Music

Soprano Trish Goggins & Guests Lunchtime Charity Concert

In aid of Wexford Marine Watch & Wexford Mental Health Association.  Join Trish for an hour of beautiful music for a worthy cause.

The Friary Church

24th Oct 13:00 – 14:00 Tickets: €15.00 (E)

 

Wexford Male Voice Choir Group 2Wexford Male Voice Choir – Live @ Lunchtime

Wexford Male Voice Choir will perform a special concert in the Spiegeltent on Wexford Quay.

Spiegeltent Wexford Quay Front

25th Oct Doors open 13:30 Show starts at 14:00 Tickets: €10 (B) (T)

 

Folk OrchestraWexford Folk Orchestra Concert & Guests

An entertaining evening of folk music, song and verse.

Riverbank House Hotel

22nd Oct 19:30 Tickets: €10 (D)

 

Wexford Festival SingersWexford Festival Singers

Classical Choral Concert including Dvorak Mass in D.

Rowe Street Church, Wexford

1st Nov 15:00 Tickets: €15 (D) (G)

 

Church Lady's IslandOur Lady’s Island Organ Recital

Lady’s Island is once again having its Fringe event of the Wexford Opera Festival after a lapse of eight years.  The 2015 event features European renowned Richard Dunster-Sigtermans who is an accompanist, conductor, educator and examiner.  He has worked in the world of church music since the age of 15, including posts at the Queens Chapel of the Savoy and Bath Abbey.  One of the many pieces he will play is Handel – Water Music Suite which will be very appropriate for the magnificent setting of our Pugin Church overlooking the Druidic/Christian Island and magnificent lake with its flora and fauna.

Church of the Assumption, Our Lady’s Island

1st Nov 14:30 Tickets: €10 (E) (O) (D)

 

Musician & Logo Image Musici IrelandPostponed due to unforeseen circumstances. For more information and concert details: www.musici.ie

Musici Ireland presents Guitar Music by Boccherini and Vivaldi with Guitarist David Creevy

Musici Ireland return to the Wexford Fringe Festival for their 4th consecutive year with a concert of Classical Guitar Music.  Following another outstanding year of performances including sell out concerts in Wexford, Dublin and Meath, and their debut live broadcast on lyric FM, Musici Ireland return home to play with David Creevy, formerly of the Dublin Guitar Quartet.

Musici Ireland have gained a reputation for world class performances, with stellar line-ups.  This concert is a wonderful opportunity to see some of Irelands top string players.  Programme:Mia Cooper and Anita Vedres –Violin, Beth McNinch –Viola, Grainne Hope and Ailbhe McDonagh –Cello, David Creevy -Guitar

Rowe Street Church

26th Oct 15:00 Tickets: €15/€10 conc. Children under 16 Free (D) (E)

 

Whitford Original LogoMusic at Whitford House Hotel

17th Oct 22:15 – 00:15 Derek Cunningham

18th Oct 18:00 – 20:00 Rob Weldon

18th Oct 21:00 – 23:30 John Flood

23rd Oct 21:30 – 23:30 Stuart Byrne

24th Oct 22:15 – 00:15 Des Browne

25th Oct 18:00 – 20:00 Stephen Murphy

25th Oct 21:30 – 23:30 Jimmy Hogan

31st Oct 22:15-00:15 Blue Lace

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Maggie Mays ImageMaggie May’s Bar Gig Guide

16th Oct 22:30 – Panic Animal

18th Oct 21:30 – Trad/Ballad Session

19th Oct 21:30 – Borderline

22nd Oct 21.30 – Shane O Leary

23rd Oct 22:30 – Wrecking Ball

25th Oct 19:30 – Trad/Ballad Session

25th Oct 22:30 – Switch

26th Oct 21:30 – Trad/Ballad Session

30th Oct 21:30 – The Shindigs

1st Nov 21:30 – Trad/Ballad Session

Mon – Thurs 10:30 – 23:30 Fri – Sat 10:30 – 00:30 Sun 12:30 – 23:00 Open Bank Holiday Weekend (F)

 

The Busquitos Lunchtime Jazz from The Netherlands

Happy swingin’ music for all ages!

The Busquitos from The Netherlands play a very catchy mix of brilliantly played music, sung with an impressive Louis Armstrong like hoarse voice, and dazzling, funny entertainment that will put a smile on everyone’s face!  And if the time is right, they will mingle, wireless, and play a serenade, organize a limbo or line-dance, or get the audience to sing along to one of their catchy jazzy tunes.

