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Robert Plant is a heavy rocking hero; if you worship his legendary contributions to the music world, it is essential that you see him live at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The former Led Zeppelin singer and guitarist can still holler like he’s performing The Immigrant Song; there’s something primal about his performances, and time has in no way dulled that. At the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Robert will perform from his new album, Carry Fire. He’s reassembled the Sensational Shape Shifters as his backing band, and is ready to put on the kind of show that will have you buzzing for hours after the end of it. Hopefully, Robert will also play from excellent bluesy albums like his Mercury Prize-nominated Raising Sand (a collaboration with Alison Krauss) and studio albums like Band of Joy and Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar. No matter what he does perform, this is certain to be a night of music that will blow you away

Irish currency has an fascinating past that you can delve into at this absorbing exhibition at the new Central Bank visitor centre. Developing our own currency came about following the establishment of the Irish Free State. Journey through this development of modern Irish coinage and bank notes at The Birth of Modern Irish Currency which features unique displays and original designs.

Take a trip back to the golden age of Hollywood by spending the evening with The Definitive Rat Pack. If you love Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, seeing The Definitive Rat Pack live is the closest thing to seeing these legends in concert. For this special Christmas show, the original cast from the smash hit West End show, The Rat Pack – Live From Las Vegas, will be regaling you with classic crooner hits, as well as a selection of festive favourites. Let The Definitive Rat Pack whisk you away to a bygone era on this special night full of timeless tunes and Christmas cheer.

An evening of conversation on the capturing of Pablo Escobar and the Cali Cartel, with DEA agents Javier Pena and Steve Murphy who inspired the hit NETFLIX show NARCOS. Agents Pena and Murphy will speak about the rise and fall of the Medellin Cartel and the role the Agents played in bringing down its notorious leader, the ‘King of Cocaine’. The evening’s discussion will shed light on their input into the hit Netflix series, where they will reveal information which does not feature in the show, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Javier Pena was brought up in Kingsville, Texas and in 1984 he joined the US DEA. Four years later the Retired Special Agent in Charge volunteered for an assignment in Bogota, Colombia. It was there that Pena and his partner, Special Agent Steve Murphy, set out to bring down the Medellin drug cartel and its leader Pablo Escobar. Pena was awarded Colombia’s highest honour for his efforts, and received commendation awards from the DEA and the wider international community. He is regarded as an expert on the subject of the Medellin Cartel. Steve Murphy began his career in 1975 as a Police Officer in the City […]

Michael hasn’t been home in almost twenty years. Having been kicked out of the seminary and exiled from his family home, he found himself in London, by accident rather than design. But now, the death of his mother sees him back in the small town where he grew up. The place that chewed him up and spat him out. Reunited with his two brothers, their partners and the local clergy, there are questions that want answering and old scores that need laying to rest. Where do you find home, when your family and faith have abandoned you? An Irish funeral brings out the best and worst in people, and a long night of truths lies ahead.

Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George’s Grandmother. She likes to gobble up slugs and bugs, and is always telling George what to do. Following the success of Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits and The Witches, Curve’s magnificent new co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston promises to be yet another hugely imaginative and entertaining stage adaptation, bursting with growing grannies, feathery farm animals and bags of frothbuggling family fun. Don’t miss Roald Dahl’s treasured tale brought to phizz-whizzing life! Age recommendation: 6 years + Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes including interval

