12th – 15th OCTOBER 2023

New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland

12th OCTOBER 2023

The Nomads in Concert

With Special Guests The Shanbogh Folk Revival

The well-known New Ross band “the Nomads” will perform for the visiting guests. The Nomads have been playing together since primary school, when their teacher Jackie Stacey inspired a love of music in a number of his pupils. They won many prizes in Slogadh and have been playing together for nearly five decades now. Current members are Sean Connick, Tomas Kavanagh, Dermot Kehoe and David O’Brien.

Special guests will be the Shanbogh Folk, a New Ross group who rose to national prominence in the early 1970’s, when they won the highly prestigious Kilkenny Beer Festival Ballad completion. The Shanbogh Folk revival coincides with their recording of four songs recently and this will be the official launch of their EP. Mary Gorry, Jack Stacey, Tom Walsh and Larry Kirwan have not performed together for many years and their appearance on the stage in St Michael’s will be eagerly anticipated.

The Nomads In Concert, with special guests The Shanbogh Folk Revival

13th OCTOBER 2023

A Better Sort of Life
Clodagh Kinsella In Concert

A Play Produced by St Michael’s Theatre and the Eugene O’Neill Festival, followed by Soprano Clodagh Kinsella.

‘A Better Sort of Life’ tells the story of James O’Neill from Tinneranny near New Ross, father of Eugene O’Neill. James was a famous actor in his day and the model for the character Tyrone in Eugene O’Neill’s play Long Day’s Journey into Night.

Following the one act play, soprano Clodagh Kinsella will perform a concert featuring her debut single ‘If You Love Me’ and a program that will span genres from folk to country to ballad. Clodagh will be accompanied by Martin Murray on mandala and violin and Gay Brazil on guitar and dobro guitar.

A Better Sort Of Life - Clodagh Kinsella In Concert

14th OCTOBER 2023

Green Road With The Niall Toner Band

A special celebration of Irish American music connections.

Presenting the return of Wexford folk band, Green Road, from their recent successful US and Irish Tours. Green Road continue to attract packed audiences and on this occasion they are joined by the Niall Toner Band in a concert entitled From the Blackstairs to the Appalachians, a special celebration of Irish American music connections which will explore the unique cross fertilisation of Irish folk music and the bluegrass and country music of the Appalachians.

Green Road with The Niall Toner Band

15th OCTOBER 2023

Anna Christie By Eugene O Neill

O’Neills 1922 Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Eugene O’Neill Foundation Artistic Director and play director Eric Fraisher Hayes along with lead actor Adrian Deane return to New Ross with a cast of five American actors for ‘Anna Christie.’ “We are excited to return to the St. Michael’s Theatre to make great theatre and visit with our Irish friends,” says Hayes. “We are very proud of our Irish and American theatre connections.”

Anna Christie is O’Neills 1922 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about one of his most spirited and memorable female protagonists. The play portrays a woman who fights for self-determination against the expectations of society and the men in her life.

Anna Christie by Eugene O Neill - Pulitzer Prize Winning Play

Festival Tour Package


Our special festival tour package invites our international visitors from the US and beyond to enjoy the local historical sites during the day as well as our Eugene O’Neill events by night.

Transport, accommodation, visits and attractions all included.

Eugene O Neill at Tao House

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