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Live Music Every Friday from 10.00pm Hargadons, a traditional Pub, incorporates a busy restaurant with up to the minute kitchen facilities and top class chefs, producing lunch and evening meals Monday to Saturday, ensuring that Hargadons is a hive of activity all day long

O’Connell Street, Sligo

After the Hawk’s Well Theatre See you in Hargadons

Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide 2013

Eala Bhán is a fine dining restaurant specialising in steak & seafood, located in the heart of Sligo town on Rockwood Parade.

Opening hours are Lunch: Tues to Sun 12 to 3pm, Early Bird: 5 to 6.30pm (7 days) A La Carte: 5 to 9.30pm (7 days)

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Gift Vouchers Give a gift of culture!

Theatre vouchers make a wonderful gift for family and friends. To buy a voucher simply call in to the Box Office on Temple Street, Sligo, phone 071 916 1518 or email

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We rely on the generous support of our Friends of the Theatre. Annual membership is €90. Get discounted tickets, invitations to selected shows and priority booking.

12 Jan: Homeward Bound Friends €13/Save €5/page 11

9 Feb: Tom Crean

Friends €13/Save €5/page 16

6 March: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes Friends €12/Save €3/page 23

12 March: Little Thing, Big Thing Friends €10/Save €4/page 30

29 March: Jigs and Heels Friends/save €5/page 39

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Book before 5pm on Wed 8 January and avail of our Early Bird prices:

12 Jan: Homeward Bound

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6 March: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes Early Bird €12/Save €3/page 23

12 March: Little Thing, Big Thing Early Bird €12/Save €2/page 30

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10 Jan: Dirk Powell, Michael McGoldrick, Brendan Gleeson & Francis Gaffney 12 Jan: Homeward Bound

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Coolera Dramatic Society Sun 8 Dec - Sat 21 Dec, 8pm Sun 8 Dec, Sun 15 Dec, 3pm ¤16 It must be Christmas time, as Coolera Dramatic Society is back with their 35th annual Pantomime. Directed by Bobby Jones, and starring all our favourites, Bobby Jones, Brian Devaney, Steven Devaney, Kieran O’Doherty and Farah Mahon. With lots of other familiar faces, and some new ones, it promises to be another rip-roaring success. Limited availability. Call 071 9161518 for details.


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Christmas Toons

Hawk’s Well Theatre Mini Proms Sun 22 Dec, 3.30pm ¤12/6 u12s/¤30 family

What nicer way to spend the Sunday before Christmas than surrounded by your family in the company of the much-loved Sligo band Anything Goes. Come join Dave, Eddie, Kieran, Sinead and Tonto as they perform a selection of festive favourites with a sprinkling of their cheeky humour. A memorable event for all the family.


Ronan Collins Showband Show

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Thurs 2 Jan, 8pm ¤30

The Ronan Collins Showband Show “Reeling in the Showband Years” which was a complete sell out right around the country for the past four years returns once again to the Hawk’s Well Theatre. The show stars: RTE’s Ronan Collins, Brendan Bowyer “The King”, Gina from the Champions, Paddy Cole from Capitol Showband and The Big Eight, Lorraine McDonald who sings The Showband Ladies! The Conquerors Showband & Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg. It will send you home with great memories of a wonderful and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music!


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Christmas by the Hearth with Séan Keane and Friends Fri 3 Jan, 8pm ¤20/18conc.

Séan shares traditional songs and stories of Christmas with his audience as he brings his unique voice and interpretation of some traditional carols, hymns and classic Christmas songs to the Hawk’s Well Theatre. As well as some Christmas favourites you will also get the opportunity to hear some new and less well known songs that have been treated to the Séan Keane philosophy - words and music mean little unless they are united with feeling. This is a show for all the family and an opportunity to introduce some younger members of the family to this master of song.


