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Centre Stage Theatre Company present

Little Red Riding Hood - Flyer The Christmas Show for 2014 ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Wednesday 17th December 2014, 3 shows – 10am (sold out), 12noon (sold out) & 2pm

When Little Red Riding Hood sets off to visit Granny with her Christmas goodies, little does she imagine
what’s in store… there are magic surprises in the Forest… grumpy trolls… beautiful fairies…. and of
course there is that Big Bad Wolf… ! As soon as the words ‘Oh Granny, what great big…’ start, there will
be hordes of children shrieking their completion of each chorus! The magical appeal of this classic tale
makes this a golden opportunity to present this production from the North’s première producer of Christmas
plays, with all our usual values of clean family entertainment, funny and immediate scripts, simple
effects, memorable tunes (with live music – no click tracks or miming) and strong performances.
SUITABLE FOR ALL PRIMARY SCHOOL AGES. Entertaining children North and South since 1985

Tickets €5. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956.



CBCExperience an evening of Christmas Songs, Carols and Festive cheer

Aileen Donohoe (West End Singer) accompanied on piano by Robert Scott (West End Musical Director)

Friday 12th December, 8pm

Aileen will perform an eclectic Christmas Concert filled with Yule-tide Favourites and songs from her album ‘Christmas by Candlelight’. Aileen will be accompanied, on piano, by West End Musical Director Robert Scott (Singin’ in the Rain, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, She Loves Me, Oliver!) who has composed special arrangements for the occasion.

Get Christmas well and truly under-way with an evening of music sung by candlelight.

Tickets €15  (€12.50 conc.). Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 /



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International Human Rights Film Screening

Thursday 4th December 8pm

A Thin Line – Chaja & Mimi – Modou Modou – Food Not Fuel – The Room Trapped On The Fringe of Freedom

These films formed the shortlist for the 2014 ICCL Human Rights Film Awards and are being screened with the kind permission of the ICCL and the Filmmakers. Donation:  €5 [ €1 concession].




Annual Christmas Fair

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Christmas Fair in Tech Amergin …

Saturday 29th November 11am – 5pm

This time of the year again…………..enjoy the atmosphere and get all your presents in one place………………….







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Image courtesy of Tom O’Donoghue


Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve presents

‘STUNNING by day – SENSATIONAL by night’ Photographic Exhibition & Lecture

Friday 31st October, 8pm
on display until the end of November

Tech Amergin Arts Centre- Official opening by Tom O’Donoghue














Irish Film Institute screening

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Friday 14th November 8pm

EOIN DOWNING HAS been searching for a 1950s film that was shot in Kerry for decades but with little success. The reason for the search? He featured in the movie and although it was screened in Kenmare at the time, he had never actually seen it. The 86 year old asked his nephew to track it down over the summer- shortly after his wife passed away in March. His motivation? He says he wanted to see it before he died.

Much of the film was shot in Kerry – in Derreen Gardens – so he rang them for information. Acting as the middlemen, they passed his details to the film director Richard Bigham’s family.

The British composer, Ned Bigham, rang Muirgein from the UK on 1 July and began the search for the film from there. On 9 July he emailed him saying:

I have found two rusty tins with ‘Bally Cashel Ferry’ marked on them.

One contained two 16mm reels of ‘negative mute’ and the other two 16mm reels of ‘negative track’.

Eoin Downing finally watched the film. He spoke to straight after viewing it. He said he felt very happy and very satisfied after finally seeing it. I really enjoyed watching it, it reminded me of all the people who were in it and are now gone but after watching it there now, I remember everything like it was yesterday.

Film introduction by Ms Sunniva O’Flynn Head of Irish Film Programming Irish Film Institute

Tickets €5. Booking on 066 9478956 /









Live Traditional Music with performer and songwriter

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

Sunday 9th November, 8pm

Cathryn Craig is from Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both performer and songwriter.
She has sung with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein and Jorma Kaukonen.
Her great-grandfather Jacob Sowder was recorded by Cecil Sharp
and is featured in Sharp’s book English Folk Songs From The Southern Appalachians.

