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April 2018

Crash Ensemble present GHOSTS

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar
Dublin, Ireland
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GHOSTS – A FILM & MUSIC COLLABORATION Premiere screening Saturday April 14th 12.00 – Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin. Tickets €6 from www.eventbrite.ie Crash Ensemble commissioned 3 filmmakers, Jack Phelan, Oonagh Kearney & Laura Sheeran to create works in response to their 2017 Bedroom Community album, Ghosts.  Ghosts, the visual album will receive its premiere screening for MusicTown. Composer: Work/Filmmaker…

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Royal Irish Academy of Music presents ARTISTS CHOICE

April 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Sunday April 15th at 15.30 – Shaw Room, National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2 Tickets €7/€10 from https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/artists-choice-tickets-37668024074 Another ‘choice’ programme from the Royal Irish Academy of Music! Following the success of the RIAM’s presentation, Writer’s Choice, in MusicTown 2017, Ireland’s oldest music conservatoire will mount a similar collaborative programme in 2018, on this occasion entitled Artists Choice. In 2018, it is the turn…

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The Unthanks

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Abbey Theater, Abbey Street Lower
Dublin 1, Ireland
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THE UNTHANKS WITH THE ORCHESTRA of IRELAND CONDUCTED BY CHARLES HAZLEWOOD Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th April, The Abbey Theatre Tickets €32 on sale NOW from The Abbey Theatre,  www.AbbeyTheatre.ie or by calling 01-8787222. “They run from the root of folk music to the very tip of the branch.” Elvis Costello MusicTown 18 is proud to present a collaboration between The Unthanks and the…

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The Unthanks

April 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Abbey Theater, Abbey Street Lower
Dublin 1, Ireland
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THE UNTHANKS WITH THE ORCHESTRA of IRELAND CONDUCTED BY CHARLES HAZLEWOOD Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th April, The Abbey Theatre Tickets €32 on sale NOW from The Abbey Theatre,  www.AbbeyTheatre.ie or by calling 01-8787222. “They run from the root of folk music to the very tip of the branch.” Elvis Costello MusicTown 18 is proud to present a collaboration between The Unthanks and the…

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Little Green Cars in collaboration with Andrew Vickery

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Abbey Theater, Abbey Street Lower
Dublin 1, Ireland
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The Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Thursday April 19th Tickets €30  from The Abbey Theatre or www.AbbeyTheatre.ie MusicTown 18 is proud to present another unique collaboration, this time between one of Ireland’s most acclaimed indie-rock groups Little Green Cars and acclaimed painter Andrew Vickery. Little Green Cras, from Dublin, have made two acclaimed albums, 2012’s debut Absolute Zero, and the follow-up, Ephemera, in 2016. They are…

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Lisa O’Neill in Collaboration with Pat McCabe, Cass McCombs & more

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Abbey Theater, Abbey Street Lower
Dublin 1, Ireland
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Friday April 20th - The Abbey Theatre Tickets €30  from The Abbey Theatre or www.AbbeyTheatre.ie Lisa O’Neill from County Cavan is an Irish songwriter like no other. Her roots may be sourced in folk and traditional music but her work opens up a landscape beyond any settled sense of genre.  On her last album, Pothole in the Sky, she set her remarkable incisive voice…

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The Ark presents TRAD GIGS FOR CHILDREN: MOXIE

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Ark, 11A Eustace St, Temple Bar
Dublin, D2 Ireland
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Saturday April 21st at 14.00 & 16.00 – The Ark Theatre, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Tickets €12.50/€9.50 (€5 for schools)  http://ark.ie/events/view/trad-gigs-for-children-moxie-musictown-2018  or over the phone 01-6707788 Don’t miss your chance to catch a young band at the forefront of new Irish trad music in a series of special concerts for young audiences of all ages.  Fast becoming a festival favourite around…

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Irish National Opera presents THE OPERA DIRECTOR (DER SCHAUSPIELDIREKTOR)

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
The Gaiety Theatre, South King Street,
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Saturday April 21st at 15.00 – The Gaiety Theatre, South King Street, Dublin 2 Duration 40 minutes. Tickets  are free but booking is essential – Tickets are available from Gaiety Theatre box office. For Group bookings of 6+ contact (01)6468687 or Groups@gaietytheatre.com It’s an 18th-century X-Factor. There are too many egos in the room. A hard pressed director has to choose between two rival…

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Tadhg Byrne presents SOUNDS OF THE DIASPORA

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street
Dublin, 2 Ireland
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Saturday April 21st at 20.00 – The Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2 Tickets €12.50 + booking fee on www.sugarclubtickets.com 'Sounds of the Diaspora' is dedicated to the rich diversity of African and Caribbean music styles and their influence within the Irish music scene today. This concert showcases three artists who explore their musical heritage in melody, rhythm and imagery, while combining it with…

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John Sheahan & Colm Mac Con Iomaire

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Abbey Theater, Abbey Street Lower
Dublin 1, Ireland
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Saturday April 21st - The Abbey Theatre Tickets €30  from The Abbey Theatre or www.AbbeyTheatre.ie MusicTown 18 is proud to present a meeting of two very special Irish musicians, John Sheahan and Colm Mac Con Iomaire, presenting a unique programme in the company of some special guests. John Sheahan’s contribution to Irish music is enormous. Many will know him as the last living member…

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