Dublin will once again celebrate its rich melodic heritage and modern-day musical maestros with the return of the city’s prestigious MusicTown Festival next month. The event, which runs from April 6th – April 17th, is organised by Dublin City Council and aims to harness the city’s magical sounds and musical insights, while amplifying them to a wider audience. Boasting an eclectic programme with something for all ages and interests, the festival celebrates all types of music created and enjoyed throughout the city today; from classical to pop, trad to rock, psychedelic to opera, electronic and everything in between. This year’s highlights include a discussion with international popstar Neneh Cherry and her producer husband Cameron McVey at the National Concert Hall, live music from folk singer Mary Coughlan at The Lab on Foley Street, a celebration of young Irish trad music featuring the likes of Lynched, Ye Vagabonds, Skippers Alley and Landless, in The Button Factory, choir performances and theatre productions celebrating the works of Handel from The Great Music Hall on Fishamble Street to Chapel Royal in Dublin Castle, as well as folklore and fairy tales at the IMMA, and musical workshops from The Stag’s Head to The Grand Social. There really is something for everybody, so be sure to support Dublin’s rich musical and cultural heritage this April.
Click here for more information on event listings and schedules at this year’s Dublin MusicTown Festival.