Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (23–29 October 2023)

The Irish Traditional Music Archive will celebrate the life and music of Tommy Peoples at the NCH this Saturday 28 October.

Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (23–29 October 2023)

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

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Children and Young People
28.10.23 – I am Baba – a theatre adventure for babies (10am), Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
28.10.23 – I am Baba – a theatre adventure for babies (12pm), Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
29.10.23 – Frankenweenie, Whale Theatre Greystones
29.10.23 – Encanto Sing-Along, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
29.10.23 – The Nightmare Before Christmas, Whale Theatre Greystones

26.10.23 – Harmony Bro: Songs of the Sea with Séan Dagher & support by Fiona Ryan, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis

23.10.23 – International Concert Series: Richard Goode, National Concert Hall
24.10.23 – Whistleblast Presents Petrushka for Secondary Schools, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
24.10.23 – Tutor Professional Development | Online and In-Person in Dublin!, Rosary College, Crumlin
25.10.23 – Bach Solo Cello Suites, United Arts Club
26.10.23 – MfG Lunchtime Concert: Agustina TabordaO’Donoghue Centre, University of Galway
26.10.23 – Irish World Academy - Lunchtime Performance Series – Soulful Serenades: A Lunchtime Singing Showcase, Irish World Academy, Theatre 2
26.10.23 – London Calling! Dublin Concert Band and Lewisham Concert Band, Royal Irish Academy of Music
26.10.23 – Chopin by Candlelight, St John’s Church of Ireland Tralee
27.10.23 – Cahal Masterson - Brahms At The Piano, Celebrating 190 Years of Brahms, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
27.10.23 – Chopin by Candlelight, St Mary’s Cathedral Limerick
28.10.23 – IAYO’s National Chamber Music Workshops 2023, Rosary College, Crumlin
28.10.23 – José Sogorb and Éadaoin Copeland: Mélodies Volées, Royal Irish Academy of Music
28.10.23 – Chopin by Candlelight, Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin and St John the Baptist Sligo
29.10.23 – Chopin by Candlelight, Conwal Church, Letterkenny

24.10.23 – Hania Rani at Vicar Street, Vicar Street, Dublin
26.10.23 – Cork’s Inclusive Music Ensemble Launch their three track EPIME, Crawford Art Gallery
26.10.23 – Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble: Season 23/24 Launch and Opening Concert, Harty Room University Square / Queens University Belfast
26.10.23 – Alice Robinson, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
27.10.23 – Alternating Current 2023, The Complex
27.10.23 – Unseen: A Multidisciplinary Performance by Croí Glan, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre
28.10.23 – Unseen: A Multidisciplinary Performance by Croí Glan, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre
28.10.23 – Slaughterhouse Present: Faust (1926) Re-Scored by Shampain, Pepper Canister, St Stephen’s Church, Mount St Crescent, Dublin 2
29.10.23 – I am NOT Legend with Live Score by Matthew Nolan, Pepper Canister, St Stephen’s Church, Mount St Crescent, Dublin 2

29.10.23 – Iris DeMent, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

Early Music
25.10.23 – Enchanted Baroque, Tailors’ Hall
27.10.23 – Spirit of Gambo with Malcolm Proud organ - The Generous Viol, Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle
29.10.23 – Spirit of Gambo with Malcolm Proud organ - The Generous Viol, Tudor Kitchen, Rothe House, Kilkenny

27.10.23 – Alternating Current 2023, The Complex – The Depot
1.11.23 – The Chemical Brothers, 3Arena, Dublin
2.11.23 – Handmade Music, Accidental Theatre, Belfast

25.10.23 – Film Club - The Wicker Man, The Source Arts Centre Thurles Co.Tipperary
29.10.23 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Whale Theatre Greystones
1.11.23 – Into the Deep, The Everyman, Cork
1.11.23 – La Syndicaliste, The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Folk and Traditional
24.10.23 – Irish World Academy - Lunchtime Performance Series – Ivonne Hernandez, Irish World Academy, Theatre 2
25.10.23 – The Rosie Hood Band, Live to your Living Room (Online)
25.10.23 – The Songs and Poems of Percy French, Draíocht, Blanchardstown
26.10.23 – Creative Connexions Sitges 2023 Festival, Sitges El Retiro
26.10.23 – The Fureys, Draíocht, Blanchardstown
27.10.23 – Ralph McTell, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis
27.10.23 – The Local Honeys & Niall McCabe, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
28.10.23 – Drawing from the Well: Tommy Peoples, National Concert Hall
28.10.23 – St Flannan’s College Concert1983 - 2023: 40 Years of Trad Music, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis
28.10.23 – Ralph McTell – From There To Here, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
28.10.23 – The Fureys, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
29.10.23 – Perry Hall Folk Music Night, featuring Steven Gellman, with Margaret Wolfe, Perry Hall United Methodist Church
29.10.23 – Réalta - Album Launch, The Black Box, Belfast
29.10.23 – McGowan and Munnelly, The Cherrytree
29.10.23 – Siomha, Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo
29.10.23 – Mary Black, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

