Offaly Independent | Entertainment | Roundup Headlines Latest from the online edition en-gb Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:18:36 +0000 Copyright (C) 2014 Celtic Media Group 77 Offaly Independent | Entertainment | Roundup Headlines Mustang celebrates birthday at midland show Once again this year the Midland American Auto Club is gearing up to host upwards of 400 American vehicles at the largest gathering of American cars, trucks and bikes in all of Ireland at its annual All-Americal Car, Truck and Bike Show.

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Castlepalooza line-up announced Dan Croll, Gilles Peterson, Gruff Rhys and We Cut Corners are four of the acts announced as part of the line-up for the ninth Castlepalooza music and arts festival, which is set to take place at Charleville Castle just outside Tullamore at the beginning of August.

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Television debut for Tullamore choir this weekend Tullamore’s Academy Chamber Choir will make its television debut this Sunday.

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Post Celtic Tiger images part of exhibition set to open A solo show by Edenderry based artist Catherine Brereton depicting images of the post Celtic Tiger landscape of ghost estates and half built hotels will open at Aras an Chontae in Tullamore on Friday, February 28.

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Maxwell to play two Offaly dates Double Edinburgh comedy award nominee Andrew Maxwell is back in Ireland this spring with a brand new show, and he’s bringing it to Offaly on the double.

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New initiative launched with special video message from Brendan Gleeson The FilmOffaly vendor card was launched last night (Monday) in Offaly with a special video message from Brendan Gleeson.

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Still time to see Annie It’s not a particularly ‘hard knock life’ for Tullamore Musical Society, as their production of “Annie” this week is proving to be a huge success.

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Daingean filmmaking duo are getting set for Hollywood Daingean filmmakers Martina McGlynn and Garret Daly are getting ready for Hollywood.

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Tullamore parade line-up includes six bands already Six bands have already been confirmed and preparations are well underway for this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Tullamore.

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Midlands art collective to unveil exhibition in Tullamore New art work by recent midland graduates of the Centre for Creative Arts and Media in Galway is set to open on Friday (February 7) at 6pm in Aras an Chontae in Tullamore.

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New roles on offer for new drama Are you small and scrawny? Do you have greasy hair but a warming smile? Or maybe you boast the body shape of a bowling pin? If any of the above describes you, you could be just what Offaly production company StandMantra Productions are looking for.

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"Cupid Wore Skirts" in Ballycumber Ballycumber Amateur Drama Society’s 2014 production “Cupid Wore Skirts” opens in Ballycumber Community Centre this weekend. The show will be staged on Saturday, February 1 at 8pm and at the same time on Sunday, February 2 before moving on to Tuar Ard in Moate for performances at 8.30pm on February 5 and 8.

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Calendar Girls ready for the stage The dates may have changed but the show will go on. Curtain up is just days away now, and the cast of Calendar Girls are rehearsing every spare minute to ensure a fantastic performance.

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February at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre February is the month of love, and there’s some lovely things happening during the month at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre.

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Tullamore branch of Offaly Youth Theatre to resume The Tullamore chapter of Offaly Youth Theatre is to resume on Saturday, February 1. The chapter that will meet at 1pm in the Charleville Centre will be facilitated by Dara Carolan, who is temporarily covering for Angela Ryan of Jasango Theatre.

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TADS to stage Calendar Girls All over Tullamore, Kilclonfert, Edenderry, Rhode and Portlaoise, wardrobes are being raided for dressing gowns and high heels. Spray tan can’t be bought for love or money, and artificial sunflowers are at a premium. Lines are being studied, Yorkshire accents are being practiced, and a small group of people are praying for a warmer spell of weather!

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Parade plans are underway The organising committee of the Tullamore St Patrick’s Day parade has said this week that plans for this year’s parade are well underway, as the committee hopes to build on the success of last year’s event.

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Bosco to appear in Birr! This weekend will see what’s recognised as the premier touring puppet theatre company, both in Ireland and further afield, make a welcome return to Birr.

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Brendan Gleeson for Birr tonight Actor Brendan Gleeson is to play the fiddle in Birr tonight (Wednesday) as part of a quartet celebrating the 125th anniversary of the official opening of Oxmantown Hall.

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New Year line up at Birr Theatre There’s a new year and a stellar new line-up at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre.

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Local children stage "Cinderella" Kilmurry Community Centre was a hive of activity last Monday evening, as Ballycommon Drama Group held its Christmas concert.

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Geantrai Na Nollag from Kinnitty to be aired on Christmas Day An edition of TG4’s flagship entertainment programme Geantrai Na Nollag that was recorded in Kinnitty Castle is to be aired on Christmas night.

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Christmas Market this weekend Offaly’s Christmas Market Festival kicks off today (Friday) and will continue in Tullamore’s O’Connor Square until Sunday.

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Birr man wins album of year award for second year running Birr man Pete Kennedy last Sunday won the UK Album of the Year award for the second year running for his album The Nashville Sessions Volume 2 at the British Country Music Awards.

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Gaelscoil celebrates 20 years Gaescoil an Eiscir Riada in Tullamore is proudly celebrating 20 years of education this year, and it is marking this momentous event at The Bridge House Hotel on tonight (Friday)at 8pm. 

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