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SCHOOLS: Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

This unique WhistleBlast performance of Mussorgsky’s wonderful symphony Pictures at an Exhibition, musically arranged by the quartet’s own Dr. Kenneth Edge, is accompanied by a multimedia video of paintings relating to each movement. An accessible performance especially created to inspire young main stream and special-needs secondary school students and anyone to enjoy a gripping, dramatic

Free event, booking necessary

MUSIC: Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny, in their separate ways, have contributed to a veritable renaissance in Irish traditional music. Between them, Dónal Lunny and Andy Irvine have careers that read like a 'Who's Who' of popular music. Lunny has produced albums for Elvis Costello, Paul Brady, Clannad, and The Indigo Girls, and composed the soundtracks

€25

MUSIC: Tom Dunne – Been There, Seen That, Dunne That

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Enjoy an evening with Tom Dunne, accompanied by Alan Connor on keys (The Late Late Show Band), where Tom will perform a selection of favourites from Something Happens along with some new songs. Audiences will be treated to Tom telling stories of interviews he has had with some of the biggest artists in the world

€30

MUSIC: ABBA Sensations

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

ABBA SENSATIONS brilliantly perform Abba's timeless classics, bringing you the authentic ABBA sound, with stunning vocals, beautiful harmonies, musicianship and musical arrangement. Relive the magic of a live ABBA concert featuring all the big hits with choreographed dance routines and fabulous ABBA costumes. This show captures all the magic and excitement of one of the

€22 – €25

MUSIC: Freddie White

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. He has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and newfound fan base.  Born in Cobh, Co. Cork into a musical family, by age 17

€22

MUSIC: Highly Strung

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Welcome to Highly Strung’s Mid-Winter Musical Gathering. The ladies are delighted to return to Riverbank for their annual festive performance. The four friends’ diverse musical backgrounds create a mellow blend which hallmarks the spirit of Christmas for their audiences. Highly Strung casts a little star light on the darkest time of the year with a

€15

MUSIC: Iarla Ó Lionáird with Cormac McCarthy & Matthew Berrill

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€22 – €25

MUSIC: Jack Lukeman – Echo On 25 Years

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€28

MUSIC: The Fureys

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€32

MUSIC: The Vanbrugh & Friends

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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’

€15 – €18

MUSIC: The Celtic Tenors

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€25 – €28

MUSIC: Karan Casey

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€20

MUSIC: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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’

€24

MUSIC: Inni-K

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

“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

€18 – €20

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

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€15 – €18

MUSIC: Max Zanga presents Filmore! – Live Music Performance

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY 2024   Max Zanga of Tebi Rex is back with his alter ego Filmore! and he's coming for your sanity. High energy and experimental punk music that’s sporadic in nature but brings with it a cathartic release. Filmore! is the moniker of Irish singer, songwriter, rapper and visual

€10 – €15

MUSIC: Far East Sounds

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Far East Sounds is an interactive and immersive performance featuring works that meld the distinctly different musical languages and cultures of east and west, especially the sound world of the Balinese Gamelan. An interactive video installation projects the richness and biodiverse sounds from the natural landscape of South East Asia, enveloping the performance space. This installation

€12 – €15

MUSIC: Lisa Lambe – NightVisiting

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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. NightVisiting reconnects us to the social role that

€20 – €22

MUSIC: Sharon Shannon

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€31

MUSIC: Music Network Presents Linda May Han Oh & Fabian Almazan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Music Network closes its Spring 2023 season with bass and piano duo, a jazz combination that is refreshing in its simplicity. Linda May Han Oh bass Fabian Almazan piano The lingering days of midsummer will be the perfect time to delight in the music of two leading jazz artists of our time: Malaysian-Australian bassist Linda

€15 – €18

MUSIC: Anton Jablokov with Stefano Moccetti

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join violin sensation Anton Jablokov as he returns to Riverbank Arts Centre for a memorable performance with Swiss guitarist Stefano Moccetti.  This unique fusion of blending violin and guitar in classical, traditional, and jazz music makes this duo truly dynamic. Anton was born into a family of classical musicians in Bratislava. While Anton’s musical upbringing

