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VocaJazz – Ardú Vocal Ensemble

Fresh from their success at the Irish International A Cappella Festival, Ardú return home to An Táin Theatre and Arts Centre, Dundalk for an evening of jazz!

Accompanied by a Jazz trio of piano, double bass and drums, the solo voices of Ardú combine to create a unique re-styling of all your favourite jazz classics. The programme will include Mack The Knife (Kurt Weill), My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone), Perdido (Juan Tizol), Libertango (Pizzolla), and Mr Bojangles (Jeff Walker) to name but a few!

All ages welcome – Booking highly recommended!

Tickets €15/12 available now from antain.ie

Ardú Vocal Ensemble

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America Nova – An Evening of A Cappella Music inspired by American Culture

Ireland’s premier contemporary a cappella ensemble and An Táin Arts Centre’s vocal ensemble in residence bring their America Nova programme to Dundalk. Featuring music that has been influenced by, or has directly influenced, American culture over the past century.

This beautiful concert features the debut solo performance of the Ardú Apprentices – seven of the most talented ensemble students from Dundalk Institute of Technology – who have been working with Ardú throughout the year.

Accompanied on piano by Brian Connor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra, the wide-ranging repertoire includes well known music by the likes of Billy Joel, Ben E King and
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Irish Augustinians Come and See – March 2017

The Irish Augustinians invite single men (aged 18-45) who are interested in learning more about our way of life. Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April More info: Contact Fr Colm OSA, Tel: 0868845747 augustinianvocations@hotmail.com

 

Dance Kids’ celebrate ‘December Delights’ success

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Freda Hearty and the Dance Kids have once again exceeded expectations and delighted audiences with their Christmas show ‘December Delights’. The talented Dance Kids aged from just four years danced and sang their hearts out last weekend when ‘December Delights’ took to An Tàin Arts Centre stage and brought the house down; with delighted audiences declaring it “the best show yet”.

With two sold out shows, the audience enjoyed an excerpt from the hugely popular ‘Wizard of Oz’ as well as many favourites such
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Dance Kids proudly present ‘December Delights’

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The Dance Kids are back once more with their Christmas show ‘December Delights’ which takes place on the 29th and 30th of December in An Tàin Arts Centre.

‘December Delights’ is jam packed full of all your Christmas favourites as well as an excerpt from the ‘Wizard of OZ. The talented dancers will also be performing to many favourites such as Alice in Wonderland, Chicago and Motown to name just a few that are guaranteed to have audiences of every age dancing and singing along in their seats.

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Conference on Ethnic & Minority Entrepreneurship

Creative Spark is a partner in ENTER – Enterprise in Interface project. The ENTER project is supported under the EU Erasmus+ programme to examine the role of entrepreneurship and enterprise in interface areas. The purpose of the project is to learn about initiatives in interface areas and share knowledge across Europe, to identify how enterprise, social enterprise and business activities can facilitate positive engagement between people from different communities.

This conference at Creative Spark will examine the topic of international and migrant workers in Ireland and ethnic and minority entrepreneurship. Our panel of speakers will address issues including the experience of being an ethnic or
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Scorch at An Táin Arts Centre

The award winning ‘Scorch’ comes to An Táin Arts Centre on Friday 23rd September at 8:00pm

For those who don’t feel like they’re in the right life, online is a place to be yourself.

“Happiness. Aching, constant, consuming- on there it’s more real than real life. I’m honest on there. I’m being honest.”

Out in the real world though, things can be very different. A story of first love through the eyes of a gender-curious teen Scorch examines how the human story often gets lost amidst the headlines.

Inspired by recent court cases Scorch won Best New Play at the 2015 Irish Times Irish Theatre
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Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants Tour

“Big Animals are my passion.” That’s how multi-award winning cameraman, Doug Allan (Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Ocean Giants, Wild Cameraman at Work) introduces his new show – In the Company of Giants. What’s it like to face a hungry polar bear and its cubs as they emerge from their den? Or to swim eye to eye with an enormous Southern Right Whale? How do you look for killer whales in vast reaches of the seas around Antarctica?

Join Doug for an unforgettable evening of extraordinary animal adventures and unique wildlife film footage. Ask Doug questions about his encounters and travels, and discover what it’s like
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Comhaltas ‘Summer Shows’ 2016 in Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol.

Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol Summer SessionsEnjoy an evening of Traditional Music, Song, Dance & Storytelling at the Comhaltas Seisiún ‘Summer Shows’ in Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol 8pm July 21 | 28 August 4 | 11 | 25 Tickets are available from Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol or on the door +353 42 9328887 info@orielcentre.ie www.orielcentre.ie/whats-on/oriel-centre-events/

Seisiún is a staged thematic performance of authentic Irish traditional culture, which provides a unique experience for holidaymakers and all lovers of traditional music during the months of July
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Meet & Display showcasing vintage Volkswagen Campers & Beetles – Sat 9th July

Classic Volkswagen Beetle cars & camper vans in Dundalk.

Classic Volkswagen Beetle cars & camper vans in Dundalk.

A convoy of classic Volkswagen Beetle cars & camper vans will descend on Market Square ‪#‎Dundalk between 1-4pm this Saturday.  This year’s Meet & Display Showcase of the iconic vehicles will include a family from Belgium visiting Dundalk as part of a tour of Ireland.  Local Volkswagen enthusiasts want to make sure that they receive a real ‘Cead Mile Failte’ on their stop in Dundalk so be sure
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