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WINTER 2016/2017

Booking: 061 331549 www.uch.ie


THURSDAY 1ST DECEMBER

ABBA FOREVER This happy sing-along event celebrates ABBA’s music with a loud and proud production. From Waterloo to Dancing Queen, expect a dazzling show of all the band’s most iconic hits. So don the dancing boots and get to the best party in town!

8pm

€25 / Conc. €22

Presented by Tommy Swarbrigg

FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER

NATHAN CARTER Nathan Carter is the hottest ticket in the country at the moment! Expect all his hits including Wagon Wheel, Where I Wanna Be, Caledonia and much more in this highly polished show with full band and special effects.

8pm

€30 / Conc. €28

SOL OUTD !

Presented by Tommy Swarbrigg

SATURDAY 3RD DECEMBER

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS CONCERT UL Orchestra are delighted to present their annual Christmas Concert, under the baton of Liam Daly. The orchestra will perform Borodin’s colourful 1st Symphony in E flat, Beethoven’s dramatic Egmont Overture and a selection of Christmas favourites.

8pm

€15 / Conc. €10

Presented by University of Limerick Orchestra

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SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER

Jenkins’ STELLA NATALIS In what promises to be a very special Christmas concert Sarah Dolan returns from the USA to her native city to perform with Limerick Choral Union. Featuring the wellloved Song of Songs by Patrick Hawes and Karl Jenkins’ seasonal favourite Stella Natalis.

8pm

€25 / Conc. €22

Presented by Limerick Choral Union

WEDNESDAY 7TH & THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER

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TOMMY TIERNAN Under The Influence

As if receiving instructions from a strange and distant star, Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage refusing to take anything seriously. The political and the personal are all up for grabs as the only goal of the evening is laughter. Can you trust him? To be silly, yes. To behave, no!

8pm

€28

Presented by Aiken Promotions

LIMIT AVAILABILED ITY

FRIDAY 9TH & SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER

CHRISTY MOORE Legendary singer songwriter Christy Moore returns to UCH following the recent release of Journey, a two part RTÉ documentary on his life. Regarded as one of Ireland’s most important and influential artists, Christy Moore’s career spans over 40 amazing years and 30 albums.

8pm

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€45 / €40

LIMIT AVAILABILED ITY


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19TH DECEMBER – 8TH JANUARY

The SPAR Panto

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Following last year’s smash hit, sell out success, the gang are back for this hilarious take on a tale as old as time! Belle is beautiful, the Beast is – ahem – beastly and Gaston is more mad about himself than Kim and Kanye combined!

Matinee & Evening Shows Tickets from €17.50

Presented by Robert C Kelly & UCH

THURSDAY 12TH JANUARY

THE HIGH KINGS Grace & Glory Tour

The High Kings – Brian Dunphy, Finbarr Clancy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden the true heirs of Ireland’s folk heritage, return with their Grace & Glory tour, featuring much loved songs from their recent Number 1 album. The perfect Christmas gift!

8pm

€27 / Conc. €25

Presented by Ard Ri Entertainments

FRIDAY 13TH JANUARY

REELING IN THE SHOWBAND YEARS This Ronan Collins Showband Show has been a smash hit for the past 7 years! Featuring living legend of Irish showbiz, Red Hurley together with Gina from The Champions, Gregory from The Cadets, Keith and Lorraine McDonald, The Conquerors Showband and, of course, host and compere, Ronan Collins.

8pm

€30 / Conc. €28

Presented by Tommy Swarbrigg

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SUNDAY 15TH JANUARY

THE JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW This is the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow features respected singer/songwriter Clive John together with the ‘Carter Sisters’ and brass section, the ‘JC Horns’, all accompanied by emotive screen visuals. Simply the best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world.

8pm

€27 / Conc. €25

Presented by MLM Concerts LTD

SATURDAY 21ST JANUARY

NEIL DELAMERE HANDSTAND

Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game. Now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money.

8pm

€25

Presented by The Lisa Richards Agency

THURSDAY 26TH JANUARY

THE THREE AMIGOS Jimmy Buckley, Robert Mizzell and Patrick Feeney are now the most sought after live act on the Irish concert circuit. The show features a wide ranging repertoire of country classics with a flavouring of rock and roll hits, Irish ballads and side splitting comedy.

