Concerts & Festivals (5–11 December 2022)

Patrick Kabongo and Kelli-Ann Masterson in Irish National Opera’s ‘Don Pasquale’, which continues its national tour this week in Dundalk, Kilkenny and Dún Laoghaire.

Concerts & Festivals (5–11 December 2022)

This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.

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11.12.22 – Blues Jam SessionThe Hot Spot Greystones

Children and Young People
9.12.22  ​Beauty and the Beast Jr, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
10.12.22 – ​Beauty and the Beast Jr, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

8.12.22  Goethe Choir presents Rejoice! A Musical Christmas CelebrationMain Stage National Concert Hall
9.12.22  A Festival of Carols with John Rutter,  Ely Cathedral
9.12.22  Vox Orbis & Emma Johnson, clarinet, Galway Cathedral
11.12.22  Dun Laoghaire Choral Society presents Messiah for All!,  Church of Ireland, Monkstown, County Dublin
11.12.22  Christmas Joy, St. Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin 2
11.12.22  Maynooth University Chamber Choir - Balbriggan, St. Peter & Paul’s Church, Balbriggan
11.12.22  Handel’s Messiah - Kells 2022, St. Columba’s Church of Ireland
11.12.22  Northern Lights, Pepper Canister Church, Dublin

6.12.22 – Lunchtime with ConTempo: Into The Light, St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway
6.12.22  John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration, Royal Albert Hall
7.12.22  Cork Tenor Gavan Ring and pianist Gary Beecher, Curtis Auditorium MTU Cork School of Music
7.12.22  Ficino Quartet in Mullingar, Mullingar Arts Centre
8.12.22  Ficino Quartet in Ballina, Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo
9.12.22  Handel’s Messiah, St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork
9.12.22  A Ceremony of Carols: Pembroke College & Anna Lapwood, Kings Place, London
9.12.22 – Ficino Quartet in Birr, Birr Arts Centre
10.12.22  Dessoff Choirs Presents Welcome Yule: Mother and Child, Church of St. Paul the Apostle
10.12.22  Ficino Quartet in Cork, Triskel Christchurch, Cork
10.12.22  Handel’s Messiah, St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork
10.12.22  Melrose Quartet: A Bright New Year, Kings Place, London
10.12.22  Viennese Christmas Spectacular, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
11.12.22  Ficino Quartet in Dublin, Kevin Barry Recital Room, National Concert Hall
11.12.22  Gaudete-A Concert of Christmas Music, Church of the Immaculate Conception Blarney
11.12.22  Berkeley Ensemble & Simon Callaghan, Conway Hall
11.12.22  ConTempo Countywide: Ballygar, Co Galway, The Courthouse, Ballygar, Co Galway
12.12.22  Professional Development Training: Developing Essential Skills – Free Online Workshops with Tasmin Little, Eibhlín Gleeson and John Ramster, Music Network Online

7.12.22  Kaleidoscope Night Live at Bello Bar, Bello Bar
11.12.22  Mixed Circuits by David Bremner - album launch, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

9.12.22  A Christmas Country with the Stars, Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre

Folk and Traditional
6.12.22  Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman (Irish Harp & Guitar) Celtic Christmas Strings concert, Dartford Folk Club
6.12.22  Session with the Pipers - Na Píobairí Uilleann, The Cobblestone Pub, Dublin
7.12.22  Frankie Gavin and Catherine McHugh, Kenny’s Bar, Lahinch
8.12.22  Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman (Irish Harp & Guitar) Celtic Christmas Strings concert,  Gleaston Village Hall Ulverston
8.12.22  West Ocean String Quartet, Rosemary Street Church, Belfast
9.12.22  Kate Rusby at Christmas in Bath, Bath Forum
9.12.22  Inni-K Gather Round at The Space Between, The Space Between, Dublin 2
9.12.22 – Clannad – The Dublin Farewell Show, 3Arena Dublin
9.12.22  Pádraig Rynne and Tara Breen, The Dock Carrick-on-Shannon
9.12.22  Victoria Keating & Declan Sinnott, The Hot Spot Music Club, Greystones
10.12.22  Breith: (Birth) A Clare Celebration of Irish Independence, Glór, Ennis
10.12.22  Kate Rusby at Christmas in Birmingham Matinee and Evening Shows, Birmingham town hall
10.12.22  Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman (Irish Harp & Guitar) Celtic Christmas Strings concert, The Gather
10.12.22  South! Always South, Aula Maxima, Maynooth University
10.12.22  Breith - A Clare Celebration of Irish Independence, Glór
10.12.22  Breanndán Begley & Laoise Kelly, The All Time Club @ The Clock Tavern
10.12.22  Greenshine in Concert, in Dublin, The Cobblestone Pub, Dublin
11.12.22  Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman (Irish Harp & Guitar) Celtic Christmas Strings concert, Kirksanton Village Hall
11.12.22  Kate Rusby at Christmas in Liverpool, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
11.12.22  Paddy Dennehy, Whelans
11.12.22  Frankie Gavin and Catherine McHugh, The Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone

Jazz and Improvised
6.12.22  RTÉ Concert Orchestra Christmas Big Band, The National Concert Hall
10.12.22  Carole Nelson Trio, The Portico of Ards

6.12.22  Irish National Opera presents: Don PasqualeAn Táin, Dundalk
8.12.22  Irish National Opera presents: Don PasqualeWatergate Theatre, Kilkenny
10.12.22  The Met: Live in HD presents The HoursIrish Cinemas Nationwide
10.12.22  Irish National Opera presents: Don Pasquale, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
11.12.22  Irish National Opera presents: Don Pasquale, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

Rock and Pop
5.12.22  Fontaines D.C., Live At The Big Top, Limerick
7.12.22  Kehlani3Olympia Theatre
9.12.22  Gilla BandThe National Stadium, Dublin
11.12.22  Villagers (Acoustic)The Everyman, Cork

12.12.22 – Developing Essential Skills with Tasmin Little - Professional Development Training: Developing Essential SkillsOnline
13.12.22 – Developing Essential Skills with Eibhlín Gleeson - Professional Development Training: Developing Essential SkillsOnline
14.12.22 – Developing Essential Skills with John Ramster - Professional Development Training: Developing Essential SkillsOnline


Upcoming Festivals 

27 Dec–1 Jan: Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, Donegal

See a full list of upcoming festivals here.


Upcoming Job and Funding Deadlines

6 December
Visual Arts Project Management Services for the Hugh Lane Gallery
Dublin City Council

6 December
Music Stage, Logistics & Instrument Manager
Guildhall School of Music & Drama

6 December
Head of Audiences & Development (Maternity Cover)

7 December
Ensemble Manager - Choral Scholars of University College Dublin
University College Dublin (UCD)

7 December
Provision of coordination and development services for the delivery of Cruinniú na nÓg 2023
The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

7 December
Ensemble Manager – UCD Choral Scholars
University College Dublin

8 December
Co-funding Award 2022 for Creative Europe Co-operation Projects and European Platforms
The Arts Council

9 December
Volunteer Co-ordinator
Fighting Words NI

9 December
Entries invited for the 2023 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition
Cork Choral International Festival

9 December
Composer Lab 2023
Contemporary Music Centre / National Symphony Orchestra / RTÉ lyric fm

11 December
Creative Programmes Co-ordinator
English National Ballet

12 December
Lead Administrator – Guildhall Young Artists Taunton
Guildhall School of Music & Drama

12 December
Orchestras and Ensembles Assistant Manager
Royal Northern College of Music

12 December
Arts Officer
Galway City Council

12 December
Professional Development Training: Developing Essential Skills – Free Online Workshops with Tasmin Little, Eibhlín Gleeson and John Ramster
Music Network Online

12 December
Exploring and Thinking Award 2023
Dublin City Council Arts Office

12 December
Tours Manager
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

12 December
Associate Principal Trumpet
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

For all jobs and opportunities see here.

To add a concert to our listings, please see hereTo view concerts by day, visit Upcoming EventsTo advertise your upcoming events with the Journal of Music, see here.

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Published on 5 December 2022

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