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First live performance in months for glór a sell-out

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THE first live performance to be held in glór since lock-down began back in March has sold out, the Ennis venue has confirmed. The venue will be fully re-open from September 1, however ahead of this date a special live show will take place this Friday (August, 14) with The Albiez Trio, presented by Music Network with a line-up featuring Tóla Custy, Laoise Kelly and Cormac Breatnach.
The very limited capacity gig will be the first in a range of events planned by glór for the coming months, with the venue adapting to meet the challenges of Covid-19.
A spokesperson for glór told us they were delighted that this week’s live performance, with a very limited audience, has sold out. And they are looking forward to returning with a new season of events from September.
“We have re-shaped our autumn programme to offer a range of experiences from theatre, to music, comedy and film and visual arts, presenting each experience in a controlled environment, carefully adhering to health and safety guidelines, going above and beyond to ensure your comfort and ease.”
She continued, “Our performance programme in September-October will be presented in new atmospheric and spaced out seating layout, with cabaret pods alongside our raked seating, with audiences seated per household.”
Events to look forward to include a bi-weekly film series of six films in partnership with Access Cinema and a series of play readings, The Plays the Thing! presented by a range of drama groups across Clare; Ennis Players, Doonbeg Drama Group,  Muse Productions, Corofin Dramatic Society & Sliabh Aughty Drama Group.
Glór’s visual arts programme will showcase young talent with Lockdown through a young lens: County Clare Kids Art Exhibition 2020 curated by Rachel Macmanus, and paintings created by Kaye Maahs and Will O’Kane.
Studio session Inspirations has been relocated to the theatre, which will feature traditional artists from Clare and beyond. Curated by Paula Carroll performers include the Vanbrugh Quartet, Ye Vagabonds and Cormac Begley, and Kit Downes.
Weekend comedy will provide a well-deserved laugh by Gearóid Farrelly with special guest Stephen Mullan, and Des Bishop and theatrical treats from  Mikel Murfi with his theatre  show The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, and a new play by Clare’s own Eva O’Connor called Mustard, courtesy of Fishamble.

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