Concert Planner: 14–20 December 2020

Seán McGinley in ‘The Gift’ by Evangelia Rigaki and Marina Carr – part of Irish National Opera’s ‘20 Shots of Opera’, which will be available online from 17 December.

Concert Planner: 14–20 December 2020

This week's concerts and livestreams from Monday to Sunday.

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Upcoming Concerts 

18.12.20 – Mary Coughlan & Band, live from The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre with special guest Ultan Conlan, The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre Online

19.12.20 – Home For Christmas, Discovery Gospel Choir Online

15.12.20 – Concert to celebrate 100 years of classic ‘The Lark Ascending’, Shirehampton Public Hall Online
17.12.20 – Irish Chamber Orchestra - Bach, Beethoven & Deane, ICO Online
17.12.20 – London Symphony Orchestra presents: Sir Simon Rattle with Krystian Zimerman – Beethoven Piano Concerto Marathon, Barbican Hall
17.12.20 – A Celtic Christmas, Online
18.12.20 – Ulster Orchestra: The Magic of Christmas - A Special Online Concert, Ulster Orchestra Online
18.12.20 – Royal Scottish National Orchestra Digital Season: Søndergård conducts Beethoven Seven, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Online
18.12.20 – 2020 Quartet - The Beethoven String Quartets – Autumn Season, Triskel Arts Centre Online
19.12.20 – Irish Chamber Orchestra: A Christmas Celebration, NCH
20.12.20 – The National Symphony Orchestra In Concert, RTÉ One
20.12.20 – RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Christmas Baroque Concert, Online

Listen back
11.12.20 – RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra – Celebrating Beethoven 250

17.12.20 – CMC Salon - Improv by Adams/Andonovska/O’Halpin Trio, Contemporary Music Centre Online
18.12.20 – Red Note - Noisy Nights Hybrid #2, Red Note Ensemble Online

Early Music
16.12.20 – St Nicholas Bell Ringing @ Galway Early Music Online Winter Festival, Galway Early Music Online
16.12.20 – Galway Early Music: Drive the Cold Winter Away – Online Winter Festival, Galway Early Music Online
16.12.20 – Helen Hancock (soprano) & Mark Duley (organ) @ Galway Early Music Online Winter Festival, Galway Early Music Online
16.12.20 – The Gregory Walkers with Róisín O’Grady @ Galway Early Music Online Winter Festival, Galway Early Music Online
17.12.20 – St Nicholas Bell Ringing @ Galway Early Music Online Winter Festival, Galway Early Music Online
17.12.20 – Aisling Kenny, soprano / Siobhán Armstrong, historical harps @ Galway Early Music Online Winter Festival, Galway Early Music Online
17.12.20 – Talk by Dr Jacopo Bisagni – The King’s Manuscript: An introduction to medieval (instrumental) music @ Galway Early Music Online Winter Festival, Galway Early Music Online
17.12.20 – Penumbra: Vlad Smishkewych, Rhiannon Giddens, Micheál “Moley” Ó Suilleabháin, Eamon Sweeney and Yonit Kosovske @ Galway Early Music Online Winter Festival, Galway Early Music Online

Folk and Traditional
16.12.20 – An Bhuatais & the Meaning of Life -Album launch, GaelPhobal Thamhlachta Online
17.12.20 – Harp O’Clock with Aisling Ennis, Online
17.12.20 – Online Launch of the Wavy Bow Collection from the Dock Arts Centre, The Dock Carrick-on-Shannon Online
18.12.20 – Afternoon Tea with Paul & Karen - Episode 51, Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer Online
18.12.20 – Conor Connolly, Pádraig Ó Dubhghaill, Ronan O’Flaherty, Ionad Cultúrtha Online
19.12.20 – Gráinne Hambly & William Jackson, Online
19.12.20 – Moya Brennan with special guests Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Cormac De Barra & Sult, The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre Online
20.12.20 – John Spillane and FriendsThe Everyman Online

