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July 2016

The 39th Annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Fesitval – Sunday Lineup

31st July 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The 39th Annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Fesitval Included in the weekends lineup are three concerts taking place in the Abbey Arts Centre. Weekend tickets can be purchased as well as tickets for individual nights. The tickets are available from ticketmaster – Sunday 31st July at the Abbey Arts Centre - 8pm - The Young Irelanders The Young Irelanders comprises eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins. Although still in their 20’s…

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October 2016

“The Girl with the Beret: Songs From a Witness Statement”

2nd October 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Girl with The Beret : Songs From a Witness Statement Written and Composed by Kathryn O’Callaghan. Performed by Kathryn O’Callaghan and the Donegal Camerata String Ensemble, with Kevin Murphy, Seamus Devenney, Declan McClafferty, Tim Jarvis and Martin Smyth. The Girl with The Beret is a suite of newly composed songs by Inishowen songwriter Kathryn O’Callaghan, which have been inspired by her Great-Grand Aunt, Catherine Rooney (Byrne), a member of Cumann na mBan and the first woman to enter the…

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Poems, Songs and Stories

9th October 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Poems, Songs and Stories with Elizabeth Reapy, Imelda Maguire, Anthony Glavin, Kate Dempsey, Rosie Carney and Sarah Cullen. Elizabeth (EM) Reapy’s debut novel, Red Dirt, has just been published by London publishing house, Head of Zeus. A thriller inspired by the author’s backpacking trip around Australia in 2011, the novel’s events unfold in the context of the 88 days of Outback farm-work that  backpackers, including many Irish, are required to do to qualify for a second year holiday visa.  A native…

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November 2016

Allingham Concert

5th November 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

THIS YEAR'S ALLINGHAM CONCERT PROMISES ANOTHER WONDERFUL NIGHT OF MUSIC WITH PERFORMANCES FROM NIALL GALLAGHER, NIAMH CURRID, SIOBHAN CALPIN, AMY GILLEN, AND A HEADLINE SET BY KIERAN QUINN. KIERAN QUINN Kieran Quinn will take to the Abbey stage to headline our Saturday night Allingham Concert. Over the past number of years, Kieran has developed a strong musical brand beyond his home-town of Sligo. His now-renowned theme nights showcase a wide range of Sligo’s musical talent and often feature up to…

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December 2016

Christmas Pantomime – Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

11th December 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 17th December 2016 @ 10:30 pm

Abbey Arts Productions presents….. Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood” Pantomime Sun 11th Dec. Matinee 5pm Mon 12th Dec – Thurs 15th Dec 8pm Nightly Sat 17th Dec 3pm Matinee & 8pm We are delighted to announce or 2016 pantomime “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood” written by Ben Croker. “Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood” delivers everything you've come to expect from a Roses pantomime, and so much more; a gallant hero, a…

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February 2017

The Wedding Singer – Meet the Cast

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MEET OUR CAST FOR THE WEDDING SINGER!! Introducing Robbie Hart: John Larkin John is back with Ballyshannon Musical Society this year playing the rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart, New Jersey's favourite wedding singer. A real ‘nice guy' that has the classic lead singer aura and personality. In love with love, he's the life of the party - until his own fiancé leaves him at the altar. Last years audiences will remember John for his truly outstanding performance as Gomez, the passionate…

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Wedding Singer 25th Feb – 4th March

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - March 4 @ 10:30 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map

Ballyshannon Musical Society Presents ”The Wedding Singer” Tuesday 28th – Saturday 4th March. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie. The year was 1985. The Place is New Jersey. A wannabe rock star (aka a professional wedding singer) is left at the altar and finally changes his tune.  The Wedding singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.

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March 2017

Belcanto Spring Concert 25th March 8pm

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spring Concert - Bel Canto, Cór Craobhaigh and friends Saturday 25th March 8pm Admission €10 - Call Abbey Arts Centre 0719851375 to book your tickets This will be an evening not to be missed. Bel Canto, Cór Craobhaigh and friends will stage a Nostalgic Evening of Music and Song in the Abbey Theatre Ballyshannon. The Spring Concert is a special night as all of the performers are from the Ballyshannon area. Bel Canto Bel Canto choral group was formed in…

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June 2017

Launch Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival June 22nd

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map
Free Event

Launch Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival Our launch night includes a drinks reception and refreshments at 8pm, music from Tenekee Station Big Band – singers Colin & Nicola Gillen performing songs from Irish, American folk & Country songs passed down through the generations, our launch welcomes special guests including Eddie Lynch on Piano, Seamie O’Dowd on Fiddle, Guitar & Harmonica, Kenny Donagher on Accordion, Peter Gallagher Guitar, Dave Carty on Bass bringing a choice selection of traditional tunes and…

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October 2017

Bluestacks Festival Present Night of Notions 5th Oct @ 8pm €8/€5

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bluestacks Festival Present a Night of Notions. Music by Lemoncello, Hatchlings, Alfi. Poetry by Stephen Clarke, Grace Kiernan. Thursday 5th October 8pm €8/€5 A Night of Notions is an evening of original Music and Spoken Word curated by Mountcharles musician Conor Cunningham, featuring artists and performers from the Common Grounds Collective, among them Eamonn Travers from Ballyshannon and Claire Kinsella from Letterkenny. The Common Grounds Collective is a Maynooth-based arts collective, who have been showcasing some of Ireland’s most inspiring…

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