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 Step right up! Presenting details for our Come On Up To The House tour with the Footsbarn Theatre! For our first stop, we’re delighted to be back in Cavan where the seed was planted for this idea last year…

cootehill performersWe kick off at the Cootehill Arts Festival on August 26th with a Glen Hansard show plus very special guests Lisa O’Neill and opening the show, The Murphy Beds. I’m sure there might be some additions throughout the set too as Glen always likes to keep me on my toes…actually..I’ll expand that to there will most likely be additions throughout the whole run as Glen likes to keep me on my toes..

For Cootehill, doors – or I should say canvas flaps – will be open at 6.30pm. Curfew is around 11pm. Tickets will be €35+bkg fee.  This is a general admission tiered seating tent.  There are cushions provided but feel free to bring your own should you have a particular favourite that you want to park your bum on.  There is a bar tent at all these shows too and food stall options.

Tickets for this show will be available at 10am June 13th at

Also at Cootehill, The Footsbarn Theatre will be performing Shakespeare’s Bottom’s Dream on two nights – August 22nd and 25th..
Tickets can be purchased here at Eventbrite.

After the Cootehill Arts Festival, the tent will come down and be taken to Ballintubbert House & Gardens where it will sit for a week of shows…

September 5th & 6th will be some Footsbarn Theatre workshops. More details to come.

September 7th Footsbarn will perform Shakespeare’s Bottom’s Dream. Tickets on sale now here.

September 8th Glen Hansard will take the stage and this time will be supported by Hank Wangford. Tickets on sale here Thursday June 14th at 11am IST.

September 9th we are very happy to announce The Frames with support from David Kitt with Bitch Falcon opening up the show. Tickets on sale here Thursday June 14th at 11am IST. Limit of 4 per person.

(Note: Sorry about the eventbrite glitch at the start of the sale this morning. If you bought 4 tickets to either The Frames or Glen show for Ballintubbert and you don’t need that many, please contact about getting a refund if you cannot sell them otherwise. We’ll get it sorted for you. Thanks for your patience!)

After The Frames finish, we will have a DJ set from Donal Dineen’s Backstory…. so bring your cushions a bottle of water and a few sandwiches maybe….it’ll be an early kick off with doors around the 6.30 mark and a curfew of 1am. Looks like they have a few glamping options too there if you wanted to check them out.


After we’ve cleaned up the mess and put the gardens back all tidy we’re off to GUITARTOWN! Beautiful Clonakilty by the sea to be a part of this year’s Clonakilty International Guitar Festival…

Sep 17th Footsbarn will perform Shakespeare’s Bottom’s Dream Tickets on sale Monday June 18th at 10am 

Sep 18th Glen Hansard will perform a show with David Keenan opening up and Stephen James Smith in the mix too – Tickets on sale Monday June 18th at 10am

Sep 19th Interference with the addition of Glen taking some vocals are delighted to perform under the canvas for a very special one off show – Tickets on sale Monday June 18th at 10am

Sep 20th & 21st will be Footsbarn Theatre will host some closed workshops for local schools & who knows…maybe even a parade


Then we upsticks and head further west…out to Dingle…and then keep going a little more west into the wilds of west Dingle…

..this is our wild card and I should say now, that facilities will be basic ok and if you come then don’t expect super swish fancy stuff as this is our wild kerry card and a bit of an adventure…BUT it will be the same beautiful tent and bar so once we’re all hunkered down inside and the flaps are closed..we should be grand..

During this week we aim to have performances thus and I aim to get tickets on sale on Monday 25th June at 11am

Sep 27th Footsbarn will perform Shakespeare’s Bottom’s Dream
Sep 28th we don’t know yet but we’re working on it..have a few ideas

Sep 29th Glen is going to play a show with support from Ye Vagabonds

Sep 30th Cormac Begley is going to take the tent and put together a night of fine music for us pulling together a show from his circle of friends and family..

Oct 1st We are giving this night to the wonderful Peadar ÓRiada…again, Peadar will curate a night of performance. More details on both of these shows as I get the shape of them..

Oct 2nd To round off musical events we’re delighted to be announcing a Swell Season show featuring Glen and Marketa and Marja and Bertrand.

Oct 3rd …might do something here..might not…again..bear with us.

Oct 4th strike the tent…head on home…back to the office…and the feeling that it was all a dream… – claire