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Wexford Festival Opera opens its doors for business this evening and that means it's ... FIREWORKS NIGHT! Once the talk-talk is over the skies above the quays will explode into life and for the next few minutes all eyes will be trained on the heavens. Time: 7.40pm sharp.

October really is a wonderful time to be in Wexford with not one but three festivals running concurrently. The Spiegeltent Festival has been packing 'em in for the past week and it still has another week to run. WFO has its usual busy programme with operas, recitals, short works, lectures, etc. For many The Fringe is where the real action happens - gigs, theatre, comedy, exhibitions and, of course, the Guinness Singing & Swinging Pubs. Main thing is to get out and enjoy it - the Winter will be long enough. Let the festivities commence!

Art Loadsa Wexford Fringe Festival exhibitions opening this weekend. This Sat be sure to catch the various exhibition openings (listed below) those at Light & Shadow Gallery and The Pigyard Gallery (both Selskar), the exciting Creative Hub, and David Daly's annual show at The Pumphouse. Full details in the Fringe Festival Guide. Just a few highlights listed below.
Both Talbot Hotel and Clayton Whites host the usual big number of established artists.
David Daly's Images of Birds exhibition opens at The Pumphouse, Wildfowl Reserve, Ardcavan at 4pm, Sat, Oct 20.
The new Creative Hub at the Bull Ring Mall, Wexford has its official launch 6pm, Sat, Oct 20. Packed full of arts and crafts of all kinds.
Wexford Arts Centre has an exhibition by Joanna Kidney, We Are Hurtling Into The Future.
The eclectic Blue Egg Gallery on John's Gate St, Wexford has a lovely show BRAVURA 2018 which runs until Nov 4.
Greenacres Gallery in Wexford has its seriously good Festival Exhibition in place until 17 Nov. Sonja Landweer is the featured artist.
Serena Caulfield's Fragments is on display in the vestibule of The Vine Restaurant, North Main St, Wexford.
Jonathan Murphy's new gallery Light and Shadow at 24 Selskar St, Wexford (opposite Spectrum) has a group show for the festival entitle ART=430-770THz. Opens Fri, Oct 19 at 8pm and runs to Nov 5.
Kamera8 is a top grade photography gallery tucked away on Wexford's Rowe Street. Present exciting group show is entitled "PAINTING IS DEAD ... says WHO? Ends Sat, Oct 20.
The Pigyard Gallery, Wexford has the Jackie Edwards Exhibition 'Vikings of the Modern World' officially opening evening of Sat, Oct 20 and running until Nov 10.
Wexford County Council has BRIAN MAGUIRE War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings from Oct 26.
The Collins-Grant Gallery is on Wexford's Rowe Street. Big selection of photographs and paintings.
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 on Esmonde St, Gorey has put the town on the visual arts map. Owner Claire O'Connell has a good eye.
Too many other festival exhibitions to list. Check out Fringe Festival Guide.

Film
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. Link to Wexford Town Library events.

For latest info on upcoming shows, events and other attractions check out the following sites:
www.wexfordartscentre.ie
www.wexfordoperahouse.ie
www.visitwexford.ie
https://hookpeninsula.com/event/hook-peninsula-gig-guide
www.wexlive.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Slaney-News
Read Slaney News Online: www.issuu.com/slaneynews

