Choral Culture Night Events 2017


    Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral

    Culture Night begins with Choral Evensong at 6.15pm (30 mins). Guided tours every hour from 7.00pm (final tour at 9.00pm). Short performance by the Cathedral Choir at 7.45pm. Those who prefer to come and look around for themselves are also welcome.

    Time: 5.30pm - 10pm

    Address: Bishop Street, Cork.


    Phone: 021-4963387


    Bantry Community Choir

    Founded in 2014 with a belief in the benefits of music and singing to positive mental health and well-being for all, join Bantry Community Choir for a night of music by the Beatles to Mozart via traditional music and more.

    Bantry Community Choir work in close partnership with West Cork Mental Health Services and West Cork Development Partnership. The choir strive to serve the community of Bantry and the wider community of Cork through quality choral music performances and through a friendly, supportive, inclusive environment of shared musical experience. With circa 25 members, we pride ourselves on a varied repertoire that caters to all audiences. We sing all sorts – from the Beach Boys to Mozart via traditional music and more. We believe that choral music can bring a sense of well-being to all of our lives. Bantry Community Choir aspires to:

    • Camaraderie, friendship, support and unity
    • Developing a high standard of musical excellence
    • A high level of personal and group commitment
    • Highlighting the benefits and affirmative contribution of singing to positive mental health and well-being for all
    • Play a part in performing within the community

    Time: 8pm - 9pm

    Address: Bantry Library, Bridge Street, Bantry

    Website: | |

    Phone: 027 50460


    Cork University Hospital HSE

    SCRUBS agus a CHAIRDE ‘SCRUBS’ the CUH Workplace choir and special guests will give a musical performance in the Atrium of the Cardiac Renal Centre.

    CUH celebrates ‘Gaeilge’ heritage for Culture night 2017. Tomas O’Riordain a native Irish speaker will compere ‘As Gaeilge’ for the evening. ‘SCRUBS’, CUH choir, will sing a repertoire of Irish Songs especially selected by director Patrick Dalton, such as ‘Oro Se do Bheatha’ & Mo Ghile Mhear. SCRUBS perform regularly for charity concerts, Children’s Club, Bru Columbanus and Irish Guide Dogs. SCRUBS also participated in various competitions such as Feis Maitiu, Cork International Choral festival, the HSE Master class in Dublin, the 2nd round of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 and the finals of Lyric FM Work Place Choir. Other guests are local Gaelscoil Ui Riada; Haley Griffin on Piano from the CIT school of Music will accompany Alison Long a staff member who will sing As Gaeilge. There will be a Traditional Irish Music Session, Irish Set dancing & literary renditions.

    ‘Peirspictíochtaí’ ‘Puzzle Path Perspectives’ is the art exhibition by John McGuinness in the Gallery of the Staff Dining Room. John’s Graphic Design business Graphic Prism Limited established in 1985. John’s art practice incorporates illustration, watercolour and oil painting. This collection started in 1998 focuses on paths we take in life and how to connect with those around us.


    Time: 5pm - 6.30pm

    Address: Cardiac Renal Centre Atrium, Cork University Hospital, Wilton Road, Cork


    Phone: 086-7714617 Edelle Nolan


    City Hall Plaza

    Join us for an evening of music on the Plaza of the New Civic Offices, City Hall. Performances include Barrack Street Youth Band, in partnership with Music Generation Cork City, (5.30pm – 6.10pm), followed by Polyphonics Barbershop Choir (7.30pm – 8.00pm) and the City of Cork Male Voice Choir (8.00pm- 9.00pm).

    Time: 5.30pm - 9pm

    Address: New Civic Offices, Anglesea Street


    Phone: 021 4924042


    Choirs for All

    The Drimoleague Singing Festival presents a choir concert for all ages. Come and sing along as Accapellabella and other local choirs perform a programme full of fun. See festival website for more events taking place over the weekend.

    The Drimoleague Singing Festival is a new festival which will take place from the 22nd to the 24th September 2017. Devoted to showcasing singing - local, national and international - the festival will also encourage participation by at various events around our historic village.

