RANELAGH ARTS FESTIVAL 2022

This year's festival features an epic line-up with artists such as Mundy, Paddy Casey and Comedy Gold! We Premier our Film 'Builders and Visionaries' based on the popular Walks, and curate 'Cultural Natures' yet another stunning group art exhibition in two locations in the heart of Ranelagh village.
The last weekend of the Festival trials a new venue; a Circus Tent in Mount Pleasant Square. It will hosts' family friendly events during the day and music, spoken word and comedy acts into the night.

No Booking Required for Many Family Events 

Early Booking of Day Tickets for Big Acts Essential 

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

'Cultural Natures' Art Exhibition Opening

A selection of artworks on display in two locations in the heart of Ranelagh village. Exhibition runs until October 14th, 2pm - 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

3:00pm Opening 

No.6 Ranelagh & FrameExperts

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SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

Mundy

July may be gone but Mundy is here in Ranelagh!

He needs no introduction but those who have been living on the moon, Mundy aka Edmund Enright is a fiercely independent songwriter who values his artistic freedom more than commercial sales figures. This is a trait that hasn’t always gone down well with record company executives but has delighted his fans and allowed him to become the artist he is today. He is equally adept at writing sensitive acoustic songs and upbeat crowd favourites. He is also an accomplished performer at live stage shows. For one night only. BYOB.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased at the Eventbrite link below for €22.50.

8:00pm Saturday 17th September

Halla Lios Na nÓg, Oakley Rd, Rathmines

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SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER

Rathmines Dog Show

Free event hosted by Belgrave Square Residents Association.
Register your pooch at 10:00am. Show starts at 12 noon.

 

Note: incorrect date on flyer - show is Sunday not Saturday!

Belgrave Square, Rathmines

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Erin Dollard Soprano at Sandford Church

Erin began her performance studies at the tender age of nine and won her first vocal prize at the Feis Ceoil in 2004. She spent a year in Leipzig, Germany, where she specialised in German song receiving 1st prize for Lieder at the Newpark Festival Dublin in 2014. She will perform a programme based primarily on the theme of Lieder, following its evolution as a musical form from Schubert and Schumann, through the 19th and into the 20th centuries. Erin will be accompanied for the concert by her long-time accompanist Cormúin O’ Raghallaigh.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased at Eventbrite link below for €22.50.

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Sanford Parish Church, Sandford Rd, Ranelagh

MONDAY 19th SEPTEMBER

Film Shorts at Stella Cinema, Devlin Hotel Ranelagh

A cacophony of short films showcasing emerging Irish filmtography, screening at the 44 seater subterranean tiered Stella Cinema in The Devlin Hotel. The Stella Cinema encompasses an entrance foyer, refreshments bar with classic popcorn machine to enjoy the immersive experience.

1st screening: 11am - 12.30pm

2nd screening: 1pm - 2.20pm

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The Devlin hotel, 117/119 Ranelagh

Tickets €10, spaces limited

Premier 'Builders and Visionaries' Stella Cinema, Devlin Hotel

The Devlin hotel, 117/119 Ranelagh

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Telling the story of the 19th Century Developers of Ranelagh Rathmines. The film based on the popular Festival 'Walks' featuring local historians Honor O'Brolchain, Susan Roundtree and Elizabeth Smith. Spectacular aerial drone views will give the local audience new perspectives of familiar roads, squares and their homes. 

Produced by Ranelagh Arts with the support of DCC. Skillfully filmed and edited by Peter Cutler of Crow Crag Productions. 

Tickets €10, spaces limited

WEDNESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER

Pop Up Gaeltacht, Humphreys Public House

Grab your cúpla focal and head down to Humphrey's in Ranelagh to shoot the breeze with your fellow gaeilgeoirs.

Starts 8:00pm

 

Donations Welcome 

Humphrey's Pub, 79/81 Ranelagh

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THURSDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

Pathways Project by Green Edge

Learn about biodiversity as you walk the wild garden in grounds of the church and help plant some bulbs for the Spring.

Starts 2:00pm

Donations Welcome

Beechwood Church of The Holy Name

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THE TENT IN MOUNT PLEASANT SQUARE

Fri 23rd - Sun 25th

FRIDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER (ticket covers all the days events)

7.00pm

Housing in Ireland with Lorcan Sirr Panel: Robin Mandal and Rob Curley  

Planning, Policy and Populism: Why can't young couples afford to buy a home and start a family as their parents did. A Generation Rent lives with sky high rents and insecurity. Is 'more supply' by the private sector our only policy option. This conversation is sure to challenge many preconceptions. 

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7:45pm

Lisamarie Johnson

Lisemarie clowns around other performing artists and groups on stage, messing with their belongings to hilarious effect. Her act interacts with the unsuspecting audience too, with ongoing annoying but funny interruptions. Trained and specialised in Live Art in Ireland and abroad. Lise Marie has curated many live art events with Irish and International artists. She performed her comedy work 'monkey and me' as part of MAM's annual theatre show at Smock Alley.

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8:00pm

The Sheds Performance
Open Session Later

The Sheds are an acoustic trio with Peter Brazier Eileen Fleming, and Frank Hall. Their repertoire--spanning old-timey American mountain music, rags, swing jazz, Irish harp music, LatinAmerican, and quirky pop has a common thread of fun and sun, with the odd dark tune for contrast.