Listings
Oct 19-28 Wexford Spiegeltent Festival.https://wexfordspiegeltent.com
Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €30.
Oct 19 - Nov 4 Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford town. Grand opening on the quays at 7pm followed by fireworks at 7.30pm.
Oct 19 - Nov 4 Wexford Fringe Festival
Oct 19 (8pm) Mala Vita by Umberto Giordano / L'oracolo by Franco Leoni (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Oct 19 (8pm) Mike Denver and band, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross, Co Wexford. Tel 051 421255.
Oct 19-21 (nightly 8pm) The Scourge (theatre), Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Back by Demand, after world premiere sell out performances and standing ovations at its initial run. Written and performed by Michelle Dooley Mahon and directed by Ben Barnes. Three performances only. Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 19 (9pm) Prohibition Party, Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €35.
Oct 19 Dermot Byrne & The Dirt Road Band, T Morris, Monck St, Wexford. The real deal; always brilliant.
Oct 20 NATIONAL HARP DAY / Lá na Cruite - events happening all over the country including in Gorey, Wexford and Carrig on Bannow.
Oct 20 (10.30am) Dr Tom Walsh Annual Lecture: Sir Thomas Allen, St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. Presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 20 (1pm) Soprano Duets with Rith Gallagher and Patricia Goggins, The Friary, Francis Street, Wexford. Adm €15 (teens €5, U10s free).
Oct 20 (1pm) Kevin Lawlor Trio, Wexford Library, Mallin St, Wexford. Free gig.
Oct 20 (1.05pm) Lunchtime Classical Recital St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. Presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 20 (3.30pm) Don Pasquale by Donizetti, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 20 (6pm) Wexford Harp Ensemble, St Iberius Church, Wexford. Celebrating Lá na Cruite / National Harp Day.
Oct 20 (7pm) Paul Noonan (Bell X1), Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €25.
Oct 20 (8pm) Dinner At Eight by William Bolcom (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Oct 20 - Nov 2 Wexford Guinness Singing & Swinging Pubs (Wexford Fringe Festival), Wexford town.
Oct 20 (10pm) The Stunning, Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €28.
Oct 21 (11am) Á La Carte by Bernstein, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 21 (3pm) Wexford Festival Singers presents Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest, Rowe Street Church, Wexford. With Roisín O’Grady (soprano), Gina Oberoi (mezzo soprano). Orchestral Ensemble led by Eimear Heeney. Conductor: Dr. Kevin O’Carroll. Tickets €18 from Wexford Arts Centre. Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 21 (3pm) Choral Concert, Rowe St Church, Wexford. With Wexford Festival Singers, orchestral ensemble and soloists. Prog: Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest. Tickets €20 from Wexford Arts Centre - tel 053 9123764.
Oct 21 (5pm) Il Bravo by Saverio Mercadente (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Oct 22-27 Michael Collins - A Musical Drama, presented by Oyster Lane Theatre Group, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford. Tickets €12-50 (family/group).
Oct 22 (and every Monday 8.30pm) Set Dancing Classes, Clonard Community Centre, Clonard, Wexford.
Oct 23-27 (1.05pm daily) Lunchtime Classical Recitals St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. Presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 23 (3.30pm) La Fanciulla Del West by Puccini, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 23 (8pm) Dinner At Eight by William Bolcom (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Oct 24 (3.30pm) Don Pasquale by Donizetti, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 24 (8pm) Il Bravo by Saverio Mercadente (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Oct 24 -28 (nightly 8pm) Factory Girls presented by Wexford Drama Group, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €14/12. Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 25 (3.30pm) Á La Carte by Bernstein, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 25 (7pm) Paul Brady with Steve Fletcher, Bill Shanley & Suzanne Savage, Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €37.
Oct 25 (7pm) An Evening with Don Conroy, Wexford Library, Mallin St, Wexford. Don will be showing how we can look at life and nature in a creative way. This event features storytelling and drawing. Free (pre-booking advised - tel 053 9196760.
Oct 25 (7pm) Joe Neal reads from his recently-published Rossetti’s Wombat collection of poems, Enniscorthy Library, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
Oct 25 (8pm) Mala Vita by Umberto Giordano / L'oracolo by Franco Leoni (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Oct 25 (8pm) Wexford Folk Orchestra + guest singer Matt Murphy, Riverbank House Hotel, Ferrybank, Wexford. Adm €12.
Oct 25-28 (8pm nightly) One Act Comedy with Ballycogley Players, St Michael's Hall, Thomas St, Wexford. Adm €10.
Oct 25 (9pm) Imelda Kehoe Unplugged (songwriter), Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford. Tickets €10 from Wexford Arts Centre. Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 25 (10pm) The Academic, Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €25.
Oct 26 (2pm) Lewis & Dav, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Instrumental acoustic jazz, funk & pop with influences from Django Reinhardt to Snarky Puppy and Led Zeppelin to Dirty Loops. Tickets €12/10. Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 26 (3.30pm) La Fanciulla Del West by Puccini, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 26 (6.30pm) Bandstand presents Tuesday At Six + guests Seany O'Keefe Hempenstall, Kyro Jones, Ten Ounce Mouse - Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. A night of homegrown pop and rock. Adm €10. Tickets www.presentationcentre.ie
Oct 26 (7pm) Neil Delamere (comedy), Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €25.
Oct 26 (8pm) Dinner At Eight by William Bolcom (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Oct 26,27 (8.30pm nightly) Holy Mary (drama), National Opera House (JH Theatre), Wexford. Written by Eoin Colfer, produced by Breda Cashe, directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks and starring Mary Murray and Maeve Fitzgerald. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144
Oct 26 Secret Singers, Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9233000.
Oct 26 (10pm) Hudson Taylor, Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €23.
Oct 27 (11am) Sae Yoon Chon Piano Recital, presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Winner of 11th Dublin International Piano Competition. Tickets €25-30. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 27 (12.30-2pm) The Music of Words with Front Room Poets, Book Centre, Main St, Wexford. Free.
Oct 27 (1.05pm) Valda Chamber Choir, Wexford County Council, Carriglawn, Wexford. With guests Saxology. Tickets on door.
