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Double Bill with Indigestion

Written, Directed & Performed by: Aindrias de Staic

Age Suitability: PG/11

Running Time: 55min –  no interval

Side-splitting humour, but also a sharp insight into community cohesion and the effects of emigration.

“The Man From Moogaga” is an hilarious, fantastical tale of growing up in remote small town Ireland in the 1980’s, while playing with friends on the local GAA team. As the years pass, he and his teammates take to the road, becoming part of the Irish diaspora. This rights of passage tale is full of twists and turns with a cast of strong, peculiar characters.

Reviews & Awards

WINNER  Best Radio Comedy – Celtic Media Award 2018

★★★★  ‘He has taken an ancient form of storytelling and updated it with his own distinctive style. It’s an absolute pleasure to witness something so intrinsically Irish, something that is both modern and ancient at the same time.’ – Philip Dunne,

‘The story-telling, the poetry, music, timing and production of this programme was not only unique but exemplary. It stood out on so many levels. It has side-splitting humour, but also a sharp insight into community cohesion and the effects of emigration.’  Celtic Media Award judges

★★★★  ‘The fiddle is adeptly used by its master to serve the story and paints vivid pictures of unfolding events.’ – Brendan O’Donohue,


Aindrias de Staic has been described in the media as ‘a captivating yarn-spinner’,but he is also an accomplished musician and actor having won the ‘Best Actor’ award at the Geelong Film Festival (Australia) for “Malarkey” (dir. Joe Loh 2006) and The Galway Music Award 2007. Born in Galway Ireland, his rich ‘n rare style of fiddle playing is as unique to the west of Ireland as his story-telling, antics and humor.

Dates & Venues

Wed February 12th 2020 – 8:00 pm
Mitchelstown Town Hall
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Thu February 13th 2020 – 8:00 pm
Bartlemy Parish Hall
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Fri February 14th 2020 – 8:00 pm
Ballynoe Community Centre
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Sat February 15th 2020 – 8:00 pm
The Mall Arts Centre Youghal
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Sun February 16th 2020 – 8:00 pm
The Palace Theatre, Fermoy
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Please note: tickets available on the door and doors open 30min before show start time.