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