|WEXFORD GIGS, SHOWS ... LATEST
The Wexford Bohemian
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Is minic a bhíonn daoine ag fiosrú faoi Ghaeilge a fhoghlaim nó chun feabhas a chur ar a cuid Gaeilge. / People often enquire about learning or improving their Irish. Conradh na Gaeilge Guaire meets up 10.30am Wednesdays and Saturdays in Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. Agus maidir le C na G i mbaile Loch Garman, they meet Wednesdays at 11am in Harpur Eleven on Peter's Street agus beidh an ciorcal comhrá gach Céadaoin 8-9.30pm i High Meadows Community Hub, Clonard, Loch Garman Y35 CXC6. Cruinníonn grúpa eile i sráidbhaile Droichead an Chaisleáin (Café an Mhuilinn) 10.30 ar maidin dé hAoine. Bíonn slua eile cruinnithe le chéile i gCill Téile / Kiltealy - The Thatch, 8pm an Aoine dheireadh de gach mí. Bíonn ciorcal comhrá i Leabharlann Ros Mhic Thriúin on the first Wednesday of every month at 2pm.
June 7 (2-3pm) Ciorcal Chomhrá, New Ross Library. For adults wanting to enjoy a cúpla focail with like-minded souls.
Green Acres Gallery, Selskar, Wexford. Currently hosting its Spring Exhibition.
Wexford Arts Centre: YOLK South East Technological University, School of Art and Design, Wexford BA (Hons) Art Degree Exhibition. Runs until May 31.
Pigyard Gallery has just changed hands but the good news it will continue to host great exhibitions.
Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy. Denise McAuliffe runs until June 10th.
Wexford Co Co HQ has Sift – a touring exhibition of new multi-media artwork by artists from east Ireland and west Wales commissioned by Ancient Connections. Runs until 19 May. Artists David Begley and Sylvia Cullen will give a guided tour on their works on Thursday 18th May at 3pm. Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a look at the Wexford County Council art collection online
Rosslare Gallery, Rosslare - intimate little gallery.
The Artbank Gallery, Bunclody is a wild and wonderful place leaking colour at every corner. Current exhibition: E.I. Sanby's Manifestation of a Forest' Celtic Tree collection.
Cockleshell Art Room Duncannon open Sundays 11am-5pm.
Keep an eye on the following sites for happenings at Wexford's top tourist destinations and events at the county's main venues.
Gorey Events Guide
Always something happening at Wexford's libraries. Gorey Library events
Residencies/regular week-to-week gigs:
T. Morris, Monck St, Wexford has Jilly Cox Every Tuesday (9.30pm), acoustic acts every Thursday (9.30pm) and the weekly Sunday Session (6pm).
Maggie May's Pub, also on Monck St, has live music weekends, including an early folk/trad session Sundays.
Centenary Stores, Charlotte St, Wexford has a classy brunch-time trad session Sundays.
Bugler Doyle's, South Main St, Wexford - Thursday folk/trad session, weekend music
The John Barry, The Quays, Wexford - weekend acoustic music.
Casey's of Wexford, Wygram, Wexford has live music pretty much every night of the week (early and late) including trad/folk on Thursdays (8pm), jazz on Fridays (6pm), blues on Sunday afternoon (4pm).
Paddy Blues, Gorey - live music weekends
Katie Daly's Bar & Restaurant, Gorey has 'Live Friday' gigs and acoustic music on Mondays.
French's Pub, Gorey - good for a session.
Stamp’s bar, Ennscorthy has trad sessions on Friday evenings.
The John Barry, Wexford (quays) has acoustic gigs weekends.
Camross Hall - dancing the first Friday of every month.
Carrig on Bannow Community Hall - social dancing Friday nights.
The Porterhouse, Castlebridge - live music weekends
Jordan's Pub, Ballindaggin - live music weekends
Quigleys of Kilmore - live music weekends
June 2,3,4 Music Festival, Colfer's Pub, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford. With Niall Toner Band (Fri 8.30pm), Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman (Sat), Viper Central + Kiss My Grass (Sun). KMG is a free show. Adm to all other is €16. Tel 089 2770659.
