Ballyporeen’s Gemma Hayes live at The Source on Friday, April 19th

Gemma Hayes
Born in Ballyporeen Gemma Hayes grew into a 90s grunge teenager besotted with Nirvana, Sonic Youth and the ideologies of a musical independence. Her debut album in 2002, Night On My Side was a stunning alternative rock debut and catapulted her as Ireland’s alternative sweetheart, winning her Hot Press’ ‘Best Female Artist’ award, ‘Woman Of The Year In Music’ for the Irish Tatler and a Mercury Prize nomination.

Born in Ballyporeen Gemma Hayes grew into a 90s grunge teenager besotted with Nirvana, Sonic Youth and the ideologies of a musical independence.

Her debut album in 2002, Night On My Side was a stunning alternative rock debut and catapulted her as Ireland’s alternative sweetheart, winning her Hot Press’ ‘Best Female Artist’ award, ‘Woman Of The Year In Music’ for the Irish Tatler and a Mercury Prize nomination.

There is no denying that Gemma Hayes is seriously talented. With four albums under her belt she now runs her own record label and her music has been used on Grey’s Anatomy and The Vampire Diaries.

On her latest work, Let it Break, Gemma Hayes has taken the time to meticulously craft a collection of songs that embraces a wealth of new styles whilst remaining loyal to her roots.

This season she will play a series of intimate shows nationwide and The Source Arts Centre is delighted to be on that list.

Gemma Hayes features at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Friday, April 19th (8pm). Tickets: E15. Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Please call Matt on 0504 58858 for more details. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm. For bookings please visit thesourceartscentre.ie or call the box office on 0504 90204.

Crawford Art Gallery

The Crawford Art Gallery is a national cultural institution and regional art museum for Munster and is dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. The gallery’s permanent collection comprises over two thousand works, ranging from eighteenth century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations.

The Way Home is an exhibition of works drawn from the Crawford Art Gallery Collection. Works from artists such as Daniel O’Neill, Norah McGuinness, Camile Souter, Barrie Cooke and Gerard Dillon include a selection of landscapes, seascapes and scenes from Irish life, resonate a theme of people and place. These works are of national significance and appeal to a general audience, artists, students of art and anyone with an interest in Irish painting and heritage. The exhibition runs at The Source from Saturday, April 6th to Saturday, May 11th (10am to 5pm).

Gay Byrne

Gay Byrne, one of the most-loved television and radio personalities, will perform his show, Gay Byrne Live On Stage, as part of a short Irish tour. Following sell-out shows last year this is an exclusive chance to enjoy Gay Byrne at his best in a live performance telling some of the greatest show-biz stories never told in a hilarious evening’s entertainment.

In his five decade broadcasting career Gay Byrne hosted The Late Late Show from 1962 to 1999 and was the first presenter to ever interview the Beatles on TV. Gay is recognised as “the man who changed Ireland”.

At 77 Gay is now in happy semi-retirement, but during his exhilarating two-hour plus show he talks about all the extraordinary moments he has witnessed or been at the centre of. Listen to the behind-the-scenes stories of the stars and the star-makers with Ireland’s foremost legendary broadcaster in his first solo stage show. Get up close and personal with Gay at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles.

Gay Byrne features at The Source on Thursday, April 11th (8pm). Tickets: E20. Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Please call Matt on 0504 58858 for more details. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm. For bookings please visit thesourceartscentre.ie or call the box office on 0504 90204.

David McSavage

Last seen at The Source in 2010 David McSavage was on the cusp of cult comedy status with his satirical TV series The Savage Eye. Three years and three series later you can be sure every other person in this small nation knows who ‘The Bull Mick’ and ‘Housebound’ are. This season we’ve invited the enfant terrible of Irish comedy back for a bit more divilment.

David McSavage is one of the brightest and perhaps most controversial talents to emerge on the comedy circuit in recent years. It was his time as a performer on the streets of Ireland and across Europe that honed his razor sharp wit and fearless tongue. He has sold out Vicar Street many times and has had numerous radio and TV appearances, some of which fuelled dozens of complaints.

If you like comedy on the cutting edge then this is the show for you. He’s irreverent and rude and never politically correct!

David McSavage plays The Source Arts Centre on Friday, April 12th (8pm) - tickets: E16 (concession E14).

Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Please call Matt on 0504 58858 for more details. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm. For bookings please visit thesourceartscentre.ie or call the box office on 0504 90204.