Over Two Hundred Free Live Music Events Throughout Ireland on 21st June

June 11, 2012

Here’s just a sample….

A highlight event taking place in Dublin, is Lá Ceoil, a free showcase concert in Meeting House Square on Thursday 21st June, 6pm-10pm, funded by the Arts Council supporting Traditional Arts. Lá Ceoil will draw inspiration from Ireland’s indigenous music and will welcome an outstanding line-up of musicians including Buffalo in the Castle, We Banjo 3, The Unwanted, Tarab, Mick O’Brien, members of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and DIT Traditional Music Ensemble and special guest Seán Mac Erlaine along with the world première of an exclusive commission by RTÉ lyric fm composer in residence Linda Buckley.

Elsewhere in Dublin, events include:

The Royal Irish Academy of Music in association with the Office of Public Works (OPW) presents a live music installation featuring music performances throughout St. Stephen’s Green

The Contemporary Music Centre(CMC) in association with Crash Ensemble will inaugurate its first 'Live at Your Place' concert. This innovative music series aims to bring new Irish music out of the concert hall and into offices and workplaces, inviting audiences to experience close encounters with new Irish music

White Collar Boy - Dublin’s ambient electronic two-piece, present Trainspotting with White Collar Boy, a full live performance on the 11.10 am train service between Dublin Heuston and Waterford; in association with Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail).

Alliance Francaiseinvites audiences to celebrate Fête de la Musique the French way with Breton singer/song-writer Monsieur Roux.

Opera Theatre Company(OTC), Ireland's national touring opera company, will present operatic favourites by the best of Ireland's young opera talent in the wonderful surrounds of the Powerscourt Town Centre

Steve and Joe Wall (The Walls) of the legendary multi-platinum rock band The Stunningplay an al fresco lunchtime performance in Dublin’s Temple Bar

Maynooth Educators Orchestrahosts an Orchestral Open Mic Event in Dublin’s Twisted Pepper club.

Hip Hop label Workin Class Records in association with First Music Contact (FMC) presents a showcase of some of Ireland’s leading rap artists. MCs including Costello, GI and Moschops will perform for the first time with a live band Red Square

Presented by theIrish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) New Faith Love Song byGarrett Phelan is an ambitious off-site live performance sound work based on a live conversation between the bells of Dublin’s two iconic religious monuments Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland in association with Dublin City Council presents a lunchtime string and brass ensembles performance at Dublin City Hall

The Chester Beatty Library presents a concert ofJapanese music with Thomas Charles Marshall on biwa (lute) and Philip Horan on bamboo flute

Exchange Dublinhosts a show that presents artists and composers working with interactive audio and visual technologies for performance. Curated by Dr. Fionnuala Conway and featuring artists and graduates of the Music and Media Technologies Course, Trinity College

Around the country, the celebrations continue with the following events:

Clonmel Junction Festival and the Common Thread Café in conjunction with South Tipperary County Arts Office present: Clonmel Loves:Live Music. Four hours of music on the streets of Clonmel including an outdoor music trail and a special live collaboration featuring award-winning and critically acclaimed singer and composer Julie Feeney, the extraordinarily talented violinist Cora Venus Lunny, exuberant and innovative harper Laoise Kelly and the masterfully elegant and fluent guitaristNiwel Tsumbu.

Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann(Society of the Musicians of Ireland) presents 100 Traditional Irish Music events throughout the country including céilí and open air sessions

Ennis Townin association with BallyO Promotions presents Clare Connections, a live music gathering in the heart of Ennis, Co. Clare; the home of traditional Irish music, featuring Lúnasa andKilfenora Ceili Band

Drogheda Samba Festival teams up with Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) for samba soirées at stations across the country, featuring groups from Ireland, France and Germany.

A large scale percussion workshop with CAN Percussion Triofeaturing Noel Eccles (RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Riverdance, Sting) in Galway, presented in conjunction with Macnas  and Access Music Project.

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