June 2 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz) and (9pm) Acoustic Heart, Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
June 2 (6.30-9.30pm) Summer Sessions Open Mic Night, Castle Delights’ Bakery & Café, Morriscastle, Co Wexford. First one of the year, featuring the usual mix of spoken word and music. Beverages and food served. Eir code: Y25RK30. Email email@example.com
June 2,3 (8pm nightly) From a Low and Quiet Sea written by Donal Ryan and presented by Decadent Theatre Co. 'Four souls. Each searching for something they have lost. Each trying to make sense of the road they have chosen.' Tickets - tel 053 9123764. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873634085
June 2 (8pm) Prodigal, a play by Andrew Carney, Red Books, Slippery Green, Wexford. Starring Jamie T Murphy and Paul Hughes. Bucket collection in aid of Pieta House.
June 2 Dancing with Stuart Moyles, Camross Hall, Camross, Co Wexford. Adm €10 'including the tea'.
June 2 Dancing to No Dance, Carrig Hall, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford. (Seriously? Either there is no dance or the lads stay along one wall and eye the women along the far wall and, either with or without musical accompaniment, no one makes a move. This could catch on!)
June 2 (9.30pm) Karen Dunbar, Katie Daly's Bar & Restaurant, Main St, Gorey
June 3,4 Enniscorthy Street Rhythms Festival, Enniscorthy. Feast of entertainment to look forward to including puppet and magic show, demos, stalls, live music and ... DANCE. On Saturday afternoon at The Athenaeum a series of speakers address various issues relating to the natural environment including regenerative and organic gardening, naturopathy, conservation and the health of the oceans. The Market Square is at the heart of the action. https://www.facebook.com/enniscorthy.streetrhythms
June 3,4 Medieval Event at Sigginstown Castle, Co Wexford. Travel back to the Middle Ages with the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) in Ireland.
June 3-5 Hooked On The Sea Festival, Hook Head, Co Wexford. For World Environment Day on Saturday, Hook Lighthouse will be hosting talks on sustainability and environmental living 1-3pm. https://hookheritage.ie/events/
June 3 (7.30pm) The Simon & Garfunkel Story - 50th Anniversary Tour, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets @26/24. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/the-simon-garfunkel-story
June 3 (7.30pm) Shedfest, Buffers Alley GAA, Monamolin, Co Wexford. Corner Boy, Frisky Gypsies, Off the Cuff + DJs. Full bar. Tickets €25.
June 3 (8pm) Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, olfer's Pub, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford. Tickets €16
June 3 (9pm) Rachel Decker and George Dimitrov (one half of the Oak Hill Drifters), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
June 3 (9.30pm) Dancing with Theresa and the Stars and special guest Rossi M, Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, Co Wexford. €10.
June 4,5 Festival of Ferns, Ferns, Co Wexford.
June 4 (4pm) BC Blues, Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
June 4 (7.30pm) Festival of Ferns: The Allabair Trio + Chord On Blues Choir, St Edan's Cathedral, Ferns. With Melanie O’Reilly on vocals, David Creevy on guitar and Brewen Favreau on Uillean Pipes/Low Whistle. Tickets €12. Supported by the EU's Ancient Connections project led by Wexford County Council and Pembrokeshire County Council (Wales).
June 4 Festival of Ferns Music Trail, Ferns, Co Wexford. Mega day-long festival music trail. Sooo much music with three main venues - Dunbar's, Doyle's and The Thatch. Acts include: songwriter Jimi Cullen, guitar maestros Richard King & Eddie Crean, the one and only ACKO, bluesman Dermot Byrne, veteran performers Brian Wall and Sean Mythen, Ó Ceallaigh, the ever-affable Shane Hurley, tradster Suzi Brooks White, Gary Davitt, Electric Finch, the sweet voiced Helena Dunbar, the very experienced Arthur Moynihan. And there is something called 'Ambassadors' Stories' running at intervals through the day. The Sweet Sorrows perform at The Courtyard at 10pm.
