Philomena Lynott, the mother of the late rock legend Philip Lynott, is to join Wexford resident author Jackie Hayden to sign copies of their chart-topping book My Boy - The True story of Philip Lynott and The Family He Never Knew, at the Book Centre, Main Street, Wexford on Saturday, July 2, at 12 noon.
The updated version of the book recently spent six weeks in the number one spot in the Non-Fiction Paperback Irish book charts, and plans are in hand to publish the book in the UK, the USA and elsewhere.
Acclaimed playwright Frank McGuinness said of the book, “This wonderful testimony of the bond between mother and son, My Boy knows Phil Lynott in ways no one else could, his strengths, his secrets and his sorrows. A book to move your heart and touch your soul, like the best of Phil’s music.”
An evening of enchanting music as the County Wexford School of Music returns to the Jerome Hynes Theatre to present its annual student showcase featuring groups, ensembles & soloists who have excelled in their instruments and will conclude with the ever popular County Wexford Youth Orchestra. This wonderful performance will give the Wexford audience a glimpse of the stars of the future performing an eclectic mix of from classical to jazz and the musicals to traditional Irish.
Gradam Ceoil TG4 which is in its 13th year celebrates the very best of traditional music and song. Six awards are presented on the night as follows: Traditional Musician of the year, Young Musician of the year, Hall of Fame, Best Composer, Best Singer and the Music Industry Award. Performances on the night include the winners and their guests and the concert will be broadcast on TG4 Easter Sunday night. Line up: Noel Hill, Tony Linnane, Matt Molloy, Alec FinnDanúMuireann Nic Amhlaoibh Pádraic Keane and the Keane familyLiz CarrollMicheál Ó Súilleabháin, Mel Mercier, with Nick Gareiss.Ben Lennon, The Lennon Family and Séamus Quinn.Micheal Rooney, Sandra Joyce, Niall Keegan and performances from UL and UCC Music programmes.
Today it’s a bright and sunny day. It’s a very special day. It’s Peppa Pig's birthday. Come and join the fun with Peppa and George, Suzy Sheep, Danny Dog and Emily Elephant. A charming, original and imaginative show, full of brand new songs, muddy puddles, and oinks! Family tickets available by calling the Box Office ONLY on 053 9122144, Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm
The top nine confined groups in Ireland will compete for the title of All Ireland Winners. An independent adjudicator will adjudicate each performance nightly with results awarded on the final night, 16th April. Draw will take place on 27th March, to decide which groups perfom on what night. Patron Ticket available @ €99, for admission to all 9 performances, by calling the Box Office ONLY on 053 9122144.
JEDWARD, John & Edward Grimes, became a household name when they wowed audiences on last years X-Factor Show. With their distinctive blond quiffs and unique stage performances the identical twins have struck a chord with pop fans both here and in the UK. After the huge success of their Planet Jedward CD & Tour JEDWARD take their brand new show, “The Bad Behaviour Tour” around Ireland to include their debut show at The Wexford Opera House.
WEXFORD LIGHT OPERA SOCIETY, celebrating it’s Centenary this year, will present a glittering version of one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular operas “THE MIKADO” @ Wexford Opera House from Monday 25th to Saturday 30th April @ 8 p.m. Bursting with glorious melodies and witty repartee, this hilarious production follows the shenanigans of the Townspeople of Titipu and will prove a hugely entertaining night out for all the family. A stellar local cast has been assembled for this production to include: George Lawlor – Nanki Poo; Claire Kavanagh – Yum Yum; James McDermott –Ko-Ko; Des Whelan - The Mikado; Siobhan Fawsitt – Katisha; Owen Brady –Pooh-Bah; Mags Jacob – Pitti-Sing; Rebecca Hadrill – Peep-Bo; Tony Brennan – Pish Tush - all backed by our fabulous Wexford LOS Chorus. Our Production Team includes: Director – Noel McDonagh; Musical Director –Fintan Cleary; Choreographer – Edel Quinlan; Chorus Master – Éanna McKenna; Set Design - John O’Donoghue .
