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. Full programmes. iPhone and Android apps are also available.
- Culture Night Concert with RTÉ Concert Orchestra / Sinead White / We Cut Corners & more @ Meeting House Square, Temple Bar (7pm – 10pm)
RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena hosted by Sean Rocks and John Kelly presents a specially extended three hour live programme of interviews, music, drama and comedy, accompanied by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with special guests.
- No Way Back: Clu and DJs This Greedy Pig, Sally Cinnamon, Cian Murphy, Molly King @ Downstairs Dublin, Merrion Square (5pm)
The Irish Times curated series of talks, installations, projections and pop up events in the outside basement spaces of the Georgian buildings. Plus Kaleidoscope.
- Music Network @ The Sugar Club, Leeson Street (8pm, Free but ticketed)
I Have A Tribe, The Taquin Experiments, and Baroque duo Claire Duff (violin) & Aoife Nic Athlaoich (cello).
- Ableton Push Playground @ Sound Training Centre,Temple Bar Music Centre (7pm)
he Push Playground combines ‘Ableton Live’ – a unique music creation and performance software and ‘Push’ – a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live.
- Instores @ Tower Records, Dawson Street (5pm)
Celtic rock band Moxie, soulful Miss Kate, Silent Disco and DJs
- Joyce interpretation and an open mic night @ The Workman’s Club, Wellington Quay (5pm)
Featuring Open Mic Night hosted by Dublin Writers’ Forum, Fathers of Western Thought perform their musical interpretation of Ulysses from the ‘Re:Joyce’ project.
- Open Night @ Windmill Lane Recording Studios, 20 Ringsend Rd (5pm – 11pm)
World famous recording studio, synonymous with U2 opens it doors. A performance from the band Relish.
- Diva Voces @ Royal College of Surgeons @ St Stephen’s Green (7:30pm)
Outdoor performance including Summertime, Lean on Me, Loch Lomond, The Barcarolle, Va Pensiero and Cantemus
- RTÉ Hansel & Gretel’s Music Trail @ Grafton Street (5pm – 6.30pm)
Some of the acts featured on the evening will include Kicking Bird, Stephen James Smith & Enda Reilly, Kiara Murphy, Half of Me, Mongoose, Shane Hennessy and Jawbone.
- The Arts Council presents Delorentos, Donal Lunny ,Iarla Ó Lionáird and more @ Merrion Square Park (5pm)
Open air music and more.
- Mathias Baumann Quartet @ Centre for Creative Practices, Pembroke Street Lower (5pm)
Concerts and Performances
- 3epkano @ Goethe-Institut Irland, Merrion Square (5pm)
Music, film, quiz and exhibitions
- Live music @ Irish Traditional Music Archive, Merrion Square (5pm)
Archival footage from the Come West along the Road television series will be screened in the Manuscripts Room, while the library will host live music from ITMA staff and friends.
- Introduction to the Gamelan @ National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace (6:30 / 7:30 / 8:30 / 9:30pm)
Hands-on music workshop introduces participants to the Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra.
- Tonnta @ Smock Alley, Temple Bar (6pm/ 8pm)
Performing outside the theatre
- Kate’s Party @ Outhouse LGBT Community Resource Centre, Capel Street (7:30pm)
- Sea Shanties: Songs From the High Seas @ 4 Adelaide Road, Dun Laoghaire (6:30pm)
Dún Laoghaire Choral Society presents a sea-shanty suite for Choir, Organ and Folk Instruments.
- Chequerboard, Luke Slott @ The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire (8:45pm)
Dublin based guitarist John Lambert with cellist Mary Barnecutt & solo pianist Slott.
- Dylan, Dylan and Me @ Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Fingal (7pm)
Dublin-born writer Jackie Hayden traces how he discovered Dylan Thomas through Bob Dylan, and also explains how Bob Dylan’s fascination with the Clancy Brothers challenged his initial disdain for Irish trad and folk music.
For all other regions see the following websites:
Belfast, Cork, Derry, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Sligo, Waterford and all others.