Hip Hop
29.10.23 – October Nights feat. Celaviedmai & more, Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo

Jazz and Improvised
23.10.23 – CorkJazz AllStars XCLSV23 collab show, Cork Opera House Cork
24.10.23 – Sultan Stevenson Trio with special guest Denys Baptiste, Sugar Club, Dublin
25.10.23 – Sultan Stevenson Trio with special guest Denys Baptiste, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
26.10.23 – Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2023, Cork City
27.10.23 – Sultan Stevenson Trio & Special Guest Denys Baptiste, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
28.10.23 – Sultan Stevenson Trio with special guest Denys Baptiste - part of Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
28.10.23 – Starlight - Laoise Leahy & The Johnny Taylor Trio, Granary Theatre
28.10.23 – Amaro Freitas: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Triskel Arts Centre
28.10.23 – The Randy Ingram Trio - Live at The Cork Jazz Festival, Triskel Art Centre
29.10.23 – Jazzabelles, Crawford Art Gallery
29.10.23 – Hanna Weinmeister, Anja Lechner and Anna Gourari: ECM at Triskel & Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Triskel Arts Centre
29.10.23 – The Randy Ingram Trio (U.S.) - Live at Arthurs Jazz Club, Arthurs Blues n’ Jazz Club
29.10.23 – ECM at Triskel: DOUBLE BILL – Oded Tzur Quartet and Marcin Wasilewski Trio: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Triskel Arts Centre
29.10.23 – Music Network Presents Sultan Stevenson Trio with special guest Denys Baptiste, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Kildare

24.10.23 – Wexford Festival Opera 2023, Wexford
27.10.23 – Songs and Dances of Death & Kindertotenlieder, The Playhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Derry

Rock and Pop
23.10.23 – Josh Ritter ‘Hello Starling’ 20th Anniversary Tour | Cork, Cork Opera House
24.10.23 – Oliver Cromwell is Really Very Sorry by Xnthony, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
24.10.23 – Aonghus McAnally Celebrates the Life and Songs of Christie Hennessy, The Civic, Tallaght
26.10.23 – Picture This, Dublin 3Arena
26.10.23 – The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
27.10.23 – George - The Essential Collection Show, Draíocht, Blanchardstown
27.10.23 – The Charlatans @ Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2023, Cork City Hall
28.10.23 – BIMM Dublin Open Day - 28th OctoberBIMM Dublin
28.10.23 – Tony Hadley @ Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Cork City Hall
28.10.23 – October Nights feat. Peter Broderick & more, Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo
28.10.23 – Wunderhorse, Button Factory, Dublin
28.10.23 – 50 Years of Bowie’s Aladdin Sane, The Whale Theatre Greystone
29.10.23 – Mack Fleetwood @ Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2023, Cork City Hall
29.10.23 – These Charming Men: The Music of The Smiths, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

England, Scotland and Wales
27.10.23 – Return to London Town Opening Night, Clayton Crown Hotel
27.10.23 – Lang Lang Plays The Goldberg Variations, Birmingham Symphony Hall
28.10.23 – David Russell (Guitar), Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
28.10.23 – Return to London Town - Saturday Afternoon Concert, Clayton Crown Hotel
28.10.23 – Elizabeth Hilliard Three UK Premieres of Irish Work, The Lemon Tree
 – Return to London Town - Saturday Evening Concert, Clayton Crown Hotel
29.10.23 – Return to London Town - Sunday Evening Album Launch, Clayton Crown Hotel

29.10.23 – MEXA: Musica Viva NY Presents Mexamorphosis and Musica Viva NY Soloists, All Souls Church, New York

Upcoming Festivals 

24–29 Oct: Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford
24 Oct–5 Nov: Wexford Festival Opera
25–29 Oct: Womex, Galicia, Spain
25–29 Oct: Sound Festival, Scotland
25–30 Oct: Westival, Westport, Co. Mayo
26–29 Oct: Creative Connexions Ireland, Sitges, Barcelona
26–30 Oct: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
27 Oct: Frank Maher Classical Music Awards, Dublin
27–28 Oct: Big Bang Festival, Antwerp, Belgium
27–28 Oct: Dublin Digital Radio: Alternating Current, The Complex, Dublin
27–31 Oct: Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival, Tipperary
27–31 Oct: Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival, Castleisland, Co. Kerry
27–31 Oct: Púca Halloween Festival
28–29 Oct: October Nights Festival, Ballina, Co. Mayo

See a full list of upcoming festivals here.


Upcoming Job and Funding Deadlines  

26 October
Fernside Chair in Choral Conducting
Royal Academy of Music

26 October
Head of Royal Academy Opera
Royal Academy of Music

27 October
Fulbright Irish Awards
Fulbright Ireland-USA

27 October
Irish Writers Centre

27 October
Coimisiún na Meán Sound & Vision Round 50

27 October
2024 Showcasing Artist Applications
SXSW Music Festival

29 October
Assistant Orchestra Manager (Maternity Cover)
Opera North

31 October
Section Principal Double Bass
Opera North

31 October
Abbey Theatre: Submit Scripts & Ideas
Abbey Theatre

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 23 October 2023

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