Oct 27 (3.30pm) Don Pasquale by Donizetti, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 27 (7pm) Delorentos - The Surrender Tour, Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €20.
Oct 27 (8pm) Il Bravo by Saverio Mercadente (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Oct 27 (8pm) ACT (Attwell Connolly Tandem), Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford. Tickets €10 from centre. A jazz/fusion project lead by Peter Connolly (Ireland) & Chris Attwell (UK), both alumni of Berklee College of Music (Valencia). Listen!
Oct 27 Open Mic Night with guests Teresa & The Stars, The Sawdust Inn, The Ballagh, Co Wexford. Start of a series. Charity fundraiser.
Oct 27 (10pm) Something Happens with guests Hue & Cry, Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €28.
Oct 28 (11am) Á La Carte by Bernstein, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 28 (3pm) Mala Vita by Umberto Giordano / L'oracolo by Franco Leoni (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Oct 28 (8.30pm) Wexford Festival Gala Concert presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets €50-80. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 28 (10pm) The Boomtown Rats, Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €45.
Oct 29 (12 noon + 4pm) Jackula, Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford Ages 4-12. Tickets €7.50. www.presentationcentre.ie
Oct 29 (2pm) Wexford Male Voice Choir Lunchtime Concert, Wexford Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford. With guest Aileen Donohoe. Tickets €10. Tel 053 9199199.
Oct 29 (7pm) You'll Never Walk Alone (concert), St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. Variety concert celebrating 40th anniversary of Wexford Mental Health Association. Adm €10.
Oct 29-Nov 1 (8pm nightly) WLOS presents 'Hits from the Musicals', Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. Tickets €22.50 from WLOS office, High St. Tel 053 9174808.
Oct 30-Nov 3 (nightly 8pm) "When I Snap my Fingers" by Bruce Adams & "After the Picnic" by David Foxton, presented by Bridge Drama, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €12. Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 30 (8pm) Il Bravo by Saverio Mercadente (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Oct 30-31 (1.05pm daily) Lunchtime Classical Recitals St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. Presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 30 (3.30pm) La Fanciulla Del West by Puccini, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 30 (8pm) Mala Vita by Umberto Giordano / L'oracolo by Franco Leoni (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Oct 30-Nov 3 (8pm nightly) 2 One Act Plays presented by Bridge Drama, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €12. Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 31 (3.30pm) Don Pasquale by Donizetti, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 31 (8pm) Michael English with guest Brendan Shine, Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9237800.
Nov 1,2 (1.05pm daily) Lunchtime Classical Recitals St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. Presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 1 (3.30pm) Á La Carte by Bernstein, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 1 (8pm) Dinner At Eight by William Bolcom (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Nov 2-4 Wexford Literary Festival, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Nov 2 Billy Roche Short Play Award featuring four selected works by four authors (Declan Dempsey, John J Kelly, David Butler, Dominic Palmer), Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. For tickets email marianolan007@gmail.com.
Nov 2,3 (8.30pm nightly) Holy Mary (drama), National Opera House (JH Theatre), Wexford. Written by Eoin Colfer, produced by Breda Cashe, directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks and starring Mary Murray and Maeve Fitzgerald. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144
Nov 3 (12 noon) Rachel Kelly (mezzo soprano) accompanied by Fiachra Garvey (piano), National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €25. Presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 3 Open Mic Night, The Sawdust Inn, The Ballagh, Co Wexford.
Nov 2 (3.30pm) La Fanciulla Del West by Puccini, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 3 (3.30pm) Don Pasquale by Donizetti, Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. This Festival Shortwork is presented by Wexford Festival Opera. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 3 (8pm) Mala Vita by Umberto Giordano / L'oracolo by Franco Leoni (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Nov 4 (3pm) Handel's Dixit Dominus and Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with orchestra and chorus, National Opera House, presented by Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 4 (8pm) Dinner At Eight by William Bolcom (opera), presented by Wexford Festival Opera, National Opera House, High St, Wexford.
Nov 9 (8pm) Green Road, Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Great new trad/folk band performing "truly great songs of the Irish Folk Tradition". Tickets €12 (€7 for U14). Tel 053 9233000. www.presentationcentre.ie
Nov 10 (8pm) New Ross Remembers (concert), St Michael's Theatre, New Ross, Co Wexford. 100 years on from when it all dragged to a sorry end, New Ross Remembers the First World War 1914-1918. Music, songs, poems and letters from the trenches. Tickets €25. St Michael's Theatre, New Ross, Co Wexford. Tel 051 421255.
Nov 10 Open Mic Night, The Sawdust Inn, The Ballagh, Co Wexford.
Nov 17 (8pm) The Nualas present 'Grand Slam', National Opera House, Wexford. Tel 053 9122144
Nov 17 Open Mic Night, The Sawdust Inn, The Ballagh, Co Wexford.
Nov 22 (8pm) Abandoman (hip-hop, comedy), Greenacres, Wexford. Welcome to the world of Ireland’s finest hip hop musical comedian, Rob Broderick, a.k.a. Abandoman. Tickets €20.
Nov 23 (8pm) 'Hello Again', the story of Neil Diamond, National Opera House, Wexford. Tel 053 9122144
Nov 24,25 (8pm nightly) Abba Forever, National Opera House (JH Theatre), Wexford. Tel 053 9122144
Nov 24 (8pm) Wexford Sinfonia presents Mozart, Rachmaninoff & Beethoven, National Opera House, Wexford. Tel 053 9122144
Nov 24 (8.30pm) Corner Boy, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764.
Nov 30 (7.30pm) Ballet Ireland presents The Nutcracker, National Opera House, Wexford. Tel 053 9122144
Nov 30 (8pm) Natalie Clein (cello), Julius Drake (piano) and Claire Booth (soprano) presented by Music Network, National Opera House, Wexford. Tel 053 9122144
Nov 30, Dec 2 Canaries by Bernard Farrell (comic drama) directed by Michael Stafford and presented by Camross Drama, The Hall, Camross, Co Wexford.
Dec 12,13 Canaries by Bernard Farrell (comic drama) directed by Michael Stafford and presented by Camross Drama, The Hall, Camross, Co Wexford.
Dec 21Winter Solstice Fire Cáca Milis Cabaret, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764. www.cacamilis.org

