SJ McArdle's PORT at Wexford Arts Centre last Saturday was every bit as good as I hoped it would be. The specially commissioned show (Droichead Arts Centre and Create Louth and the Arts Council), the songs of which are on the album Old Ghosts in the Water, celebrate Drogheda's port. McArdle, former frontman of the award-winning band Kern, assembled a talented crew for the show (and the album): Wexford-based Carol Keogh (Plague Monkeys), Graham Henderson (Moving Hearts, Sinead O’Connor) and Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, The Waterboys) along with vocalist John Ruddy and fiddle player Barry Kieran (Kern). From start to finish it is packed with a bunch of killer songs which successfully encapsulate the excitement, danger, romance and intrigue of old ports all over the world. It reeks of rotting fish, fleshpot lust and violence. The songs, reflecting as they do an era and a culture now past, come pre-aged like an old port. In style and tone they bring to mind the darkness and world-weariness of Nick Cave and latter day Bob Dylan, married to the storytelling chops of Warren Zevon. McArdle's sonorous voice sounds like it has been dragged from a deep and watery place. John Roddy has the wiry vitality of an old salt to him, none better to deliver a sea shanty. And Carol Keogh, what a voice. Sounding at times like the venerable English folk singer Shirley Collins, her come-hither seen-it-all cooing is like a soothing salve on a rope-burn. Let's give this one a full five stars.

What do the cold dark days ahead hold for us? Loads actually. Weekly movies at the The Picture House (Wexford Film Society); talks/lectures (history, science, fiction) at libraries around the county; live music and comedy; and loads of Christmas markets.

Looking to next weekend, we have the Frederick Douglass Wexford Civil Rights Festival (Nov 22-26) and Decadent Theatre Company production of Billy Roche's On Such As We at the Opera House (Nov 24-Dec 2).

Bi-lingual poet Máire Ní Bhriain has just launched her leabhar nua Púcaíocht. Is í ceann de na bhfilí is fearr sa cheantar seo. Writer Imelda Carroll has just launched her first collection of short stories, "Making Waves". Get it at Red Books and other local bookshops. Award-winning poet, essayist and librettist Jessica Traynor read from her work at Wexford town library (Oct 26). Her post-reading Q&A was a hoot. The Purple and Gold Writers’ Collective sent forth poets to the cafés of Wexford throughout the period Oct 21-29. Their free readings, which attracted big houses, gave a snapshot of the good health of Wexford's literary scene today.

Volume 5 of Fascinating Wexford History by Des Kiely is now available at The Book Centre, Wexford. Talented writer, photographer, researcher and all-round nice guy is Des.

Displaced Cavan man, Kevin McDermott, has the Wexford launch of his new book 'A Legacy of Memories' at Wexford Book Centre on Thursday, Nov 30th at 7pm. He had the hand worn of him signing copies of the book at the Cavan launch. Who says Cavan people are 'mane'! If you know Kevin, you don't need me to tell you that he a talented lad - musician, storyteller, comic, poet and actor. 'Time of the Corncrake' is the title of his autobiography written in 2023. More recently he released an album entitled 'Musical Gems from a Button Box'.

Agus Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann ag teacht in Summer 2024, it's good to see South East Radio getting in the spirit le clár dátheangach cheoil traidisiúnta, a bilingual trad music show, entitled ‘The Heather Blazing’. The presenter is Senan Lillis from Cooraclare, a man with a great knowledge of traditional music and song, a long paid-up member of the County Wexford Traditional Singers. The show goes out Sundays (7pm to 8.30pm).

Ranganna Gaeilge agus Ciorcal Comhrá 
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.

Ranganna Gaeilge / Irish language classes begin November 13 at Wexford Arts Centre. Suitable for all levels. Classes will be held in a relaxed and fun environment by teachers with a passion and enthusiasm for the Irish language. Oiriúnach do gach duine. Ní bheidh bata mór ag an muinteoir. FíorGhael is ea an fear céanna agus é lán de díograis agus greann. For more information please contact Deborah Doyle at doyledebs@gmail.com or ring Brian Ó Cléirigh. on 087 624 15 79.

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 and third Wednesday of every month at 2pm.

Couch to Comhrá in 6 Weeks is an Irish language challenge from Gaelteanga (www.gaelteanga.com) that seeks to encourage people to take up the learning of Irish again. This interactive online course costs €10.

Irish language classes take place in Red Books Wexford and Gorey. Email alannahammel@gmail.com.