    Time: 6pm - 7.15pm

    Address: Drimoleague Parish Hall, Main Street, Drimoleague

    Website: | | Twitter: @SingingFest

    Phone: 087 785 7619


    Dunmanway Cultural Treasure Trail

    5.00 Dunmanway Community Garden - Exhibition and workshop of traditional crafts.
    6.30 Dunmanway Adult Education Centre - Display of Art and Photographic Workshop.
    8.00 Atkins Hall - Dunmanway Community Choir and Historic Society exhibit.
    9.00 St. Mary’s Church –Ringing of Sam Maguire Community Bells

    This Cultural event will give the people of Dunmanway a new cultural experience. Come and join in the community organised night. Come and try out butter making, basket making, traditional wood skills, photography, and ringing the bells. Dunmanway Community Garden will be hosting a range of exhibitions of traditional crafts. From butter making to basket weaving, traditional wood-work/green wood skills to home crafts. Come – see and try for yourself.

    Dunmanway Adult Education Centre will have an art and craft display as well as a workshop on digital photography on how to capture and download and print your photos.

    Dunmanway Community Choir will perform songs from all over the world with a cultural theme. Their performances as a group are powerful and fun.

    In St Mary's Church the newly installed Sam Maguire Community Bells will be rung. Listen to the story of how each bell has been given a theme depicting the story of Sam Maguire and the history of the town of Dunmanway. There are 8 bells and their themes are Sport, Wars and Revolution, Agriculture, People of Dunmanway, Migration, Religious Traditions, Educations and Arts and Industry and Commerce.

    Time: 5pm - 9.30pm

    Address: Dunmanway Community Garden, Tonafora, Bantry Road; Dunmanway Adult Education Centre, Park Road; Atkins Hall, Main Street, Dunmanway; and St. Mary’s Church, Main Street, Dunmanway


    Phone: 086 823 9149


    Bandon Culture Trail

    The evening will start at 5pm with a reception and launch at the St. Michael’s Centre on South Main Street. This will be followed by a talk on local history by Clare McCutcheon.

    The trail will move on to Bandon Library at 6pm where there will be an exhibition of photographs by local photographer Dan Holland around the themes of local people and landmarks. Well-known local tenor Michael Lawlor will then treat people to a number of the wonderful songs of Percy French.

    The trail will next move to the CETB Adult Education Centre at 6.45pm for a performance by the High Hopes Choir which is made up of people affected by homelessness. This amazing choir has previously performed for President Higgins and at the European Parliament.

    At 7.15pm, transport will be available to take people on the short journey from the Adult Education Centre to the next venue on the trail, The West Cork Heritage Centre. Rae McKinlay will conjure images and emotions with her storytelling in this most atmospheric of venues.

    The final leg of the Bandon Culture Trail 2017 will see people moving up North Main Street to the Town Hall at 8.30pm for the centrepiece of the evening: two hours of music, performance and delicious ethnic food to the backdrop of an exhibition of art work from the Bandon Day Care Centre.

    Time: 5pm - 10.30pm

    Address: St. Michael’s Centre, South Main Street, Bandon


    Phone: 086 823 9094




    Wexford Ladies Choir @ Rowe Street Church

    Wexford Ladies Choir to perform 

    1    Love Grows Here by Don Besig

    2    The Prayer by Sager and Forster

    3    I have a Dream by Mary Donnelly

    4    As Long As I Have Music by Don Besig

    5    The Glory of Love arranged by Jay Althouse

    Time: 6.15pm - 7pm

    Address: Rowe Street Church, Wexford


    Castlebridge Gospel Choir @ St Iberius Church

    The Castlebridge Gospel Choir were founded in 2003 and consist of 20-25 Singers and a full live band, led by Musical Director and founder, Michelle Donohoe. The choir are specialists in providing music for Wedding Ceremonies in County Wexford and beyond, as well as performing at Private Parties, Charity Gala Events, Fundraisers and a number of special Church Services throughout each year. Some highlights include; performing for the most honourable Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Dr. Giueseppe Lazzaroto and also performing at the World Congress for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in the City West Convention Centre, Dublin. The choir has also featured on RTE Christmas Carols from Wexford Opera House and the RTE production “Don’t Tell The Bride” as well as performing on stage with "We Banjo 3" and Wexford's very own "Corner Boy" during the Wexford Spiegeltent festival. The Choir sings a variety of musical genres including pop, rock, motown, disco, folk, classic hymns, as well as gospel songs, and pride themselves in being unique, fun, exciting, uplifting and most of all entertaining, to a wide range of musical tastes.

