Join us in the RIAM on 21 September for a feast of music making across all ages and stages. The programme of events is listed below.

Culture Night at the Royal Irish Academy of Music

Culture Night kicks off with not one but two open classes…..

Katherine Brennan Hall at 5.00 pm

Following a highly successful appearance at New York’s Carnegie Hall last year, the vibrant RIAM Chamber Orchestra will give culture vultures an opportunity of hearing what is in store for audiences this academic year both at home and abroad.

RIAM Chamber Orchestra (Elizabeth Csibi, director)

Room 33 at 5.30 pm

Join Denise Coleman and her talented group of 5 to 6 year olds for a “birds-eye” view of the Academy’s hugely successful Pre-Instrumental Classes.   Suitable for young musicians in the making.

From 6.00 pm in the Katherine Brennan Hall, Recital Hall and Organ Room of the Royal Irish Academy of Music

Performances begin in earnest at 6.00 pm with a veritable feast of music-making by staff and students of the Academy.

Starting with cellist Christopher Ellis and finishing with Appalachian music performed by violinist Karl Sweeney, cellist William Butt and double bass player Dominic Dudley, the night guarantees to send young and old home with a musical spring in their step!


Pianists Alexander Bernstein, Lance Coburn, Iedida Condria, Eoin Fleming, Niamh Kenny, Orla McDonagh, Eliza Puchinanu, Iuliu Radu and Nora Ronan; violinists Tadhg Murphy, Caroline O’Connor, Colma Ní Bhríain, Karl Sweeney and Roisin Walters; cellists William Butt, Christopher Ellis, Ailbhe McDonagh and Norah O’Leary; guitarist Kevin Fitzpatrick; flautists Niamh Kenny, Miriam Kaczor and Jack Brennan, clarinettist Patrick Brennan and singers Leah Redmond, Robyn Richardson and Sarah Shine.