Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (22–28 May 2023)

Neil Ó Lochlainn performs with his ensemble Cuar a suite of music inspired by the fiddle player Tommie Potts in Navan on Friday.

Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (22–28 May 2023)

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

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Children and Young People
23.5.23 – Music Hubz Gala Concert 2023, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
24.5.23 – Mini Maestros, Wexford Arts Centre

26.5.23 – Harmony @ Large @ Lunchtime, John Field Room, National Concert Hall

23.5.23 – MfG presents Cédric Pescia, Emily Anderson Concert Hall, University of Galway
25.5.23 – Finghin Collins & Dearbhla Collins, Royal Irish Academy of Music
26.5.23 – Ulster Orchestra: Bella Italia, Ulster Hall, Belfast
26.5.23 – National Symphony Orchestra and Mihhail Gerts: Rachmaninov, Eduard TubinNational Concert Hall
 – Michael McHale: Moonlight, Triskel Arts Centre
27.5.23 – County Kildare Orchestra 25th Anniversary Gala Concert, Aula Maxima, Maynooth University
27.5.23 – Lucy Parham & Sir Simon Russell Beale – Elégie: Rachmaninoff, A Heart in Exile, Amey Theatre
28.5.23 – The Emperor Trio, St Iberius Church, Wexford

23.5.23 – Daniel Luke Album Launch, Alter Roter Löwe Rein
25.5.23 – Evlana Ensemble | Perfect Offering, Kevin Barry Recital Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
26.5.23 – Crash Ensemble [Reactions], The Source Arts Centre Thurles Co.Tipperary
26.5.23 – French Connection, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast

22.5.23 – Garth Brooks: The Ultimate Live Tribute, The Everyman, Cork
24.5.23 – Garth Brooks: The Ultimate Live Tribute, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk

Early Music
26.5.23 – Si dolce tormento: Songs of Love and Loss, St Joseph’s Church, Presentation Rd, Galway
27.5.23 – Bransles & Farandoles: Medieval and Renaisssance Dance Workshop, Mick Lally Theatre Galway
27.5.23 – Body and Soul, Mick Lally Theatre Galway
27.5.23 – Taking the High Road: Women’s voices in Renaissance & Baroque Music, St Nicholas Collegiate Church Galway

27.5.23 – Phil Hartnoll (Orbital) DJ Set, Róisín Dubh, Galway

24.5.23 – ‘Paula Rego, Secrets & Stories’ Film Screening, The Dock Carrick-on-Shannon

Folk and Traditional
22.5.23 – Anam – The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
24.5.23 – Trad@Lunch: Joanna Sweeney, Peter Gallagher and Paddy Hazelton, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
24.5.23 – Frankie Gavin, St. Johns Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel
24.5.23 – Lankum, Cork Opera House
25.5.23 – Anam – The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
26.5.23 – Neil Ó Lochlainn: Tairseach – a contemporary homage/response to Tommie Potts’ The Liffey Banks, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
26.5.23 – All The Brave Hunters & Sonny Casey, An Taibhdhearc, Galway
27.5.23 – Trad Trio Connections, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

Jazz and Improvised
25.5.23 – Newpark Jazz - Live at Arthurs Jazz ‘n’ Blues Club, Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Club
26.5.23 – Fabian Willmann Trio feat. Jeff Ballard, The Whale Theatre Greystones
28.5.23 – Sundays at Noon: Julie Sassoon - piano, Willi Kellers - percussion, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
28.5.23 – The Richie Buckley Quintet - Live at Arthurs Blues ‘n’ Jazz Club, Arthurs Blues n’ Jazz Club

23.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents: Così fan tutte, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
24.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents: Così fan tutte, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
25.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents: Così fan tutte, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
26.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents: Così fan tutte, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
27.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents: Così fan tutte (2pm matinée), Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
27.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents: Così fan tutte (evening show, 7.30pm), Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Rock and Pop
23.5.23 – DMA’s, 3Olympia Theatre
23.5.23 – ‘Thanks for the dance’ – The Leonard Cohen Story, The Civic, Tallaght
24.5.23 – Tunes From A Misspent Youth, The Sugar Club Dublin
25.5.23 – Richard Dawson, Empire Music Hall Belfast
26.5.23 – Cinder Well | Album Launch Cork, Coughlans Live
26.5.23 – Richard Dawson w/ special guest Myles Manley, Whelan’s Dublin
26.5.23 – My Leonard Cohen: A Tribute To The Songs Of Leonard Cohen, The Everyman, Cork
26.5.23 – Jerry Fish, Dolans, Limerick
27.5.23 – Cinder Well | Album Launch Waterford, Phil Grimes Pub, Waterford
28.5.23 – Fiach Moriarty plays the Alternative Sunday Social Club, The Wild Duck
28.5.23 – My Leonard Cohen, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

22.5.23 – Contemporary Music Workshop with Evlana Ensemble Musicians, The Studio National
Concert Hall
23.5.23 – Adult Music Workshops Week 3, Wexford Arts Centre 

England, Scotland and Wales

23.5.23 – Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Cadogan Hall, London
24.5.23 – Conductors’ Showcase with WNO, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
25.5.23 – Daniel Luke Album Launch, Servant Jazz Quarters London
25.5.23 – Fireworks, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
26.5.23 – Mēla Guitar Quartet, St James’s Piccadilly
28.5.23 – Nardus Williams & Anna Tilbrook, Conway Hall


28.5.23 – Perry Hall Folk Music Night, featuring Brody Bond, Perry Hall United Methodist Church

Upcoming Festivals 

12–28 May: Norfolk & Norwich Festival
16–28 May: Dublin Dance Festival
18–24 May: Songlines Encounters Festival, Kings Place, London
18 May–18 June: Dresden Music Festival, Dresden
19–28 May: International Literature Festival, Dublin
19 May–27 Aug: Glyndebourne Festival
24–26 May: Brighton Music Conference
24–28 May: Fastnet Film Festival, Schull, Co. Cork
24 May–7 JuneBergen International Festival
25–28 May: Knockengorroch Festival, Galloway, South West Scotland
25–28 May: Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Derbyshire, UK
25–28 May: Orkney Folk Festival
26–27 May: Galway Early Music Festival
26–28 May: Made in Darndale, Dublin
26–28 May: Life Festival, Westmeath
27–28 May: East Durham Irish Festival, New York
27 May–5 June: Fleadh Nua, Ennis. Co. Clare
29 May–5 June: Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Lismore, Co. Waterford  

See a full list of upcoming festivals here.


Upcoming Job and Funding Deadlines

24 May
Head of Finance
National Concert Hall

25 May
In Harmony Liverpool Manager (Maternity Cover)
Liverpool Philharmonic

25 May
Creative Communities Engagement Officer
Leitrim County Council

25 May
Administration Assistant
University of Atypical

26 May
Orchestral Manager – Norfolk County Youth Orchestra
Guildhall School of Music & Drama

26 May
Voluntary Chair of the Board
English Folk Dance and Song Society

26 May
Open Call: International Studio & Curatorial Program Residency 2023, New York
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

26 May
Play at Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Shrewsbury Folk Festival

28 May
Engagement Team (Invigilators) at IMMA

29 May
Assistant Curator Services for Exhibition Production at Hugh Lane Gallery
Dublin City Council 

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 22 May 2023

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