THE Briery Gap Theatre is delighted to welcome Irish singer/songwriter Paddy Casey on Saturday 1st November. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Paddy got his first guitar when he was 11 or 12 years old and left home to start busking and gigging. At The age of about 24 Paddy was approached by an A&R scout from Sony and went on to spent about 3 days in Sun Studios, Dublin, recording 11
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The Briery Gap Theatre Group present Unforgiven, a hilarious comedy, written by Irish writer, John McDwyer and directed by Michael Twomey. A real circus of a play, Unforgiven is a laugh a minute exposition of Irish rural life, where nothing is ever as it seems! The comedy follows two men, PJ and his brother Seamus who are awaiting their father’s death while their neighbour Mary is nursing her mother through
THE Briery Gap in Macroom is set to welcome two of Ireland’s best loved singer-songwriters next month, with Jimmy McCarthy on Saturday 4th October and Tommy Fleming on Friday 10th October. Following a capacity audience at Briery Gap’s re-launch last year, Jimmy McCarthy will return to Macroom to perform with his ‘Prophecy / Conspiracy’ tour. Having written songs for major Irish artists such as Christy Moore, Mary Black, Mary Coughlin
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Sulan Film Society, Macroom. Dedicated to bringing films that range from artistic to deeply moving true stories, the Film Society caters for the alternative movie goer who seeks more than the usual glossy blockbuster! Films selected by Sulan Film Society take real life situations and dramas and portray them as fairly and accurately as possible, whilst maintaining a strong storyline.
Declan O’Rourke was a latecomer to the Dublin singer-songwriter scene. But, in his mid-twenties, within months of discovering Dublin’s bustling songwriter open-mic circuit, O’Rourke found himself in the mix with the likes of Paddy Casey, Gemma Hayes, Damian Rice and many other Irish singer-songwriters. In 2004, Declan released his debut album, Since Kyabram. ‘Galileo (Someone Like You),’ his debut single, has been covered by numerous artists including Josh Groban, and
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 area some three miles east of Millstreet, Co. Cork in the renowned Barony of Duhallow.
AS a special treat, the Briery Gap in Macroom will be screening “The Lego Movie” for its younger patrons totally FREE! The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world.
THE line-up has just been announced for this month’s Sullane Sessions, a new acoustic concert series taking place in Macroom’s Briery Gap Theatre. Programmed by local musician and promoter, Colm O’Herlihy, Sullane Sessions has quickly established itself as a platform for some of country’s finest acts including Katie Kim, Oliver Cole and The Shaker Hymn among others. This month sees a selection of exciting and eclectic international acts coming to
THE Briery Gap’s new music series “Sullane Sessions” got underway on Saturday 24th May with the enchanting Katie Kim and guest Joan Shelley. The series aims to provide a platform for upcoming musical talent from at home and abroad. The series continues on Saturday, 13th June with Oliver Cole, born and raised in County Meath but has spent the past number of years in Dublin, where he writes, records, plays
MACROOM’S Briery Gap has announced that for this month only there will be free admission to three great movies to allow people to share the experience of the recently refurbished cinema.
This year, Briery Gap is delighted to present The Sound of Music, one of the world’s most loved and cherished musicals. Based on a true story, The Sound of Music is the masterful retelling of the Family von Trapp singers with music and lyrics from Rodgers and Hammerstein that will transport patrons to the hills of Austria and into the home of the von Trapp family.
FOLLOWING on from its critically acclaimed sell out tour in 2013, CallBack presents Fred & Alice – Love in the time of OCD at the Briery Gap, Macroom on April 13th as part of a new national tour, details of the tour can be found on www.callbacktheatre.com. It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world is it? But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you
THIS weekend Briery Gap Cultural Centre is proud to host the 14th annual The festival was founded in 2001 and is aimed at encouraging the artistic skills of students during the non-exam year.
LEADING Irish soprano Cara O’Sullivan will perform a one-off concert at Macroom’s Briery Gap Theatre on February 22nd next. O’Sullivan has become an artist with an impeccable operatic pedigree and has risen to prominence as one of Ireland’s leading sopranos.
