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October 2013

Vertigo – live!

October 31, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
National Concert Hall Dublin, Ireland

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Neil Thomson - Conductor ‘I look up...I look down...I look up....I look..........’This Hallowe’en night, lose your balance in Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 psychological thriller Vertigo, voted ‘Greatest Film of All Time’ in the 2012 Sight & Sound critics’ poll.Watch the film that gave new meaning to the word ‘suspense’ on the big screen, beneath which the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will perform Bernard Herrmann’s sensational score, described by Martin Scorsese as music that is built around spirals and circles, penetrating to the heart…

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November 2013

The Cohen Project – Túr na nAmhrán

November 15, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Backstage Theatre Longford, Ireland

Leonard Cohen explores the human condition in all its facets. Jewish mysticism, wry political commentary, tender eroticism – all meet in the potent lyricism of his songs, from ‘Suzanne’ to ‘Hallelujah’ to ‘First we take Manhattan’. Túr na nAmhrán features exquisite Irish language versions of Cohen’s songs, translated by poetsLiam Ó Muirthile and Gabriel Rosenstock. They will be performed by Liam Ó Maonlaí, David Blake, and Hilary Bow, with support from the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra. Margaret Lonergan has created stunning screen projections of the lyrics which will…

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Soweto Gospel Choir

November 18, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
National Concert Hall Dublin, Ireland

Returning after their sold-out concert for the Waltons World Masters Series in 2008, the Soweto Gospel Choir is an awe-inspiring vocal ensemble. Born from a heritage that has its origins in the emotionally rich sound of tribal music and performing in eight African languages as well as English, the choir combines African gospel and western Christian music to create a vocal tradition of enormous beauty. Since it began touring internationally in early 2003, the choir has performed to nightly standing…

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December 2013

Sing and Be Merry

December 7, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Backstage Theatre Longford, Ireland

Presented by Opera Theatre Company Internationally acclaimed soprano Virginia Kerr introduces members of Opera Theatre Company’s talented Young Artist’s Programme for this celebration of seasonal songs. The OTC touring band conducted by Music Director Andrew Synnott bring you carols, arias and ensembles – from the warmth of White Christmas to the awe inspiring O Holy Night or the intoxicating cheer of the Champagne Trio (Die Fledermaus).

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January 2014

National Youth Orchestra of Ireland: New Years Gala

January 4, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Concert Hall Dublin, Ireland

Start your year off the right way with The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland! Conducted by Gearóid Grant, with soloist Niall O’ Sullivan, the orchestra presents the works of three great composers to you in a spectacular New Year celebration! Beethoven: Egmont Overture Haydn: Trumpet Concerto Selections from Anderson's Irish Suite, and Bizet's Carmen Suites No. 1 & 2

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Del Amitri

January 22, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Vicar Street Dublin, Ireland

With a cast of original members and even the original crew, Del Amitri return from a ten year sabbatical to wheel out every hit from every era of their lengthy recording career. Justin Currie and Iain Harvie will once again be joined on stage by Andy Alston, Kris Dollimore and Ashley Soan.

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February 2014

19th Festival of Youth Orchestras

February 8, 2014
National Concert Hall Dublin, Ireland

Saturday 8th February, 3pm & 8pm The 19th Festival of Youth Orchestras will see more than 500 young players from around Ireland perform original works and arrangements from the classical repertoire, shows, films and pop music including pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Bizet, Bartok, Scott Joplin's 'The Entertainer', Corelli's 'Christmas Concerto' and arrangements of Elbow, Cole Porter and more. A must-see event for all the family. Presented by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras

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The Fureys & Davey Arthur

February 9, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Backstage Theatre Longford, Ireland

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys & Davey Arthur, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc will make their 9th appearance here on Sunday 9th February 2014.

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Eddi Reader

February 13, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Vicar Street Dublin, Ireland

"I’ve been very fortunate in that I’ve worked with many Scottish singers. Eddi Reader is one of my favourite singers of all time, and I’ve recorded with her a few times. She has one of the most amazing voices, on a whole other level. No one sounds like her; she has the power and strength of a singer from another age. I like to imagine that, before music was recorded, this is what the great singers sounded like. You don’t have…

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April 2014

Longford Jazz Club Inaugaral Meeting

April 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Backstage Theatre Longford,

A meeting to establish the Longford Jazz Club – for people in the region who love jazz music and would like to hear more live music locally – will be held in the Meeting Room Backstage Theatre, Longford on Tuesday 15th April at 7.30pm sharp. More details

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