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.
The Wood Quay Summer Sessions return for a fourth year of free concerts every Thursday throughout July from 1-2pm. Every week, music fans will have the opportunity to see new and upcoming acts, as well as established acts, from across a wide range of genres performing in the wonderful setting of the outdoor Wood Quay Amphitheatre in Dublin’s city centre. Founded by Dublin City Council and presented in association with First Music Contact (FMC), Improvised Music Company (IMC), Music Network and The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), the Wood Quay Summer Sessions offers something for all music fans from trad to hip-hop, classical to contemporary and jazz to rock. Throughout the four weeks, there will be a food truck for any hungry music fans as well as ticket giveaways to upcoming events and concerts. July 4th presented with First Music Contact (FMC) Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Erica Cody & JyellowL 13.00 – Erica-Cody 13.30 – JyellowL July 11th presented with Improvised Music Company (IMC) Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Charlie Moon Quartet | RBG Trio 13.00 Charlie Moon Quartet 13.30 – The RBG Trio (Redmond, Brady, Gillard) July 18th presented with Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) 13.00 – Garth Knox 13.30 […]
One of the biggest music artist from Ireland, Picture This, have had a phenomenal year. Since the release of their self-titled album in 2017, Ryan Hennessy, Jimmy Rainsford, Owen Cardiff and Cliff Deane have been topping the charts and touring across the UK.
Thursday Foil, Arms & Hog / Joanne McNally / Tone Bell / Fred Cooke 19:30 The Gas Station Tommy Tiernan / Two Johnnies / Josh Wolf / Julie Jay / John Colleary 21:30 The Gas Station Jason Byrne / G Farrelly / T Tomlinson / Martin Angolo 19:30 The Punchline Des Bishop / Liza Treyger/ Cameron Esposito/ Jena Friedman/ Eric Lalor 21:30 The Punchline Neil Delamere / Deirdre O’Kane / Sofie Hagen / Ed Sammon 19:30 The Funny Bone Abandoman / Tony Cantwell/ Catherine Cohen/ E Blotnick/David O’Doherty 21:30 The Funny Bone The Impersonators B Murphy /G Cook /J Colleary /A Foran /Aidan Tiernan 19:30 The Jokeshop It Galz / Enya Martin / Fred Cooke 21:30 The Jokeshop Friday Tommy Tiernan / Jim Gaffigan / Michelle Wolf / Chris Kent 19:30 The Gas Station Des Bishop / Deirdre O’Kane / Fahim Anwar / Liza Treyger/ Colin Murphy 21:30 The Gas Station Neil Delamere / Langston Kerman / Taylor Tomlinson / Karl Spain 19:30 The Punchline Jason Byrne / Josh Wolf / Abandoman / Aidan Greene / Barry Murphy 21:30 The Punchline Foil, Arms & Hog / Cameron Esposito / Tone Bell / Ger Staunton 19:30 The Funny Bone David O’Doherty […]
JULY 26-28 2019: Spread your film wings this summer with our great programme choices. Stop off in Japan for a brand new anime, or touch down in Australia; root for Sune in Sweden, or feisty Ladhaki girl Chuskit in India. However different the setting, many of the films we’ve chosen share a common theme of characters trying to find their own way against family traditions. Biodiversity and conservation play a part too, in our rainforest-set minibeast opening film and Sunday’s closing film. With Irish premieres and big screen escapades, whatever the weather, you can see the world this July at the IFI. Miniscule – Mandibles From Far Away Friday 26th Jul 2019 18.30 Short Tales 1 Saturday 27th Jul 2019 11.00 Short Tales 2 Saturday 27th Jul 2019 13.00 Chuskit Saturday 27th Jul 2019 15.30 Sune Vs. Sune Saturday 27th Jul 2019 18.30 Peek Zoo Special Sunday 28th Jul 2019 11.00 A Town Called Panic: The County Fair Sunday 28th Jul 2019 11.15 Okko’s Inn Sunday 28th Jul 2019 13.00 Storm Boy Sunday 28th Jul 2019 16.00
Head to Bray this summer and catch some of the best display teams and vintage aircraft in the world as they showcase their incredible aerobatic skills on Saturday, July 27th & Sunday, July 28th, 2019. This is a fantastic free weekend for the whole family to enjoy! There are 2-days of action and entertainment in the air and on the ground. The Bray Air Display is so much more than an air show! Why not enjoy the thrills and spills of the Seafront Funfair, dine alfresco at our Food Village, treat yourself and the family to a meal at one of the many restaurants throughout the town or simply bring your own picnic. You can even experience a breath-taking helicopter ride over Bray Head which all kick off from noon each day. While the Bray Air Display is a free family weekend, our new Flight Deck package is for those looking for an extra special airshow experience this year! Book now here. Why not take a look around our website and plan your visit to Ireland’s biggest air festival this summer. Our comprehensive FAQ section offers some great practical advice including information on our traffic management plan, road closures/restrictions, how […]
As the Rush Harbour Festival will be open from the 2nd to the 5th August, we want you to have fun every night with your Family! On the evenings of the 2nd and 3rd, there’ll be a Free Movie night for Your family! Rush Harbour Festival – on the evening of the 4th August 2019 – welcomes the Spring Break, Europe’s premier good-time super group, are a six-piece act that play the most exciting US floor-fillers of the 1980’s. Based in Dublin, and formed out of repeated encounters at the after parties of show business events, this group have performed thousands of shows throughout the country and abroad since they set out in 2005. To warm up for the big party, we have DJ Hingemaster Flex and to boost it even higher, the NOW 70’s & 80’s will make sure you’ll be prepared to dance ’till the end!
