Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (11–17 December 2023)

KNEECAP perform at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin this Tuesday and Wednesday.

Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (11–17 December 2023)

This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.

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Children and Young People
14.12.23 – Whistleblast’s Winter Wonderland, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis
14.12.23 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
15.12.23 – This Way to Christmas, Main Stage National Concert Hall
15.12.23 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
16.12.23 – This Way to Christmas, Main Stage National Concert Hall
17.12.23 – This Way to Christmas, Main Stage National Concert Hall

11.12.23 – Gloria - The Goethe Choir Christmas Celebration, Main Stage, National Concert Hall, Dublin
12.12.23 – Christmas with Laetare, St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin
14.12.23 – Dolce presents ‘A Magical Musical Christmas’, Raheny Parish Church
14.12.23 – The Guiness Choir presents: Dreamweaver Christmas Concert, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8
14.12.23 – Jubilo - Christmas Concert, St Ann’s Church Dawson Street
15.12.23 – Ascolta: In Dulci Jubilo, Newman University Church, Dublin
15.12.23 – Seeing the Star | Chamber Choir Ireland & Andrew Synnott, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
15.12.23 – A Child Is Born, Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin
16.12.23 – Festival of Nine Readings & Carols with MusiCórum conducted by Geoff Spratt, Holy Cross Church, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
16.12.23 – Cappella Caeciliana: The Magic of Christmas, The Portico of Ards
16.12.23 – Annual Christmas Concert, Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Rowlagh Church)
16.12.23 – A Dublin Gospel Christmas, Draíocht, Blanchardstown
16.12.23 – Setanta Choir, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
16.12.23 – Handel’s Messiah, The Lough Church
16.12.23 – Christmas with Cuore, St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin
17.12.23 – A Festival of Nine Readings & Carols with MusiCórum conducted by Geoff Spratt, Honan Chapel, UCC, Cork

12.12.23 – Christmas Classics by Candlelight, St Augustine’s Catholic Church Limerick
13.12.23 – Christmas Classics by Candlelight, St Johns Priory Kilkenny
14.12.23 – Christmas Classics by Candlelight, Old St Marys Clonmel
15.12.23 – Irish Chamber Orchestra - Christmas with Ailish Tynan (1pm), St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick
15.12.23 – Irish Chamber Orchestra - Christmas with Ailish Tynan (7.30pm), St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick
15.12.23 – Christmas Classics by Candlelight, Monkstown Church of Ireland
16.12.23 – Christmas Classics by Candlelight, St Marys Church of Ireland Navan
16.12.23 – Irish Chamber Orchestra - Christmas with Ailish Tynan, Cathedral Church of St. Edan
16.12.23 – Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert, St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork
16.12.23 – Highly Strung, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Kildare
16.12.23 – Christmas with 4InaBar, St Bartholomews Church
16.12.23 – Christmas Classics by Candlelight, St Marys Church of Ireland Navan
17.12.23 – Celebrate Christmas with Classic Harmony, Whale Theatre Greystones
17.12.23 – Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas at 3Arena, 3Arena Dublin
17.12.23 – Christmas Classics by Candlelight, Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Waterford

13.12.23 – Nournimity by Lucia Kilger, The Cube, Project Arts Centre

11.12.23 – A Christmas Country With the Stars, Draíocht, Blanchardstown
12.12.23 – A Christmas Country with the Stars Show, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

Folk and Traditional
12.12.23 – Martin Carthy in Song & Conversation with Jon Wilks + Holly Clarke, Live to your Living Room (Online)
14.12.23 – Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Catherine McEvoy & Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh, St. John’s Theatre and Arts Centre, Listowel
14.12.23 – Passing on the Songs, Triskel Arts Centre
14.12.23 – Nice Like That, Bridge Hotel, Arklow
14.12.23 – Notes & Narratives – Eilís Lavelle: “James Cody - An Insight into the notation of a nineteenth century piper and collector”, Na Píobairí Uilleann, Dublin
15.12.23 – The Rattling Kind, The Button Factory, Dublin
15.12.23 – The Wilderness Yet + support from Heartwood Chorus, Live to your Living Room (Online)
15.12.23 – Aoife Scott, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
16.12.23 – Xylouris White / Brighde Chaimbeul Live In Dublin, The Workman’s Club
16.12.23 – Mórglór 2023: Celebrating Siobhán Peoples, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis
16.12.23 – Iarla Ó Lionáird with Cormac McCarthy and Matthew Berrill, Triskel Arts Centre
17.12.23 – Karine Polwart, Live to your Living Room (Online)
17.12.23 – An Cósta um Nollaig presented by The National Folk Theatre Choir, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
17.12.23 – John Spillane and Friends, The Everyman, Cork
17.12.23 – Scoil Samhraidh Willie ClancyTG4

Hip Hop
12.12.23 – Kneecap, Olympia Theatre, Dublin
13.12.23 – Kneecap, Olympia Theatre, Dublin

Jazz and Improvised
17.12.23 – No.GmoJazz, McGowans Harold’s Cross

Rock and Pop
12.12.23 – ABBA Forever Christmas Show, Draíocht, Blanchardstown
12.12.23 – Phil Coulter, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
13.12.23 – Gig for Gaza – Tralee, St. John’s Church, Ashe Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
13.12.23 – ABBA Forever Christmas Show, Draíocht, Blanchardstown
13.12.23 – Lisa Hannigan, Gemma Hayes & Paul Noonan, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
14.12.23 – Coolmine Christmas Gala Concert, Draíocht, Blanchardstown
14.12.23 – Soda Blonde, Vicar St, Dublin
14.12.23 – COLLIDE: The Bonk with Clara Tracey, The Spirit Store, Dundalk
15.12.23 – Jack L: ‘Northern Lights – Songs of the Winter Solstice’, The Source Arts Centre Thurles
15.12.23 – Ferna, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
15.12.23 – Mick Flannery, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis
16.12.23 – The Camembert Quartet, The Whale Theatre Greystones
16.12.23 – Damien Dempsey, Vicar Street
16.12.23 – David Hedderman, The Workman’s Cellar
17.12.23 – HozierSSE Arena, Belfast


England, Scotland and Wales

12.12.23 – Lankum, Chalk, Brighton
13.12.23 – Lankum, Roundhouse, London
15.12.23 – Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman (Irish Harp & Guitar) Celtic Christmas Strings concert, Helmsley Arts Centre
17.12.23 – All the Starts Looked Down – Brendoncare Christmas Concert, Winchester College Chapel

Upcoming Festivals 

27–31 Dec: Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, Donegal 
5–14 Jan: First Fortnight, Ireland
6–28 Jan: Out to Lunch, Belfast
12–16 Jan: APAP, New York 

See a full list of upcoming festivals here.


Upcoming Job and Funding Deadlines  

12 December
Step Up 2024 Open Call
Dance Limerick

12 December
Percolate 2: Open Call to Playwrights
Bewley’s Café Theathre

14 December
Casting and Scheduling Administrator
Opera North

15 December
Okonomi-Yaki Song Writing Competition
County Hall Arts

15 December
Playwright Residency
St. Johns Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel

15 December
Young Musicians Tutor of Musicianship
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

15 December
Technical Officer (Conductor), Defence Forces…
Defence Forces School of Music

17 December
Learning and Community Manager
Handel & Hendrix, London

18 December
Sub Principal 2nd Violin (No.3)
The Ulster Orchestra

For all jobs and opportunities see here.


To add a concert to our listings, please see hereTo view concerts by day, visit Upcoming EventsTo advertise your upcoming events with the Journal of Music, see here.

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Published on 11 December 2023

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