    Time: 9.15pm - 9.45pm

    Address: St. Iberius Church, 31 North Main Street, Wexford


    Wexford Male Voice Choir @ St Iberius Church

    Wexford Male Voice Choir an amateur TTBB (1st Tenors, 2nd Tenors, Baritones, Basses) choir, renowned far and wide for its musical versatility

    Time: 7pm - 7.30pm

    Address: St. Iberius Church, 31 North Main Street, Wexford


    The Gleeson School Junior Choir @ National Opera House

    The Gleeson School Junior Choir, under the guidance of Darina and Nicola, will woo you with their sweet din and the cutest little people to grace a performance space.  The choir is made up of primary school girls and boys from all around Wexford who come together every Thursday evening to sing, sing, sing!  They have great fun and have developed some great friendships which quintessentially reflects the values of The Gleeson School of Music.

    Time: 5.30pm - 6pm

    Address: National Opera House, High Street, Wexford




    Maynooth Gospel Choir

    This promises to be an evening of fun, soulful and uplifting gospel music.  Entertaining people and spreading positivity and feel-good energy for over 10 years, the Maynooth Gospel Choir love what they do and hope to put a little pep in your step.  Get up on your feet and clap along to the upbeat numbers, or sit back and enjoy the rich and dynamic harmonies. Happy Culture Night!

    Booking required


    Time: 7.30pm - 9pm

    Address: The Acre Project, Maynooth Rd., Celbridge


    Phone: 0876031636




    Chamber Choir Ireland @ St Ann’s Church

    Chamber Choir Ireland is joined by guest conductor Nils Schweckendiek for Visions, a concert inspired by the deepest reaches of the human imagination.From the fantastic visions of Messiaen, Rautavaara, Beat Furrer and Per Nørgård, don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear a selection of 20thand 21st-century choral works in the beautiful surrounds of St Ann’s Church. Free but ticketed.

    Time: 6.30pm - 7.45pm

    Address: St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2


    Phone: 01 554 5210


    Learning & Participation @ National Concert Hall

    Interactive workshops - No previous experience is required – all you need to bring is your enthusiasm!Percussion Workshops: 6pm / 7.30pm / 9pm.  Gamelan Workshops: 6.15pm / 7.45pm / 9.15pm.Pop-up Choir: 5.30pm / 6.45pm / 8.15pm. Limited availability – tickets available in person at NCH30mins before the start of each workshop. For adults and children aged 6+. Workshops approx.45mins in duration.

    Time: 5.30pm - 10.30pm

    Address: National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2


    Phone: 01 417 0000


    Focus Ireland

    A charity working with people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing their homes, Focus Ireland would be delighted if you could join them in their flagship centre at the Coffee Shop for an evening showcasing their amazing work. This is an unique opportunity for visitors to meet with staff and find out more about the work of Focus Ireland through art, music and video. The programme includes a special art exhibition by customers of Focus Ireland, screenings of short films and a special musical appearance from The High Hopes Choir.

    Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

    Address: 15 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2


    Phone: 01 881 5906

    Dublin Unitarian Church
    Culture Night
    5 – 11pm
    Admission Free

    The Dublin Unitarian Church is delighted to once again open its doors on Culture Night and to present a programme of Music, history and culture in the church throughout the evening: 

    8pm – The Gospel Project (short concert)

    Cathy McEvoy – director

    10pm – Laetare Vocal Ensemble (short concert)

    Roisin Blunnie – director 

    All welcome and admission is free.

