Since collaborating, this comic Father and Daughter duo have written and performed two hilarious online shows ‘’ The Wellness hour with Paaah and Sile’’ and ‘’Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads’’. Now the pair bring their madcap characters to the stage in ‘’Well”. The show follows the unfortunate demise of Dad and Daughter Country and Irish music duo as they attempt to ascend the heights of their local music scene by playing a gig in the town’s hotel. ‘’Well’’ showcases the extraordinary comedy talents of this funny pairing and their exceptional ability to bring humour to the most everyday situation with an array of superbly funny characters.

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Event Date 01-07-2022 8:00 pm
Event End Date 01-07-2022 10:00 pm
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ESOL 2021
Cavan/Monaghan Education and Training Board deliver ongoing free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes in the Workhouse.
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Event Date 01-14-2022 10:30 am
Event End Date 01-14-2022 12:00 pm
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Local singer songwriter, Jim McHugh will take to the Iontas stage for his 'Pretending To Wake Up' album launch. 

 
With 2 albums already under his belt, he has garnered an impressive list of supporters from RTE 1 Recommends list to being chosen as the 'LMFM All Out Local Song Choice'. 
 
His third album 'Pretending to Wake Up' is sure to cement McHugh as Ireland's leading folk rock artist as his ability to write a hook of a riff combined with a catchy chorus surpasses all! This show will include a full band line up and will blast out the recent singles 'Dave' and 'Hey Jimbo', all for which have received repeated national radio play and rave reviews.
 
Event Date 01-22-2022 8:00 pm
Event End Date 01-22-2022 10:00 pm
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Declan was born in the heart of Ireland in Drumlish Co Longford, at a unique period of time in the music scene worldwide. A revolution in rock and pop brought us The Beatles, Elvis, and the Rolling Stones, while here in Ireland the magnificent showband boom was about to explode.A young man growing up at that time, Declan was being heavily influenced by these greats and indeed was getting the rare opportunity to see most of the top showbands appear in his native town of Drumlish. He would cajole his mother into seeing Joe Dolan, Big Tom, Philomena Begley, The Capital Showband, and many more perform when they appeared at the marquee at the end of May and early June. From his vantage point close to the stage, he would absorb every move made by the guitarist in the bands, watching his fingers slide along the strings, hoping that one day he might be up there performing just like Dan O’Hara or Seamus McMahon. Declan has went on to have a super career that has spanned over 4 decades at the top of Irish Country Music winning many accolades along the way and scoring countless hits with his catalog of trademark songs. Join him and his super live band with special guests Louise Morrissey and John Hogan for a nostalgic night of music, song, and laughter.

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Event Date 01-28-2022 8:00 pm
Event End Date 01-28-2022 10:00 pm
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Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, fused with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to their music and have garnered a glowing word of mouth endorsement from venues around the country with their powerhouse live performances. Drawing from fellow luminaries such as Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, The Pogues and Bruce Springsteen's Seeger Sessions outfit, Pilgrim St are about to bring their infectious melodies, harmonies and songs to venues all around the country. 

 
With a setlist made up of covers and their own original songs they have graced the stages of Electric Picnic and Vicar street plus toured all over the country. They are about to embark on a Nationwide tour and are looking forward to getting back playing to live audiences again. With the launch of their debut album "Ash Into Gold Dust" in 2021 during the COVID Pandemic, it is only now that they can tour the album and also play some new originals, written in lockdown. 
 
Pilgrim St are a collective of musicians that include Peadar Farrelly on Guitar and Vocals, Eugene Donegan on Banjo and Vocals, Eoin McDonnell on Mandolin and Vocals, Francis McGinn on Bass, Mark Lynch on Dobro, Brendan Kelly on Accordion and Vocals and and Cathal McQuaid on the Fiddle.
 
Event Date 02-05-2022 8:00 pm
Event End Date 02-05-2022 10:00 pm
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Individual Price Free

Neil Delamere, star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk, and the Newsquiz, hits the road again with his riotous new stand-up show, Liminal. Expect an evening perhaps best described as Schrodinger’s chat as our wisecracking comedic hero struggles to figure out this strange new world. 

 
“One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine.*****” The Herald 
“A wryly brilliant live performer.” The Sunday Times 
“You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic.*****” The Scotsman
 
Event Date 02-18-2022 8:00 pm
Event End Date 02-18-2022 10:00 pm
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Individual Price Free

Irish country sensation Derek Ryan’s road to stardom is set to continue with his biggest concert tour yet. Following the phenomenal success of his recent HITS tour, Derek makes a welcome return to Castleblayney this March. 