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Gala Fundraising Concert featuring Niamh Farrell & friends All proceeds in aid of Sligo Cancer Support Centre Sat 4 Jan, 8pm ¤15/10conc.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre is a place of peace and hope where people with cancer and their families can access support, counselling, holistic therapies and healing workshops in a caring and tranquil environment in the North West of Ireland. To raise funds for this much needed organisation, Niamh Farrell is presenting a night of high quality entertainment featuring a mix of traditional and classical music, theatre and dance on the Hawk’s Well Theatre stage. This has become an annual event here at the theatre and this year’s line-up promises another night to remember.


Dirk Powell, Michael McGoldrick, Brendan Gleeson & Francis Gaffney Fri 10 Jan, 8pm ¤18/15conc. The serendipitous meeting of Dirk Powell and Brendan Gleeson on the set of the Oscar-winning movie Cold Mountain grew into an exploration of American Old Time, Cajun and traditional Irish music. While Dirk Powell’s playing is deeply rooted in his Appalachian heritage, he’s played alongside artists as diverse as Emmylou Harris, Jack White, Joan Baez and Steve Earle in addition to working on soundtracks with many of today’s greatest film directors. Brendan Gleeson needs no introduction to Irish audiences, although it’s less well known that he’s a highly-accomplished fiddle player. Powell’s genius for blending old and new is well matched by the innovative flautist and piper Mike McGoldrick, co-founder of Lúnasa and Flook. Completing the quartet is Francis Gaffney, a renowned guitarist from Boyle, Co. Roscommon.


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Homeward Bound Hawk’s Well Theatre

Sun 12 Jan, 8pm ¤18/15conc. ¤13

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This concert celebrates songs from home. Seamie O’Dowd, Niamh Dunne, Damien O’Kane and Pauline Scanlon have a lot in common. They are all outstanding interpreters of songs. Their music has brought them all over the world. All four grew up immersed in the musical traditions of their home towns and they showcase that heritage in the songs they choose to sing. They will be joined on the night by John Joe Kelly on bodhrán and Sean Óg Graham on guitar. Expect close, rich harmonies, beautiful arrangements, rocking tunes and gorgeous songs from Sligo, Limerick, Coleraine and Kerry. This will be a special one.


The Colleen Bawn Wed 15 – Sat 18 Jan, 8pm ¤25/20conc.

Returning to Sligo for the first time since 2012’s sold out smash hit Big Maggie, Druid are thrilled to be back with their new production of Dion Boucicault’s The Colleen Bawn. In this suspense-filled tale of tangled love, misplaced honour and downright skulduggery, will the course of true love run smooth when people will stop at nothing to make sure you marry the right woman? Director Garry Hynes has once again assembled an outstanding cast of some of Ireland's leading actors including Big Maggie's Aisling O’Sullvan and John Olohan joined by Druid founder Marie Mullen and Druid regulars Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan, Marty Rea and Maeliosa Stafford. This Colleen Bawn will be a source of mirth and edge of the seat engagement for all the family. Queen Victoria saw the play three times, but don’t expect Victorian costumes, just expect to be enthralled. Oh and there’s music too! Early Booking is advised. A Thrilling National Drama (with poitín). Made in Ireland


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Alice in Wonderland

Sligo General Hospital Musical Society Thurs 23 - Sat 25 Jan, 8pm Sat 25th Jan, 3pm ¤15/10conc. A pantomime to suit all age groups, it tells of a girl named Alice who enters a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar creatures. Can Alice help the good people of Wonderland defeat the evil queen so that all can live happily ever after? This will be Sligo General Hospital Musical Society’s 17th Pantomime.This band of talented HSE employees have been entertaining Sligo audiences for more than 16 years and have donated more than 110,000 euro to local Sligo charities. Guaranteed to shake those post-Christmas blues away. Just what the doctor ordered!


