Armagh’s Market Place Theatre is kicking off its Autumn season of events next weekend, with a packed line-up of music and light-hearted drama.
Thursday, September 13 will see the arrival of one of Ireland’s finest guitarists, Dónal Clancy, son of the world-renowned singer Liam Clancy of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.
Since the death of his father, Donal has focused his attention on the family repertoire of songs that he grew up with, while keeping the Clancy tradition alive with his solo performances. Tickets are priced £12 each.
On Friday, September 14, the acclaimed Irish duo of singer and actress Honor Heffernan, and composer and keyboard player Trevor Knight [Auto Da Fe], present their new cabaret | speakeasy-style show, ‘The Whistling Girl’.
The original and unique music composed by Trevor transforms the poems of Dorothy Parker into songs, using her witty, droll and sometimes heart-rending lyrics.
With a line-up of highly renowned Irish musicians, the atmosphere for a spellbinding evening of music with a theatrical element is brought to life with Garvan Gallagher bass, Tom Jamieson on drums and Ed Deane on electric guitar. They have recently performed two sell out shows at Irish Arts Centre in New York.
Then on Saturday, September 15, ‘It’s A Matter Of Grave Concern’ when word spreads that Margorie McCall is dead.
However, one man’s grief is another’s opportunity and the local grave-robbing fraternity seize their moment. And the presence of a wedding ring on the deceased lady’s finger adds to the attraction and the potential earnings. But the extent of Margorie’s illness has been grossly misdiagnosed by the dubiously qualified Doctor McCann.
Even so, Margorie’s reawakening during the exhumation still comes as something of a surprise. Follow the hilarious events in the days immediately after this 300 year old legend of Lurgan folklore as friendships fall asunder, reputations are shattered, and Margorie discovers a tonic that has survived far beyond 1705.
Tickets for all performances can be booked through the Box Office on  3752 1821, or online at www.visitarmagh.com/marketplacetheatre
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