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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

Wednesday 4th Jul LALAH HATHAWAY Aiken Promotions presents LALAH HATHAWAY plus support _ Main Venue _ honestly – a fitting title for the new album from artist, songwriter, producer and DJ, Lalah Hathaway. Both low-key and legendary, the gentle power of Hathaway’s irrepressible and boundary-defying voice has gone unmissed by those with their ear to the ground… Doors: 8pm Tickets: €39.05 Wednesday 4th Jul THE BINGO w/ STEVE BENNETT THE BINGO w/ STEVE BENNETT ^ The Parlour ^ Join Steve and friends for a madcap comedy gameshow with great prizes, mystery boxes and bloody good craic! From musical bingo to crazy mini games to ‘normal bingo’ that’ll frustrate the hell out of your gran, this is a great night of silly good fun. Doors: 8pm in The Parlour Tickets: €6 / €11 Wednesday 4th Jul ALL IN THIS TOGETHER ft. DREAMING OF JUPITER & ALEX SMYTH in aid of Pieta House ALL IN THIS TOGETHER featuring DREAMING OF JUPITER & ALEX SMYTH ^ Upstairs ^ A very special third edition of All In This Together, a double header with hour long sets from the amazing Dreaming of Jupiter and Alex Smyth. This is gonna be amazing and definitely not to […]

Summer Piano Master Classes with Therese Fahy Start Date02-07-2018 10:30 Kevin Barry Recital Room Musical Play: Teacher Training for Early Years Music Start Date02-07-2018 15:00 National Concert Hall – Room 103 Summer Piano Master Classes with Therese Fahy Start Date03-07-2018 10:30 Kevin Barry Recital Room RTE NSO Summer Lunchtime Series Start Date03-07-2018 13:05 Main Stage National Concert Hall Tour Start Date03-07-2018 14:30 NCH foyer Sold Out! Summer Piano Master Classes with Therese Fahy Start Date04-07-2018 10:30 Kevin Barry Recital Room An American Celebration: In aid of Pieta House Start Date04-07-2018 20:00 Main Stage Kevin Fitzpatrick plays Chopin Start Date06-07-2018 13:05 John Field Room National Concert Hall Tour Start Date06-07-2018 14:30 NCH foyer RTE NSO A Nat King Cole Celebration Start Date06-07-2018 19:30 Main Stage with Gary Williams Bring Along a Baby Start Date07-07-2018 10:30 John Field Room Sold Out! Bring Along a Baby Start Date07-07-2018 12:30 John Field Room Sold Out! ‘The Three Tenors 10th Anniversary Start Date07-07-2018 20:00 Main Stage An Evening with David Sedaris Start Date08-07-2018 19:00 Main Stage Sold Out! Songschool Summer Camp Start Date09-07-2018 10:00 The Studio RTE NSO Summer Lunchtime Series Start Date10-07-2018 13:05 Main Stage Rufus Wainwright – Solo Start Date10-07-2018 20:00 Main Stage […]

We’re delighted to announce that Amy Ross (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Aaron Sidwell (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Emily Shaw (Nessarose), Iddon Jones (Boq) and Nikki Bentley (Standby for Elphaba) will lead the cast of the spectacular, critically acclaimed and multi record-breaking UK & Ireland Tour when it returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 17 July to 1 September 2018. Acclaimed as “a joyous spectacle that captures the imagination” (Irish Independent) and “a magical mystery tour through the fantasyland of Oz” (London Evening Standard), WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students and their extraordinary adventures in Oz, which will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters originally created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, WICKED has become a global phenomenon featuring astounding technical wizardry, stunning costumes, a compelling ‘untold’ story and show-stopping songs, including the incredible ‘Defying Gravity’.

A new musical about a girl from Kerry and a boy from Dublin who fall in love despite the language barrier!

The Liberties Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest festivals. From modest beginnings in 1970 it has grown to become a highlight of the summer in Dublin with a series of family-friendly, sporting and community events, and an exciting multi-cultural and arts programme encompassing visual art, film, dance, comedy, literature and music. Wednesday 18.07.18 Festival Launch The Digital Hub, Thomas St. Doors 6.30pm, Show 7pm And we’re off! As we welcome you to the 48th year, we kick off the Liberties Festival with a bang. Expect performances, speeches (we’ll keep them short!), nibbles courtesy of Leo Burdocks, refreshments from Diageo, a film reel of the 50 Francis St archive, all topped off with an amazing performance from the one and only Delorentos ​Street Art SWICN Clubhouse Starting on Wednesday and running throughout the week, come see the walls of the SWICN Clubhouse transform with the work of street artist Shane O’Malley and the helping hands of the SWICN young people. Liberties Fun Run Start Royal Hospital Kilmainham 7.45pm St James’s Hospital Foundation will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Liberties Fun Run in aid of St James’s Hospital. Thursday 19.07.18 Home Coffee Brewing Master Class Legit Coffee Co. Meath St 6pm […]

