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June Malediction d’Amour – Gypsy Tango Cabaret Start Date 01-06-2018 13:05 John Field Room National Concert Hall Tour Start Date 01-06-2018 14:30 NCH foyer Taxi Driver – Live Screening in Concert Start Date 01-06-2018 19:30 Main Stage Cinema with the Symphony Microdisney Start Date 02-06-2018 20:00 Main Stage perform The Clock Comes Down The Stairs The RTE Concert Orchestra present Babe LIVE Start Date 03-06-2018 14:00 Main Stage The RTE Concert Orchestra present Babe LIVE – CANCELLED Start Date 03-06-2018 17:00 Main Stage CANCELLED On sale TBD Isabelle Ashe Theatre Arts Presentation Start Date 05-06-2018 19:00 Main Stage Percussion Lab End of Year Concert Start Date 05-06-2018 20:30 The Studio Sold Out! Perspectives: Thomas Bartlett & Nico Muhly – POSTPONED Start Date 06-06-2018 20:00 Main Stage POSTPONED On sale TBD NCH Sing Out! Choir End of Year Concert Start Date 06-06-2018 20:30 The Studio Sold Out! Therese Fahy and Ireland’s Tombeau to Debussy Start Date 07-06-2018 19:30 Kevin Barry Recital Room Sounds Amazing with Cara O’Sullivan, Noah Stewart and David Brophy Start Date 07-06-2018 20:00 Main Stage Presented by Niall Carroll and Aédin Gormley of Lyric FM Harmony@Large@Lunchtime Start Date 08-06-2018 13:05 John Field Room National Concert Hall Tour Start […]

Hermitage Green – Whelans On Sale Dec 18 Friday 1st Jun MCD.ie presents two nights with HERMITAGE GREEN plus support THUR 31st MAY, FRI 1st & SAT 2nd JUN _ Main Venue _ Tickets €26 inclusive incl booking fee go on sale Monday 18th December 9am from Ticketmaster. Hailing from Limerick, Ireland, Hermitage Green have made a large impact in a short period of time. Doors: 7:30pm Tickets: SOLD OUT Friday 1st Jun THE CITIZEN THE CITIZEN [KEN O’DUFFY / SAVILLE] plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Ken O’Duffy, performing under the moniker ‘The Citizen’, plays his first headline solo gig upstairs at Whelans on Friday June 1st, 2018. Ken has played in various bands since the mid-1980s. Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10 The Midnight Hour 2017 MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ MINUS TEN THOUSAND HOURS MIDNIGHT HOUR in association with O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS presents MINUS TEN THOUSAND HOURS & EMPATHY Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, Sign up for GUEST LIST Whelanslive.com & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond. Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 11:30pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY* HERMITAGE GREEN EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO DEMAND TICKETS ON […]

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held over a week in June of each year with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland. Cycling is fun. Did you know that – Anyone from 6 to 100 year olds can ride a bike; – Its a perfect chance to spend quality time with family; – Biking is a very flexible form of exercise. From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, bike festivals, road races and much more. There’s something for every age and ability. Join the fun at this year’s Bike Week. Where will your bike take you?

Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday is an illustrated journey through the north and south of inner city Dublin. Inspired by Ulysses, James Joyce, it traces part of the journey Leopold Bloom makes through the streets. Starting on the north side with the Oval public house on Abbey street to Lower O’Connell street to Bachelor’s walk crossing over to O’Connell street bridge and following on to south side locations Westmoreland street and finishing on College street. Applying the idea of the flâneur observing city life and acting as a witness to each scene drawn and photographed on of different perspectives. Working from these twelve illustrations were made which show the exterior urban spaces, streets and people of each place and interior view points from a cafe, bus window and various shops. The idea of this exhibition is to visually capture the energy and the ‘stream of life’ of contemporary Dublin.

Flashdance – The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ͚flashdancer͛ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.  When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.  Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Prepare to be blown away by an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hits Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the sensational title track Flashdance… What a Feeling. Produced by the award winning team at Selladoor Productions – producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors and Runaway Entertainment – producers of In The Heights, Guys and Dolls and Lazarus, Flashdance – The Musical is not to be missed! Sparks will fly and you will dance like you͛’ve never danced before!

Born in New Rochelle, NY, Don McLean is renowned for his multiple hits including American Pie (which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and named the fifth greatest song of the 20th Century by the NEA-RIAA), And I Love You So, Empty Chairs and Vincent. Awards and accolades throughout his career have included, being inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2004 and awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In 2011 Don performed on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival  (“The veteran singer-songwriter’s take on “American Pie” , with multiple extra choruses, was another heartwarming, communal high” – The Independent). In 2014 Don performed for 30,000 at the Stagecoach Festival – one of the premier country music events in the US. According to the Daily News “the audience went wild, screaming, jumping, dancing. Even after the song was over, the audience still lingered, basking in the afterglow of the performance”