Playstival is a two day festival dedicated to play and discovery, fun and excitement, great food and live music, and most of all family time together. This summer’s new festival line-up allows parents the opportunity to play with their children, or let them interact with other kids and enjoy the games and interactive shows. Expect a live music stage with dance-worthy bands and DJs, a new world food market and a plethora of hands-on programming for toddlers to tweens as well as the grown-ups. Saturday August 10th: 9am – 6pm Sunday August 11th: 9am – 6pm Remember Under 2’s go Free!
Many ukulele luminaries have performed including Belgium’s Winin’ Boys, Ukulele ZaZa, Minnie & The Illywhackers, Del Rey, Andy Eastwood, Peter Moss, Ukulele Uff & Lonesome Dave, Janet Klein, France’s Les Poupees, Fred Sokolow, Shine (from Spain), Gus and Finn Trio, Ukulele Red & Lil’l Mamie Brown, The East River String Band, Ireland’s West Cork Ukulele, Ukeristic Congress, Aisling Goes Walking, the Dublin Ukulele Collective, UK’s Hot Potato Syncopators, Casey McGill, James Clem, The Mourning Glories and many many other fine artists and groups. We will be featuring all the elements that have made the Ukulele Hooley one of the most friendly and enjoyable festivals. Keep an eye on our website and social media accounts, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’re promising a weekend of ukulele fun and frolics! Saturday @ the Ukulele Hooley 2018 Saturday morning kicks off with a selection selection of workshops with amazing ukulele musicians. Workshop Schedule Casey McGill at 10.45 am – Intermediate level Poupees Gonflees at 10.45 am – All levels (including beginners) Angie McLoughlin at 12.15 pm – All levels Frederick Gosseens at 12.15 pm – Intermediate level Ukulele Uff at 13.30 pm – Intermediate level And you know ukulele players, there’s usually a Jam […]
Grittier and more glamorous than ever before, this brand-new production is direct from a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Leicester Curve. After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more? With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is bought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic. Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and starring very special guest artist – Peter Andre as Teen Angel* – reignite your passion and get ready for an explosion of summer loving. So round-up your Burger Palace Boys, pick up your Pink Ladies and re-discover why Grease really is the one that you want this term! *Please note: Peter Andre will appear in performances from 24 – 28 September only.
Pop superstars Little Mix return in autumn 2019 with their The LM5 Tour across the UK and Ireland. The arena tour kicks off in Dublin on 10 October, ending in Leeds on 19 November 2018. The girls will also perform three massive nights at The O2 Arena in London as part of the run. The shows will see Little Mix perform songs from their brand new album LM5, alongside their greatest hits including Touch, Shout Out to My Ex, Black Magic and Wings. Last updated: October, 2018 SSE 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th October
Pop superstars Little Mix return in autumn 2019 with their The LM5 Tour across the UK and Ireland. The arena tour kicks off in Dublin on 10 October, ending in Leeds on 19 November 2018. The girls will also perform three massive nights at The O2 Arena in London as part of the run. The shows will see Little Mix perform songs from their brand new album LM5, alongside their greatest hits including Touch, Shout Out to My Ex, Black Magic and Wings. Last updated: October, 2018
The first is his 1986 release, ‘Into The Light’, which Chris had shrewdly envisaged could be the record that might place him fully centre stage as an international artist – and so it proved, thanks to one song in particular: ‘The Lady In Red’. It was the composition which finally established him as a known singer-songwriter around the world and has since become an undeniable evergreen classic. It achieved No. 1 status in 47 countries, including the UK, reached No.2 in America and has now sold in excess of 8 million copies. To this day, it remains one of the most played songs on the planet; in America alone, it has been the recipient of six annual ASCAP (Association of Composers and Publishers) Awards, presented to acknowledge it as among the Top 20 most played records in the United States in a period of 12 months. The second album is ‘Moonfleet & Other Stories’, from 2010, which took Chris on the most ambitious, demanding and evocative journey of his long career which, by then, had resulted in albums sales approaching 50 million worldwide. “I gave myself the biggest challenge in writing and recording that album,” Chris estimates. “It was very […]
THE MATCHMAKER based on the novella “Letters of a County Matchmaker” by JOHN B. KEANE one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, will be at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin for one week only from 5th to 10th November, and will star Mary McEvoy best known for her role as Biddie in the long running RTE series GLENROE and Irish Actor and comedian Jon Kenny who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt. Kenny is also best known outside Ireland for appearing in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses “The Matchmaker” as an exploration of rural loneliness. Aware that generations of people became masters of their own destinies late in life, and only then began to look for companionship and love, once their duties as minder of aging parents were concluded or they had finally inherited, or were the left over brother or sister. Using his […]
Christina Aguilera is a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter renowned for her powerful voice and hit songs. Throughout her career, she has sold more than 43 million records worldwide. Aguilera has achieved five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the fourth female artist to top the chart over three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s). She has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and holds the prestigious honour of being the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 2011 she entered the world of television as a coach on NBC’s Emmy Award nominated show The Voice. Fresh from her exclusive Las Vegas residency, Christina Aguilera will embark on a four date U.K. wide tour bringing hits such as “Dirrty”, “Genie in a Bottle”, “Ain’t No Other Man”, “Fighter” and more fan favourites from her critically acclaimed 2018 studio album, Liberation.