€30 – €32

Music Network Presents Oscailt – a new commission by Jennifer Walshe

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Open your mind and see the world through the eyes of our digital natives. An extraordinary multi-media composition for sound and video by the amazing force of nature that is vocalist, improviser and composer Jennifer Walshe. Imagine a place where a phone tower is planted next to a holy well, where Facebook employees at the

€15 – €18

Cassiopeia Winds

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Cassiopeia Winds is a group of five of Ireland’s top wind players committed to sharing their passion for the superb wind quintet repertoire with audiences throughout Ireland. The players inspire and refresh their audiences by their infectious enthusiasm for the music they are playing. Member of the group introduce each piece in the programme, engaging

€15 – €18

Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs, and originals composed by Andy. Between them, Irvine and Lunny have been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s

€28

The Ennio Morricone Experience

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

This recital highlights Ennio Morricone’s masterpieces and brings the listener on a wonderful journey in celebration of the Maestro’s great contribution to Italian & International music and to the world of film. Accompanying his wonderful pieces, The Ennio Morricone Experience will also perform compositions by the musicians that inspired him, and his fellow Italian composers

€20 – €22
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Newbridge Musical Theatre Presents Thank You For the Music – A Tribute to ABBA

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Experience the incredible music of ABBA live this October as Newbridge Musical Theatre presents Thank You For The Music: A Musical Tribute To ABBA. Featuring many of Kildare’s leading performers, Thank You For The Music celebrates the iconic hits of one of the greatest and most beloved pop groups of all time. From early chart-toppers such as

€15
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Newbridge Musical Theatre Presents Thank You For the Music – A Tribute to ABBA

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Experience the incredible music of ABBA live this October as Newbridge Musical Theatre presents Thank You For The Music: A Musical Tribute To ABBA. Featuring many of Kildare’s leading performers, Thank You For The Music celebrates the iconic hits of one of the greatest and most beloved pop groups of all time. From early chart-toppers such as

€15

Music Network Presents Sultan Stevenson Trio with special guest Denys Baptiste

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Led by a trailblazing young pianist and composer the Sultan Stevenson Trio is taking the UK jazz scene by storm. Add legendary saxophonist and Mercury Music Prize winner Denys Baptiste and you are in for a real musical treat this October. Stevenson has emerged as a musical force to be reckoned with, and his trio

€15 – €18

Recurring

Out of the Ordinary / As an nGnách – Virtual Reality Opera Experience

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Experience the world’s first virtual reality community opera with Irish National Opera. A virtual reality community opera about winning/losing society’s battle for survival. Your in-the-moment reactions decide what ending you will see. Out of the Ordinary/As an nGnách tells the tale of a community forced to flee their barren homeland, which, due to their own actions,

€5

County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee Presents Birth of a Nation

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

County Kildare Decade of Commemorations celebrate the end of a successful programme with a musical extravaganza set against the backdrop of Irish history up to the founding of the modern Irish State. The Birth of a Nation concert features songs and music from the period. It was a time of significant change, which impacted the

Free event, booking advised

Kildare Jazz Festival: Gustavo de Morais Quartet

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Gustavo de Morais Quartet brings the essence of Brazilian music with a contemporary touch, they bring in their repertoire compositions of renowned Brazilian composers as well as original compositions. GUSTAVO DE MORAIS - GUITAR Gustavo de Morais, a Brazilian guitarist living in Ireland, blends his Brazilian background with modern music. He accompanies and improvises, bringing

€10

Kildare Jazz Festival

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

We are thrilled to announce that the inaugural Kildare Jazz Festival will take place in Riverbank Arts Centre this November. Curated by Kasia Eliasz and supported by the Festival Investment Scheme Funding from The Arts Council and Riverbank Arts Centre, the Kildare Jazz Festival is set to become a highlight in Kildare’s music calendar. Friday

Kildare Jazz Festival: Lauren Kinsella Trio

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Award winning vocalist Lauren Kinsella brings her new trio to Kildare Jazz Festival featuring two highly acclaimed British musicians; saxophonist Julian Siegel and pianist Liam Noble. Together the trio will explore some of the most celebrated song writers and singers in history from Dolly Parton and Sarah Vaughan to Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee in

€10

Kildare Jazz Festival: Bianca Gannon

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Described by JOLT as “redefining the idiom”, Bianca Gannon is a multidisciplinary art music composer and improviser. Exploring the surprising parallels and connections between seemingly disparate concepts, her free improvisations and instant-compositions traverse time, form and genre. The other-worldly extended harmonies and tunings of simultaneous piano + gamelan + singing bowls create an ethereal lyricism

