WEXFORD GIGS, SHOWS ... LATEST
News

Film
The Arc Cinema in Wexford town is now open for business.
Gorey Cinema - showing a regular stream of top notch opera, ballet, musicals, etc.
Wexford Omniplex
Movies at St Michael's Theatre, New Ross

Art
WHAT IS LIFE? A Two venue exhibition: Wexford County Council Buildings, Carricklawn and Wexford Arts Centre. Linking with Trinity College Dublin’s symposium, Schrodinger at 75. Exhibiting artists include: Vera Klute, Meabhdh O' Connor, Bea McMahon, David Beattie, Eleanor Duffin, John Cullen, Maria McKinney, Gerda Teljeur, Andrew Kenny, Fergus Doyle.
The Pigyard Gallery, Wexford is the centre of operations for the Art In The Open Festival.
Wexford Arts Centre has 'What is Life?', two venue exhibition showing at the centre and Wexford County Hall, Carricklawn.
Greenacres Gallery has its Summer Exhibition.
PERIPHERY SPACE is a professionally managed art space in Gorey in which "new ideas, discourses, and processes in contemporary art, film and photography will be fostered and formed".
Jonathan Murphy's new gallery Light and Shadow is now open at 24 Selskar St, Wexford (opposite Spectrum).
Kamera8 is a top grade photography gallery tucked away on Wexford's Rowe Street. Right now they have an exhibition with works (drawings, bronzes, ceramics, prints, jewellery) by Sonja Landweer and Mirona Mara.
The Collins-Grant Gallery is on Wexford's Rowe Street.
The Gaslamp Gallery is at Esmonde St, Gorey. www.thegaslampgallery.com
The Artbank Gallery, Bunclody is run by an artists' collective. Open 2-5.30pm, Tues - Sat. Thurs evenings are Open Studio Evenings for creatives to work on their own pieces in a gallery environment and with the collaboration of resident artist, John Renwick.
The Cockleshell Art Gallery is at Main Street, Duncannon, Co Wexford. Not open Wednesday. Cockleshell Art Gallery on Facebook

Co Wexford Libraries
There's a busy programme of lectures/workshops at our libraries. All events are FREE although pre-booking is recommended. For full details of events happening see https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries for goings-on at all the libraries around the county. Link to Wexford Town Library events.

For latest info on upcoming shows, events and other attractions check out the following sites:
www.wexfordartscentre.ie
www.wexfordoperahouse.ie
www.visitwexford.ie
https://hookpeninsula.com/event/hook-peninsula-gig-guide
www.wexlive.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Slaney-News
Read Slaney News Online: www.issuu.com/slaneynews

Listings
Aug 10,11 (8pm nightly) The Child is the Father of the Man by Eamonn Colfer, Jerome Hynes Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford. Starring James Feeney, Ben Mac Caoilte and Martin Brennan.
Aug 10-12 Gap Arts Festival, Ballymacthomas, Gorey, Co Wexford. www.gapartsfestival.com. Prog includes 'Silent' with Pat Kinevane presented by Fishamble Theatre (Fri, Sat). On Sat evening (from 6.30pm) there is live music at The Gap Pub Barn (multiple acts). There is poetry, circus acts, exhibitions, a festival feast and more.
Aug 10 (doors 7pm) Stars in Sync featuring stars of St Martin's GAA, Live at the Castle Marquee, St Martin's GAA, Piercestown, Wexford. Tickets €20.
Aug 10 The Big Band Theory, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford
Aug 11 Live at the Castle Marquee, St. Martin’s GAA Grounds, Piercestown, Wexford. With Something Happens, The 4 Of Us, Corner Boy. Doors open at 7pm. Full Bar. Free Wexford Bus from Redmond Square at 7pm and returning from gig at 12:30am. Tickets €26.00 including booking fee. Tickets from lantern.ie
Aug 11 'Little Indie Night', Katie Daly's Bar, Main St, Gorey, Co Wexford.
Aug 12 (9am-12 noon) Aerobics in the Marquee, St Martin's GAA, Piercestown, Wexford. Adm €10.
Aug 12 Annual Castlebridge Show, Castlebridge, Wexford. www.castlebridgeshow.com
Aug 15 (8pm) Green Road (trad/folk), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. New trad/folk group Green Road have been getting rave reviews for their Summer residency at the Arts Centre. The group, led by lead vocalist PJ Sinnott, features uilleann pipes, low whistles, harmonica, mandolin, banjos (tenor and 5 string), bodhrán, guitars and whistling by a multiple All-Ireland winner. Adm €12/7. Further dates: Aug 22.
Aug 17 March 16 Lúnasa Cáca Milis Cabaret, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764. www.cacamilis.org
Aug 17 Over The Limit, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford
Aug 18-26 Heritage Week 2018. Find out about Wexford events at www.heritageweek.ie
Aug 18 Karma Yoga (11am-12 noon and 12 - 1pm), Redmond Park, Wexford. Free!
Aug 18,19 The Little Festival at the Big House, Well's House, Ballyedmond, Co Wexford.
Aug 18,19 WexWorlds Sci-Fi and Fantasy Weekend, Wexford Town. With gaming legends John Romero, the programmer and designer behind classics 'QUAKE', 'DOOM' and 'WOLFENSTEIN 3D' and Brenda Romer, the BAFTA award winning game designer. On the big screen see Back to the Future and Labyrinth. There's a great lineup of panel talks, workshops, historical sword-fighting demos, table top gaming and cosplay characters for photo opportunities. Tickets €5 (day), €7 (weekend). www.wexworlds.com
Aug 18 Annual Tagoat Steam Rally, Tagoat, Co Wexford.
Aug 18 Suzi Q, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford
Aug 19 Sand Sculpture Festival, Ballymoney beach, Co Wexford. Presented by Seal Rescue Ireland and Love Gorey.
Aug 19 (8pm) The Wolfe Tones, Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford. Tickets €30.
Aug 19 (7.30pm) Apollo’s Fire The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra presents Sugarloaf Mountain: An Appalachian Gathering, National Opera House, Wexford. Sugarloaf Mountain traces the journey of Irish immigrants in the early 19th century across the Atlantic to America, through music, song and dance, and celebrates the connection between Celtic music forms and their Appalachian descendants. Tel 053 9122144.
Aug 19 The Wolfe Tones, Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford. Tickets €30.
Aug 22 (8pm) Green Road (trad/folk), Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. New trad/folk group Green Road have been getting rave reviews for their Summer residency at the Arts Centre. The group, led by lead vocalist PJ Sinnott, features uilleann pipes, low whistles, harmonica, mandolin, banjos (tenor and 5 string), bodhrán, guitars and whistling by a multiple All-Ireland winner. Adm €12/7. Further dates: Aug 5, 22.
Aug 24 Tabula Rasa, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford
Aug 25 (8.30pm) Stone Blind State, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford.
Aug 26 (7.30-9pm) Heritage Park Summer Sessions Finale, Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford. FREE! In the spectacular setting of the Fulacht Fiadh Restaurant lovers of traditional music, singing and dancing can look forward to an evening of lively entertainment provided by Craobh Loch Garman. There is a big focus on younger performers but guests of all ages are welcome to join in.
Aug 31 Music Junkies, Crown Bar, Monck St, Wexford