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Jason Byrne 2014

Special Eye Entertainment Sun 26 Jan, 8pm ¤20

Jason Byrne was cooped up in the BBC for months this year writing and recording his brand new sitcom ‘Father Figure’. He is bursting for a chat. Jason is the biggest ever selling act at the Edinburgh fringe festival for a very good reason. He is one of the most exciting live performers you will ever see. Nothing can compare to seeing Jason in full flow on the live stage. His live shows are part of comedy folklore. Join Jason and become part of that folklore. Watch comedy history being rewritten by ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’ - The Times. This show is ‘So good it hurts’, - The Metro. It will leave you, ‘Gasping for breath, and rolling on the floor with laughter’ - Broadway Baby. Because it turns out Jason is ‘A Comedy God’ - The Mirror.


Jesus Christ Superstar Sligo Fun Company Tue 4 - Sat 8 Feb 8pm ¤18/15conc. Following their recent sell out successes of ‘Oliver!’, ‘CATS’, ‘All Shook Up’ and ‘Les Misérables’, the award winning Sligo Fun Company return to the stage with one of the finest musicals ever written. The Sligo Fun Company first brought ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to the Hawk’s Well stage 25 years ago and return again with this classic show, following their sellout run in August 2013. This world famous musical is a dramatised version of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The show features such classic songs as ‘I don’t know how to Love Him’, ‘Superstar’ and the amazing ‘Gethsemane’. Sligo Fun Company - A Member of AIMS


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Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer Play on Words Theatre

Written and Performed by Aidan Dooley Sun 9 Feb, 8pm ¤18/15conc. ¤13 Friends

Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 - 1916). This multi-award winning show has now played critically acclaimed sell-out performances throughout Ireland, USA, Australia, Europe and the UK. “a remarkable and uplifting piece of theatre, gives everything and asks nothing.”- Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent Dublin Early Booking is advised


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The Romeo & Juliet Session Cyclone Rep

Based on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” Tues 11 Feb, 10.30am ¤14 Cyclone Rep is delighted to perform their Junior Certificate Shakespeare Sessions at the Hawk’s Well Theatre this year. Shakespeare comes to life in this Romeo & Juliet Session! The bard directs a group of modern actors in his great romantic tragedy. However, problems arise as Mr. Shakespeare’s sixteenth century attitudes and demeanor clash with those of the modern performers. Arguments, discussion and enlightenment ensue!

The Merchant of Venice Session Cyclone Rep

Based on William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” Tues 11 Feb, 1.30pm ¤14 This 95 minute performance is a reduced version of the play and contains an entertaining scholarly review that clarifies the main themes and topics as well as an invitation for discussion.


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Me, Mollser Abbey Theatre

Thurs 13 Feb, 10am, 12pm and 5pm ¤7 Me, Mollser is the story of a strong-willed, passionate young Dubliner coping with TB during the 1913 Lockout and Easter Rising of 1916. Curious and enthusiastic, Mollser guides you through the overcrowded Dublin tenement where she lives. Her keen eye offers a view of daily life in turn of the century Dublin. Be part of the story and help her find her way back home. Me, Mollser is an interactive performance and is part of the Priming the Canon series from the Abbey Theatre’s Community and Education Department. Online resources for teachers available at Limited availability.


Neil Delamere: Smartbomb

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Fri 14 Feb, 8pm ¤20

Following his sold out performance last year Neil Delamere returns with a brilliant new show. “Smartbomb” sees the star of BBC’s The Blame Game and Fighting Talk and RTE’s The Panel explain Ireland’s recession, eye patches and email viruses. Probably not in that order. Book now to catch one of Ireland’s finest comedians at his hilarious best. "Funny, engaged, clever, inventive, entertaining" - Irish Independent.


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Eddi Reader Sun 16 Feb, 8pm ¤20/18conc.

Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single ‘Perfect’. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings to joyous life all forms of song. Constant touring with her band has created a magical organic chemistry between Eddi and her players. Whilst renowned for her technical vocal ability, it is Eddi’s passion and instinct that combine to ensure she connects emotionally with her audience. Eddi’s new album, Vagabond, is due to be released on 3 February 2014, featuring her own songs along with songs by Boo Hewerdine, Declan O’Rourke and others. Support is from Dublin singersongwriter, Fiach Moriarty who was a big hit at Sligo Live 2013. '…the craft with which Eddi performs makes her one of Scotland's greatest national treasures and most vibrant natural resources’ – The Scotsman


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Calamity Jane

Sligo Musical Society Sat 22 Feb – Sat 1 March, 8pm Sat 22 & Sun 23, 2.30pm ¤17/14conc. The Deadwood Stage is a-rollin on in to Sligo, complete with guntotin cowboys, saloon gals and formidable frontierswoman Calamity Jane, the well-meaning but disaster prone heroine, who stands up for what seems right at the time and gets into trouble for shooting first and asking questions later. Don’t miss this hilarious, captivating and heartwarming musical, which will have you tapping your toes and singing along. Featuring the well-loved songs Deadwood Stage, Black Hills of Dakota, Secret Love and Windy City. So saddle up for this fun-filled family show, get your tickets and whip-crack-away!


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Kieran Goss – Live and Solo Sun 2 March, 8pm ¤20

Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss returns home to Sligo to play in the Hawk's Well. Be sure to book your tickets early! “I've toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times. I've seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room,..Kieran Goss is one of Ireland's national treasures.” - Rodney Crowell “The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality. The encores were genuine, but only because the man is too.” - The Irish Times


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The Man in the Woman’s Shoes Written and performed by Mikel Murfi Thurs 6 March, 8pm ¤15 ¤12 ¤12 Friends

It’s 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 the 5 miles from his wee white cottage to town and back again and the marvels that he meets along the way. It’s a charming encounter - an ageing man still with a boundless enthusiasm for life. Hilariously funny, tender and at times downright daft, The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, will leave you uplifted and in love with life again. "I think none of us is old, me heart has never been old ..." The Man in the Woman's Shoes was developed with Sligo County Council Arts Service and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of Bealtaine 2012.


Join us for a weekend celebrating family literacy and creativity for parents and young children in County Sligo. In association with Kid’s Own and The Model. Keep an eye on our website for more details. Kindly supported by Liber Bookshop.


Books Sligo

Fri 7 March, 10.30am ¤3 For 5th and 6th classes

This March, three of Ireland’s favourite children’s authors will be visiting Sligo as part of the We Books national tour. Join Oisín McGann, Celine Kiernan and Sarah Webb as they take over the Hawk’s Well to celebrate World Book Day 2014! This special schools event will feature something for everyone, with each author taking a closer look at the books that inspired their love of writing. There’ll also be an opportunity for young readers to ask plenty of questions and get a book signed after the show. A morning of book-themed fun is guaranteed!


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Mr. Foley, The Radio Operator Theatre Lovett

Directed by Muireann Ahern Performed by Louis Lovett Sun 9 March, 3pm. Mon 10 March, 10am & 12pm ¤8/6 u12s/¤25 Family Age 6 + Old Jack Foley has a sore toe and its not getting better. Once upon a time when he was young and strong he dreamed of joining the circus. But now he is tired and grey, and he sits alone by his radio twiddling the dials on his memories. Theatre Lovett invite you into their world of radio waves, sorrowful partings and hilarious slapstick comedy in Mr. Foley, the Radio Operator. Join Louis Lovett as he conjures characters and chapters full of charm from Mr. Foley’s past. Theatre Lovett are one of Ireland’s most exciting companies for young and old alike (A Feast of Bones/The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly/ The House that Jack Filled). “With true comic spirit, Theatre Lovett defies all age groupings to appeal to everybody.” - Irish Independent

Funded by Arts Council Touring. Supported through an Arts Council Project Award.