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SATURDAY 24th SEPTEMBER (day ticket covers all events)

10:00am

Family Yoga with Christine

Free event no ticket needed. Bring your own mat.

Note: incorrect time on flyer - starts 10am not 11am

12:noon

Anna Banana's Magic Show

Anne  loves witnessing the innate creativity that’s released in children when the imagination is sparked!

Free event no ticket needed under 8 kids show

1:15pm

Ringo, Music Bingo

1, 2, 3, 4! Get ready for Ringo: Music Bingo, the world’s greatest music-intro-comedy-game-not-quiz. It’s bingo with bands instead of numbers, with incredible clues and sometimes incredulous jokes. Fun for all the family!

Free event no ticket needed

2:30pm

Best Case Scenario, Fusion Jazz

Nora Steiner, Ian Veenman with special guests Matthew Healy, Craig McCormish & Grim Nordahl

3:45pm

Na Cauci 

Tim Doyle (uilleann pipes, fiddle and concertina), Rachel Duffy (harp and concertina) Oisín Hennessy (fiddle and vocals) and Gerard Lord (guitar) are collectively ‘Na Cauci’. Their repertoire consists of traditional dance and song tunes suited their particular talents: Original tunes and songs feature from every member of the group.

5:00pm    Dublin Ukulele Collective

The Dublin Ukulele Collective (DUC) is a fifty piece harmony band. DUC's radically talented musicians include choir harmonisers, sexy(?) middle-aged rockers and teenage funksters. Their repertoire reflects their wide age range. Expect fun, rhythmic songs covering Artists - Elbow, Cold Play, Radiohead, Talking Heads, Amy Winehouse, Erazure, Bob Dylan and more. Very much an audience join-in band.

6:30pm

Belle Harmonics

Female Choir of 18 singers covering popular songs. Join the epic pop/rock choir Belle Harmonics as they take to the Festival Tent stage with an eclectic set of hits from the modern divas  Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Adele alongside legendary classics from Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and more. 

8:30pm

Paddy Casey

Paddy Casey has toured the globe with acts like The Pretenders, R.E.M, Ian Brown, Blondie and Tracy Chapman. He has played all over Ireland, including a sold out Dublin Castle, RDS and The Olympia Theatre, alongside U2, Pearl Jam, and Bob Dylan. The release of ‘Addicted To Company, Part 1’ led to a tour across America. Paddy released his fifth album ‘Turn This Ship Around’ alongside his new single ‘Won’t Take Much’ that reflects the upbeat, electric, synth and guitar driven side to the album.

10:00pm

DJ Mona Lxsa

Featured in British Vogue and RTE, Malawian-Irish DJ Mona Lxsa is an open format DJ who captivates experience through music using her platform to promote Dublin culture wherever she goes. Her mix ‘Mind F x C K’ has over 150k streams on Soundcloud.  Mona also played at the likes of Longitude, Electric Picnic, Body & Soul: Definitely one to watch.

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SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER (day ticket covers all events)

11:00am

Pilates with Sheena Kennedy

Free event no ticket needed. Bring your own mat.

1:00pm

Emilie Conway: Jazz singer, composer & lyricist

Emilie Conway is an award winning jazz singer, composer and lyricist. She blends her own compositions, spoken word / poetry, with improvised or composed music and her interpretation of familiar and less familiar jazz standards. A perennial Ranelagh Arts favourite!

Free event no ticket needed.

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2:00pm

Millennial League by Kathy Ann Murray

This two hander follows two Millennials, two very different characters who formed a great friendship in their childhood. The pair depict childhood memories of the late 90s, GAA matches, growing up in a rural community, new technology; memories that anyone from this generation would relate too. It’s a fun, energetic and hugely funny piece that focuses on mental health a changing Irish identity.

Free event with Q&A

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3:00pm

Connemarvellous by Bláthnaid Daly

Aife Ryan has been sentenced to three weeks in the Gaeltacht by her parents. A lonely soldier she enters the battlefield reluctantly but things go from bad to worse when she sees and unfriendly face from home. 

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4:00pm

Free Wine Tasting & DJ   

6:00pm

Christine Foley

Christine Foley is an writer and poet living in Ranelagh. She has a degree in English from TCD and a Masters in Creative Writing from Oxford University. Her debut novel 'Bodies'  was acquired at auction by John Murrays and will be published in summer 2023. Christine's work has appeared in Skirting Around, Sonder Literary Magazine, Neurological and The Waxed Lemon.

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6:30pm

Trophy Wife

Indie Pop Band. 

Hot press "  

"Inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell and Miles Davis, the Dubliner also known as Ruby Smyth boldly incorporates literary and artistic influences into her remarkable output. Penned whilst living in Barcelona, her debut manages to be all squelchy and electro one moment, and primetime Joni Mitchell the next."

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8:00pm 

Comedy Gold

Live stand-up comedy: Emily O'Callaghan, Meg Reilly, Ali Fox, Nghia Mai, Bulba and Diane O'Connor.

Emily O'Callaghan is an event organiser and the founder, curator and promoter of Comedy Gold, a stand-up comedy club featuring a rotating cast of the best of current comedians. Comedy Gold has received exclusively 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor and has travelled to different festivals around Ireland and in Edinburgh.

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