IRISH singing sensation Michael English performs along with Hugo Duncan at The Ardhowen tonight (Thursday). Take a thrilling adventure with Big Telly Theatre Company on Friday with ‘Gulliver’ and popular local band Sidewalk Boogie return to the Gallery Bar on Saturday for a night of great rhythm and blues.


The Co Kildare singer/songwriter and musician, Michael English, has been entertaining audiences since he appeared on Gay Byrne’s popular ‘Late Late Show’ when he was 11 years old. Since then he has had number one hits, best-selling albums and numerous TV appearances.

A Michael English concert really has something for all age groups and the audience can look forward to hearing his hit singles, ‘The Band is Back In Town’, ‘Nearest To Perfect’, ‘Friday At The Dance’, ‘Another You’, ‘Big Blue Tree’ and many more.

Michael English will be joined on stage by Hugo Duncan tonight at 8pm for a wonderful evening’s entertainment.


On Friday at 8pm, Big Telly Theatre Company and the MAC co-present ‘Gulliver’, based on Jonathan Swift’s classic adventure tale.

When Gulliver returns from another amazing experience at sea, his family are more than a little perplexed. They had just about coped with the giants, the tiny people, the floating islands and outlandish inventions. But a world ruled by horses? That’s a different kettle of fish. Only one thing is certain; family life will never be the same again.

Audiences can expect a fast-paced show packed with lots of laughs, incorporating amazing projection and a new musical score. This production has attracted great reviews.

Don’t miss this uproarious theatrical adventure as Gulliver and his family learn to live together in a strange new world where weird is the new normal. ‘Gulliver’ is suitable for 8 years and over.


Local Rhythm and Blues outfit Sidewalk Boogie return to the Gallery Bar on Saturday 14th November at 9pm following their outstanding sell out performance last year. Formed in Fermanagh in 2009 with Ronan McManus on vocals and bass, Des Campbell on drums and Cris Gill on guitar; the band now includes Maurice Collins on guitar and vocals.

Ronan, Des and Maurice have all performed locally for many years; Cris Gill moved to Fermanagh after many years in London performing with various blues, ska and reggae artists including legendary Jamaican trombonist Rico Rodriguez, John Mayall and The Selecter.

Expect a great night of classic Chicago blues blended with a touch of jazz, rock, ska and New Orleans funk.


Borderline Players return to The Ardhowen stage with the Rick Abbott farce, ‘Play On’ on Thursday, November 19, and Friday, November 20, at 8pm. Written by Rick Abbott and directed by Siobhan O’Brien, this play within a play comedy follows an amateur dramatics society as they prepare for their annual drama, suitably titled ‘Murder Most Foul’.

Set three nights before ‘Murder Most Foul’ opens, we are introduced to the cast; a dysfunctional bunch of amateur performers where tensions between members are simmering. The director is reaching his wits end as the set remains unfinished, cast members are still learning their lines, the backstage crew interrupt the rehearsals at every turn and the novice writer makes sweeping plot changes on a daily basis.

‘Play On’ is a lively farce featuring a well-known local cast and for anyone who has ever been involved in amateur dramatics it is sure to open a mixed bag of emotions.


Following their stunning debut Ardhowen performance in 2014, Celtic Soul returns on Saturday, November 21, at 8pm, to pay homage to one of the truly great singer/songwriters of all time; our own Van Morrison.

Performing the big hits like ‘Jackie Wilson Said’, ‘Days Like This’, ‘Brown Eyed Girl’, ‘Ballerina’, ‘Cyprus Avenue’ and ‘In the Garden’, Celtic Soul have received critical acclaim from devout Van fans everywhere. With more years than the band care to remember playing in blues, folk, traditional and jazz bands, these musicians have the ingredients to combine and deliver Van’s music authentically.


Music in Fermanagh presents The RTE ConTempo String Quartet on Wednesday, November 25, at 8pm.

Since its formation in Bucharest in 1995, the Quartet has performed over 1400 concerts world-wide, including St Martin-in-the-Fields, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Palazzo del Quirinale Rome and Carnegie Hall.


Two hugely popular Irish performers, country singer Jimmy Buckley on Thursday, November 26, and Blues artist Grainne Duffy on Friday, November 27, round off a busy month at The Ardhowen.