BIG screen legend Patrick Bergin is set to star in Ireland’s first musical murder mystery and an adaptation of a best-selling book written by Michael Sheridan. ‘Murder at Shandy Hall’ is the first major production to be hosted by The Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom, County Cork, since the building was damaged by fire in May. The musical opens in the company’s temporary home, The Riverside Park Hotel in the
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Saturday 24th September at 8:30pm – Tickets €25 Ireland’s Ambassador of Comedy Conal Gallen is returning to Macroom with his hilarious new one man stand up show, Only Joking, which is jam-packed with hilarious jokes, stories and songs which will have you in stitches from start to finish! Conal has been writing a whole set of brand new material along with some firm fan favourites to give his audience, what
After a turbulent number of months, the outlook is now brighter for Briery Gap as a bumper Autumn/Winter programme will begin shortly. We would like to sincerely thank the whole community and local businesses for their help, encouragement and assistance during this time. This help has enabled us to continue our cinema programme at the Castle Hotel, open a new Box Office just four doors up from the Briery Gap
THE Briery Gap is delighted to announce that our new Box Office is now open at South Square Macroom, four doors up from the Briery Gap Building. We have an exciting array of shows lined up for the coming months ranging from the musical genius of Frankie Gavin & De Danann to the Theatrical event of the year, Murder at Shandy Hall, Ireland’s first Musical Murder Mystery starring screen legend
THE show will go on as they say! Thanks to the speedy and generous help from our community, the Briery Gap Theatre is looking forward to a bright new future.
FOLLOWING a damaging fire at Macroom’s Briery Gap Theatre, the much loved institution that has strong community support across mid and west Cork has issued a statement thanking the local community and emergency services and has stated that the cultural programme will continue at alternative venues while repairs are carried out.
Oiche Dramaíochta le Aisteoirí Chúil Aodha Thursday May 19th at 8:30pm – Tickets €8 Briery Gap Theatre is celebrating Irish Culture this May with two special events, the first being an evening of dramaíocht as Gaeilge with Aisteoirí Chúil Aodha who have been performing annual productions for many years.
TO celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2016 Briery Gap Theatre will be screening the Oscar nominated Amhrán na Mara (Song of the Sea) on March 14th at 10:30am for school groups, and at 8:30pm later that day for the general public.
PATRICK O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s premier Country Music performers. Originally from Dunmanway, he shot to fame after winning TG4’s talent show ‘Glór Tíre’ in 2009.
THE Ahakeera Drama Group from near Dunmanway have has been on the go for over thirty years now. They present a three act play without fail every year and always entertain their audience with a good comedy. They achieve this with their mix of new young talent and the much experienced members of the cast.
The much loved country sensation “Crystal Swing” will visit Briery Gap, Macroom on Friday 22nd January, along with Special Guest PJ Murrihy.
LOUISE Morrissey has long been regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest interpreters of song. In this acoustic concert at Briery Gap, Macroom on Monday 28th December, Louise will journey back in time and recall many memories from her many successful years with the highly acclaimed Folk Group The Morrisseys up to her present day repertoire.
THE Briery Gap are delighted to announce Christmas Pantomime 2015 “The Sleeping Beauty” from Saturday, December 12th. This is the first time this well-loved fairy-tale has been staged at Briery Gap and celebrates their 16th Panto Production with a cast and chorus of over 120 talented adults and children.
THE Briery Gap, Macroom is delighted to welcome the talented Killorglin Drama group to town with their production of “Callaghans Place” on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October at 8pm.
JOHNNY McEvoy has always been highly acclaimed for his excellent shows and his forthcoming nationwide concert tour is eagerly awaited by his legion of fans to celebrate the release of his first studio Album in 10 years “Basement Sessions 2”.
With a career spanning five decades, Red Hurley is one of the most successful solo male singers in Irish show-business history and remains one of Ireland’s best loved entertainers. Brian “Red” Hurley started singing in 1969 and has been recording and singing all over the world ever since. Principally known as a solo artist, he has also performed with various bands including, in his early career, some of Ireland’s top show bands.
