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Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Sat 25 Jun, 8pm

A gifted composer, violinist and multi-instrumentalist, Colm Mac Con Iomaire is a founding member of two well-loved Irish bands: The Frames and Kíla. His music takes in many influences from traditional to classical while having an unmistakeable quality all of its own.

monday night cinema
Happening

Happening

Mon 27 Jun, 3pm & 8pm

★★★★★ Irish Examiner

A harrowing drama drama about an unexpected pregnancy in 1960s France that stares abortion, and the lengths women must go to to access one, squarely in the face.

The Cavalcaders by Billy Roche

The Cavalcaders by Billy Roche

Wed 29 Jun - Sat 2 Jul

Druid’s new production of Billy Roche’s classic memory play from 1993, featuring an all-singing cast led by Druid Ensemble member Garrett Lombard, and directed by his fellow Ensemble member Aaron Monaghan.

monday night cinema
Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza

Mon 4 Jul, 3pm & 8pm

★★★★★ The Irish Times
★★★★★ The Guardian

Writer-Director Paul Thomas Anderson’s ode to the 1970s Californian teenager, Licorice Pizza is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love.

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OF A MIND

OF A MIND

7 - 10 July & 14 - 17 July

A meditative, immersive outdoor experience, informed by the latest in mind-body research, taking you and your headphones on a journey along Dún Laoghaire’s iconic seafront set to a score of local voices, sounds and music.

David O’Doherty

David O’Doherty

Sat 9 Jul, 8pm

July Show

Following two packed shows in March, BBC and Channel 4 comedy star David O’Doherty returns to Pavilion Theatre with his new show Whoa Is Me.

Moving Hearts

Moving Hearts

Thu 4 Aug, 8pm

The legendary Moving Hearts come to Pavilion Theatre for an intimate night of their powerful music. This is an opportunity to see the Hearts in a rare intimate setting not seen since the days in the Baggot Inn.

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright

Wed 10 Aug, 8pm

An intimate performance from the acclaimed Canadian-American songwriter whose role as an artist has always been to embrace her wildness and sketch out her raw depth.  Uncompromisingly herself, Wainwright continues to draw in an audience two decades on.

Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson

Mon 22 Aug, 8pm

& Special Guests Landless

A very special solo set featuring material from Dawson’s celebrated last album 2020 stripped down to its raw guitar-and-voice essence, plus live favourites taken from his back catalogue of albums.

Ichiko Aoba

Ichiko Aoba

Tue 23 Aug, 8pm

& Special Guest Mary Lattimore

This is the second Irish visit from rising Japanese singer and guitarist Ichiko Aoba. Her sound draws together chamber music, contemporary orchestral, jazz, folk and impressionistic classical music;  it is a sonic voyage through the East China Sea.

Cassandra Jenkins

Cassandra Jenkins

Wed 24 Aug, 8pm

Native New Yorker Cassandra Jenkins writes with a singular voice and an impressionistic intimacy, making astute observations that dovetail neatly with her blend of folk and lush ambient pop.

sold out
Christy Moore

Christy Moore

Thu 25 Aug, 8pm

One of Ireland’s greatest ever singers and interpreters of song returns to Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival for a one-night-only solo show pulling songs from an extraordinary 50+ year spanning recording career.

Lemoncello

Lemoncello

Fri 26 Aug, 8pm

Lemoncello echo the profound integrity of folk with songwriting that is modern, never anachronistic, and charm audiences with charisma and personality that is irresistible and comparable to the luminaries of French chanson, Brel and Piaf.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Sat 27 Aug, 2pm

& Special Guest Méabh McKenna

Member of The Gloaming and This Is How We Fly, Ó Raghallaigh’s music ranges from quite traditional to fairly out there, and he continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate.

Ryley Walker

Ryley Walker

Sat 27 Aug, 8pm

& Special Guest Gwenifer Raymond

While, in the past, Illinois native Ryley Walker’s desire to be as great as his influences may have dogged and hindered him from bringing his own personality to his music, now, Walker’s music is undeniably his.

Handel’s Semele

Handel’s Semele

Fri 2 & Sat 3 Sep, 7.30pm

Its lyrical arias and dramatic choruses, coupled with a unique mixture of tragedy and comedy make Semele one of the richest and most compelling of all Handel operas.

Les Filles des Illighadad

Les Filles des Illighadad

Wed 7 Sep, 8pm

& Special Guests Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin & Ultan O’Brien

Niger group Les Filles de Illighadad’s music is a groundbreaking blend of regional sound, ancient village choral chants and desert guitar; a sound that resonates far outside of their village.

cinema
Ennio

Ennio

Thu 22 Sep, 8pm

★★★★ The Guardian

ENNIO celebrates the life and legacy of Ennio Morricone, featuring never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Quentin Tarantino and Clint Eastwood.