Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (24–30 July 2023)

Belfast TradFest started yesterday and runs this week until 30 July.

Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (24–30 July 2023)

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

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Children and Young People
29.7.23 – Boyne Music Festival - Children’s Workshop, St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda
29.7.23 – Boyne Music Festival - Family Concert: Carnival of the Animals, St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda

28.7.23 – National Youth Choir Northern Ireland : Senior Choir - Dir. Andrew Nunn, St George’s Church, Belfast

26.7.23 – Music for Wexford lunchtime concert series, St Iberius Church, Wexford
27.7.23 – Boyne Music Festival - Opening Night at Slane Castle, Slane Castle
28.7.23 – Boyne Music Festival - Home, Townley Hall
28.7.23 – Rachmaninov 150th Anniversary Concert: A Tribute to a Musical Genius, Farmleigh House
29.7.23 – Boyne Music Festival - Heaven and Earth, St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda
30.7.23 – ConCorda Chamber Music Course for Strings: 30th July – 7th August 2023, Newtown School, Waterford
30.7.23 – Boyne Music Festival - Celebration, Townley Hall

24.7.23 – Luke Howard ft. Responsve, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
25.7.23 – Support Salon (Third Session), Unit 44 (Kirkos)
26.7.23 – Oíche Gliogar le Róis, Spásas agus Olan Monk, Seanscoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Conamara
27.7.23 – Perspectives: Mariza, National Concert Hall
28.7.23 – Crash Ensemble’s present ‘Glassworks’ by Philip Glass (Irish Premiere), The Complex, Dublin City

29.7.23 – All Tvvins @ Galway International Arts Festival, Róisín Dubh, Galway
29.7.23 – Jenny Greene @ Galway International Arts Festival, Róisín Dubh, Galway

 – ‘someone decides, hawk or dove’ featuring composer Iarla Ó Lionáird, Ceara Conway and Tonnta, Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, Oldbridge House, Drogheda, Co. Meath

