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Wednesday &  Friday 10-5pm

Thursday & Saturday 3-10pm

 

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Upcoming Events

Music- 'Suspension' with Kenmare Musicians

 

Saturday 21st April -  8pm
Tickets €18/€15

'Suspension' - A Journey through musical genres with Kenmare's finest

 This concert, entitled 'Suspension', will feature four classically-trained performers; singer Grace Foley, harpist Tara Viscardi, pianist Kieran Finnegan and violinist Harry O Connor.

If you love music and enjoy and mix of musical genres and styles then this is the concert for you. All four of these performers have a background in Classical Music but also have a love for other styles of music. These performers have something very interesting in common; they have all won Killarney Rotary's Young Musician of the Year! This evening of music will include music by a diverse list of composers including Ennio Morricone, Bizet, Glen Hansard and Lana Del Ray.
Grace Foley is a member of the Crowley family of Dunkerron and, with her cousins owning Crowley's pub, it isn't hard to see that music runs in her family! Grace studied at the RIAM and has performed extensively throughout Ireland and on both local and national radio and television. Tara Viscardi attended Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine where she was very much part of the wonderful music department directed by Veronica Whitehead. She credits a lot of her success to her upbringing on the beautiful Beara Peninsula. Kieran Finnegan of 'Finnegan's Jewellers' began his studies at the age of nine in Kenmare with Frederick Biesma and went on the study for a degree and masters at the Cork School of Music. Harry O Connor's family is originally from Dublin but they moved to Kenmare when Harry was just 6 years old. Harry's family also have Killarney connections so Kerry blood runs in his veins!

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Carnegie Players Auditions for 'Steel Magnolias'- May 2nd -7pm

 

Wednesday May 2nd 7pm
Free Event

Auditions for 'Steel Magnolias'

Steel Magnolias is a heartwarming play by Robert Harling, written in memory of his sister, Susan Harling Robinson.

Casting for six female parts and one male role for 'voice over'. Performance dates July 27th,28th & 29th and August 3rd & 4th. This production will be directed by Sheila O Neill.

Storyline

What began as Robert Harling’s beautiful, cathartic memoir about his sister has become a widely beloved play and film about the hope, healing—and even humor—possible in the midst of heartache. The audience will surround the cast of Louisiana ladies as they bond through beauty shop gossip, laughter, loss and love. This production promises each delicate-but-strong character the close-up she deserves—and each audience member a fully immersive, emotional experience.

 

 

 

 

Music- Orlaith Keane Live

 

Saturday May 5th 8pm
Tickets: €18/€15

Orlaith Keane in Concert

 

The members of the Keane family are the most naturalistic singers in the world; Orlaith Keane is just that and she certainly has the Keane gene. Being daughter to Matt and niece to Sean and Dolores has certainly been an influence on her, but Orlaith is carving out a niche for herself that defines her as an artist in her own right. Growing up in Caherlistrane surrounded by the aforementioned and her grand-aunts, Sarah and Rita, was like growing up in an ongoing masterclass of singing and performance. “Masterclass” might be too formal a word to use though, as music is more like a way of life to Orlaith and the rest of the Keane family.

As you might expect, Orlaith began singing at an early age but it wasn't until Matt asked her to put a track on his first album, “Out in the Fields”, that she began to take her singing more seriously. After these first tentative steps into recording and performance, and with a very positive response from both critics and listeners alike, Orlaith again collaborated with Matt on his second album, “Pictures in Time”. This time though, Orlaith had much more of a role to play by adding 7 tracks to the album. Unsurprisingly this album gained high praise and brought Orlaith more into the limelight. Following the release of this album Orlaith and Matt performed regularly together in concert around the country and still do when the opportunity arises.

Orlaith released her debut solo album, “The Home Place”, early in 2011 and followed this with a number of successful launches and played support to De Dannan at the Galway Arts Festival in July.

