Beat the post Christmas blues at The Dock

If you’re feeling the post-Christmas blues and not looking forward to the long month of January, then The Dock can brighten up your January with some great nights out!

If you’re feeling the post-Christmas blues and not looking forward to the long month of January, then The Dock can brighten up your January with some great nights out!

2012 gets off to a hilarious start at The Dock with The Cornmill Theatre group on Wednesday and Thursday, January 11 &12 with Seamus O’Rourke’s award winning play Victor’s Dung.

Set in a farm yard, this is a comic tale of Victor Maguire - a crude, vulgar, abrupt un-PC Cavan farmer - who gets a surprise one Friday morning. We are then taken on a whirlwind journey through Victor’s somewhat sad and unconventional life, meeting up with many a strange bucko along the way… Hold on to your hats… and your sweets (because there may be Cavan people in the audience)… this could get messy!

On Friday 20th, there’s a real musical treat in store - an intimate evening with one of Ireland’s best-loved artists Frances Black. When Nanci Griffith called Frances Black “the sweetest voice of Ireland,” she was paying tribute to someone who has been one of Ireland’s best-loved and most enduring artists since the late 80s, with a string of best-selling albums, awards and other accolades behind her. She has twice been the recipient of one of the highest honours in Irish music, the prestigious Irish Recorded Music Association’s Best Irish Female award, and a National Entertainment Personality of the Year award. Not many tickets left for this one.

More musical mastery of a traditional kind on Wednesday, January 25 as Music Network present a ‘musical dream team made real’, with one of the most important Irish musicians of his generation, fiddler Martin Hayes teaming up with virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Kevin Crawford (Lunasa) and Dubliner John Doyle (ex-Solas), whose filigree finger-picking guitar style is the perfect foil for the understated mastery of Hayes and Crawford. And did we mention Doyle’s tenor vocals and crack bouzouki and mandolin playing? They call themselves The Teetotallers and it’s simply unmissable.

And finally on Friday 27th from 8.30pm till late The Space @ The Dock presents the legendary Donal Dineen for a night of audio visual excellence with groove aplenty until the small hours.

The Space @ The Dock series promises a feast for the senses; up front quality music and more, in a laid back atmosphere and who better to present our first foray of 2012 than a man who epitomises this concept; Dj, filmmaker and curator Donal Dineen. A musical pioneer since his early days as the presenter of No Disco (RTE) in the nineties, through to his award-winning late night radio show The Small Hours on Today FM, Donal Dineen has used his discerning ear to seek out, listen to and encourage experimental music in all genres. Donal will make The Space @ The Dock his own for the night so expect a night of audio visual excellence with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

Full details of these and upcoming shows at The Dock on www.thedock.ie, bookings on (071) 9650828. The Dock looks forward to welcoming you in 2012.