival programme: lectures, interviews, gala and choral concerts, lunchtime recitals, the 'Factory Concert' and the much-loved pop-up performances. Happening at the same time are Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford Arts Festival and Wexford Fringe Festival. www.wexfordopera.com ... https://wexfordspiegeltent.com ... www.facebook.com/wexfordartsfestival
Oct 24,27,30 & Nov 3,4 Wexford Festival Opera presents Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini, The Grain Store, Stonebridge, Wexford. https://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme/gianni-schicchi
Oct 25,26,27,28,31 & Nov 2 Wexford Festival Opera lunchtime recitals, St Iberius Church, Wexford. https://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme/lunchtime-recitals
Oct 25 (7.30pm and 9.30pm) John Bishop: Back at it (comedy), Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €35. https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/events/list/
Oct 25,26,28,30 & Nov 1,3,4 Wexford Festival Opera presents La Fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti, National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme/la-fille-du-regiment
Oct 25,27,29,31 & Nov 1,2,4 Wexford Festival Opera presents Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini, National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme/suor-angelica
Oct 26,28 & Nov 2,5 Film - La Ciociara: Two Women by Vittorio De Seca and starring Sophia Loren, National Opera House, Wexford. Daytime showings. Free but advance booking required. https://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme/film-la-ciociara-two-women
Oct 26-29 (8pm nightly) The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridg'd), Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Written by Long, Singer & Winfield. Diretced by AnnMarie Walsh. Tickets €16. Tel 053 9123764.
Ot 26 (7pm) Hold My Drink with Charleen and Ellie, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €27. https://lantern.ie/event/hold-my-drink-with-charleen-and-ellie/
Oct 26 (10pm) Prohibition Party, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford. Tickets €40. https://lantern.ie/event/prohibition-party-5/
Oct 27 & 28 (8pm nightly) The Coronas, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €49.50. https://lantern.ie/event/the-coronas-6/
Oct 28 & Nov 2,5 Wexford Festival Opera presents L’italiana in Algeri by
Gioachino Rossini, National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme/litaliana-in-algeri
Oct 29,30 & Nov 1,2,4 Wexford Festival Opera lunchtime recitals, National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme/lunchtime-recitals
Oct 29 (7pm) Mick Flannery, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €33. https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/events/list/
Oct 29 (9pm) Wexford Festival Opera Gala Concert, National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme/gala-concert
Oct 29 (9.30pm) The Whistlin' Donkeys, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford. Tickets €35. https://lantern.ie/event/the-whistlin-donkeys-4/
Oct 30 (3pm) Wexford Festival Opera presents a Choral Concert with New Dublin Voices, Rowe Street Church, Wexford. https://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme/choral-gala-concert
Oct 30-Nov 2WLOS: Hits from the Musicals, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. Tickets from National Opera House. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/wexford-light-opera-societys
Oct 31 (11am) Wexford Festival Opera's Impossible Interview, National Opera House, Wexford. Journalist Michael Dervan 'interviews' the British nurse, statistician, social reformer Florence Nightingale. https://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme/impossible-interview
Oct 31-Nov 1 Ballycogley Players present A Night Of Comedy, Wexford Arts Centre. A Fringe Festival fav. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873638954
Nov 1,2 (nightly 8pm) The Waterboys, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €40. https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/event/the-waterboys/
Nov 2 Melanie O'Reilly & Trio, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. With Dave Mooney - bass, Michael Behan - guitar, Leopoldo Osio - piano. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873639047
Nov 3 (11am) Dr Tom Walsh Lecture: Lara Marlowe, National Opera House, Wexford. 'From Innocent Victims to Daring Warriors; Real-life Stories of Women in War' is the title of Marlowe's lecture. Her 2021 memoir, Love in a Time of War, My Years with Robert Fisk, was a best-seller in Ireland. https://www.wexfordopera.com/programme/festival-programme/dr-tom-walsh-lecture
Nov 3 (7pm) The Academic, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford. Tickets €35. https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/events/list/
Nov 3 (8pm) How to Get the Menopause and Enjoy It with Anne Gildea, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. €22/€20 + booking fee. Tel 053 9123764.
Nov 3 (10pm) Jenny Greene, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €23 - https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/event/jenny-greene/
Nov 4 (7pm) Neil Delamere (comedy), Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €30. https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/event/neil-delamere-neil-by-mouth/
Nov 4 The Lost Brothers, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. TLB are Oisin Leech from Meath and Mark McCausland from Tyrone. 'Their sound is inspired by a range of influences that include the writings of Patrick Kavanagh and John Fante, the music of Billie Holliday, and the paintings of Jack B Yeats.' https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873638044
Nov 4 (9.30pm) Bell X1, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford. Tickets €42. https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/events/list/
Nov 5 (12 noon) Kristian Grey, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, The Quays, Wexford. 'uproarious comedy magic show for kids!' Tickets €12. https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/event/kristian-grey-master-of-magical-wonders-mysteries/
Nov 10-12 North Wexford Traditional Singing Féile, Loch Garman Arms Hotel, Gorey. www.northwexfordtraditionalsingingcircle.ie
Nov 11 (8pm) Mike Denver and Guests, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets: €35+Facility Fee. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 12 The Remedy Club, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford.
Nov 12 (8pm) Declan O'Rourke, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €35 + fees. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/declan-orourke
Nov 12 (8pm) ABBA FOREVER, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets: €30 + Facility Fee.
