The Kilfenora Ceili Band
TEG MJR Eire presents The Kilfenora Ceilí Band
Friday 18 March 2023
€30.50 & €33.50*
With a Guinness world record, performances across the globe and over 110 years of experience under their belt, the Kilfenora Ceilí Band are showing no signs of slowing down that lively, spirited sound they’re so renowned for, with two unmissable shows presented by TEG MJR Eire on the calendar for 2023.
Winners of a host of awards since their formation in 1909 along with numerous recordings, concerts and television appearances both at home and abroad, this eclectic group of musicians from a small village near the Burren have managed, many times against the odds, to keep a tradition not just alive but alive and kicking!
Over the years the band has brought its distinctive driving rhythm worldwide to festivals and venues including Glastonbury, Milwaukee Irish Fest and Mid-Summer Swing at The Lincoln Centre New York, as well as London, Paris, Horgen, Switzerland, and Cleveland. Now they are hitting the road at home again, with their Cork and Castlebar shows.
And in keeping with their motto, ‘you don't play to be listened to. You play to be danced to’, the band will be joined by dancers and social media sensations Matthew and Michael Gardiner and dancer Sinead Neylon on both nights, plus singer Edel Vaughan.
As for the origins of Ireland’s pioneering ceilí band, the earliest newspaper reference to a band in the Co Clare village was made in The Clare Journal, 1888 which reported on the "Kilfenora Band" who played outside the courthouse in Ennis as an expression of solidarity for a group of local land activists who were being tried for a raid during which a constable had been killed.
The centenary celebration of the formation of the first Kilfenora Céilí band took place in 2009. By staying true to traditional instrumentation and repertoire, the present outfit is determined to maintain and preserve authenticity and reach yet another generation of dancers, supporters and musicians.
*Tickets may be subject to booking fees
When & WhereChoose Day
- TEG MRJ Eire Presents The Kilfenora Ceili Band
Billie-Jeans RDC & School of Performing Arts presents "The Bus Stop".
Thursday 26 May 2022
Comedian and TV’s Katherine Ryan (The Duchess, Netflix) brings her brand new live show, Missus to Cork in 2022.
Tickets on sale Friday 16th October 2020 at 10am.
Friday 27th May 2022
Comedian Jimmy Carr returns to Cork Opera House in 2021 as part of his ‘Terribly Funny’ Tour.
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2022
7pm & 9.30pm
Superstars Stage School presents Sparklejollytwinklejingley.
Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 May 2022
MTU Cork School of Music proudly presents our BA Musical Theatre students in their first public showcase performance since the inception of the degree in 2019.
Saturday 4 June 2022
Sinead Sheppard’s School of Performing Arts are delighted to be presenting ‘SHOWTIME’, the 17th annual end of year production for the school.
Sunday 5 June 2022
06 June 2022
Showaddywaddy have long been established as Europe's most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll.
Wednesday 8 June 2022
*Rescheduled from 25 & 26 March 2020. All tickets valid for new dates.
Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig - it’s going to be her best day ever!
Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of June 2022.
Irish National Opera presents Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
Two Queens. One Catholic and Scottish, one Protestant and English. One in prison at the other’s behest. A man between them balancing loyalty and love.
*TICKETS ON SALE ON FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY AT 10.00
Jason Manford returns to Cork with his brand new show Like Me.
Friday 17th June 2022
Cork Midsummer Festival & Foggy Notions are proud to present Sharon Van Etten at Cork Opera House as part of her "Darkness Fades Tour".
Thursday 23 June 2022
Van Morrison performs an intimate concert at Cork Opera House.
Monday 27 June 2022
YES announces a headline show for Cork Opera House in 2022.
Wednesday 29th June 2022
Following sold out shows in 2019 and 2020 and 2021, Flash Harry - A Celebration of Queen will return once again in 2022.
Friday July 8th July
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Country music’s brightest star, Nathan Carter, returns to Cork Opera House.
Friday 19 August 2022
Paul Howard's smash hit musical, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical comes to Cork Opera House in summer 2022
Tuesday Aug 23rd to Sunday 28th.
Grammy Award-winning and international chart-topping British music legend Leo Sayer returns with his show, Greatest Hits Live.
Wednesday 15 September 2021
Off the Kerb Productions presents Jack Dee: Off The Telly.
Friday 2 September 2022
One of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc return to Cork Opera House in 2022.
Sunday 4th September 2022
Alan Carr returns to Cork Opera House with his brand new show Regional Trinket.
Wednesday 7 September 2022
The legendary Gilbert O’Sullivan returns to Cork with his brand new show, Just Gilbert.
Friday 9 September 2022
(Rescheduled from 11 September 2021 - All original tickets remain valid)
10 September 2022
Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan unite for a unique show bringing together their collective talents.
Sunday 11th September2022
Mary Black in Concert
Cork Opera House Sunday 2nd October 2022
Ticket Price €36.00 plus Booking Fees
Rescheduled from 29 September 2021 to 3 October 2022
The Oscar Wilde of Comedy” Dylan Moran is back with a brand new tour for 2022 – “We Got This”.
Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 October 2022
Michael English returns to the Cork Opera House stage this October.
Sunday 9th October 2022
15 October 2022
Singer-songwriter Richard Hawley returns to Cork Opera House in 2022.
Sunday 16 October 2022
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap embarks on a 70th Anniversary tour this year.
Monday 17 - Saturday 22 October 2022
Cork City Ballet, in association with the Cork Opera House and Benchmark International, presents their full length production of The Nutcracker.
Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 November, 2022 (Rescheduled from November 2020. All original tickets valid for corresponding dates.)
Friday, November 11th, 2022
Tuesday 6th December 2022
Off The Kerb Productions Present: Jon Richardson: The Knitwit
Thursday 26 January 2023
Described as a singer whose voice has the remarkable ability of taking you into his world, fans will enjoy this ultimate celebration at a concert of Tommy Fleming’s.
Friday 3 & Saturday 4 February 2023
“Give him a ball and a yard of grass” as Cork’s beloved sons, Sultans of Ping, plan a return to Cork for a special one night only performance at Cork Opera House.
Saturday 11 February 2023
Ireland’s best-loved and popular tenor Finbar Wright returns to Cork in 2023.
Saturday 18 February 2023
Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners comes to Cork as part of a fifth anniversary tour in 2022.
Thursday 2 March 2023
The Pink Floyd Experience returns to the stage with a brand new show, “The Best of Pink Floyd LIVE”.
Saturday 3rd March 2023
4th March 2023
Giovanni Pernice brings his brand new show, Made in Italy to Cork Opera House in 2023.
Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 March 2023
Direct from the West End, Some Guys Have All the Luck celebrates the career of one of rock’s greatest icons, Rod Stewart.
Thursday 27 April 2023