29th November – Carducci Quartet
We are going to let these amazing reviews about the Carducci Quartet do the talking for us!
…a performance of supreme clarity, focus and precision.- Gramophone Magazine
…playing of constant variety, a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose.-The Strad
…the Carducci players displayed a deep and almost familial sense of unity in everything they played… full of life and vitality…extravagantly beautiful…
–The Washington Post
…technical rigour, penetrative musical insight and lively yet unified individualism…winning in every sense of the word…- The Irish Times
…high-octane playing balanced control with devil-may-care spontaneity…-The Guardian
…the Carducci String Quartet were stunning…they are clearly musicians of high intelligence… –The Times
…The Carducci Quartet played a blinder at the Wigmore Hall…playing of vivacity and constant rhythmic subtlety… –The Strad
…their ascent into the league of the world’s major quartets has been phenomenal… –The Yorkshire Post
5th December – Christmas Flower Demonstration
Come join us at the festive Christmas Flower Demonstration given by Austin Stronge. Mulled Wine & Mince Pies will be provided as well as a raffle!
7th December – Dark Side of the Moon – A Solo Tribute to Pink Floyd
A spectacular live concert tribute by multi-instrumentalist Girish Paul
Experience not one, but two classic albums by the legendary Pink Floyd, WISH YOU WERE HERE and the classic DARK SIDE OF THE MOON performed live in concert and in their entirety, with live instruments and vocals, studio quality recordings and sound effects, and stunning on-screen visuals throughout.
Sit back and let the music transport you from the depths of the oceans to the reaches of outer space.
13th to the 15th December – The Unlikely Hero: A Christmas Story
MJ thinks he is dreaming when his toys wake him up to tell him that his little brother, Tommy (who wandered into the woods alone to look for the perfect Christmas) was kidnapped by the Fearr Dorcha and carried off to Tir na nOg. Once deep in the forest, MJ comes to realise that Tir na nOg is a very real, very magical and very dangerous place. With his unlikely companions, a magical map and a packet of marshmallows he is sent on a whirlwind adventure with talking rabbits, meddling Merrows, dancing puppets, Rat Soldiers and a captivating Fairy Queen to save his little brother and bring him home in time for Christmas.
A community based collaboration with The Glens Centre and the award-winning The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company
19th December – A Christmas Carol
American actor Neil McGarry brings his award winning solo performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the The Glens Centre.
Using only Dickens’ original text, McGarry delivers a riveting performance of the classic holiday story.
Fully staged, complete with dancing, this one-man tour de force has left critics and audiences in the U.S. laughing and crying with joy – and rightly so.
Simultaneously moving and entertaining, the result is a kaleidoscope of action, humor and language, delivered with a simplicity that disarms and touches the heart.
Astounding and charming performance… A ‘Carol’ worth singing about… the story has never been so alive and real… ‘A Christmas Carol’ for the ages – Jack Craib, South Shore Critic
20th December – Live Crib
Our Christmas season finishes off at The Leitrim Sculpture Centre with a magical and beautiful production of the Live Crib from 4pm to 8pm.