JIMMY Buckley returns to The Ardhowen tonight (Thursday) and Monaghan based blues singer Grainne Duffy performs in Gallery Bar on Friday, November 27.


One of Ireland’s top entertainers, Jimmy Buckley’s old style traditional country music, Irish ballads and original material are all included in this hugely enjoyable show, along with tributes to some of the greats such as Hank Williams and Charlie Pride.

Jimmy’s massive hit song ‘Your Wedding Day’, written by Henry McMahon, conquered the Irish music scene and he continues to make his mark on the concert scene across the British Isles. Singing and music play a huge part in Jimmy’s life and he notes Elvis and Buddy Holly as among his greatest influences. Jimmy had the honour of performing with George Jones in Nashville and also with Charlie Pride on his Irish tours. Both Charlie and George were astounded by Jimmy’s vocal talents and were very complementary in their praise for this quiet entertainer.

Jimmy looks forward to meeting fans and friends, old and new, at his concert tonight at 8pm.


A unique talent, raw and powerful, edgy and elegant, Grainne Duffy’s early influences range from the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and the Pretenders. The subtle playing of Peter Green on songs such as ‘Need Your Love So Bad’ and ‘Albatross’ led Grainne to listen to other guitarists such as BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and, of course, Rory Gallagher. All the while she was developing her vocal ability by singing in her local church choir and listening to artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Linda Rondstat and Bonnie Raitt.

Grainne’s band features a full line-up of Paul Sherry on guitar, Davy Watson on bass, Gerry Morgan on drums and John McCullough on piano and this ensemble is gaining a well earned reputation as a stellar unit always delivering passionate performances; the perfect foundation for Grainne’s guitar playing and vocals. Her brilliant mix of blues, rock and soul in her original material and her treatment of a few carefully selected standards charged with true emotion and feeling can win over any audience.

Join Grainne Duffy and her band in The Ardhowen Gallery Bar on Friday at 9pm.


Following the success of last year’s sell out production of ‘Grease’, Enniskillen Light Operatic Society celebrate their 20th year with the seasonal family favourite, ‘A Christmas Carol’. The classic Dickens tale of the miserly Scrooge redeemed by visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future has been adapted for the stage by Lynn Ahrens and Alan Menken.

Menken and Ahrens have composed music for classic Disney movies ‘Beauty And The Beast’, ‘Pocahontas’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’, and acclaimed musicals ‘Newsies’ and ‘Ragtime’. ‘A Christmas Carol’ will definitely get you in the mood for the festive season, so don’t be a humbug and book your tickets for this heart-warming show today. Performances take place on Thursday, December 3, to Saturday, December 5, and Monday, December 7, to Saturday, December 12, at 8pm.

A matinee performance will be held on Saturday, December 5, at 3pm.


The pre-Christmas entertainment continues with The Whistlin’ Donkeys on Thursday, December 17, the nostalgic Rock ‘n’ Roll Years And Dance Hall Days on Friday, December 18, and seasonal favourite Flash Harry on Saturday, December 19.