June 4 Wexford Remembers 1798 is holding a day of activities in Enniscorthy to mark the 225th anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion. Join local historian Owen Dunbar and archaeologist, Byron Jones at 10.30am on Vinegar Hill. Dr Kerron Ó Luain, author of 'Rathcoole and the United Irish Rebellions, 1798 - 1803', speaks at the 1798 Centre, Mill Park Road at 1.30pm. https://www.facebook.com/1798centre/
June 4 (5pm) Hooley in the Park, Gusserane O'Rahilly's GAA Club, Ballycullane, Co Wexford. Music by Corner Boy, Tulua and Trilogy, with a full bar and barbecue. Tickets €20 from eventbrite.ie/hooleyinthepark
June 4 (7pm) Move 23 (dance), National Opera House, Wexford. Presented by 2 Many Dance Moves, a dance, movement, and mindfulness School of Education established in 2008 by Becci Whelan. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/move-2023
June 4 (8pm) Viper Central, Colfer's Pub, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford. Prepare for a right knees-up with a feast of old time country and bluegrass. Tickets €16. Kiss My Grass perform at 10.30pm. No cc.
June 4 (9.30pm) JMA, The Coalbunker Bar, Drinagh, Wexford
June 4 (9.30pm) Abbaesque, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €20.
June 5 Festival of Ferns, Ferns, Co Wexford. https://ancientconnections.org/2023/05/11/festival-of-ferns-june-5th-2023-everyone-welcome/
June 5 (11am-6pm) Normandy Food Market, Quayside, New Ross.
June 5 (3pm) 1798 Battle of Ross Walking Tour with historian Jim Sutton, New Ross. Start at Three Bullet Gate and finish at Tholsel.
June 5 (9.30pm) Monday Sessions, Katie Daly's Bar & Restaurant, Main St, Gorey
June 7-10 (various times) SPIN SPIN SCHEHERAZADE by Orla Barry, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. A live artwork performed by Einat Tuchman, Barry's longstanding collaborator. It blends autofiction and oral history to create a humorous and passionate monologue. The performance is rooted in an artistic form of ‘barefoot anthropology’, recounting Barry’s tenuous interactions with the land, farming, man, and animal. It reflects on the culture of disconnection from the natural world and the boundaries of art and the rural every day. Tel 053 9123764. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873636427
June 8-17 (nightly 8pm) The Last Stand written by Dominic Palmer and presented by Four Rivers Theatre Group, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. 'comedian Tom Hooks engages in a no-holds barred verbal joust with various callers to what, he has decided, is his final podcast.' Tickets - tel 053 9123764. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873636323
June 8 (7pm) Michael Fortune Book Launch - No Twixing or Crossing, Bunclody Library, Bunclody, Co Wexford. https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4033394
June 8 (7pm) Reflections on the Irish Civil War in County Wexford from March 1923, with Historian-in-Residence, Barry Lacey in Enniscorthy Library. Pre-book: https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4034860
June 8 (7pm) World Nutritionist Declan Gilmore talk on Nutrition, Exercise, Water and Sleep, Gorey Library. Pre-book: https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4033694
June 8 (7pm) 'Our House, Delirious', Poetry and Prose Collection by Margaret Galvin, published by Revival Press, Wexford library, Mallin St, Wexford.
June 8 (7.30pm) Fundraising Music Night, Frank's Place, North Main St, Wexford. With Frankenstein Bolts, Mick Egan, Paula O'Reilly, Rachel Grace. In aid of Wexford Homeless Housing Action Group. Tickets €10. Tel 089 2509283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 8 (8pm) New Ross Singers with The Nomads present Summer Sounds, The Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola, Co Wexford. Popular hits from the mid 20th Century to the present picked apart and reassembled by this dynamic human harmonising unit. Proceeds to local Meals on Wheels and St Vincent de Paul. Tickets €10.
June 9 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
June 9 (7pm) 225th Anniversary of 1798 - The Ideals of Revolution: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. Presentation Arts Centre hosts the French Ambassador to Ireland Vincent Guérend in conversation with historians Liam Chambers of University of Limerick and Brian O’Cléirigh of Oulart on 'The Ideals of Revolution: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité - How The French Revolution Impacted Irish Rebellion'. Music will be provided beforehand by the Irish and French musicians of The Allabar Trio. FREE! Prebooking required: https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873636158
June 9 (7.30pm) Annual Patron, Paupers' Graveyard, Coolcotts, Wexford.
