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Féile Londubh 2017

Féile Londubh 2017

FRIDAY 28th APRIL 8pm – Ashford Heritage Centre

Festival Launch: Nell Regan (poet) & James Mahon (Uilllean Pipes/Flute (Kila, Afro-Celt Sound System) Ashford Heritage Centre, Ashford Village. 8pm. Free event but booking essential, you can book with eventbrite here.

SATURDAY 29TH APRIL 8pm – Nun’s Cross Church

Londubh Concert: Maire Heaney (poet), Jane Clarke (poet),
Elaine Agnew (composer), Sonamus, Children of Ashford NS


Cormac Breatnach – Whistles
Annette Cleary – Cello
Rachel Factor – Harpsichord
Eamon Sweeney – Guitars
Pre-Concert talk about the history of Nun’s Cross Church: Patricia Butler

€15/€12, Family (2+2): €30, you can book with eventbrite here

SUNDAY 30TH APRIL- Ashford Heritage Centre

Early Years Workshops: Eamon Sweeney (music) & Anna Newell (Drama)
10am: 1-2yr olds | 11am: 3-4yr olds | 12pm: 5-6yr olds
Ashford Heritage Centre, Ashford Village. 10am–1pm. Free event but booking essential.

Tickets available at Martsworth, Ashford; Bridge Street Books, Wicklow, or Email:

Culture Night 2016

Alchemy Music Presents

Culture Night

A varied musical evening for all ages and tastes

Friday 16th September, 7pm – 9pm

Nun’s Cross Church, Ashford, Co. Wicklow

Alchemy Music are delighted to host a free-of-charge Culture Night celebration of music for all the family!

Ashford-based Marta Nielsen is highly versatile musician comfortable performing jazz, tango, classical music on accordion and piano.

Subtle evolution defines Vyvienne Long’s musical work between her years collaborating and touring with Damien Rice and her transformation into a composer, songwriter and arranger in her own right. Admired as a compelling vocalist and songwriter of incisive wit, critics have drawn comparisons with Björk, Tori Amos and Joanna Newsome.

‘Vyvienne Long is a boldly inventive creator of silken riches’: RTE

All residents of Wicklow, Teach a’tSléibhe are the intertwining of three elements: singer, Ger Fitzgerald, whose eclectic range of songs will enthrall you in melody and lyric with a voice soft and clear as well water; the renowned and masterful uilleann piping of Joe McKenna; the uniquely expressive fiddle playing of Paul Bradley. Like the Mountains of Wicklow, Teach a’ tSléibhe are much more than the sum of their parts.

Alchemy & Kaleidoscope

Alchemy and Kaleidscope Night invite you to:

If music be the food of love…

Alchemy Concerts are a not-for-profit ‘Music in the Community’ Initiative

8pm, Saturday, 13 Februaury 2016
Nuns’ Cross Church, Ashford

Tickets: €16/€14
Under 12yrs: €5.

Spring is in the air and there is a rare musical treat in preparation for the eve of St Valentine’s Day. Renowned Dublin-based concert series, Kaleidsosope Night, is joining forces with Wicklow’s Alchemy Music Series to stage a concert of great variety and beauty – featuring Jazz, Renaissance and Baroque choral music, Cuban music, Traditional Irish music. Vocal group The Stickleback Singers will join Jazz guitar genius Mike Nielsen and Alchemy regulars, Sonamus, featuring Cormac Breatnach (whistles) Annette Cleary (cello), Rachel Factor (harpsichord) and Eamon Sweeney (guitars).
Music on the night will include Elizabethan song by Renaissance musicians, John Dowland and Thomas Morley; a setting of The Song of Songs by 17th-century composer Heinrich Schutz, George Gershwin’s Someone to watch over me, original compositions by Mike Nielsen, Traditional Irish music, Turlough O’Carolan, and more.
Taking place in the beautiful Nun’s Cross Church the atmospheric music will be enhanced by candlelight, discrete stage lighting, the subtle skill of esteemed sound engineer, Adrian Hart…. and a nice cup of tea or coffee.

Love to see you there!

Supported by The Arts Council, Wicklow County Council & the Wicklow Arts Office


Samhain 8pm, Saturday, 21 November 2015, Nun’s Cross Church, Ashford.

A concert featuring:
Sonamus + special guests The Degani Ensemble

Venue: Nun’s Cross Church, Ashford, Wicklow

Tickets: Tickets: €15/€12; Under 12yrs: €5.
Available: and on the door

Alan Smale (violin)
Ruby Ashley (oboe)
Sonamus members
Cormac Breatnach: Whistles
Annette Cleary: Cello
Rachel Factor: Harpsichord
Eamon Sweeney: Early & Classical Guitars

Description: As the nights lengthen Alchemy Music Series presents its final concert of the 2015 Season. The Alchemy team is delighted to welcome some outstanding Wicklow-based musicians – Alan Smale (violin) & and Ruby Ashley (oboe) will join Alchemy regulars, the group Sonamus, featuring Cormac Breatnach (whistles) Annette Cleary (cello), Rachel Factor (harpsichord) and Eamon Sweeney (guitars).
The evening will feature a wonderful mix of music including – music from the movies The Mission & The Deerhunter, Traditional Irish music, Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto, Turlough O’Carolan, and Handel.

Greystones residents, Alan Smale and Ruby Ashley, were respectively Leader of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra for 20 years and former Principal Cor Anglais with the National Symphony Orchestra and Principal Oboe with Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Sonamus have been featured this month on TG4’s Arts Programme, Imeall and their new album has been CD of the week on RTE Lyric FM’s Blue of the Night programme.

Taking place in the beautiful Nun’s Cross Church the atmospheric music will be enhanced by candlelight, discrete stage lighting and the subtle skill of esteemed sound engineer, Ben Rawlins.

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