Part of the Britpop explosion, Shed Seven were formed in York in 1990 before signing their first record deal in 1994. The band members were vocalist Rick Witter, bassist Tom Gladwin, guitarist and keyboard player Paul Banks and drummer Alan Leach. Their debut single was followed swiftly by Dolphin, which cracked the top 30. The subsequent single success of Speakeasy led to prime-time television appearances, increased exposure and a higher profile for the Yorkshire-based band. At the end of 1994, Shed Seven’s debut LP was released. Showcasing a series of unapologetically upbeat rock songs, Change Giver went on to sell over 250,000 copies in the UK alone. Hits such as Where Have You Been Lately? and Ocean Pie continued to garner new fans and critics began to see past the simplicity of the Britpop tag. They were inspired in part by The Smiths but praised for their own sound. The music industry lapped up the structured guitar melodies and soaring vocals of Shed Seven’s debut album and the follow-up, A Maximum High. With A Maximum High getting even stronger reviews than its predecessor, Shed Seven spent much of the next two years touring the UK and Ireland. 1996 saw the […]

American heavty-metalers Skid Row formed in 1986 and saw great commercial successful between the late ’80s and early ’90s with their first two albums, Skid Row (1989) and Slave to the Grind (1991). The band had sold 20 million albums worldwide by the end of 1996. Skid Row has seen numerous changes to its line-up over the years. In 2015, the band confirmed they had parted ways with frontman Johnny Solinger – who himself had replaced original frontman Sebastian Bach in 1999 – and announced that Tony Harnell (formerly of TNT) was their new vocalist. However, he left the band after just eight months. In 2017, ZP Theart was named the official lead singer after spending a year as a touring member of the group.

This Canadian abroad is the UK’s 2017 break-out star. Katherine recently garnered rave reviews as the presenter and writer of Channel 4’s critically acclaimed prime time series, How Did You Get So Rich? and also regularly appears on all the UK’s major panel shows from BBC’s QI, Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo to Dave’s Taskmaster Series 2 (which she won) and Channel 4’s Out of 10 Cats as well as co-hosting two back to back series of Comedy Central’s upcoming Your Face or Mine reboot with Jimmy Carr. Originally from Canada and star of BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO & WOULD I LIE TO YOU, Sky One’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, ITV’s THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW and Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, Katherine is a writer / performer and stand-up comedian who is dominating the UK television and live comedy scenes. She is only the second British-based comedian to have a Netflix Original Comedy Special released globally after Jimmy Carr. KATHERINE RYAN: IN TROUBLE was filmed at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo and was released to 190 countries on Tuesday 14th February 2017. Watch it here. She also performed stand up on THE […]

Kodaline are an Indie folk and rock band orginally from Swords, Dublin, where members Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast and Vinny May grew up. The group is completed by bass player Jason Boland, who hails from County Kildare. Originally known as 21 Demands, the band changed their name to Kodaline before the release of their debut album In A Perfect World in 2013. The record has sold over 350,000 copies worldwide and includes hits such as All I Want, High Hopes and Love Like This. Titluar track, Perfect World, is also currently used as the theme song for hit Channel 4 TV series Gogglebox. Their second album, Coming Up For Air, was released in 2015 and topped the Irish album charts.

Kris Kristofferson made his name in 1970s as a country music singer and songwriter with songs like Me and Bobby McGee and Help Me Make It through the Night. His songs have been performed by legends like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, along with Kris himself. A Star Is Born, the 1976 film in which he starred with Barbara Streisand, gave Kris his first hit movie appearance (and another hit album), a feat which has been repeated in the 1990s with appearances in films like Blade and Payback.

Bell X1 are a musical group from County Kildare, Ireland known for their versatile musical palette, lyrical dexterity and catalogue of popular singles and albums. The group consists of Paul Noonan (lead vocals, guitar, percussion, keys), David Geraghty (guitar, vocals, keys, percussion, banjo, harmonica) and Dominic Phillips (bass, vocals).

