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The Met Live: Les Troyens Artist Notebook Exhibition Young Artists Notebooks Derelict Private Peaceful The Angels Share Jerry Fish and Band A Peek Inside: Artists Notebook The Met Live: Maria Stuarda The Fairy

Opera Exhibition Opening Workshop Cinema Silver Screen Cinema Music Workshop Opera Cinema Royal Irish Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra Classical Music Happily Ever After/ KidKast Dance Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere Ballet The Imposter Cinema

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Joyced! by Donal O’Kelly The Met Live: Parsifal Still Life by Raphael Hynes Out of Order Knick Knack and Doo Dad Play in a Box On Raftery’s Hill The Met Live : Francesca da Rimini The Cripple of Inishmaan BBC Singers The Fantasist About Elly Colm O’Regan’s Ireland’s Got Mammies The Bolshoi: The Rite of Spring

A Celebration of Robert Burns Silent Silent Souls The Drogheda Singing Gathering

The Voice Squad in concert with special guests

Roman Holiday The Giants Valentine’s Heart Art Love in the Air The Met Live: Verdi’s Rigoletto How to Produce a Podcast The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote A Royal Affair

Folk Music Theatre Cinema Festival Music Silver Screen Cinema Workshop Classical Music Opera Workshop Theatre Ballet Cinema

APRIL Theatre Opera Exhibition Theatre Children Workshop Theatre Opera Theatre Classical Theatre Cinema Comedy Ballet

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5 Broken Cameras I’ll Live Til I Die FANTASMAGORICAL Barbara The Sand Park Niamh Kavanagh & The Illegals Mr. Smith Goes To Washington Samsara The Bridge Below the Town by Pat McCabe Shamrock, Rose & Thistle Annual Jazz and Classical Variety Concert Shadow Dancer Colin Murphy Dick Gaughan The Met Live : Giuilo Cesare The Simple Life

Cinema Music Children/Family Cinema Theatre Music Silver Screen Cinema Theatre Music Music Cinema Comedy Music Opera Cinema


The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley

by Pat Kinevane Fishamble The New Play Company

by Jimmy Keary Aisteoiri na Boinne

Sat 2nd Feb | 8.30pm Tickets: €16 (pre-sales)/€18 (on the door)

Tues 19th – Sat 23rd Feb | 8pm | Tickets: €12

Fri 1st March | 8.30pm | Tickets: €16 /€14 conc

Bachelor farmer Gabriel Foley’s search for romance develops into a love triangle with a difference in this hilarious farce. Gabriel gets more than he bargained for when he joins the local drama group and potential suitors start vying for his attentions. But is it love or the farmer’s assets they are after? Find out in this rib tickling romp of wily women and rural Romeos.

Joyced! is a tour-de-force tour of Joycean Dublin. It is an exciting whirlwind odyssey through people, personalities, places and events in the year 1904. This one-woman show through multi-character performances (at least 22!) and magical word play, depicts the most important people to Joyce; his father, Oliver St John Gogarty, the tenor John Mc Cormack and of course Nora. One of the big Irish successes at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012.

The touching story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all, including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak but beautiful awardwinning production. ‘a must-see if ever there was one’ ***** The List Award: THE SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST and THE HERALD ANGEL – Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011


By Donal O’Kelly

‘A must see ….delivered with high energy’ The Stage

Out of Order

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Mon 4th – Sat 9th | 8pm | Tickets: €12

Tues 19th – Sat 23rd Mar | 8pm | Tickets: €12

When Richard Willey a T.D plans to spend the evening with Jane a secretary to a member of the opposing party, things go disastrously wrong and he desperately tries to get out of a potentially headlinemaking situation. However with a conniving waiter, a suspicious hotel manager, an alert private detective, an angry wife, a furious husband, a bungling secretary, an unconscious nurse and a dead body to deal with, this is not the romantic evening Richard had planned.

