Now in its third year, MusicTown celebrates the rich music heritage and contemporary artistic lifeblood of Dublin City, one of the world’s most musical cities. Full programme details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Just some of the Festival highlights includes the first concert of the inaugural Dublin International Choral Festival, Craig David, Our Lady’s Choir present Handel’s Messiah, world music Concert Globe, Brady and Irvine: A Tribute, John Prine, Bronagh Gallagher, Music Together, Young Hearts Run Free & Nialler9 present Darkness to Light, Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Melanie C, Sound of Silents 2017 – An improvised music and silent film project, The Egyptian Book of the Dead is the inspiration for this recital of songs at Chester Beatty Library, Ficino Ensemble, Mary Black, Katie Kim and Crash Ensemble, 5 exciting events from the RIAM, Matt Simons, Yuseef Kamaal, Weyes Blood, Kevin Rowland, Dylan Tighe’s Wabi-Sabi Soul: 3D Listening Event, Kid ink, The Fureys, Chelsea Wolfe, PWR BTTM, Ryley Walker, a musical Walking Tour on Easter Monday and events for children including a delightful music, storytelling, and puppetry performance The Quiet Tree and a fun participatory contemporary music event for children entitled Our Tunes.
Over 11 days and nights in April the beat of the city will be set by the eclectic mix of musical performances and events taking place across Dublin.
Celebrating the 275th Anniversary of the World Premiere of Messiah in Mr Neal’s Musick Hall in Fishamble Street April 13 1742, Our Lady’s Choral Society perform excerpts from Messiah with The Dublin Handelian Orchestra and soloist Peter O’Reilly (tenor). Conducted by Proinnsías Ó Duinn. Thursday 13 April at 1pm in Fishamble Street.
Founded by Dublin City Council, and programmed by Aiken Promotions, this jam packed programme running from 7-17 April, encompasses and celebrates the various types of music created, performed and waiting to be enjoyed in the city; from classical to pop, trad to rock, psychedelic to opera, electronic and everything in between. A myriad of concerts, masterclasses, collaborations and workshops, bringing together an exciting mix of composers, singers, musicians, producers, DJS, and artists right across the musical spectrum to celebrate the best, the next and the unexpected.
There is much more that connects music of all kinds than divides it and MusicTown seeks to showcase the best of Dublin’s music while also encouraging new audiences to try new musical experiences. Handel’s music also has a special place in MusicTown and his work remains a role model for collaboration and innovation.”
MusicTown Executive Director and City Arts Officer, Ray Yeates
April 7th – 17th
Events will take place mostly at night but check the schedule to find the daily schedule and your preferred genre.