June 9 Bree MidSummer Fest, Byrne's Grain Store, Bree. With Tumbling Paddies, Stuart Moyles, Olivia Douglas. Tickets €25 from Hammel's Centre, Bree and Eventbrite. Funds go to local community development.
June 9 (9.30pm) O'Cuana, Katie Daly's Bar & Restaurant, Main St, Gorey
June 9 Dancing to Glen Flynn, Carrig Hall, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford.
June 9 Renegades of Funk: Alice in Chains tribute, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €13.
June 10 Cruinniú na nÓg - national event. See https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie
June 10 (2-5pm) Fete & Family Fun Day, The Showgrounds, Enniscorthy. Organised by Enniscorthy & Monart Union of Parishes.
June 10 (7-8.30pm) Songs Of The Sea, Sigginstown Castle, Tacumshane, Co Wexford. Tickets €15 per person plus fees (€18.18 total). Book on Eventbrite.
June 10 (8pm) A Lethal Black Ooze + Support, Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy. Night of live music curated by Peer Pleasure with performances from A Lethal Black Ooze (garage punk) Recoil (rock) Nana Jane (alt rock) and Shane Hurley (rock). Adm €10 + fees.
June 11 (7pm) Superstars Stage Academy presents “Let There Be Colour”, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €20/15. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/superstars-stage-academy-presents-let-there-be-colour
June 11 (4pm) O Albatross, Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford. Free.
June 12 (9.30pm) Monday Sessions, Katie Daly's Bar & Restaurant, Main St, Gorey
June 13 (7pm) A reading by Wexford native Mary Beary from her book, "Healing: The Long Road Back". Wexford Library, Wexford. Pre-book: https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4036558
June 13 (7.30pm) A Variety Night in aid of Parkinson’s Wexford, National Opera House, Wexford. Featuring George Lawlor, C&W stars Joan and Co., Rosslare's Louise Jones, comedians Janette Sidney Kelly and Ruth Donegan, musician Jim Doyle and friends, local choir Cordiality and MC Matty Murphy. Tickets €21.50.
June 15 (7pm) Barry Lacey: Reflections on the Irish Civil War in County Wexford from March 1923 , Bunclody Library, Bunclody. https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4033402
June 15 (7pm) Book Launch: Our FABulous Place, Wexford town library. A collection of new writing and a short film celebrating and reflecting on life in the Coolcotts area of Wexford town. Pre-booking advised: https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4037322
June 15 (7.30pm) Red Mic @ Red Books, Slippery Green, Wexford. Open mic night with maestro Shane Hurley.
June 16 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
June 16 (7.30pm) Bloomsday @ Red Books, Slippery Green, Wexford. Joycean open mic session, costume competition.
June 16 (8pm) Trio Cantare, St Iberius Church, Wexford. A Music for Wexford concert.
June 16 (9.30pm) Mark Murphy, Katie Daly's Bar & Restaurant, Main St, Gorey
June 16 Dancing to Adrian Ryan, Carrig Hall, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford.
June17,18 Rosslare Harbour Festival. Historical/heritage talks, live music, sandcastle competition, re-enactments, fishing, family entertainment. https://www.facebook.com/RosslareHarbourMaritimeHeritageCentre
June 17 Gorey Agricultural Show, Ashton, Ballycanew, Gorey, Co. Wexford. https://www.goreyagriculturalshow.com
June 17 (3pm) "Crown and Harp: from Free State to Republic" a talk by David McCullagh, Gorey Library. Pre-book: https://wexfordcoco.libcal.com/event/4035704
June 17 (8pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), 'Jazz at the IOAC', Tagoat, Co Wexford.
June 18 1798 Rebellion Day, National 1798 Centre, Enniscorthy. Family-friendly day out with re-enactors, heritage and craft displays, music, food.
June 18 (3pm) Anton Jablokov (Violin) with - Stefano Moccetti (guitar) and special guest - Vladimir Jablokov (Violin), Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Tickets tel 053 9123764. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873634652
June 18 (8pm) Music Network presents bassist Linda May Han Oh and pianist Fabian Almazan, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €17/15. Tel 053 9122144.
