Culture Night – Musical Highlights
Culture Night takes place on Friday 23rd September, so just over a week away! We thought we’d have a look at some of the musical events that take place around the country, to get you excited…
Find out more about Culture Night here
Sorcha Richardson ‘Smiling Like an Idiot’ Album Release Party
Dublin singer/songwriter Sorcha Richardson celebrates the release of her highly anticipated new album ‘Smiling Like an Idiot’ with a release party at Hen’s Teeth. Sorcha and friends will be spinning tunes and selling vinyl, with DJ sets from Blood Donor, Dunx & Domino Whisker. Stop by Hen’s Teeth for a drink and a dance.
Awaken the Metropolis: Acid Granny, Spencer Dock, Dublin
Culture Night Dublin is excited to platform motley collective Acid Granny. Armed with a shopping trolley soundsystem, Acid Granny devises surreal ambulatory performances in collaboration with passers by in the urban landscape of Dublin City. Sampling from overheard conversations and wielding a precarious assemblage of mini synths, drum machines and potato wedges, the outfit improvise happenings in public spaces which engage the immediate environment and reflect the condition of Dublin City today. These hypnagogic moments pose site-specific questions to the audience on themes of day-to-day life, folklore, urban legend, famous figures, and personal stories. This performance is part of an exciting programme of events at Spencer Dock for Culture Night Dublin 2022.
An Evening with Cormac Begley and Liam Ó Maonlaí, Kerry
Cormac Begley, master concertina player from West Kerry combines with Liam Ó Maonlaí, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist of Hothouse Flowers fame for an evening of Irish culture at its best
‘As I Roved Out Through Dublin City’: An Evening of Traditional Music and Song, Dublin
ITMA welcomes visitors for a night of live traditional music and song in the splendour of ITMA’s Georgian Reading Room. In a series of six 30-minute concerts, audiences will enjoy rousing sets of jigs and reels, plaintive slow airs, ballads and ditties presented by invited guests and staff musicians and singers. For the comfort and safety of all who attend, these events will be seated, bookable in advance with limited walk-up spaces available on the night. The concerts take place in the first-floor Georgian Reading Room and are accessible only by a flight of stairs.
Awaken The Metropolis: Tadhg, Dublin
Audiences at Meeting House Square will have the pleasure of catching a set by emerging artist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and designer, Tadhg. Tadhg has been commissioned by Culture Night Dublin to stage a multiform performance in music and costume that is inspired by haute couture and highlights the beauty of gender fluidity. For Awaken the Metropolis, Tadhg will bring together a community of seamstresses and tailors to create a breathtaking piece of new fashion which places the masculine form under the crystallised and delicate beauty of the female burlesque dancer. Accompanied by his band and a three-piece brass section, Tadhg will bring his magnetic aura and avante garde spirit to a live experience not to be missed.
This performance is part of an exciting programme of events at Meeting House Square for Culture Night Dublin 2022. Explore what else is happening at this venue in our web listings.
Cork City Hall – Concert Hall: Magic Nights by the Lee, Co. Cork
Cork City Council and The Good Room present Magic Nights by the Lee at Cork City Hall, a very special late-night free event bringing together some of Cork’s most legendary artists with some of the freshest sounds by contemporary musicians from Cork City and County. Funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Cork City Council, this extraordinary audio-visual feast will celebrate the history and culture of Leeside music and arts.
Fruit & Veg Market: Night Moves, Dublin 8
Night Moves is a celebration of Dublin’s current cross-generational club culture while looking forward to the future of clubbing in the city. Set in the historic Fruit and Veg Market, Night Moves presents possibilities for the late-night economy rooted in the past and present, showcasing diverse live DJ performances from the Irish electronic community, while providing time and space for the development of ideas, through early night panel discussions on strengthening the inclusion and safety of Dublin’s nightlife of the future.
Line Up: Billy Scurry, R3D’s House, Skin & Blister: Small Crab B2B EMA, Club Comfort, Pop Dungeon, Lumo Club
Night Moves is produced by Nialler9 and Totally Dublin in collaboration with Culture Night Dublin. Night Moves is presented in partnership with Dublin City Council and is generously supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Local Live Programming Scheme.
Natives, The Sugar Club Dublin
Black Canvas presents a showcase of the rich and new waves of Irish subculture in The Sugar Club from 11:30PM – 3AM. Bringing together new voices in the creative scene for a vibrant cross art form presentation of Irish hiphop culture across Music, Dance, Fashion.
NOISE Music in The Big Picture, Tallaght, Dublin
NOISE Music in The Big Picture is a live performance by a group of girls and young women aged 14–18 that have spent the summer writing and recording new music, especially for Culture Night. They have been supported by a team of female DJs, producers, songwriters, and performers including Ais, Zali, Dreamcycles, Bambi and Anie Verthen. This event will also be the unveiling of a fresco by the Dublin-based Mexican street artist KinMx, which was created in response to this collaboration.
Noise Music is a part of NOISE Dublin, the Youth Arts programme offered by the South Dublin County Council Arts Office. It is managed in partnership between Music Generation South Dublin and CONTACT Studio. This project is funded by Creative Ireland.
Renaissance Music in the Picture Gallery of Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny
Join us in the Picture Gallery of Kilkenny Castle to hear music that would have entertained the earls of Ormond from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. Our special musical guest for Culture Night is Siobhan Armstrong, who will be playing evocative mediaeval and Renaissance music on copies of ancient harps from Ireland and Europe. Dr Armstrong is Ireland’s foremost exponent of historical music on the early Irish (wire-strung) harp and one of Europe’s best-known early harpists. This will be a staggered performance in the picture gallery and can be enjoyed as part of your visit to the period rooms.
Spencer Dock: Discovery Gospel Choir, Dublin
Discovery Gospel Choir will kick off the evening of events at Spencer Dock with a performance of contemporary gospel, traditional African songs, popular songs and Irish language songs, delivered in their unique, energetic and truly uplifting style. Discovery Gospel Choir is Ireland’s leading multicultural choir, singing songs of hope from all over the world. This performance is part of an exciting programme of events at Spencer Dock for Culture Night Dublin 2022.
Boa Morte playing UCC library https://libcal.ucc.ie/event/3903063