Instituto Cervantes joins Compadrito Tango and the theatre company Teatro Emigrato to celebrate this year’s International Tango Festival in Ireland. As a starter we propose a show that will bring together the poetry of the Chilean Pablo Neruda and Argentine music, in particular tango dancing. As the main course, why not learning the first steps of this elegant dance in a workshop for beginners? If tango revolutionised popular dance introducing a sensual choreography with a partner, we could say that it is also one of the better known and most familiar dances and music worldwide. In 2009, it was declared UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
From its beginnings in 1980 as the Dublin International Organ Festival, Pipeworks has brought to Irish audiences a diverse programme of music-making with the organ at its centre, fully exploiting not only the wonderful range of instruments to be found in Ireland, but the splendid cathedrals, churches and concert halls which house them. Since 1980 Pipeworks has mounted sixteen major festivals, centred on the International Organ Competition which attracts young virtuosi from every corner of the world. These festivals have secured Ireland a respected position in the international organ-playing scene and enhanced the appreciation of Irish audiences for the King of Instruments, its unique and thrilling repertoire and the extraordinary talent of its players. In recent years Pipeworks has expanded its remit to explore Ireland’s organ heritage, and developed an education and outreach programme designed to introduce people to the organ, nurture young talent and help local communities in identifying and promoting their own instruments. Pipeworks has also presented ground-breaking series of complete works, including those of J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Dieterich Buxtehude and Olivier Messiaen, as well as the complete organ symphonies of Louis Vierne, all given by organists resident in Ireland.
BELSONIC returns to the idyllic setting at Ormeau Park, Belfast. The popular music festival will bring a host of international headline acts to the heart of Belfast city centre across the month of June. Wednesday 12th June 2019 Slash Ft Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Blackberry Smoke No Hot Ashes Screaming Eagles Friday 14th June 2019 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Disciples Hugel Thursday 20th June 2019 Stormzy Plus Guests Friday 21st June 2019 Ben Nicky Plus Guests Saturday 22nd June 2019 George Ezra Plus Guests Tuesday 25th June 2019 The Killers Lewis Capaldi Wednesday 26th June 2019 Marshmello Jax Jones Thursday 27th June 2019 Hozier Maggie Rogers David Keenan Friday 28th June 2019 Tiësto Loud Luxury
While the term Pride didn’t become popular until the early 1980’s, the tradition, established following the Stonewall Uprising, of holding LGBTQ+ events and protests at the end of June was adopted very early by Dublin. In the early 1970’s this was often marked by a picnic in Merrion Square and on June 27th 1974 there was even a march of 10 people from the Department of Justice on Stephen’s Green to the British Embassy to protest the criminalisation of homosexuality, the law was a hangover from colonial times. In March 1983 the first large scale LGBTQ+ protest march took place in Dublin. It was organised by the Dublin Lesbian & Gay Collective in response to the release of the murderers of a gay man called Declan Flynn. About 900 people marched from Liberty Hall to Fairview Park. That June the National LGBT Federation (NXF) organised the first Dublin Pride Parade, it went from Stephen’s Green to the GPO. While the original route went from St Stephens Green to the GPO on O’Connell Street, in the early 1990’s the starting point of The Garden of Remembrance was established. Dublin LGBTQ Pride Today In 2018 60,000 people marched with us and as […]
The aim of Rinceoil Fingal is to teach, encourage and perform Irish music, song and dance for all age groups and abilities. Music is taught through classes held in Rush, North County Dublin, Ireland. Pupils and members are drawn from Rush, Skerries, Swords, Malahide and other areas in Fingal. Lessons take place in ‘Martin’s Shop’ in Rush on Monday & Tuesday nights. Band meets on Tuesday nights, and plays at community events throughout the year. Currently, we provide classes in tinwhistle, fiddle, bodhrán, guitar and piano accordion, in addition to ceili & Sean-nos dancing. Rinceoil-a Tradition in Irish Music & Dance. Bigi linn!
Versatile is Eskimo Supreme and Casper Walsh, two inner city Dublin natives rhyming and visualising the humorous and grittier aspects of life as young run arounds. Tales are vividly told in their songs like stealing dogs as a means of income, to the bleak scenes of an after party, all the while maintaining their jovial manner. Since 2014 with the group’s first uploads to their highly subscribed YouTube channel, OUTBURST, they have organically found mass appeal throughout Ireland and beyond, creating a close to cultish following amongst their fans.