The Castle Hotel and The Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom have united to offer a truly unique Wedding Venture, have you ever dreamt of being Angelina Jolie on your wedding day and that your partner could be Brad Pitt, well now, here is your chance to take centre stage and even choose your own cast. The merging of these two established venues now presents couples with a romantic, theatrical,
A FEAST of hilarious laughter, wonderful singing, spectacular costumes and amazing sets are on the menu for this year’s favourite fairy story, “The Babes in the Wood.” Briery Gap is now in its 14th year of producing one of the best Panto’s in the country, with a cast of over 100 this year’s production promises to be even bigger and better than before – oh no it isn’t –
JACK Lukeman (Jack L) comes to the newly refurbished Briery Gap Theatre, Macroom for an eagerly anticipated return date on Friday 18 October. He sold out on his last visit, so better to get them ASAP!
Theatre February 1st February @ 8.00 pm Conal Gallen Comedian
Theatre February 1st February @ 8.00 pm Conal Gallen Comedian Tickets €25 Saturday 2nd February @ 8.00 pm
Cinderella Due to popular demand we would like to announce that an extra performance of the most popular fairy tale of all time “Cinderella” will take place on Sunday 6th January @ 3.00 pm.
Theatre Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th December St Mary’s Secondary School Transition Year present Keeping Up With the Convent Tickets €10
Theatre Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th November @ 8.00pm Message in a Bottle: Titanic! Devised by Helen Hallissey
Theatre Out of Time Theatre Company presents on Saturday 20th October @ 8.30 pm The Last Train From Holyhead No interval. Duration 1¼ hours. Starring Dave Duffy (Fair City), Stephen Gorman (Leap Year) and Deirdre Jones (Ripper Street) Produced by Deirre Jones Directed by Blayne Kelly
Theatre Saturday 8th September @ 8.30 pm The Great Hunger by Patrick Kavanagh The misery, deprivations and loneliness of an Irish rural esistence are brought to life in Jack Healy’s performance of Patrick Kavanagh’s epic poem, “The Great Hunger”, directed by Ger Fitzgibbon.
Culture Night will take place in Briery Gap on September 21st @ 8.00 PM The Running order is as follows: Johnny Creedon, A day in the life of Macroom Rob Bradstock, Gearagh Memories Hannie Corkery & Helen Willems, Muskerry Stories Blake Norton, Pyschosis John Vaughan, Victory
Theatre Monday 27th August @ 7.00 pm Good Old Days Rehearsal A rehearsal for the Briery Gap in-house production of “The Good Old Days” will take place on Monday 27th August @ 7.00 pm Please note change of date. All are welcome. Sunday 2nd September @ 8.00pm
Saturday, August 18th, 8.30 pm Heart to Heart Band Featuring Gloria of “One Day at a Time” fame, Sheila Fitzgearld & Mike Sheehan (Heart to Heart Band). Scottish singing sensation Johnny Bremner, and special guest Fr Martin McCormack, who is just back from the missions in Africa, for a fabulous evening of Country, Irish, and uplifting spiritual songs at the the Briery Gap Theatre
THE Briery Gap is proud to present a Summer season of film which launches on July 4th. The films will be running every Wednesday through out the summer until July 11th. The films will start at 8:30pm, admission is only €5, season ticket available for the 9 films @ €25.
AFTER the phenomenal success of Oklahoma and Showboat, Kevin Hough returns to the Briery Gap to direct the much loved musical comedy Calamity Jane. With classic tunes such as ‘Secret Love’, ‘The Black Hills of Dakota’ and ‘The Windy City’ made famous by Doris Day, it is guaranteed to be a fun filled entertaining evening which will have the audience singing along.
COMEDIAN Conal Gallen will be performing at the Briery Gap, Macroom on Thursday March 1st next. Before he achieved his first ever double platinum album with the Live & full of it, Conal had taken the Irish comedy scene by storm. His outstanding sense of comic timing, his tremendous singing voice and dynamic stage presence make him a favourite with audiences in all places and of all ages. As he