Our Editors' Picks of Love:Live Music

Over 300 events take place across Ireland on Thursday, 21 June, as part of love:live music, Ireland's National Music Day. We've selected the ten events that, given a helicopter and/or bilocation skills, we would be at. All events are free. For more about love:live music see here.


Launch of the All-Ireland Fleadh 2012
The Imperial, Cavan, 8pm (doors 7pm)
With live webcast on fleadhceoil.ie
Featuring Eleanor Shanley, Gabriel Mc Ardle, Fintan Mc Manus, Willie Drennan, Kavan Donohoe, Cathal Lynch, Seamus Fay, Seán Owens, Mickey Mc Donnell, Darren Maloney, Philip Clarke, Adam Dyer and many more.


The Starling Project
Skibbereen Community Hospital, Skibbereen, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
A selection of new songs by the singer/songwriter Liz Clark, an artist on the Arts for Health programme.


Ceol Amhrán / Singers Club
Teach Hudaí Beag, Bunbeag, Gaoth Dobhair, 9.30pm
Tony Rodgers and friends for singing from different genres. All welcome to participate.


Lá Ceoil
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, 6pm
Open air but with the grace of Meeting House Square's new rain-defeating canopy. With Buffalo in the Castle, We Banjo 3, The Unwanted, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Seán Mac Erlaine, Mick O'Brien, DIT Traditional Music Ensemble, Tarab and Koushik Chandrashekar. Also broadcast on RTE Lyric FM from 8pm.


Here Comes the Funk
Kelly's Bar, Bridge Street, Galway, 10pm
With eight-piece funk bank the Getaway Gondola.


Ceol na nGallán / Music at the Megaliths
Íochtar Cua Standing Stones, near Waterville, bus leaves Tech Amergin at 3pm
A celebration of the solstice, with piper Alan MacDonald, harpist and singer Marina Cassidy and dancer Catherine Young.


Amalgamare Concert
Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, 7pm
Solos and duets from Cyprian Love (organ) and Eoghan Neff (fiddle) from the 2009 album Algamare.


Solstice Shore Songs
Lough Lannagh, 7pm
Lake-side singing of a diverse range of songs, including gospel songs and spirituals, organised by Music Generation Mayo. Perhaps a little like this?


Sligo Baroque Orchestra
The Model, The Mall, 6.30pm
Movements from concerti, including the Mozart Bassoon Concerto, the Haydn Trumpet Concerto, Vivaldi's Cello Concerto in G Minor and more performed by the Sligo Baroque Orchestra (not with Wynton Marsalis).


Julie Feeney, Niwel Tsumbu, Cora Venus Lunny & Laoise Kelly
The Main Guard, Sarsfield Street, Clonmel, 5pm
A collaboration between Feeney, Tsumbu, Lunny and Kelly as part of the Clonmel Junctions Festival.


Published on 21 June 2012

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