Round up of top events not to be missed this weekend in Tipperary.
Mick Flavin in concert
Ireland's king of country music Mick Flavin is set to play the Source Arts Centre Thurles this Friday, October 14 bringing his unique voice and show to a new generation of country music fans. To book call the box office on 0504 90204 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brendan Grace for Nenagh Arts Centre
Much loved comedian Brendan Grace will bring his comedy stylings to Nenagh this Sunday at the Arts Centre. Brendan's material owes more to the best of the traditional stand-up-comics than it does to modern alternative humour and his show is very much a show for all the family. Show starts at 8.30pm on Saturday 15th October. Tickets cost €30. See www.nenagharts.com for more.
Miss Saigon at the Excel
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Miss Saigon, Tipperary town Excel will play a live recording of one of the best musicals of all time filmed at London’s West End on Sunday, October 16. Tickets are on sale now and cost €11. A group rate applies for groups over six at €10. Show starts at 8pm. Pre- Booking essential. Call the Box Office now on 062-80520
Jerry Fish plays solo gig at the Source this Saturday 15
Jerry Fish makes a welcome return to Tipperary this weekend when he plays a solo show at the Source Arts Centre on Saturday night. With a career spanning over two decades the Emotional Fish frontman has spent much of his life on the road, a constantly evolving artist who has always favoured innovation over orthodoxy. His widely adored upbeat music includes the hit ‘True Friends’ and two platinum-selling albums ‘Be Yourself’ and ‘The Beautiful Untrue’. Support is by Slow Seas. Concert starts at 9pm. Tickets cost €16. Call the Box Office on 0504 90204
Experience the spirit of Paris with Christine Bovill's Piaf
Following a hugely successful Irish tour in 2013 and 2015, Christine Bovill returns with her award winning show bringing the voice of legendary singer Edith Piaf to the stage once more. Christine Bovill’s PIAF, as much a play as it is a musical homage, is a moving theatrical homage to one of France’s most endearing icons; celebrating some of her best known songs, threaded with Piaf’s story and Christine’s own remarkable journey in the world of chanson. An award-winning songwriter in her own right, Bovill has toured throughout Europe and the Far East with her self-penned homage to the Little Sparrow, appearing on BBC Newsnight and on BBC Radio 4’s series, Soul Music. During her Edinburgh Fringe sell-out run at the Famous Speigeltent, Bovill realised a lifelong dream when she shared the stage with Charles Dumont, great friend of Piaf and most famously, composer of Non, Je ne Regrette Rien. Despite the sorrow of Piaf’s story, this is an evening of celebration – a tale of human triumph over tragedy; and, at its heart, a unique performance by a woman widely regarded as one of the finest interpreters of French Song. Nenagh Arts Centre on Sunday 16th October, 8pm. Tickets €20
Have a cuppa at the pop up cafe in Tipp Town
Call into the pop up cafe at No. 43 Main Street in Tipperary Town today, Friday 14th, from 2pm to 9pm in conjunction withPositive Mental Health Awareness week. Events will take place throughout the day including workshops, music, guest speakers and raffle.
Clonmel’s Oktoberfest kicks off tonight
Clonmel Lions Club will host a unique fundraising event in Eldon’s Bar, Dillon Street, Clonmel tonight from 6pm where an evening of music, food, and fun is certainly on the cards. Entry is free just simply purchase four tokens for €10 which can be redeemed for a glass of craft beer or cider, burgers or hotdogs. All proceeds on the night will go towards the Lion’s Club projects throughout the year.
Furnace Mountain set for solo Munster show
American roots darlings Furnace Mountain will play their only Munster show at Raheen House Hotel Clonmel this Wednesday, October 19. Furnace Mountain are at the very forefront of American roots music, having won solid endorsement from their peers and the respect of audiences around the world. Their album, ‘Fields of Fescue’ won the band a well-deserved share of the media spotlight when it was simultaneously released on both sides of the Atlantic in 2009 going straight into the Top Ten of the Euro Americana Chart. Doors for the gig will open at 8pm, with show at 9pm prompt. Tickets for this great gig are on sale now, at only €15, and are available in Premier Music Centre Clonmel on 052 6129811, or from Gerry Lawless on 086 3389619, or from Martha Beardmore on (087) 9107201