A WEEKEND OF MUSIC AND CELEBRATION
The second "Music in Monkstown" festival will present some of Ireland's leading musicians in a weekend of classical music and celebration from 18-20 September 2015. Concerts will take place in the wonderful setting of Church of Ireland Parish Church, Monkstown, Co Dublin.
Music in Monkstown also announced that there will be two evenings of post concert Jazz @10pm @FXB's bar and restaurant on the Saturday and Sunday nights, thanks to the generous support of Newpark Music Centre.
Music in Monkstown is the brain-child of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra's principal clarinetist and Monkstown resident John Finucane, supported by other enthusiastic local music lovers. After an incredibly successful inaugural festival in 2014, MIM is back with another three days of fantastic classical music programming.
All five concerts will be held in Monkstown Parish Church. The festival is supported by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Monkstown has been home to Hofler Architects since 1992 and is one of the loveliest remaining villages in the Dublin area, with many amenities to hand. It has plenty of appealing shops, good places to eat and drink and the ambiance is one of relaxed elegance. Already a popular venue for classical music concerts, we are delighted to bring Monkstown its very own music festival.
MONKSTOWN PARISH CHURCH
The venue for all our Music in Monkstown concerts, Monkstown Parish Church was redesigned by the prolific 19th century church architect John Semple, who also created the Mansion House's Round Room in Dublin city centre. The church was a particular favourite of Sir John Betjeman, the British Poet Laureate and church historian who served as Press Attache with the Britisch Embassy in Dublin in the early 1940s. For him Monkstown Parish Chruch, which he visited frequently when staying with Gate Theatre founder Lady Wicklow who lived nearby, was on of the best examples of Semple's work around the city's suburbs.