 

 

 

Film- 'Murder on the Orient Express' (PG) (1h54mins) Crime/Drama/Mystery

 

Thursday April 26th 8pm
Tickets: €7/€5

Murder on the Orient Express

 

Hercule Poirot, the best detective in the world decides to leave on the Orient Express. The train accidentally gets stopped because of a small avalanche. Little did he know that a murder was planned and that a person on this train was able of committing such crime. Will he solve this murder before the train starts working again?

 

Film Screenings by Local Film Makers

 

Date: Friday May 25th 8pm
Tickets: €8/€5

Film documentary 'Fair Day 1983' (Patsy O'Sullivan) & 'Men of Straw (Matt Sullivan)- 8pm screening

 

“Men Of Straw” is a short documentary by Matt Sullivan, it follows the O’Sullivan family from South Kerry as they strive to keep an ancient tradition alive. They wonder if their personal commitment is enough to make it last in modern times.

“The 15th of August Fair 1983” is a documentary by Patsy O’ Sullivan that chronicles this social gathering 35 years ago. We get a great insight into the social history of Kenmare and the surrounding areas while also meeting some of the characters that brought it to life.

 

 

Rolling Clouds Theatre Company Present 'The Pillowman'.

 

Friday & Saturday - 13th & 14th April
Tickets: €12/€9

'The Pillowman' by Martin McDonagh

 

A writer living in a totalitarian state is interrogated over the content of his stories which bear a striking resemblence to a series of child killings that are terrorising the town.

An Olivier-Award winning dark comedy by Martin McDonagh, the writer behind "In Bruges", "Seven Psychopaths" and most recently, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." Starring Kyle Moss, Mike Brosnan, Barra de Bhál and Niall O'Sullivan. Directed by Tommy Daly.

 

Music - The Songs of Joni Mitchell with Clare O'Mahony

 

Friday 15th June
Tickets:€20/€18 (conc)

The Songs of Joni Mitchell with Clare O'Mahony

Following on from her recent sold out performances at The Everyman Palace, Cork singer songwriter Clare O'Mahony pays tribute to one of her favourite songwriters, Joni Mitchell. The Songs of Joni Mitchell will feature songs from Joni Mitchell's earlier albums (Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon) right through and up to her more recent recordings including the stunning A Case of You. Classics such as Chelsea Morning, You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio, Chinese Café, and Woodstock, to name just a few, will be performed.

 

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Drama - 'The Heights' by Lisa McGee & performed by Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine Drama Group

Photo Laura Haynes

 

Thursday  May 10th 8pm
Tickets: €10 - Age 16 +

The Heights by Lisa McGee and performed by Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine Drama Group.

Directed and produced by Larry and Oonagh Comerford

Photo by Laura Haynes

 In The Heights, Lisa McGee explores what it is to grow up in a working-class estate. Beneath the concrete tower blocks, teenagers become characters in the surreal world of a housebound storyteller. As the lines blur between drama and narration, fiction and reality, the audience is left doubting everything that happens on stage. Shining darkly through the shadows is the humour, and often eviscerating language of the youthful characters who live in The Heights.

The cast are 5th year and transition year students  and the  Stage Manager and back stage crew  are TY students.

 

Drama - 'The Man in the Woman's Shoes'- written & performed by Mikel Murfi

 

Thursday 19th July 8pm
Tickets: €18/ €16

The Man in the Woman's Shoes

Double Bill- 'I Hear You and Rejoice' written and performed by Mikel Murfi will take place Friday(20th July)

A one man show written and performed by Mikel Murfi.  

Set in October 1978 - Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town.

The Man In The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks to town and back again. It is a beautifully observed piece, utterly simple and Murfi’s “astonishing acting” has been widely praised.

The Man In The Woman’s Shoes is funny, tender and at times downright daft. You might just fall in love with life again.

The show was originally created with Sligo County Council Arts Service and The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2012.  In 2015 it toured to Manhattan and Philadelphia as well as a sell out, three week run at the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage in Dublin. In 2016 it returned to NYC and also played to full houses over three weeks at the Tricycle Theatre in London.

 

 

 

 

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