On Saturday, April 20 at 8pm multi-talented, Scottish-born guitarist and singer-songwriter Dick Gaughan will be taking to the stage in the Ballina Arts Centre. Gaughan’s songs are known for the passion and political conviction he puts into them and his music has been recorded by the likes of Billy Bragg, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Roy Bailey, and Capercaillie. Tickets cost from €12 to €15 and booking is essential.
The following Thursday, April 25 at 8pm, Irish Theatre presents Cooley Women by John Dunne. Taken from the Ulster Cycle of Irish myths and legends, Cooley Women consist of two one-act plays, each exploring key figures familiar to Irish audiences. The first is an account of Queen Maeve's desire to capture the Brown Bull of Cooley. The second features two of the Morrigan sisters, Morrigan herself and Macha (famous for her curse on all Ulstermen ). Both plays offer an insight into Irish mythology and both contain Celtic rituals of the time. Tickets cost from €10 to €12 and booking is advised. For more information on either show you can call the centre on 096 73593 or log on to www.ballinaartscentre.com