first_imgChristmas Craft and Art FairAn Grianán Theatre’s Christmas Craft and Art Fair returns on Sat 1 December 2012. For one day only this selected group of craft makers and artists will give you an opportunity to buy the best and classiest presents anyone will receive this year. Curated by Deirdre Ramsay, the 20 exhibiting artists and designer/makers are some of the finest in the north west. Crafts and arts on display will include pottery and ceramics, textiles, batiks, fashion, jewellery and art prints. The exhibitors are Deirdre Ramsay, Fiona Higgins, Theatre Craft Group, Emer O’Sullivan, Helen Pinoff, Alan McCluney, Maggie Roarty, Clare Cuanane, Emily Bazeley, Michelle Mc Carroll, Shelagh Dwyer, Laura Ferguson, Audrey Henry, Alicia Brolly, Kim Mc Elhinney, Helen Scott, Joanne Gamble, Siobhan Montgomery, Laura Bucannan and Daniel McGarrigle. The fair runs from 11am to 6pm on Sat 1 December. The theatre’s cafe will be on hand to serve tea, coffee and delicious refreshments.  Seize the David O’Doherty Comedian David O’Doherty and his yamaha return to An Grianán on Sat 1 December with his latest stand up show Seize the David O’Doherty. With recent TV apperances that include hosting BBC’s Nevermind The Buzzcocks and appearing as a panellist on QI not to mention his best-selling book 100 Facts about Pandas and recently published 100 Facts about Sharks, David O’Doherty is proving to be one of Ireland’s hottest (in a mild mannered way) comedy exports. Having scaled the heights of telemarketing and temping, David O’Doherty first stepped on stage at Dublin’s Comedy Cellar in 1998. In 1999 he won the Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award for new comedians and was runner up in the BBC New Comedy Awards. His first full show ‘The Story of the Boy Who Saved Comedy’ was performed at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2000 and received a nomination for Best Newcomer. He has returned to the festival six more times, his 2006 show ‘David O’Doherty is my name’ receiving a nomination for best show and his 2008 show ‘Let’s Comedy’ won the if.comedy Award (former Perrier) for Best Show. He has performed around the world at festivals in Melbourne, Montreal, New York and Wellington. He has toured around Ireland with Tommy Tiernan, around Britain with Rich Hall and recently around America with Demetri Martin. In 2006 he recorded his first CD “Giggle Me Timbers (or ‘Jokes Ahoy!’)” at home in his flat in front of 35 people. His first television series ‘The Modest Adventures of David O’Doherty’ was transmitted on RTE in Ireland in 2007. He has written widely for newspapers and magazines, published a book for children, written a play (‘Saddled’, with Bryan Quinn – the world’s first theatrical production to feature live repair of audience members’ bicycles), and a radio series about bee detectives with his brother Mark (‘The Bees of Manulla’ RTE).  See David O’Doherty on on Sat 1 Dec at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny. Gig starts at 8pm and tickets are available at An Grianán now on 0749120777 or see  Donegal band In Their Thousands are coming home triumphant! Donegal band In Their Thousands are this year’s Hot Press/2FM Guinness Play for the Day winners. After coming through their northern heat as winners the band performed at Whelan’s in Dublin on Wednesday night with fellow finalists Hot Sprockets, The Calvinists and Protobaby. But it was the Donegal band’s stunning live set that saw them crowned as winners. “It was really tough,” Niall Stones, Editor of Hot Press said, “but In Their Thousands were absolutely brilliant. The feeling among the judges was that this is a band with huge international potential. They are superb musicians making a truly original and epic noise.” Local audiences will get their chance to congratulate the boys soon as they are playing a special acoustic support slot with Duke Special at An Grianán Theatre on Sat 8 Dec before heading back to the theatre for a post-Christmas show as headliners in their own right on Thur 27 Dec. The Play on the Day prize package includes a full three day recording session, the release of a single and thousands of euro worth of top-of-the-range musical instruments, including equipment from Fender, Tanglewood Guitars, Premier Drums and Casio.Formed in Ramelton in  May 2011 by brothers Aidan and Declan Mc Clafferty, and their cousin Ruairí Friel they were later joined by longtime friend Liam Kelly and the project became In Their Thousands. Despite being little more than a year old they have already developed a distinctive sound and have released two EPs, headlined the Earaail Awakenings Festival while their gig to promote the release of their second EP Cellars has become the stuff of local music legend busing three loads of unsuspecting fans to a secret pop-up venue in remotest Donegal where the band performed in a shed that they turned into a venue for one night only. The band’s sound can only be described as diverse. With the songs coming from all band members their live set changes from stunning vocal harmony laced acoustic acapella folk to edgy electric alternative rock in a seamless progressive crescendo. Songwriting and vocal duties being held down by all four band members and with a diverse and alternative approach to the way music should be enjoyed, In Their Thousands, are one of the most exciting and interesting groups to have come from the North West. See them live at An Grianán Theatre on Sat 8 Dec (acoustic gig supporting Duke Special) and Thur 27 Dec. See for further information or call the box office on 074 91 20777. Crash Cabaret This Friday An Grianan’s bespoke entertainment smorgasbord is back with another eclectic picnic! Join your MC DEREK O’CONNOR for the last Crash Cabaret of 2012… This time, it’s ALL about the tunes. And it’s going to be a monster. Starring.. Punk folk poet troubadour, gospel music energy preacher JINX LENNON!  The Donegal debut of blues/jazz/soul/pop/rock/folk/fun outfit.KELLIE AND THE SCRUFFS! Plus… Eclectic songwriter and multi-instrumentalist CHRIS WARD! Sad songs under a low light with SPACEJUCK! By popular demand – the return of MARTY & MAEVE! Northern Soul singer and birthday boy SEAN P. FEENEY At last! It’s the ADRIAN KELLY RARE GROOVE ORCHESTRA! Plus… A thing by NARTYSTATION! And dancing until late! All for a recession-friendly FIVE EURO!  CASH ON MY TASH! Come along early to An Grianan’s MOVEMBER Shave Off event, which kicks off at 9PM! All welcome: here;s how it works, anyone wanting the shave off their Movember tash, by the lovely people from Patrick Gildea’s Hairdressing Team, will throw a tenner into the kitty, their friends pay the normal €5 admission, and all money paid in before 9.30pm will go to the Movember Campaign!ARTS: DAITHI RAMSAY’S AN GRIANAN NEWS UPDATE was last modified: November 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ARTS: DAITHI RAMSAY’S AN GRIANAN NEWS UPDATElast_img read more

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