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AL PORTER – FRI­DAY, OC­TO­BER 20, 7 P.M.

To­day FM’s Mr En­ter­tain­ment, Tal­laght’s very own Al Porter, is the camp dar­ling of Ir­ish com­edy. It’ll be an all-singing, all-laugh­ing ex­plo­sion of filth and fri­vol­ity.

FOIL ARMS AND HOG – OINK– TUES­DAY, OC­TO­BER 24, 8 P.M.

For­mer chil­dren and reg­u­lar eaters Foil, Arms & Hog are back with their new show. Best known for their YouTube videos (50 mil­lion hits), their live show is what they’re most proud of.

BOSCO PRESENTS HANSEL AND GRE­TEL – SUN­DAY, OC­TO­BER 15, MID­DAY

The Lam­bert Pup­pet The­atre re­turns to Wex­ford Spiegel­tent on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, at mid­day. Paula Lam­bert was the ‘Bosco’ voice on TV for seven­teen years and in­deed Bosco is still a firm favourite with the younger chil­dren and will make a nos­tal­gic ap­pear­ance in the open­ing part of the show.

COR­NER BOY – THURS­DAY, OC­TO­BER 19, 7.30 P.M.

Spiegel­tent favourites Cor­ner Boy will re­lease their first record in three years this au­tumn, fol­low­ing on from 2014’s critically ac­claimed True North EP. Cor­ner Boy’s mu­sic blends to­gether tra­di­tional Ir­ish in­stru­ments and folk pro­gres­sions with con­tem­po­rary mu­si­cal themes.

AS­LAN – SUN­DAY, OC­TO­BER 15, 8 P.M.

Leg­endary Ir­ish rock band As­lan will per­form at the Wex­ford Spiegel­tent Fes­ti­val on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15. ‘This Is’ was As­lan’s first Hit sin­gle, and in over three decades to­gether they have re­leased songs such as Crazy World, Too Late For Hal­lelu­jah, songs which have be­come clas­sics.

HOT­HOUSE FLOW­ERS – SATUR­DAY, OC­TO­BER 21, 10 P.M.

Some­thing amaz­ing hap­pens when Hot­house Flow­ers step onto the stage – some­thing that has been shaped by over 30 years of singing and play­ing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same.

CRY BE­FORE DAWN – SUN­DAY, OC­TO­BER 22, 8 P.M.

Wex­ford leg­ends Cry Be­fore Dawn play the Wex­ford Spiegel­tent Fes­ti­val on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 22. The orig­i­nal line-up is back to­gether to cel­e­brate 30 years of their double plat­inum al­bum ‘Crimes of Con­science’

HUD­SON TAY­LOR – THURS­DAY, OC­TO­BER 26, 10 P.M.

Ir­ish duo broth­ers Harry and Al­fie re­leased their long

awaited de­but al­bum ‘Singing for Strangers’ in 2015. The multi -in­stru­men­tal­ists had honed their craft busk­ing on the streets of their home­town of Dublin as well as all over Europe and in fact gained the al­bum’s name from their love of en­ter­tain­ing any­one who would stop and lis­ten.

DER­MOT AND DAVE – SUN­DAY, OC­TO­BER 29, 7 P.M.

To­day FM’s pre­sen­ters Der­mot and Dave are bring­ing the ‘Ah Sure Lookit’ tour to the Wex­ford Spiegel­tent on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29. This is the first time the pair has taken to the stage for a com­edy gig but they’re well used to each other, hav­ing worked to­gether in ra­dio for 12 years.

HER­MITAGE GREEN, DELORENTOS, HAM SAND­WICH AND RAGLANS – SATUR­DAY, OC­TO­BER 14, 8 P.M.

The Wex­ford Spiegel­tent Fes­ti­val presents a night of Ir­ish indie rock with not one but four of the most tal­ented bands on the Ir­ish mu­sic scene. Each band will per­form their own set in­clud­ing their best loved songs.

IMELDA MAY – MON­DAY, OC­TO­BER 23, AND TUES­DAY, OC­TO­BER 31, 10 P.M.

