MusicTown 2015 Lineup

Music Town 2015 Lineup

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Music Town 2015 Lineup

A brand new Irish festival, Music Town, is set to take place from April 10th – 19th in Dublin.

Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey and Aslan are among the acts that have been confirmed to play the festival.

For stage times, click here.

Music Town 2015 Schedule

Barrytown Meets Music Town is a musical and literary celebration of Roddy Doyle’s ‘The Barrytown Trilogy’, the featured book for Dublin City Libraries’ Dublin: One City One Book Choice 2015. On April 12th in Vicar Street the music and written word that inspired Roddy Doyle during the periods of writing his famous trilogy in the mid 80s will be celebrated. Performers confirmed so far are: Imelda May, Colm Meaney, Glen Hansard, Damien Demspey, Angeline Ball, Aidan Gillen, Peter Coonan, Aslan, The Trouble Pilgrims, Cait O’Riordan, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Paul Mercier and Neili Conroy.

Sound of  Silents is a programme of silent films from the IFI Irish Film Archive made in Dublin between 1897 and the 1970s. The event will see as performers: Seán Mac Erlaine (woodwind/electronics), Seán Carpio (percussion/guitar/loops), Jack McMahon (turntables), and Shane Latimer (guitar/electronics), fiddle player TBA, in the IFI on Friday 10th April.

Handel’s ‘Il Trionfo Del Tempo e del Disinganno will be performed by the Opera Theatre Company in the Christchurch Cathedral on April 10th.

Choice Cuts presents Hank Shocklee – Q&A session with the founding member of Public Enemy and DJ set at The Sugar Club on April 10th.

First Music Contact presents ‘Breaking Tunes Music Trail on April 11th and 18th which will take participants on a walking tour of Dublin. Artists from Breaking Tunes perform 20 minute, unplugged pop-up gigs.

Dodeca Cycle at City Assembly Hall, South William Street from April 16th – 18th – music and technology come together in a novel, interactive musical installation, allowing 12 people at a time to create their own musical loops

A Touch Of Frost featuring Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto and Sibeluis’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor will be performed by clarinettist Julian Bliss and conducted by David Brophy in the National Concert Hall on Friday 17th April.

The Isle is full of Noises: Shakespeare’s Music at St. Werburgh’s Church on Sunday 19th April will see a performance from Gregory Walkers

Storm Large will take the National Concert Hall stage accompanied by RTE Concert Orchestra. A programme of silent films from the IFI’s Irish Film Archive will be accompanied by stunning improvised scores of Irish traditional and electronic music in Sounds of Silents. A series of sassy super jazz performances, produced by the 12 Points Festival are programmed for the Project Arts Theatre.

The streets themselves will be animated with live and contemporary opera performances from the Wide Open Opera, and our buskers will be celebrated in a Busker of the Year Competition.

Entertainment for a working lunch is provided in the Grand Social with young urban Lethal Dialect (rapper Paul Allwright). Alternatively take a stroll up to the Dublin City Gallery Hugh Lane for a series of lunchtime performances including pianist Fionnuala Moynihan’s Ivory Lady programme.


Lucy Ivan

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