Creative Hub off North Main Street, Wexford houses some of our top artists and craftspeople. Includes The Makers House (full of fab Wexford arts and crafts). Don't miss the Clody Norton exhibition.
The Artbank Gallery, Bunclody is a wild and wonderful place leaking colour at every corner. Weekends the gallery exhibits outside around the Church of the Most Holy Trinity.
Green Acres Gallery, Trimmers Lane, Wexford. Exhibition still in place.
Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. LOOP – A solo exhibition by Emma Roche.
D'Lush Café at Wexford Arts Centre - festival exhibition still in place.
Big Barn Art & Antiques, Mayglass (Eircode Y35 VH05). BBA&A is well worth a visit in its own right with its beautiful grounds, sculpture and antiques. Open every Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm and midweek by appointment.
Pigyard Gallery, Wexford. Tomás King was their featured artist for the festival.
Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy. 
Rosslare Gallery, Rosslare. 
The Gaslamp Gallery, Gorey has a good selection of local, national and international artists.
Cockleshell Art Room Duncannon open Sundays 11am-5pm.
Wexford Co Co HQ - Irish Gothic by Patricia Hurl, presented by WCC and Wexford Arts Centre in partnership with the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Have a look at the
Wexford County Council art collection online
The Artbank Gallery, Bunclody is a wild and wonderful place leaking colour at every corner. Weekends the gallery exhibits outside around the Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

Other Arts/Culture Listings
Keep an eye on the following sites for happenings at Wexford's top tourist destinations and events at the county's main venues.
Lantern Presents
Gorey Events Guide
Slaney News
Wexford's Storytelling Houses

Always something happening at Wexford's libraries. Gorey Library events

Event Listings
Residencies/regular week-to-week gigs:
Jaspers Restaurant, Monck St, Wexford - Sharon Clancy/Amy Penston with Terry Byrne on keys - Thursdays at 8pm
T. Morris, Monck St, Wexford has live acoustic music every Tuesday (Jilly Cox) and Thursday (9.30pm), and a 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 - live acoustic music Friday nights and a classy brunch-time trad session Sundays (12.30pm). Summer and busy weekends during the year there may be live music early afternoon Saturdays.
Bugler Doyle's, South Main St, Wexford - music midweek and weekends.
The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford - trad session Wednesdays; monthly Song Room session with Basciville and guests Sundays (6.30pm); occasional visiting acts.
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) and both early and late weekend gigs. Occasional visits by musicians from the USA.
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, Paul Quay, Wexford – ballads/trad from 8.30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, acoustic music Saturday and Sunday nights.
Colfer's, Carrig on Bannow. Live music every weekend.
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
Coast Hotel, Rosslare Strand - live music Mondays (trad/folk) and Thursdays-Sundays
The CoalBunker Bar,  Ballykelly (Rosslare Road) – live music Fridays
Most of the hotels have live music in their lounges at weekends.  