Born in New Rochelle, NY, Don McLean is renowned for his multiple hits including American Pie (which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and named the fifth greatest song of the 20th Century by the NEA-RIAA), And I Love You So, Empty Chairs and Vincent. Awards and accolades throughout his career have included, being inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2004 and awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In 2011 Don performed on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival  (“The veteran singer-songwriter’s take on “American Pie” , with multiple extra choruses, was another heartwarming, communal high” – The Independent). In 2014 Don performed for 30,000 at the Stagecoach Festival – one of the premier country music events in the US. According to the Daily News “the audience went wild, screaming, jumping, dancing. Even after the song was over, the audience still lingered, basking in the afterglow of the performance”

Bloom’s odyssey is a pandemonium of live music, puppets, dancing, clowning, bowler hats and kazoos. It’s Ulysses as you’ve never imagined it before, a superbly theatrical homage to Joyce’s chronicle of Dublin life and the greatest novel of all time. Created by Abbey Theatre Director Graham McLaren, our production is absurd, brilliant and oodles of fun. 100 audience seats for this production are on the stage, they can be booked here. Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm

What is Bloomsday? Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning. Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many different forms like readings, performances and visiting the places and establishments referenced in the book. Joyce started writing Ulysses in March 1914, but put it aside again to finish his play Exiles. On 16 June 1915 he wrote to his brother Stanislaus to say he had finished the first episode of Ulysses. After Ulysses was published in 1922, Joyce’s friends began to mark 16 June as Bloomsday. In 1924, Joyce was in hospital, his eyes bandaged having had one of many operations on them. Friends sent him a bunch of white and blue flowers (white […]

Intimate. Acoustic. Unplugged. Legendary Norwegian band a-ha are back on the road for 2018 – as you’ve never heard them before. Their new album will be recorded live on stage in June 2017, and performed acoustically rather than with their normal electric and electronic set up. To coincide with the release of the album and accompanying concert film in November 2017, the band will return with a string of live dates early next year, including a show at The O2, London, on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday 14 February 2018.

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world. www.riverdance.com – Since 1995 Riverdance has played 11,500 performances and been seen live by over 25 million people in over 467 venues worldwide in 47 countries across 6 continents – Travelled 750,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!) – Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people – Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD and 10 million Riverdance videos & DVD

Ireland: A Survivor’s Guide. This 5 star trip advisor rated comedy show returns to the International Bar on June 12th 2018.  A rollercoaster Guide to Irish people and their culture using physical comedy sketches audience interaction and crazy props. Sketches include: The Complete History of Ireland in 7 minutes, An Interactive Guide to Hurling, How to chat up and Irish person, A Guide to Irish Weather and many more. Location: The international Bar, Wicklow street See website for show times.  

Following their head-turning introduction in 2012 with the acclaimed debut EP ‘Forever’ and it’s follow-up EP ‘Don’t Save Me’, 2012, San Fernando Valley sisters HAIM kick-off the new year as the BBC Sound of 2013 poll winners with their new EP, ‘Falling’. Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Major Lazer and Usher) in LA, ‘Falling’ is undeniably West Coast pop at its finest. Timeless and passionate. Seductive and smart. It’s the sound of three very talented young sisters making music that brings together more than just the strands of their foremost influences. HAIM sound fresh, and ‘Falling’ is another very timely reminder as to why they are 2013’s most exciting new prospect. Invited onto support tours across the US with Mumford & Sons, a British arena tour with Florence & The Machine, by way of their own sold-out tour of Europe, HAIM brought 2012 to close as one of the finest new live bands around, and the early phases of 2013 finds them locked in an LA studio putting the finishing touches to their debut album due out in late Spring. With a return to SXSW in Texas scheduled for March, and a flurry of live activity across the globe […]

The Great Music in Irish Houses Festival returns for its 48th year, with an eclectic programme of chamber music ranging from the familiar, with Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Mozart and Schubert, through to exciting new repertoire from living composers such as Thomas Ades, Edith Canat de Chizy and Ian Wilson. The virtuosic Quatuor Modigliani, Classical Guitarist Sean Shibe, the Van Kuijk Quartet, the Sacconi Quartet will all visit Ireland this year to perform. The festival also showcases a number of wonderful Irish performers including clarinettist Carol McGonnell, tenor, Robin Tritschler, Anna Devin,Soprano, partnered with pianist Dearbhla Collins, and dynamic pianist Hugh Tinney, who celebrates his 60th birthday with a very special concert in the Pillar room at the Rotunda Hospital. The Festival visits some stunning venues, from perennial favourite Killruddery House and Gardens, to the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, The Royal Irish Academy, Rathfarnham Castle, Airbnb HQ, Chapel Royal and Castle Hall at Dublin Castle, the Waterways Ireland Dublin Docklands Office and the wonderful Pillar Room at The Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Tickets and further info through www.greatmusicinirishhousesfestival.com