    Civic Theatre

    Enjoy excerpts from 12 Minute Dances by Liz Roche Company, revisit classic Irish Myths for all the family told by Candlelit Tales, get to sneak preview Inish Theatre’s DTF bound new play Class, become part of Tallaght Community Choir for the night as they invite you to Join in the favourites, and much more. See Civic website for bookings & details.

    Time: 5pm - 10pm

    Address: Tallaght, Dublin 24


    Phone: 01 462 7477


    The Amphitheatre

    The Sing Along Social is a zero-commitment choir hosted by Aoife McElwain, designed for people who can’t really sing. It’s for the singers who were told to mime in other choirs or kicked out of karaoke bars for being off key. You don't need to practice. You don't even need to know the words. It's about caterwauling along to some gas songs in the company of friends and strangers. Good singers welcome, too.

    Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

    Address: Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8


    St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral

    Kicking off the evening with Vespers sung by the Boys of the Palestrina Choir, this beautiful historic
    cathedral at the heart of Dublin city promises to bring you a night to remember. More details to follow, see website

    Time: 5pm - 10pm

    Address: Marlborough St, Dublin 1


    Phone: 01 874 5441


    Saint Martin Apostolate

    Dublin Culture Night is a date for your calendar every September and St Martin Apostolate is proud to be part of this hugely popular and successful event. Located opposite the Rotunda Hospital at 42 Parnell Square, Saint Martin Apostolate provides an oasis of peace and tranquillity and a quiet haven of reflection among the bustle of the city. Pop by on Culture Night when we are privileged to have as our guests the wonderful Bray Gospel Choir, whose passion for Gospel and Soul music is renowned, and enjoy a tour of the famous Moving Crib, mention of which always evokes a smile and fond memories of Dublin in the 'rare auld times'.

    Time: 5.30pm - 9.30pm

    Address: 42 Parnell Square, Dublin 1


    Phone: 01 874 5465


    National Centre for Arts & Health

    The National Centre for Arts & Health, Tallaght Hospital, will host a series of cultural events including music and arts & crafts from 11am-8pm.

    The award-winning Tallaght Hospital Choir, accompanied by musician Clara Rose, will kick things off with a performance in the hospital canteen at 11. Make your own hedgehog from recycled books with artist Anna West!

    Find her in the Centre for Learning and Development from 1-2 where she will be facilitating papercraft workshops suitable for all ages. Soothe to the sounds of Clara Rose and friends as they perform an eclectic mix of music in The Atrium from 7 - 8pm.

    Follow the hospital Art Trail and discover beautiful artworks throughout the hospital!

    Time: 3pm - 8pm

    Address: Tallaght Hospital, Dublin 24



    Fingal Academy of Music

    The students of Fingal Academy of Music will perform an array of musical performances, including members of Fingal Youth Choir, Fingal Children's Choir, a cappella ensembles and soloists. Come listen to these award-winning musicians, meet the dynamic team, and maybe join up yourself! All welcome.

    Time: 6pm - 8pm

    Address: Malahide Parish Pastoral Centre, Main Street, Malahide, Fingal


    Phone: 083 850 5978





    Under the guidance of Dónal Doherty, Codetta is an internationally acclaimed chamber choir based in Derry~Londonderry. Its members live and work throughout Ireland and the UK. Come along to the beautiful venue of Christ Church for a special Culture Night performance of this renowned choir.

    Time: 7pm - 8pm

    Address: Infirmary Road, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 7HH


    Phone: 02871358925


    PULSE Showcase

    In association with the popular Cottage Sessions, students from the PULSE project perform under the canopy in a series of 15 minute live music sessions with a special performance from Foyle Deaf Association Choir.

    Time: 5pm - 7pm

    Address: Under the Canopy, The Craft Village, 31-33 Shipquay Street, Derry, BT48 6DL


    Phone: 028 7126 0329




    Cruinniú na gCór

    Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair

    Beidh Cór Óg na Crannóige agus Glórthaí Uladh ar stáitse in Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair ar an oíche agus beidh Cór Cois Fharraige as Conamara ina gcuideachta. Beidh glórthaí binn na ceantracha éagsúla le cloisint ag ceoil amhráin as a gceantracha dúchais.