Latest listings:
Nov 21, 22, 23 Sing Out Loud!, National Opera House, Wexford. The final few days. Featuring over 3000 primary school children from every corner of Co. Wexford. Conducting is Amy Penston. Emcees are Tony Carty, Maggs Jacob and Eric Hayes and leading the orchestra is David Hayes. Special guests: Extreme Rhythm.
Nov 21-25 Oklahama!, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross
Nov 22-26 Frederick Douglass Wexford Civil Rights Festival, Wexford. Talks on climate change, the housing crisis, mental health, modern worker exploitation and a big focus on food from the Middle East. https://www.facebook.com/FrederickDouglassWexfordCivilRightsFestival2020
Nov 22 So Say So (poetry and spoken word with musical accompaniment, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Hosted by Stephen James Smith. Special guest is Zaffar Kunial whose debut collection, Us, was shortlisted for a number of prizes, including the T. S. Eliot Prize. England’s Green. His latest collection, has been shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Rathbones Folio Prize and the Ondaatje Prize. In partnership with The Frederick Douglass & Civil Rights Festival this event is supported by the British Council in Ireland. Tickets €5/10/15. www.wexfordartscentre.ie
Nov 22 Wexford Historical Society: author, historian and Society member, Damien Cullen, gives a lecture "Castleboro….. A Lost Legacy" based on his recently published book of the same name. Clayton Whites Hotel. Free to members, €5 for non-members.
Nov 23 (7pm-8pm) The Purple and Gold Writers Collective series of poetry/spoken word evenings, Wexford library, Mallin St, Wexford. With Álanna Hammel, Margaret Galvin and Alice Doyle.
Nov 23 (8pm) Basciville @ The Halfway House, Ballycogley, Co Wexford. Adm €10. Tickets from Eventbrite. One can think of no better way to spend a tenner. Get there early and enjoy a nyummy pizza or a sharing board.
Nov 23 The Craic Pots, Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford
Nov 24 (8pm) Fretwork, St Peter's College chapel, Summerhill, Wexford. The concert will feature music by: Bach, Debussy, Byrd, Arvo Part, Purcell, Dave Brubeck and Kate Bush. A group that has 'explored the core repertory of great English consort music, from Taverner to Purcell, and made classic recordings against which others are judged.' A Music for Wexford concert.
Nov 24,25,26 Words & Deeds – a Decade of Centenaries Project, various venues. Readings of three new short stories inspired by the 1916-1923 era, by local writer Sylvia Cullen. There will also be a talk in each venue about that period of history in the North Wexford area. Nov 24 (8.30pm) Shamrock Hall, Kilanerin; Nov 25 (7pm) Askamore Community Centre; Nov 26 (3pm) Hollyfort Schoolhouse.
Nov 24-Dec 2 Bouncers and Shakers, two one act plays by John Godber and Jane Thornton, Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy.
Nov 24-Dec 2 Decadent Theatre Company present On Such As We by Billy Roche, National Opera House, Wexford. 'Oweney's barbershop and the rooms to let above it offer refuge to a host of lonely hearts: a recently laid off hotel night porter, an angry young artist, a troubled orphan girl, a wounded old windower, a likely bruiser and the beautiful Maeve. All of them in their own various ways fall under Oweney's loving spell.' Tickets: €20 - €27.50 + Facility Fee. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 24 Step Into Christmas (tribute band), Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey
Nov 25 (4pm) Silk & Steel, Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford
Nov 25 (7.30pm) Ballet Ireland's Carmen, National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/ballet-irelands-carmen
Nov 25 (7.30pm) Frederick Douglas Weekend Concert, Wexford Arts Centre. With Andrei Boyd, Citadel, John Aspill, Martin Leahy, Rachel Grace, Shane Ryan and Terry Lingwood. Tickets €18/16.
Nov 25 Rock Into Christmas (tribute band), Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey
Nov 25 The Year Grunge Broke (tribute), Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford.
Nov 26 (4pm) Soul Trek & The Funk Generation, Casey's Bar, Wygram, Wexford.
Nov 26 (7.30pm) Candlelit Christmas Concert, St Aidan's Church, Ferns, Co Wexford. Presented by Brian Cunningham. With Dana, Sandy Kelly, Chrissy Mac and guests. Tickets €30.
Nov 26 (6.30pm) Sunday session with Aaron Berry, T Morris, Monck St, Wexford.
Nov 28 - Dec 1 The Producers by Mel Brooks presented by Oyster Lane Theatre Group, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets from €22. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 29 (8pm) Phil Coulter - 'Four score and then' tour, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey. Tickets: €35 + booking fee from gr8events.ie
Nov 30 (7pm-8pm) What is this cat 'dead and alive' all about - Quantum Mechanics with Brendan Wallace, Wexford Library, Mallin St, Wexford. Pre-book.
Nov 30 (7pm) Aileen Lambert Book Launch - ‘Oh Were I at the Moss House’ - A songbook of Bunclody Songs, Bunclody Library. Pre-book.
Nov 30 (7pm) The Second World War off the Wexford Coast with Dr Michael Kennedy (formerly of Queen's University Belfast), Gorey Library, Gorey.
Nov 30 (8pm) Kevin Lawlor Trio, Frank's Place, North Main St, Wexford.
Nov 30 (8pm) John Spillane live and in person to sing for you songs that he wrote his very own self, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873637763
Dec 1 (7pm) Book launch: The Folklore of Wexford by Michael Fortune, Loch Garman Arms Hotel, Gorey.
Dec 1 (7-10pm) Vibes - Disco night with DJ Ronan Buggy, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. A night for Adults with intellectual disabilities, family and friends included. Tel 053 9123764.
Dec 1 Pat Shortt & Faye Shortt Comedy Show, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. https://stmichaelsnewross.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873650701
Dec 1 Corner Boy, Foot Squeaker and Will Troy, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford. In aid of It's Good to Talk. Tickets €20.
Dec 2 (7.30pm) Irish Baroque Orchestra with Chamber Choir Ireland presents Handel’s Messiah, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €27/22 + fees. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/irish-baroque-orchestra-handels-messiah
Dec 2 Róisín Ó, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford.
Dec 3 (3pm) Just This Once: Ali Comerford, 2023 RESONATE artist-in-residence, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €15 + fees. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/just-this-once
Dec 3 (8pm) New York Tenors Deirdre Masterson, National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/christmas-new-york-tenors-deirdre-masterson
