RTÉ marks Culture Night with a free open-air concert at National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks. 

NB: This event is free, no tickets are required for entry.


RTÉ Concert Orchestra I Villagers I Stefanie Preissner I Waterford Whispers I Members of Horslips and Paul Muldoon I Mick Flannery and Amanda Coogan I Alma Harrak I Moxie I Mango X Mathman I Claudia Boyle I Ursula Burns I RTÉ Cór Linn I Sarah Crossan I Nava 

RTÉ is marking Culture Night by bringing its popular open-air concert to a new location at the National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks on Friday 21st September. The free two-hour concert will feature an exciting mix of live music, theatre, comedy and poetry from both established and emerging Irish artists, in the company of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and special guests. The concert will also feature a choir of 140 members of the public from around the country..

The concert will be presented by Sean Rocks and broadcast live on RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena from 8pm - 10pm and streamed live on rte.ie/culture.

Concert highlights include:

Villagers – Conor O’Brien will perform A trick of the light from their new album

Stefanie Preissner – A reading from the creator of Can't Cope Won't Cope

Waterford Whispers – Will perform their unique brand of news, live

Members of Horslips & Paul Muldoon – New poetry and music in a unique collaboration, specially written for this concert

Mick Flannery & Amanda Coogan – Music and performance combine, for the first time, to create a poignant reflection on the struggles of women in Ireland

Alma Harrak – Performance from the 14 year-old self-taught pianist and Syrian refugee

Mango X Mathman – The best in Irish hip-hop with orchestral and choral arrangements

Claudia Boyle – ABBA classics from the talented Irish soprano, with a twist, or two

Ursula Burns – A live performance from the world’s only harpist-comedian

Cór Linn – RTÉ’s new youth choir will give their ‘almost’ first ever public performance

Sarah Crossan – Author, poet and Ireland’s ‘Laureatte na nÓg’ will read, accompanied by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and introduce emerging poetry talent Natalya O’Flaherty

Nava – The world’s only Irish/Iranian trad act will continue to explore a unique sonic landscape between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia

Doireann Ní Ghríofa – Recital from award-winning bilingual poet, in both Irish and English

Moxie - A performance, with special guests, from musicians creating a new brand of Irish music heavily influenced by Electro, Jazz, House, and Rock.

Free transport by Dublin Bus

Presented by RTÉ in partnership with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin City Council, The Arts Council and The National Museum of Ireland.

Find out more about Culture Night events nationwide here.