Set on the small Aran Island community of Inishmaan off the western coast of Ireland, c 1934, the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew’s arrival in neighbouring Inishmore to make a documentary about life on the islands. “Cripple” Billy Claven, eager to escape the poverty, gossip and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film, and to everyone’s surprise, the orphan gets his chance.

by Ray Cooney Donore and Rosnaree Drama Group

by Martin Mc Donagh St Brigid’s Drama Group

On Raftery’s Hill by Marina Carr Duleek Players

Mon 11th – Fri 15th Mar | 8.30pm | Tickets: €12

Set in the midlands of Ireland, On Raftery’s Hill is a dark tale about three generations of Raftery’s who are at war with themselves and the ties that bind them. They live in a closely knit farming community where rumours of incest, stillborn children and madness are more common than love and affection. The family members all dream of escape however is their fate inevitable?

On Rafterys hill

The cripple of Inishmaan

The Fantasist Theatre Témoin

Tues 26th Mar | Times 1pm | Tickets: €12 In the mind of the fantasist, the real and the fanciful become dangerously blurred. As Louise gazes into the night, her fancy takes form. Objects move, time changes and a seductive stranger opens up a world of exhilaration and magic. The Fantasist is a beautifully staged physical theatre piece that spins together puppetry, drama and original music. ***** ‘Hilarious and astounding’ The Edinburgh Guide Group Workshop in Physical Theatre & Groups Rates Available

The Sand Park by Seamus O’Rourke

The Bridge Below The Town by Pat Mc Cabe / Livin Dred Theatre Co

Thurs 11th Apr | 8.30pm Tickets: €16/€14 conc

Wed 17th & Thurs 18th Apr | 8.30pm Tickets: €18/€16 conc

The Sand Park is the sometimes hilarious account of how big-hearted Offaly farmer James Anthony Lowery, a man in his mid-fifties, came to terms with the death of his son fifteen years ago and now, more recently, that of his wife Rose. It’s a play about rural Irish life and the way we cope with the inevitable. And then a strange thing happens. The Sand Park, from the writer of “Ride On” is funny, uplifting and real.

A new play from the author of “The Butcher Boy” and “The Dead School”. As an elderly lady makes tea late at night she becomes aware of a ‘presence’. A dialogue begins as the presence shifts from a genial refined gentleman to a small town middle class lady to someone else entirely, a figure from the future. And always to the strains of Eileen Donaghy’s hit parlour song, The Bridge Below the Town. “A beautiful and magnificent heartbreaking ghost story set in the midlands over a period of fifty years-a lament and a celebration of a way of life that can never be again”


Jerry Fish & Band

Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson;

I’ll Live Til I Die

A memoir in word and song of A celebration of the work of Robert Burns Delia Murphy and other Scottish traditional folk music

Fri 18th Jan | 9pm | Tickets €20 There’s a tendency for the word ‘unique’ to be bandied around a little too freely in music circles, but that’s the only way to describe Jerry Fish’s genre bending style. A highly charismatic performer who refuses to countenance audiences having anything but a good time. Jerry routinely fills the country’s biggest venues with his travelling musical medicine show, his swaggering vocal, generous and infectious smile and that fantastic vaudeville moustache.

Fri 1st Feb | 8.30pm | Tickets: €12/€10 conc Venue: Droichead Arts Centre Café/Bar

Thurs 4th Apr | 8.30pm | Tickets: €10 Venue: Droichead Arts Centre Café/Bar

Robert Burns night has been part of the Scottish Culture for over 200 years as a means of commemorating their best loved bard on the 25th January. Although we’ve missed the birth date by a week we are very keen to celebrate this year, especially considering the strong connection with Co. Louth. To celebrate traditional Scottish music in style we’re delighted to welcome two very talented and highly acclaimed musicians both from the North East of Scotland. Their playing will capture the beauty of Scot Gaelic ballads and tunes.