Hidden Agenda, Subject & Research Presents: DJ KOZE (3hr set) FJAAK (Live) – RED AXES – ACID PAULI BRAME & HAMO – DJ DEECE (3hr set) JORDAN – SAGE – CÁILÍN AERON – NEVAN JIO – CÁIT FAHEY FINTAN LALOR – MATTHEW DUNDON DISTRICT 8 & THE TIVOLI THEATRE 3 STAGES OF MUSIC!! Paddy’s Day 2pm – late

CHOIRLAND REVISITED Chamber Choir Ireland Paul Hillier Conductor Performances Friday 20 April – St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork: 7.30pm, €21 Saturday 21 April – St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin: 8pm, €20/15 Sunday 22 April – St Thomas’ Church, Belfast: 7.30pm, £13/10 Tickets & further information through www.chamberchoirireland.com / +353 (1)554 5210 In April, Chamber Choir Ireland will tour to Cork, Belfast and Dublin with an exciting programme of contemporary Irish music, Choirland Revisited, conducted by Artistic Director Paul Hillier. A world premiere of a triptych by Andrew Hamilton, music for thomas bernhard and the first two movements of David Fennessy’s triptych, Letter to Michael and Ne reminiscaris are balanced with other musical treats include a delightful arrangement by Paul Hillier of Raglan Road,  James Macmillan’s The Gallant Weaver, and Tarik O’Regan’s Turn. Programme Tarik O’Regan – Turn David Fennessy – Ne reminiscaris James Macmillan – The Gallant Weaver Andrew Hamilton – music for thomas bernhard – World Premiere Trad. Irish arr. By Paul Hillier – On Raglan Road David Fennessy – Letter to Michael            David Fennessy – chOirland

CHOIRLAND REVISITED Chamber Choir Ireland Paul Hillier Conductor Performances Friday 20 April – St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork: 7.30pm, €21 Saturday 21 April – St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin: 8pm, €20/15 Sunday 22 April – St Thomas’ Church, Belfast: 7.30pm, £13/10 Tickets & further information through www.chamberchoirireland.com / +353 (1)554 5210 In April, Chamber Choir Ireland will tour to Cork, Belfast and Dublin with an exciting programme of contemporary Irish music, Choirland Revisited, conducted by Artistic Director Paul Hillier. A world premiere of a triptych by Andrew Hamilton, music for thomas bernhard and the first two movements of David Fennessy’s triptych, Letter to Michael and Ne reminiscaris are balanced with other musical treats include a delightful arrangement by Paul Hillier of Raglan Road,  James Macmillan’s The Gallant Weaver, and Tarik O’Regan’s Turn. Programme Tarik O’Regan – Turn David Fennessy – Ne reminiscaris James Macmillan – The Gallant Weaver Andrew Hamilton – music for thomas bernhard – World Premiere Trad. Irish arr. By Paul Hillier – On Raglan Road David Fennessy – Letter to Michael            David Fennessy – chOirland

The Stunning, Hothouse Flowers, An Emotional Fish and Something Happens are among the Irish acts that will return with the Irish Chamber Orchestra to Semple Stadium in Thurles on Saturday September 22 for Féile Classical. Feile Classical, The Stunning, Hothouse Flowers, Emotional Fish, Something Happens, The 4 of Us, The Frank and Walters The one-night only, fully-seated live event in the landmark Tipperary venue will give fans the chance to relive the memories of the Féile festival in the 1990s with The 4 of Us, The Frank and Walters and special guests also on the bill, and Something Happens frontman and Newstalk presenter Tom Dunne the host on the night. Concert-goers have been promised “modern-era luxuries like a choice of clean toilets, gourmet food tents, gin and prosecco offerings and pints that are poured from a keg” by the promoters. 22nd Sold Out.

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony Tarik O’Reagan – Triptych The 80 strong symphony orchestra and choir from the University of Manchester are delighted to be singing at St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast, a free concert with a retiring collection being taken in aid of the restoration of the cathedral. Friday 29th June at 7pm St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast

Hennessy: A tribute to Christie by those who knew him best, his children. Christie Hennessy’s children announce a debut five date tour in June 2018 to celebrate the life and career of their father. This includes a stop off at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Saturday 16th June.

A Stunning Tribute to Whitney Houston Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more! This show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever! Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!