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Will Hamilton
· November 10, 2017
Yesterday by accident I came across Disco Inferno, (with the RTE Orchestra and a fine group of male and female singers) by accident. It was 5 pm and out of curiosity I bought a tickets. It was one of ...the best nights out we've had in a long long time. From the first beat the whole crowd were up dancing and it didn't let up for the whole concert. The crowd ranged in age from 7 to 70.

This concert has to be repeated. It was just too good to be a one off.
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Brenda Langton
· January 16, 2018
Thank you NCH for hosting Shane McGowan's birthday bash last night. As John Kelly said I think it was the best night ever! In the last year I have been to some amazing nights and I appreciate your range of music on offer. I have also done one or two workshops there too which have been top class. See More
Amanda Kennedy
· December 8, 2017
I am absolutely disgusted with the nch, I suppose all your tickets for the Shane McGowen went to all the corporate cronies and not too many real fans. A handful of fans will have got tickets for you save face. I thought Ticketmaster were bad, you are a disgrace and I will never support your venue again even if David Bowie came back from the dead. See More
Tim Delaney
· August 18, 2017
The National Concert Hall is an underrated venue in Ireland, perhaps because of its association with classical music. Ireland has never embraced this in the manner of Germany. Many people regard clas...sical music as elitist and not for them, which is their loss.

The NCH is a small venue for a national hall, about 1,200 in the main auditorium. As such it is intimate which is a great advantage. The acoustics are excellent. Tickets are generally priced very reasonably.

NCH hosts much more than classical music, it also hosts jazz, contemporary and traditional music as some spoken word performances.

