Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (15–21 May 2023)

Lankum perform this week in Cork and Belfast as part of their current tour (Photo: Sorcha Frances Ryder).

Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (15–21 May 2023)

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

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19.5.23 – Don MacLean, The Hot Spot Music Club, Greystones
20.5.23 – Don Baker, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk

Children and Young People
17.5.23 – Little Notes for Little Dotes, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
21.5.23 – Irish Chamber Orchestra - Carnival of the Animals, Tramway Theatre
21.5.23 – Family Concert: Carnival of the Animals, Russborough House & Park

19.5.23 – Chorus!, Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office
20.5.23 – Byrd’s Mass for five voices, Naomh Muire an Daingin/St Mary’s Church, Dingle, Co. Kerry
20.5.23 – Dun Laoghaire Choral Society presents Antonín Dvořák, Stabat Mater, op. 58, Church of Ireland Monkstown County Dublin
21.5.23 – Byrd’s Mass for five voices, Honan Chapel, UCC, Cork

17.5.23 – Patrick Rafter (violin) & Fiachra Garvey (piano), Russborough House & Park
18.5.23 – Sligo Academy of Music Gala Concert 2023, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
18.5.23 – Jess Gillam (saxophone), Sam Becker (double bass) & Leif Kaner-Lidström (piano), Russborough House & Park
19.5.23 – Michael McHale: Love Songs, Triskel Arts Centre
19.5.23 – Navarra Quartet & Fiachra Garvey (piano), Russborough House & Park
19.5.23 – Jess Gillam Saxophone Masterclass, Kevin Barry Recital Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
20.5.23 – WWF Rising Stars Concert: Amy Gillen & Frasier Hickland, Russborough House, Blessington
20.5.23 – Around the World, St. James Church Dingle Co. Kerry
20.5.23 – Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra, St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral Cork
20.5.23 – Belfast Music Society: A Centenary Celebration with Michael Collins and Friends, Stormont Parliament Buildings
20.5.23 – Jess Gillam Ensemble, Russborough House & Park
21.5.23 – Anne Page Organ Recital, The Portico of Ards
21.5.23 – Waterford Music Presents: Musici Ireland, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
21.5.23 – International Concert Series 2023: Michael Collins, Clarinet Michael McHale, Piano Wigmore Soloists, National Concert Hall
21.5.23 – The Gateway Orchestra Summer Concert 2023, National Opera House, Wexford

20.5.23 – Erased Tapes, National Concert Hall, Dublin
21.5.23 – Hatis Noit & Brìghde Chaimbeul, St. John’s Church, Tralee

19.5.23 – Cash Returns, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

16.5.23 – Dublin Dance Festival 2023, Various venues, Dublin

Folk and Traditional
15.5.23 – Anam – The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
17.5.23 – Trad@Lunch: Elsa and Jos Kelly, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
17.5.23 – The Living Room Folk Sessions, Irish Writers Centre, Dublin
18.5.23 – Songlines Encounters Festival, Kings Place, London
18.5.23 – Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella, The Linenhall Arts Centre
19.5.23 – Mary Black, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
 – Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
19.5.23 – Makem & Clancy, The Source Arts Centre
19.5.23 – Greenshinewith David Murphy & John Hayes, Upstairs @ The White Horse
19.5.23 – Féile Binn Éadair, Howth
19.5.23 – Féasta Ceoil An Spidéil ‘23: Cherish The Ladies, Stiúideo Cuan, An Spidéal
19.5.23 – ENEMY: Kit Downes, Petter Eldh and James Maddren, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
19.5.23 – Lankum, Mandela Hall, Belfast
20.5.23 – World Fiddle Day Scartaglin 2023 Fiddle Recital, Sliabh Luachra Heritage Centre Scartaglin
20.5.23 – Féile Nasc presents MAYHEM, Marlay Park
20.5.23 – The Young’uns, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
20.5.23 – Lankum, Cork Opera House
21.5.23 – Féile Nasc Folk & Traditional Music Festival 2023, Marlay Park
21.5.23 – An Afternoon of Hillbilly, Americana, Folk and Roots with Whistle, The Wild Duck
21.5.23 – Sing a Song of Docklands, Bord Gáis Theatre
21.5.23 – Tunes and Tales of Old East Galway, new providence public library
21.5.23 – The Máirtín O’Connor Band (with Cathal Hayden and Séamie O’Dowd), Esker Arts Centre

