Snatch Comedy Improv, Wednesday 15th August @ 9pm, The Festival Tent
Snatch Comedy have been performing improvised comedy for ten years. The audience provides ideas and the players have to go with them, no matter how ridiculous! Always popular and hilarious, Snatch recently came first in the Improv Tournament at Finland International Improv Festival!
Lunchtime Music Recital with Roisin Heenan and Louise Ryan, Thursday 16th August @ 1pm, Una's Tearooms
Roisin Heenan sings songs from the shows and more, interspersed with classical and traditional violin, accompanied on piano by Louise Ryan.Featuring some of our own home grown musical talent, young musicians Roisin and Louise, County Fleadh Cheoil winners are no strangers to public performance and have played together for many years. They have put a wonderful selection of music together for this event.
My Life as a a Chatshow Host, Thursday 16th August @ 8pm, The Derg Inn
Gary Jermyn is a poet trapped in an accountant’s body. He is a regular performer at Bewleys Café Theatre where his sell-out shows - “My Life as a Chatshow Host”, “Valentine Special” and “The Return of the King” – have all received great critical acclaim.August 2012 brings him to Terryglass to perform “My Life As a Chatshow Host – the Terryglass Special”. The characters in his poems are all guests on his own fantasy programme: Elvis, Napoleon, Kylie, Mother Teresa, the Statue of Liberty. For this Olympic year, he somehow finds himself in a sauna in Finland with his boyhood hero, the long-distance runner Lasse Viren.There is also a disastrous Valentine’s night in a Chinese restaurant. He also recounts his meeting at dusk with Columba of Terryglass just outside Paddy’s Bar. Gary is not feeling well, so Columba tries to cure his ailments by bringing him to the Eye Well and the Headache Well. On their wandering, Gary asks Columba what it’s like to be one of the twelve apostles of Ireland. They end up back in Paddy’s Bar and Gary feels much better!“Possibly the most entertaining accountant on the planet”-The Irish Times“The poet laureate of Dalkey” - Bono
Jack L, Friday 17th August @ 8pm, Terryglass Church
Jack L aka Jack Lukeman is one of the Ireland’s most respected and best loved performers. Described as ‘a mixture of all the great voices of the 20th century ’ (The Guardian), few can match Jack’s award winning powerhouse vocals and inspirational live shows. Continually changing, he creates his own brand of soulful baroque and roll, as captured on his recent 6th platinum selling album ‘The Story So Far’.He first came to prominence with his interpretation of the work of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel culminating in the album ‘Wax’ in the 1998. In 2000, he released’ Metropolis Blue’ resulting in the hits ‘Georgie Boy’ and ‘Rooftop Lullaby’. Jack’s performance that year at a sell out show at Dublin’s Point Theatre was broadcast live on RTE Television.This record propelled Jack onto the world stage becoming a regular fixture in both US and European touring circuits from Glastonbury (Jack is the only artist to ever perform 3 consecutive nights) to L.A. Jack has also toured the world with the Booker prize nominated author Pat McCabe in a unique two man show.Always inspired by fellow songwriters Jack has recorded contemporary songs of Randy Newman/Leonard Cohen/Neil Young alongside classic’s from the Great American Songbook often with the RTE Concert Orchestra perhaps most notably internationally when he was invited to perform the work of Jerome Kern in New York with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra beneath the largest firework display in history on the East River in June 2011 and also performed at the Lincoln Centre NYC with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra in June 2012.
The Monastic Heritage of Lough Derg with George Cunningham, Saturday 18th August @ 4pm, Terryglass Hall [Free]
This lecture by highly regarded Roscrea based Historian George Cunningham focuses on the rich Monastic Heritage around Lough Derg with specific reference to Terryglass, Lorrha and Holy Island.The lecture is being held to coincide with National Heritage Week and also as part of the Lough Derg Heritage Project.
Down at the Quay - Entertainment & Fireworks, Saturday 18th 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 experience the Original Guinness Jazz Band, we promise you will love them! Followed by the annual fireworks display after dark. The Des Hopkins Jazz band features some of Ireland’s and the UK’s finest musicians. Over the years they have accompanied many famous international jazz artists, such the legendary Peanuts Hucko, Acker Bilk, and Kenny Ball on their Irish tours. After Dark- Monster Fireworks Display Don’t forget to wrap up for the event and bring a brolly….just in case!
Music In The Pubs
Thurs. 16th Live Music in the Derg Inn
Thurs. 16th The Buckley’s