‘A Grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher and a little bit best friend’
Rather than talc or new hankies, we have some very different ideas for Christmas presents for grandparents this year. Give them the gift of music and create new memories at the same time. Brighten up their January with tickets to see their favorite stars. Or perhaps introduce them to one of your own favorite bands and go with them? Here’s a selection to start you off..
Talented duo Francis Black and Kieran Goss are bringing their reunion tour to the Hawkswell Theatre in Sligo on Sunday 14th of January. There have been rave reviews for this show to date. So you can be assured this gift will be well received. Tickets cost €28. Find out more here
Fans of The Fureys will love tickets to see them perform all their classic hits at the Backstage Theatre in Longford. From classics like ‘When you were sweet 16’ and ‘From Clare to Here’ the 40th Anniversary tour is going to be special. A sing-along is almost compulsory! Tickets are €25 euros and can be bought here.
Jack L consistently delivers a fantastic performance. The Silky Voiced Athy Crooner will be playing on Friday 5th of January in the Dunamaise Arts Centre. Again tickets are €25 euros and are sure to be a hit. Find out more here.
Get triple the brownie points with this next gift. Country music fans are going to be thrilled with tickets to see three of Ireland’s best loved Country Music Stars. Jimmy Buckley, Robert Mizzell and Patrick Feeney will be in The TLT, Drogheda on Tuesday the 9th of January. Tickets to see The Three Amigos cost €30. Find out more here.
Staying with Country Music, Mike Denver will be in Glór, Ennis on Thursday 11th January. With Philomena Begley and Ray Lynam in support, this will be a rocking night in Co. Clare. Tickets are €30. Find the details here.
For a musical trip down memory lane,The Ronan Collins Showband Show “Reeling In the Showband Years” can’t be beaten. This show has been a smash-hit for the last few years. Tickets to the show in University Concert Hall Limerick on Saturday 13th of January cost €30. Get the details here.
With a stunningly beautiful voice Christine Bovill returns to the Everyman, Cork with her award-winning show Edith Piaf. The show takes place on Friday 19th of January and tickets cost €26. You won’t ‘regrette rien’ with this gift. Find out more here.
Charlie Landsborough will perform in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Tuesday 23rd of January. Tickets cost €32.50. With beautiful ballads, folk, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthems, this present is sure to be a great hit! Find out more here.
More Great Christmas Presents for Grandparents and Everyone Else
Lots of these shows are part of nationwide tours so search around your location. You might find your preferred show near you. There are hundreds more great events on InspireMe.ie, so whatever their tastes, and whatever your budget you’ll be sure to find something to please.
Actually, we wouldn’t mind going to a few of these ourselves. And I happen to know some really great babysitters….