Bray Jazz Festival

Friday 28th April – Sunday 30th April

The seventeenth Bray Jazz Festival features performers from Switzerland, the USA, Australia and India. Higlights include the Lionel Loueke Trio, Stian Carstensen and  the Malin Wättring 4.

For more information, visit

Malin Wättring 4 perform Glöd at Vara Concert Hall in 2016

Corset Making Course

Saturday 29th April

The Design House will host a one day course, imparting all the skills required to create a steel boned under-bust corset. Teacher Laura Thorp is a costume maker and corsetiere. She has been featured on RTE’s Nationwide program.

Tickets are available here

Corsetry - photo credit: alveyk (flickr)

Corsetry – photo credit: alveyk (flickr)

Paper Trail Records Birthday Bonanza

Saturday 29th April

Dublin based record label, Paper Trail Records celebrate their second anniversary with a night of DJs and performers at Lock 6 Café. Their latest playlist might provide some clues as to what to expect.

Tickets are available here

Bright Lights Tag Rugby Festival

Saturday 29th April

The Bright Lights Tag Rugby Festival has been organised in aid of charities, Aware and Pieta House at Blackrock College RFC. A BBQ will nourish the hungry competitors.

Teams of 12 are invited to register here

Tag Rugby - photo credit: Guy Franklin (flickr)

Tag Rugby – photo credit: Guy Franklin (flickr)

Handel’s Messiah

Saturday 29th April

Handel first debuted his composition Messiah, in the Great Music Hall on Fishamble Street in 1741. This May Bank Holiday, you can hear this oratorio performed by The Occasional Singers with conductor Robin Moore,  in St. John the Evangelist Church in Sandymount.

Tickets are available here