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Welcome to Dingle. The Music Office, the publisher of Gig Guide, is situated in Dykegate Lane and is the principal contact point for musicians and enthusiasts. We can offer information and advice and a comprehensive selection of CD's and tapes recorded by local artists.
August and September offers a veritable cornucopia of musical and other artistic delights ,both here in Dingle, and further afield. There are demonstrations every evening of musical virtuosity in many of the local pubs, as our at-a-glance guide shows. Mondays and Fridays till the end of August, sees St. James Church in Main Street hosting a series of concerts featuring the cream of locally based talent, and the tickets are a modestly priced £5.00 with a £3.00 concession rate available. Concerts commence at 7.30 p.m.

The Beehive Theatre Co. continues the hugely successful run of presentations of Oscar Wilde's political and romantic comedy 'The Ideal Husband' Performances take place on August 16th , 30th and September 6th starting at 8 p.m. The venue is the well appointed Leirithe Lunasa which is situated in Cuilin which is the lane which starts directly opposite Moran's Garage. The venue is at the top of Cuilin on the left hand side. It is well sign posted and there is ample parking space. Doors open at 7.30 and as the play has sold out for every performance in this run it is advisable to get there early.

The Carlsberg Dingle Music Festival kicks off on Friday September 8th and though the festival programme has not yet been published, the Gig Guide is reliably informed that the town will be graced by the presence of Donal Lunny and Cool Finn, Luca Bloom, Four Men and a Dog and De Danaan. Further details can be got by phoning the festival office on 91-52427. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Ireland, there are events to suit every artistic taste. The Kilkeny Arts Festival runs till the 20th of August and the programme suggests that is a worthy sister of the Galway and Edinburgh jamborees. Details from 056- 63663.

The Galway Tradition Music Summer School presents as glittering an array of performers as has been seen anywhere in Ireland this summer. Take musicians of the calibre of the members of Altan, Tommy Peoples, Andy Irvine and Sean Tyrell amongst many others, add masterclasses and workshops and you have the makings of a truly memorable experience. The event ends on 20th August and information is available on 091-562099. The mighty Fleadh Cheoil na h Eirran that great celebration of Irish traditional music descends on Enniscorthy starting on 25th August. This three days of the best of music is a must for enthusiasts. Further details from 01-280-0295.

The Cork Folk Festival starts on 31st August and runs to 3rd September. We don't have details of the programme to hand, but ring 087-2759311 and the organisers will fill you in with all you need to know.

The Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival is the major festival of its type. Dates are 1st to 3rd September. Phone 028-39157 and you'll be told the story about events and workshops.

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