Brian Willoughby is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar,
with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. He has also played with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown,
New World, Roger Whittaker, Bridget St.John, Jim Diamond and Monty Python.
Both Cathryn and Brian have accompanied Nanci Griffith. Their “Alice’s Song” was an Aled Jones “highlight of the year” on BBC Radio 2. Cathryn was Simon Mayo’s star guest on BBC Radio 2Day, live from Nashville.
“Real World” is the current album, featuring live studio recordings of strong Craig / Willoughby compositions.

“They catch a mood that could produce goosebumps on sheet metal” (The Glasgow Herald)
“Long live traditional music, even when it’s only just been written” (The Living Tradition)
“…sublime guitar work and one of the finest voices around” (

Tickets €12  (€10 conc.). Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 /



DSLR Astrophotography Master Class with Tom O’Donoghue

Saturday 1st November 12noon – 3pm (night option subject to weather)

Fee: €30pp. Limited spaces available. Pre-booking essential for workshop on 066 9478956 /

This event is organized in association with Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve.

Further information




Liam O’Connor Show 

Friday 24th October, 8.30pm

The Liam O’Connor performance is a spectacular explosion of music, song and dance, rooted in the Irish Music tradition.

A vibrant energetic collection of musical delights, the Liam O’Connor Show is a high-energy celebration of sound and movement, possessed with a colourful, passionate energy, and captures the essential excitement and variety contained in all aspects of contemporary Irish music. Spellbindingly brilliant, a blast of musical energy and an explosive talent are just some of the adjectives that have been used to describe Liam O’Connor. His music breathes passion and magic as he delights his audiences by enchanting all present with his unique style. Musically, Liam O’Connor is not simply an Irish traditionalist: he is an innovator. It signals an exciting new approach, combining elements of blues, jazz, cajun, reggae, samba and classical reels and infusing them with the very soul of Irish music. The show is infused with the powerhouse of Liam’s virtuoso accordion playing as he strides across the stage taking the accordion to new heights.

Tickets €25pp. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956 /

‘You don’t own the music. You can’t own the music any more than you can own the air or own the water. The music is lent to us. We only have it for a short time. It’s what you do with it in the time you have it that counts’.

Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 /








Film screenings in association with Kerry Film festival

Thursday 9th October

10am – 11am – School Audience screening (title tbc)











2 – 3.30pm – ‘Paths of Glory’

‘In commemoration of the Great War’s centenary. The Kerry Film Festival have programmed a trio of WW1 classic films. Tech Amergin in association with The Kerry Film Festival is proud to present PATHS OF GLORY. Paths of Glory is a 1957 American anti-war film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. Set during World War I, the film stars Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax, the commanding officer of French soldiers who refused to continue a suicidal attack. Dax attempts to defend them against a charge of cowardice in a court-martial. .


Admission fee €3


8 – 10pm – Best of the Kerry Film Festival shorts. Admission €5.

















Student Exhibition featuring work from 2013/2014 classes
On display until the end of October.

A collection of student work ranging from digital photography, collage technique, ceramics & painting.


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Culture Night

Songs & Music of The Iveragh Coast

Friday 19th September, 8.30pm-10.30pm

Organised by Heritage Iveragh. Free admission.

Details of all events taking place in Kerry available on Download-Kerry-Culture-Night-2014-Programme

Bookings on 066 9478956 /











Photo Exhibition

‘When I Grow Up…’ 

Black & White Photographic Solo Exhibition by local photographer Trish O’Sullivan

on display until Friday 5th September, 2014











History of Waterville Cable Station talk by Amy Rudd

Saturday 23rd August, 3pm

Cable Room in Tech Amergin followed by a guided walk (weather permitting) around the cable station and will include the story of the latitude & longitude stone.


