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Here’s a selection of Culture Night 2016 music highlights

Here’s a selection of Culture Night 2016 music highlights


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 selection of  music highlights of Culture Night events happening around the country. Free unless stated otherwise.  Full regional programmes. Website versions.  Apple Store and Google Play apps are also available.


RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena live show: Little Green Cars, Lisa O’Neill, Blindboy & more @ The Coach House, Dublin Castle

Little Green Cars 2016
Music from RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Little Green Cars, Lisa O’Neill, Loah, RTÉ Contempo Quartet. Plus Anne Enright, Alison Spittle, Stephen James Smith, Lisa McInerney, Hostel 16 at the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival, Opera Theatre Company’s Don Giovanni, Blindboy Boatclub & more.

Ryan Sheridan @ Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO), Dublin

Live performance. 7pm – 9pm. Booking required.

Aidan Kelly photography exhibition and DJ set @ Tamp & Stitch, Temple Bar

Thisplace is an ongoing series of photographs by Aidan Kelly – a unique story of one man’s feelings for his beloved city. With an accompanying DJ set from Aidan. 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Heathers live + Song of the Sea @ The Light House Cinema, Smithfield


Song of the Sea screenings plus Heathers play live at 7pm. 5.00pm – 10.00pm

Booka Brass Band, Black Bank Folk live @ Tower Records, Dawson Street

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Music Network @ RTÉ Radio Centre

RTE lyric fm’s The Purple Vespertine, co-hosted by Ellen Cranitch and Carl Corcoran. 10.00pm – 11.00pm

A4 Sounds @ St Joseph’s Parade, off Upr Dorset St, Dublin 7

A4 Sounds arts and education centre. Workshops, screenings, animation and live performances from AMOON / Dorota Konchevska & WTRDRPS / Brian Conniffe / Bleak Stack / Niamh de Barra. 5.00pm – 11.00pm

A Celebration of Traveller Music @ The Cobblestone

Details. 8.30pm – 11pm.

Ableton Push Playground @ Sound Training College, Temple Bar

A drop-in music lab where you can try Push and Live for yourself and get expert advice and guidance from artists and trainers. 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Cauldron Studios @ 8-9 Blessington Street, Dublin 7

Shay Cotter, Scoops and Nelson Alfaro perform live in studio. Time: 6.15pm – 10.00pm

Pearse McGloughin, Riona Sally Hartman, Steve Lynch @ Foras Na Gaeilge

Performing the poetry of Seán Ó Ríordáin in song. 8pm – 9:30pm.

Composing the Island. Old and New: Organ Music 1945–1990 @ National Concert Hall

Organist Fergal Caulfield perform a programme of Irish music in the latter half of the 20th century. An orchestral performance by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. 6.30pm – 7.15pm / 8pm – 9pm.

Come & Sing with Ardú @ Dublin Unitarian Church

Vocal workshop. 7pm & 9pm.

Culture Night Market with DIP & This Greedy Pig DJs @ The Generator Hostel, Smithfield

Flea market withDIP & This Greedy Pig DJs. 5.00pm – 11.00pm.

Aisteach @ The Contemporary Music Centre

A fictional history of avant-garde music in Ireland. 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Discovery Gospel Choir @ Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar / Barnardo Square, Dame Street


6.15pm – 7.00pm / 7.00pm – 7.45pm

Irish Traditional Music Archive @ Merrion Square

ITMA presents a series of 6 salon concerts of Irish traditional music starting at 5pm – 10pm.


AVA in conversation @ Oh Yeah Centre

Discussion on women in music with AVA Festival’s Sarah McBriar and more. 5pm.

R51, Touts, Junk Drawer & Brand New Friend live @ Oh Yeah Centre

Live bands. 6pm – 1am

Beauty Sleep @ The Black Box

Beauty Sleep Trio (1)

Live band dream indie pop. 10pm – 11pm.

Documenta @ 39 Gordon Street

Ethereal shoegaze dream-pop. 7pm

Jealous Of The Birds @ St. Anne’s Cathedral

‘Goji Berry Sunset’ . 18:30 – 19:30


Áine Cahill @ Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff


Support from KP Sweeney.


Not How, When? @ Gulp’d

A cross genre DJ night that is intended to educate, excite and create musical memories for all who attend! From Lagos to The Loft. From Detroit
to De Danann. From the Lee to the NYC. 9pm.

Sing Along Social @ The Everyman

Electric Picnic 2016 - photography by Anna Kerslake (All Rights Reserved).NEF

Pop culture sing along as seen at Electric Picnic, Body&Soul and its monthly home in MVP, Dublin.

Brian Deady @ Cork City

Secret location. sold out.

Kenny Morris (Siouxsie and the Banshees) @ Camden Palace

+ A selection of artworks on display to mark 40 years of Punk Rock.

Marc O’Reilly @ DeBarra’s Clonakilty

As part of the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival. 6pm.


Music With Shiftwork on the Bonny Roy @ The Claddagh

Music on a boat. Shiftwork play quirky, haunting and strangely beautiful songs and are Susan Hurley (Attention Bébé) Vocals, Guitar, percussion; Lucie O’flynn (Téada Orchestra, Sacrebleus Band) Violin, vocals and Finn Mcgeough: Vocals, guitar. 6pm – 9pm.

My Fellow Sponges, New Pope and Tracy Bruen @ Roisin Dubh14290003_1090081737748875_5004731307957154265_o

Live music. An Ait Eile presents the 2016 Culture Night Party. 10pm.


The Caravan Club Extravaganza: Exploding Eyes, The Sunshine Factory @ The Parade

Garage psych rock trio / Psychedelic rock 7pm

Bitch Falcon, Vulpynes @ Billy Byrne’s

Dublin rock trio / punk rock and grunge. 10pm


One Record, One Story @ Mother Macs, High Street, Limerick

Each guest shares a story and plays a vinyl record that reminds them of a particular Limerick location.


Kaleidoscope Night @ The Model

The Dublin-based salon music series will perform in four separate locations throughout the venue. Each location will house a distinct musical ‘happening’. Audience members will promenade from one happening to the next, completing the musical journey in just one hour. 7pm – 10pm.


Evo and Murca Murcury @ Selskar Square, Wexford.

A collaboration project between two music producers, compositors, songwriters and recording artists in the electronic, hip-hop, rap, pop genre. 7pm.


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