June 19 (9.30pm) Monday Sessions, Katie Daly's Bar & Restaurant, Main St, Gorey
June 22 (8pm) Greenshine, Frank's Place, North Main St, Wexford. Expect to hear styles that range from Classic Country Torch Songs, through Southern Gothic Country, to Carter Family inspired American Folk. Listen: https://greenshine.bandcamp.com. Tickets from http://greenshinemusic.com.
June 23-25 Jazz at Johnstown Festival, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. https://www.facebook.com/Jazz-at-Johnstown-101804358893856
June 23 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
June 23 (8pm) Mark Redmond (uilleann pipes, low whistle) + Chris Colloton Trio, Jazz at Johnstown, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. Colloton plays guitar, Killian Browne is on keys and Lorcan Byrne is on drums. Chris and Mark will re-imagine The Táin, which represented the zenith of the Horslips’ Celtic Symphony years. https://johnstowncastle.ie/event/mark-redmond-jazz-at-johnstown/
June 23 (8pm) Irish College of Music Theatre, in a showcase performance accompanied by pianist, Conor McCarthy - National Opera House, Wexford. Students studying under the tutelage of internationally renowned soprano and educator will present an array of musical genres, including excerpts from the musicals; Oliver, Annie, Mary Poppins, A Star is Born, Wicked and Hamilton. Tickets €20/18. Tel 053 9122144.
June 23 St. John’s Eve Fire and Music, Sigginstown Castle, Tacumshane, Co Wexford.
June 23 (9.30pm) Cian Fitz, Katie Daly's Bar & Restaurant, Main St, Gorey
June 23 The Legends of American Country Show, National Opera House, Wexford. Tel 053 9122144. www.nationaloperahouse.ie
June 23 Dancing to Blue Lace, Carrig Hall, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford. Something about the title of this much loved outfit that raises flirtatious thoughts in the part of the mind reserved for such thinking! Like would you be comfortable entering Bea's Blue Lace Bordello. Ok, the final 'B' kinda gave it away.
June 24 (8pm) Jazz Pizzazz with Stella Bass, Jazz at Johnstown, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. Bassist Barry Donahue, drummer Dominic Mullen and keyboardist Johnny Taylor join with one of the best jazz vocalists in the country. https://johnstowncastle.ie/event/jazz-pizzazz-with-stella-bass/
June 24 The Remedy Club, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Classy Americana 'n' Roots duo. Tel 053 9123764.
June 25 (4pm) Point Blank, Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford. Free.
June 26 (9.30pm) Monday Sessions, Katie Daly's Bar & Restaurant, Main St, Gorey
June 30 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
June 30 (8.30pm) Rí-Rá Comedy Night, Red Books, Slippery Green, Wexford. Apparently, since word got out about this, local lads have been siddling up to Wally to try their funny stories out on him. "Ah I don't think it's that kinda comedy lads," says Wally!
June 30 (9.30pm) Doey Walsh, Katie Daly's Bar & Restaurant, Main St, Gorey
June 30 Dancing to Mick Humphries Trio, Carrig Hall, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford.
July 1-2 Wexford Strawberry Weekend, The Village @ Wheelocks, Tomnafunshoge, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Y21 YY67.
July 1 Adamstown Agricultural Show, Adamstown, Co Wexford. Exhibits of horticulture, craft, home produce, vegetables, flowers, baking, arts & crafts all alongside show jumping, horses & pony classes and trade stands. http://adamstownshow.com
July 5 Music for Wexford Lunchtime Concert, St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. With RIAM young artists. Adm €12/10/5.
July 7 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
July 7 (8pm) 12 Gauge Outrage "Siren" EP Launch + Support, Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy. Local band playing it loud and proud. This is modern metal with 'new-age thrash-like riffs ... melodic leads and aggressive vocals.' The support: Cork punk rockers R.P.C, Belfast's stoner/doom outfit Gravity Well, and local blackened death metal upstarts Dead Memories. Tickets €10. Tel 053 9233000.
July 8 (8pm) Niamh Strong, Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy. Tickets €20. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873635466
July 12 Music for Wexford Lunchtime Concert, St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. With RIAM young artists. Adm €12/10/5.