Last night I was there to hear Sharon Shannon and her Band, supported by Susan O'Neill. Both acts were superb and with talent like SON coming along, we can be very proud that our ongoing tradition of great singing and songwriting is alive and well.
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Maciej Bliziński
· February 6, 2018
NCH features excellent music, but has terrible acoustics. The concert hall has a completely rectangular shape, the opposite of what a concert hall should be; you can compare it with Berlin Philharmoni...c, with an elliptical shape, with no parallel walls. Still, this is the main venue in Dublin to hear classical music. Unfortunately, I don't know where to sit to hear the orchestra well, without it being muddled. Perhaps on the balcony. See More
Siobhan Brophy
· December 3, 2017
I had completely forgotten about the National Concert Hall, but was reminded by the lovely people who come in to tallaght hospital to play for the children every week. so this year, instead of a panto...mime, I chose to book, Julia Donaldson's "the gruffalo" and "The gruffalo's child" for our Christmas day out. I did not regret my decision. The only word I could think of to describe our experience tonight, is "beautiful". We loved these books and to see and hear them come to life with a live orchestra was "Astounding" (- to use the gruffalo's words lol)
Thanks to all the performers. We will be back! �
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Jen Cleary Hussey
· September 6, 2017
I hadn't been to the NCH since I was a kid so was unsure what to expect. I went to see David Gray last night, an intimate solo gig and I was blown away. Not only by the artist but the acoustics in the... hall, the music just verberates around the room and hits you from all angles - amazing. I can't wait to go back. A very under rated venue for sure. See More
Orla Mcalinden
· September 9, 2017
If I'd had any idea how "high-brow " the first half of last night's concert celebrating the work of Michael OSuileabhan was going to be, I think I wouldn't have risked bringing my four children, aged ...7-11 years old. Thank goodness I didn't know. We had a brilliant night, they loved it. Not their first trip to NCH but their first proper "grown-up" event. And they were delighted to see a female conductor, Sinead Hayes, and I was thrilled they experienced her wonderful work. Five stars from the kids and from their parents! See More
Niamh Donohoe
· September 2, 2017
Kevin the manager is the most professional person I have met. I spoke to him about a sensitive issue that we had experienced at the NCH and when I say he went above and beyond to make things right the...n it would be an understatement. Well done to all involved and they offered such huge support of advocacy for people with a disability. Very professional and a lovely setting See More
Mike Rea
· September 7, 2017
I attended the NCH last night to hear David Gray, my first visit to hear a performance. To say I was most impressed would be an understatement. Friendly, courteous staff, comfortable seating, wonderfu...l arena and a magnificent performance from the man himself. Really enjoyed our visit and no delay in getting in or out and quick connection on our journey home to Co Limerick. A magnificent building. See More
Kim Berg
· February 4, 2018
Amazzzing show lastnightIreland-21st century. The evening gave a glimpse of just some of the amazing irish talent-in awe👌🏽⭐️ . Just unbelievable and the venue a delight.
Cathy Clarke
· December 4, 2017
What a wonderful afternoon at the screening of the Grufallo, a great way to introduce children to the magic of a live orchestra. Well done to all involved we had a lovely experience. Cathy (dundalk)
Vincent Kelly
· August 12, 2017
A fine fine venue.....first time I was inside the portals of the building in close on 40 years and not as a student...but used to take the odd gander in when passing by...marvellous job in transformin...g it it into National Concert Hall. A venue to be proud of. See More
Paula O'Toole McLoughlin
· November 5, 2017
I attended La Traviata last night in one of my favourite venues, the beautiful NCH, performed by Lyric Opera with Claudia Boyle spellbinding as Violetta. It was a magical performance overall, so engro...ssing that I felt I was there in France, experiencing every emotion and not wanting it to end. Absolutely fabulous, go and see it if you can! See More
Ciara White
· September 23, 2017
Went to see Stan and Mable with my 6 and 5 year olds today, it was fantastic, I really appreciated as did the kids the availability of booster seats to they could see the fab orchestra. Thanks for a g...reat show, super venue with super facilities. See More
Theresa OFarrell
· December 24, 2017
Had a wonderful day at The Glory of Christmas. Wonderful mix of music, favorite carols and new ones. Oh Holy Night was just stunning! NCH is possibly my favorite concert venue ever! ❤️
Yvonne O Connor
· December 15, 2017
I have to say, I truly truly enjoyed the snowman with my son, the amazement to see the musicians play perfectly to this movie was astounding. We will be back again.
Eileen Foley
· February 14, 2018
Loved the concert amazing show!!!! Declan O' Rourke is an amazing Guy my highlight was the song of the Children of 1916..

Congrats on the arrival of his new born baby.
Patricia Young
· August 13, 2017
I love the Concert Hall, I been been there on numerous occasions and have always enjoyed the shows I went to see. It's a beautiful building, there is just something so nice about it, it is my favourit...e place for a concert or a show. See More
Paula Sharkey Byrne
· December 4, 2017
I brought my two children to see the gruffalo yesterday and we had a brilliant time!it was a lovely afternoon out for the Christmas season!
NCH Female Conductor Programme | Intensive Weekend No. 2
Czech Philharmonic | 17th February 2018
Fidelio Trio Weekend | 3 & 4 February

We are very excited about the week ahead, starting off with masters of the keyboards with very different approaches Perspectives: Nils Frahm and The Vanbrugh & Michael McHale Piano Quartets.

The highlight of the coming week, and one of the gems of the musical calendar, sees the opening of Ireland's most daring music festival, NEW MUSIC DUBLIN, featuring classical, electronic, alt-rock, folk, trad, sound art and more.


Performers and contributors include: James MacMillan, Garth Knox + Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, The Fidelio Trio, This Is Not This Heat, Crash Ensemble & much much more.

For info and tix, visit

New Music Dublin

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Nils Frahm spoke with The Irish Times ahead of his sold out show on Monday

German pianist and composer is a true crossover artist, creating haunting scores via grand piano and genre-pushing ambient and electronic works

Due to illness, Rebecca has had to cancel her classes today, Saturday 24th February. Eimear's classes will go ahead as planned. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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A handful of seats just released for Nils Frahm on Monday 26th February.
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More events for Primary School Children!
Musical World: Exploring Music for Primary Schools is a performance workshop where the children get to learn about music from different parts of the world.

