Welcome to Nenagh Arts Centre Music page! Below you will find information for all the upcoming musical performances coming to Nenagh Arts Centre in the near future.
Lisa McHugh - Sunday 19th February, 8pm, tickets €20
Country star Lisa McHugh will take to the stage at Nenagh Arts Centre on the 19th February. Lisa McHugh is one of the few women in the Irish country music scene and she brings her lively and fun style of music, which is guaranteed to get fans to their feet for an amazing country dance night.
Fans can’t get enough of the female vocalist of the year, who has been packing dance floors around the country with her unique style of country music. Hailing from Glasgow and now residing in Co. Fermanagh, Lisa is winning the hearts of music fans everywhere.
After the success of her last album ‘Wildfire’ which reached number 7 on the Irish charts, Lisa has been whipping up excitement amongst fans with her fifth studio album ‘#Country’ released on Friday 12 August. Those in attendance will be treated to the new singles ‘High Cotton’ and ‘Satisfy You’ as well as hits from her outstanding back catalogue.
Please see http://www.lisa-mchugh.com for further information.
Andy Irvine In Concert - Saturday 11th March, 8pm, tickets €20/€9 (under 16's)
Andy Irvine has enjoyed a long and successful career as a traditional Irish musician. He has
travelled the world as a solo artist and as a member of legendary Irish groups such as Planxty and Patrick Street and more recently Mozaik. Throughout his extensive career he has maintained and developed the qualities in his music, which endear him to his audience and fellow musicians alike. After his introduction to the world of touring with Sweeney’s Men in 1965, he continued to travel the world It was these journeys, which led him to adopt the bouzouki in his performance. This new instrument allowed him to develop his own style while learning that of the Balkan
countries he visited.
On his return to Ireland, Andy formed Planxty with fellow musicians Christy Moore, Donal Lunny and Liam O’ Flynn. Planxty went on to achieve huge success and legendary status, reigniting
traditional music as a popular genre. While Planxty took a break in 1967, Andy took the time to record another piece of work with Paul Brady. The two recorded a classic album together, simply entitled “Andy Irvine & Paul Brady”. In 1983 Andy began his solo career. He recorded his first
album “Rainy Sundays…. windy dreams” shortly after. His second album was “Parallel Lines”
Taking a break from working solo, Andy formed a band with Donal Lunny and some European friends called Mozaik. As a musician and a living icon, Andy Irvine will remain in the Irish music scene for a long time to come.
We have added a special concession for under sixteens of €9 this provides a real opportunity for all young musicians to watch and see two truly remarkable Irish musicians live on stage in Nenagh.
Andy Irvine’s live solo performance was informative, witty, intense, full of a love for the music, which he transmitted to the audience with an honesty that only the truly committed can
attain. ~ Auckland Festival
I’ve had the wonderful pleasure of working and touring with Andy on numerous occasions. He’s a great musician. ~ Dolores Keane
Sean Keane - Saturday 25th March, 8pm, tickets €20
Seán Keane described as the `greatest musical find of the 90`s` by `The London Independent`. Traditional Irish, folk and even country and blues songs all lend themselves to his unique style and unforgettable voice. Growing up in a family of singers and musicians, Seán learned the sean-nós style of singing from his mother and his aunts by the time Seán reached his teens, he had collected thirteen All-Ireland medals in Fleadh Ceoil competitions.
After a short flirtation with the theatre when he played in the Druid production of the `Midnight Court` and the Abbey Theatre`s `Sheep`s Milk on the Boil`, Seán embarked on his solo career in 1993. `All Heart, No Roses` received rave reviews and was chosen as `Debut Folk Album of the Year` by Q Magazine. `A Portrait`, a collection of Seán`s songs, is a multi-platinum Irish seller.
Seán Keane continues to delight audiences all over the world with his live performances and recorded work. He tours regularly with his band in Ireland, Austria, Germany, the US and Canada.
The Legend of Luke Kelly - Saturday 8th April, 8pm, tickets €20
Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend.
On 30th January 1984 it is said that the whole of Dublin grieved the early death of Dubliner legend Luke Kelly who has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and whose music is widely regarded as one of Ireland's cultural treasures.
Dublin singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old. He learned to play the piano by ear when he was five and his love and passion for Luke Kelly's music led him to learn to play the 5 string long neck banjo. Over the past fifteen years he has amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances in prominent Irish venues such as Vicar Street & the Cork Opera House with the regular attendance of Luke Kelly's family.
He has also toured this show abroad in England, Switzerland, Germany and Australia and in November 2011 Chris stood in with folk legends The Dubliners on their German tour and also made a guest appearance on their 50th anniversary concert DVD recorded in Vicar Street.
When Chris sings, his talents capture the depth and passion of the great man that he was so heavily influenced by. He is joined on stage by one of Irelands leading guitarist/composers, Michael Howard and traditional musician Joe Finn on Uilleann pipes, Whistle, Flute & fiddle.
Nenagh Arts Centre,
Phone: 067 34400
From 10.00 until 17.00
At Nenagh Arts Centre
At Nenagh Arts Centre
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