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June 2016

Launch of the Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

30th June 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Launch of the Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival  Starring ERDINI Thursday 30th June  8pm The launch of the 2016 Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival, the longest running Folk & Traditional Music Festival in Ireland, will take place in the Abbey Arts Centre on Thursday 30th June.  With drinks reception and refreshments at 8pm the night will include music from Bel Canto and a full concert with Erdini, which is a 6 piece Donegal group featuring everything from folk,…

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July 2016

Launch Night

28th July 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

LAUNCH OF THE 39TH BALLYSHANNON FOLK AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Thursday 28th July, 8pm Come along on Thursday 28th for the Launch of Barry Britton's Art Exhibition at 8pm with a wine reception followed by Erdini in concert here at the Abbey Arts Centre. The exhibit will run throughout the Ballyshannonon Folk and Traditional Music Festival until Sunday 31st July from 11am to 11pm daily. Everyone is welcome to attend so please feel free to bring friends and family along.…

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

29th 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 – http://www.ticketmaster.ie/Ballyshannon-Folk-Traditional-Music-Festival-tickets/artist/1728352 Friday 29th July at the Abbey Arts Centre – 8pm - The Blackwater Céilí Band The Blackwater Céilí Band was formed in 2015, in the Clogher Valley region of South Tyrone. The band takes its name from…

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

30th 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 – http://www.ticketmaster.ie/Ballyshannon-Folk-Traditional-Music-Festival-tickets/artist/1728352 Saturday 30th July at the Abbey Arts Centre – 8pm - Ralph McTell One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, is now celebrating almost 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is…

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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 – http://www.ticketmaster.ie/Ballyshannon-Folk-Traditional-Music-Festival-tickets/artist/1728352 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
€10

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
€5

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
€10

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

22nd February 2017 @ 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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