Annmarie O'Riordan hails from the wonderfully picturesque Barony of Duhallow in County Cork. As a seven-year-old Annmarie joined the Millstreet branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann and competed in Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Scór and similar competitions winning both provincial and national titles. While she enjoyed participating in the various cultural competitions her heartfelt desire to sing just for the love of singing led her away from competitions focusing more on exploring the songs she enjoyed most and loved to share these with appreciative listeners.
Annmarie's wonderfully distinctive singing voice has become superbly recognisable not only at national level here in Ireland but increasingly on a much wider international scale.Lee Valley Enterprise Board are delighted to welcome Annmarie to the stage on Friday 5th October at 8.30pm at the Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom. Be sure to come along for a great night guaranteed!
Date: Friday 5th October 2018
Time: 8.30 pm
Date: 12th/13th/14th October 2018
Time: 8 pm (12th & 13th) 3pm on Sunday 14th October
Tickets: Adults €15 / €10 Students & Children
Carrigadrohid Tidy Towns promise a Gala night of all Canovee/Carrigadrohid Talent. You are guaranteed a night with a great variety of entertainment and variety with Comedy, Music, Song and Story Telling... This show is not to be missed!
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: Adults €12 / €8 Students & Children
Lee Valley Enterprise Board are delighted to welcome musical duo Jim Murray & Seamus Begley back to the Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom on Friday 9th November. Macroom's own Jim Murray is one of Ireland’s finest guitarists and his formidable reputation has been established as a player of traditional music - both as a melody player and as an accompanist. Over the last decade, Jim has combined a wide range of music and influences to create a unique and exciting modern sound in guitar accompaniment bringing it to the ‘now’. Jim plays regularly as a member of Sharon Shannon’s band and has also recorded with Frankie Gavin, Mike McGoldrick, Altan, Mary Black and many other traditional musicians.Accordion player and singer Séamus Begley is one of the most popular Irish traditional musicians, coming as he does from one of the most musically acclaimed Irish families. He plays with an energy that is alarming, bringing a frisky spontaneity to his box-playing, belting out jigs, slides and polkas with rapid sprays of reckless ornamentation before making a sudden key change into a bitter-sweet air, sung or played on the accordion. He has toured extensively with Jim Murray, Altan, Steve Cooney and Mary Black to name but a few
Directed by Michael Scot, the production stars television favourite Mary McEvoy known for her role as Biddie in the longrunning RTE series GLENROE. Irish Actor and comedian Jon Kenny who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt joins Mary to complete the cast. Kenny is also best known outside Ireland for appearing in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.
The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses “The Matchmaker” as an exploration of rural loneliness.
Aware that generations of people became masters of their own destinies late in life, and only then began to look for companionship and love, once their duties as minder of aging parents were concluded or they had finally inherited or were the left-over brother or sister.
Using his inimitable way with words and his one sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely county people and creates a marvellously colourful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders. The show is directed by Michael Scott.
Be sure to book early, a great night of comedy, laughter, and entertainment …not to be missed.
Macroom Senior Citizens Sullane Project Presents Jim Reeves in the Friday night Songbook.
They call him “Gentleman Jim”, Who can forget Jim Reeves’, warm velvet voice and those heart-breaking songs?
“I love you because” traces the intimate story of Jim Reeves, from his early days as a rising baseball star to the smooth-voiced singer who brought country music into the pop charts and sold millions of records all around the world.
Featuring “I won’t forget you”, “Four Walls”, “He’ll have to go”, “I love you because”, “Distant Drums”,
Friday night Songbook brings you another unforgettable evening of nostalgia and bitter-sweet memories. This one you simply cannot miss!
Time: 8 pm
It’s Christmas time. There’s no need to be afraid. Or maybe there is….
In a world where Christmas is getting less Christmassy, The Nuala’s hit Macroom with a dangerously Christmassy show. Expect to be battered about the head with hilarious seasonal chat, expect to be boxed around the ears with scintillating vocal harmonies, and ultimately expect to be beaten to a pulp of Christmas cheer by Ireland’s sequined queens of musical comedy. Make The Nualas Christmas Glam Slam your big Christmas night out and you, too, could have the most dangerous Christmas ever!