Wexford Opera Festival 2012

This year’s Wexford Festival Opera was generally acclaimed as being one of the best in years – three fine operas, two well-received ShortWorks, and a bunch of great early and late concerts. The Fringe Festival benefited in no small way from the addition of the Spiegeltent. In fact, if anything, the latter gave the fringe a real focal point, something it has never really had. Maybe in years to come Wexford might follow the route taken by Edinburgh where the fringe ended up leaving that which it sat on the edge of way behind! I kept up an occasional listings/review on Facebook throughout the festival. Here it is:

Oct 20 Here’s a selection of the Wexford Fringe exhibitions opening from today:
Photographer Ray Flynn’s “Looking Back” exhibition opens at 2.30pm today at the Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle. Ray has a fabulous collection of b&w photographs covering the second half of the 20th century. Go to this exhibition and see what life was like before this little island became a Celtic Tiger, before even we became members of that elite club the EEC and the future looked rosy and bright. There is no admission charge into Johnstown Castle grounds (hurrah!).
The Blue Egg Gallery’s “Bravura” exhibition is officially launched today at 2.30pm by Kieran Whitelaw, the prize-winning ceramic artist and teacher. The gallery on John’s Gate Street, Wexford. This exhibition of craft work in various media, curated by Mary Gallagher, features work by the following makers: Isobel Egan, Christiane Wilhelm and Derek Wilson (ceramics), Liam Flynn (wood), Joe Hogan (willow), Gillian Freedman and Jean Murphy (textiles), Reiltin Murphy (calligraphic art) and Helen McLean (mosaic).
Wexford Arts Centre has the exhibitions “Palimpsest” by John Noel Smith and “Long Journey in a Short Space” by Marie Hanlon. Both artists are highly regarded with Smith’s large scale abstract paintings getting lots of praise from top art critisc and Hanlon’s “delicate and cleanly composed works” finding their way into top private and public collections. Launching the exhibition today at 4pm is art historian Mairead Furlong. While at the Arts Centre be sure to visit D’Lush Coffee where Oonagh Latchford’s sumptuous paintings make a perfect match to the delicious fare on offer.www.wexfordartscentre.ie
Wexford Opera Festival Exhibition at Greenacres Art Gallery, Selskar, Wexford is launched at 5pm today by Ger Lawlor, Chairman-elect, Wexford Festival Trust. Many of the big names of Irish art are here. It’s great to see that the price tags attaching to many of our better established artists no longer bring tears to the eyes. I suppose that’s one good result of the Celtic Tiger getting his whiskers clipped. http://www.greenacres.ie
The Annexe of Wexford Arts Centre (John’s Gate Street) hosts … fished, cockerels, felines …, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Mary Wallace and Gilly Thomas respectively. Wexford troubador Pierce Turner launches the exhibition at 5pm today. Mary and Gilly have been exhibiting at this space for the past few years. Indeed it could be said that they have put The Annexe on the map! Their festival exhibitions are a perennial must-see.
Ó áit go háit – an exhibition of paintings by Paddy Lennon at St Helen’s Bay Golf & Country Club, Kilrane, Co Wexford. Launch by Brendan Howlin, TD and Minister for Public Exp. and Reform today at 6pm. “Paddy Lennon’s landscapes place him in the very front rank of Irish painters” says Diarmuid O Muirithe. Exhibition organised by Pigyard Gallery. Runs until Nov 4.
Padraig Grant’s photographic exhibition at his Rowe Street Gallery is like a “greatest hits” collection with 25 of his friends selecting their fav pieces from his vast back catalogue and putting stories to those pieces. The official launch is not until Saturday week (Oct 27) but the gallery is open through the festival. Highly recommended.
Denis Collins Gallery on The Quays has ceramics by Alan Boyle, paintings by Una Keeley plus much more besides. A real Aladdin’s cave looking out on the Spiegeltent.
An Tobar, or Westgate Heritage Centre as it was, hosts “Nósanna” or “Ways”, an exhibition of paintings by Martina McAteer and Wexford Camera Club’s annual festival exhibition.
Pat Sheridan exhibits his wonderful “Wexford and Beyond” exhibition of photographs at 16 Lwr Georges Street from Thursday next (Oct 25). Launch is at 7pm.
Lots more exhbitions open next weekend. Find details of all Fringe Exhibitions at http://www.wexfordfringe.ie . Wexford Echo has a well written informative piece on the main exhibitions in this week’s issue. Read it!