8pm

€30

Presented by J&C Promotions

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FRIDAY 3RD FEBRUARY

PAT SHORTT HOW’S TINGS?

Fresh from the success of his award-winning show, Selfie, Pat Shortt returns with a brand new show! In a night of music and mayhem, Ireland’s most popular comedian explores all sorts of tings.  Big tings and little tings.  Personal tings and tings that are not so personal.  Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish.  

8pm

€28

Presented by Shortt Comedy Theatre

SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY

AN EVENING WITH

CARA O’SULLIVAN Join one of Ireland’s best loved sopranos for an evening of well-known songs from the world of Opera and musical theatre. Cara O’Sullivan’s ability to engage with her audience ensures her concert performances are truly a delight. Also featuring John Molloy (Bass), Ciara Moroney (Piano) and John O’Brien (Piano)

8pm

€25 / Conc. €22

Friends of UCH No Charge

Presented by the Friends of University Concert Hall.

WEDNESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY

A VIENNESE STRAUSS GALA Recreating the romance of the Viennese Festive season, reminding you of a bygone age of glamorous soirees and Strauss waltzes, this show features highlights from some of the great Operettas of the Strauss family, Kalman and Lehar; including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and many more.With the European Orchestral Ensemble and soloists.

8pm

€25 / Conc. €22

Presented by SL Theatre Productions Ltd. In Association with World on Stage.

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THURSDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

COLM WILKINSON

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Colm Wilkinson, the Broadway and West End Star of Les Miserables and Phantom of The Opera and the most acclaimed artiste in Irish Musical History, comes home to perform a unique concert showcasing songs from his entire career.

8pm

LIMIT AVAILABILED ITY

€55 / €50 / €45

Presented by Pat Egan Ltd.

SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY

DES BISHOP

ONE DAY YOU WILL UNDERSTAND The openness and honesty of Des’ presenting style, combined with his restless imagination and perceptive comic observations make him a must-see for fans of unique, insightful and provocative comedy.

8pm

€25

Presented by The Lisa Richards Agency

THURSDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

KEITH BARRY Hypnomagick Expect Keith’s craziest, most magical and hypnotic show to date.  Prepare to have your mind blown with original, never seen before feats of mind-reading and magic, coupled with hilarious hypnotic demonstrations that will leave your sides aching with laughter. Will you be brave enough to join Keith on stage or will you try to stay safe in the comfort of your seat?

8pm

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€30

Thurs


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FRIDAY 17TH FEBRUARY

TOMMY FLEMING Described as the “Voice of Ireland”, Tommy Fleming has over 3 million album sales and is regarded as one of the finest singers worldwide. Enjoy his interpretations of classics such as Danny Boy, Isle of Inisfree and Hard Times. A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed with one song more haunting than the other.

8pm

€30 / Conc. €27

Presented by TF Productions Ltd.

SUNDAY 19TH FEBRUARY

NIGHTS ON BROADWAY THE BEE GEES STORY Nights On Broadway present a tribute to the Bee Gees through a fantastic live concert, featuring the Gibb Brothers incredible songs, from over four decades. This show gives the audience the experience of being at a Bee Gees concert, with a unique blend of classic hits, acoustic medleys, dance floor fillers and a live seven piece band!

8pm

€25 / Conc. €20

Presented by Pat Egan Ltd.

FRIDAY 3RD MARCH

BOOTLEG BEACH BOYS Bootleg Beach Boys perform a selection of classic hits and cult favourites, from California’s most famous band. Tackling such classics as Good Vibrations and Help me Rhonda, they also pay homage to the genius of Brian Wilson in the form of selections from the seminal Pet Sounds and legendary Smile albums.

8pm

€20 / Conc. €18

Presented by UCH

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SATURDAY 4TH MARCH

JOHNNY McEVOY

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This nostalgic evening of ‘Song and Story’ features all of Johnny’s many hit songs, including Muirsin Durkan, Boston Burglar, Those Brown Eyes, Long Long Before Your Time as well as some from his new album.   His songs are haunting, evocative and beautifully presented in the folk and ballad style.

