Entertainment Information

15th Celebratory Concert, Wednesday 14th August @ 8.30pm, Festival Marquee.

We kick off the 15th festival with a very specially conceived event which showcases two emerging and exciting young talents from this rich lakeside landscape., singer/songwriter Riona O’Madagain and Tenor Conor O’Meara blend a fusion of styles touching on all the senses.

This event is sponsored by Portumna Retirement Village Riona O’Madagain from Terryglass, Co. Tipperary has performed with Pauline Scanlon (of Lumiere) and Donnagh Hennessy (formerly of Lúnasa) and is currently recording an EP . Riona performs in various venues in Dingle and around Ireland and has recently performed in the Music Trail of Other Voices, Dingle. Conor O’ Meara, from Portumna, Co. Galway, is a 1st Year Music Student at DIT Conservatory of Music. He started his career in Oxmantown Singers, Birr with Deirdre Hanaffy as a boy soprano. Conor played lead roles in musicals with LYT and won the Boy Soprano Category in Feis Ceoil na hEireann. Conor later went on to win Ballinderry’s Got Talent in 2010 and sold over 3000 copies of his CD, with all proceeds going to Cancer Care West. Under the direction of his teacher, Emmanuel Lawler, he plans to continue his development focusing on classical and musical theatre repertoire.

Irish Folk Furniture

Terryglass Arts Festival is honoured to screen the award winning film ”Irish Folk Furniture” by internationally celebrated local film maker Tony Donoghue. The film is an animated documentary about repair and recycling in rural Ireland. In rural Ireland old hand painted furniture is often associated with hard times, with poverty and with a time many would rather forget. Because of this association much of the country’s furniture heritage lies abandoned in barns and sheds. In making this film, 16 pieces of abandoned folk furniture were restored and returned back into daily use.

14th August 2013 7.30pm  Official Launch in Terryglass Marquee

Sharmanka Travelling Circus, Shows every half hour daily from 15th - 18th August.

All the way from Glasgow, one of the highlights of this year’s festival is the exhibition “Travelling Circus” by Sharmanka. Mysterious and darkly humorous, the amazing kinetic sculptures present an eerily magical theatrical performance - whirring, clicking, buzzing and clanking into action to tell their story. Marvel at the mechanics, as a fantastical array of intricately carved wooden creatures, bears, birds, bell-ringers, monkeys, rats and elephants, narrate stories both comic and tragic, about the human spirit and the cycle of life and death. We advise that parents accompany young children.  

Thurs 11am-5pm | Fri 11am-5.30pm | Sat 11am-5.30pm | Sun 2pm-6pm

The Bee-Loud Glade, Thursday 15 August @ 9pm, The Derg Inn

How about a gig in which 4 amazingly multi-talented actors/musicians present a rocking musical cabaret performing famous and contemporary poetry? Wait!! Don’t be frightened away by the word ‘Poetry’! You’ve never seen anything like this show. Roger Gregg and The Bee-Loud Glade will rock the house with the likes of their spirited punk version of Yeats’s ‘The Lake Isle of Innishfree’, a rollicking reggae version of Molly Bloom’s soliloquy from Joyce’s Ulysses and their Goth version of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Harlot’s House’ – These, plus poems from some of the most exciting contemporary Irish writers as well as some classic international all-time hits are performed with gusto to bouncing pop, driving rock, and groovy jazz - all in The Bee-Loud Glade. “Roger Gregg is an award winning playwright, composer, audio-producer and actor. Over the past 31 years he has written for Crazy Dog Theatre, DYT, TEAM, The American National Audio Theatre Festival, Graffiti Theatre, and The Gaiety School of Acting. With backgrounds in both Theatre and Music, Angel Hannigan, Amilia Clarke-Stewart and John Cullen are all exceptionally talented multi-instrumentalists as well as graduates of the Gaiety School of Acting.”

Vladimir's Classical Twist

Vladimir Jablokov returns for one night only along with his peerless band of exemplary classical musicians to perform his unique, fresh hybrid of music old and new he calls ‘Classical Twist’. From Bach to Beatles, The Stones to Strauss – Vladimir’s superb virtuoso performances have delighted audiences. The Classical Twist show has wowed audiences the length and breath of the country this past year. Since then Vladimir has released his superb debut CD Classical Twist: The Album and has charmed viewers and listeners on The Late Late Show, RTE Radio 1, Lyric FM and many more. Vladimir is one of the best young musical talents currently playing in Ireland. ‘Classical Twist’ showcases a dynamic band of Slovak and Irish musicians taking familiar pieces from the world of both the classics and rock-pop; and reworking them into new, vibrant, exciting shapes.

14th August 2013 7.30pm  Official Launch in Terryglass Marquee

Down at the Quay, Entertainment & Fireworks, Saturday 17th August @ 8.30pm, Terryglass Quay

Join us for our annual celebration on the shores of Lough Derg at Terryglass Quay. With MC Bob Conway of Today FM, we have another feast of entertainment for you to enjoy this year. Come and enjoy the antics of Streetwise as they get up to their usual mischief and celebrate the magic of fire performance with Bridgets......something for all the family! Followed by the annual fireworks display after dark. Don’t forget to wrap up for the event and bring a brolly….just in case! Booking available on-line or from the Festival Box Office. Please note that places are limited.

Good Food Market & Craft Fair, Sunday August 18th from 2pm - 6pm

Come and see a demonstration, taste the Culinary delights that Tipperary has to offer or treat yourself to some of the original craft work exhibited and for sale during this year’s annual food and craft showcase. Pottery, wood turning, basket making, hurley making and lots more- a range of makers and artisans will be in Terryglass to showcase their work.

Music with Ebony, Sunday August 18th from 2pm - 4pm, Village Green

Joe Dolan, Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble and The Saw doctors to Paolo Nutini to name but a few. Featuring Sax, Clarinet, Trumpet, Guitar, Piano, Bass and Drum with four vocalists, Ebony are sure to get the final fling of the 15th festival off to a rocking start..

Goldilocks & The Three Bears with Miriam Lambert Puppets, Sunday August 18th @ 2.30pm and @ 4.30pm, Festival Marquee

Imagine a storybook that comes alive! Peek and Boo, Miriam’s signature characters open the performance with their slapstick comedy. They then guide the children to the tale of a little girl who pays a visit to the home of the adorable baby bear…..

The Doctors of Spin, Sunday August 18th @ 3.30pm and @ 5.15pm, Village Square

Plate spinning as you have never seen it before...twenty plates in the hand of experts.....its guaranteed be a smashing show for all the family. Two people with a box that’s only big enough for one, the chains are real, the locks are solid, only the smiles are forced there’s no getting away from it, this show is like no other street act you will see. This show will entertain young and old alike!.

Music with The Calvanists, Sunday August 18th from 4pm - 6pm, The Village Green

The Calvinists are an original, energetic gypsy blues and alternative folk band from West Cork, Ireland. Their songs, laced with infectious harmonies and driving rhythms draw inspiration from the spirit of gypsy musicians and American troubadours, the energy of punk rockers and the eerie voodoo of the Deep South.

Music In The Pubs

Derg Inn

Friday Night - Johnson
Saturday Night - Tradstone
Sunday - Trad Session @ 7pm 


Wed Night - Live Mic with Niall & Simon
Thursday - Footloose
Sat . 18th Trevor Loughrey 
Saturday - Niall Lougherey