Free Admission & no need to book for this event. For a full guide to all events during Heritage please click



Frankie Gavin & De Dannan
Thursday 21st August 2014, 8.30pm

Michelle Lally described as one with the voice of an angel, and whose vast and varied repertoire is unequalled heretofore. She follows in the footsteps of all the Irish greats with De Dannan like Mary Black, Maura O Connell and Dolores Keane to name but a few. Barry Brady from Co. Roscommon on accordion is such a stylized performer, and he too follows in the footsteps of Box playing greats like Jackie Daly and Mairtin O’Connor. Superb in every way, Barry brings a life to the music which lifts the spirit and gels with Frankie’s electrifying fiddling, and between them, they leave no stones unturned when it comes to exciting jigs reels and hornpipes at the highest possible level. Double Bass player Paul O’ Drisceoil from Kinvara, who has performed with Riverdance, brings a new dimension to the De Dannan sound. A superb Bassist, and a skilled Jazz player and backing vocalist, Paul brings another energy source to the band which lends itself to Irish, Jazz and maybe a touch of Bluegrass perhaps.

Colm O’ Caoimh on Guitar from Kilkenny is the youngest member and can only be described as unique. Unique in the sense that his understanding of musical accompaniment, and ability to play like he does, makes him special when it comes to accompanying Irish Music and Song. Colm, like Paul, Barry and Michelle, are at the highest performance level yet seen in Irish Music, and only what one has grown to expect from Frankie Gavin & De Dannan over the years.

TICKETS €20 / €18 concession. Few tickets remaining, pre-booking essential on 066 9478956.


Early Swing to Modern Jazz, Funk and Latin all the way to the Jazz Rock of the 80’s


Jazzinvaders Bigband 
Friday 8th August, 8.30pm

The Jazz Invaders are a bigband consisting of the traditional set of musicians from the north of Germany, from Bremen, Delmenhorst, Oldenburg and Bremerhaven. Our main objective is the joy of collective play as well as the challenge to interpret traditional and new big band jazz to create a fresh and innovative sound. The varied musical backgrounds of our members are strengthened by both professionals and students of the local jazz scene and finds expression in their solo improvisations. The band is led by Hans Kaemper.

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Tickets €15/ €12 / couples €25. Bookings on 066 9478956 /










Piano Recital

David Syme, American Classical Pianist

Tuesday 29th July 2014, 8.30pm

David Syme, American piano virtuoso living in Ireland, has had a long and colorful career. He has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, Kennedy Centre, and Wigmore Hall and in major venues in 17 European countries, Canada and Mexico.

An alumnus of Juilliard and Indiana University, he was a protégé of the legendary Jorge Bolet. He has recorded two dozen CD’s with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, and the Czech National Symphony and these recordings are played frequently on RTE Lyric FM.

Since arriving in Ireland in 2005, he has been steadily forging a reputation as one of the finest pianists ever to grace its shores. He is best known here for his ‘Living-Room Concerts’ held about 20 times a year in his West Cork home on the Beara Peninsula. This series was profiled by Mary Kennedy on RTE Nationwide in 2011. Christy Moore and Maureen O’Hara are among the celebrities who have attended these events. There is another RTE documentary slated for the fall of this year.

Tickets €15/ €12 / couples €25. Bookings on 066 9478956 /










Bluegrass/ Trad/Folk Concert
Ferguson & Ferguson
Saturday 19th July 8.30pm

Irish audiences are known for their love of American folk, country and bluegrass music, a fact Gary Ferguson discovered on his first tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2005. Ferguson has toured in Ireland every year since then, working with such Irish musicians as Mick Hanly, Charlie McGettigan, Frankie Lane, Janet Holmes and Colin Henry at folk clubs, pubs and arts centers throughout the land. His upcoming July 2014 Irish tour marks his tenth trip to the Emerald Isle, and to commemorate the milestone, he’s going to tour Ireland and Northern Ireland with none other than…Gary Ferguson. That’s Gary Alan Ferguson, a renowned bluegrass and country musician from the state of Virginia who’s worked with such artists as Donna Fargo and the Knoxville Grass. Ferguson & Ferguson are excited to perform together and bring their songs to new audiences this summer!

Tickets €15/ €12 / couples €25. Bookings on 066 9478956 /



Richie Ryan Promotions in association with the new theatre & PurpleHeart present

Drama – REVENANT written & directed by Stewart Roche, starring Simon Toal
Sunday 6th July, 8.30pm

An entertaining solo performance by Simon Toal, a fine comic actor who can seem at once commanding and crumpled… full of fresh quips and media in-jokes.

