Hugh Lane Gallery to host open-air concerts in the grounds of IMMA

Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery will be hosting six special versions of its renowned Sundays@Noon concerts in the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).

The concerts will take place every second week on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm between June 17th and August 26th and is part of a wider programme being led by Dublin City Council’s Office of City Recovery.

‘The Hugh Lane Gallery Sundays@Noon concert series now in its 35th year is the gallery’s longest-running programme and has become a Dublin institution,’ said Dr Barbara Dawson, Director of the Gallery.

‘We are delighted to host these concerts out of doors in IMMA as part of their 30th anniversary.’

Around 40 tickets have been made available for each live performance and these shows will be filmed for future broadcasts as part of the Hugh Lane Gallery’s Sundays@Noon series.

The concerts draw from a wide variety of genres across the island: from Kerry-based accordian player Cormac Begley, the Cork-based Hifilutin flute quartet to Dublin jazz trios, Origin Story, and the Berrill/Neilson/O’Connor Trio.

These musicians will come together in the unique surroundings of IMMA’s courtyard where the Hugh Lane Gallery Sundays@Noon sessions will finally celebrate playing for a live audience after over a year of being unable to.

Schedule as part of the Hugh Lane Gallery collaboration:

June 17th 6.30pm Elizabeth Hilliard (soprano) and Paul Roe (clarinet)
July 1st 6.30 pm Origin Story with Greg Felton (piano), Cormac O’Brien (double bass) and Matthew Jacobson (drums)
July 15th 6.30pm Berrill/Neilson/O’Connor Trio with Matthew Berrill (clarinet), Mike Neilson (guitar) and Máirtin O’Connor (accordion)
July 29th 6.30 pm Cormac Begley – concertinas
August 11th 6.30pm Aisling Ennis (harp), Catherine Redding (soprano)
August 25th 6.30 pm Hifilutin Flute Quartet with Eilís O’Sullivan, Maria Mulcahy, Aoife O’Donovan, and Katrina Emtage

Lead image: GualdimG, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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