Category Archives: Concerts


Shake, Ritter and Roll to Josh Ritter live in Dublin

Josh Ritter performs his own blend of folk music live in Dublin’s Tripod on 8 September.

You might have heard his musical talents before, as a couple of years ago, the Idaho singer-songwriter performed at the Oxegen festival and has also supported home-grown act The Frames. He is a big fan of Dublin, so it’s great that he is performing here and his Live EP was recorded here in the city.

His live performances in Ireland have won him many fans in Dublin and beyond who love his Dylanesque ballads and heartfelt lyrics.

Josh loves his audience too and is known to tell little stories as he plays his music, so Dubliners are in for a treat.

I urge you to book your tickets for this live music event in Dublin now as tickets are sure to sell out.

Find out about the man behind the music, here’s an interview where Josh talks about how “great” he thinks Ireland is!

Damien Rice and special guests at a spectacular music event in Dublin

See the home-grown talents of Mr Damien Rice and some very special guests over the bank holiday weekend on 25 August in Dublin’s Marlay Park.

The gig in Dublin will take place come rain, hail or shine and the organisers are advising fans to “dress appropriately”. So pack your wellies, sunglasses and waterproofs and book your tickets for this melodic music event now.

It’s refreshing news that Damien and co are tough enough to perform whatever the weather. All too often the plug is pulled on an outdoor gig because of the weather and there’s nothing worse than looking forward to a music event only to hear it’s cancelled a few days before.

Damien is tough though, after splitting from rock band Juniper (now Bell X1), busking around Europe and gigging live in coffee bars around Dublin he has now found success with albums O and 9, tracks from which he’ll perform at the music event in Dublin at Marlay Park.

The line up for this live music event in Dublin’s Marlay Park looks a bit like this:

  • KT Tunstall
  • Guillemots
  • Willy Mason
  • Fionn Regan

Find out more about the gig in Dublin over at our main site,

Or book now!

Oh there’s 9 million reasons to see Katie Melua perform in Ireland

The gorgeous Katie Melua comes home to Ireland to perform a live music gig in Portlaoise, Co Laois on Sunday 12 August and brings her unique soulful sound to Irish ears.

I say comes home, as Katie lived in Ireland between the ages of eight and 14 when her family moved to Northern Ireland in the aftermath of the Georgian civil war in 1993.

Katie’s live performance in Ireland tops The World Fleadh a unique seven-day cultural Irish festival from 6 to 12 August celebrating the rich tradition of Irish music and culture. The music event takes place in a specially-constructed festival village in the heart of Portlaoise.

Musicians, actors, artists and dancers from all corners of the globe will conglomerate in the host town of Portaloise. Look forward to:

  • Theatre performances
  • Outdoor and large scale marquee performances
  • 13 céilís
  • Music, song and dance master classes
  • World food & craft fair

Why not camp out in Portlaoise for the weekend and experience traditional and modern live music in Ireland at its best.

If you don’t fancy camping then buy a weekend ticket for 11 to 12 August for The World Fleadh.

Find out more about the event here or book tickets for Katie Melua or search for other events on the main Dublin Events website.

Book an all day pass for The World Fleadh on Saturday 11 August in Ireland and see:

Gary Dunne 1pm – 1:45pm
Alison Browne 2pm – 2:45pm
Salsa Celtica 3pm – 4:15pm
Frankie Gavin & Hibernian Rhapsody (& Special Guests) 4:30pm – 5:45pm
Hothouse Flowers 6pm – 7:15pm
Deacon Blue 7:30pm – 9pm.

Or go for the closing events on Sunday 12 August and enjoy:

Nizlopi 1pm-2pm
Sandie Thom 2:15pm-3:15pm
The Duhks 3:30pm-4:30pm
Flook 4:45pm-6:00pm
Carlos Nunez 6:15pm-7:30pm
The Proclaimers 7:30pm-9pm.

And of course Katie Melua as the headline act taking the stage at 9.30pm – 11:00pm to finish off what is set to be an amazing week of live music in Ireland.

George Michael gigs in Dublin, Belfast, Ireland

Ladies and Gentlemen, wake me up before you go-go!

George Michael hits Dublin on Wednesday 1st August, he’ll be playing a music gig at the Point Theatre and tickets are selling out fast so get them before the sun goes down.

If you can’t get them for the gig in Dublin on Wednesday, check the availability on Thursday 2nd August.

You might even be able to catch George in Belfast on Saturday night (4th August) at the Odyssey Arena. The Arena is Ireland’s largest indoor music venue with standing and seating facilities, so there’s more chance of getting a ticket.

Hopefully you’ll be able to get one with freedom to dance to your favourite tunes, with classics like Fastlove, Outside and some classic Wham thrown in for good measure – it’s sure to be a great night out.

The gigs in Dublin and Belfast are part of George’s extended 25 Live tour which saw him play an amazing live gig in Dublin last year. The music event in Belfast will be the first time he has ever played in the city and is sure to be a sell out. Order tickets online now from Dublin Events!

If you make it along, feel free to post reviews of the Dublin or Belfast gig below!

An Operatic Music Festival in Dublin (for the more cultured among you!)

Anna Livia Dublin International Opera Festival opens with the hauntingly, beautiful Lucia di Lammermoor on Sunday 2nd September 2007 at 7:30pm at the Gaity Theatre.

Taking inspiration from Sir Walter Scott’s classic novel: “The Bride of Lammermoor”, Donizetti has created a passionate opera. The story centres around a family feud with a mesmerizing heroine played by the equally mesmerizing soprano, Angela Gilbert.

It’s set in Scotland, sung in Italian and one of the leading bel canto operas you could ever hope to experience. Hear and see for yourself here in Dublin.

Performances also take place on:

Find out more about this live operatic concert in Dublin or book tickets online now.

The Dublin International Opera Festival also brings The Pearl Fishers to Ireland. This live, operatic, musical delight takes place on alternate days to Lucia di Lammermoor, starting on Monday 3rd September at 7:30pm, then:

Some may be more familiar with Carmen Georges Bizet’s musical masterpiece, but The Pearl Fishers was his first, with the famous duet “Au fond du temple saint” thought to be one of the most famous and beloved pieces of music in the entire operatic repertoire. A love triangle in 3 acts, with Irish soprano Anne O’Byrne in main role of Leila, there’s nothing fishy about this opera.

The whole idea of a live music festival is to bring new sounds and experiences to people and The Dublin International Opera Festival is no exception, with talented opera singers and musicians from around the globe, as well as home grown in Ireland.

There’s accompanying lectures, exhibitions, family music events and masterclasses too, so even if you haven’t experienced live opera before then you can learn all about it. Take a look at the main Dublin International Opera Festival site to find out more.

Musical facts:

The film The Fifth Element featured the “mad scene” melody “Il dolce suono” from the 3rd Act of Lucia di Lammermoor in a performance by the alien diva Plavalaguna. The same scene also appeared in an episode of the series Law and Order.

The famous duet, “Au fond du temple saint” was top of BBC Radio’s “Your Hundred Best Tunes” from the last poll in 2003. (See Wikipedia)