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Melanie McCabe – New Single ‘My Gravity’ Released October 7th

“You shine and when you sing, you light up.”

Sharon Osbourne

“Effortless, controlled and beautiful.”

Kelly Rowland

“Absolutely brilliant!”

Gary Barlow

“This is your time. Go for it. You really have the talent.”

Louis Walsh

“You are a star in my eyes. You are incredible.”


Melanie McCabe, the girl with the golden voice was just 18 when she did her final X Factor.

“She should have won it, I believed in her totally.” said Louis Walsh.

“What you can’t help admire about Melanie is that she refuses to take no for an answer and she’s not starting now.” says manager Pat Egan.

“I enjoyed the X Factor experience, but it’s history now.” Melanie says. “It’s time to re-invent myself with this new music.”  “I’ve written some good tracks that will be on the album and I have really enjoyed working in the studio with producer Billy Farrell (The Corrs, Brian Kennedy and Michael Flatley) and co-writer Sharon Condon. They are brilliant!” says Melanie.

In 2015 Hot Press wrote after her industry showcase launch at The Sugar Club:”….it was revealed that Melanie’s first single will be a cover of The Stylistics’ ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’, which will include contributions from the band themselves. It is a measure of the increasing esteem in which Melanie is held that she can attract the support of soul legends of that calibre.  She has the pipes. She has the determination. She looks the part. And she has a strong management team behind her. The next few years should be very interesting indeed for Melanie McCabe…”


Melanie releases her first original single, My Gravity, on October 7th and also announces her first concerts to support the release:

Ruby Sessions, Doyle’s, College Street, Dublin 2 – 1st November

Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2 – 30th November

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelanieMcCabeMusic/



The third John Giles Foundation Golf Classic takes place at Hollystown Golf Club on Wednesday 7th September.  John will be joined by many of his football and media friends. Funds raised on the day will go towards underage football development projects across Ireland.


Hollystown will host a golf tournament on Monday 12 September for media outlets to compete against each other.  There will be lots of top prizes for the winners plus post-match refreshments.

Each team will consist of four players and the tournament will begin at 2.00pm.

Members of the media are invited to enter a team of four (or more than one team of four if you wish!).


Hollystown Golf Club is proud to announce the club secured The Uden Cup after claiming victory over Balbriggan last Sunday 28th August. Hollystown previously won the Uden Cup in 2009 and 2011.

Hollystown is also competing for The Best Cup against Elmgreen.  The first leg takes place today in Elmgreen and second leg in Hollystown this Saturday 3rd September. The club last won the Best Cup in 2009.

Hollystown is hoping to continue it’s winning streak in The O’Grady Cup when they take on Donate. The first leg takes place at Hollystown this Sunday 4th September.



The Arnold (Arnie) Perpetual Cup in honour of Irish Golf Professional Arnie O’Connor took place in Hollystown on Monday 29 August.  The event was organised by Donal Doherty and took place in Hollystown for the second year.

Photograph attached: From left to right:  Donal Doherty, Aoife O’Connor (Daughter or Arnie) David Byrne PGA Professional, Mary O’Connor (Wife of Arnie)

About Hollystown Golf Club:

Hollystown Golf Club came into existence in 1992.  As the cost of club membership escalated around the country, the opportunity to participate in a club became more difficult.

It was clear there was a market for individuals who wanted club golf without a massive financial commitment. After much market research the founders determined a great need to offer championship golf at reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere.

The Club was ratified by the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) in 2000 and has grown from strength to strength.