Dec 4 (7pm) Aisling - Music of Visions - Film Screening and Exhibition launch, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Lorcán Mac Mathúna, Rónán Ó Raghallaigh and John Ó Faoláin embarked on a unique journey to explore the essence of the Aisling. Lorcán's haunting vocals and Rónán's intricate visuals converged to craft a multidimensional interpretation of this ancient tradition. The performance was captured through the lens by Ó Faoláin. Exhibition runs until December 15.
Dec 5 A Country Christmas with the Stars, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. With Philomena Begley, Declan Nerney, Mick Flavin, Shawn Cuddy, Own Mac and the Keltic Storm Band.
Dec 6 (7.30pm) Sunday Miscellany Celebrates Christmas with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Opera House, Wexford. This concert will feature in the RTÉ Radio 1 Christmas schedule. Tickets €33-40. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/sunday-miscellany-celebrates-christmas
Dec 7 (7pm) The Gift 2023, a dance production from 2 Many Dance Moves Dance Movement and Mindfulness School of Education, National Opera House, Wexford.
Dec 7 (8pm) Not Just Your Picture (Irish premier), National Opera House Wexford. Presented by Amnesty International, Wexford. Directed and Produced by Anne Paq and Dror Dayan, it tells the story of two young German-Palestinian siblings, Ramsis and Layla Kilani, who had their life shattered one early morning during the summer 2014 when their father, Ibrahim, together with his second wife and their five young children, were killed by an Israeli airstrike during the attacks on Gaza.
Dec 8 Nathan Carter, National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/nathan-carter
Dec 8 Christmas with Qween (tribute band), Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford.
Dec 9, 10 The Big Christmas Concert by Superstars Stage Academy, an original show written by Sharon Clancy and starring the Superstars Kids from Kilrane, Wexford and Enniscorthy. National Opera House, Wexford.
Dec 9 (8pm) Lyric Opera presents A Classical Christmas, National Opera House, Wexford. Director Vivian Coates and Lyric Opera Orchestra with soloists Rachel Croash & José De Eça and the MTU Glór Choral Society.
Dec 9 Coldplace - tribute to Coldplay, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford.
Dec 10 (4pm) HFC Concert Band Wexford, conducted by Patrick Clancy, National Opera House, Wexford. With guests Presentation School Choir Wexford, under the guidance of Musical Director, Lorna Mahon.
Dec 12-14 (nightly 7.30pm) St Peter’s College and Loreto Secondary School present The Music Man, National Opera House, Wexford. Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson. Story by: Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey.
Dec 14-16 Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan: a staged reading presented by Four Rivers Theatre, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Directed by Ben Barnes and accompanied with original music by Eleanor McEvoy. WAC has definitely struck gold with this one. I herewith issue a prediction: the success of this show will have all involved parties feeling very pleased with themselves. It has BOX OFFICE SUCCESS written all over it. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9123764. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873639526
Dec 14 (8pm) Stagefright with guests Lonra accompanied by Declan Murphy, Frank's Place, Wexford. SOLD OUT!
Dec 15 (7.30pm) Christmas Gala with Claudia Boyle and National Symphony Orchestra, National Opera House, Wexford. Conductor: David Brophy. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/christmas-gala-with-claudia-boyle
Dec 15 (8pm) Anam Choir Winter Show, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €15.
Dec 15 (9pm) Christmas Jazz at Johnstown with Sharon Clancy & Trio, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. Wexford's smoky-voiced chanteuse returns with a top class trio of musicians: Dave Fleming on bass, Conor Murray on drums and Killian Browne on piano. The annual J@J Christmas concert has, in the short few years it has been running, insinuated itself into the county's most loved Christmas events. Tickets from Johnstown Castle.
Dec 16 (5pm) County Wexford School of Music Christmas Celebration Concert, National Opera House, Wexford. Featuring soloists, the CWSM String Quartet, Junior Choir, Music Makers, Jazz Ensembles and guests. Tickets €15/8.
Dec 16 (7pm) Christmas with Ailish Tynan and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, St. Edan’s Cathedral, Ferns, Co Wexford. Programme: Corelli Concerto Grosso op.6, No.8 Christmas Concerto; John Tavener The Lamb; Finzi Dies Natalis, Op. 8 Wonder; Mozart Exultate Jubilate; Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Adam O, Holy Night; Anon. Adeste Fideles; Mohr/Gruber Silent Night. Tickets €25/€22 and €10 students.
Dec 16, 17 (7.30pm nightly) Wexford School of Ballet & Performing Arts presents Sparkle All the Way, National Opera House, Wexford.
Dec 17 (8pm) Small Things Like These presented by Four Rivers Theatre, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. Directed by Ben Barnes and accompanied with original music by Eleanor McEvoy, Small Things Like These, a Booker Prize nominated novel, is set in 1985 in a Co. Wexford town. https://stmichaelsnewross.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873650749
Dec 17 The Big Christmas Sing Concert, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford.
Dec 17 David O'Doherty: Tiny Piano Man, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Funny fella. https://wexfordartscentre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873639894
Dec 19 (8pm) Tony Carty's Crooning Christmas, St Iberius Church, Wexford. With band and special guests. Tickets from National Opera House. Tel 053 9122144.
Dec 20 Christmas Gala Concert, St Iberius Church, Wexford. Featuring internationally acclaimed Wexford soprano Sinead Campbell-Wallace and celebrated Tenor, Gavan Ring.
Dec 21 Lankum, National Opera House, Wexford. Award-winning trad/folk group. Tickets €32.50 + fees. Tel 053 9122144. Selling fast! https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/lankum
Dec 21 (8pm) Spirit of an Irish Christmas, St Iberius Church, North Main St, Wexford. With Róisín Dempsey, Nicky Bailey and friends. Tickets €20 from lantern.ie.
Dec 22 Pierce Turner & The Terrible Good, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. For Wexfordians, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a PT gig. The band: Cillian Byrne - Guitar and vocals, Lorcan Byrne - Drums and vocals, Bill Bergin - Bass and Aongus Mac Amhlaigh - Cello and Vocals. Tel 053 9123764 or book online.
Dec 22 ABBAesque Christmas Special, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford.
Dec 28 Smash Hits 90’s Christmas Special, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
Dec 29 George Micheal Tribute: “Amazing” with James Bermingham Band, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford.

