Donal Clancy in mix at St John’s in the days ahead
ST John’s vibrant programme of events continues apace as the season turns with a scion of one of the country’s best-loved musical families heading the bill next week.
Donal Clancy - son of Liam - hits Listowel on Friday, October 27, in his solo tour of the country. He’s a hugely-accomplished singer/songwriter in his own right of course, but the music of his father and uncles courses through every note - with a voice eerily like his old man’s. An absolute must for folk and traditional fans everywhere, with doors opening at 7.40pm (€12).
Wednesday next at St John’s sees a quirky nostalgia buzz for people over a certain age with a one-man play sure to entertain. Padraig Pott’s Guide to Walking sees Seamus O’Rourke in the actor’s and director’s seat harking back to the seventies and early eighties in rural Ireland at the cusp of the Bungalow Bliss years. Doors open at 7.40pm, with tickets at €15.
That quintessential aul’ Dublin wit hits the stage on Friday, November 3, with No Smoke Without Fire – a comic drama by Paddy Murray full of what’s described as ‘sharp Dublin wit’. Tickets €12/doors open at 7.40pm.
It features ‘ the story of Larry, the cash, the camper van and the deceased husband’ in an enthralling blurb promising a great night of hilarious entertainment.
A Pacific Island community that has rejected modernity to return to traditional ways features on the big screen at St John’s on Thursday, November 2, in Tanna - directed by Bently Dean and Martin Butler. The award-winning film is presented in association with Access Cinema.