Folk and Traditional
24.7.23 – Seminar Series: How To Be A Fiddler With Martin Dowling - 1. How To Breathe, Stand And Sit (10am), Ulster University, York Street
24.7.23 – Japanese music concert, St Ann’s Church Dawson Street
24.7.23 – Seminar Series: How To Be A Fiddler With Martin Dowling - 1. How To Breathe, Stand And Sit (1.30pm), Ulster University, York Street
24.7.23 – Cake Dance With Edwina Guckian & David Power, Ulster University, York Street
24.7.23 – Mary Bergin: Internal Rhythms And Ornamentation In Traditional Music, Ulster University, York Street
24.7.23 – Chat & Tunes - Mike McGoldrick & Angelina Carberry - Traditional Music In Manchester, Ulster University, York Street
24.7.23 – How A Session Works With Desi Wilkinson, Lorainne Ní Bhriain, Mirella Murray, Aimee Farrell Courtney, Hosted By Martin Dowling, Ulster University, York Street
24.7.23 – Arranging Music For Traditional Songs With John Doyle & Jack Warnock, Ulster University, York Street
24.7.23 – Tin Whistle Clinic With Joanie Madden, Ulster University, York Street
24.7.23 – Uilleann Pipes In A Western Art-Music Tradition - Neil Martin, Ulster University, York Street
24.7.23 – 100 Years Of Women In Irish Traditional Music With Niamh Ní Charra, Ulster University, York Street
24.7.23 – Martha Guiney - The Raven’s Call, Ulster University, York Street
24.7.23 – Fiddle Concert in Memory of Seán Maguire, Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, Belfast
24.7.23 – Paula & Melanie Houton | Piaras Ó Lorcáin, The John Hewitt, Belfast
25.7.23 – Seminar Series: How To Be A Fiddler With Martin Dowling - Seminar 2: The “No Hold” Of The Bow And Fiddle: Lessons From Kato Havas., Ulster University, York Street
25.7.23 – The Year In Ireland with Edwina Guckian, Ulster University, York Street
25.7.23 – Bodhrán Taster Session with Aimée Farrell Courtney, Ulster University, York Street
25.7.23 – Talk/Discussion - Living The Music: An Insight Into How Aspiring Traditional Musicians Might Go About Making A Living Through A Life Of Music With Joanie Madden, Mick McAuley & Gerry ‘Banjo’ O’Connor, Ulster University, York Street
25.7.23 – Hands On Harps: Beginners Workshop, Ulster University, York Street
25.7.23 – Tunes From County Monaghan With Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn, Ulster University, York Street
25.7.23 – Beginners Pipe Band Snare Drum, Ulster University, York Street
25.7.23 – The History Of Céilí Dancing & Set Dancing In Belfast, Ulster University, York Street
25.7.23 – Arranging Traditional Music With John McCusker, Ulster University, York Street
25.7.23 – Composition Workshop With Ryan Molloy, Ulster University, York Street
25.7.23 – Flutopia, The Black Box, Belfast
25.7.23 – Jason O’ Rourke Trio | Róisín Chambers & Ruairí Cunnane, The John Hewitt, Belfast
25.7.23 – Ceol na nGael / Wild Music of the Gael, Aras Mhic Reachtain, Belfast
25.7.23 – Junior Brother @ Galway International Arts Festival, Róisín Dubh, Galway
26.7.23 – Traditional Music Showcases: Galvian Way @ Galway International Arts Festival, Monroe’s, Galway
26.7.23 – Trad@Lunch: Chloe McCann, Ava Kennedy, Amy and Anna Bagnall, and Lisa Golden, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
26.7.23 – Seminar Series: How To Be A Fiddler With Martin Dowling - Seminar 3: How To Practice And Why, Ulster University, York Street
26.7.23 – ‘One Singer, One Song’ - An Informal Chat And Singing Session Hosted By Len Graham With John Doyle, Mick McAuley & Desi Wilkinson, Ulster University, York Street
26.7.23 – Tin Whistle Clinic With Mary Bergin, Ulster University, York Street
26.7.23 – Traditional Singing Clinic with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Ulster University, York Street
26.7.23 – Illustrated Talk On Trad/Jazz Fusion In 1920s Ireland With Conor Caldwell, Ulster University, York Street
26.7.23 – Desi Wilkinson: An Illustrated Journey From Belfast To Sligo, Ulster University, York Street
26.7.23 – The Song Tradition in North West Donegal. Workshop with Cathal Ó Curráin, Ulster University, York Street
26.7.23 – Discussion - Méabh Smyth ‘TG4 Gradam Ceoil Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana, Ulster University, York Street
26.7.23 – Na Máistrí / Masters Of Traditional Music, An Droichead, Béal Feirste
26.7.23 – Féile Cruitirí Bhéal Feirste / Belfast Harp Festival, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
26.7.23 – Les SalAmandas @ Galway International Arts Festival, Róisín Dubh, Galway
 – Eadaoin Ní Mhaicín & Léda Music | Brendan ‘Nipper’ Quinn & Ciara Maguire, The Deer’s Head
27.7.23 – Traditional Music Showcases: Lorraine Fletcher and Floriane Blancke @ Galway International Arts Festival, Monroe’s, Galway
27.7.23 – Shakuhachi - the breath of Japan - Riley Lee and Araki Kodo VI, St Ann’s Church, Dublin
27.7.23 – Seminar Series: How To Be A Fiddler With Martin Dowling - Seminar 4: In Search Of A Style., Ulster University, York Street
27.7.23 – Talk - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh ‘Sean Nós Singing’, Ulster University, York Street
27.7.23 – Beginners Bagpipes: Try The Bagpipes With Scott Wallace, Ulster University, York Street
27.7.23 – Banjo Clinic With Angelina Carberry, Ulster University, York Street
27.7.23 – Fiddle Clinic With Bríd Harper, Ulster University, York Street
27.7.23 – Talk - Lorraine Ní Bhriain - Women Concertina Players in Clare, From Mrs Crotty to Present Day, Ulster University, York Street
27.7.23 – Family Céilí With Ronan Eastwood, Ulster University, York Street
27.7.23 – Composing Workshop With Aisling Lyons (Workshop For All Instruments), Ulster University, York Street
27.7.23 – Len Graham - Come Listen A While To Me: A Journey In The Ulster Song Tradition In English, Ulster University, York Street
27.7.23 – Tarlach Macsuibhne/Turlough Macsweeney -The Donegal Piper. A Talk With Cathal Ó Curráin., Ulster University, York Street
27.7.23 – With Fife & Drum, Strand Arts Centre
27.7.23 – McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle | Landless, Belfast Empire Music Hall
27.7.23 – Lonesome George | Bernadette Morris | Trad Disco with Dj Lachlan, The Deer’s Head
28.7.23 – Traditional Music Showcases: Brendan Larrissey and Donal Clancy @ Galway International Arts Festival, Monroe’s, Galway
28.7.23 – Flute & Fife: Our Shared Tradition With Gary Duffy & Hazlett Kerrs, Ulster University, York Street
28.7.23 – Céilí In The Duncairn With The Johnny Reid Céilí Band, Duncairn Arts Centre
28.7.23 – The Olllam | Clare Sands, The Mandela Hall
28.7.23 – Richard Hayward: Romancing Ireland, Duncairn Arts Centre
28.7.23 – Sinead McKenna Band | Jack Warnock Trio & Trad Disco with DJ Lachlann, The Deer’s Head
29.7.23 – Traditional Music Showcases: Sally Barker and Frank Kilkelly @ Galway International Arts Festival, Monroe’s, Galway
29.7.23 – Scullion, Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, The Naul, Dublin
29.7.23 – Elephant Sessions | Kathleen Macinnes + Mike Vass, Mandela Hall, Belfast
30.7.23 – Perry Hall Folk Music Night, featuring Michelle Swan, Perry Hall United Methodist Church
30.7.23 – The London Lasses LL25 Album Launch Concert at Fiddlers Green Festival, An Cuan
30.7.23 – Steph Geremia, Kris Drever, Alan Kelly & Aaron Jones, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