What is it about Vienness Music that people love? It really is a tonic. You may come in feeling a little bit blue, particularly in these hard economic times, but we guarantee you will come out with a skip in your step and a smile on your face! And the afterglow can last nearly a week. So come and sway along to The Blue Danube Waltz, Gold and Silver Waltz, The Pizzicato Polka, The Radetzky March and many more. Hum along with our singers as they delight you with Champagne Operetta Songs, The Merry Widow Waltz, Vilia, Vienna city of Dreams, Roses in Tyrol and lots lots more. Deirdre Masterson (Soprano) Clare Kavanagh (Soprano) Karl Scully (Tenor) Derek Ryan (Bass-Baritone) Ceol Loch Garman The Wexford Festival Singers The Festival Strauss Orchestra Aidan Faughey (Conductor) Angela Kelly-Molloy (Host)
The Rock TenorsA sensational new concert show created by well known Cork tenor Kenneth O'Regan. The show, featuring the vocal talents of Robert Vickers (Jesus Christ Superstar), Kenneth O'Regan (Riverdance, The Three Irish Tenors) and Derek Collins (Michael Collins), is a fusion of rock and classical like you've never heard before, from Bowie to Beethoven and Jimmy Page to Giacomo Puccini, there is something for all ages in this classical rock extravaganza. The show also features the vocal talents of one of Wexford’s finest and award winning singer, Maria Fitzgerald (Scarlet Pimpernel, Ragtime) and AIMS best female singer 2010 Sarah Vaughan (Lyric Opera) Book now and be one of the first to experience this roller-coaster ride of pure rock, huge medleys and classical fusion. A tour de force, not to be missed! Starring:Robert Vickers, Kenneth O'Regan, Derek Collins, Maria Fitzgerald & Sarah VaughanWritten By Kenneth O'Regan, Musical Director David Wray ** click Book Now to see the guys in action!! **
The Wexford come back concert with one of Wexford's best loved groups. Come see Cry Before Dawn play much loved songs such as, "The Seed That's Been Sown", "Gone Forever" and "Witness for the World" from their quad platinum album, "Crimes of Conscience" and "Witness for the World". It's been 18 years since the band played live....................... Don't miss this once off opportunity to see Wexford's own Cry Before Dawn!!
He's back........................... with "The Asylum" FINAL RUN.................... EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND 75 SOLD OUT SHOW'S TO DATEVoted "Mentalist of the Year 2009" by the International Magicians Society, Keith Barry is now a worldwide success. Keith's own TV shows can now be seen in 82 countries worldwide including MTV and CBS in the USA, ITV in the UK and RTE at home.STRICTLY OVER 16's ONLY
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As is tradition, this year’s 3 mainstage productions are rarely produced operas, although 2 of the 3 composers are well-known within the opera world and to Wexford’s loyal audiences. Commenting on his 7th season as Artistic Director of Wexford Festival Opera, David Agler said, “As is our custom, the season will contain three operas which, in our opinion, are neglected and need to be heard and seen. First of the 3 operas is, ‘La cour de Célimene’, an opera-comique, by the composer of ‘Mignon’ and ‘Hamlet’, Ambroise Thomas; a work, immensely successful in its day, now fallen by the wayside. We will also produce ‘Maria’, by the Polish composer Roman Statkowski, written in 1903. This magnificent composition is strangely ignored even in his native Poland. And in honour of our 60th season, we will make use of the most popular of Wexford’s composers, Gaetano Donizetti and produce his 1839 melodrama ‘Gianni di Parigi’. This opera will be the 15th opera of Donizetti’s given at Wexford over the past six decades. Audiences will also be glad to know that there will be shortwork productions, lunchtime recitals and concerts”.