We’ve put together some helpful information about the festival below. Feel free to contact us for further information. — What is the Stoneybatter Festival? The Stoneybatter Festival is a celebration of our local community and the creativity that surrounds us here in the heart of Dublin 7. Building on the success of the Festivals in 2017 and 2018 and on the work of Stoneybatter Pride of Place which won the award for Best Urban Heritage Village in 2016, the Festival will have activities for all ages and tastes. Friday evening 21st June will mark the launch of the Festival with the Lord Mayor of Dublin followed by events in local pubs, shops and businesses. Saturday 22nd June is an Open Day where local businesses, schools, museums, churches and even private homes will open to the public. Stoneybatter will be buzzing with sporting, environmental, culinary, literary and music events all day. Sunday, 23rd June will be the highlight: a Family Fun Day will see Stoneybatter & Manor Street pedestrianised from Arbour Hill to Kavanagh’s Public House – with music, dance, food, stalls, talks, tours, workshops and special activities aimed at children and young people. Back by popular demand, festival events will […]
Midlands Electric Bike Show GreenAer at Outdoor Sports, Unit 3, Mullingar Business Park. Friday 21stJune – Sunday 23rdJune 2019 Dates: Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd June 10am – 6pm Sunday 23rdJune 1pm – 6pm Where: GreenAer at Outdoor Sports, Unit 3, Mullingar Business Park, Co. Westmeath Midlands Electric Bike Show has loads to offer, Electric bike test-rides, Fun & refreshments. To celebrate National Bike Week 2019 and the 1 Year anniversary of the opening of our Mullingar Store, we would like to invite you to Mullingar for our Midlands Electric Bike Show. There will be Three days of fun to be had testing Electric bikes, a Daredevil Stunt Show and Raffle Prizes over the weekend. We will have Electric Bikes from all of our Top European Brands such as Stromer/ Haibike/ Riese & Müller/ Winora/ Raleigh/ Orbea, and Cargo Bikes from Urban Arrow + Riese & Müller. Our Weekend has plenty to offer for everyone from free test riding of each and every electric bike that you want, to a free one hour guided electric bike tour. We have organized refreshments for this event along with special offers on all our models on the day. There will be Bosch Goodie […]
The Coronas – plus very special guests, Sigrid & All Tvvins. Irish rock band The Coronas originated in Dublin. They release their music through their own independent record label, 3ú Records, and are based between Dublin and London. Sigrid Solbakk Raabe, known professionally as simply Sigrid, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. In 2017, she achieved international success with the single “Don’t Kill My Vibe”
Kris Kristofferson made his name in 1970s as a country music singer and songwriter with songs like Me and Bobby McGee and Help Me Make It through the Night. His songs have been performed by legends like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, along with Kris himself. A Star Is Born, the 1976 film in which he starred with Barbara Streisand, gave Kris his first hit movie appearance (and another hit album), a feat which has been repeated in the 1990s with appearances in films like Blade and Payback.
Flavours of South Dublin Food Festival is scheduled to take place in Rathfarnham Castle Park on Sunday 23rd June 2019 from 11.00 am – 6.00 pm. This unique food festival will showcase the very best cuisine from the locality, and aim to highlight the diversity and vibrancy of the food culture in the county. This is the third year of the festival, it is free to attend and guarantees to be a great day out for the whole family with entertainment for all ages including live music and dance, demo kitchen, face painting, balloon modelling,… but also free guided tours of the Castle (www.rathfarnhamcastle.ie). The Festival will take place in the grounds of Rathfarnham Castle, which dates from Elizabethan times and is probably the earliest example of what is termed a ‘fortified house’ built in Ireland. Over the past thirty years, an extensive programme of preservation and restoration has secured the historic fabric of the building and returned the principal Georgian interiors to their former glory.
Welcome to our Festival website. Our programme of events is available to view below. We have received lots of photos and you can check them out in our photo section and even more on our Facebook page . If you visited us last year, we hope you enjoyed the experience and look forward to meeting you all again this year. If you have not been to the festival before, relax and enjoy the experience, we promise you’ll come back again. The aim of the festival is to provide free summer entertainment and bring people into Dundrum while allowing local groups to showcase their talents. Our programme is full and varied with 95% of the events provided free of charge.
Stewart Parker’s play, Spokesong; the opening scenes of this play will be performed at the Convention Centre Dublin as the Velo-city delegates set off on Velo-city Bike Parade on June 26th. The award-winning play, which is centred around a bike shop, is a celebration of the history of the bike as a democratic force. Actors will continue the performance on route on a tandem bike and on a mobile stage towed by a bicycle accompanied by a live piano! The Freedom Machine; a concept developed by Donna Cooney, celebrates the important historical role of bicycles for suffragettes and the part they played in the emancipation of women. In the weeks leading up to Bike Parade, women are participating in workshops preparing hand crafted suffragette banners and sashes which will be then worn during the Bike Parade. ‘Listening to the City’ will give an alternative view on the everyday spaces of Dublin’s citizens. Artist Michelle Browne has commissioned three writers to guide citizens and visitors of Dublin through the city on wheels. Each audio guide will look at the city from a different perspective, with audio guides being available to download from SoundCloud. Well Spun Tales will host a storytelling night […]
The Academic are an Irish band made up of Craig Fitzgerald on lead vocals and guitar, Stephen Murtagh on bass, Matt Murtagh on lead guitar and Dean Gavin on drums.