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Cinderella Christmas Toons

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Ronan Collins Showband Show Music Christmas by the Hearth with SĂŠan Keane and Friends Music Gala Fundraising Concert featuring Niamh Farrell & Friends Music Dirk Powell, Michael McGoldrick, Brendan Gleeson & Francis Gaffney Music Homeward Bound Music The Colleen Bawn Theatre Alice In Wonderland Panto Andrew Kenny Felt Exhibition Exhibition Jason Byrne Comedy


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Jesus Christ Superstar Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer The Romeo & Juliet Session The Merchant of Venice Session Me, Mollser Neil Delamere Eddi Reader Calamity Jane Rosemary Fallon Exhibition

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Many Young Men of Twenty It's the Real McCoy WhistleBlast Quartet Family Classics Concert A Bit on The Side Create your own Comic Book Workshop Arabian Nights Sligo Feis Ceoil Stop Motion Workshop Beth Nielsen Chapman Old Hannah and Niamh Farrell

Theatre Theatre Music Comedy Workshops Theatre Feis Workshops Music Music

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Theatre Music Musicals Comedy Visual Arts

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David O’Doherty: David O’Doherty Will Try to Fix Everything Lisa Richards

Fri 7 March, 8pm ¤18/16conc. David O’Doherty, the Ryanair James Bond, the Kevin McCloud of the tiny keyboard, former Miss Ireland, offspring of Shannon/Pete Doherty, his new look is 'Jaws era Spielberg', recipient of the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award and inventor of the last remaining swimming stroke ‘the squid’ (on back, feet first), has written a new comedy show with talking and songs. NO SCRUBS.


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Coirm Gael Linn Gael Linn

Tues 11 March, 10am Free of charge Coirm Gael Linn aims to promote the use of Irish among primary school pupils by providing a stage for them to display their talents in a non-competitive Irish-speaking environment. Each school performs a 20 minute variety show which may include drama, music, song, dance, recitation etc. Eight schools from counties Sligo, Donegal, Leitrim and Mayo will be taking part. For further information go to or contact Gael Linn at 01 675 3299


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Little Thing, Big Thing

Fishamble: The New Play Company

by Donal O’Kelly Directed by Jim Culleton

Wed 12 March, 8pm ¤16/14conc. ¤12

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In Nigeria, a frightened child puts an old roll of film into the hands of Dublin-bound teacher Sister Martha. In Dublin, ex-con Larry, with a wounded backside, has to get out of the city to rob a convent. Meanwhile, Scarab Oil plans to unleash its new clean fuel of the future. The film roll Martha is carrying attracts the urgent interest of some very powerful and ambitious people. Sorcha Fox and Donal O’Kelly play Martha and Larry, who take a high octane jump into the brutal world of international energy skullduggery and awaken passions they thought were long behind them. Commissioned by Fishamble in partnership with the STROLLERS Touring Network.


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Back to the 80’s

St. Mary’s College, Ballisodare

Fri 14 – Sat 15 March, 8pm ¤15/10 u12s

You are about to go on a journey. A journey back to a time when Michael Jackson and Madonna were the King and Queen of pop. Set in the USA, Back to the 80’s tells the story of the class of William Ocean High School as they live through their final senior year. Join the cast of St. Mary’s College as they recreate the fun, the heartbreak, the loves and loneliness of growing up. All set to the biggest hits of the 80’s including Kids in America, Footloose, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…..and many more.


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North-West has got Talent Ocean FM & HD Events

Sun 16 March, 8pm: Semi-final 1 Sun 30 March, 8pm: Semi-final 3 ¤15/12conc./¤50 Family

The biggest talent event ever to hit the North West will come to the Hawk’s Well Theatre in March when Ocean FM presents The North West’s Got Talent with a €5000 winner-takes-all prize for the best act. Three Judges from the entertainment sector AND an audience vote will select the finalists. Application forms will be available from January 1st 2014 and EVERYONE* who enters will be invited to audition in private in early February. The Judges will select 36 semi-finalists to perform in stage shows at the Hawk’s Well and in the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon (22nd March). The top 12 acts as chosen by the Judges and the audiences will take part in the final at the Knocknarea Arena at IT Sligo on Sunday 6th April 2014. *Terms & Conditions apply. Stay tuned to 102.5 – 105 Ocean FM for full details, visit for details on how to enter.


