100 Keyboards, National Harp Day and a Michael Hartnett tribute
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the best concert and festivals including Japanese artist Asuna with his 100 Keyboards at the Belfast International Arts Festival. PLus countrywide celebrations for National Harp Day and Orféas Nua, a Michael Hartnett tribute in Limerick presented by Guthanna Binne Síoraí.
Labhraidh Loingseach gets a Haircut!
In tonight's Gig Guide with Sheelagh Dempsey, highlights from the upcoming Ranelagh Arts Festival including The Savage Five, and Labhraidh Loingseach gets a Haircut! at The Ark with music by Tom Lane.
A serving of Bangers and Crash, KaleidoTen and the Galway Jazz Festival
Sheelagh Dempsey presents this week's Gig Guide including the Bangers and Crash percussion tour from Music Network, the Kaleidoscope 10th birthday celebrations and the Galway Jazz Festival
Culture Night highlights and a performance 'between the ballroom and greenhouse' at Farmleigh
In tonight's Gig Guide, Sheelagh Dempsey chooses some Culture Night highlights, plus an installation at Farmleigh House
performed 'between the ballroom and greenhouse'.
Tara Breen, Laoise Kelly, Josephine Marsh & Nell Ni Chroinin on tour plus new music at Sounds from a Safe Harbour
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of festivals and concerts including a Music Network tour from Tara Breen, Laoise Kelly, Josephine Marsh and Nell Ni Chroinin. Plus ‘Nine Weeks’ at the Dublin Fringe Festival with music by Amanda Feery, and new music at Sounds From A Safe Harbour performed by Katia and Marielle Labeque, Bryce Dessner and David Chalmin.
Music in Monkstown & Spotlight Chamber Music Series
Sheelagh Dempsey has the best live concerts and festivals including Music in Monkstown, the premier of Raymond Deane's Vagabones and the Spotlight Chamber Music Series in Triskel.
The Glenarm Festival of Voice in Antrim and contemporary organ works in Dun Laoghaire
In tonight's Gig Guide with Sheelagh Dempsey, the Glenarm Festival of Voice with the NI Opera Studio in Antrim, jazz at MPV with Ronan Guilfoyle, Simon Jermyn & Matthew Jacobson and organist David Adams plays Jonathan Nangle and Sebastian Adams - nice!
Masters of Tradition Festival and National Heritage Week
Sheelagh Dempsey brings us this week’s Gig Guide including the Masters Of Tradition Festival in Bantry, some events happening as part of National Heritage Week and a meeting of Irish and Polish folk music in Co Meath
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday August 11th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the best festivals and concerts across the country with lots of jazz, the Chamber Music on Valentia Island festival and a Music In Healthcare workshop running during Fleadh Cheoil.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday August 4th
Sheelagh Dempsey has the best upcoming gigs and events including the Kilkenny Arts, Feakle Traditional and Boyne Music Festivals.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday June 30th
On tonight's gig Guide with Sheelagh Dempsey , festival details for Clonmel Junction Arts, Feile Traidphicnic in An Spiedeal and Cairde Arts in Sligo.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday June 23rd
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the best gigs and live events, including the West Cork Chamber Music 2019
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday June 16th
On this week’s Gig Guide with Sheelagh Dempsey, details of the Pipeworks Organ Festival, Karen Power’s Invitation to Wander with the Quiet Music Ensemble and more.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday June 9th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the best concerts and events including the Cork Midsummer Festival
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday May 26th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the Open Ear and Killaloe Chamber Music festivals, plus jazz at The Wild Duck for the IMC Signal Series
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday May 12th
On this week’s Gig Guide we look ahead to the West Wicklow Festival, the Bealtaine festival presents a pop-up opera in Temple Bar and Mahler Reimagined at the Sugar Club…
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday May 5th
Sheelagh Dempsey brings us the best live concerts and events from around Ireland, including world premieres by Ian Wilson at Triskel Christchuch and Linda Buckley for the Dublin Dance Festival.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday April 28th
Sheelagh Dempsey details events happening for International Jazz Day including ReDiviDer and The Aoife Doyle Band, Louth Contemporary Music Society present ‘Speilberg Etudes’ and festivals including the Sligo Chamber Music Festival
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday April 14th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of a celebration in Galway of female composers by the Luminosa String Quartet and Contempo Quartet, Limerick Choral Union performs Mozart’s Requiem and the Crash Ensemble go skate-boarding…
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday April 7th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the Music Current festival in Dublin, a discussion on the effects of AI on music composition hosted by the CMC and artist Natalia Beylis curates Zvukee in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday March 31st
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the best festivals, concerts and tours from Music Network, Kaleidoscope and The Ark, plus serious jazz in the Sirius Arts Centre!