Jan 4 Chris Kent (comedy), Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford. https://lantern.ie/event/chris-kent-back-at-it-2/
Jan 6 (8pm) Bagatelle and friends celebrate the memory of Liam Reilly, National Opera House Wexford. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on
Jan 7 (8pm) The Fureys, National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/the-fureys2
Jan 11 Neil Delamere (comedy), Talbot Hotel, Wexford. https://lantern.ie/
Jan 12 (7.30pm) Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame (comedy), National Opera House, Wexford. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/frankie-boyle-lap-of-shame
Jan 13 Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets: €34.50 + Facility Fee. Tel 053 9122144.
Jan 26 Mack Fleetwood, National Opera House, Wexford.
Jan 27 Mary Black: 40th Anniversary Tour, National Opera House, 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.

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
Click here for National Opera House

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.

Wexford Gigs, Shows ... LATEST
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Download (free if you like!): One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali by Derek Gripper
Wexford Walking Tours
Trax Music Store ... Now Online
Storytelling in Co Wexford
Beautiful zychadelic pop from Wales? Listen to Jonny now!
Listen to Villagers now!
Listen to James V. McMorrow now!
One for lovers of old classical music records
Read books online for free!
Visit www.avidgroup.co.uk for budget price jazz cds
Discovering Drama
Wexford Hillwalkers
Visit pitchfork.com for latest music reviews
The Ballet Academy, Wexford
Irish Music Blog - www.nialler9.com
The Story of Roky Erickson
Get on the South Wexford Craft Trail
SXSW - Intro/Promo pack with hundreds of tracks
Good English website dealing in Americana
NY Times "Annual Year in Ideas"
Listen to connected.ie's online radio.
Treasure trove of old African music (RSS - streaming)
Blog with some tasty African tracks from the vaults.
Bluegrass Sessions in Dublin
saggyrecordcabinet.blogspot - another one for lovers of old time American country and bluegrass
Rural TV on Sky 279
Wexford Libraries - loads going on!
Listen online to some classy flat-pickin'
grapewrath.blogspot.com - great for folk/bluegrass/old time
croz.fm - one for music completists
Rainy day online activities for kids with weansworld.org
See Wexford in 2min 55secs with music by the Submersibles
Neil Young Live in Concert 1968
The latest happenings on the Irish music scene ... Hotpress
Skip James sings Worried Blues (YouTube)
Kristin Hersh, LIVE - free downloads
check out www.bluehighwaystv.com
Listen! Music while you work - Josh Ritter
Listen! Music while you work - IMC
Wonderful slide show from The New York Times
1965 Fincastle Bluegrass Festival Video
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