The Speks

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Mon 17 March, 2pm ¤5 Age: 2-7 Duration: 45 mins Regular visitors to the Hawk’s Well, The Speks return to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. A six-piece traditional Irish music band for children, The Speks live on a mysterious Island off the coast of Co. Clare called Glasses Island where everybody wears glasses! Their debut album recently won a prestigious Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as ‘Riverdance for toddlers’ and ‘grown up music for kids.’ They perform their nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music while encouraging kids to sing and dance along. This is a great, fun event for kids. Previous shows have sold out quickly so early booking is advised. ‘If your little ones love fantastic, magical songs…then The Speks are the boys for you’ - Tom Dunne, Newstalk


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Our Show 14

The Avalon Centre Tues 18 – Sat 22 March, 8pm ¤12 The Avalon Centre, formerly St. Anne’s Youth and Community Centre presents Our Show 14. Our Show offers children and young people an opportunity to showcase their talent of singing, dance and drama. Our Show is adrenalin filled from start to finish – an event not to be missed. Early booking is advised. Tickets on sale Monday 20 Jan at 10am.

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A Boy and his Box

Replay Theatre Company Sun 23 March, 1pm & 3pm ¤8/¤30 Family For adventurers aged 4-8 Premiered last Christmas in Replay’s PopUp Theatre, A Boy and his Box tells the story of a boy and his box and his vivid imagination! The show delights with live drawing, projection, several quirky tunes and some brilliantly ridiculous sound effects. But most of all, it celebrates the amazing world that is a child’s imagination and reminds grown-ups that an adventure can begin with the stroke of a pen. For children everywhere playing in cardboard boxes. Limited capacity. Early booking is advised. “my son ran home and started to draw… and two days later is still drawing!” - Parent


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I Do Not Like Thee Dr Fell* Loughgill Players, Dromahair Mon 24 March, 8pm ¤15/13conc.

This play is a fast-paced dark comedy thriller involving six people who are in a locked in a room. All are participants in an overnight self-help encounter group and include the group coordinator, Miss Bernstein. The odd one out in the group is Joe, who marries deviousness and innocence to expose the sexual and social secrets of the group, who challenges Miss Bernstein’s public face, and who manipulates the session right to its chaotic finish, in spite of the coordinator’s valiant efforts to keep it on track.

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Abbey Theatre by Owen McCafferty Wed 26 – Thurs 27 March, 8pm ¤20/16conc. There’s more to the truth than facts. Belfast is a place where things need to be said. Jimmy and Ian are meeting tonight for the first time. They share a violent past. They need to talk. Quietly is a powerful story of truth and forgiveness from Belfast writer Owen McCafferty. Having enjoyed huge international success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe winning three major awards, now the Abbey Theatre brings this important new play on a national tour. Winner Best Play - The Writers' Guild Awards 2013 Winner Fringe First Award - Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 Winner Best Actor - Stage Awards for Acting Excellence 2013

‘The best new play of the year’ - The Irish Times ‘extraordinary and completely unmissable’ - Metro Herald ‘a kind of perfection’ - **** The Scotsman


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Michael English

Fri 28 March, 8pm ¤20

Back by popular demand Michael English returns to the Hawk’s Well Theatre with his full band on Friday 28th March. Michael has been entertaining audiences since he was 11 years old. He has had numerous number 1 hits, best-selling albums and many TV appearances. He now divides his time between Ireland, the UK and the USA, performing all the hits including: The band is back in town, Laughlin’s Bar, Nearest to Perfect, High Five etc His sell-out concerts are loved by audiences who want to be part of this extraordinary personal and musical experience. Early booking is strongly advised.


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Jigs and Heels

Hawk’s Well Theatre Sat 29 March, 8pm ¤18/15conc. ¤13 Friends

Sisters of string join together for this unique collaboration by three of Ireland’s most outstanding female fiddlers. Bríd Harper, Nollaig Casey and Maeve Donnelly are consistently hailed individually as three of Ireland’s most outstanding traditional fiddle players. This concert will showcase the vitality of the fiddle in an exceptional performance. Joining them on guitar on the night is one of the best-known and most influential musicians in Ireland, Arty McGlynn. This concert will highlight the diversity in traditional music styles that can be found in Ireland through the playing of these leading exponents of traditional fiddle playing. Not to be missed.


