Dick Gaughan - rock, country, blues and politics at The Source Arts Centre

Richard Peter Gaughan, usually known as Dick Gaughan, is a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter particularly of folk and social protest songs.

Richard Peter Gaughan, usually known as Dick Gaughan, is a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter particularly of folk and social protest songs.

He has been described as one of the most potent singers to emerge from the Scottish folk music revival. As radio legend John Peel put it ‘he really does have one of the five or six great voices of our time’.

Gaughan has various influences as diverse as Hank Williams to Seán Ó Riada.

His songs have been recorded by Billy Bragg, Mary Black, Jessica Haines and Mark Kaiser amongst many others. He has also recorded extensively as a session musician and is the only performer to hold the dual honours of a Lifetime Achievement award by BBC Radio two Folk Awards and induction into the Scot’s Traditional Music Hall of Fame. A passionate troubadour, he delights audiences with provoking stories and songs from Scottish folklore as well as from his own pen. It promises to be a memorable evening of music at The Source Arts Centre, be sure not to miss it!

Dick Gaughan features at The Source Arts Centre on Saturday, April 27th (8pm). Tickets are priced at E16 (E14 concession). For bookings please call the box office on 0504 90204 or visit thesourceartscentre.ie. Café bookings for evening meals can be made by calling Sheena on 0504 58858. The Source Café & Bar are open from 7pm.

The Bockety World

of Henry and Bucket

This is a wonderful tale of two hapless and eccentric best friends, Henry and Bucket. They live in a bockety world of shiny discarded objects such as bottles, cans boots and irons! With the rich imagination of children at play, they invent their colorful and shiny world from the junk around them.

Henry and Bucket are best friends forever although sometimes you wouldn’t think so. Like all good friends they have their ups and downs, their battles and reconciliations, their shared adventures and at times their need for their own space. But as long as these two friends are together, transforming their rusty, dusty, battered and bockety world into a place of wonder, their adventures can take them anywhere!

This is a gentle tale that explores the many aspects of friendship, and examines the triggers which cause arguments and tactics for resolving disputes. It is poetic, humorous and rich in narrative; an intriguing, thought-provoking exploration of friendship for young children.

The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket features at The Source Arts Centre (family show) on Friday, April 26th (7pm). Tickets: E8 (E24 for a family of four). Schools performances 10am & 11.30am. For bookings please call the box office on 0504 90204 or visit thesourceartscentre.ie.

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.

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.

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 0504 90204.