Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (2–7 May 2023)

Niall Vallely, Liz Knowles and Niwel Tsumbu perform this week in Stradbally, Cork and Baltimore.

Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (2–7 May 2023)

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

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5.5.23 – Rory Gallagher tribute - Crest of a Wave, The Hot Spot Music Club, Greystones

7.5.23 – Messiah in Killarney, Saint Mary’s Cathedral Killarney

3.5.23 – Kaleidoscope Night Live at Bello Bar, Bello Bar
4.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents Massenet: Werther, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis
5.5.23 – Genie Ensemble in Concert, St Columba Church Ennis
5.5.23 – Ludovico Einaudi, 3Arena, Dublin
6.5.23 – Erik Satie’s ‘Vexations’, The Playhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Derry
 – Dawn Chorus 2023RTÉ Radio 1 / RTÉ Lyric FM
7.5.23 – Guitariam : Guitar Plus in Concert, Curtis Auditorium, MTU Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork
7.5.23 – International Concert Series 2023: Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin With Christina Landshamer, Soprano 1765!, National Concert Hall

3.5.23 – Beside the Sea - a staged work of music theatre for violinist & soundtrack, National Concert Hall
4.5.23 – Deirdre O’Leary and Alex Petcu, The Source Arts Centre
4.5.23 – Beside the Sea - a staged work of music theatre for violinist & soundtrack, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
5.5.23 – Eiriú Dance Company Presents ‘The House of Bernardó Alba’, Town Hall Theatre Galway
6.5.23 – Congregation by Ray Lee, Various
6.5.23 – SAL & David Hope, The Whale Theatre Greystones
6.5.23 – Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson (Cuba), The Upfront Gallery
6.5.23 – Eiriú Dance Company Presents ‘The House of Bernardó Alba’, Town Hall Theatre Galway
7.5.23 – Petcu O’Leary Duo, Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane

5.5.23 – Declan Nerney in concert with John Hogan and Owen Mac, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
 – Cash Returns, The Civic, Tallaght

Folk and Traditional
2.5.23 – Lankum, Petit Bain, Paris
3.5.23 – Liz Knowles, Niwel Tsumbu & Niall Vallely, St. John Theatre, Listowel
4.5.23 – Music at the Malthouse 2023, The Malthouse, Stradbally, Co. Laois
4.5.23 – Dani Larkin - Walking With Natives, Monroe’s, Galway
4.5.23 – Baltimore Fiddle Fair 2023, Baltimore Fiddle Fair
4.5.23 – Aidan O’Rourke and Brìghde Chaimbeul, Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore
5.5.23–7.5.23: Féile Joe ÉinniúCarna, Co. Galway
 – Dani Larkin - Walking With Natives Tour, Dolans, Limerick
5.5.23 – Liz Knowles, Niwel Tsumbu & Niall Vallely, Triskel Art Centre
5.5.23 – The Máirtín O’Connor Band (with Cathal Hayden and Séamie O’Dowd), The Belltable
5.5.23 – Blind Stitch, The Duncairn, Belfast
5.5.23 – My Father’s Kind: Dermot Bolger, Danny Diamond, Macdara Yeates & Sile Friel, The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul
5.5.23 – Duo Ruut and The Foghorn Stringband, Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore
6.5.23 – Aoife and Deirdre Granville, Saint Matthew’s Church
6.5.23 – Traditional Singing Workshop, Mullaghbane, Bluebell Lane Glamping
6.5.23 – Northern Nights: Tionól and Tallari, Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore
6.5.23 – Music Generation Clare presents The Irish Concertina Orchestra, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis
6.5.23 – Dani Larkin - Walking With Natives Tour, Levis’ Bar, Ballydehob
6.5.23 – Jimmy Crowley, Eve Telford & Friends: A Night of Song and Story, Triskel Arts Centre
6.5.23 – Pauline Scanlon & Barry Kerr, Áras Chrónáin, Ionad Cultúir, Irish Cultural Centre
6.5.23 – Liz Knowles, Niwel Tsumbu & Niall Vallely and Blazin’ Fiddles, Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore
7.5.23 – Sammy Lind and Johnny B. Connolly, Saint Matthew’s Church
7.5.23 – Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves and Ye Vagabonds, Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore
7.5.23 – The Máirtín O’Connor Band, Belltable, Limerick
7.5.23 – Seán Keane, The Everyman, Cork
7.5.23 – Enkel and Lúnasa, Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore