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Brave New Words School’s Poetry Slam Inspireland

Mon 31 March, 1pm ¤7 Inspireland presents the Sligo heat of the Brave New Words School’s Poetry Slam. Throughout the year, the poets of Inspireland have been visiting schools across Ireland, waxing lyrical and inspiring Ireland's teenagers to take to the page and the stage to make themselves heard. What's more, this year there are bigger prizes than ever at stake, with tablets, smart phones and laptops to be won, plus a chance to represent Ireland in HBO television's Brave New Voices in Philadelphia in the summer of 2014. Think X Factor with a literary twist. Brave New Voices might just be the most profound youth literary project these shores have ever known.


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Many Young Men Of Twenty Cloonacool Players by John B. Keane Tues 1 April, 8pm 造15/12conc.

Many Young Men of Twenty was written in 1960 but it could have been written today! This poignant piece by the great John B. Keane, illustrates the many sad experiences associated with forced emigration; broken homes, broken dreams and broken hearts. But John B. would never leave it at that; this play is full of great laughs, great songs as well as great moments in theatre.

The Cloonacool Player are an awardwinning group from South Sligo with a local tradition in amateur drama going back to the 1950s.

Proceeds to Frank Finn Traditional Singing Weekend.


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It’s the Real McCoy Crokey Hill Players

Written and directed by Tommy Marren Thurs 3 –Sat 5 April, 8pm ¤18 With sell-out shows already under their belt Crokey Hill Players return with three more shows of Tommy Marren’s hilarious 3-act comedy. This play - set in rural Ireland in 1964 - really is a laugh a line and is set in the kitchen of Madge Molloy who has lived over 40 years of her life wondering why her husband Tom vanished within five months of their marriage. Madge has had to rear her only daughter Maura on her own and needless to say she has become bitter about men in general! Early booking is advised!


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WhistleBlast Quartet Family Classics Concert Mini Proms

Sun 6 April, 3.30pm ¤10/5u12s/¤25 family Live music to light up your family’s day! Exciting, informal and informative concert for all ages performed by the WhistleBlast Quartet. Saint-Saen’s Danse Macabre, well known Irish Tunes, a new work by composer John Buckley, Film themes and much more! Come along to hear the WhistleBlast Quartet’s mini-orchestral sounds. Inspire the interest of young people through this Fun-Filled Concert of Live Music!


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A Bit On The Side Conal Gallen

Sun 13 April, 8pm ¤25

Conal takes his hilarious humour to a whole new level in this sidesplitting comedy farce. The action takes place in the household of Bridie and Willie Murphy, a couple who have fought the war of marriage, for over 30 years. It is a love story unlike any other. Wandering eyes, wandering feet, wandering's all here. Scenes of nudity have been carefully left out in this saga of sex, drugs and deception. (There weren't any in the first place, says Conal) Join Bridie, Willie, Dick and Cynthia...yes Cynthia‌as this tale of passion and intrigue unfolds!


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Create your own Comic Book 3 Day Course: 14 – 16 April, 12 – 2pm ¤30 Ages: 12 - 14yrs Wayne O Connor is a super talented fantasy illustrator. In this exciting course he will guide participants through the creation of their own comic book. With plenty of great hints and tips Wayne will teach how to create a variety of characters and fantastic creatures. Limited capacity.

Stop Motion Workshop Createschool

Friday 25 April, 10 – 3pm ¤15 Ages: 8 – 12years

Ever wanted to bring your Lego mini figures to life? Well now you can with this workshop. Experienced tutors will share tips and techniques on set building, filming, editing and creating sound scapes. Participants will create the set, storyboard and plan their stop motion movie and then film and produce it. Limited capacity.