Dec 28 Pierce Turner's Christmas Concert, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford.

Regular "Residency" Gigs in Co. Wexford
(Please contact all venues in advance in case of change in schedule.)
Mondays
St Brigid's Hall, Clonegal hosts House of Song and Story 3rd Monday of the month (8pm).
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
Upton Court Hotel, Kilmnuckridge - Traditional Irish Night.
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
Weekly Bingo, Dun Mhuire Theatre, Wexford.
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.
The Anvil, Ballymurn - Irish Night (first friday monthly)
Stamp's Pub, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - Trad session
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
Seán Óg's, Kilmuckridge - live music
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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Download (free if you like!): One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali by Derek Gripper
Musician Derek Gripper's acclaimed new album
One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali is available for download. Pay what you want.

Wexford Walking Tours
Wexford Walking Tours run informative and entertaining historical tours of Wexford Town all year round. Meet at the Tourist Office on The Quays any day (except Sunday) at 11am; also daily tour (3pm) of Selskar Abbey meeting at An Tobar, Westgate. Tel 053 9175171 / 086 3526133 / 086 1079497.
www.wexfordwalkingtours.net

Trax Music Store ... Now Online
Trax Music Store (St Aidan's, Wexford town) now have a virtual shop window via their website
www.trax.ie or www.traxmusicstore.com.

Storytelling in Co Wexford
For info on storytelling venues/events in County Wexford see
www.storiesfromthehearth.ie.


