Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (16–22 October 2023)

The City of Derry International Choir Festival takes place this week from Wednesday to Sunday.

Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (16–22 October 2023)

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

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16.10.23 – Cantóirí Open Rehearsal, Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin 6, D06 N5P0
18.10.23–22.10.23 – City of Derry International Choir Festival – 10th Anniversary, Derry
18.10.23 – The Verdi Requiem @ City of Derry International Choir Festival, The Millennium Forum
19.10.23 – Derry Girls Big Sing @ City of Derry International Choir Festival, Guildhall Square
20.10.23 – The Sixteen @ City of Derry International Choir Festival, The Guildhall
21.10.23 – International Competition @ City of Derry International Choir Festival, The Guildhall
22.10.23 – Closing Gala @ City of Derry International Choir Festival, The Millennium Forum

18.10.23 – Isabelle O’Connell, piano, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
18.10.23 – Marmen Quartet in Castlebar, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
19.10.23 – Marmen Quartet in Cork, Curtis Auditorium, MTU Cork School of Music
19.10.23 – Ellen Jansson & Miriam Kaczor, Large Room, City Hall, Waterford
19.10.23 – Sonoro Quartet, Large Room, City Hall, Waterford
20.10.23 – Marmen Quartet in Kilkenny, The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
20.10.23 – Irish Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3, University Concert Hall Limerick
20.10.23 – Irish Chamber Orchestra and Spanish Pianist Javier Perianes, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
20.10.23 – Frank McNamara: Chopin by Candlelight, All Saints Mullingar
21.10.23 – Marmen Quartet in Castlepollard, Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard, Westmeath
21.10.23 – Miriam Kaczor (flute) & Sergio Bucheli (lute), Farmleigh House & Estate
21.10.23 – Irish Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
21.10.23 – Frank McNamara: Chopin by Candlelight, St Johns Church of Ireland Kilkenny
22.10.23 – Isabelle O’Connell, piano, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
22.10.23 – Yue Tang and Fergal Caulfield - cello and piano, St Ann’s Church Dawson Street
22.10.23 – Marmen Quartet in Dublin, Kevin Barry Recital Room, National Concert Hall
22.10.23 – Anton Jablokov with Stefano Moccetti & Special Guest Vladimir Jablokov, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis
22.10.23 – NCH Chamber Music Series: Marmen Quartet, Kevin Barry Recital Room National Concert Hall
22.10.23 – Cork2020sHaydnSymphoniesSeries 3/iv, Curtis Auditorium, MTU Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork

16.10.23 – School of Wild Listening: Listening Group with Karen Power, Unit 44
16.10.23 – Dustin O’Halloran at Liberty Hall Theatre, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
20.10.23 – The Waters Of Silence, Sirius Arts Centre Cobh Co. Cork
22.10.23 – SJ McArdle & Trevor Hutchinson in concert., The Cherrytree

19.10.23 – Michael English, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis

Early Music
22.10.23 – Spirit of Gambo, St Brendan’s Church, Bantry

18.10.23 – Film Club - EO, The Source Arts Centre Thurles Co.Tipperary

Folk and Traditional
17.10.23 – Irish World Academy - Lunchtime Performance Series – Traditional Music and Song from West Limerick, Irish World Academy, Theatre 2
17.10.23 – Harpers in the Honan - Laoise Kelly & Alannah Thornburgh (UCC TradSoc & Harp Ireland), Honan Chapel, UCC, Cork
17.10.23 – The Bob Dylan Roadshow, The Civic, Tallaght
18.10.23 – An Evening with Miscellany Of Folk, Katty Barry’s Bar
19.10.23 – The Grace Smith Trio, Live to your Living Room (Online)
19.10.23 – Notes & Narratives – Rónán Galvin: ‘The Tom Munnelly Collection: His First Year 1971–1972’, Na Píobairí Uilleann, Dublin
19.10.23 – Niall McCabe, Bangor Castle Walled Garden
20.10.23 – Oíche Gliogar - Trá Pháidín, The Brigideens, Colm Seoighe & na hEasógaí, Seanscoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Conamara
20.10.23 – Further Down The Line, Seamie O’Dowd - Album Launch, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
20.10.23 – Seamie O’Dowd: Further Down the Line, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
20.10.23 – Lá na Cruite 2023 | Harp Day Celebration: Double Bill: Michael Rooney and June McCormack & Dordán, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis
21.10.23 – Lá Na Cruite | Harp Day 2023, Nationwide and International
21.10.23 – TradTalk 2023, Stiúideo Cuan, An Spidéal, Galway
21.10.23 – Niall McCabe, The King’s Head, Galway
21.10.23 – Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble, Royal Theatre Castlebar
21.10.23 – Anton Jablokov with Stefano Moccetti and Special Guest Vladimir Jablokov, Triskel Arts Centre
21.10.23 – Brigid O’Neill Trio., The Cherrytree
22.10.23 – Shaskeen in Concert, St. John’s Theatre and Arts Centre, Listowel
22.10.23 – Niall McCabe Live @ Whelan’s, Dublin, Whelan’s Dublin
22.10.23 – Aonghus McAnally: Celebrating Christie Hennessy, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

