Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Coming to the Opera House


SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
February



COMEDY
Sat 11 Feb, 2.30 & 8.00pm
The Glee Experience
Calling all Gleeks!!
Following two sold out performances at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin in September, The Glee Experience comes to Cork!
Be part of the club and experience these glittering bunch of Gleesters perform an unforgettable show, jam packed with all your favourite hits.Tickets: Matinee €16 & Evening €21
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available




CONCERT
Sun 12 Feb, 

Sunday, 29 January 2012

THE GEARAGH

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This is the strange landscape of the Gearagh, a few miles from Macroom, and often passed by motorists on their way to West Cork via Inchigeela. I was in the area last Friday, staying at the excellent 4 star Castle Hotel in the Main Street of Macroom, and took the opportunity to walk across the Gearagh. The car park, on the Macroom-Inchigeela road, is a bit on the small side. The walk, the sun came out to accompany us, through the amazing landscape is easy, even if there were some muddy patches last Friday. It is a walk that changes through the seasons: the water levels rise and fall, the flowers come and go as do the birds. It is a rare and precious place, worthy of more than one visit, so I made a promise to myself to return, again and again. I took a shot of a noticeboard in the carpark and it gives you a very brief history of the place, a place that is one outstanding reason for a stay in the friendly town of Macroom.
More Macroom photos here

Thursday, 26 January 2012

LOVELY SNEEM

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Sneem village, one of my favourite pics from this lovely Kerry village.
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GRAINSTORE: WORDS AND MUSIC


A MELODY OF WORDS - POETRY AND CLASSICAL MUSIC AT THE GRAINSTORE, BALLYMALOE HOUSE, SHANAGARRY, CO.CORK
FRIDAY 24th FEBRUARY 8PM


A wonderful night of poetry and harp in the beautiful setting of Ballymaloe.

Acclaimed poets Thomas McCarthy and Gerard Smyth will read from their work. Throughout the evening classical harpist Sarah Noonan will perform pieces by J.S. Bach, Grandjany, Weiss,Hasselmans, Tournier, Dussek, O' Carolan and Salzedo.

Tickets €15. Concession €10.

Ballymaloe House are offering an excellent package deal of €60 for early 6pm dinner plus event or €140 for dinner, B&B and entrance to the event!

Ballymaloe pride themselves on offering a warm welcome, tastefully decorated bedrooms and award-winning cuisine which celebrates the best of local, seasonal produce.

For more details please contact The Grainstore - thegrainstore@ballymaloe.ie

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

ALL HAPPENING AT THE OPERA HOUSE


Cork Opera House Listings
2012

January



THEATRE
Thur 19, Fri 20 & Sat 21 Jan, 8.30pm, HMT
Disco Pigs
Pig and Runt were born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. They are inseparable, almost telepathic, and with an appetite for recklessness, exploration and destruction. This night the inseparable are about to separate, and which one will survive depends on which one can break free from this ever increasingly poisonous relationship.
Tickets: €10
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


February

 

 

CONCERT
Wed 01 Feb, 8.00pm
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
Will Oldham, AKA Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. From 1993 to 1997, he performed and recorded as the Palace Brothers, Palace Songs, and Palace Music. He then adopted the "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy" moniker for the majority of his output since 1998.
Tickets: €25
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


COMEDY
Fri 3 & Sat 4 Feb, 8.00pm
Neil Delamere
Neil Delamere, star of RTE’s The Panel and BBC’s The Blame Game is back in Cork Opera House with a brand new show.
Tickets: €26, €27.50, €29
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


CONCERT
Sun 5 Feb, 8.00pm
Rebecca Storm
Cork Opera House is proud to host the first lady of Irish musical theatre for a greatest hits concert celebrating a career that has spanned performances on every stage of popular music from Top of the Pops to the West End
Tickets: €35, €30 & €25
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


COMEDY
Tues 7 -  Fri 10 Feb, 8.00pm
Following 2010’s 150 date sell out tour of the UK & Ireland and best selling DVD This Is The Show Irish funnyman Dara O Briain hits the road again with a brand new show for 2012.
Tickets: From €26
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


COMEDY
Sat 11 Feb, 2.30 & 8.00pm
The Glee Experience
Calling all Gleeks! The Glee Experience comes to Cork this February .
Be part of the club and experience these glittering bunch of Gleesters perform an unforgettable show, jam packed with all your favourite hits.
Tickets: Matinee €16 & Evening €21
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


CONCERT
Sun 12 Feb, 8.00pm
Alabama 3
Alabama 3 return to Cork with full band for the first time since their last sold out show.
Tickets: €25
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


