Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (18–24 December 2023)

Silverbacks perform at the Workman’s Club on 22 December, with support from Junk Drawer.

Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (18–24 December 2023)

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

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21.12.23 – Messiah, St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin

19.12.23 – A Classical Christmas with Newry Chamber Music, Warrenpoint Town Hall
19.12.23 – A Christmas Gloria, St John’s Smith Square
20.12.23 – Music for Christmas, Church of the Immaculate Conception Blarney
21.12.23 – Strings at Christmas by Candlelight (6.30pm), The Mall Theatre
21.12.23 – Strings at Christmas by Candlelight (8.30pm), The Mall Theatre
22.12.23 – NSO: Christmas Gala with Claudia Boyle, National Concert Hall
23.12.23 – NSO: Christmas Gala with Claudia Boyle, National Concert Hall

22.12.23 – A Very Dublin Modular Panto, The Complex

18.12.23 – Dublin Concert Orchestra: Christmas at the Movies (3pm), National Concert Hall
18.12.23 – Dublin Concert Orchestra: Christmas at the Movies (8pm), National Concert Hall
19.12.23 – Dublin Concert Orchestra: Candlelit Carols (3pm), National Concert Hall
19.12.23 – Dublin Concert Orchestra: Candlelit Carols (8pm), National Concert Hall

Folk and Traditional
19.12.23 – Damien Dempsey, Vicar Street
19.12.23 – Janice Burns & Jon Doran: Winter Folksong, Live to your Living Room (Online)
20.12.23 – The Mary Wallopers, Leisureland, Galway
20.12.23 – Damien Dempsey, Vicar Street
20.12.23 – Martin Green: Lighting the Dark, Live to your Living Room (Online)
21.12.23 – The Mary Wallopers, Langton’s Ballroom, Kilkenny
21.12.23 – Ispíní na hÉireann - Headline Dublin Show, The Academy
21.12.23 – Joshua Burnside, Dockers Club, Belfast
22.12.23 – Damien Dempsey, Vicar Street
22.12.23 – Joshua Burnside, Dockers Club, Belfast
22.12.23 – The Mary Wallopers, Live At The Big Top, Limerick
22.12.23 – Lankum, Leisureland, Galway
22.12.23 – Jim Causley + support from The Bristol Folk Singers, Live to your Living Room
23.12.23 – Damien Dempsey, Vicar Street
23.12.23 – The Mary Wallopers, Cork City Hall

Hip Hop
21.12.23 – Kneecap, Ulster Hall, Belfast

Jazz and Improvised
20.12.23 – Tadhg’s Ultimate Christmas Extravaganza, The Sugar Club Dublin
20.12.23 – Irish Women in Jazz Presents Jennifer McMahon, Arthurs Blues n’ Jazz Club
21.12.23 – Antoni O’Breskey – Irish Meet the Blues, Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Club

Musical Theatre
22.12.23 – An Evening of Christmas Favourites with Juliette Crosbie, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

Rock and Pop
19.12.23 – Cat Dowling, The Workman’s Club
19.12.23 – Hozier, 3Arena, Dublin
19.12.23 – The Last Dinner Party, The Workman’s Club
20.12.23 – ABBA Forever – The Christmas Show, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
20.12.23 – Hozier, 3Arena, Dublin
21.12.23 – The Jerseys Live, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
21.12.23 – THUMPER, The Button Factory
22.12.23 – Hozier, 3Arena, Dublin
22.12.23 – Pierce Turner - Live at The Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford Arts Centre
22.12.23 – Silverbacks, The Workman’s Club
23.12.23 – Meryl Streek, The Workman’s Club
23.12.23 – Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Opium Dublin
23.12.23 – Seskin Lane: Christmas Concert, The Source Arts Centre Thurles Co.Tipperary


England, Scotland and Wales

19.12.23 – Gavin Bryars at 80, Barbican Hall, London
 – Christmas Concert with John Rutter, Bath Abbey
 – Janice Burns & Jon Doran: Winter Folksong, Graylingwell Chapel, Chichester
24.12.23 – Perry Hall Folk Music Night, featuring Linda Baer, Perry Hall United Methodist Church

Upcoming Festivals 

27–31 Dec: Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, Donegal 
5–14 Jan: First Fortnight, Ireland
6–28 Jan: Out to Lunch, Belfast
12–16 Jan: APAP, New York 

See a full list of upcoming festivals here.


Upcoming Job and Funding Deadlines  

19 December
Project Manager: Communications, Membership & Events
Theatre Forum

19 December
Exhibitions Curatorial Fellowship

20 December
Cover Musicians
Sistema Scotland / Big Noise

20 December
Léirithe Spéise á lorg do Bhord TG4 / Expressions of Interest Sought for TG4 Board

20 December
Music Development Officer with Music Generation dlr
Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board

20 December
Festival Manager
West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival

21 December
Cork Education and Training Board Invitation to Tender: Research Report, Music Generation Cork County
Cork Education and Training Board

31 December
Pipeline Investment Fund
Music Venue Trust

31 December
Managing Director
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

31 December
Section Principal Double Bass
Opera North

31 December
Showcases / Seóthaispeántais Funding
Culture Ireland

31 December
See Here / Féach Anseo Funding
Culture Ireland

31 December
Siamsa Tíre: apply to perform
Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

31 December
Bursaries for Freelancers
Safe to Create

31 December
Record and Release
Help Musicians UK

31 December
Ivors Academy Youth Network
The Ivors Academy

31 December
Curator of Exhibitions & Events (Maternity Cover)

31 December
Conductor & Musical Director
Portsmouth Philharmonic 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 18 December 2023

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