Monday 23 October 2017

Showband star Tony Kenny celebrates album success with special concerts

Tony Kenny, the former showband frontman and the star of Joseph & His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and West Side Story, will perform a series of special concerts to celebrate the huge success of his latest album, The Collection. The singer will be performing live in concert on Saturday, May 15 at The Cork Opera House; Thursday, May 20 at The National Concert Hall, Dublin; Friday, May 21 at the Forum Theatre, Waterford, and Thursday, June 10 at The Civic Theatre in Tallaght.

Top experts for dementia conference

A conference entitled 'Behaviours as an Expression of Communication in Dementia' will take place in The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, on Tuesday, May 11.

The conference, which feature speakers and experts from Ireland and the UK, will be officially opened by Older People and Health Promotion Minister Aine Brady. Ms Brady will also present Sonas awards to three nursing homes: Tara Care Centre, Wicklow; Blainroe Lodge Nursing Home, Wicklow; and Marian House, Mayo. To book a place, contact Sonas apc on (01) 260-8138, email, or see

'Faust' flick kicks off events at square

From the people that brought you Dartmouth Square, Dublin, a community success story, comes The Fabulous Fitzwilliam Fiver Flicks.

Classic German movie Faust with accompanying live soundtrack by 3epkano kicks off events on Thursday, May 13 in Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2.

It is the first in a series of films and summer events, including theatre performances, live gigs, health and yoga weekends. For further details, contact Peter O'Brien on (086) 823-5883, or

Jazz festival returns for 11th year

The Bray Jazz Festival continues in the Co Wicklow seaside town this weekend. Now in its 11th year, it will feature The Newpark Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra today and Wayne Krantz Trio with Michael Buckley's Dublin Standard Time.

Feile Na Bealtaine climax tonight

THE 16th Feile Na Bealtaine reaches its climax in Dingle, Co Kerry, tonight with the Brendan the Navigator concert in St Mary's Church at 8pm -- the first half of which, Granuaile, features singer Rita Connolly followed by The Brendan Voyage by Shaun Davey. The Feile, which has its origin in pagan times, ends tomorrow with the traditional gathering of the sheep.

Pulling pints at Shanghai Porterhouse

It will be no Shanghai surprise if hostess Hayley Rock, above, makes it to the vibrant Chinese city which brewer Oliver Hughes describes as "New York on steroids".

Mr Hughes and his partners, who own the Porterhouse pub chain, have already consigned container loads of Wrasslers and Oyster stout and assorted Dublin-brewed beer to China for the grand opening of the Shanghai Porterhouse as part of the mammoth Shanghai World Expo 2010 which began yesterday.

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