A pioneering singer is brought back to life in this stunning show. Delia Murphy, otherwise known as the Queen of Connemara, was a household name as a radio, concert and recording star in Ireland and abroad from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. Enjoy songs of this iconic balladeer and hear her fascinating life story told by her niece Carmen Cullen. Audiences can look forward to songs like ‘The Spinning Wheel’ , ‘Three Lovely Lasses’ and others.

The Illegals and Niamh Kavanagh

Annual Jazz and Classical Variety Concert

A tribute to the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac

with Clare Finegan

Sat 13th Apr | 8.30pm | Tickets: €20

Sat 20th Apr | 8.30pm | Tickets: €15

Featuring the vocal talents of Irish Eurovision winner, Niamh Kavanagh, The Illegals belt out a superb set from the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, highlighting the extraordinary effect they’ve had on the music of the last 40 years. Come and enjoy a thrilling night of vocal harmony, ringing acoustics and rockin’ guitars featuring timeless classics such as Hotel California, The Chain, Desperado, Dreams and more.

An entertaining concert featuring Clare Finegan and the Jazz Masters with other talented guest artists from the local area. Together they present a programme of richly melodic music from all genres to cater for varied tastes. This concert is packed with the world’s most beautiful and magical feel-good songs to entertain you for one night only.

The Illegals

Dick Gaughan

Shamrock, Rose and Thistle

Dick Gaughan | Scottish Folk Guitarist and Singer

Fri 19th Apr | 8.30pm | Tickets: €12/€10

Fri 26th April, 8.30pm | Tickets: €18/€15

Drogheda Singers welcome special guests from the Tiger Folk Club, Nottingham Folk Club and the Grand Union Folk Club from the UK. Fifteen experienced singers and story tellers and the acclaimed fourpart harmony group Grand Union 4 (GU4) will perform in an evening celebrating Irish, English and Scottish Folk Music. In addition, there will be singers from the Howth Singing Circle and Malahide Singing Circle.

The Scottish-born guitarist, singer, songwriter and unparalleled interpreter of traditional and contemporary folk songs has been called “the Scottish Woody Guthrie” for the depth, passion and political conviction of his music. Come and enjoy one of the finest voices on the planet at your local arts centre.

THE DROGHEDA SINGING GATHERING | FRI 8TH – SUN 10TH FEBRUARY Here’s a Health to the Company – Come All Ye Loyal Heroes The Drogheda Singing Gathering warmly invites you to join us for what we plan to be the biggest gathering of traditional singers. The Singing Gathering is about celebrating the songs of our heritage and the generation of people who past them down. What better way to do that, than to bring together people who love to sing, share and listen to these wonderful songs. The weekend will envelop informal and intimate singing sessions in Droichead Arts Centre’s café/bar and a myriad of gatherings in unlikely places including historical locations, old pubs, kitchens and cellars throughout Drogheda and the area. Throughout the weekend we believe everyone’s contribution as equally important as each other.

The Voice Squad in concert with The Unthanks and Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy Sun 10th Feb | 8.30pm | Tickets €33.50 | Venue: The Barbican Centre | Booking from Droichead Arts Centre | 041 9833946 / Never before has a stage been graced by three folk groups of this calibre; the forefathers of unaccompanied singing, the young, modern rising stars and two giants of English folk. After a 25 year hiatus and a recent sold-out homecoming concert Fran McPhail , Phil Callery and Gerry Cullen have recaptured the hearts of audiences with their unique singing style and unmatched acapella harmonies. Delicate, haunting and achingly beautiful, The Unthanks are part of a new wave of bold, young folk musicians in the UK whose music is as ancient as it is modern. And for more than 30 years Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy have been at the forefront of the English folk scene, influencing and enthralling generations with their worldly-wise sound. Sharing one stage, these three supremo’s of folk come together exclusively and for one night only as part of the Drogheda Singing Gathering.


CHILDREN & YOUTH Young Artists Notebook Workshop Cliodhna Cunningham Sat 12th Jan | 10.30am - 12.30pm Aged: 9yrs - 12yrs | Fee: €15 (materials included) Presented as part of the Artist Notebook exhibition in the gallery. Ideal for children filled with creative expression. Notebooks are a wonderful developmental tool for helping children collect their notes, doodles, sketches and stories. All materials provided. Children are encouraged to bring magazine cuttings, colours, stories or anything they like to help kick start the creative journey.

