St Patrick’s Festival – Musical Highlights
Details of the St Patrick’s Festival musical events have just been announced, and they include This Is How We Fly, Lisa Hannigan and more besides. Check out the full list below.
Annie Mac, Kojaque, Soulé & Guests
Saturday 14 March 2020, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, €30 from stpatricksfestival.ie
Internationally renowned DJ and broadcaster Annie Mac returns home to Dublin to host and perform at the iconic Guinness Storehouse. Hailing from Dundrum, Annie has grown from her club culture roots into a global force in music broadcasting, event curating and DJing. Peerless as a preeminent tastemaker in contemporary music, Annie’s BBC Radio 1 shows draw daily listeners in their millions from across the world.
Explosive Dublin rapper Kojaque mixes sampling and jazz beats with dynamic, poetic lyrics, showcasing life as a modern Dubliner. An established filmmaker and visual artist as well as a musician, Kojaque’s multimedia performances are brutal, honest and beautiful. London born; Dublin raised Soulé is the leading force in a new wave of emerging Irish music. Her bass heavy electronic pop and soft soul vocals have garnered her multimillion streams on Spotify and a growing fanbase at home and abroad.
Hosted at the Home of Guinness, guests will be invited to explore all seven floors of the Guinness Storehouse for a unique immersive experience. Guests will also be amongst the first to visit the newly revamped Gravity Bar, which now presents extended panoramic views over Dublin, where DJs will entertain crowds around the main event.
This is How we Fly with special guest Iarla Ó Lionáird
Sunday 15 March 2020, Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin, €20 from stpatricksfestival.ie
Part traditional music, part contemporary composition, part dance, This is How we Fly has always defied genre and category. To mark their ten-year anniversary in 2020, the acclaimed contemporary folk group which features Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Seán Mac Erlaine, Nic Gareiss and Petter Berndalen, collaborate with the celebrated Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird. St. Patrick’s Festival is proud to present the world premiere of this ambitious commission from Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, which weaves an imaginative song cycle around Co. Meath’s long literary tradition echoing Ireland’s ancient literary history as well as looking to contemporary sources.
The World Premiere of James Joyce’s Pomes Penyeach with Lisa Hannigan & Guests
Monday 16 March 2020, The National Concert Hall, Dublin, from €27.50 from nch.ie
Ireland’s biggest contemporary multi-award-winning folk artist Lisa Hannigan will perform a musical interpretation of James Joyce’s Pomes Penyeach. In collaboration with Matthew Nolan, Adrian Crowley, Sean Mac Erlaine and Cora Venus Lunny, Joyce’s collection of 13 short poems will be given a stunning musical tribute in this World Premiere event.
Colm Mac Con Iomaire with the Contempo Quartet
Monday 16 March 2020, Vicar Street, Dublin, €28 from ticketmaster.ie
In a crowded field of outstanding Irish fiddle players and interpreters of traditional music Colm Mac Con Iomaire is unique. The multi-talented musician, performer, songwriter and composer will perform his hugely successful album The River Holds Its Breath/Tost ar an Abhainn and more. Colm’s special guests on the night will be the exceptional Contempo Quartet.
Festival After Dark: Jessy Lanza
Friday 13 March 2020, Lost Lane, Dublin, €10.00 from eventbrite.ie
A new addition for St. Patrick’s Festival 2020, Festival After Dark is a series of late-night, eclectic happenings taking place across Dublin and featuring cutting edge Irish and international DJs, club nights and live shows. Festival After Dark kicks off with a buzzing live set by Canadian electro artist Jessy Lanza.