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What's On @ The Hawks Well

Madison Violet

Tues 28 Aug, 8pm


Madison Violet won the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their track “The Ransom,” took home the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, and were nominated for multiple East Coast Music Awards and a 2010 JUNO Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. Only Irish Gig this Summer



Sligo Fun Company & Musical Magic Youth

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats (Youth Production)

Fri 31 Aug – Thurs 6 September, 18/15conc. Gala night Mon 3 Sept 25

Sligo Fun Company & Musical Magic Youth take to the stage again with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats.


Cherish the Ladies and Maura O’Connell

Wed 12 Sept, 8pm


Legendary singing sensation, Maura O’Connell joins the internationally acclaimed Cherish The Ladies, led by the irrepressible award winning flute and whistle player, Joanie Madden for a spectacular night of Irish traditional music, song and dance.


Arlo Guthrie  - Here Comes the Kid

Sun 16 Sept, 8pm


Join Arlo in honouring his father Woody Guthrie with an unforgettable night of music and stories confirming that the folk tradition of Woody is alive and well.


Blood in the Alley

Woman and Scarecrow

By Marina Carr

Thurs 20 Sept, 8pm 18/16

Full of bitter humour and brutal honesty this is a fierce, passionate and beautiful lament probing one woman’s attitudes to death and the life that came before it.

Featuring: Joan Sheehy, Noelle Brown, Geraldine Plunkett & Mark O’ Regan.  Director: Geoff Gould


A Day in the Life of a Theatre Practitioner

Fri 21 Sept. 1-2pm Free of charge

A lunchtime talk on aspects of professional theatre practice with input from directors, actors, lighting designers and crew.


Culture Night

Fri 21 Sept, 8pm


This unmissable free event for all features a variety of musical genres from bluegrass to hip-hop and will be presented by Tabby Callaghan. Acts on the night include The Candles, Ruby Ridge, The Corrupt, Grizzly Dippers and This Side Up. The party will continue in the foyer afterwards with one of Sligo's most popular cover bands Sugar Rush.


The Alan Kelly Gang with Eddi Reader and special guests The Unwanted

Sun 23 Sept, 8pm


The Alan Kelly Gang team up with Eddi Reader and Sligo’s own The Unwanted for one unmissable show brimming with powerful instrumentals, alluring songs and magnetic harmonies.


Crokey Hill Players

It’s the Real McCoy

Written and directed by Tommy Marren

Wed 26 – Thurs 27 Sept, 8pm & Fri 28 – Sun 30 Dec, 8pm


A combination of high drama, amazing Irish wit and a novel storyline that keeps the audience in suspense right to the final minute.


Des Bishop Likes to Bang

Sat 29 Sept, 8pm


Des Bishop is back. He likes to bang the drums and he’s not afraid to show it. Combining his love of hip hop, strong jokes, audience participation and a newfound passion for drumming, Des has fun with wordplay in his brand new stand-up show.


Friends In Low Places – The Music and Story of Garth Brooks

Sun 30 Sept, 8pm


Friends In Low Places is fronted by well-known country singer Trevor Smyth and features an array of top class musicians in an eight-piece band.




Forever in Blue Jeans – A Tribute to Neil Diamond

Featuring Liam Ponsonby with The Diamond Orchestra

Fri 5 Oct, 8pm

15/ 13.50 conc.

In this spectacular show Liam performs all the timeless hits from the legend that is Neil Diamond.

Support from Sligo man Adrian Cullen’s Dean Martin Tribute Show


The Three Tenors & Star Violinist

Fabulous Songs from Sinatra, Elvis, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Pavarotti…

Sat 06 Oct, 8pm



London Classic Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde

Wed 10 – Thurs 11 Oct, 8pm


A scintillating comedy of manners, Oscar Wilde’s best-loved work overflows with dazzling wordplay and comic invention.



Sonny Condell, Philip King & Robbie Overson

Fri 12 Oct, 8pm


One of the most popular and influential bands to emerge in Ireland, Scullion come to Sligo for one night only.

Conal Gallen - Laugh Out Loud!

Sat 13 Oct, 8pm


After his sell-out tour in Spring the comic makes a welcome return to one of his favourite venues.


Red Hurley

Sun 14 Oct, 8pm

25/20 conc.

Red Hurley returns to the Hawk’s Well Theatre and is joined on stage by his long-term friend and very special guest the renowned Paddy Cole.


Linenhall Arts Centre

The Music Makers

Wed 17 Oct, 8pm


In summer 2011, film-maker Myles O’Reilly visited the workshops of four instrument makers to record them at work. The instruments created were placed in the hands of four superb traditional musicians, edited film of the craftsmen was added, and the result is a fascinating celebration of music-making from tree to note.


The Mad Hatter

A Children’s Festival of Theatre in Sligo

Sat 20 Oct – Mon 22 Oct

All shows 5

Barnstorm Theatre Company

The Song from the Sea

By Mike Kenny

Sat 20 Oct, 11am & 2pm. Ages 4+

The Speks

Sun 21 Oct, 1pm. 2 – 7 years

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Sun 21 Oct, 4pm

Theatre Lovett

The House that Jack Filled

Mon 22 Oct, 10am & 12pm, Tues 23 Oct, 10am. Ages 7+



The Mersey Beatles

Tues 23 Oct, 8pm


The Mersey Beatles bring their Beatles tribute show to Sligo this October.


Sligo Live and Hawk’s Well Theatre

Fidil & I Draw Slow

Fri 26 Oct, 8pm


Fidil pioneer an original, fresh and exciting sound in the field of world music while still managing to maintain and respect the fiery exuberance of Donegal fiddle tradition.

Dublin roots band I Draw Slow is a five-piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass.


Sligo Live and Hawk’s Well Theatre

Lau & Buille

Sat 27 Oct, 8pm


Lau come swathed in awards and prizes and this innovative trio of fiddle, accordion and guitar/vocals deserve all the praise they get.

Touring together for the first time traditional music innovators Buille offer heartachingly beautiful song, traditional music, jazz and contemporary dance in a radical and unmissable combination.



Bell X1

Sun 28 Oct, 8pm

28/25 students

In July 2012 Field Recordings was released which features 21 songs and photography from the road from the band’s acoustic tour of North America & Europe in late 2010. Tickets on sale Mon 3 Sept


Albert Niland

Wed 31 Oct, 8pm


Raw edgy lyrics alongside explosive acoustic guitar work steeped in the flamenco and folk rock tradition, Albert Niland has created his unique sound, unlike  any other.