Valentine’s Heart Art Workshop

How to produce a Podcast

Thurs 14th Feb | Venue: Barlow House Time: 4pm – 5.30pm | Fee €10 Suitable for ages 9 – 12 years

Sat 16th Feb | 10am – 4pm | Fee €20 Suitable for 13 – 18 years


Cliodhna Cunningham

Treat someone special to a hand-made 3D heart weaved with colour and made with love. Participants will learn decorative art skills. A fun and original once-off workshop.

Share your stories, opinions and experiences through podcasts. Createschool boasts a team of experienced podcasters, who will help participants to research, create, produce, edit and share their stories with peers, family and friends.

Knick Knack and Doo Dad

Play in a box


Lyngo Theatre Company

Cliodhna Cunningham

Joe Daly

Thurs 7th Mar | 11.30am to 12.30pm Venue: The Barbican | | Tickets: €6 Suitable for ages 3 years +

Sat 9th Mar | Venue: Droichead Arts Centre Time: 10:30am – 12pm | Fee €12 (2 Siblings €20) Suitable for ages 5-8 years

Sun 6th Apr | 2pm & 4.30pm Tickets: €8

On the North Atlantic Garbage Patch lives Knick Knack, endlessly sorting through all our rubbish that we have thrown into the sea and forgotten about. He’s been forgotten too and is so lonely that he has started talking to a dummy that he has found. When Doo Dad arrives Knick Knack begins to re-member how to make a friend and starts to come to life again. Gradually, the rubbish dump starts to flower and Doo Dad helps Knick Knack to rediscover all the reasons to be cheerful.

Delve into the world of colourful theatrical stories, characterisation and set design. In this workshop you will create a miniature play in a box, setting the stage for your story to unfold. Children will take their creations home. Children will get inspiration from the theatre set in the theatre on that day. Children are asked to bring a shoe box.

A children’s magic show like you have never seen. It’s a rollercoaster ride of hilarious magic and jaw dropping illusion that the kids (and adults) will love. Forget everything you think you know about children’s entertainment. Enjoy a brilliant afternoon’s entertainment for all the family that is not to be missed. “Quicker than the eye. Joe Daly is Ireland’s leading magician” The Irish Times.

The Met: Live in HD in association with Classical Arts Ireland Presenting the World’s Greatest Opera via satellite to your local venue. Choose from the following packages and save! We’ll accept instalments – book now and pay your packages off over the season

3 Operas for €55 | 4 Operas for €70 | 5 Opera for €85 | All 6 Operas for €95

Berlioz’s Les Troyens

Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini

Sat 5th January, 5pm Duration 5 hrs 30mins (two Intervals) The Met offers a rare opportunity to witness this vast epic portraying characters from the Trojan War. In French with English subtitles

Saturday 16th March, 4pm Duration 3 hrs 57 mins (three intervals) Zandonai’s compelling opera is inspired by an episode from Dante’s Inferno. In Italian with English subtitles

Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda Met Premiere

Handel’s Giulio Cesare New Production

Sat 19th January, 5.55pm Duration 3 hrs 15 mins A Tudor inspired opera which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. In Italian with English subtitles

Saturday 27th April, 5pm Duration 4 hrs 31 mins (two intervals) The world’s leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. In Italian with English subtitles

Verdi’s Rigoletto New Production Saturday 16th February, 5.55pm Duration 3 hrs 31 mins Set in Las Vegas in 1960, a new take on this renowned opera inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack. In Italian with English subtitles

Wagner’s Parsifal New Production Saturday 2nd March, 5pm Duration 5 hrs 40 mins (two intervals) Wagner’s final masterpiece about a man who finds wisdom. In German with English subtitles

Les Troyens


Visit to view trailers and video clips for each opera. Join Classical Ats Ireland’s elist and be in with a chance to win a fabulous weekend for two to New York and tickets to The Met! To enter visit or email: aine.flanagan@droichead with your name and email .

The Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD Presenting the World’s Greatest Ballet via satellite to your local venue. Choose from the following packages and save! We’ll accept instalments – book now and pay your packages off over the season

2 Ballets for €35 | 3 Ballets for €50 | All 4 Ballets for €60

La Bayadere

Romeo & Juliet

Sun 27th Jan | 3pm | Live Transmission An exotic story of love and intrigue set in India as a young temple dancer, Nikiya swears her love to a young warrior

Sun 12th May | 4pm | Live Transmission Prokofiev’s great ballet based on Shakespeare’s timeless love story of two young lovers from feuding families

Don Quixote Sun 24th Feb | 3pm | Recorded Live, deferred transmission One of the most charming and amusing of all 19th century romantic Russian ballets. The famous tale of an obsessive, romantic, short-sighted and eccentric elderly man determined to revive chivalry. (Note: deferred screening date from CAI flyer)

The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky/Nijinsky) Sun 31st Mar | 4pm | Live Transmission Stravinsky’s is widely loved as one of the greatest pieces of music of the 20th century. The savage beauty of the music, the depiction of pagan fertility rituals and human sacrifice caused riots at the Ballet’s premiere in Paris in 1913.

Don Quixote

Romeo & Juliet


Happily Ever After / KidKast Theatre School Sat 26th Jan | 3pm & 7pm | Tickets €10 / Family Ticket: €30 (2 adults and 2 children) Kidkast Theatre School and Agency drama classes present “Happily Ever After” Grimm Tales & Fantasy Fiction for all the family. Drama, Movement, Singing featuring students aged 8 – 18

EXHIBITIONS Artist Notebook Exhibition

A Peek Inside

Still Life

Opening Wednesday 9th January | 7pm Continues until Saturday 23rd February

Sat 19th Jan | 10am – 1pm Ages: 16 years upwards | Fee: €20

Opening Sun 3rd March Continues until Sat 20th April

To encourage and inspire artists at the beginning of the New Year, Droichead Arts Centre is hosting an exhibition of over 150 notebooks from artists of different genres and stages in their development. The exhibition came about when Kildare Arts Office invited artists to fill a notebook in a creative way and donate it to be part of a permanent collection.

Notebooks are a very personal way of recording your thoughts, exploring your ideas and recording your influences. They help you with a creative line of enquiry, to arouse inspiration and make art work. Join us for a morning workshop which will look at the best way to start an artist notebook. How do you get passed the daunting task of filling the first blank page? Price includes materials and refreshments but we ask that you bring your own notebook.

Raphael Hynes paints still-life objects from life. He uses simple mathematical ratios to help place the objects within the picture. The paintings are built up slowly with small measured units. This method and these ratios are used in an attempt to give the still-life objects some emotional weight.

In association with Kildare County Council Arts Service

‘the most engaging exhibition I have ever visited….I was captivated for hours’

Artist Notebook Workshop for Adults

Raphael Hynes

CINEMA in association with Access Cinema Make it your New Year’s Resolution! Join our FILM CLUB and choose 9 titles from 12 for €36 or all 12 titles for €50

Derelict | Sat 12th Jan | 8.30pm | €5

About Elly | Tues 26th March | 8pm

NOT PART OF FILM CLUB. A group of desperate men kidnap a family to rob a bank and hold them hostage in a derelict building. Written and Directed by Frank Kelly

A revealing look at the Iranian middle class by examining how one simple lie can open up a Pandora’s box of problems. From the same director of the Oscar winning A Separation.

The Angels Share | Tues 15th Jan | 8pm

5 Broken Camara | Tues 2nd April | 8pm

A Ken Loach Film. After avoiding jail, Robbie visits a whiskey distillery which inspires him to seek a way out of his hopeless life.