Beautiful zychadelic pop from Wales? Listen to Jonny now!
Listen to Jonny at
www.turnstilemusic.net then download their free ep.

Listen to Villagers now!
Listen to Choice Music nominated Villagers at
www.wearevillagers.com. If you like what you hear but the cd. (Note if you like this music you will love Wexford Ian Doyle's much anticipated cd - should be on the shelves in March.)

Listen to James V. McMorrow now!
Listen to Choice Music Prize nominated James V. McMorrow's latest opus at
www.jamesvmcmorrow.com then go buy the album. This is beautiful music.

One for lovers of old classical music records
vinylfatigue.blogspot.com

freealbums.blogsome
freealbums.blogsome.com

Read books online for free!
http://chestofbooks.com

Visit www.avidgroup.co.uk for budget price jazz cds
Want to build your jazz/lounge music collection? And do it on a tight budget? Check out
www.avidgroup.co.uk

Discovering Drama
Drama classes for kids age 5 and up. See
www.discoveringdrama.com. Tel 087 6858457.

Wexford Hillwalkers
New members welcome. See
www.wexfordhillwalkingclub.com

Visit pitchfork.com for latest music reviews
Visit
http://pitchfork.com for great music reviews.

The Ballet Academy, Wexford
The Ballet Academy has moved to the Youth Arts Studio, Pinewood Business Park, Wexford (beside Lidl). Under the charming and very experienced Dara Pierce students are assured of top class tuition and guidance. Weekly classes for ages 3-18 years. Tel 087 9871793.
http://theballetacademy.ie

Irish Music Blog - www.nialler9.com
www.nialler9.com

http://folkmusicsmb.blogspot.com
One for World music completists:
http://folkmusicsmb.blogspot.com

The Story of Roky Erickson
Read about an album getting rave reviews in America and read the sad story of the guy behind it,
Roky Erickson. Then go visit one of the sites streaming the hypnotic track Goodbye Sweet Dreams.
Roky Erickson Website

Get on the South Wexford Craft Trail
Want to see a different side to Wexford, one of quite industriousness? Get your hands on a guide to the South Wexford Craft Trail. This is a collaborative project involving ten nationally-known crafts men and women living locally – some native to the area, others drawn to this unique and inspiring region from elsewhere in Ireland. Sponsored by Wexford County Enterprise Board and the Crafts Council of Ireland this attractive Trail Guide takes the traveller through the rich and pastoral South Wexford countryside, with the sea shore never far away, on a tour of small-scale studios where visitors are warmly welcomed by their owners. The South Wexford Craft Trail was conceived with the aim of creating an opportunity to ‘meet the makers’ behind these successful enterprises, those who have made South Wexford the hotbed of creativity it is today. Further info: Patricia Howard Cowley. Email pathowcow@gmail.com

SXSW - Intro/Promo pack with hundreds of tracks
www.sxswtorrent.com/.

Good English website dealing in Americana
www.americana-uk.com

NY Times "Annual Year in Ideas"
NY Times "Annual Year in Ideas"
The NY Times Magazine looks back on the past year from its favored perch: ideas. They have searched out "noteworthy notions of 2009 — the twigs and sticks and shiny paper scraps of human ingenuity ... the most clever, important, silly and just plain weird innovations ... from all corners of the thinking world".

Listen to connected.ie's online radio.
www.connected.ie online radio

Treasure trove of old African music (RSS - streaming)
www.voanews.com/english/africa

Blog with some tasty African tracks from the vaults.
http://awesometapesfromafrica.blogspot.com

Bluegrass Sessions in Dublin
For anyone heading to Dublin for a weekend there is regular old time American country and bluegrass provided by Bill Whelan and friends at The Cobblestone, Smithfield Square every Saturday from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Also the 2RN String band perform on Wednesday nights at 9:30pm in J. McNeill’s Bar, Capel Street, Dublin.

saggyrecordcabinet.blogspot - another one for lovers of old time American country and bluegrass
saggyrecordcabinet.blogspot

Rural TV on Sky 279
Checkout Sky channel - 279 for ‘Rural TV’ - broadcasting for 24 hours a day, is an American station with a mixture of programmes on farming, cowboy culture, tractor racing and - here’s the interesting bit - Country Music. ‘Bluegrass & Backwoods’ is a daily show about Kentucky- horses, making dulcimers and Bluegrass music. ‘Country Gathering Reunion’ features around 20 old Country singers sitting around talking about the 'Good Old Days Of Country' whilst ‘Gospel Gathering’ is pure Gospel Bluegrass with many excellent groups. Porter Wagoner & Wilburn Bros TV shows from the 1960's and early 70's are repeated throughout the week. ‘Pop Goes Country’ features Ralph Emery and an array of 1970s country. There’s also the Marty Stuart Show with Earl Scruggs, Rhonda Vincent, Leroy Troy and Nashville Mafia Jug Band with Eddie Stubbs as MC.

