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01 Mar 2024

The National Concert Hall celebrates the best of Irish traditional and classical music for St. Patrick's Week

•    Drawing from the Well: Tommie Potts, presented by the National Concert Hall (NCH) and Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA), Thurs. 14th March 8pm •    Kilfenora Ceílí Band and guest Singers and Dancers, Sat. 16th March 8pm  •    National Symphony Orchestra: St. Patrick’s Day - The Music of Shaun Davey, Sun. 17th March 7.30pm •    NCH Tickets:  Tel: 01- 4170000

Media Release 1 March 2024

For St. Patrick’s weekend the National Concert Hall presents a variety of concerts celebrating the best in classical and traditional Irish music. 

The celebrations begin Thursday 14th of March 8pm when the NCH and Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) present the popular ‘Drawing from the Well’ Series' which pays tribute to Dublin fiddler Tommie Potts. The evening sees a stellar line up of traditional musicians who will speak to the influence and legacy of  Dublin fiddle player Tommie Potts through performance, dance and spoken word. Artists include: Aoife Ní Bhriain, fiddle; Noel Hill, concertina; Sharon Carty, mezzo-soprano; Ryan Molloy, piano; Sorcha Costello, fiddle;  Liam O’Connor, fiddle; Sibéal Davitt, dancer;  Ronan Brown, Uilleann pipes;  Ellen Potts, fiddle;  Seán Ó Broin, flute;  Seán Potts, Uilleann pipes;  Paul McGrattan, flute;  Cuthbert Tura Arutura, dancer;  Paula Meehan, poet;  Dónal Fallon, spoken word;  Fiachna Ó Mongáin, accordion and more. 

On Saturday 16th of March one of the most celebrated and reputable ceílí bands in Ireland, the Kilfenora Ceílí Band, take to the NCH stage for an evening of high energy jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas and slides together with guest dancers Amy Maher, Brian Culligan and Stephen McGuinness and singers Don Stiffe and Fiona Ryan. Popular with Irish and international audiences the evening offers a unique opportunity to experience the best in Irish ceilí music by one of the most recognised and renowned ceilí bands in Ireland with guests at the home of music in Ireland. 

On St. Patrick’s evening, Sunday 17th March at 7.30pm, the National Symphony Orchestra presents The Music of Shaun Davey to include an NSO Commission and world premiere of Davey’s St. Patrick’s Overture, alongside the iconic Granuaile and The Brendan Voyage for orchestra and guests. Performing with the orchestra will be Peadar Davey and Rita Connolly, vocals; Mark Redmond, Uilleann pipes; and Tríona Marshall, harp all under the baton of conductor David Brophy. 

NCH & ITMA Drawing from the Well: Tommie Potts

Kilfenora Ceili Band and Guests

National Symphony Orchestra presents The Music of Shaun Davey 

For a list of all events taking place NCH over the coming months see

NCH What’s on Guide for March April 2024


Media Queries: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall (087-1775334) or Roisin Dwyer, PR & Publications Executive, National Concert Hall (085-7129628). Assumpta Lawless, Marketing & Communications Manager, National Symphony Orchestra . Aisling McCarthy, Marketing Executive, National Symphony Orchestra. E-mail:


The National Concert Hall (NCH) has an ambition to be one of the world’s great centres for music, a centre which will be a symbol of national pride for Irish people everywhere. But above all, a centre for music which will enable the NCH to best deliver on its statutory remit for music, the arts, for culture and for our nation. Based in the heart of Dublin City Centre, the NCH is Ireland's National Cultural Institution for music hosting in excess of 1,000 events each year pre-pandemic. World-class music and entertainment for all ages is at the heart of its offering, enriching people's lives through music and the magic of live performance. It is the proud home to the National Symphony Orchestra, who perform their annual season of symphonic and classical music alongside more popular and lunchtime concerts throughout the year.  The NCH is also host to a number of Ireland's music development bodies including: Music Network, Music Generation and NCH associate ensembles, Chamber Choir Ireland, Irish Baroque Orchestra and Crash Ensemble, who together with the National Symphony Orchestra secures the National Concert Hall's position as a national centre for the performance, appreciation and enjoyment of music in Ireland.