July 13 Bannow & Rathangan Show, Killag, Co Wexford. www.bannowrathanganshow.com
July 13 (8pm) Music for Wexford presents Exeter Cathedral Choir with Eamonn Mulhall, St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. https://www.musicforwexford.ie/whats-on-1/exeter-cathedral-choir-with-eamonn-mulhall
July 14 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
July 15 (7-8pm) New Ross Summer Sessions: The Nomads, Library Park, New Ross.
July 16 Wells Food Fest, Wells House, Ballyedmond, Gorey, Co Wexford.
July 19 Music for Wexford Lunchtime Concert, St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. With Ellen Jansson & Dominika Witowicz. Prog: Lili Boulanger - D‘un Matin de Printemps; Debussy - Violin Sonata in G minor; Prokofiev - Five melodies for Violin and Piano op. 35b; Szymanowski - Danse Paysanne de ‘Harnasie’; Ravel - Tzigane. Tickets from Eventbrite. https://www.musicforwexford.ie/whats-on-1/ellen-janssen-jane-hackett
July 20-22 (nightly 7.30pm) Holy Mary by Eoin Colfer presented by Breda Cashe, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €25/20. Tel 053 9122144.
July 21 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
July 21 The Complete Stone Roses, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
July 22 (7-8pm) New Ross Summer Sessions: The fabulous John Spillane, Library Park, New Ross.
July 26 Music for Wexford Lunchtime Concert, St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. Inaugural prize-winners concert for the Betty O’Brien award. This year the recipient is young Wexford violinist Eve Donohoe. Prog: Violin Sonata No.3 in D Minor, Op.108 - Brahms; Schindler's List - Williams; Banjo and Fiddle - Kroll; Backstage Antics - Ailbhe McDonagh; Irish Traditional Piece; Zigeunerweisen - Sarasate. Adm €12/10/5. This one might well sell out so advance booking advised: https://www.musicforwexford.ie/whats-on-1/eve-donohoe-peter-dains
July 28 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
July 29 (7-8pm) New Ross Summer Sessions: Niamh Kavanagh, Library Park, New Ross.
July 30 - Aug 7 Wexford Art in the Open Festival, Europe's largest plein air festival. https://www.artintheopen.org
July 30 Rosslare Strand SummerFest. Stalls, rides, competitions, family entertainment and live music. Plus the annual Rosslare Dog Show.
Aug 4-7 Gorey Market House Festival, Gorey, Co Wexford. https://www.facebook.com/goreymarkethousefestival
Aug 4 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
Aug 5,6 Rathangan Country Music Weekend, Rathangan, Co Wexford.
Aug 5 (7-8pm) New Ross Summer Sessions: Mundy, Library Park, New Ross.
Aug 5,6 CrownFest Tribute Band Music Festival, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford. www.crownfest.ie
Aug 11-13 GAP Arts Festival, Ballythomas, Co Wexford https://gapartsfestival.com
Aug 11-13 New Ross Guitar Festival. https://stmichaelsnewross.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows
Aug 11 Parklive: Gavin James, Min Ryan Park, Wexford. Tickets €45. https://lantern.ie/event/gavin-james-2/
Aug 12 (7-8pm) New Ross Summer Sessions: John Walsh (flamenco guitar), Library Park, New Ross.
Aug 13 Castlebridge Annual Show
Aug 11 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
Aug 13 Country Fest Weekend, Wexford Racecourse, Wexford.
Aug 18 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
Aug 19 (7-8pm) New Ross Summer Sessions: Erin Buckley, Library Park, New Ross.
Aug 25 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
Aug 25 Hey Pixies - tribute to The Pixies, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
Aug 26 (4pm) THOMAS MOORE AT BANNOW HOUSE, Grange, Bannow, Co. Wexford. Y35 F9XK. A Celebration, in words and music, on the 188th anniversary of the triumphal visit of Thomas Moore, the “Bard of Erin”, to Bannow House. It is based around his own amusing diary of his stay with performances of a dozen of his world renowned “Irish Melodies”. The event will take place in the open air. Female soloist: Aimee Banks; Male soloist: David Kennedy; Piano: Rebecca Warren; Violin: James Warren; Devised by: Ian Magahy. Directed by: Heather Hadrill. Tickets €35 from Wexford Arts Centre. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873636742
Aug 26 (7-8pm) New Ross Summer Sessions: Celtic Weave, New Ross & District Pipe Band, Library Park, New Ross.