  • 27 Holes – convenience, no congestion, and plenty of variety
  • USGA Standard greens – excellent drainage and putting surfaces
  • Sand-based Tee Areas – solid teeing grounds
  • 17 Hectares of Fairways – always in good condition
  • 79 Bunkers – a challenge but escapable
  • 7 Acre Practice Facility – a great place to improve your game
  • Two Covered Driving Bays
  • Two Practice Putting Greens – for year-round putting practice
  • 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre
  • 5 minutes from the Blanchardstown Town Centre and 15 minutes from Dublin Airport
  • Convenient to M2, M3, and M50
  • www.hollystown.com



Tickets on sale This Friday 15 July, 2016

#Varekai @Cirque

London, 11 July, 2016 – Cirque du Soleil is delighted to announce the first-ever Irish and UK arena tour of its signature production, Varekai. The critically-acclaimed show, updated and featuring new acts yet to be seen in Ireland and the UK will visit the Sheffield Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena and Leeds’ First Direct Arena in February 2017, followed by the Genting Arena in Birmingham, Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena and The SSE Hydro, Glasgow in March 2017.

Advance tickets for the jaw-dropping and mind-blowing Varekai go on sale online to Cirque Club members at 9.00am at Wednesday 13 July.  Tickets will then go on sale at 9.00am this Friday 15 July 2016 at www.cirquedusoleil.com and www.ticketmaster.ie.  Advance tickets are available from €40.05 including booking fee.


About Varekai

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world – a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.

The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.

The word Varekai (pronounced ver·ay·’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies—the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.



Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the official sponsors of the Varekai UK tour: DHL.


Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 4,000 employees, including more than 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities in over sixty countries on all continents. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.



3Arena Dublin

Wednesday 8 February, 8.00pm

Thursday 9 February, 8.00pm

Friday 10 February, 8.00pm

Saturday 11 February, 4.30pm

Saturday 11 February, 8.00pm

Sunday 12 February, 5.00pm

Tickets on sale this Friday 15 July at 9.00am

Ticketmaster: In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide 

By Telephone (24 Hour): 0844 277 44 55 (ROL: 0818 719300)

Book On Line: www.ticketmaster.ie


For complete show and ticket information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/varekai.


THE END is near!

“Now that The End is coming nearer and nearer, I must say that I’m really gutted.” Ozzy Osbourne

It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth.  The heaviest rock sound ever heard.

In that moment Heavy Metal was born, created by a young band from Birmingham, England barely out of their teens.

Now it ENDS, the final eight shows EVER by the greatest Metal Band of all time, BLACK SABBATHOzzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler return home to close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible BLACK SABBATH story.


BLACK SABBATH’s farewell tour, THE END, is currently wowing fans all over Europe, surpassing all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever. In advance of their headlining show at the Download Festival this Saturday night, BLACK SABBATH announce their final run of dates across the UK and Ireland. This leg of THE END tour will start on the 20th January 2017 at the 3Arena in Dublin and will then hit arenas in Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, 2 nights at The O2 in London and will culminate in 2 nights in their hometown at the Genting Arena, Birmingham.


FRIDAY                         20        DUBLIN 3ARENA

SUNDAY                       22        MANCHESTER ARENA

TUESDAY                     24        GLASGOW THE SSE HYDRO

THURSDAY                   26        LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA

SUNDAY                       29        THE O2, LONDON

TUESDAY                     31        THE O2, LONDON



THURSDAY                   02        BIRMINGHAM GENTING ARENA

SATURDAY                   04        BIRMINGHAM GENTING ARENA

Tickets on sale Friday 17 June at 9.00am

Ticketmaster: In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide 

By Telephone (24 Hour): 0844 277 44 55 (ROL: 0818 719300)

Book On Line: www.ticketmaster.ie






Multi-platinum selling rock band NICKELBACK are set to embark on a massive headline tour in 2016. Starting in Helsinki, Finland on the 2nd September, with support coming from fellow Canadian rockers MONSTER TRUCK. The tour marks NICKELBACK’s tenth world tour and will see the band performing in 32 cities across Europe this Autumn, including shows at both London’s O2 Arena and SSE Arena Wembley.

