Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre presents Dinosaurs Around the World from Saturday 16th December 2017 for a limited time only. Dinosaurs Around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! Dinosaurs Around the World invites you to grab your prehistoric passport to Pangea and discover how plate tectonics, land bridges, and volcanic activity allowed dinosaurs to disperse to all corners of the globe, giving each of the seven continents its own unique selection of these giant reptiles. During their 172 million year reign, dinosaurs adapted into a variety of forms due to the conditions of the areas in which they lived. The exhibition includes examples such as the mighty T. rex of North America, the swift Velociraptor of the Gobi Desert, the massive herbivore Amargasaurus form the tropical jungles of South America and ten others! In addition to advanced animatronics, […]
The One City, One Book choice for 2018 is The Long Gaze Back edited by Sinéad Gleeson The Long Gaze Back is a collection of thirty stories from writers past and present, from the 18th Century to now. Taken together, the collected works of these writers reveal an enrapturing, unnerving, and piercingly beautiful mosaic of a lively literary landscape. Spanning four centuries, the anthology features eight stories from deceased luminaries and forerunners, and twenty-two new unpublished stories by some of the most talented Irish women writers working today. The Long Gaze Back presents an inclusive and celebratory portrait of the high calibre of contemporary literature in Ireland. The stories run the gamut from heartbreaking to humorous, but each leaves a lasting impression. They chart the passions, obligations, trials and tribulations of a variety of vividly drawn characters with unflinching honesty and relentless compassion. These are stories to savour.
National Concert Hall
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly Start Date 07-04-2018 19:30 Main Stage Sold Out! Dublin Song Series Start Date 08-04-2018 15:00 Kevin Barry Recital Room Verdi’s La Traviata Start Date 08-04-2018 19:30 Main Stage Sold Out! RTE NSO Composer Lab 2018 Public Workshop Start Date 09-04-2018 10:00 Main Stage Unreserved G4 – Live 2018 Start Date 09-04-2018 20:00 Main Stage Gamelan Ensembles – Level 1 Start Date 10-04-2018 18:00 Gamelan Room Percussion Lab (Beginners) Start Date 10-04-2018 18:30 National Concert Hall – Room 103 Ein Deutsches Requiem Start Date 10-04-2018 20:00 Main Stage The John Lynch Chamber Music Project Start Date 11-04-2018 19:30 Kevin Barry Recital Room ESB Feis Ceoil Start Date 11-04-2018 19:30 Main Stage Essential Classics: The Music of Mendelssohn Start Date 12-04-2018 20:00 Main Stage “More Old Fashioned” Start Date 13-04-2018 13:05 John Field Room National Concert Hall Tour Start Date 13-04-2018 14:30 NCH foyer RTE NSO Ravel, Korngold, Beethoven Start Date 13-04-2018 19:30 Main Stage Main Season Concert Primary Ensemble Project Collaboration Day Start Date 16-04-2018 12:45 Main Stage Unreserved Sold Out! Bach: Mass in B Minor Start Date 16-04-2018 20:00 Main Stage An Evening with Mike Denver Start Date 17-04-2018 20:00 Main Stage London Symphony Orchestra Start Date […]
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Winner of 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s touring production of Matilda The Musical comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in what will be one of the biggest theatrical events of 2018. With book by Dennis Kelly, original songs by Tim Minchin and direction by Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Inspired by the incomparable Roald Dahl’s beloved book, Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and premiered at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, before transferring to London’s West End in October 2011, where it opened to rave reviews. Now in its sixth year in London’s West End, Matilda The Musical is the longest running production at the Cambridge Theatre where it continues to play to packed houses. The New York production of Matilda The Musical opened in April 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre and was celebrated on 10 “Top Ten” lists for 2013, including TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year. Matilda The Musical has been seen by more than 6.5 million people worldwide. Having swept the board […]
The multiple Tony Award-winning ASSASSINS lays bare the lives of nine people who assassinated (or tried to assassinate) the President of the United States. The nation’s most notorious assassins gather on stage to violently pursue a twisted American Dream… Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music combine in this bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny musical.