Oct 22 Wexford Festival update
Well the festival is underway and all the signs point to this being a really good one. Anyone on the town last Saturday will have felt that magical festival buzz that comes but once a year. And that’s before we even factor in the Spiegeltent and the bunch o’tricks that it has up its sleeve. Suddenly we find the Fringe rubbing shoulders with the Festival proper!

Today is a relatively quiet day on the festival (opera and fringe!) front with the second of the dress rehearsals – Le Roi Malgré Rui – this evening and the Singing Pubs later at Maggie May’s, Larkins of Kilmacree and Simon Lambert’s place.

Mind you it wasn’t so quiet at last night’s dress rehearsal performance of L’Arlesiana when the alarm went off during the 2nd Act leading to a mass evacuation (in less than 5 mins – well done stewards!). A fella in one of the houses across from the theatre, curious as to the cause of the hubbub, went about opening his upstairs window only to find that the hinges were rusted to oblivion. The window fell out and clocked a poor unfortunate woman on the crown. After the ambulance whisked her away to Wexford General we trooped back in to see the story out to the grim end. Note to director: would you mind having our knife-wielding hero aiming for the heart rather than the jugular – less messy? Also I would prefer if there was just the one interval rather than two as you are hardly back in your seat than you are up and out again. That said the music is beautiful and the orchestra and singers are rock solid. Federico’s Lament drew a huge reaction from the audience.
Take advantage of these quiet mid-week days to get around some of the exhibitions. There is some great stuff out there at relatively good prices. If the weather is any way kind be sure to visit Johnstown Castle (Summer is over so the ticket booth is gone – hurrah!). While there you should visit the Ag. Museum where photographer Ray Flynn’s evocative “Looking Back” exhibition is showing. Or maybe head to St Helen’s Golf & Country Club where rugged man-of-Aran-esque Paddy Lennon’s new landscape work is showing. A late addition to the exhibition trail is Ceadogán Rugs at the former Lost Weekend store on Trimmer’s Lane (opposite Greenacres).
Oct 23 Wexford Festival update
Last night’s dress rehearsal performance of Le Roi Malgré Lui went down a treat with the audience. Could be that this is the best of the three. Mind you, much and all as they loved it people were still coming out wondering what it was all about! Here’s hoping Delius’s “A Village Romeo and Juliet” gets as good a reaction tonight. Oyster Lane’s production of “Annie” has its first outing this evening at Dun Mhuire Theatre. Not sure if there are any tickets left – box office 053 9123061. The Sky & The Ground Pub has no Candlelight Sessions this evening as they are putting all their energies into tomorrow night’s Singing Pubs event. There is a very strong line-up with Paul Creane, Cillian Byrne, Miriam Donohue, The Darling Sins and Dave Hastie all performing with backing band Cillian, Lorcan, Donal & Footzy Byrne. Remember tomorrow is fireworks night on The Quays. What’s the weather like?
Oct 23 Wexford Festival .. mini update
Just back from the dress rehearsal performance of “A Village Romeo and Juliet”. Great set, great production. Maybe drags its heels a bit in places. Beautiful orchestral piece early in the second half (around act 5 I think). And we had another grim ending – but sure it is Romeo and Juliet after all! All systems go for opening night at the Opera House tomorrow. The President will be there as will the great and the powerful from throughout the land and the Champagne will flow like the good old days (that would be pre-2008!).
Oct 24 Wexford Festival … Exhibitions Update
Tour of Wexford County Council’s fabulous art collection at 3pm today (Wednesday) at WCC HQ, Carricklawn, Wexford with Fulbright Scholar and art historian Karla Sanchez. Meet at reception desk. No charge and loads of free parking!
