On the occasion of its 40 anniversary, we are thrilled to announce an ambitious programme of concerts as part of its new season titled “Refractions”, celebrating the resumption of concert life. 

Refractions refers to the scientific phenomena of light and sound passing from one medium to another, a fitting title for a programme which brings the wonder of live music back to audiences, representing a shift towards the light of hope after a period of darkness.

Offering a stimulating mix of performances and events, ‘Refractions’, comprises over 30 concerts to be staged from September to December offering audiences a variety of events online and in-venue, appealing to all musical tastes. 

Tickets on general sale Friday 10th September, 10am

Classical Music Series:  Raise Our Voices with Tara Erraught; Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos with the Irish Baroque Orchestra; Irish Chamber Orchestra perform Mozart and Strauss; Music from the Four Corners of the Earth with Chamber Choir Ireland and Camerata Ireland with Barry Douglas.

Chamber Music Series: Ficino Quartet, Contempo Quartet, Lir Quartet, Navarra Quartet, Gealán Quartet and more.

Tradition Now: featuring Iarla Ó Lionaird & Steve Cooney, sean nós singer Thomas McCarthy, Andy Irvine’s Woody Guthrie Project, champion sean nós dancer Edwina Guckian, Liam O’Flynn Award winner Jack Talty and more.
Prism: Grammy award winner Rhiannon Giddens curates and hosts two evenings exploring her musical and cultural insights with Francesco Turrisi and more.

Utopia: Una Mullally and Conner Habib curate immersive experiences harnessing artists’ Utopian visions and aspirations in a brand new weekend of events featuring Gemma Doherty (Saint Sister), Andrea Horan, Daoirí Farrell, Izumi Kimura and more.

Treaty: Songs - Concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty featuring Lisa O’Neill, Gemma Dunleavy, John Spillane, Karan Casey, Maija Sofia, Duke Special, special guest Christy Moore and more. 

Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports & Media