CONCERT
Mon 13 Feb, 8.00pm
Gavin Friday
In 1996 Friday and  Maurice  Seezer contributed the song ‘Angel’ to the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack and wrote their first score for the Australian film Angel Baby. Subsequent film scores have included The Boxer (1998), Disco Pigs (2001) and In America (2002) and the 50 Cent biopic Get Rich or Die Trying.
Tickets: €26
Booking fee may apply


CONCERT
Sat 18 Feb, 8.00pm
Mary Black
‘Mary Black in Concert’ in aid of Chernobyl Children International.
Mary is a real Irish treasure with a unique gift and true talent. This concert will delight new and dedicated fans alike.
Tickets: €31, €28.50
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


CONCERT
Sun 19 Feb, 8.00pm
David Pomeranz
David Pomeranz is one of the most successful and prolific songwriter and recording artists on the scene today. His songs have sold over 35 million copies worldwide and his musical projects have earned him a total of 18 Gold and 22 Platinum Records. Billboard Magazine magazine has referred to him as, "One of our finer voices... and his concerts have delighted and inspired millions all over the world."
Tickets: €31, €51, €61
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


DANCE
21 Feb, 8.00pm
CoisCéim Dance Theatre presents
Touch Me
Set among the remains of a boarded up room, a group of strangers look in from outside. A set of keys unlocks the door to hidden gems left behind. What was that promise that you made? What are the new symbols of fortune? What makes us happy now?
Tickets: €20/15
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


COMEDY
Thur 23rd Feb, 8.00pm
Micheal Winslow
The multi-talented comedian and star of the Police Academy series Michael Winslow tours Ireland in February 2012.
The American actor and a comedian is billed as the "Man of 10,000 Sound Effects" for his ability to make realistic sound effects using only his voice.
Tickets: €23/21
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


CONCERT
24 Feb, 8.00pm
Camille O’Sullivan
Camille O'Sullivan enjoys a formidable international reputation for her dramatic interpretations of the songs of Brel, Cave, Waits, Bowie and more. Dark, fierce, amusing and mesmerizing, Camille transforms each song into an intense theatrical experience, drawing her audience into a world illuminated by the dark and the light. Expect fire, ice, darkness, joy and pure passion.
Irish Times
Tickets: €20/25/30
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


CONCERT
25 Feb, 8.00pm
Spaghetti Western Orchestra
Five brilliant comic maestros perform classic Ennio Morricone soundtracks from the iconic Clint Eastwood movies The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, For A Few Dollars More and Once Upon a Time in The West recreating every punch up, gunshot, and jangling spur with hilarious effect!
Tickets: €26
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


CONCERT
Sun 26 Feb, 8.30pm
The Henry Girls
The Henry Girls are fast becoming one of the most talked about folk/roots acts to come out of the North West of Ireland in the last decade, and they are now also developing an international reputation performing overseas, including the US.
They write songs that are tuneful, catchy, and warm.
Tickets: €10/12
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available


COMEDY
Wed 29 Feb –Sat 3 Mar, 8.00pm
Brendan Grace
The greatest family comedian of our generation proudly presents 40 years in the Comedy business and most of this time at the very top of his profession.
Tickets: €31
Booking fee may apply
Limited Early Bird Tickets Available



March



COMEDY
13 Mar, 8.00pm
Man 1, Bank 0
Man 1, Bank 0 is Patrick Combs’ amazing-but-true story of how he deposited a $95,093.35 junk-mail cheque into his own bank account and about what happens after his bank clears it. He’s rich – or is he??
Tickets: €25/20 conc

Monday, 9 January 2012

SCHOOL PLAY WITH A DIFFERENCE

Please forward this email to anyone you think may be interested

To whom it concerns,
The Cork Arts Theatre is launching the 2012 student Shakespeare competition "I ♥ The Bard"which will run from the 8th March to 10th March 2012 from 7.30 pm nightly.  
                                                                                                                        
This is a wonderful opportunity for the students to not only perform on stage but also fundraise for their school. Each school will be allocated 20 tickets at €10 each. The money raised from these 20 tickets will go directly to your school.

We are encouraging the students to be as creative and inventive as possible in their production. The choice of play is entirely up to the school and does not necessarily need to be on the current syllabus. The competition is open to Junior and Senior cycle students.

Marketing and advertising is a vital part of theatre production, to this end students must also design their own poster advertising their production. They are also free to create their own trailer which will be uploaded to our Youtube account.

Please contact Claire Jackson 0214505624 or info@corkartstheatre.com for further information.

Thank you and Happy New Year