On Tuesday 6th March, we will be exploring the music of Cuba and the Caribbean.


These workshops for primary school groups (3rd-6th class) will give the children plenty of opportunity to get involved with our musicians, with lots of musical activities, sing-alongs and rhythmic games.

Developed with the primary music curriculum, classroom materials will be provided before the event also.

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"It’s a real privilege to hear and see playing like this, committed and true." - Music News review of Česká filharmonie's weekend with us here

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Concert Hall - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in National Concert Hall on 17 & 18 February 2018 The National Concert Hall’s International Concert Series has had some re

Last weekend, the NCH Female Conductor Programme participants worked with Alice Farnham & Shirley Keane on their conducting techniques & skills as well as working on movement and stance.
The participants also got some great presentations from Programme supporters Grant Thornton Ireland on marketing & communications & how to manage their brand

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Seminal avant-garde post-punk band This Is Not This Heat are playing a New Music Dublin gig at The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland next week

Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward are playing a New Music Dublin show next week.

The NCH was delighted to welcome back the Česká filharmonie for a weekend of wonderful music including an all-Dvořák programme which featured his Cello Concerto in B minor performed by Alisa Weilerstein.

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One of Ireland’s leading piano recitalists, concert soloist and chamber musicians Michael McHale joins the Vanbrugh for two Sunday afternoon concerts of chamber music classics by Stanford, Mozart, Brahms and Schumann.

Keith Pascoe violin | Simon Aspell viola | Christopher Marwood cello | Michael McHale piano

Sunday 25 February 2018, 3pm...
Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor K. 478
Stanford Piano Quartet in F Op. 15

Sunday 11 March 2018, 3pm
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 47
Dvořák Piano Quartet in D major Op. 23

Tickets €15

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Feb 25 - Mar 11Kevin Barry Recital Room, National Concert Hall
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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Our principal guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann is featured in the latest RTÉ Guide out this week. Writer Nancy Previs caught up with Nathalie to chat to her about her life and music RTÉ RTÉ lyric fm Dublin Live National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland

Great to have Sharon Shannon back in the building today. She returns to the NCH stage with support from Susan O Neill - aka SON on 23rd June.
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Sharon Shannon was live — at National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.

Exciting Announcement - NCH concert on June 23rd!
Having fun with Susan O Neill - aka SON at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Our next Music Workshops for Primary Schools take place on Wednesday 28th February.

These fun and interactive music workshops provide an introduction to the world of rhythm, melody, singing, rap writing, and percussion, all with the emphasis on enjoyment and active music-making!

Designed to support and compliment the delivery of three strands of the primary school music curriculum, these workshops are available for booking to primary school groups.


Tickets are €8 & teachers go free.

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AfriKaa! - A Soundscape for Children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions returns to our John Field Room on Saturday 10th March.

AfriKaa! is a multi-sensory installation and experimental concert by Slavek Kwi. Designed for and dedicated to children with autism, the sound journey allows children to move freely through the rich soundscape of South Africa's Limpopo Valley.

Autism Ireland The Irish Society For Autism. Irish Autism Registry

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It's an intensive weekend for our Female Conductor Programme participants with two full days of work with Alice Farnham on their conducting techniques and skills. They've also been working with Shirley on movement - helping them to understand their bodies and stance while conducting.
The participants also spent some time in Grant Thornton Ireland's offices on Friday learning about marketing themselves and their brands.

Stunning performance tonight by the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Tomas Netopil in the first of three concerts this weekend featuring a programme of Dvorak and Smetana. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein proved what a consummate musician she really is in Dvorak's Cello Concerto, her playing was emotionally charged, utterly romantic, sonorous and above all impassioned. The pairing of this fine orchestra, conductor and soloist is living up to expectations for this eagerly anticipated event.