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Bal­anc­ing Mind Body and Soul while help­ing the Sligo Stroke Unit. Would you like to help this Christ­mas ? Let’s get to the heart of the mat­ter, some hearts are big and open while oth­ers are in need of heal­ing. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to help the lo­cal unit sup­ported by the Ir­ish Heart Foun­da­tion . A group of cer­ti­fied holis­tic vol­un­tary work­ers will join to­gether to cre­ate aware­ness to heal and cel­e­brate the true essence of Christ­mas. Sam­ple a lit­tle bit of art ther­apy, Aura Soma, acupunc­ture, colour ther­apy, hyp­nother­apy nu­tri­tion, zen into the now with med­i­ta­tion. A spec­trum of won­der­ful heal­ing to en­hance your unique soul on Sun­day 16 th De­cem­ber at Sligo En­ter­prise and Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre, Air­port Road Strand­hill Time 12. 3 pm

All wel­come. A Holis­tic Sup­port Net­work will be launched on the day, which will ben­e­fit char­i­ties.

You will en­hance your heart and the hearts of many oth­ers this fes­tive sea­son.

Be­ing aware of how you can help your heart to help your­self is key.

Af­ter all your heart is your great­est wealth and your heart is the ul­ti­mate.


County Sligo Golf Club Choir Male Voice Choir and the Sligo Academy of Mu­sic present a spe­cial evening of Christ­mas Mu­sic in Sum­mer­hill Col­lege. The Con­cert will take place on Wed­nes­day 12 th De­cem­ber at 7.30pm fea­tur­ing per­for­mances from the fol­low­ing: County Sligo Golf Club Male Voice Choir, Sligo Academy of Mu­sic Sin­foni­etta, Ju­nior and Jazz Or­ches­tras, Young Jazz All-Stars and Sum­mer­hill Col­lege Choir.

With soloists; Sinead Con­way & Jonathan Carter.

This is a night not to be missed and will cater for all ages, young and old. Lis­ten to your favourite Christ­mas mu­sic sung by choirs and ac­com­pa­nied by a 70 piece orches­tra. The con­cert will also see per­for­mances by the SAM Ju­nior Orches­tra, SAM Jazz Orches­tra and SAM Jazz All Stars. Mu­si­cal Di­rec­tor for the evening is Ni­amh Crow­ley.

The mu­si­cal line up on the night prom­ises to add some sparkle to your fes­tive sea­son with an ex­cit­ing mix of mu­sic from Have Your­self A Merry Lit­tle Christ­mas, All I Want For Christ­mas Is You, O Holy Night to Sleigh Ride to name a few! The evening’s en­ter­tain­ment will fin­ish up with a Med­ley of well-known Christ­mas Car­ols that prom­ises to have ev­ery­one on their feet and singing to fill the hall with fes­tive cheer. Tick­ets priced at only €12 each are avail­able at Hawk’s Well Theatre: www.hawk­swell.com or 071 9161518, Sligo Academy of Mu­sic, 5 Beu­lah Terrace, Finisklin, Sligo: [email protected]­cade­my­of­mu­sic. ie or 087 684 77 92. Get your tick­ets early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.

Doors open @7pm


Ire­land’s favourite com­edy duo The 2 Johnnies bring you their new show “Get Loose” which will tour all over Ire­land and is com­ing to a venue near you! Tick­ets are on sale now through www.tick­et­mas­ter.ie and lo­cal venues na­tion­wide.

The 2 Johnnies are a hugely pop­u­lar and hi­lar­i­ous Mu­sic & Com­edy Duo, Johnny B (O Brien) & Johnny Smacks (McMa­hon) from Tip­per­ary. Known for their com­edy sketches and songs that cap­ture the uniquely funny side of all things Ir­ish, the 2 Johnnies have be­come part of the fab­ric of the Ir­ish En­ter­tain­ment scene and they are only just get­ting started!

Fresh off the back of 2 sell out nights of their live pod­cast show in Dublin, their xmas show in Whe­lan’s sold out to full ca­pac­ity in 24 hours and now the boys set off on the high roads and high­ways of Ire­land for their first ever na­tion­wide tour.

They come to the Radis­son Blu Ho­tel on Fe­bru­ary 1st.


If you were a fan of the late Liam Clancy you will be pleased to hear that much of his spirit and mu­si­cal tal­ent re­mains with us through his son, Dó­nal. Dó­nal Clancy is re­garded as one of Ire­land’s finest guitarists. As stated, he is the son of the world-renowned singer Liam Clancy of The Clancy Broth­ers and Tommy Makem and has since the death of his fa­ther fo­cused his at­ten­tion on the fam­ily reper­toire of songs that he grew up with, while keep­ing the Clancy tra­di­tion alive with his solo per­for­mances.

Dó­nal grew up in a house­hold and com­mu­nity steeped in mu­sic. He spent his early child­hood in Canada and the US be­fore his fam­ily set­tled back in An Rinn, Co. Water­ford in 1983. His fa­ther gave him his first gui­tar at the age of eight and he was play­ing pro­fes­sion­ally by his early teens.

Dó­nal’s lat­est al­bum On the Lone­some Plain fea­tures a mix of seven vo­cal tracks and six gui­tar in­stru­men­tals, in­clud­ing two of his own com­po­si­tions A Strike for Vic­tory com­mem­o­rat­ing the 1916 Easter Ris­ing. Arty McG­lynn said of the al­bum: “The minute I heard this record it re­minded me of his fa­ther, Liam: his tone and turn of phrase. As well as be­ing a great singer Dó­nal is also a great gui­tar player.”

Sligo mu­sic lovers will have a unique chance to see Dó­nal live on Sat 8th Dec next when he will play an in­ti­mate house con­cert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool.

The show starts at 8pm and book­ing is es­sen­tial – 087 2512030.

Donal Clancy.

The 2 Johnnies.

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