Longitude returns to Marlay Park this summer from Friday July 13 to Sunday July 15 2018. The first round of acts are as follows: J. Cole will headline the Friday night of Longitude. The hip-hop performer and producer will be joined by Grammy nominated rap trio Migos and Irish single chart #1 hit maker Post Malone. On Saturday 14 Travis Scott leads the line up. Travis has set the stage for 2018 with his third full-length album, Astroworld which promises “the best music of my career.” Diplo returns to Longitude and Tyler, The Creator will perform on Saturday night. Solange will hit the main stage as the Sunday night headliner. Solange’s latest album A Seat At The Table earned her first ever Grammy win and topped the Billboard album charts. Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Sampha complete the Sunday billing. Joining J. Cole, Travis Scott, Solange, Migos, Diplo, Post Malone, Tyler, The Creator, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Sampha are breakout star Khalid, Billboard chart record breaker Cardi B, London rapper Giggs, grime artist J Hus, festival favourite Joey Bada$$ returns to Longitude, LA band The Internet, rapper Lil Pump, blackbear joins the bill following his […]

Facing the haunting outline of the majestic Wicklow Mountains, Ireland’s Fair City holds true to a 1,000-year Celtic heritage that inspires her music and artistry to this day. The inaugural Féile Córúil Dublin, or Dublin Choral Festival, will celebrate this great heritage of Celtic musical inspiration. The 2018 festival will take place June 13-17 and the 2019 festival will take place June 19-23.  This event will feature mixed-voice choirs and individual singers from a variety of backgrounds joining together to sing en masse. Three days of rehearsals will lead participants to a grand finale performance in the historic, stunning, and oldest medieval cathedral in Ireland, Christ Church Cathedral Dublin. The 2018 festival will be led by Dr. William Skoog – Choral Director and Music Department Chair at Rhodes College and the 2019 festival will be led by Joshua Oppenheim and Julie Yu-Oppenheim, Directors of Choral Studies and Kansas State University. Site

The Collaborative Artists Company presents Lady Na Master and the Synaptic Room. In the wake of the abortion referendum this new live performance work explores what it means to still feel bound by our bodies, and poses a simple question ‘Is this the way I should feel?’. This multi-layered work directed by David Francis Moore, featuring performances by spoken word artist Feli Speaks and composer Dan Reid, interweaves poetry, sound, installation, animation and the body to create a highly charged performance within a captivating sensorial space. Set design by Greg Mitchell, lighting design by Megan Reilly, costume design by Olga Maslova, and animations by visual artist Stephanie Golden. Running Time: 75 mins WRITTEN BY: Felicia Olusanya CAST: Feli Speak (aka Felicia Olusanya) & Dan Reid DIRECTED BY: David Francis Moore VISUAL ARTIST: Stephanie Golden SOUND DESIGN BY: Dan Reid LIGHTING DESIGN BY: Megan Reilly SET DESIGN BY: Greg Mitchell COSTUME DESIGN BY: Olga Maslova Founded in 2014 the Collaborative Artists Company is an artist-led organisation that is dedicated to the development, creation and presentation of experimental inter/multi and trans-disciplinary work. Established as a platform for open discussion, experimentation and collaboration across multiple art forms, the Collaborative Artists Company engages with […]

Festival Pipeworks Festival 2018 France 100 13th June 2018 7:30pm – “The Submerged Cathedral” at Christ Church Cathedral Our opening concert features David Adams, premier Irish organist and former Pipeworks’ competition winner celebrating the 100th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy. Presented in the stunning surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral this programme includes Leon Roques’ transcriptions of this great composer’s keyboard works including La Cathédrale Engloutie and other repertoire drawing inspiration from Debussy’s life and influences. Artist: David Adams (organ) Tickets €15 / €12 conc | Booking: www.pipeworksfestival.eventbrite.com 14th June 2018 6:30pm – “The French Connection” at the Dublin Unitarian Church This programme showcases a selection of the finest French ensemble repertoire, featuring leading Irish musicians Fergal Caulfield, Martin Johnson and Adele Johnson. The centre piece of the evening’s programme is Debussy’s ‘Cello Sonata, a swan song of extraordinary mastery complimented by an array of works drawn from the musical milieu of early 20th century Paris. A feature of this concert will be a new choreography in response to the sonata performed by exquisite dancer Emily Kilkenny Roddy. Artists: Fergal Caulfield (organ and piano), Martin Johnson (cello), Adele Johnson (viola), Emily Kilkenny Roddy (dance) Tickets €18 / €14 conc […]

Hennessy: A tribute to Christie by those who knew him best, his children. Christie Hennessy’s children announce a debut five date tour in June 2018 to celebrate the life and career of their father. This includes a stop off at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Saturday 16th June.

Don McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits ‘American Pie’ and ‘Vincent (Starry Starry Night)’. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum recor s world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna’s No. 1 recording of ‘American Pie’ in 2000 and George Michael’s version of ‘The Grave’ in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War. DonMcLean Discography Don McLean (b. 2 Oct 1945, New Rochelle, NY) – talented singer-songwriter who began in folk music, performing free on behalf of Pete Seeger’s efforts to clean up the Hudson River. His first album had been turned down by several labels because of his insistence on retaining his own publishing, but Tapestry ’70 was issued on Media Arts, soon taken over by UA; of the songs “And I Love You So” was covered by Perry Como for a Top 30 hit ’73, while his performance of “Empty Chairs” inspired “Killing Me Softly With His Song” (written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox) a Grammy winner and a […]