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February 2023

MUSIC: Iarla Ó Lionáird with Cormac McCarthy & Matthew Berrill

Saturday 18th February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25 / €22

Iarla Ó Lionáird has carved a long and unique career in music both internationally and in Ireland. From his iconic early recording of the vision song Aisling Gheal as a young boy to his groundbreaking recordings with Dublin's Crash Ensemble and New York’s Alarm Will Sound, he has shown a breadth of artistic ambition that sets him apart in the Irish Music fraternity. A twice Grammy-nominated artist, Ó Lionáird has worked with a stellar cast of composers internationally including Donnacha Dennehy,…

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MUSIC: Jack Lukeman – Echo On 25 Years

Saturday 25th February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€28

Jack Lukeman, one of Ireland's most enigmatic and magnificent performers, has just announced a new regional tour following the success of his  headline show at Dublin's 3Arena . With a career spanning 25 years, fans can expect a spectacular live performance with Jack L performing his greatest hits alongside live favourites and tracks from his new album Echo On.   Tickets on-sale Friday 2 December at 10am

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March 2023

MUSIC: The Fureys

Friday 3rd March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€32

When The Fureys make their first appearance on our stage they will treat their audience to one of popular music’s richest legacies. They are one of Ireland’s all-time most acclaimed and influential middle of the road, folk and traditional bands. Fureys classics like I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, Red Rose Café, Leaving Nancy, The Old Man, From Clare to Here and The Green Fields of France have become the soundtrack to the lives of fans all over…

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MUSIC: The Vanbrugh & Friends

Friday 24th March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18 / €15

The Vanbrugh and their guests present two of the greats from the extended chamber music repertoire. Beethoven's Op.29 string quintet, nicknamed The Storm, was written in 1801, shortly after his Op.18 string quartets and combines his mastery of quartet writing with the expansive richness of texture offered by the addition of a second viola. Brahms’ magnificent 1890 string quintet Op.111 started life in the composer’s sketches for a fifth symphony and its final form retains an orchestral grandeur, both in…

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April 2023

MUSIC: The Celtic Tenors

Saturday 8th April, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€28 / €25

Over 20 years together, The Celtic Tenors are marking their return to Riverbank Arts Centre with this ever-popular show featuring snippets from their 9th studio album, An Irish Songbook. Their show will present a selection of some of the best of Irish songs with Rocky Road to Dublin, Red is the Rose and Sweet Sixteen and a healthy dose of the tenor classics like Nessun Dorma and La Donna e Mobile. The Celtic Tenors are delighted to be back doing…

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MUSIC: Karan Casey

Saturday 15th April, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Irish singer-songwriter Karan Casey celebrates the release of her new album Nine Apples of Gold. The album is an ode to the natural world featuring the songbirds of Portglenone, the moon, conversations from the grave, returning to the wild, listening for the cuckoo as she sleeps. Joined by Sean Óg Graham and Niamh Dunne she will be singing songs from the new album as well as from her extensive back catalogue. Singing songs charged with a sense of social responsibility…

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MUSIC: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Friday 28th April, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€24

The Illegals return to Riverbank with their ever-popular, classic-rock revue. Every year, The Illegals delve deeper into the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac back-catalogues to keep their dynamic live show fresh but familiar to packed venues throughout Ireland. This year sees Niamh and the band belting out a superb set from the Big Two and ‘connected’ others from the West Coast sound. Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerizing voice and mischievous spirit, The Illegals will take you on a…

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May 2023

MUSIC: Inni-K

Saturday 6th May, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

“One of the most acclaimed voices in the extraordinary revival of traditional and folk music we have witnessed in recent years.” RTÉ Radio 1, Arena Inni-K’s music draws on her extensive background in folk and traditional Irish music, even as she ventures into new musical territories. Her original song-writing (The Hare & the Line 2019 and The King has Two Horse’s Ears 2015), combines ethereal vocals with deft musicianship, evocative lyrics and a unique approach to song-writing. Inni-K’s highly celebrated…

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MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS: Liz Knowles, Niwel Tsumbu & Niall Vallely

Friday 12th May, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18 / €15

Three musicians, multiple traditions and an abundance of talent would be one way to describe the specially curated powerhouse ensemble of Knowles, Tsumbu and Vallely. Liz Knowles - fiddle/hardanger fiddle Niwel Tsumbu - guitar/vocals Niall Vallely - concertina Genre-bending and label-defying would be another, and this trio will immerse listeners in the striking melodies, beautiful harmonies, and deep rhythmic grooves that result from their collaborative onstage joie de vivre. Bringing together stellar hardingfele and fiddle player Liz Knowles from Kentucky, masterfully elegant Congolese…

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MUSIC: Lisa Lambe – NightVisiting

Friday 26th May, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22/€20

Songs and stories from the hearth with Lisa Lambe Based on her work with the National Folklore Collection and her recent M.A in Irish Folklore, internationally acclaimed Irish folk singer Lisa Lambe brings us her new project NightVisiting, first commissioned by The National Famine Museum in Strokestown, County Roscommon. Lisa collaborates with renowned traditional musicians alongside local contributors to create a unique performance bespoke to each venue she visits. NightVisiting reconnects us to the social role that night time social house visits…

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June 2023

MUSIC: Sharon Shannon

Saturday 10th June, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€31

In June 1989 Sharon was rehearsing and demoing tracks for her first album, when she was whisked away to Glastonbury festival with The Waterboys. In the 30 years that have elapsed since then, Sharon has recorded 10 studio albums; 5 live albums, 4 best of compilations and 3 live concert DVDs. She has received many awards including being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2009 She has collaborated, recorded and toured with everyone from Willie…

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