Sept 6-8 Kennedy Summer School, New Ross, Co Wexford.
Sept 21 Culture Night Cáca Milis Cabaret, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764. www.cacamilis.org
Sept 26-30 New Ross Piano Festival - www.newrosspianofestival.com
Oct 10-14 Eugene O'Neill Festival of Literature
Oct 12-28 https://wexfordspiegeltent.com/events/
Oct 19 - Nov 4 Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford town.

Nov 2-4 Wexford Literary Festival, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Nov 22 (8pm) Abandoman (hip-hop, comedy), Greenacres, Wexford. Welcome to the world of Ireland’s finest hip hop musical comedian, Rob Broderick, a.k.a. Abandoman. Tickets €20.
Dec 21Winter Solstice Fire Cáca Milis Cabaret, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764. www.cacamilis.org

Regular "Residency" Gigs in Co. Wexford
(Please contact all venues in advance in case of change in schedule.)
Mondays
St Brigid's Hall, Clonegal hosts House of Song and Story 3rd Monday of the month (8pm).
The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm)
T. Morris, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm)
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
The Loch & Quay Pub, Monck St, Wexford - folk, trad
White's Hotel (bar), Wexford - trad, folk (8.30pm) (9.30pm)
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - live music
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy - live music (9.30pm)
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - acoustic session (9.30pm). No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
Tuesdays
Upton Court Hotel, Kilmnuckridge - Traditional Irish Night.
Ár mBreacha House of Stories, Raheen, Ballyduff, Co Wexford. Happens the first Tuesday every month.
Social dancing with Eddie O'Hanlon, Askamore Activity Centre at 8.30pm. Adm €5.
Adult Ceili dancing (8-9pm), Screen Hall, Screen, Co Wexford
Thomas Moore Tavern, Wexford - trad/folk music (9.30pm) - Tel 053 9174688
The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford - Candlelight Sessions (not every Tues - always check beforehand!)
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - Americana music session (9.30pm). No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
Wednesdays
The Bailey, Enniscorthy - 50s Jive Dancing class / social dancing (7.30pm beginners, 8.45pm advanced, followed by general dancing). Music by DJ Lew Boogie. Adm €5.
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - live music
The Porter House, Castlebridge - live music
T. Morris, Monck St, Wexford - trad session (9.30pm) - ph 053 9144083
The Sky & The Ground, Wexford - trad, folk
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - folk, pop (9.30pm).
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - trad session (10pm)
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - ballad session
Thursdays
Weekly Bingo, Dun Mhuire Theatre, Wexford.
Seán Óg's, Kilmuckridge - social and country dancing (10pm) €6
Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge - social dance. Adm €5.
Corcoran's, Irishtown, New Ross - trad session
White's Hotel, Wexford - folk, trad (8.30pm)
Mackens, The Bullring, Wexford - acoustic session - ph 053 9122949
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - ballad session - ph 053 9123692
Maggie May's, Wexford - rock/pop covers
Fridays
The Oak Tree, Foulksmills - TRAD session - 1st Friday of the month
Ryan's of Galbally - TRAD session - 2nd Friday of the month
Cushion's, Tagoat - TRAD session - 3rd Friday of the month
The Anvil, Ballymurn - TRAD session - last Friday of the month
Bolg Buì, New Ross, Co Wexford - The Last Friday Sessions (last fri of month)
Clonevan Old School House, Kilmuckridge/Ballygarrett - Tunes & Yarns on first Friday of the month. Adm €7/3 (incl refreshments)
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
Bugler Doyle's, South Main St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
Talbot Hotel (bar), Wexford - live music (9.30pm)
John Barry Pub, The Quays, Wexford - acoustic/covers (10pm)
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - rock
Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Wilson's Pub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Katie Daly's, Gorey, Co Wexford - blues session. No cc. Tel 053 9483920.
The Anvil, Ballymurn - Irish Night (first friday monthly)
Stamp's Pub, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - Trad session
Saturdays
