NYF Dublin

Lord Mayor Of Dublin Invites Dubliners And Visitors To Come In To Dublin City To Celebrate The New Year’s Festival

Today, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, invited both Dubliners and visitors to come in to Dublin city centre over the New Year to embark on a three- day adventure and enjoy the many arts and cultural events taking place as part New Year’s Festival Dublin. Now in its third year, NYF Dublin, will be bigger and better than ever with an amazing programme spanning three days from 30th December 2016 to the 1st January 2017.

Speaking today at the official announcement of the NYF Dublin Arts programme, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr said “I am encouraging everyone to come into the city over the New Year and experience some of the amazing events that are taking place over the three day festival, including the Spectacular Sky Dance at the Custom House, the New Year’s Day Concert on St. Stephen’s Green and the many free arts, cultural and pop up events taking place all over Dublin.”

Bringing together some of the country’s best talents, NYF Dublin offers a host of Arts activities and cultural events guaranteed to engage, entertain and excite for all ages including Ré with Tunes in the Church on 30th December at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Lingo NYF Poetry Slam and Tongue Fu on 30th December at Magistorium on South Anne Street and free family friendly events taking place over 3 days across the city including The NYF Dublin Music Trail and pop-up street performances, buskers and fire performances including Those Fire Guys and Dublin Circus Project.

Other highlights over the three days include unusual walking tours, FREE Sean Nós Dancing Workshops, a daytime Seisiún in partnership with TRADFEST, a Dublin screening of In Between Silence in Christ Church  Cathedral, a life drawing class turned cabaret extravaganza as well as many, many more events.

The NYF Dublin Festival is an initiative by Fáilte Ireland in partnership with Dublin City Council.

The NYF DUBLIN Arts Programme includes:

Ré  with  Tunes in the Church -  30th December  at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

New Year's Festival Dublin proudly present Ré with Tunes in the Church on Friday 30th December 2016 at St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Patrick's Close, Dublin 8.  Come and see some of Ireland’s most innovative and decorated musicians in the spectacular setting of Dublin’s famous 12th century Cathedral. 

Guaranteed to be one of the highlights of New Year's Festival Dublin, Ré’s star studded line-up includes the hugely talented Dublin piper Maitiú Ó Casaide and Eithne Ní Chatháin (Inni-K), a highly celebrated traditional singer and fiddle player, breaking new ground in the indie-folk scene.  

Founding members of the Hothouse Flowers, multi-instrumentalist and singer Liam Ó Maonlaí and revered songwriter Peter O'Toole will be joined on stage by Brendan Begley an outstanding singer and accordionist.  And just when you thought Tunes in the Church couldn’t get any better Gary Hastings (a Church of Ireland pastor & Cannon of St. Patrick’s Cathedral) one of the finest flute players in the country will be joined by Seamus Quinn an acclaimed fiddle player.

Tickets priced €20 euro including booking fee on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie. Tickets €12 including booking fee available for children and OAPs.

Lingo NYF Poetry Slam - 30th December at Magistorium on South Anne Street

Join us for the epic Lingo NYF Poetry Slam where top poets compete for the slam champ title. Hosted by comedian Colm O’Regan, the Slam will see top poets battle it out on the open mic.  This high-energy event, described by critics as a “roller-coaster ride of face-melting awesomeness!”  is a “must-see”. An eclectic mix of everything from the comical to the contemporary, Poetry Slam in conjunction with LINGO festival (Ireland’s first and only spoken word festival) will bring some of Ireland’s best and most exceptional spoken word performance to the live stage.  

Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster.

Lingo present Tongue Fu - 30th December at Magistorium on South Anne Street

A riotous experiment in live literature, music, and improvisation, Tongue Fu is one of London’s liveliest and best attended spoken word nights. After sell out gigs at Dublin’s Lingo Festival and Galway’s Cúirt Literary Festival, it’s clear that they have already whetted the Irish appetite.  Witness some of Ireland’s top performance poets and slam champions perform to sublime improvised soundtracks from the genre-defying Tongue Fu band, inimitably emceed by host Chris Redmond.  Always unrehearsed, frequently surprising, sometimes poignant and often hilarious – this is an event not to be missed.

Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster.

NYF Dublin Music Trails – 31 December 2016 & 1 January 2017

With a line up selected from Dublin’s prestigious showcase event, ‘Hard Working Class Heroes – NYF Music Trials’ will see fifteen venues across the city play host to new and upcoming local talent. The NYF Music Trail shows how the city supports its artists while also creating a fantastic atmosphere of pop up goodies for visitors and residents alike during the bank holiday Festival. So whether you’re looking for soulful tunes that’ll strum at your heartstrings, or a blast of R&B to stimulate your mind. Or if it’s folksy trad music you’re after then follow the trail as it meanders through the city. Its journey will take you to unplugged shows with fresh new vibes in the most unlikely and intimate of surroundings. *Free family friendly events

Pop Up Events  - 30, 31 December 2016 & 1 January 2017

Watch as the carnival atmosphere spills out on to the streets of the capital. Keep an eye out for one of the many FREE pop up events happening in St. Stephen’s Green, Meeting House Square and plenty of other locations across the 3 days of New Year’s Festival Dublin.  You’ll definitely to be blown away by Those Fire Guys Ireland’s stunning Original Fire Performance Group. You’ll be amazed as the Dublin Circus Project will show up and perform fantastic acrobatics in the most unlikely of open air spaces including locations on O’Connell Street, Henry Street, Grafton Street, Custom House between 12pm to 6pm every day, And you’re sure to be surprised by the gang of buskers on the streets banging out fresh new vibes and the well-known old tunes. *Free family friendly events

For additional information on all other NYF Dublin events please visit www.NYFDublin.com. Keep up to date with news about all upcoming events by using the hashtag #NYFDublin and following @NYFDublin on Twitter and Instagram.