to engage audiences in imaginative ways,
as artists continue to create exciting work despite challenges.
15th – 25th April 2021
From Rooftop lullabies performed across the City,
to new five-minute musical works, from choral performances,to celebrating DJ culture,
from an exploration of sexual identities in Irish music, to an exciting video installation projected on buildings across the city and so much more,
Dublin is all about Music this April.
Each April something special happens in Dublin. Over 10 days,producers, artists and musicians work together, celebrating music of allgenres in both established venues and unorthodox locations. Putting creativity, diversity, community and history, centre stage, MusicTo
Committed to continuing to support artists at this difficult time, Dublin City Council in association with Foggy Notions and Aiken Promotions, today unveiled the programme for MusicTown 2021,
Knowing one day, we will return to live music performed in venues to physical audiences, for this year contributing producers and artists in MusicTown have been asked to present their work online in imaginative ways to engage audience.
All events will be available to watch online via the MusicTown YouTube. Links will be available on this website closer to the event date.
MusicTown 2021 line-up includes:
Cathy Davey makes a very welcome return to live performance in her first live show since Oct 2019.
Rooftop Lullabies sung to the city and her people before, during and after dusk. Irish classic songs, delivered from the rooftops of Dublin City, featuring Faye O’Rourke
A filmic collaboration between David Kitt, author Kev
An exploration of sexual identities in Irish music and literary traditions from Bob Gallagher, Ronan Kealy (Junior Brother), Claire Kinsella (Lem
Experience Brian Irvine, John McIlduff and members of the Totally Made-Up Orchestra’s ‘Big Mistake’ music video installation, projected at multiple sites across the city, while you listen to accompanying audio online.
Nine, five-minute, newly commissioned musical responses to 2020, performed by duos in Crash Ensemble, by composers outside of the contemporary music sphere.
Fears performs her debut album, Oíche in its entirety, with musical guests bringing the world of Oíche to life.
The Electric Kazoo, a fun family music show presented by Paul, Sam and Aislinn Noonan.
A unique collaboration between Ardú and Palestrina C
Word Up Collective tells the story of a modern Dublin, featuring Tebi Rex, Da
Ronan Kealy Bob Gallagher
A special cinematic one-person show performed by AdrianCrowley, in collaboration with filmmaker Niall McCann
A spark of light inspired by the golden hour, an intimate concert film of contemporary music featuring work by Rachael Lavelle and Aran O’Grady, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Caroline Shaw, Johann Johannson and Joni Mitchell.
A video project featuring a new piece by Andy Smith and ZecaMunhoz i
Never-before-heard recordings of the 21st century musical explorations of a mid-20th century secret society of musicians who experimented
A 3-part production from ChoiceCuts at The Sugar Club, incorporating an in-depth discussion on music, DJ culture, Club Culture and the future of the city with 7 prominent Dublin DJs.