The annual Culture Night where buildings, museums, galleries and more open their doors to the public for the night is happening this Friday night. Here’s a roundup of all the recommended musical events happening. Free unless stated otherwise.  More to be added throughout the week. Full programme plus iPhone / Android apps. 


  • Open Night @ Windmill Lane Recording Studios (5pm – 11pm)
    Visit the recording studio that has hosted  U2, The Cranberries, ACDC, Spice Girls and more recently Lady Gaga. A Musical performance promised.
  • Irish Composers @ Contemporary Music Centre, Fishamble Street (5pm – 10pm)
    Curated by composer Karen Power.
  • Performance by musician and composer Dylan Rynhart @ Centre for Creative Practices, Lower Pembroke St (5pm – 11pm)
    Plus Exhibition by artist Jo Cummins.
  • Casino by Candlelight with Pat Coldrick, Classical Guitarist & Composer @ Casino Marino (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
    Booking required. Three Music Recitals commence: 5.30pm (Outdoors); 7.30pm (State Room); 8.45pm (Blue Saloon).
  • Raymond Deane @ The Music Composition Centre (6pm -7pm)
    In association with Crash Ensemble and RTÉ Lyric FM presents acclaimed  composer performing key works for solo piano from his 40-year career.
  • Performances and recitals @ Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church (6pm – 10pm)
    Silent movie screenings, guided tours, storytelling for children.
  • Arena @ Meeting House Square (7pm -10pm)
    Live broadcast from RTE Arts show with guests  RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Julie Feeney, The Walls and Lunasa.
  • Biggles Flies Again, Keith Moss & the Tightrope Walkers & more @ Oxfam Books, Parliament Street (7pm – 10pm)
    Live band performances and literature by Nighthawks.
  • RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra @ National Concert Hall (7pm-10pm)
    Classical recitals and more. Tickets limited but free.
  • Culture Night @ Bewley’s Cafe, Grafton Street (7pm)
    Music, song, theatre and poetry in the 1920’s setting of the James Joyce Room.
  • Radio Culture  Night @ Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North
    Near FM, Dublin South FM, Phoenix FM, West Dublin Access Radio & Raidio Na Life team up for broadcasts featuring live performances  from Garr Cleary and guests.
  • National Chamber Choir of Ireland @ RHA, Ely Place (7:30pm – 11pm)
    A variety of props from wind-up toys, records, fire blankets, headphones and sunglasses we take you on a highly entertaining journey through Irish composer Jennifer Walshe’s White Noisery.
  • The Big Band Bash @ Civic Theatre, Tallaght (8pm-9:30pm)
    An Ensemble of 70 plus will perform music by Adele, Stravinsky, The Beatles and the Jersey Boys as well as music from Les Miserables
  • Trailblaze popup with Nina Hynes & more  @ The Royal Irish Academy of Music, Westland Row (9pm-10:30pm)
    A evening of words and music from Iceland and Ireland. Booking required.



  • Hanna Sisters @ Market Place Theatre, Market St (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
    An eclectic mix of traditional, contemporary folk and pop.




  • Tradiohead @ The Small Crane, Sea Road, Galway (9:30pm – Late)
    Tradiohead take the songs of Radiohead and retread them using instruments more often associated with Irish traditional music.


  • Fresh Ré @ Celbridge Library St. Patrick’s Park, Celbridge (7pm-9pm)
    Those two young kids who went viral a couple of years back are in this Celbridge band.
  • Music from the Movies @  The Orchard Home and Garden, Celbridge (7pm -8pm)
    The Liffey Valley Orchestra and the Orchard Home and Garden centre invite you to a proms style concert with “Music From The Movies”.  Pieces will include, The Dambusters, The Great Escape, Colonel Bogey / Bridge on the River Kwai, American Patrol, Overture from The Sound of Music and many more favourites.



  •  Music Generation Limerick City @ Lime Tree Theatre Mary Immaculate College, Courtbrack Avenue (6:30pm – 10pm)
    Music Generation aims to help children and young people to access music education in their own locality.
  • Tongue Bundle @ Limerick City Gallery Carnegie Building, Pery Square (5pm – 10pm)
    Jazz and funk band.


  • The RESOUND Project  @ The Model, The Mall (9pm)
    A “musical co-op” with Chequerboard, Laura Sheeran, Kate Ellis, Linda Buckley and more.


  • Sonic Arts Waterford Festival @ Soma Contemporary Gallery (6pm – 8:30pm)
    The finest local, national and international experimental, ambient and electronic music/arts artists.
  • Sawfest @ Garter Lane Arts Centre (6pm – late )
    Sets by Ikea Boy, Dez Link, Boxemissions with visuals and projections by Bangenuf . Booking required.



  • Irish Youth Chamber Choir @ Old Bray Town Hall (6pm – 6:45pm)
    Join conductor Greg Beardsell and members of the Irish Youth Choir for a workshop on Culture Night.

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