ÉIGSE LIVE is your opportunity to stay in town for the evening and see some great family theatre shows, hear some new music and laugh along to great Irish comedy - not to mention joining in the festival ceilí!

In association with Carlow Performing Arts Centre Ltd

THEATRE

EVENT Púca Puppets in association with Éigse Carlow Arts Festival presents CORALINE
(Adapted by Púca Puppets from Neil Gaiman’s novella)
DATE Friday June 16- Saturday June 17
TIME 11am and 2pm on Friday, 4pm and 7pm on Saturday (duration 75mins)
LOCATION Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road
TICKETS €10 adults / €5 children - from the festival box office

Coraline is a bright and curious only child who loves exploring. So when she finds a secret door in her new house, she can’t resist the temptation to see what lies behind it. There she discovers a parallel world that is uncannily like her own - but also quite different. What follows is nothing less than a battle for Coraline’s soul.
Fusing puppetry with atmospheric lighting, music and sound effects, Coraline takes its audience into a dark dream-world of vibrant characters and images. Suitable for both older children (10 years+) and adults, it explores themes of true and false love: a fairy-tale for the 21st century.



EVENT Tall Tales Theatre Company presents MELODY
DATE Saturday June 10
TIME 12noon and 3pm
LOCATION Delta Centre, Strawhall Industrial Estate
TICKETS €15 (includes high tea & a tour of the Delta Centre gardens) - from the festival box office
Melody, a play by Deirdre Kinahan is a theatrical lunchtime treat that cooks up an interesting recipe of mature love between two lonely souls who share a fondness for classical music, ham and cheese sandwiches and massage parlours…


COMEDY

EVENT Naked Camera’s PJ Gallagher
DATE Friday June 16
TIME Doors 8pm
LOCATION The Music factory, Tullow Street
TICKETS €15 - from the festival box office
PJ Gallagher is fast becoming one of Ireland’s best-loved comedians. Following the huge success of his role as Jake Stevens in the hilarious and sometimes outrageous hit TV show "Naked Camera", PJ rarely has time to be himself these days as he prepares for yet another run of the massively popular series.
PJ Gallagher is a Vicar Street regular, can often be seen with Jason Byrne on various TV and live performances, has toured with Des Bishop and has appeared at the Cat Laughs festival in Kilkenny. EIGSE LIVE is delighted to welcome for a once-off special festival performance.


MUSIC

EVENT Jack L
DATE Saturday June 17
TIME Doors 8pm
LOCATION The Music factory, Tullow Street
TICKETS €25 - from the festival box office
Originally from Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland, Jack Lukeman has grown from independent origins to a multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter. His soaring haunting voice, a “mixture of all the great mail singing voices of the 20th Century” according to one critic, has led to comparisons with Scott Walker, Frank Sinatra, Jim Morrison and Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel, all of whom have also inspired him. He is widely regarded, by anyone fortunate enough to have seen him as one of the greatest performers ever to have graced a stage. One not to miss.

 

EVENT EVENT FESTIVAL CÉILÍ with the Emerald Ceilí Band
DATE Sunday June 11
TIME 4pm (duration 3 hours)
LOCATION Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road
TICKETS €10 - from the festival box office
You won’t be able to resist stepping out to the wondeRful music of the Emerald Ceili Band, one of Ireland's most popular traditional ceili bands. A remarkably young group, the Emerald Ceili Bank includes a range of talented musicians from across three counties of Ulster on piano accordian, fiddle and drums. So get your dancing shoes on for the ÉIGSE festival ceilí!


EVENT Mozart’s 250th Celebration with Carlow Choral Society and the Orchestra of St. Cecilia
DATE Sunday June 11
TIME 8.30pm
LOCATION Cathedral of the Assumption, College Street
TICKETS €20, €18 concession- from the festival box office and at the door
Celebrating 200 years of Mozart's genius, Carlow Choral Society perform two of Mozart's great works: The Great Mass in C with top Irish soloist Sylvia O'Brien (Soprano), and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 Second Movement performed by acclaimed concert pianist Finghin Collins. Conductor Blaithnaid Murphy.


EVENT Irish Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists
DATE Thursday June 15
TIME 8pm
LOCATION St. Mary’s Church, Castle Hill
TICKETS €20, €18 concession- from the festival box office and at the door
Virtuoso works from the seventeenth century Italian tradition including music by Buonamente, Marini, Pachelbel, Uccellini and Piccinini. Monica Huggett (musical director & violin), Claire Duff (violin), Sarah McMahon (cello), Richard Sweeney (theorbo), Malcolm Proud (harpsichord & chamber organ)



LITERATURE

EVENT UTOPIAS public discussion
DATE Thursday June 15
TIME 5.30pm to 6.30pm
LOCATION Philosophy Hall, Carlow College, College Street
TICKETS ADMISSION FREE
PUBLIC DISCUSSION in association with The Carlow University MFA Programme. You are invited to discuss Utopias with a panel that includes Séan Hardie, writer and director; Dr. Noel Kavanagh, philosophy lecturer and a participating artist.


EVENT Beyond the Pale I in association with The Carlow University MFA Programme. Poetry readings by Kerry Hardie, Michael Coady and Rita Kelly.
DATE Saturday 17 June
TIME 1.30pm to 2.30pm
LOCATION Carlow College, College Street
TICKETS ADMISSION FREE


EVENT Beyond the Pale II in association with The Carlow University MFA Programme. Poetry readings by Mary O’Donnell, Thomas McCarthy & Deirdre Brennan. Introduction by Joseph Woods, with a special tribute to renowned Carlow poet Conleth Ellis.
DATE Saturday 17 June
TIME 7pm
LOCATION Carlow College, College Street
TICKETS ADMISSION FREE


EVENT Book Launch and Storytelling depiciting traveller life with Michael Collins, Johnny Collins and Ailleen McBride.
DATE Wednesday June 14
TIME 7.30pm
LOCATION Pembroke Room, Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road
TICKETS ADMISSION FREE


EVENT National Second-hand & Antiquarian Book Fair In aid of Calcutta Children’s Street Fund
DATE Sunday June 18
TIME 12noon to 6pm
LOCATION St. Mary’s Academy, Station Road
TICKETS €2


 
Éigse Carlow Arts Festival Ltd, Foresters Hall, College Street, Carlow.
telephone: 059 9140491 / fax: 059 9130065 / email: eigse3@eircom.net