DabbledooMusic Makes Playing Music Fun

Can an octopus called Igor and a feline named Jazz Cat help children learn about music? That’s what DabbledooMusic wants to prove. A new way of teaching music, it is based on animated graphic notation and is an easy way to get a group performance going using colours and shapes. DabbledooMusic was set up in Read More …

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Two Time Polka Take Centre Stage

Award winning Irish group Two Time Polka play a fiery mixture of Cajun, Bluegrass and Rock ’n’ Roll music. They are known to spice up their live performances with flavours such as tangos and east European tunes. With five albums to their credit, Two Time Polka has proven popular with radio stations receiving both national Read More …

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It’s Almost Time For The Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival

Halloween is a special time of year when the ghosts and ghouls come out to play. At Nenagh Arts Centre we play host to Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival, a feast of fun filled events for all the family, now in it’s 18th year. Starting on Saturday October 27th, Annmarie McCarthy will capture the imagination of Read More …

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Step By Step Instructions For Our Halloween Lanterns

If you weren’t able to make it to our Spleodar Halloween Lantern Workshop last week here at the Arts Centre never fear because below you can find step by step instructions for our lanterns. If you make the lanterns then we’d love to see you at our Parade on Monday 29th October. All you need Read More …

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‘Carnivale Exhibiton Launches At Nenagh Arts Centre

As part of this years Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival Darren Ryan a Photographer and Visual Artist based in Limerick City will launch his ‘Carnivale’ exhibition. A former pupil of Limerick School Of Art And Design, Darren has returned to the college to complete a BA in Photography Film And Video and is in his final Read More …

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The upcycling bug

A few months ago Aileen Hogan of Shabby.ie did an upcycling event with us at Nenagh Arts Centre. I was so inspired by her that I really wanted to paint anything that wasn’t tied down. My first thought was those black tables downstairs as I really wanted to add colour to the foyer. We started Read More …

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Laughs Galore in ‘The Curse of The Button Accordion’

In her hilarious play ‘The Curse of the Button Accordion’ comedian Sharon Mannion is a worrisome child. She worries about the end of the world; about giant meteorites hurtling from the sky and destroying everything in their path, starting with Roscommon. Mostly she worries about pleasing her ex-showband father and Midwest FM radio-loving mother. After discovering she can play an old tin Read More …

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Luka Bloom Brings His ‘Refuge Tour’ To Nenagh Arts Centre

Last year saw the release of Luka Bloom’s Refuge Album and on Saturday 22nd September Luka brings his Refuge Tour to Nenagh Arts Centre. Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary folk artists, having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, he continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do. Born Read More …

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Where Does the River Go? – Sensory theatre for 2-4 year olds

We were delighted to have two sold out showings of our Work in Progress, “Where Does the River Go?” on Friday 27th July here at Nenagh Arts Centre. Musician Julie Tiernan and I spent 3 days together devising the piece and Julie composed original music and songs. Performing together for the first time we both Read More …

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Early Years Residency: Where does the River Go?

So following on from last week and a day spent with musician Julie Tiernan I’ve been developing ideas for our multi sensory performance inspired by the Nenagh River and Lough Derg. To give you an insight into my process I’ll take you through my week. I work a lot with fabrics so I spent a Read More …

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