 Nickelback have just confirmed they will play 3Arena, Dublin on October 9th and SSE Arena, Belfast on October 10th.  Tickets for both Dublin and Belfast go on sale this Friday 15th April at 9.00am 

In addition to membership gifts, exclusive giveaways and content, individuals that join the fan club will have first access to tickets. For additional information on joining the fan club, visit www.nickelback.com.

NICKELBACK have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades.  The group’s worldwide sales exceed 50 million units and their irresistible smash “How You Remind Me” remains Billboard’s “Top Rock Song of the Decade”. Amongst all of these accolades, they’ve been crowned Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade” as well. Along the way, they’ve received a staggering nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, and a People’s Choice Award. In their native Canada, the band have garnered 36 JUNO Award nominations of which 12 won in a variety of categories and have been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

NICKELBACK return to Europe with a high octane rock show, to put it in the words of singer Chad Kroeger: “Get ready Europe, we are bringing one hell of a loud party to our fans over there!


3Arena, Dublin Sunday October 9th 

SSE Arena, Belfast Monday October 10th

Tickets for Dublin from €60.59 and Belfast from £40.70 including booking and facility fee will go on general sale this Friday 15 April at 9.00am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online at www.ticketmaster.ie.  A charity donation of €1/£1 from the Dublin and Belfast concerts will go to ‘All The Right Reasons Foundation’. 







Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio

To Play 3Arena, Dublin on 20th June 2016

 Stars of the hit series “Nashville” are set to play for audiences in Dublin during a first-ever international tour in June. The tour will feature cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, and Sam Palladio performing songs from the series and original material. Tickets for the Dublin concert at 3Arena on 20th June, 2016 will go on sale Friday April 8th at 9.00am. “Nashville” staged sold-out tours across the United States in 2014 and 2015.

“The ‘Nashville’ cast is comprised of individuals who excel as actors, musicians, songwriters, and performers,” said Steve Buchanan, President, Opry Entertainment. “Since the first night the series went on the air, the cast members have also become incredible ambassadors for our Tennessee home, connecting with viewers around the world via television. Everyone is thrilled about the opportunity to be face to face with our fans during these intimate, exciting performances celebrating the best of Nashville.”

NASHVILLE IN CONCERT at 3Arena, Dublin on 20th June, 2016.  Tickets from €49.50 including booking and facility fee will go on general sale Friday 8th April at 9.00am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online at www.ticketmaster.ie

The tour is produced by Opry Entertainment.

“Nashville” airs on six continents and in more than 70 countries.  Since its debut, the show has inspired seven “Music of Nashville” soundtracks as well as a Christmas album, which have collectively sold more than one million soundtracks and millions more single tracks to date.

About “Nashville”

Now in its fourth season, the critically-acclaimed series “Nashville” is set against the backdrop of the city’s music scene and follows Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes. Both women face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them and often complicating their lives are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. Music City can mean so many things to different people. In “Nashville,” musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storm driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame. Others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and doing everything in their power to stay on top.

“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad and Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant. “Nashville” is executive-produced by Dee Johnson, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan. Buddy Miller is Executive Music Producer and Frankie Pine is Music Supervisor. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios, and Opry Entertainment.


About Opry Entertainment

Opry Entertainment®, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP), is a producer of multi-media entertainment experiences with primary interests in location-based entertainment and television and stage production. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, its core business segments include the world-famous Grand Ole Opry®, the historic Ryman Auditorium®, and legendary radio station 650 AM-WSM.


About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses.  These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com




Renowned bluesman, songwriter and harmonica supremo Don Baker has joined forces with the irrepressible Irish blues singer Clara Rose for an album called Baker Rose to be released on April 7th, 2016. ‘The Hardest Way’ is the first single taken from the album and is on release now.

A key guest on the album is noted Irish jazz guitarist Louis Stewart who adds his unique style to the track ‘Lost Lover Blues’. Baker Rose embarked on an extensive live tour last summer, an experience that was so successful that recording a full album was nigh on inevitable. While the tracks on Baker Rose embrace an eclectic mix of folk, rock, country and jazz, neither Don nor Clara strays far from their blues roots.

