Conductor Terry Davies
Orchestra of the National Concert Hall

We venture into the deep dark wood with the acclaimed animated film based on the book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Watch the cunning and resourceful little mouse outsmart the hungry Gruffalo as this enchanting film is shown on the big screen with live orchestral...
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The Gruffalo & Room on the Broom

"Where I found Chanticleer most at home was luxuriating in the decadently jazz harmonies of Gershwin, Piaf and Coward, and judging from the enthusiastic applause, keeping a large part of their target audience very happy indeed. They were intelligent enough however to revel in the more recherché harmonic side of the arrangements with 9ths, 11ths and 13ths abounding. The closing song of Freddy...
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Chanticleer charms with wide-ranging programme in Dublin | by Bachtrack for classical music, opera, ballet and dance event reviews
Following the successful return of SinfoNua in August 2016, we are delighted to announce the orchestra’s return in the summer of 2017 for what promises to be another exciting and rewarding experience for participants. The intensive rehearsals will take place in late August with further details to be announced.

SinfoNua is an initiative from the National Concert Hall’s Education, Community and...
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SinfoNua | National Concert Hall
We are so lucky to have the wonderful Chanticleer performing here tonight! An 'orchestra of voices' is the perfect description for these talented men!
The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce that celebrated Irish pianist John O’Conor will be awarded the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 at a special gala concert on Sunday 26 November 2017 at 8pm.

John, who celebrates his 70th birthday this year, will perform at the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award gala concert alongside special guests comprising...
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Pianist John O'Conor to receive the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017
We invite primary school groups to enter the wild, creative world of Cello virtuoso Rushad Eggleston on Friday 10th February. Described as “legend, clown, goblin, cello-shredder, acrobat”, and “wild ‘jazz’ vocalist, bundle of laughs, writer of hit songs in other galaxies”, Rushad will take you on a rollercoaster ride of music and song.

A tour-de-force one-man show, this participative...
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The Wonderful World of Rushad Eggleston: Primary School Concerts
Next Wednesday 25th January, acclaimed lyric soprano Celine Byrne will be giving a master class to up-and-coming singers and there are still some observer tickets available for this priced at just €5.

The master class starts at 2pm with four participants where Celine will not only advise on the technical elements of their voice but also guide the young singers on performance and career...
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Vocal Master Class with Celine Byrne
Tonight's performance by The Three Amigos has been postponed & rescheduled for Thursday 30th March. Ticketholders have been contacted but if you have any further queries, please contact the Box Office on 01 417 0000

The Three Amigos - Concert Rescheduled
Presented in association with Dublin Master Classes, the National Concert Hall is delighted to announce that Leif Ove Andsnes will give a master class to up-and-coming piano students in advance of his concert with Marc-Andre Hamelin at 8pm on 1st April.

To be considered for participation in this master class, please send your musical CVs to along with the repertoire you...
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Piano Master Class with Leif Ove Andsnes - Saturday 1st April
Join Cherish the Ladies with special guest: Don Stiffe; Rory Makem & Donal Clancy in a tribute to their fathers Makem & Clancy; The Bonny Men; The Thomas Street Pipers Club Céilí Band; Frances Black; Aoife Scott; Raw Bar Collective & more for The Burren Backroom Series next Wednesday 18th January.
Tickets €35 in aid of St Patrick's Mental Health Services

The Burren Backroom Series - St Patrick's Mental Health Services
New Music Dublin 2017 regrets to announce that soprano Barbara Hannigan is unable to perform Gerald Barry’s La Plus Forte as planned on 3rd March as part of the festival. La Plus Forte will now be replaced by the orchestral version of Gerald Barry’s Wiener Blut.

Barbara Hannigan unable to perform as part of New Music Dublin 2017
Anúna to celebrate their 30th Anniversary with a Special Concert at the National Concert Hall, 16 March 8pm. The performance will feature a special programme of songs that span the entire life of Anúna arranged and written by Michael McGlynn including Dúlamán, the beautiful Midnight and August, both settings of the Irish poet Francis Ledwidge, celebrating his centenary year. Details here: [...
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Concert Notification: The Three Amigos January concert has been rescheduled to March.

The upcoming performance by The Three Amigos, on Tuesday 17th January at 8pm, has been rescheduled to March 30th due to commitments outside of Ireland by one of the members of The Three Amigos.To organise a transfer of tickets to the new date, or to organise a refund, ticket holders are being asked to...
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Dr. T.K. Whitaker who was instrumental in his support as a patron and donor to the National Concert Hall and Irish Chamber Orchestra, is remembered fondly for his constant contribution to cultural life in Ireland. He retained a deep sense of love for Irish culture throughout his life. In 2008 he unveiled a statue of the great tenor John McCormack in Dublin's Iveagh Gardens. He had heard...
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Learn to play Gamelan!
In 2014, the National Concert Hall received the generous gift of a full Gamelan Orchestra from the Sultan of Yogyakarta. This fascinating instrument consists of a wide variety of gongs, bells, and xylophone-style instruments and produces a magical sound when played.

We still have some spaces available for our Beginners Course which starts on Tuesday 17th January at 6pm....
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ECO Ensembles: Gamelan Ensembles
A new David Bowie EP entitled No Plan has been released to mark what would have been the star’s 70th birthday on the 8th of January. No Plan is a collection of tracks believed to be Bowie’s final recordings and features Blackstar saxophonist Donny McCaslin. McCaslin and his band play music from Beyond Now, a highly anticipated album dedicated to Bowie, on 23rd October 2017. [ Link ]

David Bowie - No Plan

No Plan EP available now for download and streaming: "No Plan" video directed by Tom Hingston 'Blackstar' availa...

On Saturday 11th February, we are delighted to be welcoming virtuoso cellist, improviser and singer Rushad Eggleston who will present a workshop for advanced cellists (including students, emerging and established professionals) in which he explores his unique approach to music making.

To be considered to participate in this workshop, please email no later than January 26th...
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Cello Workshop with Rushad Eggleston - 11th Feb
David Bowie had long wanted to make a record with a jazz band, and on Jan. 8 of last year, he realized his dream with the release of Blackstar. Two days later, he was gone. Donny McCaslin's band helped him make that record, and now, a year later, NPR pay tribute to Bowie and Blackstar by bringing McCaslin's band to the Tiny Desk.

We are looking forward to welcoming Donny to the Hall in...
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Donny McCaslin: Tiny Desk Concert
Congratulations to all involved in the National Concert Hall's inaugural Chamber Music Gathering on Saturday last which featured over 30 musicians, both rising stars and some of Ireland's leading professional string players, in 3 concerts, in 1 day. The event was presented in association with the National String Quartet Foundation. Here's a selection of pictures from the day.