Aug 26 The 4 Of Us, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford.
Sept 1 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
Sept 8 (6pm) Melanie O'Reilly Trio (jazz), Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
Sept 8 (8pm) Carducci Quartet, St Anne's Church, Killane, Co Wexford. Brilliant quartet. Prog: Shostakovich Quartet 1; Donnacha Dennehy Pushpulling; Peter Gregson Three Parallels (Irish premiere); Beethoven Op.59 No.2. https://www.musicforwexford.ie/whats-on-1/carducci-quartet
Sept 20-24 New Ross Piano Festival, New Ross, Co Wexford. https://www.newrosspianofestival.com
Sept 22-24 Write By The Sea Festival, Kilmore Quay, Wexford. https://writebythesea.ie
Sept 22 Culture Day
Sept 22 John Colleary (comedy), Crown Live, Wexford. www.lantern.ie
Oct 21 Absolute Eagles, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
Oct 24 - Nov 5 Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford town. Happening at the same time are Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford Arts Festival and Wexford Fringe Festival. www.wexfordopera.com ... https://wexfordspiegeltent.com ... www.facebook.com/wexfordartsfestival
Nov 17 Chris Kent: Back at it, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
Thomas Moore Tavern, Cornmarket, Wexford
Regular gigs featuring local acts - trad/folk, contemporary, jazz.
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford
Regular gigs featuring local acts - folk/trad, contemporary, rock.
Katie Daly's Bar and Restaurant, Gorey, Co Wexford
Lively spot with fairly regular gigs featuring both local and visiting acts. www.facebook.com/katiedalys
The Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
Presentation Arts Centre is a multi-purpose facility with a 160 seat theatre and a very varied programme. "The atmospheric theatre is perfect for intimate concerts, gigs, art exhibitions ..." Vicky Barron (musician and teacher)
Wilson's Bar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Find them on Facebook.
Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9237798
Neville's Bar, Fethard-on-Sea. Tel 051-397160.
The Vine Restaurant, North Main St, Wexford
Occasional gigs. Great food.
The John Barry, The Quays, Wexford
Nice little pub on the south end of The Quays, Wexford. Does not appear to be hosting its music sessions any more.
The Bailey, Enniscorthy
The county's newest bar and music venue. Details under "Wexford Gigs ... latest" in "News" section.
National Opera House, Wexford, ph 053 9122144
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St Iberius Church, Wexford
Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".
Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola
Occasional gigs. Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. Tel 055 80500
Music in bar Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun.
St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. Tel 051 421255
St Michael's Theatre hosts top class concerts, theatre, exhibitions, film.
For upcoming music and theatre see "Wexford gigs - Latest".
Talbot Hotel, Wexford. Tel 053 9122566
Live music in bar Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat.
Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".
Benedict's Nightclub, Treacy's Hotel, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy. Tel 053 9237798
Benedict's nightclub every weekend. Live acts Sundays.
Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".
Ferrycarrig Hotel, Ferrycarrig, Wexford. Tel 053 9120999
Music in the Dry Dock bar weekends.
Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford. Tel 053 22949
Thurs, Fri, Sat: live acoustic music
Sundays: Joe Keeling
For latest check "Wexford gigs - Latest".
Riverbank Hotel, Wexford. Tel 053 9123611
Occasional visits by top bands.
Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".
Riverside Park, Enniscorthy, Tel 053 9237800
Music in bar Sundays, Wednesdays.
Occasional visits by big names.
See "Wexford Gigs - Latest".
Colfer's, Carrig-on-Bannow. Tel 051-561159
Good spot for live original music, especially Americana. Not hosting so much live music of late. Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".
Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764
A very busy programme of music, theatre, art. See "Wexford gigs - Latest" or go direct to Wexford Arts Centre.
The Sky & The Ground, South Main Street, Wexford. 053 9121273)
Consistently Wexford's top pub for original music (aned craft beers!) with the Tuesday night Candlelight Sessions being particularly worthy of mention.