Plenty of Christmas cheer in store at the Ardhowen

Whistling Donkeys

Whistling Donkeys

HAVING celebrated a very special birthday this year, the Ardhowen Theatre looks set to end its 30th anniversary year on a high with a packed programme of Christmas events offering something for everyone.

Continuing his run of sell-out tours, Jake O’Kane is back with his new show, ‘Old Enough to Know Better’ while The High Kings, the true heirs of Ireland’s folk heritage, return with their new ‘Grace and Glory’ tour.

Other musical festive treats include Declan Nerney in concert and a very special evening with Phil Coulter.


Enniskillen Light Operatic Society return to The Ardhowen with the heartwarming family classic ‘The Wizard of Oz’ from December 1st to 10th. Join us on a magical journey over the rainbow to the merry old land of Oz, and follow Dorothy’s quest to get back home helped by her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.

Will the mighty Wizard of Oz himself help her, or will she be captured by the Wicked Witch of the West? This show brings the classic MGM musical to life on stage with all of its much loved songs such as ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, ‘Follow The Yellowbrick Road’ and ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’.

It’s a fabulous evening’s entertainment for all ages guaranteed to have you leaving the theatre with a smile on your face and the knowledge that there really is no place like home!


Hailing from County Tyrone, The Whistlin’ Donkeys, are described as Ireland’s favourite Irish traditional folk/rock band. Following their previous visit to The Ardhowen last December, they are back for what is guaranteed to be another fantastic performance. Their concert is on December 15th at 8pm. DECLAN NERNEY IN CONCERT Popular country music star plays at the Ardhowen at December 16th.


The Derry pianist and singer plays at the Ardhowen on December 17th where he will perform new arrangements of all his favourite classic songs from ‘The Town I Loved So Well’ to ‘Steal Away’ along with a seasonal selection with special guest, Geraldine Branagan.


The High Kings, the true heirs of Ireland’s folk heritage, are back on December 29th with their new ‘Grace and Glory’ tour. Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden, renowned vocalists and musicians, come together to create the most exciting Irish ballad group to emerge since The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.


Continuing his run of sell-out tours, Belfast comedian Jake O’Kane is back with his new show, ‘Old Enough to Know Better’. Combining stories from the year past with photos from the Irish News archive and the wackier side of the internet, Jake dissects the insane from the mad and the worst from the bad, in his usual inimitable style. On this tour, Jake is supported by talented comic Terry McHugh. If you’ve caught Jake’s live tour before you’ll know this new show is not to be missed; if you haven’t, come along and see what you’ve been missing.

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