“Roche’s script is a spikenard of playful savagery along with a wealth of sardonic wit….blending the spine-tingling shiver with the knowing smile…genuinely chilling…
Simon Toal is a one-man continuum of entertainment.”
Irish Independent

“…entertaining solo performance by Simon Toal, a fine comic actor who can seem at once commanding and crumpled… full of fresh quips and media in-jokes…
something much funnier and darker beneath the surface; a moral satire about art where any epitome of evil will be indulged, so long as they are consummate professionals.”
The Irish Times

“A thoroughly superb production, great entertainment for everybody.” thepublicreviews

Tickets €15/ €12 / couples €25. Bookings on 066 9478956 /









‘Mind Games’ , The Supernatural Brothers Friday 4th July, 8.30pm

Mind Games” takes the audience on a tour of a place that lies outside reality and combines mind reading, telekinesis the act of projecting thoughts, with a touch of the paranormal just for fun.

While not suitable for children, the Supernatural Brothers show “Mind Games” brings out the child in all of us that still gets excited and enthralled when experiencing or witnessing something that appears to be magical and paranormal. Since joining forces as “The Supernatural Brothers” – a contract they signed in blood, sweat and Tea (Barry’s Gold Blend of course) they have been wowing crowds all over Ireland and Europe.

Last summer they opened for Dylan Moran at the Waterville Charlie Chaplain festival playing to a room of 600 delighted fans.

They have also played corporate gigs for the likes of Google, Dell, BMW, The FAI, Diageo, Fidelity Investments and Bank of Ireland where they have wowed the brightest minds in Ireland.

They are the best stage act currently touring the country.   Tickets €15/ €12. Bookings on 066 9478956 /



Waterville Classical Movies presents

The Jackpot – Thursday 5th June 2014, 8pm

Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he’ll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.   THE JACKPOT is meant to let us sit back, let our hair down and enjoy the laughter; even if some of them are kinda obvious and we can see ‘um a comin’.

Director Walter Lang, starring James Stewart & Barbara Hale.

Film introduction and discussion facilitated by movie historian Eric Langner. Admission €5. Booking on 066 9478956 /



Art/Craft Exhibition featuring the work of 6 local artists

Painting Dana Winder, Metal Work Martin Davies, Mosaic  Marjanneke Van Den Hove,
Ceramics Mossy Murphy, Sculpture & Pyrography Even Lambe, Woodturning Joe Lidstone

Saturday 31st May 2014, official opening at 7.30pm by David Hare (Producer & Director)

Exhibition will be on display until the end of June. Free admission. All welcome



Culture Cinema in association with Access Cinema – ‘Like Father, Like Son’
Thursday 29th May 2014 8pm

Written & directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda. Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.


Admission €5.


Bluegrass, old-time country, traditional Irish & folk

Barwick & Siegfried  – The Mountain Laurel Duo
Friday 23rd May 2014, 8.30pm

Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried, the hottest new acoustic duo in northern California, combine years of experience into a compelling, highly entertaining duet sound that ranges from the Monroe Brothers and other “brother duets” of the 1930s to such iconic modern partnerships as Buddy and Julie Miller and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Kathy and Pete, aka the Mountain Laurel Duet, blend bluegrass, old-time country, traditional Irish and folk into an engaging Americana fusion showcasing Pete’s exceptional lead vocals, Kathy’s amazing guitar work and sterling duet harmonies. The duo will be playing its first international dates in May 2014, during a two-week tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Kathy Barwick, a native of Sacramento, has been widely hailed over the past 30 years as one of California’s most versatile acoustic musicians, known for her work in bluegrass, Americana and traditional Irish music. An award-winning multi-instrumentalist who’s adept on guitar, banjo, dobro, bass and mandolin, Barwick was a founding member of the All Girl Boys, a popular all-female bluegrass quintet, and has also worked with such bands as Nine-8ths Irish and the Mike Justis Band, as well as with Pete in the bluegrass band Mountain Laurel. Her first solo album, In My Life, was released in 2011 by FGM Music. Her second album, tentatively titled Braeburn, will be released this spring.  