Jazz and Improvised
25.7.23 – Sligo Jazz Summer School and Festival 2023, Sligo
25.7.23 – Sligo Jazz Festival: Nils Kavanagh Trio, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
26.7.23 – Sligo Jazz Generation Celebration, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
27.7.23 – Sligo Jazz Festival Tony Kofi presents the Music of Cannonball Adderley, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
28.7.23 – Sligo Jazz Festival Liane Carroll, Sara Colman & Friends, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
29.7.23 – Remembering John Wadham, National Concert Hall
29.7.23 – Sligo Jazz Festival SJP All Stars Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
30.7.23 – Big Bang Festival Of Rhythm Workshops, The Studio National Concert Hal

26.7.23 – Summer Recital, First Church Belfast

Rock and Pop
24.7.23 – Pavement, Heineken Big Top, Galway
26.7.23 – James Yorkston and Nina Persson @ Galway International Arts Festival, Monroe’s, Galway
27.7.23 – MusicTown Dublin 2023, The Complex
27.7.23 – Live On The Harbour 2023, Dún Laoghaire
27.7.23 – MusicTown Dublin 2023, The Complex, Dublin City
27.7.23 – Kaiser Chiefs @ Galway International Arts Festival, Heineken Big Top, Galway
27.7.23 – Something Happens @ Galway International Arts Festival, Monroe’s, Galway
28.7.23 – MusicTown Dublin 2023, The Complex, Dublin City
29.7.23 – MusicTown Dublin 2023, The Complex, Dublin City
29.7.23 – The Saw Doctors, Heineken Big Top
29.7.23 – Siamsa Sessions Live in the Courtyard Presents Ger O’Hanlon, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
29.7.23 – The Elvis Spectacular, The Civic, Tallaght
30.7.23 – MusicTown Dublin 2023, The Complex, Dublin City
30.7.23 – Susan O’Neill @ Galway International Arts Festival, Róisín Dubh, Galway


England, Scotland and Wales

24.7.23 – Prom 13: Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’ Symphony, Royal Albert Hall
24.7.23 – Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering, Isle of Man
25.7.23 – Prom 14: Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations, Royal Albert Hall
25.7.23 – Prom 15: Late Night: Moon and Stars, Royal Albert Hall
26.7.23 – Prom 16: The Hallé performs Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, Royal Albert Hall
27.7.23 – Prom 17: Orff’s Carmina burana, Royal Albert Hall
27.7.23 – Gangstagrass, Oslo London
28.7.23 – Prom 18: Lata Mangeshkar: Bollywood Legend, Royal Albert Hall
28.7.23 – Evelyn Glennie - Ailís Ní Ríain Premiere - Lake District Summer Music, The Coro, Ulverston
28.7.23 – Herbie Hancock, Barbican Centre
29.7.23 – Herbie Hancock, Barbican Centre
29.7.23 – Prom 19: Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’, Royal Albert Hall
30.7.23 – Prom 20: Korngold’s Violin Concerto, Royal Albert Hall

Upcoming Festivals 

13–30 July: Ar Imeall, Galway
17–30 July: Galway International Arts Festival

20 July–31 August: Salzburg Festival, Germany
20–29 July: Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon
21–30 July: Music at Paxton Festival, Paxton House Scottish Borders
22 July–19 August: Dartington Music Summer School and Festival
23–30 July: Belfast TradFest & Summer School
25–30 July: Sligo Jazz Project International Summer School
27–29 July: Live on the Harbour, Dún Laoghaire
27–30 July: MusicTown, Dublin
27–30 July: 
Boyne Music Festival, Drogheda
27–30 July: WOMAD, Charlton Park, Wiltshire
27–30 July: Cambridge Folk Festival
27–30 July: Camp Bestival, Dorset, UK
27–30 July: Kendal Calling, Lowther Deer Park, The Lake District
27 July–6 Aug: Jazz em AgostoLisbon
30 July–7 Aug: ConCorda Chamber Music Course for Strings, Newtown School, Waterford

See a full list of upcoming festivals here.


Upcoming Job and Funding Deadlines

25 July
Freelance Writer of SEND Opera – Autumn 2024
English Touring Opera

26 July
Digital Learning and Development Manager
Arts Council England

27 July
Assistant Librarian
Royal Irish Academy

27 July
New Dance Company – Call for Proposals
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

27 July
Theatre Project Award
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

27 July
Late-Night Events (Pilot Programme)
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

28 July
Festival Manager
Surrey Hills International Music Festival

28 July
Digital Content Intern
Dublin Theatre Festival

28 July
Administrator, Music Generation Kilkenny
Kilkenny and Carlow ETB

28 July
Open Call for Artists, Musicians, Writers
Waterford Healing Arts

28 July
Marketing & Communications Assistant (part-time)
Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland

30 July
Senior Manager, Theatre
Arts Council England

31 July
Producer (Families, Young People and Pathways)
Wigmore Hall

31 July
BSO Participate Senior Programme Manager
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

31 July
Irish Youth Wind Ensemble 2023: 31 July - 6 August
University of Limerick

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 24 July 2023

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