    A night of sweet voices singing hymns from Ulster & Connacht where 3 choirs will come together on stage of the newly refurbished Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair. A collaboration of two choirs from Donegal, Cór Óg na Crannóige & Glórthaí Uladh will join with Cór Cois Fharraige from Conamara to make their voices heard & celebrate culture through songs from their region.


    Time: 8pm - 10pm

    Address: Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair, Gaoth Dobhair, Dún na nGall


    Phone: 0749522198


    Trinity Presbyterian Church Letterkenny

    On Culture Night 2017 you are invited to come along and visit Trinity Presbyterian on Main Street Letterkenny. Built just over 100 years ago this building is full of character, there will also be a short presentation at 6:30/7:30 & 8:30pm on the different aspects of the Presbyterian tradition. There will be  musical pieces by the church choir, a brief history of the Presbyterian church in Letterkenny, and a short DVD clip of a church service from earlier this year.

    Time: 6.30pm - 9pm

    Address: Upper Main St, Letterkenny


    The Conwal  Singers  and Guests at St. Eunan’s  Cathedral

    The Conwal Singers, Letterkenny shall host an evening of reflective choral music at St.Eunan’s  Cathedral, Letterkenny. Special  guests  shall include  Derg Valley  Choir,  TirChonaill  Choir  and The  Donegal  Abbey  Singers.

    Within the splendid acoustic of St.Eunan ‘s Cathedral each choir  shall  perform  their  own  repertoire. The highlight of the evening shall be a massed choir performance with over 100 voices of the music of John Rutter.

    Accompanist for the evening Denise Roper.

    Derg Valley Choir  - Conductor  Dawn Stevenson

    TirChonaill Choir  - Conductor  Berni Canny

    The Conwal Singers  - Conductor  Karen  Patton

    The Donegal Abbey  Singers  - Conductor  Eileen  Carr

    Time: 8.30pm - 10pm

    Address: Sentry Hill Rd, Letterkenny



    Dance, Choral & Visual Arts at Siamsa Tíre

    Dance workshops, choral performances, and interactive visual arts events. Choir performances, Opus 96 and the Ardfert Singers with the National Folk Theatre. Karen Hendy, artist in residence invites the public to create art from recycled materials. Dance workshops and drumming, and make n'do for children.

    Time: 5pm - 10pm

    Address: Siamsa Tire

    Phone: 066 7123055

    A School Without Walls

    An Open House evening with performances by the school's choirs, orchestras and solo musicians. Performance schedule on website and Facebook pages.

    Time: 6pm - 9pm

    Address: Kerry School of Music, High Street

    Phone: 066 7125690




    Visual Carlow

    VISUAL will celebrate the joy of 'hands on making' through a number of drop in activities, showcasing some of the best of Carlow's culture. Join us for a backstage tour at 5.30pm to see how the ‘making’ happens with a behind the scenes backstage tour or drop in for a drama workshop run by Carlow Youth Theatre or a family art activity for little ones. Take the opportunity to soak in the galleries at a leisurely pace and round off the evening with the beautiful sounds of ASPIRO choir and Carlow College of Music.

    Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm

    Address: Old Dublin Road, Carlow



    Carlow College of Music @ VISUAL

    A cultural experience to showcase some of the performing groups in association with Carlow College of Music – our choir ‘Sing Aloud’ and brass ensemble ‘No Strings Attached’. A varied programme of music and song.

    Time: 6.15pm - 7.15pm

    Address: Visual, Carlow

    Phone: 086 3659883




    Westport House & Gardens

    There has been a ‘big house’ on this site since the 1500’s, when Grace O’Malley, the famous Pirate Queen, built one of her castles here. The current house built in 1730 by her descendants, The Browne Family - has an abundance of treasures in over 30 rooms on show and 6 permanent exhibitions. Take a guided tour of the house on Culture Night to learn the story of this national treasure for the public’s enjoyment.