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer’s chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

The Fairy | Tues 22nd Jan | 8pm

Barbara | Tues 9th April | 8pm

A hotel clerk searches all over Le Havre for the fairy that made two of his three wishes come true before disappearing.

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

The Imposter | Tues 29th Jan | 8pm

Samsara | Tues 16th April | 8pm

A documentary centred on a young Frenchman who convinces a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who went missing for 3 years.

Filmed over 5 years in 25 countries we are transported to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones and natural wonders.

Silent Souls | Tues 5th Feb | 8pm

Shadow dancer | Tues 23rd April | 8pm

When a man’s beloved wife passes away, he asks his best friend to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of the Merja culture.

Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son’s welfare.

The Giants | Tues 12th Feb | 8pm

After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people’s home.

Abandoned at their late grandfather’s house two brothers are left to their own devices. When money runs short they rent the house to a local drug dealer.

A Simple life | Tues 30th April | 8pm

A Royal Affair | Tues 26th Feb | 8pm

Schools Screening | Wintertochter | Tues 26th Feb

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician – and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

A German film about a young Polish girl who searches for her Russian sailor father.

SILVER SCREEN Private Peaceful

Roman Holiday

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Tue 15th Jan | 2pm Free admission to over 55’s

Tue 12th Feb | 2pm Free admission to over 55’s

Tue 16th Apr |2pm Free admission to over 55’s

Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice. From the author of War Horse.

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn’t back down. Starring James Stewart.

Teas and coffees served.

COMEDY Colm O’Regan’s Ireland’s Got Mammies In association with Lisa Richards Agency Friday 29th March | 8.30pm | Tickets: €15 Colm O’Regan just wants his Mammy. He created the Twitter sensation @irishmammies and introduced the world to the gentle wisdom of Irish Mammies everywhere. In just six months he (or she, actually he’s not really sure any more) gained nearly 40000 followers including famous authors like Marian Keyes and Hollyood star Minnie Driver. Ireland’s Got Mammies brings the Irish Mammy to life in a unique and dotey way in this incredibly funny stand-up show. “Deadpan with hilarious consequences” – Irish Times

Colin Murphy

In association with Lisa Richards Agency Thursday 25th April | 8.30pm | Tickets: €18/€15 conc Droichead Arts Centre is proud to welcome Belfast-born comedian Colin Murphy. Colin has played sell out shows throughout Ireland and at the biggest and best comedy festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal, and of course Kilkenny Cat Laughs. He has been an almost permanent fixture on Irish television for the last decade. From a long list of credits his highlights have included the five years he was the writer and presenter of, the highly regarded and critically acclaimed, Blizzard of Odd followed by a six year stint on the hugely successful The Panel for RTE.


A Little Night Music

Love in the Air

BBC Singers

Fri 25th Jan | 7.30pm | Tickets €18/€15 conc Venue: Droichead Arts Centre

Fri 15th Feb |7.30pm | Tickets €18/€15 conc Venue: Augustinian Church, Shop Street

One of Ireland’s most exciting young chamber ensembles, the Royal Irish Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra will make its first visit to Drogheda to perform a sublime concert including Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

Local violionist, Tadhg Murphy and Australian born pianist Lance Coburn perform a programme of the ultimate romantic violin repertoire including the glorious Romand from the Gadfly suite and Brahm’s breath-taking Violin Sonata No.1

Thurs 21st March | 8pm | Tickets €20/€16 conc Venue: St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Peter’s Street


The BBC Singers perform a programme fitting for Holy Week, including a capella works by both Irish and British composers, including Benjamin Britten, Irene Buckley and John Tavener. The centrepiece is James MacMillan’s work Seven Last Words. Fergus Sheil, one of Ireland’s most prominent conductors, leads the BBC Singers and the Con Tempo String Quartet for this concert


An Introduction to Soft Ground Line Etching (copper)

Introduction to Drypoint Fee €75 | Only 8 places available Mon & Wed, 7pm-9pm & Sat 10am-2pm

Dates TBC. Please email with expressions of interest or questions.

