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Ireland’s most foremost jazz & blues female singer and performer returns to Dublin’s premier live music venue Vicar Street on Sunday 21st January 2018. “Dubbed as Ireland’s Billie Holiday, Mary is a jazz & blues singer whose life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives” (The Guardian). Whether into folk, blues or jazz, no one can fail to be moved by the emotional depth, expression & power in her voice, forged from an extraordinary life. Mary has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career, with a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Her ability to connect so emotionally & empathically with both the song & her audience is testament to her inner strength, and to the power of transformation & redemption. The stage is her home. To hear Mary sing is truly to be at the core of the human heart. At Mary Coughlan’s Vicar Street show in January, you will be taken on a journey of devastatingly beautiful, wide-ranging and engaging songs, plus plenty  humourous wit from a woman who has battled her demons and won. As the Observer newspaper rightly said, “Mary Coughlan’s talent is awesome.” Come […]

Hands on History: Childhood http://www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events 21/01/2018 – 21/01/2018 3.00pm – 4.00pm Drop in to discover objects from Museums handling collection relating to childhood and play. Join our Museum educators in an exciting drop-in handling session for all ages, using the Museum’s collection of objects for handling. No booking required. Drop-in Activity. All Ages. Free Admission. Culture Club http://www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events 26/01/2018 – 26/01/2018 11.30am – 1.00pm Culture Club, in collaboration with Dublin City Council, invites members to explore and enjoy the collections at Collins Barracks through a series of specially arranged guided tours and activities in the company of museum staff followed by ’Tea & Chat’ and an opportunity to mingle. The Clubs take place on the last Friday of each month. Culture Club 2018 at Collins Barracks begins with a fascinating tour with Michael Kenny on the story of coins & coinage in Ireland from the 10th century to the present day through Airgead: A Thousand Years of Irish Coins & Currency. Booking Required. Tour. Adults. Free Admission. Set in Stone? Politics of Public statues http://www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events 27/01/2018 – 27/01/2018 2.30pm – 4.00pm What role do public monuments have in a modern society? Who are the confederate Army? Join Emily Mark-Fitzgerald, Associate […]

Find out about the complicated relationship between left wing groups in Ireland and Soviet Russia at this fascinating, free lecture. Presented by Emmet O’Connor, The Irish Left and Soviet Russia will explore the initial support some Irish showed for the Russians after the 1917 revolution. If you consider yourself to be a bit of a history buff, The Irish Left and Soviet Russia will offer you a riveting insight into this often overlooked chapter of Irish history.

Aiken Promotions are proud to welcome back to Ireland the hilarious Jim Jefferies with his “Unusual Punishment Tour” Live at 3Arena Dublin on January 23rd 2018. Tickets go on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation entertaining audiences with his controversial, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. Jefferies is currently starring in the new Comedy Central hit late show, The Jim Jefferies Show. The Weekly series features Jeffries traveling across the globe to tackle the week’s top stories and controversial issues of the day. His international stand-up tour, The Unusual Punishment Tour, kicked off last summer to rave reviews. Last summer also marked the release of his fifth major stand up special in seven years, Freedumb. The special is Jeffries’ second to air on Netflix and follows the huge success of Jim Jefferies: BARE, in which he delivered a now iconic routine on guns and gun control in the United States. Jeffries created, wrote, produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed FX series, Legit, which ran for two seasons and has since gained a cult following.

Electric Six is a six-piece American band from Detroit, Michigan. Their style has been described as a brand of rock music infused with elements of “garage, disco, punk rock, new wave, and metal.”The band met recognition in 2003 with the singles “Danger! High Voltage” and “Gay Bar”, and subsequently released 14 full-length albums, two rarities albums, and a live album. A live DVD, Absolute Treasure, was released for download in 2014. The current lineup of the band consists of singer Dick Valentine, guitarists Johnny Na$hinal and Da Vė, drummer Two-Handed Bob, keyboardist Tait Nucleus?, and bassist Rob Lower.

Tradfest is one of those annual events that you have saved in your calendar, afraid of ever double booking and being denied the opportunity to revel in the marvels of some rollicking trad and folk. The festival occurs at the beating heart of Dublin’s arts and culture district, Temple Bar. It’s a place where buskers traditionally test out their newest songs and galleries open late for exhibition openings. In January, Meeting House Square is set alight with the luminescent joy that Irish traditional music brings to proceedings. There will be international acts performing shoulder to shoulder with the most awe-inspiring session musicians you’ve ever heard. You’ll be moved by lilting celtic airs or perhaps you’ll let your feet do the talking with a jig or a reel. Either way, Temple Bar Tradfest 2018 is a weekend to dive into, heart and soul. Experience the true essence of Irish life, with good times soundtracked by great music. Tom Doorley – Dublin City Hall, Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 Big Country – St. Patrick’s Cathedral , Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 The Mulcahy Family & Mick O’Brien and Family – Dublin City Hall, Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 Radiant […]

Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers.  So are they going to trust this one? And should they? A parent-teacher meeting goes very, very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. CLASS was first produced in association with the Civic Theatre and the Dublin Theatre Festival. Iseult Golden and David Horan are independent theatre artists who have worked together on new adaptations and original work for over a decade. This is their seventh collaboration.

Feast your senses with an evening of masterpieces, music, and food at Flavours of Art in the National Gallery of Ireland. This exquisite evening celebrates the return of the JMW Turner watercolours, a much-loved annual exhibition which is showcased at the gallery each January. After you’ve taken a tour of the exhibition and immersed yourself in Turner’s awe-inspiring landscapes, you can unwind with a sumptuous buffet supper, before being regaled with live music. Whether you’re a long-time admirer of Turner’s work, or this is your first time visiting this wonderful annual exhibition, an unforgettable evening of culture awaits you at the National Gallery of Ireland for Flavours of Art.

Keith says ”My new show MAGIC MADHOUSE will be choc-a-block with visual comedy magic, mind-reading and a death defying escape to end every performance” Keith Barry’s brain bending hit show Hypnomagick sold out six nights at The Olympia Theatre in 2017.