Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (4–10 December 2023)

Síle Denvir, Pádraic Keane, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Andrea Palandri perform this week in Dublin, Miltown Malbay and Listowel as part of the ITMA Drawing From the Well Tour.

Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (4–10 December 2023)

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

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Children and Young People
8.12.23 – The Muppet Christmas Carol Movie Pyjama Party, The Source Arts Centre Thurles Co.Tipperary
8.12.23 – A Very WhistleBlast Christmas, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Kildare
9.12.23 – Evolution: presented by Tara Dore School of Dance, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
9.12.23 – The Muppet Christmas Carol Movie Pyjama Party, The Source Arts Centre Thurles Co.Tipperary
10.12.23 – Scroogical – The Panto (Matinee), Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

6.12.23 – Carols at the Museum, Ulster Museum, Belfast
7.12.23 – Dublin Gospel Choir, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
8.12.23 – Break with the Hungry thy Bread Celebrating 300 years 1723-2023, St Ann’s Church Dawson Street
9.12.23 – Harmony @ Large @ Christmas, St. Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin
10.12.23 – Dún Laoghaire Choral Society presents Messiah for All, Church of Ireland Monkstown County Dublin

5.12.23 – Lunchtime with ConTempo - Christmas Concert, St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway
5.12.23 – Carols at the Museum, Ulster Museum, Belfast
5.12.23 – Carmen Presented By Ballet Ireland, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
6.12.23 – Le Foyer des Artistes, Midwinter Gala Concert, St Columb’s Hall, Derry
6.12.23 – Ficino Quartet in Listowel, St John’s Theatre and Arts Centre, Listowel
6.12.23 – Kaleidoscope Night Live at Bello Bar, Bello Bar
7.12.23 – A Classical Christmas with Gavan & Nicola Ring, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
7.12.23 – Ficino Quartet in Union Hall, Myross Church of Ireland, Union Hall
7.12.23 – International Concert Series: The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Paavo Järvi (conductor) and Fabian Müller (piano), National Concert Hall
8.12.23 – John Finucane, Jessie Grimes and Finghin Collins, St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda
8.12.23 – Ficino Quartet in Kilkenny, The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
8.12.23 – Christmas Classics by Candlelight, St Marys Church of Ireland Howth
9.12.23 – Ficino Quartet in Cork, Triskel Christchurch, Cork
9.12.23 – Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert, St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork
9.12.23 – Weihnachtslieder - Christmas Recital with Leanne Fitzgerald (mezzo) and Adam McDonagh (piano), Lutherhaus, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2
9.12.23 – Christmas Classics by Candlelight, Christ Church Gorey
10.12.23 – Spero Quartet x about:blank, dlr LexIcon Studio
10.12.23 – Ficino Quartet in Dublin, Kevin Barry Recital Room National Concert Hall
10.12.23 – Christmas Classics by Candlelight, St John’s Church of Ireland Tralee

6.12.23 – Glasshouse perform Ryuichi Sakamoto, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
6.12.23 – Europe Here & Now: Éric-Maria Couturier, The Studio National Concert Hall

8.12.23 – A Christmas Country with The Stars, Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre
9.12.23 – Adelphi Nights, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk

7.12.23 – Handmade Music, Accidental Theatre, Belfast
7.12.23 – The Cope - Album Launch, The Complex 

Folk and Traditional
4.12.23 – Aisling - Music of Visions - Film Screening and Exhibition launch, Wexford Arts Centre
5.12.23 – Session with the Pipers - Na Píobairí Uilleann, The Cobblestone Pub, Dublin
7.12.23 – The Bella Hardy Christmas Show, Live to your Living Room (Online)
8.12.23 – Drawing from the Well: Síle Denvir, Pádraic Keane, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Andrea PalandriRoyal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin
 – John Francis Flynn, Róisín Dubh, Galway
9.12.23 – Drawing from the Well: Síle Denvir, Pádraic Keane, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Andrea PalandriThe Westbridge, Miltown Malbay
 – Lewis Barfoot – ‘Home’ album tour, Sirius Arts Centre Cobh Co. Cork
9.12.23 – Anthony Toner, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
10.12.23 – John Francis Flynn, Live At St. Luke’s
10.12.23 – Drawing from the Well, St. John’s Theatre and Arts Centre, Listowel
10.12.23 – Lankum, The Irish Centre, Leeds
10.12.23 – Mark Geary Whelan’s Christmas 2023, Upstairs At Whelan’s, Dublin
10.12.23 – Demon Barbers – The Lock in ‘Christmas Carol’, Live to your Living Room (Online)
10.12.23 – Altan, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
10.12.23 – Scoil Samhraidh Willie ClancyTG4

Jazz and Improvised
7.12.23 – Matthew Halpin & Jazzpool NRW, The Cooler at The Complex
9.12.23 – The Paul McIntyre Quartet, Arthur’s Jazz n Blues Club
10.12.23 – No.GmoJazz, McGowans, Harold’s Cross

Musical Theatre
8.12.23 – Mr Christmas, Accidental Theatre, Belfast
9.12.23 – Mr Christmas, Accidental Theatre, Belfast
9.12.23 – Dames, Dolls & Divas with Stella Bass, Whale Theatre Greystones
10.12.23 – Scroogeical – The Panto, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

5.12.23 – Lyric Opera: A Classical Christmas, The Everyman, Cork

Rock and Pop
5.12.23 – Ronan Collins Sings Joe Dolan - Extra Date, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
7.12.23 – ABBA Sensations, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Kildare
7.12.23 – Abba Forever: The Christmas Show, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis
7.12.23 – Ruth Mac & Naoise RooGalway Mechanics Institute
 – Phil Coulter – Four Score and Then…, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
8.12.23 – Abba Forever: The Christmas Show, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis
8.12.23 – David Keenan, Triskel Arts Centre
8.12.23 – The Rob Strong Band LIVE in Navan, The Palace Navan
8.12.23 – Eimear Quinn, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
9.12.23 – Phil Coulter: Four Score and then…, glór, Friar’s Walk, Ennis
 – Sorcha Richardson, Live At St. Luke’s
9.12.23 – Young Hearts Run Free present: Yule (16), Dalymount Park
10.12.23 – Whole Lotta Zepp, 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin


England, Scotland and Wales

6.12.23 – John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration, Royal Albert Hall
7.12.23 – Christmas Concert - Lavenham Church, St Peter & St Paul’s Church
7.12.23 – Lankum, Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
9.12.23 – Lankum, Hangar 34, Liverpool
9.12.23 – Janice Burns & Jon Doran: Winter Folksong, Snells Hall, Oxfordshire
9.12.23 – John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration, Guildford Cathedral

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  

5 December
BBC Writers Open Call

6 December
Communications Officer
Musicians’ Union

7 December
Take Five Talent Development Programme

7 December
Co-funding Award for Creative Europe Cooperation Projects
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

7 December
Principal Viola No.2
The Ulster Orchestra

8 December
Part-time Administrator
Sistema Scotland / Big Noise Torry

8 December
Individual Giving Manager
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

8 December
Academy Manager

8 December
Voice Teacher

8 December
Artist Manager

10 December
Marketing Manager
Opera North

10 December
Digital Marketing Officer
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

11 December
Creative Engagement Manager
Royal Northern College of Music

11 December
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

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 4 December 2023

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