Through RTÉ Supporting the Arts, RTÉ is privileged to be part of the effort to showcase the wealth of talent, diversity and artistic expression here in Ireland. What's on in February? Highlights include:

CORK: Ortús Chamber Music Festival

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Now in its third year, the Ortús Chamber Music Festival brings together top Irish and international musicians to perform around Cork City and County - the festival also includes educational and outreach projects in schools and public spaces across the community. Ortús seeks to highlight the musical ability and innovation of young Irish musicians and composers, while bridging connections with musicians around the world.

Where? Various venues, 23-25 February - more details here.

DUBLIN: Chinese New Year's Festival

Paws up for the #YearOfTheDog! #DCNYF returns 16 Feb - 4 Mar 2018, with a colourful programme of events. Explore in detail at!


— Dublin Chinese NYF (@dcnyf) January 16, 2018

Traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural activities are at the heart of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) 2018 - celebrating The Year Of The Dog - including Chinese opera and singing, karaoke competitions, culinary delights, arts and crafts, lion dances, dragon parades, calligraphy and children's events.

Where? Various venues, 18 February - 4 March - more details here.

NATIONWIDE: Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

Adam, an American doctor, Edward, an Irish journalist, and Michael, an English academic, have little to unite them beyond being human in the same small space. Yet somehow, together, they determine to ward off madness and forestall despair. Somewhere lurk their unseen captors yet, in the cell, there are stories of adventure and love, there is song and laughter, and even a surge of writing, cocktail-drinking and movie-making.

Inspired by the abduction of Brian Keenan, taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is playwright Frank McGuinness’s hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination.

Where? Various venues, throughout February and March - more details here.

Find out more about RTÉ Supporting The Arts here