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday March 24th
Two upcoming jazz gigs from Improvised Music Company, Piano Day 2019 celebrations in Waterford, Tipperary and Galway, Wexford Arts Centre takes us to Ibiza and much more with Sheelagh Dempsey
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday March 17th
The Carducci Quartet and clarinetist Julian Bliss embark on an nationwide tour, lots happening on Thursday to mark the European Day of Early Music and check out The Curious World Of Bot In Audio Zones in Belfast.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday March 10th
On this week’s Gig Guide, Sheelagh Dempsey has details of Kilkenny Tradfest with Teada and Orla Fallon, sarode player Matthew Noone tours his new album and Sean MacErlaine collaborates with choreographer Emma O'Kane and designer Michelle Browne for Terra Firmish
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday March 3rd
Tonight, Sheelagh Dempsey ponders ‘What Even Is Irish Contemporary Music?’ with the ConTempo Quartet and pianist Aileen Cahill, and South Tipperary Arts Centre marks International Women’s Day with Finding A Voice. Plus live music from Kaleidoscope to accompany Emer Reynold’s Voyager documentary ‘The Farthest’ and much more.
Sound Out Gig Guide
This week Sheelagh Dempsey takes a look at the best concerts and events happening during New Music Dublin 2019
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday February 10th
On tonight’s Gig Guide the Benyounes Quartet perform ‘Hearing Your Genes Evolve’ by Deirdre Gribbin in Belfast, Aula Maxima in UCC hosts FUAIM with music by Ann Cleare, and the 7th Annual Concertina Cruinniú takes place in Miltown Malbay featuring Jack Talty, Liam O’Connor and Sean McKeon.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday February 3rd
On tonight’s Gig Guide with Sheelagh Dempsey – a plethora of upcoming appearances from Matthew Jacobson and Insufficient Funs, the Spike Cello Festival and the Aesynth Festival which explores synaesthesia through music and art.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday January 27th
Sundays @ Noon at the Hugh Lane presents ‘Becket Into Music’ by Benjamin Dwyer and Barry Guy, Chamber Choir Ireland sings Bach, Anne Boyd and Julia Wolfe, and the Workmans Club presents an improvised ‘sonic response to political dystopia’ curated by Olesya Zdorovetska.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday January 20th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of 'In Celebration Of Aisling' at the RIAM, Fionnuala Moynihan performing Clementi and the IMBOLC International Music Festival in Derry
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday January 13th
This week Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the NCH International Guitar Series, a concert marking the first Dail at the Mermaid Arts Centre with Fiachra Trench and the ICO, Music For Galway presents their MidWinter Festival ‘Swansong’ and much more.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday January 6th
Sheelagh Dempsey takes a look at upcoming concerts and events including The Spotlight Chamber Music Series III at Triskel Arts Centre, Cormac Juan Breatnach with his ‘WhistleBlower’ tour and Sundays at Noon with the Phoenix Trio.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday December 30th
Sheelagh Dempsey takes a look ahead to some of the festivals and events happening in 2019, including the Spike Cello Festival, New Music Dublin, the Spectrum festival and Tradfest.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday December 16th
Sheelagh Dempsey brings us the best upcoming concerts and perfomances including Judith Mok and the Khoshravesh brothers in the Unitarian church, jazz with the Hugh Buckley Group, and a selection of choral concerts happening around the country.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday December 9th
Sheelagh Dempsey has a wealth of festive events including the Hardrain Soloist Ensemble performing Donnacha Dennehy, Steve Reich and Jane O’Leary, plus European Renaissance and Irish Music at the Mermaid Arts Centre. Cantairí Avondale premier A Christmas Childhood by Tom Lane and Christmas Jazz at the The Workmans Club.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday December 2nd
The Culwick Choral Society performs a world premier by Sean Doherty, and flautists Lina Andonovska and Meadhbh O’Rourke perform new flute works. Plus a multi-sensory, interactive encounter in Temple Bar and the final Kaleidoscope of the year, with Sheelagh Dempsey.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday November 17th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of 'Boulanger Day' and a celebration of female composers hosted by the RIAM and the National Museum of Ireland. Plus performances from The Mornington Singers, a world premier by Ian Wilson in Triskel Christchurch and dates for the Kevin Brady Trio with Bill Carrothers.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday November 11th
