Pianist Ivan Ilic at Friars' Gate on Friday, 19th May.

On Friday, 19th May at 8pm, pianist Ivan Ilic returns to Friars’ Gate Theatre, Kilmallock with a programme featuring works by Haydn, Beethoven, Reicha, and more.

Ivan is a Serbian-American pianist based in France. He has visited Ireland regularly since his first festival appearance in 2004. This year he is embarking on a 2-week tour which will include ten events: concerts, masterclasses and a live broadcast on RTE Lyric FM on 24 May.

Ivan has been popular with Irish audiences from the start, for his combination of fine artistry and relaxed stage manner. His spoken introductions make the concerts accessible and engaging for all audiences.

This year, Ivan will present a programme including works by Beethoven, Haydn, and a Czech composer who knew both of them: Antoine Reicha. Beethoven and Reicha were friends and rivals, but while Beethoven’s piano music flourished, much of Reicha’s was left unpublished in France’s National Library.

His next CD, to be published in September 2017 by the British label Chandos, was produced supported by Swiss National Radio and is supported by the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice. Tickets €12/€10.


On Tuesday, 23rd May at 12pm as part of Bealtaine, we hold a free screening of ‘12 Angry Men’. All are welcome.


‘Bookworms’ from Torch Players, Limerick comes to Friars Gate on Thursday, 25th May.

Torch Players, Limerick return on Thursday, 25th May at 8pm with ‘Bookworms’, a comedy by Bernard Farrell.

Bookworms is a sharp and hilarious examination of contemporary Ireland set in a Book Club at the height of the Recession.

A decision has been taken to allow husbands to be part of this “last bastion of female exclusivity” and the resulting clash not only exposes hidden live, deceptions and indiscretions, but highlights social and financial misadventures that had long been swept under the carpet.

Tickets €15/€12. Bookings – 063-98727 or www.friarsgate.ie