The Craft & Design Festival at Ballymaloe is back for its fifth year this November 15th & 16th running from 10am - 6pm each day. It's bigger and better than ever. Admission is free.
With a national reputation for showcasing a wide variety of high-end craft professionals, the Craft & Design Festival at Ballymaloe is the pre-eminent crafts retail show south of Dublin for the winter season.
Ballymaloe Grainstore is delighted to announce that Angela Lansbury will make a rare personal appearance at 'Driving Miss Daisy: The Play' on Sunday 3 August. The screening of the pre-recorded play, in which Miss Lansbury stars with James Earle Jones, begins at 8pm. After an interval, Miss Lansbury will greet the audience and answer questions.
Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer
Written and Performed by Aidan Dooley
Fringe First Award Winner - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006
Best Solo Performance Award Winner - New York International Fringe Festival 2003
Outstanding Performance Award nomination - Elliot Norton Theatre Critics Award Boston 2006
Best Actor nomination -Dublin Fringe Festival 2003
Adelaide Fringe Award nomination - Best Theatre Work by Established Artiste 2007
We are delighted to welcome Johnny McEvoy for his first performance in The Grainstore.
This nostalgic evening of song and story features all of Johnny's many hit songs, including Muirsin Durkan, Boston Burglar, Those Brown Eyes, and Long Long Before Your Time. His songs are haunting, evocative and beautifully presented in folk and ballad style.
Patrick Talbot Productions presents God Bless the Child
First confessions are the hardest!
A new play based on stories by Frank O Connor
Adapted for the stage and directed by Patrick Talbot.
The short stories of Cork-born Frank O'Connor are universally regarded as classics of their kind.
Now, for the first time, three of those funniest stories - My Oedipus Complex, The Genius and First Confession - are brought together within a single full-length play that provides a hugely entertaining and uplifting night of theatre.
Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon has achieved legendary status throughout the world and made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. She is renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, from hip-hop, cajun, country, classical to rap.
A Christmas Concert with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin & Sons
They have twice delighted Grainstore audiences, so we've invited them back for a third night of Christmas music, song, story and humour. The iconic composer and musician is again joined by his NY-based sons, Owen and Moley whose unique style incorporates rap and beat box.
Special guests Brendan McCahey (Voice of Ireland winner 2014) and Velvin Lamont (Voice of Ireland finalist 2013)
Whether this Christmas is white or green, a festive night of seasonal songs, country, jazz and popular classics is in store. Cork chanteuse Trish Rooney has put together a big show of sensational singers and musicians, including Brendan McCahey, winner of the Voice of Ireland 2014, and Velvin Lamont, a 2013 Voice of Ireland finalist.