 
Derek and his fantastic band (now rated as Ireland’s leading country band) are back on the road to perform brand new material from Derek’s new album along with the classic hits from his back catalogue such as; ‘Hold On To Your Hat’ ‘Down On Your Uppers’ and ‘God’s Plan’. 
 
Continuing to propel to new heights, Derek has firmly cemented his position at the top table of Irish Country’s elite, with his brand of original, self-penned material and country classics. The Carlow man is a multi-recipient of awards for his performances and songwriting, including numerous Sunday World accolades for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Songwriter of the Year.
 
Event Date 03-13-2022 8:00 pm
Event End Date 03-13-2022 10:00 pm
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Individual Price Free

Robert Mizzell has made Ireland his home for over 20 years. He served his apprenticeship in Country Music since he first arrived here. The father and husband is now one of the top Country Music Artists in Ireland, enjoying huge success all around the country. He has released 13 solo studio albums and 2 full length DVD’s to date and is constantly touring Ireland and the UK with his band. Robert was voted ‘Ireland’s Favourite Country Music Singer’ in a poll conducted by RSVP magazine. 

 
‘Kick Ass Country’ was Robert’s first major hit, but it was the song ‘Say You Love Me’ that made him a household name in Ireland. Anyone who has ever been to one of his shows will agree that it is two hours of non-stop entertainment and that Robert Mizzell definitely puts his heart and soul into every song proving why he is one of Ireland’s top country music recording artists!
 
Event Date 03-20-2022 8:00 pm
Event End Date 03-20-2022 10:00 pm
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Individual Price Free
Declan O’Rourke is an artist known as a consummate performer who captivates audiences time and time again the world over whether commanding the stage alone with a guitar and a microphone, accompanied by a 50 piece orchestra or surrounded by a band. Having performed extensively in the US, Europe and Australia, O’Rourke’s growing status is one of a significant global artist. 
 
Since his debut, Since Kyabram (2004), O’Rourke has been praised by songwriting giants such as John Prine (“a great songwriter”) and Paul Weller (“he writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore”). His work, meanwhile, has been covered by world-class artists such as Christy Moore, Camille O’Sullivan, Eddi Reader, and Josh Groban. 
 
O’Rourke has released seven acclaimed albums, an expressive body of work (“proferring reassurance in the face of inevitable sorrow” - New York Times’ music writer, Jon Pareles) that catches the light in many ways. His latest (seventh) album, Arrivals, (April 2021) is assuredly his most distinctive yet. Emerging at a time when the world is in a phase of serious flux, Arrivals is more present than past, however, and is also his most humanitarian. 
 
Produced by Paul Weller, Arrivals features emotionally potent songs that summon the atmosphere of some of the great folk records that influenced the developing artist and musician as a younger, aspiring writer. — Tony Clayton Lea, Irish Times. 
 
‘The Pawnbroker’s Reward,’ O’Rourke’s forthcoming literary debut, has been announced for release 29 Oct 2021 on Gill books — A work of historical fiction, the much-anticipated novel comes in the wake of the artist’s widely acclaimed, award-winning record ‘Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine.’ 
 
“In a world clad with shortening attention-spans and a seemingly never-ending onslaught of over-stimulation, Declan O’Rourke and his intimate, contemplative music brilliantly stands out.” — American Songwriter 
“O’Rourke is a masterful lyricist and staggering guitarist” — Mojo 
“I’ve been fortunate enough to have this record in my life for the past few months. Empathy and melody in abundance. Incredible storytelling. Declan’s ability to emotionally blindside you with a flash of beautifully observed detail is incredible. He’s the Irish John Prine.” — Pete Paphides - Writer, journalist & broadcaster 
“It is a gem. Fabulous guitar and singing. Just love this Arrivals album’ — Pete Townshend 
“If he’s been a best-kept secret up to now, Arrivals should finally blow his cover” — Uncut 
“maturing quietly into one of the most significant Irish singers and writers of his generation.” — Mark Radcliffe – BBC Radio 2 Folk Show
 
 

 

Event Date 03-27-2022 8:00 pm
Event End Date 03-27-2022 10:00 pm
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Individual Price Free

Red Hot Chilli Pipers Live in Ireland

Scotland's finest Red Hot Chilli Pipers LIVE in concert for one night only, Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.

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Event Date 04-23-2022 8:00 pm
Event End Date 04-23-2022 11:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free