THE Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom has been chosen as the only venue in Cork to host the Comhaltas Macalla na hÉireann 2015 on Tuesday, October 20th from 8pm. Each year the National Tour assembles a fine mix of established artists together with up-and-coming young stars drawn from all four Provinces of Ireland. These are blended together into a fast-moving and colourful show which appeals to both the connoisseurs and peripheral
A charity film screening of “The Impossible” will take place on Sunday 4th October at 7pm at Briery Gap Cinema, Macroom. “The Impossible” tells the story of close-knit family Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons as they begin their winter vacation in Thailand in December 2004, but the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the
ALREADY establishing a truly distinctive and increasingly popular singing style in the world of traditional Irish music Annmarie O’Riordan hails from the wonderfully picturesque Rathcoole in the renowned Barony of Duhallow.
YES he’s back, Ireland’s ambassador of comedy Conal Gallen is back on stage solo with his hilarious new one man stand up show “A Laugh and a Half”. After taking over 18 months out to tour his hugely successful comedy play “A Bit On The Side”, Conal is back with what promises to be his best show yet, jam-packed with over two hours of hilarious jokes, stories and songs which
THE much loved fairy-tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears comes to life on the Briery Gap stage, Macroom, in an unforgettable production full of song and laughter on Sunday 23rd August at 3:00pm. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Ruff the Dog and Mr Bunny, perform live on stage, right before your eyes in this exciting and fun filled musical performance.
Briery Gap Community Group Events have been shortlisted for an award at the County Cork Mayor’s Community & Voluntary Awards on June 3rd 2015. The groups collectively include Youth Theatre, Christmas Pantomime and the annual Musical.
THE Briery Gap, Macroom is getting ready to host a FREE Concert with the Boston University Concert Band on Tuesday 26th May at 1am, as part of their Irish Tour. Under the direction of Dr Jennifer Bill, the Boston University Concert Band is a large concert ensemble comprised of approximately 50 members from a multitude of majors throughout the university. The concert band performs a diverse section of the wind
CELEBRATING 55 years on the road, Johnny Carroll returns to Macroom on Friday, 22nd May. The Man with the Golden Trumpet will be joined by the legendary ‘Say You Love Me’ singer and musician, Dessie O’Halloran for what promises to be a wonderful evening of all the golden oldies. Music knows no boundaries and that is certainly the case with Johnny Carroll and his band who play to suit
THIS year’s Briery Gap Musical “Oliver!” will begin on Friday 24th April for a run of just seven performances over two weekends. This is Briery Gap Player’s sixth spring musical, having already presented classics such as Oklahoma, Calamity Jane, Showboat and South Pacific. Last year’s production of “The Sound of Music” was so popular that Briery Gap was asked to perform at Cork’s iconic Everyman Theatre! The trip to Cork
FRESH from his win of ‘Best Solo Instrumentalist’ at the Sunday World country Music Awards in the City West Hotel, Dublin last week, Briery Gap is delighted to welcome Patrick O’Sullivan back to Macroom on Friday 13th February for what is sure to be another fantastic show! Patrick is a singer, musician and songwriter originally from Dunmanway, Co.Cork who shot to fame after winning TG4’s talent show ‘Glor Tire’ in 2009 and
THE Briery Gap is delighted to announce the long awaited return of the internationally celebrated talent that is Brian Kennedy to Macroom on Saturday 6th March. Brian Kennedy survived a childhood on the infamous Falls Road, West Belfast at the height of its hellish history against all the odds to carve an extraordinary career in Music. In his own words he says, “I shouldn’t have become a singer really, given
Fifteen years of tradition continues at Briery Gap this Christmas with Pantomime 2014: Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs
MACROOM’S Briery Gap celebrates 15 years of Panto this month with their first ever production of the much loved fairy tale “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs”. With a cast of over 150 this annual Christmas experience is sure to entertain all ages in the true spirit of Panto with all the characters from the story. From the beautiful Snow White to the Cruel Stepmother, Seven Dwarfs, The Dame, Fairy
“From a very young age, I wanted to be a performer,” says accordion legend and multi-instrumentalist Liam O’Connor. Born in Newmarket, Co. Cork, Liam O’Connor was raised in a family where music was not just a hobby, but a way of life. Cutting his musical teeth at the tender age of four, Liam excelled early and went on to join the family band, The O’Connor Family, at the age of
by Christina Cassidy EILISH O’Carroll, aka Winnie McGoogan from the award-winning Mrs Brown’s Boys, brings her comical and emotional one-woman show, Live Love Laugh to Macroom’s Briery Gap Theatre on Friday, November 14th next. Live Love Laugh is an emotional, comic tale of growing up in Dublin in the 1950s. Eilish was the second youngest in a family of 10 and always had an admiration for performing since