Nov 15 Abba Forever, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey
Nov 17 Chris Kent: Back at it, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
Nov 17 (8pm) Pilgrim Street, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, fused with traditional folk songs. Won loats of Wexford fans on their previous visit so expect tickets to sell well. Tickets €25/22. Tel 053 9123764. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873637845
Nov 18 (8pm) SJ McArdle presents PORT, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. 'PORT, is a new song cycle from contemporary Drogheda folk artist SJ McArdle, full of timeless, indelible folk songs.' Produced by Droichead Arts Centre with Arts Council support. 'Features Carol Keogh (Plague Monkeys), Graham Henderson (Moving Hearts, Sinead O’Connor) and Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, The Waterboys) along with vocalist John Ruddy and fiddle player Barry Kieran (Kern) ... SJ was previously the songwriter and singer in award-winning Irish folk band Kern.' Highly recommended. Tickets €20/18. https://sjmcardle.com/port/
Nov 21-25 Oklahama!, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross
Nov 22-26 Frederick Douglass Wexford Civil Rights Festival, Wexford. https://www.facebook.com/FrederickDouglassWexfordCivilRightsFestival2020
Nov 22 So Say So (poetry and spoken word with musical accompaniment, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Hosted by Stephen James Smith. Special guest is Zaffar Kunial whose debut collection, Us, was shortlisted for a number of prizes, including the T. S. Eliot Prize. England’s Green. His latest collection, has been shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Rathbones Folio Prize and the Ondaatje Prize. In partnership with The Frederick Douglass & Civil Rights Festival this event is supported by the British Council in Ireland. Tickets €5/10/15. www.wexfordartscentre.ie
Nov 24-Dec 2 Decadent Theatre Company present On Such As We by Billy Roche, National Opera House, Wexford. 'Oweney's barbershop and the rooms to let above it offer refuge to a host of lonely hearts: a recently laid off hotel night porter, an angry young artist, a troubled orphan girl, a wounded old windower, a likely bruiser and the beautiful Maeve. All of them in their own various ways fall under Oweney's loving spell.' Tickets: €20 - €27.50 + Facility Fee. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 24 Step Into Christmas (tribute band), Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey
Nov 25 (7.30pm) Ballet Ireland's Carmen, National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/ballet-irelands-carmen
Nov 25 Rock Into Christmas (tribute band), Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey
Nov 29 (8pm) Phil Coulter - 'Four score and then' tour, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey. Tickets: €35 + booking fee from gr8events.ie
Dec 1 Pat Shortt & Faye Shortt Comedy Show, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. https://stmichaelsnewross.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873650701
Dec 2 (7.30pm) Irish Baroque Orchestra with Chamber Choir Ireland presents Handel’s Messiah, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €27/22 + fees. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/irish-baroque-orchestra-handels-messiah
Dec 3 (3pm) Just This Once: Ali Comerford, 2023 RESONATE artist-in-residence, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €15 + fees. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/just-this-once
Dec 3 (8pm) New York Tenors Deirdre Masterson, National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/christmas-new-york-tenors-deirdre-masterson
Dec 5 A Christmas Country with the Stars, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. With Philomena Begley, Declan Nerney, Mick Flavin, Shawn Cuddy, Own Mac and the Keltic Storm Band.
Dec 6 (7.30pm) Sunday Miscellany Celebrates Christmas with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Opera House, Wexford. This concert will feature in the RTÉ Radio 1 Christmas schedule. Tickets €33-40. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/sunday-miscellany-celebrates-christmas
Dec 8 Nathan Carter, National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/nathan-carter
Dec 9 Coldplace - tribute to Coldplay, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford.
Dec 14-16 Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan: a staged reading presented by Four Rivers Theatre, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Directed by Ben Barnes and accompanied with original music by Eleanor McEvoy. WAC has definitely struck gold with this one. I herewith issue a prediction: the success of this show will have all involved parties feeling very pleased with themselves. It has BOX OFFICE SUCCESS written all over it. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9123764. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873639526
Dec 15 (7.30pm) Christmas Gala with Claudia Boyle and National Symphony Orchestra, National Opera House, Wexford. Conductor: David Brophy. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/christmas-gala-with-claudia-boyle
Dec 17 (8pm) Small Things Like These presented by Four Rivers Theatre, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. Directed by Ben Barnes and accompanied with original music by Eleanor McEvoy, Small Things Like These, a Booker Prize nominated novel, is set in 1985 in a Co. Wexford town. https://stmichaelsnewross.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873650749
Dec 21 Lankum, National Opera House, Wexford. Award-winning trad/folk group. Tickets €32.50 + fees. Tel 053 9122144. Selling fast! https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/lankum
Jan 7 The Fureys, National Opera House, Wexford.
Jan 12 Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame, National Opera House, Wexford
Jan 13 Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets: €34.50 + Facility Fee. Tel 053 9122144.
Jan 26 Mack Fleetwood, National Opera House, Wexford.
Jan 27 Mary Black: 40th Anniversary Tour, National Opera House, Wexford.
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. www.facebook.com/katiedalys
The Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
Presentation Arts Centre is a multi-purpose facility with a 160 seat theatre and a very varied programme. "The atmospheric theatre is perfect for intimate concerts, gigs, art exhibitions ..." Vicky Barron (musician and teacher)
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
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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.