“Land and Sea” is an exhibition of mixed media works by Christine Mooney at 24 Selskar Street, Wexford. The official opening is Thursday, Oct 25 at 5.30pm. Guest speaker is Patricia Robinson. Runs until Nov 5.
“Bodyworks” an exhibition of 17 digitally manipulated images on Japanese paper by award winning artist Lois Davies, Pigyard Gallery, Selskar Street, Wexford. Opens this Thursday (Oct 25) at 7pm. Guest speaker: Sinead Rice. Runs until Nov 18.
“Mantelpiece” is an exhibition of sculpture, painting and artists’ books by Kathleen Delaney showing at “Weston”, Westgate, Wexford from Sat, Oct 24 to Nov 4. Kathleen is a delightfully eccentric artist who somehow manages to get her personality across in her exuberant and colourful works. Look too long and you will find yourself getting giggly and dizzy! Exhibition is launched this Saturday at 3pm by Catherine Boland, Contemporary Irish Art Society.
Padraig Grant’s photographic exhibition at his Rowe Street Gallery is like a “greatest hits” collection with 25 of his friends selecting their fav pieces from his vast back catalogue and putting stories to those pieces. The official launch is at 3pm on Saturday (Oct 27) but the gallery is open through the festival. Highly recommended.
Ceadogán Rugs Annual Festival Exhibition can be seen on Trimmer’s Lane/Selskar Square, Wexford (just opposite Greenacres in former Lost Weekend unit). Ceadogán have an amazing collection of handmade rugs resulting from their many collaborations with top artists. You may have seen their awesome Mainie Jellet rugs on the walls at the Opera House – that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
“Images of Birds 2012”, an exhibition of watercolours and drawings by David Daly is launched by Jim Hurley at 4pm next Saturday (Oct 27) at “The Pumphouse”, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Ardcavan, Wexford. Runs until Nov 4 (10am-5pm daily).
Wexford Model Railway Club’s annual festival exhibition takes place next weekend (Sat and Sun) in the CBS School Hall, Green St, Wexford. Adm €4 adult, €2 child. Family €8.
The annual Colman Doyle Festival Exhibition on Peter Street at Wexford’s south end is showing the work of 25 artists, 5 sculptors and 8 crafts people. Definitely worth a trip – take the back streets so you can see a little of old Wexford.
The Talbot Hotel springs to life on the exhibition front today. Old favourites such as Fr Johnny O’Brien, Simone Walsh and Jacinta Crowley-Long are there again along with another half dozen artists.
White’s Hotel appears, once again, to be given over every inch of wall-space to art! There are perennial favourites such as Mary T Carberry, Margaret Kent and Jean English. There is handmade jewellery, art glass, silk scarves, bog oak sculpture. The South Wexford Craft Trail folk are there with a veritable Aladdin’s cave of handmade goodies from woven baskets to art hats.
Photographer Ray Flynn’s “Looking Back” exhibition shows at the Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle. Ray has a fabulous collection of b&w photographs covering the second half of the 20th century. Go to this exhibition and see what life was like before this little island became a Celtic Tiger, before even we became members of that elite club the EEC and the future looked rosy and bright. There is no admission charge into this exhibition or, indeed, into Johnstown Castle grounds (hurrah!).
The Blue Egg Gallery’s “Bravura” exhibition on John’s Gate Street, Wexford may be small in scale but is proving to be a big hit with art lovers. This exhibition of craft work in various media, curated by Mary Gallagher, features work by the following makers: Isobel Egan, Christiane Wilhelm and Derek Wilson (ceramics), Liam Flynn (wood), Joe Hogan (willow), Gillian Freedman and Jean Murphy (textiles), Reiltin Murphy (calligraphic art) and Helen McLean (mosaic).
Wexford Arts Centre has the exhibitions “Palimpsest” by John Noel Smith and “Long Journey in a Short Space” by Marie Hanlon. Both artists are highly regarded with Smith’s large scale abstract paintings getting lots of praise from top art critisc and Hanlon’s “delicate and cleanly composed works” finding their way into top private and public collections. While at the Arts Centre be sure to visit D’Lush Coffee where Oonagh Latchford’s sumptuous paintings make a perfect match to the delicious fare on offer.www.wexfordartscentre.ie
