at a glance
DENI BONET AT THE ARTS CENTRE
THE New York-based virtuoso violinist and singer/songwriter Deni Bonet will perform at Wexford Arts Centre on Saturday, September 23, following a recent week of successful shows in venues around Ireland.
Deni is renowned for the energy and passion of her live shows with her music combining elements of roots-rock, pop and Americana presented in a fun way.
She will perform a mix of instrumental music from her new album Bright Shiny Objects and material from her previous albums.
She makes memorable songs that people want to listen to again and makes any venue seem cosy and intimate.
Deni is a classically trained musician who simply had too much energy and too many great original tunes to be confined in an orchestra - so she traded in her black recital dress for a pair of go-go boots and an electric blue violin. She has recorded and toured the world with Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, The Saw Doctors, and is the ‘go-to’ violinist in the US for many Irish artists including Mundy, whom she performs with whenever he is in the States, Larry Kirwan of Black 47, Michael Brunnock, and Joe Hurley’s Irish Rock Revue.
She performed at a sell-out concert in the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York and at the White House for President and Michelle Obama.
BEST OF COMHALTAS CONCERT
Loch Garman Comhaltas is inviting everyone to join them for a Best of Comhaltas concert in Wexford
Arts Centre this coming Saturday, September 16 at 8 pm.
The evening of music and song will feature award-winning traditional musicians and singers, showcasing the wealth of talent in Wexford. There will be a special focus on the county’s fine piping tradition with some top players performing. Bígí Ann!. Tickets at €10 for an adult and €3 for a child are available at www.wexfordartscentre.ie or telephone 053 9123764.
The award winning Wexford Drama Group will perform excerpts from Little Gem by Elaine Murphy in Wexford Library on Friday, September 22, at 4.30 p.m.
This earthy comedy is full of humour and heart, about three generations of women and one incredible year.
The event is free and all are welcome, but booking is recommended. For further information call the library on 053 91 96760.
Culture Night on Friday, September 22, will bring a bonanza of free traditional music and dance to Wexford town. There will be sean nós dance and folk music in Selskar Square from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Loch Garman Comhaltas and the Sullivan Academy of Irish Dancing will present Ceiliúradh Chónocht an Fhómhair in the Bullring from 6.15 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. Harpist Mollie Carroll will perform in Selskar Abbey at 6 p.m., followed by Cairde Ceoil Harp Ensemble at 7 p.m. At the same time, the Gleeson School of Music will take to the stage of the National Opera House.