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Online Programme updated 16 June 2020

Online Programme updated 16 June 2020
7 April, 2020

While the theatre building is closed, the Hawk's Well team have been working to create an online programme of events to keep our customers entertained. Most of these events can be viewed on facebook and this schedule will be updated regularly on the Hawk's Well website and social media pages. 

Schedule for week of 16h of June

On Sunday 21st June the Midsummer Online Festival presents a fantastic line-up musicians from 2pm on!

Schedule for week of 9th of June

On Friday 12th June at 8pm on Facebook Live, there's a chance to look back on all ten new pieces of work created by ten local theatre artists and musicians as part of Come Together: The Isolation Collective.

 

Schedule for week of 2nd of June

Schedule for week of 26th of May.

Schedule for week of 19th of May.

We look forward to sharing two new pieces from Come Together with you this weekend. Join us on Facebook Live on Friday 22 May at 8pm for a piece by Miriam Needham who chose to collaborate with musician Stephanie Pawula.

On Saturday at 8pm we will premiere the performance from Brian Leyden who chose to collaborate with musician Eddie Lee.

Schedule for week of 12th of May.

This is our final week of Trad Tune at lunch and our Singalong with Cathy as restrictions start to ease next week. We look forward to sharing two more performances from ComeTogether this weekend with a collaboration from Niamh McGrath and Dave Flynn on Friday at 8pm and a piece written by Ciaran McCauley with music from Steve Wickham on Saturday at 8pm.

Schedule for week of 5th of May.

As well as our daily Songbirds Singalong with Cathy Jordan and Trad Tune with Oisin MacDiarmada, we look forward to sharing two more new pieces of work from Come Together this weekend. We will premiere Bob Kelly's collaboration with Niamh Crowley on Friday evening and on Saturday Nichola MacEvilly's piece with John Joe Kelly.

Schedule for week of 28th of April.

As well as our daily Songbirds Singalong with Cathy Jordan and Trad Tune with Oisin MacDiarmada, we are showing the recording of our celebration night for Rick Epping from 2012 this weekend, part one on Sat 2 May at 8pm and part two on Sun 3 May at 8pm.

We are delighted to share our first virtual choir Sligo Sings for the Hell of it and performances from our Come Together project as well as recording of our past productions.

Schedule for week of 21st of April.

As well as our daily Songbirds Singalong with Cathy Jordan and Trad Tune with Oisin MacDiarmada this week we are sharing Kieran Quinn's Theme Night 26: Ireland in Song on Thursday 23rd of April at 8pm.

Schedule for week of 15th of April

 

Every day at 5pm Cathy Jordan is hosting a Lockdown Songbirds Singalong from her home. The lyrics are posted on facebook in advance so you have plenty of time to practise and get on song!

Every day Monday to Friday at 1pm from Wednesday 8th of April you can join Oisín MacDiarmada on facebook for a Trad Tune at lunch. Liven up your lunch with a daily tune from Oisin MacDiarmada. Oisin will follow his performance with a slower demonstration for any one who would like to learn to play the tune.

We are looking forward to presenting our first virtual Sligo Sings for the Hell of It! wth you this Thursday 16th of April on facebook at 8pm! We were delighted with the response to the project and have been working hard to get the final video ready. We look forward to sharing this with you. Thank you to everyone who took part.

On Friday 17th of April we are delighted to share the second of our performances from our Come Together - Our Artists Respond project which will premiere on facebook at 8pm. Our featured artists this week are Margaret Kilcoyne and Keith Mannion.Our first featured artists were Killian Filan (Theatre Artist) and Luke Devaney (musician). 

This weekend we relive our celebration night from January 2017: Niamh Crowley:Music & Memories with part one on Saturday night at 8pm and part two on Sunday night.

Schedule for week of 8th of April 2020.

Schedule for week beginning Monday 30 March 2020


Every day at 5pm Cathy Jordan is hosting a Lockdown Songbirds Singalong from her home. The lyrics are posted on facebook in advance so you have plenty of time to practise and get on song!

At 7pm on Thursday 2 April 7pm: Vanessa Job and Luke Henderson will host a Live Movie Club via instagram where they will be having a general chat about movies and giving loads of recommendations of what to watch. 