A FREE music, comedy & spoken word festival taking place in venues along the banks of the River Liffey. The Festival was set up in order to provide the city centre with an equivalent to the summer festivals taking place in less urban location during the summer. The Dublin Quays Festival also intends to curate ‘afternoons of spoken word, cultural talks, literary events, pop up performances and club nights.’

2018 is an exciting year for Irish band ASLAN as 30 years ago they released their debut album FEEL NO SHAME way back in 1988. To celebrate the band have just announced they will return to headline Dublin’s stunning Iveagh Gardens this summer on Saturday 21st July 2018. Aslan will be appearing on the Late Late Show tonight on RTE One to discuss what has become a classic Irish rock album. Aslan will be playing at The Iveagh Gardens in Dublin’s City centre on Saturday 21st July as part of The Feel No Shame tour which will see the band performing songs from their iconic debut album. Last year Aslan headlined the Iveagh Gardens and the gig SOLD-OUT so early purchasing of tickets is advised.

The Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra will bring their summer finale concert series to St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street on 21 July at 5pm. Sixteen of Ireland’s finest young string, wind, and harpsichord musicians have been selected to play in this year’s Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra – a week-long music course where young musicians with a penchant for historical performance practice can hone their talents under the guidance of professional conductors and musicians. This concert mark the end of the course and will feature a ‘Baroque Banquet’ of music from Handel, Muffat, Telemann, and Vivaldi. The orchestra will be conducted by the Irish Baroque Orchestra leader, Claire Duff.

The Gaslight Anthem have announced a very special series of shows celebrating the 10th anniversary of their milestone second studio album, THE ’59 SOUND. The New Jersey-based rock band will travel North America and Europe performing the album in its entirety, including a date at Dublin’s Vicar St on 23rd July 2018. Released by SideOneDummy Records on August 19th, 2008, THE ’59 SOUND officially saw The Gaslight Anthem break out as one of the most electrifying groups, marrying their punk roots with classic FM radio scale to craft a soulful and exhilarating vision of American rock ‘n’ roll. Songs like “Old White Lincoln,” “Great Expectations” and the worldwide smash title track proved transcendent modern rock classics, fueled by heroic hooks, huge choruses, and lead vocalist-guitarist-songwriter Brian Fallon’s masterful chronicles of love, loss, and the broken hearted, of summers gone and dreams still to be met. THE ’59 SOUND earned The Gaslight Anthem rapturous reviews around the world. “THE ’59 SOUND is an answer to a prayer,” enthused Pitchfork. “When the guitars turn into chorus-firepower, it just kills because it’s been so long since we’ve heard anyone pull that off with such panache.” “Wearing their influences as badges of honour,” wrote […]

Grace Beverly Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican-Americansinger, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, and actress. Born in Jamaica, she moved when she was 13, along with her siblings, to live with her parents in Syracuse, New York. Jones began her modelling career in New York state, then in Paris, working for fashion houses such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, and appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue. She worked with photographers such as Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer, and became known for her distinctive androgynous appearance and bold features. In 1977, Jones secured a record deal with Island Records, initially becoming a star of New York City’s Studio 54-centered disco scene. In the early 1980s, she moved toward a new wave style that drew on reggae, funk, post-punk and pop music, frequently collaborating with both the graphic designer Jean-Paul Goude and the musical duo Sly & Robbie. Her most popular albums include Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (1981), and Slave to the Rhythm (1985). She scored Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart with “Pull Up to the Bumper”, “I’ve Seen That Face Before”, “Private Life”, and “Slave to the Rhythm”. In 1982, […]

Il Divo put a fresh face on popular classical songs, utilising their exceptional voices, good looks and cultural diversity to bring their romantic blend of classical and pop music to audiences around the world. Formed by Simon Cowell after a two-year search, the quartet is comprised of American tenor David Miller, popular French singer Sébastien Izambard, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler, and Spanish baritone Carlos Marin. See the classical crossover group in the summer of 2018 on their Castles & Country Tour which will visit stately homes and castles across Britain.