(SOLD OUT) Ir­ish su­per­star singer and song­writer Imelda May is play­ing the Spiegel­tent Fes­ti­val on Mon­day and Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 23 and 31. Imelda’s new sin­gle ‘Girl I Used To Be’ is out now.

LISA HAN­NI­GAN – WED­NES­DAY, OC­TO­BER 25, 5 P.M. AND 9 P.M.

Lisa Han­ni­gan will per­form two in­ti­mate shows in the Spiegel­tent on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 25, a mati­nee show for all ages and an evening show. Lisa Han­ni­gan first came to light as an an­gel-voiced, some­what mys­te­ri­ous fig­ure singing har­monies along­side Damien Rice.

FREAK FAN­TAS­TIQUE – FRI­DAY, OC­TO­BER 27, 10 P.M.

Don your ghoul­ish gar­ments and join us in the Spiegel­tent for Wex­ford’s big­gest Hal­loween Party, a Spook­tac­u­lar Sideshow where you can get your freak on.

LORDS OF STRUT: AB­SO­LUTE LEG­ENDS – SATUR­DAY, OC­TO­BER 28, 11 A.M.

Ire­land’s most lov­able id­iots bring their mis­chief and may­hem on their ‘Ab­so­lute Leg­ends’ tour – a show for the whole fam­ily . Lords of Strut are an Ir­ish com­edy double act com­bin­ing char­ac­ter com­edy, dance, and ac­ro­bat­ics.

SMOKIE – FRI­DAY, OC­TO­BER 13, 8 P.M.

(SOLD OUT) Rock leg­ends Smokie play the Wex­ford Spiegel­tent Fes­ti­val on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13. To be rock’n’roll sur­vivors is an achieve­ment. To be Europe’s top live band, 30 years af­ter its in­cep­tion is truly fan­tas­tic but to still be en­thu­si­as­tic, fresh, to­tally com­mit­ted and in love with the mu­sic is a pos­i­tive mir­a­cle.

OTT WRESTLING, SUN­DAY, OC­TO­BER 29, MID­DAY

On Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29, we en­ter the squared cir­cle as OTT Wrestling brings high oc­tane Amer­i­can style wrestling to the Spiegel­tent. Catch spook­tac­u­lar char­ac­ters per­form­ing breath-tak­ing ac­ro­batic moves, bat­tling out good ver­sus evil. Cheer the lucky un­der­dog, the sore loser, the strong un­stop­pable he­roes through ti­tle bouts, chal­lenges and de­fences. PAUL HEATON AND JAC­QUI AB­BOTT, SATUR­DAY, OC­TO­BER 28, 10 P.M.

(SOLD OUT)

Paul Heaton and Jac­qui Ab­bott re­turn to the Wex­ford Spiegel­tent Fes­ti­val on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28. Where some artists can coast some­what in midlife, Heaton, with his mu­si­cal foil Jac­qui Ab­bott, is just hitting his stride. The duo’s new al­bum, ‘Crooked Ca­lypso’, brims with his newly dis­cov­ered zest for life.

SHARON SHAN­NON – THURS­DAY, OC­TO­BER 26, 7 P.M.

Sharon Shan­non re­leased her brand-new stu­dio al­bum Sa­cred Earth on March 17 this year. Newly signed to Ir­ish record la­bel Celtic Col­lec­tion. This is Sharon’s first new stu­dio al­bum in three years and her 10th stu­dio al­bum to date. She plays the Spiegel­tent with her band on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 26.

PJ GAL­LAGHER – SATUR­DAY, OC­TO­BER 28, 7 P.M.

Hot off the heels of his 2016 suc­cess with hit film The Young Of­fend­ers, one of Ire­land’s most pop­u­lar co­me­di­ans, PJ Gal­lagher, brings his new show, ‘Dick­head’, to the Spiegel­tent on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28. A nat­u­ral on stage, PJ’s pre­vi­ous tours, Con­cus­sion and Sep­a­rated at Birth (with Joanne McNally), re­ceived crit­i­cal ac­claim and played to sell-out au­di­ences.

PRO­HI­BI­TION PARTY – FRI­DAY, OC­TO­BER 20, 10 P.M.