Jazz and Improvised
3.5.23 – Ant Law - Newpark Academy of Music - International Masterclass Series, Newpark Music Centre, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
3.5.23 – Irish Women in Jazz Podcast LIVE Presents Lulu’s Swing Band, Arthurs Blues n’ Jazz Club

2.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents: Werther (nationwide tour), An Táin, Dundalk
4.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents: Werther (nationwide tour), Glór, Ennis
6.5.23 – Bella Musica Opera Evening with Soloists & The Rock Me Amadeus Choir, Dublin Unitarian Church
6.5.23 – Irish National Opera presents: Werther (nationwide tour), The Everyman, Cork

Rock and Pop
3.5.23 – David Keenan, The Social, Gaoth Dobhair
4.5.23 – New Wave Connection - Martin Stephenson & John Perry Live at Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Castle
4.5.23 – David Keenan, Róisín Dubh, Galway
4.5.23 – Other Voices presents: Anam – Songs for Hearts & Minds with Nell Mescal, Kingfishr and Ezra WilliamsOther Voices Online
 – Hello Again: The Neil Diamond Songbook, National Opera House, Wexford
5.5.23 – Ailbhe Reddy, Whelan’s, Dublin
5.5.23 – David Keenan, Dolans, Limerick
6.5.23 – David Keenan, Cyprus Avenue, Cork
6.5.23 – Van Morrison’s Songbook, The Hot Spot Music Club, Greystones
6.5.23 – Gemma Hayes, The Source Arts Centre, Thurles
6.5.23 – The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh, Draíocht, Blanchardstown
6.5.23 – Rebecca O’Connor “Simply the Best” as Tina Turner, National Opera House, Wexford
6.5.23 – Ailbhe Reddy, Whelan’s, Dublin
7.5.23 – David Keenan, Gleneagle INEC Arena, Killarney
7.5.23 – Duran Duran, 3 Arena, Dublin


England and Scotland

4.5.23 – Lankum, Barbican Centre, London
4.5.23 – BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and National Youth Choir of Scotland: Star Wars – An Orchestral Saga, Glasgow City Halls
4.5.23 – Manchester Collective: Rosewood, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
5.5.23 – Atmospheres Festival, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
5.5.23 – Tom Waters: 15 Years of Saxophone, Cadogan Hall, London
7.5.23 – On Wenlock Edge, Conway Hall

3.5.23 – Premier Marimbist Mika Stoltzman Performs 11th Carnegie Hall Concert, Carnegie Hall, New York
6.5.23 – Envisioning Bach’s St. John Passion with The Dessoff Choirs, Mother AME Zion Church

Upcoming Festivals 

27 April–7 May: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast
28 April–6 May: Galway Theatre Festival
1–31 May: Bealtaine, across Ireland
2–7 May: GAIA Musikfestival, Thun and Berne, Switzerland
3–6 May: Arts and Minds Festival, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare
4–7 May: Fiddle Fair, Baltimore, Cork
5–7 May: Long Play, Brooklyn, New York
5–7 May: Féile Joe ÉinniúCarna, Co. Galway 
7–14 May: Kronberg Academy: Chamber Music Connects the World, Kronberg, Germany

See a full list of upcoming festivals here.


Upcoming Job and Funding Deadlines

 4 May
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

4 May
Head of Spatial Planning
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

4 May
Head of Programme Management Office (PMO)
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

4 May
Communications Executive

5 May
Call for Expressions of Interest for Panellists
Culture Ireland

5 May
Assistant Manager, Development
Contemporary Art Society

7 May
Senior Academic Administrator
BIMM London

8 May
Dumbworld seeks Senior Producer
The Cresent Arts Centre

8 May
Artists’ Digital Production & Collection Manager
Photo Museum Ireland


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 2 May 2023

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