Wexford Opera Festival Exhibition at Greenacres Art Gallery, Selskar, Wexford was launched lasst weekend by Ger Lawlor, Chairman-elect, Wexford Festival Trust. Many of the big names of Irish art are here. It’s great to see that the price tags attaching to many of our better established artists no longer bring tears to the eyes. I suppose that’s one good result of the Celtic Tiger getting his whiskers clipped. www.greenacres.ie
The Annexe of Wexford Arts Centre (John’s Gate Street) hosts … fished, cockerels, felines …, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Mary Wallace and Gilly Thomas respectively. Mary and Gilly have been exhibiting at this space for the past few years. Indeed it could be said that they have put The Annexe on the map! Their festival exhibitions are a perennial must-see.
Ó áit go háit – an exhibition of paintings by Paddy Lennon at St Helen’s Bay Golf & Country Club, Kilrane, Co Wexford. “Paddy Lennon’s landscapes place him in the very front rank of Irish painters” says Diarmuid O Muirithe. Exhibition organised by Pigyard Gallery. Runs until Nov 4.
Denis Collins Gallery on The Quays has ceramics by Alan Boyle, paintings by Una Keeley plus much more besides. A real Aladdin’s cave looking out on the Spiegeltent.
An Tobar, or Westgate Heritage Centre as it was, hosts “Nósanna” or “Ways”, an exhibition of paintings by Martina McAteer and Wexford Camera Club’s annual festival exhibition.
The Swift Gallery is back in town for the festival with its lovely collection of big name, hightly collectable artists. Find them just across from Macken’s Pub at The Bullring.
The Menapia Camera Club’s selection of eclectic Wexford images can be found on Slaney Street, Wexford – half ways between Aviva and Sherry Fitz. Open over the bank holiday: Sat-Mon. Also Sat, Nov 3 and Sun, Nov 4.
Pat Sheridan exhibits his wonderful “Wexford and Beyond” exhibition of photographs at 16 Lwr Georges Street from Thursday next (Oct 25). Launch is at 7pm.
Wexford Historical Society presents the Dr George Hadden Memorial Lecture on Thurs, Nov 1 (8pm) at St Michael’s Hall, Green Street, Wexford. The lecture, “South Leinster men before the Inquisition” is given by Dr Thomas O’Connor, NUI, Maynooth. Adm €5 to non-members.
Artist Mick Mulcahy, Aosdána member, and stained glass expert Vera Whelan exhibit on North Main Street (beside Xtravision), Wexford.
The lovely Mairéad Stafford of Ballyelland Pottery has a beautiful selection of work on show in her “Opera Collection” at her place in Castlebridge, just outside Wexford. Highly recommended.
There are festival supplements in both local papers this week with loads of profiles, previews, reviews, etc.
Oct 25 Wexford Festival … up and running
You know there is something wonderful about the first night of the festival, something joyous and communal that appeals to the child in us all. There we all are, gathered together in a great warm huddle of humanity on a cold dark night hemmed in by the sea on one side and the town’s rickety old sea-front buildings on the other. There are the heart-felt speeches which come in snatches over the wind and the happy babble of excited children. They tell us to be proud of who we are and where we have come from and they speak of great days to come. We are quietly pleased that the President – yes the President, himself – has made the effort to come and join the party and we lend half an ear to his exhortations to be proud of who we are and where we have come from. And then he declares the festival open and the skies burst into life with great explosions of colour and smoke and music. We are all rooted to the spot, eyes to the sky, transfixed. In less than ten minutes it is all over and, satisfied, from a potent mix of ritual, tradition and spectacle, we inch our way back into the town’s narrow streets and head for home.