Wexford Arts Centre

23rd Oct 13:00 Tickets: €10/€8 conc. (E)

 

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Thomas Moore Tavern, Cornmarket

‘Wexford’s Finest Food & Drink’

20th Oct 21:30 ‘TMT’ Trad Session

21st Oct 21:30 Stuart Burns

22nd Oct 21:30 Stuart Burns

23rd Oct 21:30 Mick Buggy

24th Oct 21:30 Helena Bates

25th Oct 21:30 Stuart Burns

27th Oct 21:30 ‘TMT’ Trad Session

28th Oct 21:30 Katie Wright

29th Oct 21:30 Stuart Burns

30th Oct 21:30 Family Affair

31st Oct 21:30 Stuart Burns

3rd Nov 21:30 ‘TMT’ Trad Session

See you there!

Open from 12:00 til late.(F)

 

Eleanor McEvoyEleanor McEvoy

Irish Songstress, multi-instrumentalist, bewitching live artiste, writer of classics ‘A Woman’s Heart’, ‘Sophie’, ‘Harbour’ and ‘The Secret of Living’ – performs her moving ‘Alone’ show.

Her latest album ‘Stuff’ described as “a standout” by the Irish Times also received rave reviews around the world “Sass and vulnerability are a rare combination that Eleanor McEvoy is capable of absolutely”.

Wexford Arts Centre

17th Oct 20:30 Tickets: €18/€16conc. (E)

 

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Two Wexford artists Justin Cullen and Dan Comerford return from some of the country’s biggest festivals to play their very own brand of dreampop & folk with their recently recorded debut single ‘Up to the Root’.

Wexford Arts Centre

16th Oct 20:30 Tickets: €10 (E)

 

Lunchtime Recitals

The very popular Lunchtime Recitals provide an insight into the artistic personality of some of the principal singers of the Festival and are a way to meet them in an informal setting.

St. Iberius Church

22nd , 23rd , 24th , 27th , 28th , 29th , 30th , 31st Oct 13:05 Tickets: €15 (A)

 

Gala Concert

The Gala Concert is one of the highlights of Wexford Festival Opera and features a collection of favourite party pieces from members of the Festival Company.  All proceeds go toward supporting the programmes of Wexford Festival Opera.

O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House

25th Oct 21:00 Tickets: €50-€80 (A)

 

Celebrity Recital; Tara Erraught

Dundalk-born mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught garners critical praise and enthusiastic audience acclaim wherever her increasingly busy international opera career takes her.  Tara came to worldwide attention in February 2011.  In 2010 she received the National Concert Hall, Dublin’s Rising Star Award.  She is the youngest recipient, and only the fifth musician, to have received this annual award since its instigation in 2000.  Tara performed with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin in March, 2015.  During the spring and summer of 2015 she will sing with the Hamburg Staatsoper, the Bayerische Staatsoper, Washington National Opera and in the Dominican Republic.

O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House

26th Oct 11:00 Tickets: €25 (A)

 

Piano Recital

The Tenth Dublin International Piano Competition took place between 15th and 26th May 2015.  Sixty-nine selected applicants from eighteen countries, including six from Ireland, competed in front of a panel of distinguished judges for monetary prizes and professional engagements.

The winner of the 2015 competition was Nathalia Milstein (18) from France.  Nathalia will begin a career with a number of important debut engagements that come with the first prize: Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the National Opera House, Wexford as part of Wexford Festival Opera.

O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House

31s Oct 11:00 Tickets: €25 (A)

 

The Busquitos Lunchtime Jazz from The Netherlands

Happy swingin’ music for all ages!

The Busquitos from The Netherlands play a very catchy mix of brilliantly played music, sung with an impressive Louis Armstrong like hoarse voice, and dazzling, funny entertainment that will put a smile on everyone’s face!  And if the time is right, they will mingle, wireless, and play a serenade, organize a limbo or line-dance, or get the audience to sing along to one of their catchy jazzy tunes.

Wexford Arts Centre

23rd Oct 13:00 Tickets: €10/€8 conc. (E)

 

St Iberius Charity Concert ImageSt Iberius’ Lunchtime Charity Concert:

The Wexford Tenor Trio, Fr Aodhán Marken, Fr Jim Fegan and Cllr George Lawlor with Guest Artists.

26th Oct 13:05 Tickets available from St Iberius’ Church 09:30 – 16:00 Daily:€12