Saturday 20th April 2pm, 3pm & 4pm ( each session lasts 30 mins)
In Georgia people used to believe that when a baby was sick, sending him to the doctor just wasn't the thing to do. To cure a sick baby, one only needed to sing to him one of the many healing songs (Batonebo) from the Georgian Folk repertoire.
To pay homage to this tradition, and for the second year now, Zurmukhti Georgian Ensemble would like to give the opportunity to anyone who might need a bit of a boost during their day to sit in the middle of our circle of healing songs and be refreshed as we sing around them and to them.
Side-effects: in some cases, people have been known to develop a smile after prolonged exposure to the medicine. Come and try!
9TH APRIL (OPENING NIGHT), 8:00PM - Admission is Free, Custom House, Dublin 1
Dr. Julie Maisel received her Doctorate and Master of Music in Music Performance from Florida State University, and her Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Since 2005 she has been a lecturer in flute at the Conservatory of Music and Drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology and teaches flute at Leeson Park School of Music as well as maintaining a private studio in Chapelizod. She is active with the Young Orchestral Pops (YOPS) and has also taught flute in the Walton's New School of Music and Newpark Music Centre. Dr. Maisel is a member of "Kid's Classics" an ensemble which performs in the Children's Hospitals in Dublin every month and is actively involved with the Learn and Explore Programme through the National Concert Hall.
The Green Room Bar, Sheriff Street (Point Village), Dublin 1
Fancy some easy going Sunday afternoon Jazz beats? Come along to The Green Room Bar, Castleforbes Road and join us for a glass of wine, a bite to eat from our special price festival lunch menu and unwind to the cool sounds of jazz virtuoso Johnny Taylor and his piano trio. With bassist Don Bodwell and drummer Dominic Mullan - Original arrangements of jazz standards and contemporary swing tunes.
London-born Johnny Taylor has been resident in Ireland for nine years now, during which time he has made a name for himself as a busy and much in-demandpianist on the Dublin jazz scene. Working with bandleaders such as Nigel Mooney, Cormac Kenevey and Alex Mathias, he regularly performs with bassist Dan Bodwell and drummer Dominic Mullan in the piano trio setting to explore the genre's extensive repertoire.
10TH APRIL, 8PM - Admission is Free St Agatha's Church, Dublin 1
The North Dublin Community Gospel Choir was born from humble beginnings in 2009 out of a love and passion for Gospel Music.
Under the direction of Musical Director, Jonathan Davies, the Choir has grown to 50+ members and brings together a wide range of nationalities, ages, genders & religions from across the wider North County Dublin area. Singing in four part harmony this eclectic mix of musical talent creates a vibrant and contemporary sound.
Click hereto read a recent review that the choir received in the Sunday Times
20th April, 8pm, Tickets €5
Cobalt Cafe, North Great Georges Street
Carol-Ann Flanagan has extensive international experience performing as a singer and organising shows throughout most European countries including Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Gibraltar, Spain and Dublin,Ireland. She has spent most of her years in Germany where she was very fortunate to be trained by some of the best teachers in Jazz and classical music.Since returning to Ireland four years ago,she has been actively performing and organising shows in Dublin.
She has worked with many great musicians, Orchestras and in Broadway musicals over the years. Her style has been compared to artists such as Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan who have been an additional influence on her own unique style. Ranging from smoky to a clearly colorful voice combined with a wide range and disciplined technique in which she improvises, scatting through versions of some of the most well- known and loved Jazz songs adding a quality and edge all her own, ensuring never a dull moment in her lively performance. She is currently working on original composition and playing at various festivals this year
The Five Lamps festival presents An Urban Fleadh in association with Ceoltóirí Chluain Tarbh. Enjoy the atmosphere of a mini fleadh in the heart of Fairview. Traditional music sessions will take place on the bandstand. The sessions will run from 2.00pm.
The Gonzalez Walsh guitar duo is a unique presence on the Irish Live music scene. A collaboration between Irish guitarist John Walsh and Argentinean guitarist and percussionist Lucas Gonzalez, the duo is a melting pot for a diverse range of world music.