Musical Theatre
16.5.23 – All Shook Up – TY Colaiste Ide Agus Iosef, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
17.5.23 – All Shook Up – TY Colaiste Ide Agus Iosef, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
17.5.23 – All Shook Up – TY Colaiste Ide Agus Iosef, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

19.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents Così fan tutte, National Opera House, Wexford
19.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents: Così fan tutte, National Opera House, Wexford
19.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents: Così fan tutte, Nationwide tour
20.5.23 – The Met: Live in HD presents Don Giovanni, Irish Cinemas Nationwide
21.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents: Così fan tutte (concert performance), University Concert Hall, Limerick

Rock and Pop
18.5.23 – Other Voices presents: Anam – Songs for Hearts & Minds with Lisa Hannigan, Gemma Hayes and Paul NoonanOther Voices Online
 – Cinder Well | Album Launch Kilkenny, Cleere’s Bar & Theatre, Kilkenny
19.5.23 – Cinder Well | Album Launch Dublin, The Cobblestone Pub, Dublin
20.5.23 – Cinder Well | Album Launch Dublin, The Cobblestone Pub, Dublin
20.5.23 – Duke Special’s Songbook, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
20.5.23 – Jarlath Regan Jarzilla, The Source Arts Centre
20.5.23 – The Classic Beatles Number 1s Tour, Draíocht, Blanchardstown
20.5.23 – Kieran Quinn Teenage Theme Night 29, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

18.5.23 – Notes & Narratives – Deirdre Ní Chonghaile: ‘Tomás Ó Máille and Sound Recording in the Modern Irish State’, Na Píobairí Uilleann, Dublin
 – Paddy Glackin in Conversation with Nickie McAuliffe/ Our 1970s Listowel Fleadh Memories, Sliabh Luachra Heritage Centre Scartaglin

16.5.23 – Adult Music Workshops Week 2, Wexford Arts Centre

England, Scotland and Wales

17.5.23 – A Beautiful Object, shining new light on an old treasure (harpsichord), St Mary’s Barnes
19.5.23 – Nadine Benjamin performs Shakespeare songs, St James’s Piccadilly
19.5.23 – Blur, Colchester Arts Centre
21.5.23 – Daniel Pioro, Michael Morpurgo & London Sinfonietta, Queen Elizabeth Hall
21.5.23 – Greenwich Trio & Boris Bizjak, Conway Hall
21.5.23 – Between the Lines; ‘New Weird Éire’ with Acid Granny, Elaine Howley + more, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
21.5.23 – Sensational 60s Experience, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

20.5.23 – Dr. Jeong Hoon Lee Flute Recital, Martin United Methodist Church
21.5.23 – Lux Aeterna, All Souls Church, New York

Upcoming Festivals 

12–28 May: Norfolk & Norwich Festival
16–28 May: Dublin Dance Festival
17–21 May: West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival
18–24 May: Songlines Encounters Festival, Kings Place, London
18 May–18 June: Dresden Music Festival, Dresden
19–20 May: World Fiddle Day, Scartaglin, Co. Kerry
19–21 May: Féile Binn Éadair, Howth
19–21 May: 
Féile Róise Rua, Arranmore
19–28 May: International Literature Festival, Dublin
19 May–27 Aug: Glyndebourne Festival
20–21 May: Nasc Folk & Traditional Music Festival, Marlay Park, Dublin

See a full list of upcoming festivals here.


Upcoming Job and Funding Deadlines

18 May
Membership & Marketing Officer
Dance Ireland

18 May
Human Resources Executive
National Concert Hall

18 May
Ensembles Manager
National Youth Jazz Orchestra, London

18 May
Capacity Building Support Scheme
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

19 May
Research Officer
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

19 May
Measurement and Evaluation Officer
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

19 May
Facilities Officer
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

19 May
Access Officer
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

19 May
Marketing & Community Manager, Crash Ensemble
Crash Ensemble

19 May
Glenarm Festival of Voice Competition
NI Opera, Belfast

21 May
Audio Digitisation Assistant
Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann

22 May
UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship
Guildhall School of Music & Drama

22 May
Recording & Audio-Visual Technician
Guildhall School of Music & Drama

22 May
PPL Momentum Fund
PRS Foundation



For all jobs and opportunities see here.

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Published on 15 May 2023

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