Oct 25 Wexford Festival .. Day 2
Oct 25-29 (12 noon – 7.30pm) Wexford Antique Fair, Talbot Hotel, Trinity St, Wexford
Oct 25 (3.30pm) William V Wallace Recital with Una Hunt (piano) and Maire Flavin (mezzo-soprano), Jerome Hynes Theatre, Wexford.

Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 25 (6.30pm) SKYFALL™, new James Bond film, at Omniplex Cinema, Drinagh, Wexford in aid of Wexford Lions Club. Tickets €40 – includes post film reception in Riverbank House Hotel with live music from “Some Like it Hot”. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Wexford Lions Club projects.
Oct 25 (8pm) Le Roi Malgré Lui by Emmanuel Chabrier (opera), Wexford Opera House, High St, Wexford. Tickets Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 25 (8pm) 3 one-act plays by Ballycogley Players, St Michael’s Hall (SVdeP), Thomas Street, Wexford. The plays: Parental Guidance by Eamonn Kelly; The Try by Greg Brannock; The Fat Lady Sings by David Tristram. Adm €10.
Oct 25 (8pm) Annie presented by Oyster Lane Theatre, Dun Mhuire Theatre, South Main St, Wexford. Tickets from €8. Tel 053 9123061.
Oct 25 (8pm) 3 one-act comedies presented by Wexford Drama Group, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. The plays: Losers by Brian Friel; Albert by Richard Harris; Shakespeare’s A Dick by Mark A Kenneally. Tickets €14/12. Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 25 TodayFM Singles Masked Ball, Spiegeltent, The Quays, Wexford.
Oct 25 (9pm) Red Chair Music, Bean ‘n’ Berry Cafe, KeyWest, Wexford. No cc. (weekly event)
Oct 25 Festival Singing/Swinging Pubs, Wexford town. Venues: Whites of Wexford (9.30pm), Brownes Bar, Bishopswater (10.15pm), The Loch and Quay (11.15pm), McGees (11.45pm).
Oct 25 (9.30pm) Stuart Burns, Thomas Moore Tavern, Cornmarket, Wexford. No cc.
Oct 25 (9.30pm) Gypsy jazz with Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford. No cc.Exhibition Openings Today …
“Land and Sea” is an exhibition of mixed media works by Christine Mooney at 24 Selskar Street, Wexford. The official opening is Thursday, Oct 25 at 5.30pm. Guest speaker is Patricia Robinson. Runs until Nov 5.
“Bodyworks” an exhibition of 17 digitally manipulated images on Japanese paper by award winning artist Lois Davies, Pigyard Gallery, Selskar Street, Wexford. Opens this Thursday (Oct 25) at 7pm. Guest speaker: Sinead Rice. Runs until Nov 18.
 Oct 26 For the next week and a bit it’s festival time in Wexford. The bank holiday weekend looks like being one of the busiest since the recession hit. With good weather forecast for tomorrow expect town to be busy busy.

I am just home from the launch of the book ‘The Art of Billy Roche: Wexford As the World’ at Wexford Arts Centre. Guest speaker Colm Tóibín impressed the big attendance with his cúpla focail. Copies of the book are available from the Arts Centre.

Pierce Turner performs at Greenacres Gallery this evening (8.30pm). Best get your skids on! Bell X1 at the Spiegeltent is sold out. The band Smash Hits play there later tonight (10pm). The wonderful trad/World fusionists Kíla are above in Sean Óg’s, Kilmuckridge. Tonight’s late night concert (11pm) at the Opera House (small theatre) features Nathalie Paulin (soprano) and Adam Burnette (piano). Singing pubs action tonight is at Jordan’s Murrintown, The Wicked Swan (The Faythe) and Gaynor’s (Wygram). Tomorrow we will get up and do it all again!
www.wexfordopera.com
Oct 31 Festival enters it’s final few days – let’s send it on it’s way with a bang!
Here’s what’s still to happen today …
Oct 31 (& Nov 1) Halloween Haunted Tour (drama), Wells House, Ballyedmond, Co Wexford. Shows at 4pm, 6pm, 8pm daily. Tickets €9. Tel 053 9186737.

