Imagining Ireland Series at the National Concert Hall

Imagining Ireland Series at the National Concert Hall

Imagining Ireland Series at the National Concert Hall

Culture Ireland is delighted that international audiences will have the opportunity to see some of Ireland’s finest artists on the National Concert Hall Stage throughout the Autumn. 

Imagining Ireland is a series of showcases featuring some of the most exciting creative artists at work in Ireland today.

The concerts range from Hip Hop to traditional music and contemporary composition to roots music. The line-up includes contemporary composer and musician Jennifer Walshe in 'Ireland: A Dataset' a boisterous radiophonic play made for the NCH; a celebration of the thriving Irish hip-hop scene with Denise Chaila, MuRli and God Knows presented with narolane and Grammy nominee Rhiannon Giddens with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi.

Next concert is Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi Saturday 24th November 2020 (Rescheduled from 3rd October)


The concert will be streamed live from 8pm and will be available for 24 hours for ticket holders.

Rhiannon Giddens is an American artist of folk and traditional music, played on fiddle and banjo; Francesco Turrisi is an Italian pianist and percussionist well versed in jazz, early music and Mediterranean music; at first blush, their worlds don’t overlap. But they soon discovered that their respective roots coexisted in the past.

Giddens and Turrisi’s album there is no Other was recorded in just five days with little editing and overdubbing in Ireland with producer Joe Henry, and is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience.

Posted: 30.09.20