Listen back
Drawing from the Well 3: Edwina Guckian – The Story of Jack Lattin
Drawing from the Well 4: Mary Bergin, Tony Linnane & John Blake

16.12.20 – Other Voices: Home at the Guinness Storehouse with Villagers, Loah, Mango X Mathman, Denise Chaila and more, Other Voices Online
16.12.20 – SON (Susan O’Neill), Whelan’s Streamed Christmas
17.12.20 – Social Connections: Oliver Cole + Co., The Grand Social Online
18.12.20 – Social Connections: Aoife Nessa Frances, The Grand Social Online
19.12.20 – Social Connections: Leila Jane, The Grand Social Online
20.12.20 – Social Connections: A. Smyth, The Grand Social Online

Jazz and Improvised
18.12.20 – Piece by Piece #12: Jenna Harris, Improvised Music Company Online
19.12.20 – A Very Special Evening of Festive Jazz, 19th December, Cadogan Hall

16.12.20 – Northern Ireland Opera and Friends: At Home for Christmas, NI Opera Online
17.12.20 – 20 Shots of Opera, Irish National Opera Online, featuring:
Mrs Streiche – Gerald Barry (music)/Ludwig van Beethoven (words)
Rupture  – Éna Brennan (music & words)
Ghost Apples – Irene Buckley (music)/Jessica Traynor (words) 
Glaoch – Linda Buckley (music)/Doireann Ní Ghríofa (words)
The Colour Green – Robert Coleman (music)/ Mark Boyle (words) 
Verballing – David Coonan (music)/ Dylan Coburn Gray (words) 
Her Name – Alex Dowling (music)/ Mark O’Halloran (words)
Through and Through – Peter Fahey (music)/ Trad., adapted Peter Fahey (words) 
At a Loss – Michael Gallen (music & words) 
Erthe Upon Erthe – Andrew Hamilton (music)/ Anon. medieval English (words) 
Dichotomies of Lockdown – Jenn Kirby (music & words) 
The Patient Woman – Conor Linehan (music)/ Louis Lovett (words) 
A message for Marty (or The Ring) – Conor Mitchell (music & words) 
La Corbière – Gráinne Mulvey (music)/Anne Le Marquand Hartigan (words) 
The Wait – Emma O’Halloran (music)/Mark O’Halloran (words) 
Close  – Hannah Peel (music)/Stella Feehily (words)
Touch  – Karen Power (music)/Ione (words)
The Gift – Evangelia Rigaki (music)/Marina Carr (words) 
Dust – Benedict Schlepper-Connolly (music & words)
Libris Solar – Jennifer Walshe (music & words) 
19.12.20 – Met Stars Live in Concert: Angel Blue in New York City, Metropolitan Opera Online

Rock and Pop
14.12.20 – Happy Holiday: Christmas with Andy Williams - Presented by The Everyman Christmas Songbook, The Everyman Online
15.12.20 – Social Connections: N.C. Lawlor, The Grand Social Online
15.12.20 – Toshín, Whelan’s Streamed Christmas
16.12.20 – Social Connections: Jem Mitchel, The Grand Social Online
17.12.20 – CMAT’s Very Nice Christmas, Online
17.12.20 – The 4 of Us with special guest Peter O’Toole, The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre Online
17.12.20 – Katie Melua, Rivoli Ballroom Online
18.12.20 – The Riptide Movement, Whelan’s Streamed Christmas
18.12.20 – Hot House Flowers, Whelan’s Streamed Christmas
20.12.20 – Brian Deady, Whelan’s Streamed Christmas
20.12.20 – Rufus, Martha & Lucy’s A Not So Silent Night ‘Virtually Together’, NCH Online

15.12.20 – Music Network presents: Choosing Your Platform with David Taylor, Music Network
16.12.20 – Music Network presents: Extending your Practice Online with Liz Doherty, Xenia Pestova Bennett and Gwendolyn Masin, Music Network

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Published on 14 December 2020

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