THE festive season really begins at The Ardhowen with Enniskillen Light Operatic’s (ELO) annual musical production and it doesn’t get any more festive than Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’.


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.

Performances take place tonight (Thursday) through to Saturday, December 5, and Monday, December 7, to Saturday, December 12, at 8pm, with a matinee performance on Saturday, December 5, at 3pm.


Hailing from County Tyrone, talented Irish Folk band, The Whistlin’ Donkeys have been attracting national and international attention over the last 12 months, sharing the stage with icons such as The Beach Boys, Hot Chocolate, Kian Egan and Shane Filan and appearing as special guests with Smokie who celebrated 40 years on the road.

This lively band features Fergal McAloon, lead vocals/bodhran; band founder Stevie Corrigan, guitar/backing vocals; All-Ireland Banjo Champion Tomas Quinn, banjo/backing vocals; Oscar Bradley who made his acting debut in Game of Thrones last year, drums; All-Ireland Champion fiddle player Mickey Kerr, fiddle and the newest member, Danny McCormack, bass. In their short time on the music scene, The Whistlin’ Donkeys have already made their mark across the country. Join them for a great night of music and craic on Thursday, December 17, at 8pm.


From the producers of ‘Do You Come Here Often’ comes a fabulous new show, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Years and Dance Hall Days on Friday, December 18, at 8pm. Relive all the memories of a decade that saw the birth of pop, from the ballads of Ruby Murray, Perry Como and Dean Martin to the early rock ‘n’ roll of Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee and Bill Hailey. Starring Ireland’s most successful showband Clubsound; television presenter, journalist and singer Jackie Fullerton; one of Ireland's finest songstresses Elaine Wood; Janet McCartney and cabaret singer Trevor Kelly.


Flash Harry have been celebrating the music of Queen all over Ireland and the UK for more than 20 years and still fans come to pay homage to the greatest rock band of them all. Flash Harry brings a show that embraces the very essence of live music, talent, energy, enthusiasm, passion and pure showmanship. On Saturday, December 19, at 8pm, the Ardhowen audience will be rocking out to Queen’s greatest hits from ‘Radio Gaga’, ‘We Are The Champions’, to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and everything in between.