8pm

€30 / Conc. €27

Presented by Tom Kelly Promotions

TUESDAY 7TH MARCH

SLEEPING BEAUTY A firm favourite annually, The Royal Moscow Ballet presents every child’s favourite fairytale - the classic story of love, innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score. Experience stunning choreography, breathtaking costumes and vibrant sets which will transport you straight into this farytale world.  

8pm

From €25

Presented by KCP

SATURDAY 18TH MARCH

ANÚNA IN CONCERT From the chants of medieval monks to the words of the great modern poets, an Anúna concert is a uniquely beautiful experience that combines atmospheric costumes, candles and movement into a haunting sonic tapestry. This performance, led by composer/artistic director Michael McGlynn, celebrates Anúna’s 30th anniversary.

8pm

€26 / Conc. €22

Presented by University Concert Hall

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FRIDAY 24TH MARCH

MIKE DENVER One of Ireland’s most popular country singers Mike Denver performs a wonderful mix of his own hits, country classics and middle of the road songs. With some special guests, his excellent Big Band and a super stage show, this promises to be the ‘Concert Tour of the Year’!

8pm

€30 / Conc. €27

Presented by Tom Kelly Promotions

MARCH 30TH – APRIL 1ST Limerick Musical Society presents

CHESS THE MUSICAL Written by Tim Rice and ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, Chess has one of the greatest musical scores of all time including One Night in Bangkok and I Know Him So Well. This show promises to be a visual and musical spectacular!

8pm

€23 / Conc. €21

Presented by Limerick Musical Society

FRIDAY 7TH APRIL

THE NEW SPOTLIGHT SHOWBAND The New Spotlight Showband show takes to the stage with the legendary showband king, Dickie Rock and very special guests. Dickie, the major showband star of the 60’s still touring, will be joined by a host of guests including Linda Martin (Chips), John Farrell (The Dreams), Sandie Jones, Karen Black (Nevada) and the 9 piece Sugarcubes band.

8pm

€30 / Conc. €28 / €27

Presented by Pat Egan Ltd.

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FRIDAY 14TH APRIL

LA BOHÈME The powerful and emotional La Bohème is the tragic tale of hopeless romance. Set in Paris, with sets reflecting the Bohemian art of the period, this Puccini masterpiece focuses on the love between seamstress Mimi and poet Rodolfo. With full orchestra, chorus and international guest soloists.

8pm €39 / €36.50 / €25 Conc. Avail. Ellen Kent and Opera & Ballet International

SATURDAY 20TH MAY

TINA – SIMPLY THE BEST Be prepared to stand in your seats as Rebecca O’Connor delivers her flawless rendition of Tina Turner’s greatest hits including, Nutbush City Limits, Proud Mary, River Deep, Private Dancer and of course her anthem, Simply the Best. In the words of Tina Turner herself, “Rebecca is so good, it’s scary”.

8pm

€25 / Early Bird €20

Presented by Rebecca O’Connor  / Simply The Best Touring

FRIDAY 26TH MAY

ANDY IRVINE & PAUL BRADY On this 40th Anniversary Tour, Andy Irvine and Paul Brady perform the classic 1976 album “Andy Irvine & Paul Brady” which was greeted with much critical praise on its release in Ireland and Europe.

8pm

€40

Presented by Dolans and Seoda Shows

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University Concert Hall... For the Ideal Gift this Christmas! THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP Make a Friend of yours a Friend of UCH this Christmas and give a gift that lasts all year. Bonus Gift! Christmas CD, UCH Pen and a pair of Cara O’Sullivan Tickets. Further information from the Friends Office 061 213306 / Mairead.tierney@uch.ie

THE GIFT OF CHOICE Give a UCH Gift Card and let your loved one choose from a variety of concerts, comedians, classical events and more. Available in all denominations from the Box Office. Bonus Gift! Gift Booklet packed with €150 worth of vouchers.

BOOKING DETAILS Box Office: 061 331549 / www.uch.ie Please note Booking Fees apply on all events, except for Friends of UCH.



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