Trumpet your love

Photograph courtesy of Niall O’Sullivan.

So we know you’ll be cooking your loved one a delicious meal on the big night and starting your journey in artful eating as recommended in our interview with Karina Melvin.

But there are treats in store up ahead still in theme with the loving season that’s in it. Irish trumpet star, Niall O’Sullivan, returns with his international hit romance concert, My Funny Valentine. Niall is a cross-genre trumpet star, he started his musical career in the Artane Boys Band, Dublin and has sold out venues across Ireland and the USA. He has performed on numerous occasions with the RTÉ national symphony and concert orchestras as well as performing with some of the biggest names in music including Amy Winehouse, Michael Búble, Tom Jones, Dionne Warwick and José Carreras.

And if that wasn’t accomplished enough, he has recorded with multi Grammy-winning legend Larry Carlton, Danielle de Niese and Kim Criswell. He is also an international performing artist for Schilke Trumpets, Chicago.

After the recent success of My Funny Valentine in Ireland and the USA, Niall is delighted to bring this evening of romance to Dublin, as well as other counties around the country as part of a mini-tour.

So continue the celebrations of Valentine’s, a few days later on the 18th of February, with your loved one in the company of one of Ireland’s finest musicians. My Funny Valentine is a perfect night out and great way to extend the romance at this time of the year

To make this tour even more romantic, Niall will be joined on-stage by his own Valentine, vocalist Shóna. This musical couple have recently returned home following a year abroad performing.

My Funny Valentine will feature performances from Ireland’s finest musicians with beautiful arrangements of jazz favourites, classical masterpieces and pop ballads alongside songs from stage and screen. This concert is a celebration of the world’s most loved songs and melodies.

Niall will be joined by guest vocalists Shóna and Simon Morgan to perform works from his three number one selling releases including the timeless Moon River, the Godfather, Stardust, Libertango and My Funny Valentine.

Commenting on the upcoming tour, Niall said: “2017 was a fantastic year and I am very excited to start 2018 touring with ‘My Funny Valentine’. This year is extra special for me as I’ll be performing with my fiancée and vocalist Shóna. We are delighted to be bringing ‘My Funny Valentine’ to some theatres for the first time, following last year’s sold-out dates. This show will allow people to be taken away by beautiful arrangements of timeless classics. It will offer something different for Valentine’s and it will certainly get people in the mood for the most romantic day of the year.”

Internationally recognised for his unique take on classics, Niall spent over half of 2017 on the road with sold-out performances in the USA, Scandinavia and Europe.

These dates will be the first Irish performances in 2018. In December last, Niall hosted and performed a concert in aid of the Fr Peter McVerry Trust concert which raised over €24,000 in aid of the charity. 

Below are details for ‘My Funny Valentine’. Tickets range from €18 / €25 and are available at or at the below venue’s box office. 18th February  Henrietta Street, Dublin