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Three unmissable World Masters Concerts! Check out these three amazing concerts in the Waltons World Masters series coming up in May and June.

tigranThe Button Factory – Friday, 2 May 2014, 8 pm

Tigran Hamasyan A truly original jazz talent, pianist, composer and singer Tigran Hamasyan came to Ireland for the first time in 2012, at the age of 24, to perform a solo concert for the World Masters series of astonishing range and depth. He returns with his trio for one night only in Ireland. Click here for more information.

‘Amazing! Now, Tigran, you are my teacher.’ – Herbie Hancock

‘A mature and great and rich and deep artist.’ – Chick Corea



 National Concert Hall, Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 8 pm

The Blind Boys of Alabama: Living legends of gospel music, the Blind Boys of Alabama return to Ireland and the World Masters series for another roof-raising evening, supported by an Irish gospel choir/group selected through the third nationwide Waltons World Masters Gospel Competition! Click here for more information.

‘Inspired and relevant…borders on the miraculous’ – Washington Post

‘The fusion of the Blind Boys’ Deep South gospel with New Orleans funk, R&B and jazz creates a superweapon of roots-music uplift…’ – Rolling Stone



National Concert Hall, Saturday, 7 June 2014, 8 pm

Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté: Channelling equal parts Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix and ancient griot tradition, Toumani Diabaté is one of Africa’s most gifted musicians and quite simply the greatest kora player in the world. For this very special concert Toumani shares the stage with his son, rising kora star 22-year-old Sidiki Diabaté. Click here for more information.

 ‘magnificent’ – The Guardian

‘He’s the sort of player you only encounter once in a lifetime…on a par with Glenn Gould or Rostropovich.’ – Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3




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Want to be in with a chance to win 2 top price tickets to the amazing Soweto Gospel Choir concert in the National Concert Hall on November 18? Check out the link below and simply ‘like’ to be in the draw! Bring some heat, colour and joy into your drab, cold November days – this concert is simply not to be missed. Simply click here to take the first step to warmth this winter.


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DON’T MISS BOBBY MCFERRIN at the NCH Wed 6th & Thurs 7th March!

BOBBY-McFRN-web-adTickets still available (from €36)for Bobby McFerrin Meets Ireland at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on the 6th and 7th March. A ten-time Grammy Award winner, Bobby McFerrin is known for music-making that transcends the boundaries of language, culture and genre. He has inspired audiences around the world with his legendary solo vocal concerts and collaborations with artists ranging from YoYo Ma and the Vienna Philharmonic to Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Chick Corea and Taj Mahal.

Artists performing with Bobby McFerrin in a unique two-day celebration of creativity and collaboration are:
Wednesday, 6 March: Maire Dee – Dancer; Kate Ellis – Cello; Robbie Harris – Bodhrán; Emer Mayock – Irish Flute; Úna Ní Fhlannagáin – Harp; Nick Roth – Soprano Saxophone, Flutes; John Sweeney – Guitar; Francesco Turrisi – Piano, Accordion, Percussion
Thursday, 7 March: Cindy Cummings – Dancer; Kate Ellis – Cello; Robbie Harris – Bodhrán; JPTrio (Ted Kelly, Jos Kelly, Paddy Hazleton) – Banjo, Button Accordion, Cajón Kit; Emer Mayock – Irish Flute; Francesco Turrisi – Piano, Accordion, Percussion

Tickets from nch.ie (no booking fee)
One performance: €40, €50, €60 (choir balcony €25)
Both performances (10% discount): €72, €90, €108 (choir balcony €45)

See the Waltons World Masters Bobby McFerrin Meets Ireland web page for more information.

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Make someone smile this Valentine’s Day with tickets to the phenomenal Bobby McFerrin (of ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ fame). Presented by Waltons World Masters,  Bobby McFerrin Meets Ireland is going to be the event of the year in the National Concert Hall on the 6th & 7th of March, when he will collaborate over two evenings  in ‘in the moment’ performances with a very select group of Irish artists representing the best of creativity in Ireland today. To book tickets, starting from €25 (with 10% discount for New School students), go to NCH.ie.


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