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A guide to Culture Night 2013’s music events

A guide to Culture Night 2013’s music events



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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