Los Paddys de Las Pampas – Album Launch & Concert

Saturday 14th December at 8.30 pm

Los Paddys de Las Pampas release their Debut album “Come Home” at the Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery. Local singer/songwriter James Sheppard and visiting New Yorker Dawn Cantwell will also play sets rounding off a great night of music.

 YouTube video previewing the launch and concert in Courthouse.

Narrated by Eoin O Neill.

YouTube video with the single off the album

New song for the morning

 No cover charge



 On Sunday 15 December the Courthouse Gallery is open from 11 to 3pm for the Ennistymon Christmas market.

 The Courthouse Gallery is currently showing Trasna IV, it is our Christmas show of postcard sized original artworks, by local, national and international artists.

 All works are for sale at €40.

This is a unique opportunity to buy an original artwork at a very reasonable price.

 The Gallery will serve mulled wine.

There will also be face painting for the children by a theatrical make up artist.

All are welcome

JASKANE CAFÉ’ TRIO with Martin Doyle – solo flute

Thursday 12th December 8 pm

Admission €10

Music lovers in Clare will be treated to a very special night of original and unusual music in the Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery on Thursday 12th December.  Jaskane Café Trio and North Clare Flute maker and flautist Martin Doyle will play a programme of classical music in what promises to be a wonderful night’s entertainment.

Jaskane Café Trio showcases a unique blend of violin, oboe and guitar, playing a diverse range of music genres.  The instrumentation in itself is unusual, and the performers have a diverse range of influences from classical to traditional Irish music through to rock and blues.  Oboist Etain McCooey has developed a uniquely ‘Irish’ oboe style, combining her classical oboe training with her knowledge of Irish whistle style and technique,   Karen Kelly plays classical violin, her performances including orchestral works, chamber music and a particular love for all tangos Argentinian and Jason Noone is a guitarist  and producer with a background in rock, blues and improvisation.

Jaskane’s guitarist, Jason Noone gives some insight “We like to refer to our music as ‘international café music’ as our repertoire includes the type of melodies and tunes you might here in the cafes of Milan or Paris.   It’s a lovely evocative experience for the listener, we have been getting great feedback from our audiences to date.  I think people like to hear something a little more unusual in Clare.  Our programme includes Argentinian tangos, Russian tunes, Finnish waltzes and some contemporary music.”

Jaskane Café Trio has teamed up with Martin Doyle to play in the Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery.  While Martin is well known as a flute maker, he is also a talented flautist and will start the night’s entertainment at 8pm, with some Bach.    

Jaskane Café Trio will also be performing in Glor with Ennis singer songwriter Emer O’Flaherty  on 19th December and in the Kilshanny House,  on New Years Eve. JaskaneCafe Trio    Email:

The “Je ne Sais Quoi” French Evenings At the Courthouse Gallery continue

 The “Je ne Sais Quoi” French Evenings

At the Courthouse Gallery continue on

 Tuesday 10th December 2013 @ 8 pm


 ‘Tu seras mon fils’

 (You Will Be My Son), (2011)

 Directed by Gilles Legrand, You Will Be My Son stars Niels Arestrup as Paul de Marseul, a prestigious wine-maker and owner of a renowned chateau and vineyard in Saint-Émilion, whom is disheartened by the notion of his son Martin (Lorànt Deutsch) taking over the family business. Martin does not seem to have inherited the qualities that Paul esteems in a wine-maker: persistence, creative insight and technical prowess matched with passion for the job and the product, and Paul frequently reminds him of this, whether explicitly or in subtle gestures. When Philippe (Nicolas Bridet) appears at the vineyard, Paul leaps at the chance to name him as his successor, neglecting the wishes of his own son. The tension in this familial triangle comes to a head when an unexpected event changes everything.

Like a fine wine, this drama is full-bodied and complex and provides a fascinating look at the matter of the transmission of knowledge, heritage and tradition in the world of wine.

 Our aim is to speak some French (afterwards with a glass of wine) and watch a movie.

€3 on the door

“The Mystical Qualities of the Burren” By Jackie Queally

A  unique presentation exploring the mystical qualities of the Burren and its hinterland.

Friday 6th December @ 8pm in the Gallery

€5 donation request


The talk is accompanied by images and poems written by author, guide and speaker Jackie Queally, who moved to the Burren area five years ago. She weaves her unique findings in accordance with the Five Elements familiar to those who work in acupuncture. She has added a sixth unifying element that is particularly potent in the Burren. This element is key to understanding the special hold the Burren has in people’s hearts.

Jackie has written nine books most of which hold a spiritual content and honour the spiritual aspects of the land. Her work appeals to healers and progressive thinkers in particular.