Wexford Libraries - loads going on!
Check out the Wexford Libraries website to see what is happening at your local library. They have a busy schedule in place:
Wexford Libraries Website

Listen online to some classy flat-pickin'
Flatpicking Guitar Online

grapewrath.blogspot.com - great for folk/bluegrass/old time
grapewrath.blogspot.com

croz.fm - one for music completists
croz.fm

Rainy day online activities for kids with weansworld.org
Here's a nice little website which should keep the children occupied in their idle moments. There are games, jigsaws, pictures to colour in, and stories including a good five part cartoon adventure about Cúchulainn. http://www.weansworld.org/

See Wexford in 2min 55secs with music by the Submersibles
Definitely something in the water in Wexford these days. See how it's affected Andi McGarry and his compadres:
Speedy Ramble through Wexford landscape with music by the Submersibles

Neil Young Live in Concert 1968
It's 1968 and Neil Young is about to release his self-titled debut solo album. Here he is in front of a full house (to his surprise!) playing some of the songs that would go on to make him a household favorite. Even though that was40 years ago the recording has only now been made available. Hear it here in its entirety.
North Carolina Public Radio"

The latest happenings on the Irish music scene ... Hotpress
Skip James sings Worried Blues (YouTube)
Classic video recording of
Skip James singing Worried Blues.

Kristin Hersh, LIVE - free downloads
If you like Kristin Hersh visit
this site where, with the blessing of the former Throwing Muses woman herself, you can download, in various formats, live tracks. If you like what you hear, you are welcome to make a donation at the kristinhersh.com tip jar.

check out www.bluehighwaystv.com
www.bluehighwaystv.com is an excellent source of music and information. It's the only TV network available today that holds a deep connection and commitment to bluegrass and roots music. From bluegrass and folk to gospel and blues, BlueHighways TV states it has always remained true to all facets of this great musical genre. Their programming showcases the artists and venues that have helped to fuel the passion of roots music fans throughout the world

Listen! Music while you work - Josh Ritter
The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter - full album streaming

Listen! Music while you work - IMC
Improvised Music Company's online music player (12 tracks). Style: World, jazz, alternative.

Wonderful slide show from The New York Times
Check out this lovely slide show from The New Tork Times with the title
Faces Of Africa.

SOUTH EAST LIVE ... KILKENNY, WATERFORD, TIPP, CARLOW, WICKLOW
All the action is not necessarily going down in Wexford. See what's happening in the neighbouring counties.
Munster Express Weekly Ents Page for Waterford
Munster Express Arts Guide
Waterford Today Guide
Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
Whazon Guide to Kilkenny
Carlow's Eigse Festival
Tinahely Arts Centre
Mermaid Arts Centre
New Music Club, Clonmel

1965 Fincastle Bluegrass Festival Video
Extract from the
1965 Fincastle Bluegrass Festival featuring some beautiful old time playing and singing. Approx 9 mins long.

See old-time music film footage on the web
Check out
folkstreams.net where you can watch short extracts from the various Alan Lomax (and others) documentaries and films that include footage of old time musicians etc.

Fantastic Bluegrass Documentary with Music
What a find! If you have broadband check out www.madisoncountyproject.org and go for one of the videos under Video Builds on the right. 25 minute video of (mainly) singing traditions in Madison County, North Carolina, with input from
Sheila Kay Adams and various other singers plus interviews with (and film clips from) John Cohen [of the original New Lost City Ramblers - Tom Paley who plays Wexford Hooves 'n' Grooves Festival was also a member].
Thanks to Richard Hawkins of Bluegrass Ireland for bringing this to our attention.