Baker-Rose contains 11 tracks and a delicate blend of original tunes by both Baker and Rose as well as a couple of covers. Either singer can take over vocal duties with equal aplomb, but when they share vocals they can take a song to places it’s never been before! Along the way, their lyrical pre-occupations range from love won and lost to religion, politics, drugs, life and death.

The entire Baker Rose album was produced and engineered by Baker who also played slide guitar, electric guitar and acoustic guitar alongside his trademark harmonica.

Rose’s expressive vocals featured on Baker’s 2013 duets album My Songs, My Friends, and her releases include a solo album A Portfolio in 2012, followed by an EP Queen of the Late Night Radio. Baker has an impressive catalogue of albums, and his legendary harmonica playing has attracted acclaim from artists as varied as Nashville session musician Charlie McCoy and U2’s Bono.


The release of Baker Rose will be backed by a three-month nationwide tour that will see the duo play concerts in a variety of venues across the country.  See attached for full tour dates.

MP3 and WAV downloads of ‘The Hardest Way’ single:  http://bit.ly/1ROzbwq

Video ‘The Hardest Way’: https://youtu.be/loNfO3pJGWE


Baker Rose CD album


Track by track – By Jackie Hayden


1.‘Never Let You Down’

A riveting vocal performance for Clara on a slow blues that allows Don’s harmonica full expression.


2.‘The Hardest Way’

The first single from the ablum. Clara delivers a tasty slice of country blues on her own song, with Don’s evocative slide guitar never far away.  Ready made for Irish radio.


3.‘Preacher’s Story’

Don takes the vocal lead on this sturdy blues rock track about Martin Luther King, with Clara’s stunning vocals adding a stirring gospel feel.


4.‘Miss You’

Don and Clara trade verses on this aching piano ballad about a departed friend.


5.‘Broken Woman Blues’

A punchy blues-rock outing dominated by Clara’s emotive vocal and Don’s Knopfleresque electric guitar.


6.‘Creole Belle’

A folksy blues track with Don’s lived-in voice embellished by his own harmonica and Clara’s vocal to prove that sometimes less is more.


7.‘My Train Is Running’

A fast and furious blues rocker with Don’s vocal “all-fired up” and his slide guitar and harmonica not far behind!


8.‘Hesitation Blues’

Clara puts her own stamp on this song with an unstoppable feisty vocal performance.


9.‘Crack Cocaine’

You can feel Don’s anger, in both his vocals and guitar playing, on this vehemently anti-drug song.


10.‘Lost Lover Blues’

Louis Stewart’s guitar becomes the perfect foil for Clara’s gutsy vocals on a smouldering slow blues.


11.‘Glory of Love’

With just an acoustic guitar and their warm voices, Don and Clara breathe new life into an old classic. An inventive ending to an inventive album.





16th April – Mall Theatre, Youghal, Co. Cork

22nd April – Dunamaise Arts Theatre, Port Laoise, Co. Laois

27th April – Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

29th April – Raff’s on the Corner, Skerries, Co.Dublin

30th April – The Venue, Rataoth, Co. Meath

13th May – Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford

14th May – Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co.Kildare

20th May – Beggy’s, Navan, Co. Meath

21st May – St. John’s Theatre, Listowel, Co.Kerry

27th May – Draiocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

28th May – Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey, Co.Donegal

4th June – Dolan’s, Limerick

10th June – The Mill Theatre, Dundrum

17th June – Schoolyard Theatre, Charleville, Co. Cork

18th June – Backstage Theatre, Longford

24th June – Mermaid Theatre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

25th June – Westport Town Hall, Co. Mayo

23rd July – Millbank Theatre, Rush, Co. Dublin

6th August – Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork

28th August – Everyman Theatre, Cork






FRIDAY 1ST APRIL: 2pm, 6.30pm

SATURDAY 2ND APRIL: 10.30am, 2.30pm, 7pm

SUNDAY 3RD APRIL: 11am, 3pm


Traffic delays are inevitable. Please plan your journey and plan to arrive at venue approx 45 minutes before show start time.

