Messrs Pearse & Smyth

13 May 2022

Pearse & Smyth Messrs Smyth & Pearse Based in Armagh, the folk duet Messrs Smyth & Pearse play a wide variety of music which they have made their own using their unique approach to the arrangement of songs. This ‘trans-genre’ style encompasses Irish ballads, folk, blues, country, rock and anything else they feel they can stamp their brand upon. Their ... More »
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An Irish History Podcast

26 Apr 2022

"Comics Kevin Larney and Jason Brennan have been travelling the country, retelling local tales from the annals of Irish history for the live version of their hit Irish History Podcast and for this show they'll be in the Dundalk Gaol on Friday 13th May, telling the story of the 1922 Jail break for the 100 year anniversary of the historic ... More »
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Daytime Adult Music & Singing Session

7 Apr 2022

Music & Singing session every Thursday afternoon at the Oriel Centre from 2.30pm sharp. All welcome - adult learners & advanced. Come along and join in the ceol & craic. Tea / coffee provided. More »
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Vladimir Jablokov

30 Mar 2022

Acclaimed violinist Vladimir Jablokov will be performing in Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol on Saturday 11th June 2022. Vladimir has headlined in venues such as the National Concert Hall, INEC, University Concert Hall, Cork Opera House, National Opera House, and the BBC Proms Belfast and is currently preparing his biggest production to date in the 3Arena in December so this intimate ... More »
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The Frank and Walters

30 Mar 2022

After their resounding success previously in the Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol, The Frank and Walters are heading back to Dundalk for an intimate acoustic show in the Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol on Saturday 22nd Oct 2022 The Frank and Walters originally became world famous on the ‘90s indie scene and have produced seven studio albums. Thanks to the cult comedy ... More »
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Maid of the Mill Festival

30 Mar 2022

Maid of the Mill Festival 22nd to 24th April 2022 - Music Masterclasses at St. Patrick's High School, Keady, BT60 3TH To book a ticket please email Keadywhite@live.co.uk or call +44 7747 808075. More »
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Brian Kennedy Saturday 7th May 2022

16 Feb 2022

One of Ireland’s most inspired and revered ambassadors of music, Brian Kennedy will be making a very welcome return to the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol on Saturday 7th May 2022 at 8.30pm. Brian is first and foremost a live performer and songwriter declaring “music is my lifeblood.” Brian was the first international artist to record the incredibly uplifting anthem ‘You ... More »
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Amhráin Chaillte na Teorann - Ceardlann Amhránaíochta; Lost Songs of the Border - Song Workshop

28 Nov 2021

Amhráin Chaillte na Teorann - Ceardlann Amhránaíochta; Lost Songs of the Border - Song Workshop Sunday 28th November 2pm - 5pm Bí linn agus foghlaim cuid de na hamhráin chaillte na teorann. Sa cheardlann 3 uair seo, beidh deis agat roinnt amhrán a fhoghlaim go díreach ó na ceoltóirí áitiúla. Come and learn some of the lost songs of the ... More »
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Heritage Council Support for Oriel Centre

1 Aug 2021

We are delighted to announce that earlier this Summer, The Heritage Council approved financial assistance for the Oriel Centre towards the installation of a Hearing Assist System under its Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2021. With the introduction of this system, we aim to improve accessibility to 'hearing' events such as concerts, historical talks, workshops, music rehearsals etc for people who ... More »
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Book Launch - A Border Beat (Policing in Dundalk)

27 Nov 2020

The Oriel Centre is delighted to be associated with the launch of this historical work compiled by local man Pat O'Donoghue, retired member of An Garda Siochána. This is a truly absorbing account of the challenges faced by the 'Guardians of the Peace' in a border region over the past century. Background - In 1922 the Louth-Armagh county boundary became ... More »
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FLEADH MHÓR DHOIRE - 2020

20 Nov 2020

Fleadh Dhoire 2020, Derrys Amazing Talent. Fleadh Dhoire Mhór 2020 will bring the North West to virtual life this coming week showcasing to a global audience some of Ireland’s finest Irish traditional musicians, singers and storytellers who emanate from Derrys shores. With over 20 events and concert performances going live online from the 19th- 23rd November, this years Fleadh Dhoire ... More »
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Amhrán Na Nollag- Invitation to take part in Cumann na BhFiann's new online project

20 Nov 2020

Tá Cumann na bhFiann ag iarraidh ar dhaoine páirt a ghlacadh in fhíseán mór Nollaig a bheidh á sheoladh go poiblí ag tús mí na Nollaig. Tá sé dírithe ar dhaoine óga idir 10-18 bl. d’aois, ach níl sé teoranta don aoisghrúpa seo amháin! Mar thoradh ar seo, ba mhaith linn airgead agus feasacht a ardú don charthanacht ‘ALONE’, ach ... More »
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Calling all Comhaltas Branches

30 Jul 2020

Performance opportunity for your most talented members NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! THE FOLLOWING EXCITING NEWS HAS JUST BEEN ISSUED BY RTÉ! We can't fleadh like it's 1999 ... the world has changed after all. But that won't stop us channelling the epic energy of Irish traditional music at its finest. At home, on stage, on your favourite landmark (careful now) ... More »
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SUMMER SHOW 2020 - JULY & AUGUST

19 Feb 2020

Due to COVID 19 Oriel Centre Summer Shows have been cancelled. Seisiún is a staged performance of authentic Irish traditional culture, which provides a unique experience for holidaymakers and all lovers of traditional music during the months of July and August each summer. The show is followed by light refreshments (normally tea/coffee and scones); the night then concludes with an ... More »
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Ceol na nGael 2020 Date Venue & Addresses

10 Feb 2020

Dates Venue & Address for Ceol na nGael 2020 Feb 15-16 Comhaltas na Breataine, Provisional Convention - Hall Mark Hotel, Liverpool April 3-5 Carlow Fleadh, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow. April 10-13 Roscommon Fleadh, Ballaghadereen Co. Roscommon. April 6-19 Longford Fleadh, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford. April 16-19 North American Convebntion, San Francisco,CA, USA. April 17-19 Dunmanway, Co. Cork. April 17-19 Kilkenny Fleadh Paulstown, ... More »