This is just one part of the programme and details of other concerts and events taking place as part of MusicTown, including a series of concerts on the stage of The Abbey Theatre, will be announced in the coming weeks. Get ready for ten days of concerts, master classes, collaborations, workshops and composers, lyricists, conductors, choirs, musicians, producers, DJs and visual artists, from Opera, choral and contemporary classical to hip-hop, electronic, traditional, folk and rock taking place all over Dublin city. Apr 13 Messiah on the Street 1:00 pm – 3:30 pmInfo Apr 14 Crash Ensemble present GHOSTS 12:00 pm – 4:30 pmInfo Apr 14 A NIGHT OF MUSICAL STORIES WITH KATIE KIM & RADIE PEAT (LANKUM, RUE)8:00 pm – 10:30 pmInfo Apr 14 Grayscale present VISIONIST 8:00 pm – 10:30 pmInfo Apr 15 Royal Irish Academy of Music presents MY FIRST CONCERT 12:00 pm – 2:00 pmInfo Apr 15 Royal Irish Academy of Music presents ARTISTS CHOICE 3:30 pm – 5:30 pmInfo Apr 17 Our Tunes 10:00 am – 5:00 pmInfo Apr 17 Word Up Collective presents ISSA VIBE 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmInfo Apr 17 Royal Irish Academy of Music presents RIAM PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS […]
Mary Black and her legendary band are back on tour in Ireland in Spring 2018 including two nights at Dublin’s Vicar St on 20th & 21st April to promote her new album ‘Mary Black sings Jimmy Mac’. Mary will be highlighting the songs of one of Ireland’s greatest song writers Jimmy Mac Carthy – timeless songs of a generation from ‘No Frontiers’ to ‘Katie’ to ‘Bright Blue Rose’ and many more – songs so many of us know by heart and also some brand-new songs written by Jimmy. Don’t miss what will be two special nights where Mary will bring her magic to these incomparable shining songs and many more besides.
Visiting Ireland’s best loved home improvements show will give you the ideas and the inspiration you need to turn your home into the stylish, comfortable and welcoming living space that you can be proud of. From new build projects to extensions, renovation, furnishing & décor, kitchens & bathrooms, energy and insulation – the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show has it all with over 230 exhibitors and professional partners.
Dlr Events are delighted to host three evenings of Local Traditional Irish Music and song from award winning Local traditional musicians in the wonderful setting of Marlay House. Book your tickets here for each night. should each night not be sold out there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door. 23rd March, Ceannabháin Family, Fionnán agus Iarlaith Mac Gabhann 20th April. Chambers Family, Gaffney Family
New York Met’s New Irish Star To Sing In Mozart’s The Marriage Of Figaro For Irish National Opera National Opera House, Wexford – Friday 13 April 2018 Gaiety Theatre, Dublin – Tuesday April 17, Wednesday 18, Friday 20, Saturday 21 The newly-founded Irish National Opera company (INO) continues its inaugural season with a new, full-scale production of one of the greatest comic operas ever written, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. The production, which will run for a total of five performances in the National Opera House, Wexford, and the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, is directed by Tony award-winning PATRICK MASON, a former artistic director of the Abbey Theatre. The cast includes Irish mezzo soprano TARA ERRAUGHT as Susanna. Tara sang at New York’s Metropolitan Opera for the first time last year. She appeared in two operas. In September she made her debut as Nicklausse in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. And in December she followed up as Hansel in a production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The Huffington Post greeted her arrival as “an impressive Met debut”. The title role of Susanna’s betrothed is taken by bass-baritone JONATHAN LEMALU. Jonathan shot to fame through his debut CD for EMI. This was greeted enthusiastically by Gramophone magazine, which wrote, “Every so often a musician arrives […]
He is one of the most iconic and innovative singers and lyricists in popular music, with an original vocal brilliance of breathtaking elegance, with a career expanding four decades. When his sales as a solo artist, and as the frontman of Roxy Music are combined, Bryan Ferry has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. In 2011, Ferry was made a CBE for his contribution to the British music industry. This will be an unmissable night of Bryan Ferry’s greatest hits from his massive back catalogue all the way up to his acclaimed 2015 album Avonmore.
St Ann’s Church
CHOIRLAND REVISITED Chamber Choir Ireland Paul Hillier Conductor Performances Friday 20 April – St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork: 7.30pm, €21 Saturday 21 April – St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin: 8pm, €20/15 Sunday 22 April – St Thomas’ Church, Belfast: 7.30pm, £13/10 Tickets & further information through www.chamberchoirireland.com / +353 (1)554 5210 In April, Chamber Choir Ireland will tour to Cork, Belfast and Dublin with an exciting programme of contemporary Irish music, Choirland Revisited, conducted by Artistic Director Paul Hillier. A world premiere of a triptych by Andrew Hamilton, music for thomas bernhard and the first two movements of David Fennessy’s triptych, Letter to Michael and Ne reminiscaris are balanced with other musical treats include a delightful arrangement by Paul Hillier of Raglan Road, James Macmillan’s The Gallant Weaver, and Tarik O’Regan’s Turn. Programme Tarik O’Regan – Turn David Fennessy – Ne reminiscaris James Macmillan – The Gallant Weaver Andrew Hamilton – music for thomas bernhard – World Premiere Trad. Irish arr. By Paul Hillier – On Raglan Road David Fennessy – Letter to Michael David Fennessy – chOirland