Guide Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the 25th William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh, Chamber Choir Ireland tour a programme of Bach and David Fennessy, Kirkoskammer Season 2 has music by Donnacha Dennehy and Amanda Feery and Ensemble Eriu make their National Concert Hall debut.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday November 3rd
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of a Music Network tour featuring violinist Yury Revich and cellist Benedict Kloeckner and concerts in Galway with the ConTempo Quartet performing Rhona Clarke. Plus the Light Moves Festival in Limerick and ‘Béal’ in Dublin, which traces the life-cycle of a leaf.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday October 21st
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of a night remembering jazz great Louis Stewart, the City Of Derry International Choir Festival 2018 and a range of concerts hosted by the Royal Irish Academy. Plus her top picks for gigs at the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival - which aren’t sold out yet!
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday October 13th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the Irish premiere of Ondine by Siobhán Cleary and ‘A Little Night Music’ tour with The Irish Chamber Orchestra to Ennis, Tralee and Monkstown. The Carducci Quartet perform Dennehy and Glass in Thurles, Cork and Dublin, plus suggestions for National Harp Day!
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday October 7th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of premiers of works by Andrew Hamilton with the RTÉ Contempo Quartet, The Nightingale And The Rose by John O’Brien and Isabelle O’Connell performs music of the Irish Composers’ Collective. Plus the East Cork Early Music Festival and more.
Sound Gig - Sunday September 30th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the best live concert and festivals including the Galway Arts Festival, the 39th Cork Folk Festival and a tour of a new work from poet Martin Dyar and composer Ryan Molloy, ‘Buaine Na Gaoithe’.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday September 23rd
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the New Ross Piano Festival 2018 with Finghin Collins, the the European Premier of ‘National Geographic: Symphony For Our World’ at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick and the new season of ‘Music For Galway’ with Barry Douglas.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday September 16th
This week Sheelagh Dempsey looks ahead to New Music Dublin 2018, and some Culture Night highlights and featured events from around the country.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday September 9th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the upcoming Shorelines Arts Festival. a tour from dynamic duo Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill and Emma Johnson and John Lenehan open the Drogheda Classical Music Series 2018/19.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday September 2nd
Sheelagh Dempsey brings us to Belfast for ‘Before Bach and After’ with Chamber Choir Ireland, the Westport Festival of Chamber Music 2018 helmed by Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney and a new wave of folk and trad talent perform at Quiet Lights in Cork…
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday August 26th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the opening concert of Kaleidoscope Season 10, Jennifer Walshe's performative installation in Sligo and SinfoNua performances in Cork and Dublin.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday August 19th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of all the talks and concerts at this year's Masters of Tradition festival in Bantry, and the Dunmore East International Bluegrass Festival.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday August 12th
Sheelagh Dempsey tells us about upcoming live concerts and gigs including Michael Holohan at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2018, the Festival of Early Irish Harp in Kilkenny and an amazing opportunity for would-be film music composers.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday August 5th
Sheelagh Dempsey previews the Kilkenny Arts Festival, including Brahms in the Afternoon, Later Beethoven and the Marble City Sessions.
Sound Out Gig Guide - Sunday July 29th
Sheelagh Dempsey has details of the Dungarvan Summer Music Festival, the Boyne Music Festival and a conducting masterclass with maestro Eimear Noone. Plus Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra at Skibbereen Arts Festival and much more...
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