Five of Ireland’s leading folk musicians have come together to collectively thumb their noses up at the current financial crisis - Eleanor Shanley, Séamus Begley, Frankie Lane, Mick Hanly and Paul Kelly continue touring the country with the delightfully titled Folk the Recession which is a a lively mix of music, story and song.
Former lead vocalist with De Danann Eleanor Shanley has recorded with Eddi Reader, Tommy Fleming, Desi O’Halloran, Dolores Keane and The Dubliners. Accordion player and singer Seamus Begley is one of the most popular Irish traditional musicians coming as he does from one of the most musically acclaimed Irish families.
The remaining group members Frankie Lane, Mick Hanly and Paul Kelly finish off this Irish folk super group.
With years of experience on the music scene and dozens of awards behind them this show will undoubtedly be night of music, song and toe tapping fun.
Folk The Recession - sure we can still have the craic!
Folk The Recession features at The Source on Saturday, May 19th - tickets are priced at E20.
Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Ring Matt on 0504 58858 for more details. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm.
For bookings please visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie or ring The Source box office on 0504 90204.
Autonomous i return to The Source to launch their debut album Attack the Mattress on Friday, May 11th at 8pm.
Following an appearance on TV3’s The Apprentice the band have gone from strength to strength. And, this special show will demonstrate the best Autonomous i have to offer - insanely catchy songs and a high-energy performance.
Find out for yourself why Danny McElhinney (Irish Mail on Sunday) called Autonomous i ‘the best unsigned band in Ireland’. Please note that this concert is standing and seated. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Love Hungry Farmer adapted and performed by Des Keogh will play at The Source on Saturday, May 12th (8pm).
From the Letters of a Love Hungry Farmer by John B. Keane Des Keogh, one of Ireland’s foremost actors and entertainers, returns with his hugely-successful and award-winning show.
The Love Hungry Farmer tells the story of John Bosco McLane, a bachelor of indeterminate age and according to his own assessment who is past his best, but who is evidently still a virgin.
McLane’s amorous adventures range from the hilarious to the pitiful.
Thurles Drama Group presents Short Cuts on May 17th and 18th (nightly at 8pm) in The Source. This is a delightful evening of excerpts from the worlds of theatre and comedy. Once again the members of Thurles Drama Group take to the stage with their hugely popular annual soirée of dramatic snippets.