Re­turn to the he­do­nism of the Roar­ing Twen­ties for the Pro­hi­bi­tion Era Party. Ladies, wear your finest flap­per dresses, Gen­tle­men, sharpen your suits and fe­dora hats as you dance the Charleston to the Swing and Jazz sounds of our swing band and their danc­ing troupe ‘The Bur­lesque Babes’.

SOME PEO­PLE V REGINALD D HUNTER – SATUR­DAY, OC­TO­BER 21, 9 P.M.

Reginald D Hunter re­turns to Ire­land in 2017 with his highly an­tic­i­pated brand new show fol­low­ing a hugely suc­cess­ful year per­form­ing across Europe. Reginald has be­come one of the UK Com­edy in­dus­try’s best-known per­form­ers for his dis­tinc­tive take on sub­jects in­clud­ing race and sex­u­al­ity..

THE RIP­TIDE MOVE­MENT– SUN­DAY, OC­TO­BER 29, 10P.M.

We are de­lighted to wel­come the Rip­tide Move­ment back to the Wex­ford Spiegel­tent on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29. The Rip­tide Move­ment are four life­long friends from Lu­can, who be­gan their mu­si­cal jour­ney in 2006. The Rip­tide Move­ment closed the 2016 Wex­ford Spiegel­tent Fes­ti­val with a spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mance that al­most lifted the roof.

THE STRYPES – FRI­DAY, OC­TO­BER 27, 7 P.M.

The Strypes re­turn to Wex­ford with new ma­te­rial and the third al­bum, Spit­ting Im­age. The Strypes, from Ca­van, have been gig­ging since June 2011, play­ing a no-non­sense set of ‘speed blues’, mix­ing re­work­ings of rhythm and blues clas­sics with their orig­i­nals.

THE SUC­CESS­FUL TD, WED­NES­DAY, OC­TO­BER 18, 8 P.M.

The Suc­cess­ful TD fol­lows the tri­als, tribu­la­tions, mis­ad­ven­tures and hi­lar­i­ous an­tics of Tull McA­doo as he seeks re-election to the Dáil in the ‘Oc­to­ber elec­tions’.

Writ­ten by John B Keane in 1967, he dis­plays his edge for hu­mour and satire that are un­com­fort­ably close to the pol­i­tics of to­day. Adapted for the stage by Jon Kenny, Mary McEvoy and Michael Scott.

TUM­BLE CIR­CUS PRESENTS CIR­CUS DIVILMENT – SATUR­DAY, OC­TO­BER 21, 11 P.M.

Tum­ble Cir­cus wants to smash what you think cir­cus can be. Be in­spired by the feats of cir­cus skills; laugh, be en­light­ened and en­ter­tained. For­get what you think Ir­ish cir­cus is, and give your­self and your fam­ily a great hour of rev­o­lu­tion­ary, Belfast-in­spired cir­cus.

WEX­FORD ARTISTS – MON­DAY, OC­TO­BER 16, 8 P.M.

The Wex­ford Spiegel­tent Fes­ti­val is de­lighted to host a night of Wex­ford’s lo­cal tal­ent. This show prom­ises to be a spec­tac­u­lar il­lus­tra­tion of Wex­ford’s mu­si­cians, singers and song­writ­ers, in­clud­ing Luke Jack­son, Me­gan-Kate Doolan and oth­ers. For fur­ther de­tails see the Art & Cul­ture sec­tion in this news­pa­per on pages 28 & 29.

WEX­FORD MALE VOICE CHOIR – MON­DAY, OC­TO­BER 30, 2 P.M.

Wex­ford Male Voice Choir re­turn to the Spiegel­tent on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 30. They have a wide reper­toire rang­ing from ec­cle­si­as­ti­cal to op­er­atic to mod­ern clas­sics.

WOLFF WITH FANG CLUB – TUES­DAY, OC­TO­BER 17, 8 P.M.

A busy port town in Ire­land’s south east is the last place you’d ex­pect such a fear­less, dark and raw sound to emerge from. Thun­der­ous drums, growl­ing bass, fe­ro­cious gui­tars and howl­ing vo­cals com­bine to bring a huge sound to life on stage.

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