€10

Kildare Jazz Festival: RBG Trio

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Formed in 2019, The RBG Trio is a collective of three of Ireland’s leading jazz artists – Meilana Gillard (tenor saxophone), Dave Redmond (bass), and Kevin Brady (drums). Renowned for their tight interplay and incredible storytelling, the band have carved out a ‘must see’ reputation. With blues always in their foundation, this groups sound ranges

€10

Kildare Jazz Festival: Rodrigo Almonte Sextet

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Rodrigo Almonte is a Peruvian guitarist and composer based in Dublin. He has played extensively on the Peruvian and European jazz scene with his own different musical projects. His lyrical melodies, fresh chords and intricate rhythms are equally present and well-balanced on his solos and compositions. With his South American and contemporary jazz influences, Almonte

€10

Kildare Jazz Festival: LR Project – Jazz & Bossa Nova

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

LR PROJECT, led by the two experienced and versatile musicians from Brazil: Luana Matos (Vocal) and Robson Rocha (Guitar), will deliver a beautiful musical experience full of the authentic Bossa Nova swing. The repertoire is also filled with Brazilian Popular Music (known as MPB) where you can hear a variety of Brazilian rhythms. Luana Matos

€10

Kildare Jazz Festival: Patrick Stefan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Patrick Stefan is an award-winning Irish/Dutch songwriter from Co. Clare & Dublin. In 2023 Patrick sold out his album release show Wayfare (digitally released in late 2022) an alt-folk document of Patrick's unique & colourful travels from Scandinavia, Brazil, to west Africa and back home. After racking up over half a million streams on Superman

€10

ABBA Sensations

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Relive the magic of a live ABBA concert that has entertained audiences nationwide taking them on a nostalgic experience recreating that special ABBA sound that is so loved by ABBA fans everywhere. Enjoy all of ABBA’S greatest songs, from Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Mamma Mia, Waterloo, Thank you for the Music, Take a chance on

€26

A Very WhistleBlast Christmas

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

A Very WhistleBlast Christmas Show includes lots of favourites from Tchaikovsky to The Snowman, a-sing-along WhistleBlast Christmas Tale and other seasonal songs! Bell ringing and percussion for you to join in a joyful concert final. Performed by fun-loving musicians in a highly accessible presentation with Conor Linehan on piano, Ken Edge on sax and clarinet,

€10 – €32

Highly Strung – All Wrapped Up

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Highly Strung return to Riverbank for their annual Christmas Mid-Winter Musical Soiree. Hallmarking the spirit of the season for their audiences, the mellow blend of seasonal favourites casts a little starlight on the darkest time of the year.  With an acoustic blend of voice (Angela O’Toole), flute (Jeanette Behan), violin (Lisa Lazenby) and harp (Mary

€15

Music Network Presents Niamh Dunne, Bróna McVittie, Cormac Breatnach & Seán Óg Graham

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Niamh Dunne vocals / fiddle Bróna McVittie vocals / harp / synthesizer Cormac Breatnach whistles Seán Óg Graham guitar / button accordion Music Network presents a newly curated line-up featuring some of Ireland’s most original and inventive musicians. This talented quartet of singers and instrumentalists will take us on a musical journey, blending traditional and

€15 – €18

Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Musicians Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Myles O'Reilly’s second album The Beautiful Road, a soulful blend of folk, traditional, and ambient crossover follows the success of their debut album Tá Go Maith, which was warmly received by Irish audiences after its release in May 2020. Rónán and Myles have been showcasing their unique sound live to an ever-growing

€18

Megan O’Neill – POSTPONED

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event cannot go ahead as planned. All ticket holders have been contacted. We hope to reschedule this event later in the year.** Megan O'Neill returns with her incredible band to showcase new songs and kick off her 2024 Spring tour. Come celebrate your Valentine's night with us and swoon over

€15 – €18

Scullion

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Formed in the mid-1970’s, Scullion are revered and feted as one of Ireland’s most innovative, original and brilliant live bands. Their latest record Time Has Made a Change in Me (released September 2022) emphasises the band's musical curiosity and like all of their records, it breaks new ground. James Joyce and Sufjan Stevens are woven

€22