The Forge, Hilltown, Ballymitty - Session of music, song and story - last Saturday of each month. Starts 9pm.
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
The Sky & The Ground, Wexford - some interesting (late notice!) gigs happening there. Always check beforehand.
Thomas Moore Tavern, Wexford - live music (9.30pm) - Tel 053 9174688
Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford - Acoustic folk/rock - ph 053 9122949
Bugler Doyle's, South Main St, Wexford - folk, trad (9.30pm)
Mary's Bar, John's Gate Street, Wexford - folk, old-time (9.30pm)
Talbot Hotel (bar), Wexford - live music (9.30pm)
John Barry, The Quays, Wexford - acoustic/covers (10pm)
Farmer's Kitchen Hotel, Drinagh - live music (9.30pm)
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - pop/rock covers
The Temple Bar (Treacy's Hotel), Enniscorthy - rock
Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Wilson's Pub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy - live music (10.30pm)
Corcoran's, Irishtown, New Ross - live music
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar
Seán Óg's, Kilmuckridge - live music
Sundays
Whitford Hotel, Whitford Roundabout, Wexford - live music (Summer only)
Centenary Stores, Charlotte St, Wexford - trad, folk session (12.45pm)
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford - ballads, trad (9pm)
T. Morris Pub, Monck St, Wexford - evening blues session
Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford - pop, acoustic - ph 053 9122949
The Sky & The Ground Pub, Wexford - live music (8pm)
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - jazz session (2.30-4.30pm)
John Barry, The Quays, Wexford - acoustic folk (6pm)
Culleton's, Kilrane - trad session
Jack Bailey's, St Aidan's, Wexford - pop/rock covers
Katie Daly's Bar, Gorey, Co Wexford - jazz session (6.30pm). No cc.
Temple Bar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - live music in bar (6-8pm)
Dbar, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - Trad session
The Bailey, Enniscorthy - Sunday Session (5pm)
Donohoe's, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - acoustic session (6pm & 9pm)
Benedict's Nightclub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford - rock/pop covers + DJ (11pm)

There is also live music at weekends at the following venues. (Phone in advance to check/confirm.)
Slaney Inn, Oylegate - occasional trad music sessions.
64, Nell Sweeney's & O2 Nightclub, Gorey, Djs at weekends. Tel 053 9421260.
Harney's Pub, Ballyedmond. 053 9389249. Irish Nights, line Dancing, salsa dancing and C'n'W dancing.
Askamore Activity Centre has social dancing.
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey - ph 053 9480500 (weekends including Sun, 6-8pm jazz. Also dancing midweek).
Talbot Hotel, Wexford - ph 053 22566 (Wed, Th, Fri, Sat).
Amber Springs Hotel, Wexford Road, Gorey - Tel 053 9484000.
Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy - Ph 053 9237800.
Millrace Hotel, Bunclody - ph 053 9375400.
Orphan Girl, Ballymoney, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9425308.
Courtown Hotel, Courtown - ph 053 9425210.
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LIST OF WEXFORD VENUES

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.
www.facebook.com/pages/Maggie-Mays-Bar-Wexford

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
New multi-purpose arts centre with a 160 seat theatre ... which now appears to be closed! What's going on Enniscorthy??
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Presentation-Centre

Wilson's Bar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Find them on Facebook.

Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9237798
www.facebook.com/dbar.enniscorthy

Neville's Bar, Fethard-on-Sea. Tel 051-397160.
www.nevilles.ie.

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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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
freealbums.blogsome
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
http://folkmusicsmb.blogspot.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
SOUTH EAST LIVE ... KILKENNY, WATERFORD, TIPP, CARLOW, WICKLOW
1965 Fincastle Bluegrass Festival Video
See old-time music film footage on the web
Fantastic Bluegrass Documentary with Music
Alan Lomax Archive Launched on the Web
Great American Festivals - Great Holiday Idea!
Join the Music Maker Association!
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