Oct 31 A Day At The Pictures, Speigeltent, The Quays, Wexford. A whole day devoted to some of the great classics. You can still get to see The Student Prince (1954) at 7pm and The Birds (1963) at 9.30pm. Tickets €10 from Wexford Arts Centre – Tel 053 9123764.
Oct 31 (7pm,8pm,9pm) Professor Arcati’s Asylum presented by Nocturne Productions, Wexford Arts Centre. Adm €12/€10 (Age 14+). Includes “blood” refreshments.
Oct 31 (8pm) Le Roi malgré lui by Emmanuel Chabrier (opera, sung in French) Wexford Opera House. Tel 053 9122144.
Oct 31 (& Nov 1) (8.30pm) “Hits from the Musicals” presented by Wexford Light Opera Society, Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford. WLOS booking office, High St, Wexford open 12-2pm and 4-6pm daily. Tel 053 9174808.
Oct 31 (8.30pm) “Lend Me An Ear” with Aileen Donohoe, Greenacres, Wexford. Programme of arias & musical theatre favs. Accompanied by award-winning West End musical director and composer Robert Scott. Tickets €15. Tel 053 9122975.
Oct 31 (9.30pm) Sticky Digit and Marabou, Chocolate Bar, Common Quay St, Wexford. No cc.
Oct 31 Festival Singing/Swinging Pubs, Wexford town. Venues: T Morris (9.30pm), The John Barry (10.20pm).
Oct 31 (9.30pm) Gypsy Jazz with Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Sky and The Ground, South Main Street, Wexford.And looking ahead to tomorrow morning/afternoon …
Nov 1 (11am) Morning Concert with members of the Chorus and Orchestra of WFO, Jerome Hynes Theatre, Wexford Opera House. Music by Delius, John Ireland and Frank Bridge. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 1 (1pm) 47 Roses by Peter Sheridan with Verdant Productions (drama), Wexford Arts Centre. One man show. Tickets €18/15. Tel 053 9123764.
Nov 1 (1.05pm) Lunchtime Classical Recital, St Iberius Church, Wexford. Tickets €15. Queue up early!
Nov 1 (2.30pm) Song of Summer by Ken Russell (film), Jerome Hynes Theatre, Wexford Opera House. FREE ADMISSION but ticket required. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 1 (3.30pm) ShortWork: Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Auditorium, Presentation Secondary School, Grogan’s Road, Wexford. Tickets €25. Tel 053 9122144.
Nov 1 Wexford Festival can see the finish line in sight. We are now into November. Winter! Let’s make the most of the last few days of the festival. Here’s what’s happening this evening:

Rebecca Storm, Spiegeltent (7pm). Tickets €29.50 from Wexfo

rd Arts Centre – Tel 053 9123764.
Enniscorthy Athenaeum’s 4th Operetta and Dinner by Candlelight, Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy (7.30pm). Tickets €40 – includes champagne, 4 course meal, music & dancing. Tel 087 2637178.
A Village Romeo and Juliet by Frederick Delius, Wexford Opera House (8pm). Tel 053 9122311.
Wexford Folk Orchestra with guest artist Des Willoughby of The Willoughby Brothers, Riverbank House Hotel, Ferrybank (8pm). Adm €12.
47 Roses by Peter Sheridan with Verdant Productions (drama), Wexford Arts Centre (8pm). Tickets €18/15. Tel 053 9123764.
Bridge Drama presents ‘A Night of Comedy’ (a number of short comedy plays), Whites Hotel (8pm). Adm €10.
Wexford Folk Orchestra with Des Willoughby (tenor) and local artists present an Irish-American Night, Riverbank House Hotel, Ferrybank (8pm). Adm €10.
“Hits from the Musicals” presented by WLOS, Ferrycarrig Hotel (8.30pm).
The Red Chair Live Music Night, Bean ‘n’ Berry Café, Key West, Wexford (9.30pm). No cc.
The Random Canyon Growlers (USA), The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford (9.30pm). “Hard driving bluegrass & old time music boosted by lasar beam harmonies.” No cc.
Festival Singing/Swinging Pubs, Wexford town. Venues: Metro 17 (9.30pm), The Talbot Hotel (10.15pm).
Extreme Rhythm Unleashed, Spiegeltent (10pm). Tickets €24.50 from Wexford Arts Centre – Tel 053 9123764.
TOMORROW MORNING:
William V Wallace Recital with Una Hunt (piano) and Maire Flavin (mezzo-soprano), Jerome Hynes Theatre @ Wexford Opera House (11am). Tel 053 9122144.
The Dubliner’s Dilemma (drama), Spiegeltent (1pm). A vivid one-man show based on James Joyce’s collection of short stories Dubliners.
www.wexfordfringe.ie
Nov 4 Last day of the festival. Get out there and enjoy it. Here’s what happenin’:
Festival Book Fair (final day), Talbot Hotel. Runs til 5pm.
Song of Summer by Ken Russell (film) at 2.30pm, Jerome Hynes Theatre, Wexford Opera House, FREE ADMISSION but ticket required. Tel 053 9122144.