Jazz and Improvised
18.10.23 – Emilie Conway’s: Une Soirée Folle- The Roaring 2020’s (presented by Irish Women in Jazz), Arthurs Blues n’ Jazz Club
19.10.23 – Michelle Daly at Arthur’s, Arthurs Blues n’ Jazz Club
21.10.23 – Conor Guilfoyle Octet - The Music of Gerry Mulligan, Whale Theatre Greystones
22.10.23 – Emily Jane (presented by Irish Women in Jazz), The Workmans Club

Musical Theatre
17.10.23 – Humans: A Robot Musical! (Primary Schools Performance), Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
20.10.23 – Oliver Cromwell is Really Sorry by Xnthony, Axis, Ballymun

19.10.23 – La Voix Humaine: A Salon Series Event, The MAC, Belfast
21.10.23 – Hansel & Gretel, National Concert Hall

Rock and Pop
16.10.23 – Arctic Monkeys, The SSE Arena, Belfast
17.10.23 – Arctic Monkeys, 3Arena, Dublin
18.10.23 – Red Hurley and Friends 2023, The Civic Tallaght
19.10.23 – Arctic Monkeys, 3Arena, Dublin
19.10.23 – PIAF to POP – Christine Bovill, The Everyman, Cork
19.10.23 – Red Hurley and Friends, Draíocht, Blanchardstown
19.10.23 – Josh Ritter ‘Hello Starling’ 20th Anniversary Tour, Leisureland Galway
20.10.23 – Picture ThisSSE Arena, Belfast
20.10.23 – The 4 of Us, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
20.10.23 – Hothouse Flowers, Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre
21.10.23 – Brian Brody & The Ghost Ensemble, Wexford Arts Centre
21.10.23 – An Evening with Kristin Hersh, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
21.10.23 – Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert, Draíocht, Blanchardstown
22.10.23 – Thunderclap Murphy, The Wild Duck, Dublin 2
22.10.23 – Mick Flannery, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

Open Mic
19.10.23 – Cosmic Jam Open MicAccidental Theatre, Belfast

England, Scotland and Wales

19.10.23 – English Folk Expo 2023, Manchester’s Northern Quarter
19.10.23 – The London Lasses - 25th Anniversary Concert at Liverpool Irish Festival, Liverpool Irish Centre
20.10.23 – The London Lasses - 25th Anniversary Concert, Bradford Playhouse

Upcoming Festivals 

12 Oct–5 Nov: Belfast International Arts Festival 
13–22 Oct: Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Galway
13–22 Oct: Bloomsbury Festival, London
13–28 Oct: Oxford Lieder: Oxford International Song Festival, Oxford
18–22 Oct: City of Derry International Choir Festival 
18–22 Oct: Amsterdam Dance Event, Amsterdam
19–22 Oct: 
English Folk Expo, Manchester’s Northern Quarter
20–21 Oct: Big Bang Festival, Lisbon
20–22 Oct: London Guitar Festival
20 Oct–5 Nov: Wexford Spiegeltent Festival
21 Oct: Lá na Cruite / Harp Day 
22 Oct: Italian Fusion Festival, Dublin 
24–29 Oct: Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford
24 Oct–5 Nov: Wexford Festival Opera

See a full list of upcoming festivals here.


Upcoming Job and Funding Deadlines  

18 October
Jack Harte Bursary 2024
Irish Writers Centre

18 October
Lacuna Bursary 2024: Writer-in-Residence at Tyrone Guthrie Centre
Irish Writers Centre

19 October
Delegate Programme – Register Now
English Folk Expo

19 October
New Dance Company – Call for Proposals
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

20 October
Production Arts Pathway Assistant / (Stage Management)
Guildhall School of Music & Drama

20 October
Arts Development Officer – Visual Arts
Arts Council of Northern Ireland

20 October
Verification & Records Officer
Arts Council of Northern Ireland

20 October
Development Officer
Irish Baroque Orchestra

22 October
Survey: Better pay and conditions for artists and creative producers
Réalta Centre for Arts + Health

22 October
Marketing Assistant
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

22 October
Tutti 1st Violin
The Ulster Orchestra

23 October
Head of Fundraising
NMC Recordings

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.

Subscribe to our newsletter here.

Published on 16 October 2023

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