MusicTown 2015

MusicTown 2015

Aerial musician Emily Aoibheann from Paper Dolls with children from Devine Mercy Junior National School, Lucan’s second class.
Pic: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Celebrate Dublin’s rich musical landscape with MusicTown 2015.

The first MusicTown festival kicks off tomorrow, with a packed schedule happening all over Dublin City until April 19.

The festival will cover a vast array of genres, featuring the old and new of what Dublin has to offer, from a Céilí in the Cobblestone, to a star-studded homage to Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy in Vicar Street. Barrytown Meets MusicTown will not only feature performances from musical acts such as Imelda May and Glen Hansard, but will also see excerpts from The Van performed by Aidan Gillen and Peter Coonan.

If new music is your thing, you can experience the best of Dublin’s new music scene with the Breaking Tunes Music Trail, taking place across the city from Powerscourt Townhouse to Pitt Bros on George’s Street this Saturday.

The events are mixed between free and paid, and some require booking in advance, so be sure to check out the massive programme on the MusicTown website to avoid disappointment. You can also keep up to date on the festival’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

By Aimée Mac Leod