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Ballymaloe Summer Listings

All of the below shows can be booked online at Ballymaloe Grainstore or 021 4651555, to view their brochure please click here.

June

Saturday 15 June, 8pm - Frankie Gavin and De Dannan

One of the most celebrated Irish traditional music groups of all time. With Michelle Lally on lead vocals, this is the “De Dannan of the 21st century”.

Tickets: €20 dinner in Ballymaloe house (6pm) and ticket: €65 [subject to booking fee]

Sunday 23 June, 8pm - Mícheál ó Súilleabháin in concert with his sons, Owen & Moley (size2shoes)

The iconic musician, composer, and musicologist will be joined by his two sons who are returning from NY exclusively for this concert. Owen and Moley's unique style incorporates rap and beat box, adding to the wide range of song, story and music spirited, funny night suitable for all ages.

Tickets: €23 dinner in Ballymaloe house (6pm) and ticket: €68 [subject to booking fee]

July

Friday 12 July, 8pm - Neil Delamere - smartbomb

Demagogue? Iconoclast? Dilettante? Virtuoso?

Ok, these words have nothing to do with the show but they do make it sound clever and that’s what it’s all about! A gig not to be missed as the hugely popular Irish comedian and star of RTE’s The 2nd Republic, BBC’s the blame game and fighting talk, Michael McIntyre’s comedy roadshow and Channel 4’s stand up for the week, stops off in Ballymaloe en route to the Edinburgh festival.

"***** simply put, Delamere is a master" - the Scotsman

"funny, clever, inventive and hugely entertaining" - the independent

Tickets: €23 dinner in Ballymaloe house (6pm) and ticket: €68 [subject to booking fee]

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July, 8pm - The Love-Hungry Farmer

Direct from sell-out run in the gaiety theatre Dublin

Des Keogh, one of Ireland’s foremost actors, comes to Ballymaloe Grainstore with his hugely-successful show by John B Keane. John Bosco McLane is a bachelor of indeterminate age who admits he's "past his best" but is bound to pursue amorous adventures, leaving audiences in stitches and tears.

"Fiercely serious and bruisingly hilarious" - New York Times

"Keogh is a wonder...a master storyteller” - Associated Press

Tickets: €23 dinner in Ballymaloe house (6pm) and ticket: €68 [subject to booking fee]

Thursday 25 July, 8pm - Darina and Rachel Allen Cookery Demonstration

A sell-out when they performed their kitchen magic earlier this year, Darina and Rachel return with their entertaining and instructive evening. The dynamic mother and daughter-in-law duo will demonstrate some of their favourite dishes and offer practical tips. They'll share their culinary philosophies as well, sourcing most of the ingredients directly from Ballymaloe cookery school's organic farm.

Tickets: €25 dinner in Ballymaloe house (6pm) and ticket: €70 [subject to booking fee]

Friday 26 July, 8pm - John Spillane

With special guest, up-and-coming Cobh vocalist, Caroline Fraher, musician, songwriter, storyteller, dreamer - an evening with the two-time meteor award winner is pure magic. John’s performances effortlessly flit between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent cork humour, spanning folk, acoustic, traditional, world and pop.

“Funny, quirky, massively entertaining. John is a story teller, a shanachie” -Kansas City Irish festival.

Tickets: €20 dinner in Ballymaloe house (6pm) and ticket: €65 [subject to booking fee]

August

Saturday 10 August, 8pm - Jack L - the 27 club

Jack’s sensational new show pays homage to iconic singers who passed away at the age of 27: Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Robert Johnson, Brian jones, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt cobain. He has already toured Ireland to capacity audiences and received critical acclaim following a week-long run at the Edinburgh arts festival.

"Jack l triumphs...a great night out" - Irish Independent

**** [five stars] - Guardian

Tickets: €25 dinner in Ballymaloe house (6pm) and ticket: €70 [subject to booking fee]

Sunday 25 August, 8pm - The Red Hurley Show

Red is acknowledged as a unique vocal talent and one of the finest entertainers of his generation. Having honed his craft over forty years, he appeals to all ages, musical tastes and cultures. Be it a cover version or his own original material, red's distinctive brand of satin smooth vocal magic makes each song his own. Red and his band make their Ballymaloe debut.

Tickets: €25 dinner in Ballymaloe house (6pm) and ticket: €70 [subject to booking fee]

Saturday August 31st & Sunday 1st September - Ballymaloe Garden Fest

Building on the hugely-successful literary festival, Ballymaloe announces the first-ever festival dedicated to all things horticultural. English and Irish gardening experts will gather in Shanagarry to speak on topics ranging from rare plants to garden design. The big shed will once again be abloom with abundant trade stands, food and fringe events. See website for details as they emerge.

September

Sunday 8 September, 8pm - Maria Doyle Kennedy and Heathers (acoustic)

Two of Ireland’s most exceptional female acts unite for a unique and intimate performance. A twist of old and a hint of new, their show is part of one of the most exciting musical tours this year in Ireland. Maria will be accompanied by her husband, Kieran Kennedy. Expect collaborations on the night for this ‘not to be missed’ evening.

Tickets: €18 dinner in Ballymaloe house (6pm) and ticket: €63 [subject to booking fee]

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September - Irish Country House Auction

Loughlin Bowe are one of Ireland’s leading antique and fine art auctioneers who specialize in Irish country house auctions. This auction will include the entire contents of the historic wood house estate, Stradbally, Co. Waterford which has been removed for convenience of sale to the Grainstore. Admission free - donations accepted to benefit Midleton community hospital.

Sat 21 Sept - viewing from 11am to 6pm

Sun 22 Sept - viewing from 11am, auction at 2pm

For further information or images contact Jamie Monagan at ballymaloegrainstoreshows@gmail.com or 086-8924447.

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