This winter we got off to an early start. Christmas baking is usually in full swing by the first week of December. However this year the smell of candied peel, dried fruit and local whiskey filled the kitchen during early November too. It was all hands on deck to make the hundreds of puddings, cakes and mince pies that help make Christmas at Ballymaloe extra special. Anne, Stephan, Breda and Rebecca have been working very hard to ensure all of the Christmas baking goes to plan.
Wildside Catering present an exclusive Ring Dinner at The Big Shed, Ballymaloe Farm on 6th December – 8pm
Ted and Ivan from Wildside catering take centre stage. Watch as they prepare your 7 course set menu feast right before your very eyes, from the centre of a circumference of the Big Shed recycled timber tables, in this spectacularly rustic and increasingly versatile venue on the Ballymaloe Farm.
Their infamous witty and entertaining style promises an evening of high-energy fun and excellent food.
€50 set menu that may contain wheat, meat and alcohol!
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.
Grainstore audiences adored Eddi Reader's concert in February of last year, so we've invited her back for a return engagement in 2015.
Eddi first stepped into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single Perfect off the album First of a Million Kisses, both of which topped the British charts in the 1980s. She has remained one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.
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.