A whole new audience discovered the thrill of seeing and hearing an orchestra in full flight and who better to introduce them than 2FM’s Jenny Greene with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, voted the World’s Favourite Orchestra in an international poll in 2015. They were the standout act of Electric Picnic 2016, blowing the roof off a mobbed Rankin’s Wood. During the rehearsal session, word went around Stradbally that something special was on the way and by the time of the performance the tent was packed, with queues of people outside desperate to get in. They topped the list for many as the highlight of the weekend.
Irish International A Cappella Festival hosts Ardú have been nominated in the Best Classical/Traditional Song category of the 2019 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards with their track Homeward Bound. The annual CARAs recognise the best of recorded a cappella music and are the only truly global a cappella recording awards. Every year since 1992, hundreds of albums are considered in this celebration of the best a cappella recorded around the planet. Homeward Bound was arranged for Ardú by young composer/arranger Ollie Lambert and was released as part of their recent album Gravity in September 2018. Previous winners in this category include The Swingles and a cappella global superstars Pentatonix! This years’ winners will be announced at a red carpet event in Boston on Sunday 14th April 2019. Exciting times ahead for Irish A Cappella. Watch this space for the winner to be revealed.
A tantalizing festival world awaits family and friends, as Russborough House in Blessington swings open its gates for its first EVER festival on the 28th – 30th June. Kaleidoscope Festival will provide three days of high energy, full colour, multi–stage entertainment over 15 stages, designed to entice and enthrall all, from babes in arms to those eligible for a bus pass! Born out of Electric Picnic, Kaleidoscope harnesses the magic of Picnic’s entertainment and family campsites, tailoring the overall festival experience to the desires of the festival-going family and bringing the essence of Electric Picnic to a brand-new venue. Kaleidoscope heralds a new era of programming for the sophisticated taste of modern parents, discerning kids and all-knowing teens! Our extensive creative programme has been tailored to cater for each and every member of the modern Irish family. Kaleidoscope offers specific programs for ‘smallies’, for 4-8, 8-12 and 12-16 year olds, together with all the festival favourites for adults of all ages! Children and teen programmes will take place within Russborough’s walled garden and an utterly enchanting fairy fort located on the forests edge. Every element of the programme has been carefully selected because it is thought provoking, interactive and inspirational, […]
reland’s Fastest Growing Family Day Out. Retro Drive-In Movies are coming to a city near you in 2018. Rock up, Roll in and watch your favourite movies from the comfort of your car. Grab a Burger, Coffee, Doughnut, Popcorn or Chips & Dips and listen to the movie in your car on your FM Radio! Drive-In Movies are on everyone’s Bucket List! Cinema is an Experience. Watching Movies on The World’s Biggest Mobile LED Screen is a Magical Experience! Starting as a crazy idea written on a beer mat over a few drinks, Retro Drive-In Movies is a cost effective Family Fun Movie Day Out. Imagine a TV the size of 2 Double Decker Busses parked side by side? Well, Now you can experience it! With all our movies shown in HD with the sound broadcast to your car radio on our very own Retro Drive-in Radio Station! So, Grab the Kids, your neighbours Kids and your dog (once they are well behaved) and head for a Retro Drive-in location near you! Star Wars – Episode VIII The Last Jedi Friday 28th June 2019 Leopardstown Racecourse 20:00 Stand By Me Saturday 29th June 2019 Leopardstown Racecourse 18:00 The Goonies Saturday […]
On 29th June join some of Ireland’s best loved country stars as they perform many of the greatest country songs ever written, for one special night, Live at the Marquee Cork. This is country music as you have never heard it before – the songs you know and love performed by the spectacular 50-piece RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by Gavin Murphy. Michael English, Lisa McHugh, Robert Mizzell, Philomena Begley, Ray Lynam, Patrick Feeney and Roly Daniels will come together with the RTE Concert Orchestra to perform many of their individual hits and #1 songs, as well as surprise duets of some the greatest country songs ever written. Rhinestone Cowboy, He Stopped Loving Her Today, 9-5, Blanket on The Ground, Ring Of Fire and The Gambler are just a taste of what’s in store. Between them, these stars of Country Roads have scored numerous # 1 records, sold out venues all over the country and won scores of awards and accolades. Don’t miss what promises to be an unforgettable night for country music fans, when they come together to perform live accompanied by the magic and majesty of this 50 piece orchestra. MC for the evening will be Risin’ Time, RTÉ […]
Flavours of Fingal is an unforgettable farm, flowers, food and family fun experience in the beautiful surroundings of Newbridge House & Farm. One of the highlights of the Fingal summer will once again return to Newbridge House and Farm. Enjoy two days of family jam packed fun at Flavours of Fingal, with an unforgettable weekend of food, fun and farm activities.