South Dublin County Council’s Arts Office presents “South Dublin Live”, a live performance programme for the county.
Last year saw almost 90,000 people experience over 200 live performance events throughout South Dublin County as part of the Local Live Performance Programme. Following the success of the scheme, South Dublin County Council has created South Dublin Live, a live performance programme for the county. South Dublin Live will be taking place throughout the year, featuring a wide variety of performances including live music, comedy, theatre, and aerial dance. Events will be taking place in venues, libraries, parks, and community centres throughout the county.
Seo Beo took place in Áras Chrónáin at the beginning of July, with four nights of live music performances and workshops in the grounds of the Áras. Performers included Colm Gavin, Wickerlight, and Mná Grá; and several up and coming local artists were invited to perform at an artist showcase on the 7th July. SOLOSirens latest production, “The Tightrope Walker” by Jenny MacDonald, explored the writer/performer’s recent experiences navigating the healthcare industry while battling serious illness. This solo theatre show was performed to rapturous response in Rua Red on the 25th and The Tower Direct Provision Centre on the 27th July.
Throughout August South Dublin Live moves outside, where The Tymon Markets continue to provide family friendly entertainment every Saturday, and Artscope presents outdoor live music performance in Waterstown Park, Palmerstown; The Plaza in Saggart Village; and in the grounds of Rathfarnham Castle. From traditional Irish, to Jazz, Classical and Rock, all tastes are catered for with artists including No Crows, The Rubik’s Ensemble, and The Dixie Micks.