An Garda Síochána Traffic Management Plan will be in operation for the event.



We advise people to use Public Transport as much as possible.

Passengers travelling to the Citywest Hotel and Conference Centre for the Disney on Ice show are advised to use the Red Line and alight at Saggart Stop.

Note: If the destination banner on the tram says Tallaght passengers need to change trams at Belgard stop to connect with the Saggart Luas service.

Saggart Stop is the closest Luas Stop to Citywest Hotel. When you get off at Saggart stop on Fortunestown Way walk right towards the junction of Garter Lane.

At the junction turn left onto Garter Lane towards Saggart Village and the entrance to Citywest Hotel is a few minutes walk along that road on your right.


Tram Times:

Friday: 5:40am to 11:50pm

Saturday: 6:40am to 11:50pm

Sunday: 7:00am to 10:50pm


Tram Frequency:

Peak Times: 9-10 minutes

Off Peak: 10-15 minutes





A. Cheeverstown – 10 minute LUAS to Citywest Event Centre.

B. Red Cow – 15 minute LUAS to Citywest Event Centre.

C. Tallaght Cross – 20 minute LUAS Citywest Event Centre.

2: The Square Shopping Centre – 25 minute LUAS to Citywest Event Centre.




From Dublin City Centre, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire Port:

• Follow signs for “The West” and “The South”.

• You will come to the M50 (Dublin Orbital).

• Follow signs for the “The South” and exit the M50 at junction 9 then take right-hand lanes, then merge onto the N7 (signposted Limerick & Cork)

• After about 4 miles you will see signs for “Citywest Business Campus”, ignore them and take the following exit marked by brown traffic signs 3A “Citywest Hotel”.

• Exit off the N7 and carry straight on for about a mile.

• Citywest is on your Right

From Limerick, Cork, Clare and Kerry:

• Follow the N7 through Naas towards Dublin.

• Take Exit 3 which will bring you to City West campus.

• Follow signage City West Hotel / Disney on Ice event.

From the rest of Ireland:

• Follow signs for Dublin and you will come to the M50 (Dublin Orbital)

• Follow signs for the “The South” and exit the M50 at Junction 9.Then take right-hand lanes and merge onto the N7 (signposted Limerick & Cork)

• After about 4 miles you will see signs for “Citywest Business Campus”, ignore them and take the following exit marked by brown traffic signs 3A “Citywest Hotel”.

• Exit off the N7 and carry straight on for about a mile.

• Citywest is on your right.



For details on bus times please check Dublin Bus website: www.dublinbus.ie



Limited parking is available at Citywest Event Centre on a first come first served basis across Event Car Parks 1, 2 and 3 on the property grounds.

Car Parking is free on site within the designated areas. Car Parks are attended during event times. Please adhere to attendant instruction at all times.

Please note that you may be asked to exit the venue out a different route than the one which you came in, however local signage and on Garda Síochána will be on hand to direct you accordingly.

Additional off site car parking at Citywest Campus is provided subject to availability on Saturday and Sunday only. Please follow directional signs to car parks.



Please Note: There will be limited booster seats available at the venue which can be hired for refundable deposit on first come first served basis.

A child over 2 year must have a ticket.


There will be SPECIAL NEEDS PARKING reserved and close to entry and exits doors.

Please email access@mcd.ie for further information regarding special needs parking.

Please also ensure you contact MCD directly in advance with any additional special needs requests.


There will be a Ticketmaster Box Office located outside the Convention Centre for collections & purchase.

Elvis Is My Daddy By John Murphy

Starring Eilish O’Carroll from Mrs Brown’s Boys

And Fair City’s Clelia Murphy

Directed by Mark Lambert

Choreographed by Justine Doswell

 Get set for a rolicking night of comedy, music and theatre packed with songs from the legendary days of Elvis.