Pete Siegfried, a Pennsylvania native who has lived in Grass Valley, California, since the 1970s, founded the bluegrass band Mountain Laurel in 1988 and sang lead vocals and played mandolin in the popular quintet until it disbanded in 2011. Mountain Laurel performed widely throughout northern California and Nevada, playing most of the leading festivals in the region, earning Pete a reputation as a peerless, distinctive singer with a soaring and expressive tenor voice. Mountain Laurel recorded three albums: Another Sunny Day in California, Trouble in the Mine and It’s About Time.

Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried are currently working on their first duet record. Tickets €15/ €12. Bookings on 066 9478956 /



Culture Cinema in association with Access Cinema – ‘Wadjda’ Thursday 27th February 2014 8pm


This groundbreaking first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first by a female Saudi filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour’s Wadjda offers a moving, rarely seen picture of everyday life in Riyadh. With a central character so unique to the screen, Al-Mansour has crafted a subtle counterpoint to the images of females the world is accustomed to seeing, a character who holds hope for the future. – Liza Domnitz / Tribeca Film Festival 2013       Winner – CICAE Award, Venice Film Festival 2012


Dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour    Saudi Arabia 2012         98 mins   Cert: PG. Starring: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf. Language: Arabic.     






‘Happy Days’ by Samuel Beckett, Sunday 16th February 2014 8pn

Happy Days is the 3rd of Samuel Beckett’s great comic/tragic full length plays on the human condition, Waiting for Godot and Endgame being the others. The Godot Company in association with Richard Ryan Promotions present this highly original stage picture which breaks new barriers in the modern theatre.

The heroine is “Winnie” a housewife who is married to “Willie” who find themselves alone in a barren wilderness. In this often hilarious play “Winnie” depends on “Willie” for company and support even though he spends most of his time, sleeping.

She finds comfort in her literary quotations and in the contents of her black bag which she delves into throughout her Happy Day.

Colette Kelly, Rockaby, Beckett x3 (2012), Footfalls, Beckett x3 (2013) plays “Winnie”. Oengus MacNamara who has performed in every Irish Tour by the Godot Company plays “Willie” and is the Director with John Calder (Beckett’s Publisher) founder of The Godot Company, London.

Admission €15/€12, couples €25. Booking on 066 9478956 /


Charity Concert – CANCELLED

The Scattergoods Saturday 8th February 2014 8pm

A night of beautiful harmonies, infectious laughter and uplifting music

Admission €10. Booking on 066 9478956 /

50% of artists fees and CD sales goes straight to the local counselling service.


The Gathering 2013 – an exhibition of work by Kerry artists

On display until the end of January.

An exhibition of several of the wonderful & exciting paintings & art pieces by the Iveragh Penninsula’s most famous & well-known artists – Pauline Bewick, Pam Muller, Jean Usher, Helen Richmond, Diana Muller, Bernadette Kennedy, Christine Bowen & many more in celebration of The Gathering initiative.

The exhibition communicates through the medium of visual art, a strong sense of place and connection to the Kerry identity that it is hoped will resonate with all audiences at home and abroad. Among the featured exhibitions are the dramatic landscapes of the Beara and Dingle peninsulas to the magnificent lakes and mountains of Killarney.



Culture Cinema in association with Access Cinema – ‘What Maisie Knew’ Thursday 30th January 2014 8pm

A heartbreakingly perceptive illustration of the axiom that when parents get divorced, the ones most affected are the children, What Maisie Knew is a closely observed and deeply emotional drama in which a kind-hearted six-year-old girl only slowly begins to understand the complexity of her mother and father’s dysfunctional relationship. Guided by a superb cast — and a strong turn from newcomer Onata Aprile — the latest from directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel (The Deep End, Bee Season) wrings tears but does so with a great deal of tenderness and intelligence.


Dir: Scott McGehee, David Siegel USA201315A98 mins

Starring: Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham, Onata Aprile

Language: English

Admission €5. Booking on 066 9478956 /

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