Clifden Station House Theatre
Selvage | an unstable fable for our times
Selvage, a brand-new play from Galway-based Brú Theatre, is an energetic and imaginative look at tightly wound modern anxieties. It is the story of one boy's triumph over his 'gnaw'.
Instinctive sibling-like harmonies, captivating lyrics and subtle accompaniment mark The Whileaways' sound, which has been described as 'perfected simplicity' (Irish Echo,USA).
Since forming in 2012, this trio of songwriters has released three critically acclaimed albums. In their latest album 'From What We're Made', released in July 2018 The Whileaways 'stake their claim to being among the finest singers in the country' with an album "laden with absolutely stunning melodies and harmonies" (Edwin McFee, Hotpress). A successful 2018 ended with a performance in Vicar Street as part of the 'RTE Folk Awards' in which they were nominated for 'Best Album' and 'Best Folk Group'.
Noriana Kennedy, Noelie Mc Donnell and Nicola Joyce had each toured and recorded extensively with their separate projects before coming together as The Whileaways. Indeed, each had played gigs and festivals all over the world and over a dozen recordings to their collective credit when they began to admire each other's singing at gigs and sessions in their home-town of Galway. When a tour of Australia presented itself in 2012, they decided to test the water as a trio. They were hailed as ‘a knockout of the festival’ at the legendary Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia, and the success of that tour prompted the release of their critically acclaimed debut album the following year. Acknowledging this coming together of independent forces, The Irish Times in it's four-star review at the time said : “This is an audacious debut ... from musicians whose experience pays ample dividends here”. Following the path carved out by their eponymous debut, the band's 2015 release 'Saltwater Kisses' gave them band their firm footing in the Irish roots music scene. These three singers are cut from the same cloth and weave a tapestry of harmonies and beautifully crafted original songs. Their sound is true and their delivery is undeniably captivating.
"the sound of a fine band honing a distinctive sound" Lauren Murphy, Sunday Times Culture
"stake their claim to being among the finest singers in the country" Edwin McFee, Hot Press
"Prepare to be spellbound" Sligo Live Festival
"hollers for a chance to be heard in a live setting, so rich is its lyrical tapestry" Siobhan Long, Irish Times
"a knockout and one of the best acts at the festival" - Sandy Brady, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia
"this bands musical penchant: perfected simplicity" - Colleen Taylor, The Irish Echo
PAT SHORTT PRESENTS HIS BRAND NEW STAGE SHOW
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Pat Shortt is back with a brand new stage show called ‘Hey!’
Following the sell-out successes of ‘The Hall’, ‘Selfie’ and ‘How’s Tings?’ and fresh from starring roles in the hit play ‘A Skull In Connemara’ and the film ‘The Belly of The Whale’, Ireland’s best loved comedian takes to the road with his latest quirky look at Irish life.
Featuring brand new material and sketches, Hey! is a rogue’s gallery of odd ball characters, bizarre situations and even a song or two. Patpromises a whole raft of new characters and also promises to get “down and dirty with the audience!”
Hey! delivers a peculiar take on modern life that only the unique imagination of Pat Shortt could conjure up.
Hey! You have been warned! A show not to be missed.
Conference & Exhibition Space
Our Station House Theatre is situated within the charming Station House Courtyard, offering quality accommodation, dining and shoppuing and the wonderful Connemara landscape at your doorstep. The Station House Theatre is the ideal venue for your conference, exhibition, private or public meeting. The conference facilities at the Station House Theatre are designed to accommodate the demanding business requirements of small to medium-sized conferences. Facilities includes a state of the art audiovisual equipment, ISDN capability, overhead and video projectors, laptop modem linkup, tiered seating and cinema quality projection and screen.
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