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MusicTown’s vibrant 2019 lineup proves Dublin is ALL about music

MusicTown’s vibrant 2019 lineup proves Dublin is ALL about music

DCC and Aiken’s music showcase event MusicTown has unveiled the program for its 2019 event, which will take place from the 5th-21st of April.

While the showcase has always given a platform for all things Dublin, 2019’s program seems to have given special attention to younger artists and performances.

First off, we’re delighted to announce that Nialler9 will be teaming up with Seven Quarters to present another special Dublin Is Sound Event. Taking place in the Grand Social on the 13th of April. The event for is people aged 14 and over as we’re aiming to be as inclusive as possible. Pillow Queens, God Knows, Squarehead and Tebi Rex will all be performing. Dublin Vinyl will be pressing a limited edition compilation featuring material from all the artists. Tickets are on sale now at €12+ from here.

While we’re extremely excited for the event, it’s far from the only thing going on in April.

Here’s what’s on offer.

  • A very special evening of collaborations with Damien Dempsey and guests marking his recent album Union.
  • A unique presentation based on a suite of poems by Dermot Bolger which depicts many 20th century traditional Irish musicians, My Father’s Kind, from Macdara Yeates, weaves a tapestry of music and words in celebration of a bygone generation of Irish artists.
  • The ever-intriguing Blindboy podcast live at Vicar Street.
  • A one-hour introduction to the Deadly World of Opera from Irish National Opera
  • The Irish premiere of Grey Area a skateboarding film with live original score by the acclaimed Sam Perkin performed by Crash Ensemble, alongside a number of skateboarding events and photography exhibition.
  • Contemporary ensembles Glasshouse & Sfiiinx present Songs from Below – a new arrangement of Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Orphée.
  • A screenwriting workshop with artist / filmmaker Anne Maree Barry inspired by the Music Library, as part of Padraic Moore’s exhibition The Last Great Album of the Decade and accompanying… Walking tour with Dónal Fallon that engages with the city’s architectural fabric and encourages consideration of the informal organisations and social structures that emerge around and within music scenes.
  • Radiohead Reimagined will see Echo Collective play Amnesiac at the National Concert Hall Studio, and
    Wooden Elephant play Kid A at the Grand Social.
  • Under My Garage is presented by Macdara Yeates and will explore the work of acclaimed music video maker Bob Gallagher.
  • Junior Spesh returns to MusicTown with Sounds of the Diaspora II and an all ages music workshop earlier that day.
  • Powerful young spoken word artist Natalya O’Flaherty brings her show ‘More than Words’ to the Sugar Club with special guests.
  • A special double bill with Junior Brother and PowPig to celebrate their forthcoming joint release.
  • Music Together present newly composed Trees – with video combining forest sounds and images of trees providing the backdrop.
  • A number of events from the Royal Irish Academy of Music including Director’s Choice, Making the Grade: Screening and Masterclass and RIAM Young Scholar’s concert.
  • A jam packed MusicTown Jr programme which will include the Big Free Family Gig: Stomptown Brass presented by The Ark in Meeting House Square, Contemporary Music Centre present Our Tunes, a choral walking tour for all the family and their teddies alongside a host of wonderful events from RIAM including Meet the Orchestra, Tales from the Shadows and My First Concert.

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