St Patrick’s weekend at Market Place Theatre

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St Patrick’s weekend at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh will see family fun and music with a traditional St Patrick’s Day feel.

‘Spot’ will introduce young audiences to a magical world of light, sound and movement. In this delightful show for kids, Spot is a very particular stage light. Its light shines and expresses itself by drawing shapes and colours on the floor. Simple words come along with the actors’ action, looking for a unity of image made of lights, sounds and movements. ‘Spot’ will be staged on Thursday 16 March at 10.15am and 11.30am.

On Saturday 18 March, enjoy the sounds of ‘Topos’, consisting of Tola Custy, Karol Lynch and Paul McSherry, a trio of world-class traditional musicians with impeccable music credentials. Acclaimed world class Clare fiddle player Tola Custy is one of the most influential players of his generation and plays on occasion with the super group ‘Lunasa’.

Master of all things stringed, Co Clare man Karol Lynch is a member of musical stalwarts ‘Stockton’s Wing’. Belfast’s very own Paul McSherry is recognised as one of the world’s top exponents in the world of traditional Irish guitar playing. They will be joined on stage by celebrated singers Mary Dillon and Tíona McSherry, considered to have two of the most distinctive voices in Irish music today.

‘One Horse Pony’ combine superb musicianship, vocal harmonies and an uncompromising drive to deliver original Blues Roots music from Ireland’s deep South. The Cork band are on a roll, having topped the iTunes Blues Chart with their single ‘Staring Blues’. ‘One Horse Pony’ will perform on Saturday 18 March at 8.30pm.

Then on Sunday 19 March, how about something completely different for the kids. Punch Lion Kids’ Comedy Club is a family friendly stand-up comedy club for kids and big kids! We bring top comedians with silly jokes to make you giggle and grin and laugh out loud. Come to the show for knock knock jokes and silly songs, nonsense word play and stories of pongs. Big loud mime and funny faces, making your belly ache with laughter, lots and lots to talk about after! Children must attend with an adult. Recommended age 6+.

Tickets for all performances can be booked through the Box Office on [028] 3752 1821, or online at www.marketplacearmagh.com,