Karin Leitner

Flute & Irish Tinwhistle

21st September 8pm

Introducing Karin‘s Irish Compositions as Austria’s Female Composer

Karin has lived in a cottage on the Birr Castle Estate in Co. Offaly, composing 4 of her CDs, which sound filmic. She uses a lot of Irish traditional instruments that she recorded in Dublin.

She will play her own compositions on flute and Irish tinwhistle with orchestra and will also perform well-known film music (Lion King, Titanic,The Misson, Beauty & the Beast) and Lyric FM classical highlights. The evening is promised to delight and inspire and she will tell stories in between about her travels to spark you on.

A truly delightful occasion with a talented and inspiring woman.

Kindly sponsored by the Austrian Embassy in Dublin.

Inspector Drake and the Black Widow

October 5th – 8th, 12th, 13th & 15th at 8pm.

When oil tycoon John Johnson is found with a huge sword in his back, it looks like a straightforward case of dying illegally.

But things in Drake’s world are never as they seem.

  • Why was Johnson badly disguised as his own wife?
  • Why had he eaten a tortoise?
  • And why do all the women in the house look similar?

This amateur production of “Inspector Drake and the Black Widow” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Songwriters in the Round

with Dave McKendry & Grainne Hunt
20th October 8:30pm

It will be a night to remember with this amazing duo.

Dave McKendry
Belfast singer/songwriter Dave McKendry has been touring Europe extensively since 2016. Wracking up hundreds of shows in 2019 he retreated to the studio in 2020 to craft his debut album. From intimate solo shows to sold-out support tours, “he captures every audience, regardless the size of the stage.”

Grainne Hunt
Gráinne Hunt is a contemporary nu-folk singer/ songwriter with a rich background in performance and songwriting. She’s sung with Glen Hansard and U2, has opened for Gladys Knight and Eagle Eye Cherry and has been compared to Tracy Chapman, and Natalie Merchant. ‘an astounding voice that will melt your heart. No crowd can resist.’

Film – Hocus Pocus

27th October 6pm

Sponsored by Ballyhoura Development

Dir: Kenny Ortega USA 1993 Duration 96 mins Cert: PG

Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw

Language: English

Three hundred years after they were sentenced to die in Salem, a trio of witches return to gain their revenge.

Terrorizing the town’s trick-or-treaters on Halloween, riding on vacuum cleaners instead of broomsticks, the only thing that can stop them is a black cat – in fact a boy who was turned into feline form on the day of the witches’ original execution.

George Murphy & Friends

10th November 2023 8pm

George Murphy burst onto the Irish Music Scene at just 17 with a number 1 album.

Now 20 years later, having worked with some of the best names in Irish Music, George has set up his own band The Rising Sons.

Born out of a local session, their shows are selling out all over the country and have people talking from North South East and West.

Don’t miss the opportunity to check out this stripped-back intimate performance with George and a few of The Sons.

Songs of the Drifters

26th November 8pm

With Special Guests Desi Egan & Gundy Humphries.

This fabulous vocal group relives the magic of that splendid era breathing new life into those fabulous songs such as ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’-Under the Boardwalk-Save the Last dance-My Girl etc etc.

The lineup includes the legendary Richie Sampson who was the frontman for the fantastic British band, The Foundations. The vocal group is completed by Paul Anthony, Roy Bailey and Victor Alexander all renowned vocalists in their own right. This Drifters Tribute Band performances have been recognised worldwide and the following are some relevant quotes…….

‘Their performance and star quality is the nearest to the real thing
that I have seen’…. Alan Warner, Chairman of the Agency’s Association’

‘These guys are truly remarkable…..simply outstanding…..Joe Loughnane MBE

Tina Turner Tribute Show

6th January 2024 8pm

Prepare to be blown away by Proud Mary and her sensational live band “City Limits,” delivering an extraordinary Tina Turner tribute experience.

Complete with heels, fishnets, and that iconic red lipstick, she embodies the essence of Tina, in an unforgettable night of soulful performances. Prepare to groove to hits like ‘Private Dancer,’ ‘The Best,’ ‘Steamy Windows,’ and ‘Nutbush’ among others.

With a commanding stage presence and a powerhouse voice, Proud Mary guarantees an unforgettable night, delivering all the beloved rock icon’s chart-topping classics.