On Friday 3 April 8pm: We are delighted to show the recording of this Hawk's Well and Fidget Feet co-production The Second Coming on our facebook page this Friday evening. In May 2014 the premiere of The Second Coming took place at the Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo This spectacular show beautifully fuses traditional  Irish music, song and dance with aerial circus, theatre, narrative and film. This co-production from Fidget Feet Aerial Dance and Hawk’s Well Theatre premiered at the Hawk's Well Theatre Sligo in May 2014 before moving to Limerick as part of Limerick City of Culture programme and on to Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival in January 2015 where it ran at the Tramway Theatre. The show toured Germany for three weeks in October and November 2015 where it received fantastic reviews.

On Saturday 4th April at 11am Roisin Egan from Singskool will run an online Singskool session on the Hawk's Well facebook page. While Singskool classes are postponed, Roisin Egan from Singskool will present a fun online Singskool session from her own home with her own Beat Buddy Baby and Mini Melodies this Saturday at 11am on the Hawk's Well facebook page.This exciting pre-instrumental music programme allows children to explore orchestral instruments, musical literacy and singing. Putting the FUN back into the fundamentals of music!

On Saturday evening 4th April at 8pm we will show the first part of our Hawk's Well Theatre production A Night with Steve Wickham, followed by the second part on Sunday evening 5th April at 8pm. In November 2016 we were delighted to celebrate of Steve Wickham’s musical journey to date with very special guests including The Connaught Ramblers, The Lost Brothers, Henry Wickham and Brian McDonagh along with a house band made up of musicians Steve Kohlmann, Daragh Heuston, Glen Garrett and Ray Coen. 

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Schedule for weekend beginning Thurs 26th March 2020

At 7pm on Thursday 26th March 7pm: Vanessa Job and Luke Henderson will host a Live Book Club via instagram where they will be having a general chat about books and giving loads of recommendations of what to read. 


On Friday 27th March, we celebrate World Theatre Day with two performances on the Hawk's Well facebook page.

12pm: Cyprus Avenue. David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue is a multi-award-winning play and production starring Stephen Rea and directed by Vicky Featherstone. It premiered in the Abbey Theatre in 2016 in a co-production between the Royal Court Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, the critically acclaimed production has also been performed in London, Belfast, and New York. The filmed adaptation mixes live capture of the performance from the stage of the Royal Court with location shooting in Belfast.Content Warning: Cyprus Avenue is recommended for anyone 18+. It contains strong language, discussion of sectarian themes and scenes of extreme violence that some viewers may find disturbing.
8pm: The Ballad of Burke and Hare One of our favourite Hawk’s Well projects of 2019 was The Takeover wherein a group of exceptionally talented secondary school students of Sligo took over the theatre for a day. We offered them the opportunity to run a programme of their choice and of their making and the original theatre show they decided to write, produce and perform themselves blew us all away! We are delighted to offer you a chance to see this incredible production of a true tale in your own home in celebration of World Theatre Day 2020. Suitable for ages 16+.

On Saturday 28th March at 11am Roisin Egan from Singskool will run an online Singskool session on the Hawk's Well facebook page. While Singskool classes are postponed, Roisin Egan from Singskool will present a fun online Singskool session from her own home with her own Beat Buddy Baby and Mini Melodies this Saturday at 11am on the Hawk's Well facebook page.This exciting pre-instrumental music programme allows children to explore orchestral instruments, musical literacy and singing. Putting the FUN back into the fundamentals of music!

Also on Saturday 28th of March at 8pm: Gerry Grennan Celebration Night: 1st Half and Sunday 29th of March at :8pm: Gerry Grennan Celebration Night: 2nd Half. In Feb 2020, we produced and presented a long overdue celebration night for the inimitable Gerry Grennan, one of the most loved and respected musicians and music teachers in Sligo. Musicians from near and far gathered to join him for one of the most epic and joyous concerts we have ever had the privilege of hosting. Proceeds from the night went to Parkinson’s Ireland North West Branch, a charity that is very close to Gerry’s heart and we were delighted to present them with a fund of €4K raised by this celebration night just last week.

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