MusicTown Festival in Dublin

The second MusicTown festival takes place in Dublin this month. The festival is organised by Dublin City Council and showcases the musical talent and culture of the city through a diverse programme of concerts and events between 6–17 April.

Here are some of the events involving Irish composers:

Irish Chamber Orchestra - Revolution and Rhetoric

A concert dedicated to the 1916 Easter Rising commemorative celebrations featuring music by John Kinsella, Roger Doyle and Sam Perkin. 6 April, Mansion House. Details

Music Current Festival

A new three-day festival showcasing Irish electronic music and contemporary international repertoire in Smock Alley Theatre and the Contemporary Music Centre, 7–9 April. Details

CMC presents OurTunes with Adrian Mantu

The return of CMC’s boutique day-long contemporary music festival curated by cellist Adrian Mantu for 5-10 year olds and their parents and friends. 16 April. Details

Sylvia O’Brien - A Contemporary Voice

Irish soprano Sylvia O’Brien and pianist Dearbhla Collins present a concert of contemporary Irish vocal music including works by Bill Whelan, Seoirse Bodley, Ben Dwyer, and Garrett Sholdice. 16 April, Hugh Lane Gallery. Details

Crash Ensemble with Iarla Ó Lionaird & Adrian Crowley

Crash Ensemble return to the Engineering Library at the National Concert Hall with a programme inspired by the Irish language and text, featuring works by Donnacha Dennehy and Linda Buckley. 16 April. Details

Sundays@Noon: Béla Quartet

The Béla Quartet and Garth Knox perform a concert as part of the long-running Sundays@Noon series at the Hugh Lane Gallery, with works by Simon Mawhinney and Garth Knox.

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