Alan Lomax Archive Launched on the Web
The Alan Lomax Archive is pleased to announce the culmination of its seven-year effort to preserve and disseminate the work of one of the 20th century’s foremost folklorists and musicologists, Alan Lomax. Lomax recorded and nurtured the careers of Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, and other legends; his recordings of many more obscure artists have been featured in works such as O Brother Where Art Thou?. Alan Lomax believed in a principle he called “cultural equity,” the need for all cultures to be equally represented in the media and in the classroom. Through years of comparative research on folk song style, he drew a convincing parallel between natural and cultural ecology which underscores the importance of preserving our intangible oral heritage. Alan Lomax believed it was imperative to return traditions to their home sources and artists, a strategy he called “cultural feedback.” In that spirit, on April 22, 2005 The Alan Lomax Database will go online; also, over the next ten months, the Association for Cultural Equity, which administers the Alan Lomax Archive, will send digital copies of audio and video recordings and photographs by Alan Lomax to a number of libraries and archives in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Europe so that they will be available locally to people in or from the regions in which they were originally made. The Alan Lomax Database, www.lomaxarchive.com, is a multimedia catalogue of the audio and video recordings and photographs made by Alan Lomax from 1946–1994, as well as of recordings made by few of his colleagues. It will also ultimately include some of the older collections of audio recordings made by Lomax on behalf of the Library of Congress, which have been transferred and remastered using cutting-edge technology. Developed and built by personnel and consultants of the Alan Lomax Archive, the Database features 25 collections and thousands of recordings, which have been preserved, digitized, and cataloged over the past several years with funds from the Rock, Concordia, Rockefeller, Richmond, and Grammy foundations, the Save America’s Treasures Program, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. The Alan Lomax Collection on Rounder Records is a multi-series, 100+ CD collection of folk music and narrative drawn from Alan Lomax’s international field recordings. For more information go to www.rounder.com/series/lomax_alan/

Great American Festivals - Great Holiday Idea!
'Music Heritage Trails in America's Southern Highlands' organises holidays based around top American festivals. Co-ordinated by American and Worldwide Travel of Tunbridge Wells as well as organising a package to MerleFest in April, there are various very attractive offers being put together which will take in a string of other festivals such as the Ralph Stanley Memorial Bluegrass Festival at Smith Ridge, Virginia in May; Wayne C. Henderson's Music Festival (Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia) in June; Asheville's Mountain Dance & Folk Music Festival, and Doc Watson Music Festival (both in North Carolina) in July; Carter Family Memorial Festival and Galax Old Time Fiddler's Convention (both Virginia) in August; Music In The Mountains Festival, in North Carolina in September; and Blue Ridge Folklife Festival (Virginia) in October. Each itinerary has been planned to present as much of the rich character and musical heritage of the region to visitors, so there are daily trips to important places such as The Carter Fold and A.P. Carter Museum as well as chances to attend local hoe-downs and opportunities to meet sparkling personalities such as banjo picker extraordinaire, Raymond Fairchild at his Maggie Valley Opry. Beautifully illustrated brochures have been produced giving full details of the various packages and can be obtained by e-mail: info@awwt.co.uk or by phoning to 01892 511894.

Join the Music Maker Association!
The Music Maker Association supports independent songwriters, performers and record labels with a number of initiatives from internet and magazine publicity to live performances through showcases, festivals and CD distribution? Their website has a selection of members CDs with audio tracks, a Directory of Performers, Clubs, and Businesses, an on-line store and Web Radio. Log onto www.tradmusic.net visit some of their associated sites and consider becoming a member so that they can help to promote your music. Also under the Music Maker banner is The Independents CD Catalogue – so if you have produced a CD and have no distributor then this could be the answer for you. The printed catalogue is mailed to CD buyers and record stores together with a compilation disc and followed up by personal calls. The catalogue is also on line and achieves sales world wide. To view the catalogue click on the ‘On-Line Store’ logo on www.tradmusic.net As a member of the MMA you can have a page profile on the web free of charge, or they can register your own address and design a website with audio linked to the Music Maker Web which gets thousands of visitors every month telephone 0207 424-0027 or visit www.magnet-publishing.co.uk

Links...Links...Links...Links...Links...
Links to a selection of recommended sites
Here's a few from that list:
Wexford Races
Whitford House Hotel
Padraig Grant
Michael Londra
Pierce Turner
Bui Bolg
North Wexford Tourism
Gorey Little Theatre
Wexford Language School
Bunclody
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