Wexford Festival Orchestra Concert, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe Street at 3.30pm. With Nathalie Paulin (soprano), Alexander Bernstein (piano), Dan Newell (trumpet). Conductor David Agler. Featuring works by Shostakovich and Bach. Tickets €18 (accompanied child €5). Tel 053 9122144.
Chris Cosgrave, Crescent Bar on Crescent Quay at 6pm.
A Village Romeo and Juliet by Frederick Delius (opera, sung in English), Wexford Opera House (8pm). Tel 053 9122144.
Rebel Sundays: Domo Davitt @ Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy (9pm)
Bourbon Street Jazz, Thomas Moore Tavern, Cornmarket (9.30pm). No cc.Don’t miss American bluegrass/indie band HA HA TONKA at Candlelight Sessions @ The Sky & The Ground on Tuesday night.
 Nov 9 It’s ooohh so quiet out there. I miss the festival. Relatively lean pickings on the entertainment front this weekend. This evening I am going to check out Corner Boy and Common Wolf at the DMC on South Main Street. Tomorrow I (and some others) will be sharing an intimate evening with Eleanor McEvoy. If I were New Ross based I would be going to see Paul Walsh in The Producers. Here is a selection of events happening this weekend:
Nov 9,10 (8pm) The Producers presented by St. Michael’s Theatre Musical Society, St Michael’s Theatre, New Ross. Tickets €12/10. Tel 051 421255.
Nov 9,10,11 Country Music Festival, White’s Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford. Double bill each night (9.30pm). The acts: Jimmy Buckley, John McNicholl, Derek Ryan, Paddy O’Brien, Declan Nerney, Thomas Maguire and Fhiona Ennis.
Nov 9 (8.30pm) Corner Boy and Common Wolf play the Dynamic Music Centre, 59 South Main St, Wexford. €5 adm. BYOB. (Directions: right next to Lowney’s Mall)
Nov 10 (3pm) Nov 9,10,11 Theresa and the Stars @ Country Music Festival, White’s Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford.
Nov 10 (8pm) Eleanor McEvoy, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €18/16. Tel 053 9123764. She has a classical training in violin, a voice that would charm Mad Sweeney down from the trees and a sack full of great songs. Don’t miss.
Nov 10 (10pm) Down & Out, Wilson’s Bar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
Nov 10 (10pm) Point Blank, Crescent Bar, Crescent Quay, Wexford
Nov 11 (3pm) Nov 9,10,11 The Moynihan Brothers @ Country Music Festival, White’s Hotel, Abbey St, Wexford.
Nov 11 (6pm) Aaron Berry, Crescent Bar, Crescent Quay, Wexford.
Nov 11 (9pm) Rebel Sundays: Hot Ash Felt @ Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Nov 11 (10pm) Jason Travers, Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, Co Wexford. Adm €15.
Nov 11 (11pm) Gorilla Radio, Benedict’s Nightclub, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
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