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Arabian Nights

County Sligo Youth Theatre Directed by Jean-Marie Perinetti Thurs 17 – Sat 19 April, 8pm ¤10 Gathered and passed down over the centuries from India, Persia and across the Arab world, Arabian Nights tells of the real and the supernatural, the endless trials and uncertainties of fate, and the ultimate triumph over adversity. Shahryar has already had one thousand wives, each one killed in anger after the wedding night. Sweet Scheherazade seems likely to be the next victim, but her intelligence and resourcefulness charm the King. Cleverly she retells the old tales, transporting his highness to other worlds of dreamy escapism. In the ultimate cliff-hanger, as dawn breaks, she stops her story and her life is spared. And so it goes for 1,001 nights. The King is enraptured as our heroine conjures up exotic images, fusing fantasy and wit. But will her storytelling be good enough to save her life?


Sligo Feis Ceoil

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Mon 21 – Wed 23 April

Sligo Feis Ceoil share the values of Parents, Guardians & Teachers in their commitment, loyalty and compassion for their participants. They ensure that when your students participate in their competitions, they are yielded the best available platforms in one of Ireland’s longest running, most prestigious feiseanna. Sligo Feis Ceoil extend an open invitation to performers nationwide to showcase their work in a safe, friendly and inspiring environment and benefit from the adjudication they receive.

Eric Heaslip winner of Sligo Feis Ceoil Cup in 2013 had the pleasure of reuniting Mr. Val Allister, the 1953 winner, with the cup at a recent event 60 years later.


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Beth Nielsen Chapman David Hull Promotions

Fri 25 April, 8pm ¤25/22conc. Considered by many to be one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation, Chapman has penned hits for artists including Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Neil Diamond and Willie Nelson. In concert her songs are interwoven with wonderful story telling, all rooted in folk and Americana traditions, adding to the emotion and magic of the experience. On her new album, Uncovered, Chapman’s prowess at writing in a wide range of styles shines through, from infectious pop sensibilities to strains of bluegrass and country, the true thread that runs through her work is a her great passion for the well written song. It is also clear that she has a blast performing these songs.


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Old Hannah and Niamh Farrell

Sat 26 April, 8pm 造12/10conc.

We are delighted to present a double bill of exceptional local talent featuring Old Hannah and Niamh Farrell. Old Hannah are firmly rooted in old-time sounds. Their blend of traditional and contemporary influences reveals a unique country-roots sound that transcends geography and generations. Their music will keep you enthralled with their four-part vocal harmonies which are core to their sound. Their EP of original material displays confidence in their song-writing and musical arrangements. They have crafted stories and melodies that display both a strength and energy that sit well alongside their good humour on stage. Niamh Farrell is a fantastic local singer and musician who can move effortlessly from Irish traditional to gospel and to contemporary folk genres, offering the audience an eclectic mix of material. Her voice is simply beautiful.


Exhibitions Andrew Kenny - Felt Fri 24 Jan - Sat 22 Feb Andrew Kenny graduated from the Wexford School of Art with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 having previously studied for three years at the Gorey School of Art. Since graduating he has undertaken extensive research in various paranormal phenomena including spirit photography, Thoughtography, ESP, telepathy, out of body experiences etc and produced experimental works which has led to this new body of work - Felt. For more info see

Rosemary Fallon Sat 1 March - Sat 26 April Opening Fri 28 Feb, 5.30pm

“Through my work I explore the confines of discourse of media that surrounds us in every day life. The scenarios I create establishes a dream-like surreal quality. They suggest notions of calmness, safety and one hand upset and discomfort. In my paintings I re-contextualise the already established repertoire of visual culture and create symbolic reality as opposed to virtual reality.�


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BOOK ONLINE AND CHOOSE YOUR OWN SEATS! You can now choose your own seats with our online booking system open 24 hours a day. (a €1 charge per ticket booking fee applies to cover bank fees associated with online purchases)

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BOX OFFICE OPENING TIMES Mon - Fri 10am - 5.30pm. Sat 2pm - 5pm. To book by phone call + 353 (0)71 916 1518 Email enquiries to Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo

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Accommodation Partners: Sligo Southern Hotel

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