February Events at Glór

Mick Conneely (fiddle) & Niall Callanáin (bouzouki)
'Finesse and ferocious talent in full flight.'
7 February 8.00pm €10.00
Isla Grant - gifted Scottish singer/songwriter performs with her superb band, an engaging and inspiring show. 8 February 8.00pm €20.00
glór gig - an evening with Dervish, one of Ireland's leading traditional bands. 'Intensely exciting and loaded with copious amounts of umph…Dervish have a very intensive live presence.'
16 February 8.00pm €18.50
The Devlins - 'one of the classiest Irish bands around; tender, moody, evocative…' 22 February 8.00pm €15.00
Brock McGuire Band - 4 piece instrumental group lead by button accordianist and melodeonist Paul Brock and fiddler Manus McGuire. 23 February 8.00pm €10.00
Katona Twins Guitar Duo - ESB Music Network
Hungarian classical guitar players who enjoy an international career playing venues such as Carnegie Hall. 'The Katona's artistry and technical power transcends the guitar's traditional limitations.'
26 February 8.00pm €13.00
The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Ennis Players
Allen Flynn directs Martin McDonagh's renowned play, first produced by the Druid Theatre/Royal Court Theatre Co. in 1996 and nominated for 6 Tony Awards. Book early to avoid disappointment.
27 Feb. - 2 March 8.00pm €10.00
     
Glór Film Club - Sundays at 8pm
Himalaya
Nominated for an Oscar, this wonderful widescreen film tells the story of an inter-generational conflict within a small tribe of Nepalese villagers as they prepare for their arduous annual migration across the Himalayas. When the elderly village chief's son dies in an accident on the mountains, the rest of the tribe must carry on, but does the chief have the strength to lead the trek one more time?
Eric Valli, France February 3
Tango
Aging theatre professional, Mario, stinging from a failed marriage, falls for the vibrant young Elena, making her the star of his new production, a film on tango. Complicating the relationship are Mario's ex-wife, who wants to remain the star, and Elena's mobster boyfriend who is financing the project. The story is narrated through dance sequences that weave fantasy and reality into one seamless tale.
Carlos Saura, Spain February 10
Run Lola Run
A breathless race against the clock in which Lola has 20 minutes to save her lover from certain death. One of the film's strengths lies in the rare pleasure of a female protagonist who is determined and in control from the outset, the survival of her less resourceful lover resting squarely on her shoulders. Literally sprinting through the film, Lola is heroic, fierce, frightened and vulnerable all at once.
Tom Tykver, Germany February 17
Festen
Set over the course of one evening in a country hotel, Festen observes preparations for the 60th birthday party of the hotel's owner, Heige. The arrival of his children soon reveals that this is no happy family reunion. The suicide a few months earlier of Heige's other daughter hangs over proceedings and tensions explode when Christian, his eldest son, makes a horrific accusation against his father which chills the air. What follows is a scabrous comedy of revelation and denial.
Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark February 24

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