Following sell-out performances in venues across the country Elvis Is My Daddy comes to The Everyman Theatre, Cork from 3rd to 7th May and The Olympia Theatre, Dublin from Wednesday 11 – 14 May and 18 – 21 May, 2016.  Tickets for The Olympia Theatre priced from €26 including booking fee are on sale now.

Lana Lavelle was the star of Las Vegas. She sold out houses quicker than the The Rat Pack and Liberace combined. Some say she even got a little “shook up” with The King Himself. More Sassey than Bassey, more Grace than Kelly, she had the world at her feet and the audience in the palm of her hand. Then she just disappeared…Until now!

The world may have forgotten Lana but tonight she’ll remind us what real talent is. Backed by her two ‘little darling daughters’ this is an extravaganza of singing and dancing from a family with one hell of a secret. Lana’s here to set the record straight once and for all with a rolicking rock’n’roll ride.

So what could go wrong? Well just about everything!

Eilish O’Carroll (Lana Lavelle, performer extraordinaire), Mrs Brown’s Boys’ lovable neighbour swaps rollers for sequins,  Fair City’s Clelia Murphy (LulaBelle Lavelle, Lana’s exoctic daughter and reluctant backing singer) is a tour de force, Elaine Hearty (Bette Davis Lavelle, Lana’s musically talented daughter and backing singer) is pitch perfect and Mark O’ Regan (Jumbo Johnson, Lana’s friend and owner of the less than salubrious The Big Johnson Club ) is larger than life.

 So it’s one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and go, go, go, along to the Olympia  Theatre for a singalong, toe tapping, laugh out loud extravaganza. Get yourself a front row seat now!


Elvis Is My Daddy

The Olympia Theatre

Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th, Friday 13th & Saturday 14th  May

Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th, Friday 20th & Saturday 21st May

Doors: 7.00pm

Show: 8.00pm


Matinee Show: Saturday 21st May

Doors: 2.00pm

Show: 3.00pm


Tickets from €26 including booking fee and restoration levy on sale now.

From Ticketmaster, In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide

By Telephone (24 Hour):  0818 719 300

Book On Line: www.ticketmaster.ie www.mcd.ie, www.olympia.ie


 Eilish O’Carroll (Lana Lavelle)

Eilish has toured the world and starred in one of the BBC’s most successful sitcoms ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ as Winnie McGoogan.   She has also conquered the Edinburgh Festival for 26 consecutive performances of her one woman show ‘Live, Love laugh’.  She also recently completed her first national tour selling out theatres all over Ireland.


Clelia Murphy (LulaBelle Lavelle)

One of the most familiar faces in the country due to her long standing role in the nation’s favourite soap ‘Fair City’.  In the show we will see the many other sides to her talents.   Drop dead gorgeous, funny as hell but can she sing and dance?  Come along and find out.


Elaine Hearty (Bette Davis Lavelle)

Elaine has music in her bones.  A multi-instrumentalist with the voice of an angel, she has appeared in scores of productions from ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ to ‘Oklahoma’ and playing the part of Maureen in ‘Rent’.  Her speaking voice isn’t half bad either, anyone who watches TV will have heard her in some of the most successful adverts.  She didn’t lick it off the stones that’s for sure but is Elvis really her Daddy?


Mark O’ Regan (Jumbo)

Mark is no stranger to treading the boards of Dublin’s top theatres. A regular on the Abbey, Gate, and Gaeity stages, Mark brings his uproarious larger-than-life presence to Elvis is my Daddy. But has he got what it takes to wrangle Lana Lavelle and her feisty daughters through the show?


John Murphy (Writer)

John is both scriptwriter and creator of  ‘Elvis is my Daddy’.  He is a former detective with the Metropolitan Police who turned to writing back in the 1990s and has scripted almost 1400 shows.  He has a dangerous mind and a very vivid imagination.