    At 8pm there will be a performance on the Marble Staircase of the house by the choir Cór Mhaigh Eo. This promises to be an uplifting and unforgettable experience.

    Time: 6pm - 9pm

    Address: Westport, Co. Mayo


    Phone: 098-27766




    An Evening of Exquisite Music

    A compilation of joyful and uplifting hymns and a selection of traditional and contemporary pieces of choral music to celebrate Culture night hosted by Headford Church Choir.



    Time: 7pm - 11pm

    Address: St Mary's Church, Headford, County Galway

    Phone: 0876471762


    Áras na hOllscoile, Carna, Conamara

    Taispeántas Ealaíne le Paula Ní Chualáin & Ceolchoirm le Ceoltóirí Óga Chonamara Láir. An exhibition by Artist Paula Ní Chualáin and concert by Carna’s young finest musicians.


    Time: 7pm - 9.30pm

    Address: Áras na hOllscoile, Carna, Conamara


    Phone: 095/32688




    Music at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon

    Music Performances

    Ilse Lubber and Choir at 8pm

    A professional opera singer, Ilse is joined by the Serendipity Singers - a mixed choir of 25 members of various nationalities who have been together for 5 years.

    Gavin Sweeney and Alla Crosbie at 8.30pm

    Young Leitrim baritone Gavin Sweeney will be performing a special concert as part of Culture Night in The Dock . From Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim Sweeney started his performance career as a member of the Leitrim Youth Theatre at The Dock and later studied Performing Arts in The American College Dublin.  He will be performing a broad repertoire of songs from Nella Fantasia, and Pietà, Signore! to Caledonia and Mr.Cellophane and will be accompanied  by pianist Alla Crosbie, the choral conductor of  Carrick on Shannon based Millennium choir.

    Time: 8pm - 10pm

    Address: St George's Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim


    Phone: 07196 50828


    Cootehall – Oakport Haven Respite Centre in Cootehall

    There will be Arts and Crafts for ages 5 + presented by Mo Robertson and her company "Hullabaloo". Also, an exciting performance from a choir and selected inspirational poetry readings.

    Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

    Address: Oakport Haven Respite Centre in Cootehall

    Phone: 087 6290927




    Song Enchanted Evening at the Dominican Chapel

    Lorna Breen (Soprano) and the Avondale Voices Community Choir return to the Dominican Chapel to host another “Song Enchanted Evening” following last year’s highly successful concert. They are joined by special guests Matthew Wylie (Classical Violinist) and Shira Brady (Contralto) performing in the beautiful ambiance of the Chapel with its noted acoustics and stunning visual appeal. They will each be accompanied on piano by Adam McDonagh in a popular mix of easy listening and classical favourites.

    Advance booking not required.

    Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

    Address: Dominican Chapel, Dominican College, Convent Road, Wicklow Town



    A Night At The Whale Theatre

    The Whale Theatre presents three events for Culture Night 2017:

    Corde Chamber Choir

    Initiated by Paddy Demery and Catherine McCarthy and formed in January. Corde Chamber Choir have been formed to sing a wide range of music including sacred, secular, traditional, ancient and contemporary works, largely unaccompanied and to the highest standard attainable by an amateur choir of 26 strong.

    Contemporary Dance Showcase

    Curated by Karen Gleeson, this special occasion will give audiences a chance to witness some of Ireland’s greatest contemporary dance artists sharing their new works. The evening will comprise of a wide range of short performances, highlighting and celebrating everyone’s individual taste. If you want to see where dance is heading right now, this is your chance.

    Classical Ballet Showcase

    The Goode School of Dance was established in 1989 by Rachel Goode and trains students in Classical Ballet and Modern Theatre Jazz from 3 years old. Classes are held in a friendly atmosphere encouraging good posture, confidence, musicality, creativity and a love of dance.

    Advance booking is not required.

    Time: 5pm - 8pm

    Address: The Whale Theatre, Theatre Lane, adjacent Meridian Point, Hillside Road, Greystones





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