Make your mark. Drypoint is a traditional fine-art printing technique whereby you scratch a design with something sharp into a smooth surface. The resulting prints are usually very detailed. Participants will be introduced to a wide range of surface and mark-making tools. No previous experience of printmaking is necessary but experienced artists also welcome. All materials provided. Suitable for adult beginners and experienced artists.

An Introduction to Hard Ground Line Etching (copper) Fee €99 Only 8 places available Mon & Wed, 7pm – 9pm & Sat 10am – 2pm

Dates TBC. Please email with expressions of interest or questions.

Prepare, draw, etch and print from a copper plate, and gain a basic understanding of the processes involved in making and printing a successful etching. A ‘hard ground’ is used for fine line work. All materials provided.

Fee €99 Only 8 places available Mon & Wed, 7pm – 9pm & Sat 10am – 2pm

Dates TBC. Please email with expressions of interest or questions.

The focus of this class is to introduce artists to the traditional technique of soft ground copper etching. A ‘soft ground’ is used for achieving softer pencil-drawn effects. All materials provided. I have been learning dry-point techniques at the Print Point for the last 4 months. The Print Point provides everything I require from use of equipment, on-hand expertise to guide my efforts and and friendly advice on methods to improve the quality of my prints. It is the perfect blend of facilities for the artist combined with an helpful, easy-going work atmosphere. The artist is not limited to dry-point as studio offers Etching, Collagraph, Mono and Relief printing.

Drogheda Orchestra Collective

Life Drawing Classes

Starting Mon 7th Jan | 7pm – 10pm | €2 donation Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street Please email any expressions of interest or questions to

Dates TBC. Expressions of interest to Thursdays 7pm – 9pm | Barlow House | 6 Classes | Fee €80 | Only 8 places

Drogheda Traditional Singing Sessions

Music workshops for babies and young children every Tuesday and Saturday morning. Contact Jane Kelly on 086 4113301 for further information.

Last Wednesday of every month | 9.30pm | Free Entry Droichead Arts Centre Café/Bar, Stockwell Street Share and sing along with unaccompanied songs sung mostly in English but also Sean Nós. Open to everyone to come, listen and sing along

Droichead Youth Theatre Exploring creativity through drama workshops in a fun and supportive way. Meet Saturdays.

Piping Classes Music Generation Louth and Na Píobairí Uilleann For enrollment contact: Tel 042 93 64635 Music Generation Louth aims to help children and young people up to access vocal and instrumental tuition in their local area.

Drama Classes for Children Thursdays for 6 weeks (Term starts Tues 10th Jan) 5.15 - 6.15pm | Age: 8-12 year olds | Term Fee: €37 | Barlow House

Jo Jingles

Traditional Music Programme in Primary Schools Ongoing traditional music lessons in fiddle and tin whistle for age 9 years upwards take place in primary schools in the Drogheda area. If your school is interested in taking part please contact 041 9875140 for more information.

Photography with Paul Murray & Camera Club Classes return on Tues 22nd Jan for 8 weeks. Camera Club starts on Thurs 24th Jan. Contact 086 3320233

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 week course commencing Wednesday 20th February 2013 Call David or Eileen on 087-0555858 or see for further information

BOOKING INFORMATION Opening Hours Box Office: 10am - 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Re-opens at 7pm on performance nights.

How to Book Online, by telephone and in person. We accept cash, cheques, all major credit cards, laser and debit cards. We do not reserve or hold seats without payment.

Online Tickets may be purchased online through our website up to 2pm on the day of the performance. You will receive a ticket confirmation via email and tickets will be available for collection from the box office on the night of the performance. Please arrive at the box office at least 30 minutes before the performance start time to collect your tickets. There is a â‚Ź1 booking fee per ticket on all tickets purchased online.

By Telephone 041 9833946

In Person The Box Office is located at Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street.

Concession Tickets Concession rate tickets are available for selected events and apply to senior citizens (over 65 years), students and children. To avail of concessions, appropriate ID is required.

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