Mr. Agler went on to say, “While the continued economic climate of Ireland no doubt has to be considered when programming the festival, I am still heartened by the spirit of the Festival, now celebrating its 60th Season and formed at a time when Ireland was also at a financial disadvantage. It didn’t stop the founders then and it won’t stop us now. As a reminder and in commemoration of the community spirit that gave creation to this now World-famous festival, I am including a performance of the original speech given by Sir Compton MacKenzie to the Wexford Opera Study Circle in Nov. 1950, when he first encouraged the members to stage their own Opera productions in Wexford rather than just ‘study’ them.”
Full details of performance dates, cast and daytime programme will be announced prior to the commencement of priority booking for Friends of Wexford Festival Opera on May, 3, 2011, with General Booking opening on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.
The 60th Wexford Festival Opera is grant aided by the Arts Council, Failte Ireland, and Wexford County & Borough Councils.
*No performances Monday, October 24, Tuesday, October 25 & Tuesday, November 1.
Elizabeth Rose-Browne / Media Relations Manager/ Wexford Festival Opera
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The 2011 event will be on the Sunday 22nd May
A new course comes with a new entry fee....
There is an early bird offer of €35 until the 15/01/2011
Entry will then go to €40
Click on the 'Show Elevation' tab. With no major hills we reckon this is going to be a very fast course... The route takes in Johnstown Castle a tourist icon for Co. Wexford
Pettitt's SuperValu Wexford half marahon
Faster, Flatter and Cheaper
Welcome to the Pettitt's SuperValu Wexford Half Marathon & Relay run/ walk. Yes, it's time to get those runners out of the wardrobe after the winter snows, gather your friends and prepare yourself for the challenge on the 22nd of May 2011. We are very excited about this new course. It is practically flat so it's going to be faster...
Walk or Run the Wexford Half Marathon. There is a dedicated Walkers start beginning earlier so everyone finishes together. Training advice and a training plan are available under the Training tab to help you fulfill your goals. If you are unsure about entering as an individual Half Marathon participant - why not enter a relay team? There will also be a free Kids Fun Run on the Quays to make it a complete family day out.
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Mon 28-03-2011 15:00,
Mon 04-04-2011 15:00,
Mon 11-04-2011 15:00
Drama, Youth Theatre & Art Classes - weekly after school
Young people of all ages and abilities are welcome to join Red Moon Theatre’s wide range of imaginative and creative activities.
Drama and Youth Theatre classes are held after school on Mondays. Art and Portfolio classes are after school on Tuesdays throughout the year.
Thu 31-03-2011 20:00
It’s a Cultural Thing, or is it? offers a fast-paced sequence of stories that are a microcosm of the history of the Traveller Community over the past 40 years. It chronicles Michael’s personal journey from living in a barrel-top wagon as a child on the road with his family, to their move to Dublin and the end of the traditional way of life. Along the way, he must convince his daughter to stay in school—an unconventional point of view for Travellers long resistant to assimilation.
Sun 10-04-2011 14:00
Three hours of relaxing, stimulating and challenging exploration into the intuitive and the expressive heart of theatrical performance for professionals and those seeking a career in performance.
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2.00pm & 3.30 pm
Timmy is eggspelled from school because he keeps breaking the easter eggs – but this is no ordinary school – it is the Easter Bunny School of Easter Magic – so Timmy is in BIG TROUBLE. Find out how Timmy leaves a trail of disaster in his bid to be allowed back into school. A Traditional puppet show which is suitable for children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult who likes silly nonsense!
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Thu 28-04-2011 20:00,
Fri 29-04-2011 20:00,
Sat 30-04-2011 20:00
IMP Productions with Tom Kempinski’s masterful, gritty multi award winning theatre, with Imelda McDonough and Andy Doyle. Loosely based on the life of world-renowned cellist, Jacqueline du Pre, when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The play examines the impact of living with this debilitating condition, through six psychoanalytical sessions between violin virtuoso Stephanie Abrahams and Dr Feldman, a German psychotherapist.
Wexford Racecourse is the Southeast's Leading Reace Course. Wexford assures you of a brilliant day out for all of the family.
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