Justine Doswell (Choreographer)

Justine brings a splash of pizazz and glamour to ‘Elvis is my Daddy’ with her incredible career spanning 25 years. A graduate of the School of Ballet in London, she has worked with The Abbey Theatre, Landmark Productions, and Coiscéim as well as Channel4, RTÉ and TV3.


Ahead of his upcoming 2016 world tour, THE 60 YEARS OF MUSIC WORLD TOUR, opening in Prague this Friday, 15th February Ennio Morricone won his third Golden Globe last night at the 73rd Golden Globes in Los Angeles in the category of Best Original Score for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’. This follows his Best Soundtrack New York Films Critics Award for the film and a BAFTA Film Award nomination for Best Music. Music from the film is confirmed to feature in Morricone’s 2016 world tour and his concert at 3Arena, Dublin on Sunday 14 February.
Morricone and Tarantino recently recorded the music for ‘The Hateful Eight’ soundtrack straight onto vinyl record live in front an invited audience at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios. Both Morricone and Tarantino were keen to evoke a nostalgic sound and look for ‘The Hateful Eight’ by using both 70mm celluloid film and vinyl record. Over 100 cinemas in North-America and Europe have been equipped with 70mm projectors for audiences to enjoy the film in classic “cinemascope”.

Ennio Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television as well as over 100 absolute music works and is one of only two film composers in history to have received the honorary Academy Award for his lifetime achievement. Highlights include his scores for Once Upon a Time in the West, One Upon a time in America, A Fistful of Dollars, The Untouchables and The Mission. Morricone’s score for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly holds the number two position in the Top 200 ranking of best film soundtracks ever composed.
The internationally renowned Italian film composer will appear at 3Arena Dublin on Sunday 14 February as part of a large-scale world tour, with a completely new programme to mark his 60-year Anniversary as a professional composer and conductor.

The 2016 tour follows a hugely successful European arena tour which ended in Zagreb last April, and which saw the Maestro perform to over 200,000 audience members in 22 European cities. Across the continent the tour received standing ovations and overwhelming critical acclaim in the media.

His first work for a western since Once Upon A Time In The West over 45 years ago, Morricone recently composed and recorded the score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

Ennio Morricone has also reunited with director Giuseppe Tornatore on upcoming romantic drama The Correspondence, which stars Jeremy Irons. Its release is exactly 30 years after the 1986 release of “The Mission”, which also starred Irons. Morricone and Tornatore have previously collaborated on Cinema Paradiso, Malena, The Legend of 1900, Baaria and The Best Offer.

Discussing his new forthcoming tour, Morricone said:

“Performing my work live in all these different cities for people of so many different ages and cultural backgrounds is an incredibly gratifying experience. This year I celebrate my professional career of 60 Years during which I composed over 600 works”.

“On this coming tour I will perform a whole new program with new highlights, which I am already working on. Of course there will always be the classic pieces from the great Sergio Leone westerns and The Mission. But overall the experience will be different this time. I plan to include music from my collaboration with Quentin Tarantino as well as a few works from the Leone Westerns that I have not included on previous tours”

Recently the Maestro also conducted a very special mass dedicated to Pope Franciscus in Rome. The mass was a one-off composition, for which he was commissioned by the Jesuit Order to commemorate the 200-year anniversary of their reformation in 1814 by Pope Pius VII. It was performed at the Jesuit Church of Gesù in Rome at Piazza del Gesù.

The World Tour will premiere in Prague this Friday 15 January 2016. Prague is home to Morricone’s beloved Czech National Symphony Orchestra, which accompanied the Maestro on his previous international tours and which recorded with him for major international motion pictures including Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. As with previous tours, the production will feature over 200 musicians and singers on stage.



January 2016

15 January PRAGUE O2 ARENA



February 2016

14 February DUBLIN 3ARENA

16 February LONDON THE O2





March 2016

21 March             MOSCOW CROCUS CITY HALL



May 2016