SHARED MUSIC SESSIONS IN A VAN

Connecting communities through culture and music

Shared Music Sessions Autumn 2022

The Festival in a Van Shared Music Sessions are visiting twenty one counties throughout Ireland from August to October.

Connecting through culture and our shared love of music, and presented with the generous atmosphere of the traditional Irish seisiún, we are delighted to be supported by Creative Ireland, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media's Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.

With thanks to our partners in Creative Ireland, Mother Tongues, Music Generation, and the Local Authority Network around Ireland.

About the shared music sessions

An international concert series of events with Irish musicians coming together with Ukrainian musicians, and musicians from other refugee communities via Festival in a Van.

Connecting through culture and our shared love of music, and presented with the generous atmosphere of the traditional Irish seisiún, we are delighted to be supported by Creative Ireland, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media's Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.

The Shared Music Sessions kick off on August 23 in Co Kerry, before visiting twenty other counties throughout Ireland, and concluding on November 20.

Check below for updates on locations, artists, times and dates, and check back soon for more.

With thanks to our partners in Creative Ireland, Mother Tongues, Music Generation, and the Local Authority Network around Ireland.

Shared Music sessions Schedule

Kerry, August 2022

AUGUST 23rd

11am Dingle Peninsula Hotel, Emlagh East, Dingle, Co. Kerry

3pm Dingle Gate Hostel, The Mall, Annascul, Co. Kerry

with performances from Olena Basko and Yaromyr Zastup, James Moore, Damian Greer and  Deirdre Johnson.

AUGUST 24th

11am Buds Family Resource Centre, Ballyduff, Co. Kerry

3pm Earl of Desmond, Tralee, Co. Kerry

with performances from Oleksander Bezrukavyi, Krill Blazhko, Soloviova Evelina, Soloviova Sofiaa, James Moore, Damian Greer and  Deirdre Johnson.

AUGUST 25th

11am Derrynane Hotel, Glenbeg, Caherdaniel

3pm Acard Ltd. Caherciveen Pier, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry

with performances from Maksym Lozovyi, Bryan O'Leary and Shauna Nolan. 

AUGUST 26th

11am Killarney Country Club Lodges, Faha

3pm KDYS Killarney, Fairhill

with performances from Olena Basko, Bryan O'Leary and Shauna Nolan. 

Supported by Kerry County Council and funded by Creative Ireland. Programmed in partnership with Music Generation Kerry

All around Ireland, September 2022

 

SEPTEMBER 12th MEATH
11am Gormanstown, Irishtown, Meath
4pm Kells Christian Brothers, Town Parks, Kells, Meath

with performances from Amie Grendon, Edward Phelan, Noel Perry & Anton Dudchenko

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Meath County Council

 

SEPTEMBER 19th ROSCOMMON
11am Lanesborough, Roscommon
3pm Donamon Castle, Toberkeagh, Roscommon

with performances from Therese Hanley, Nuala Donlon and Maryna Odolska

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Roscommon County Council

 

SEPTEMBER 20th CARLOW
11am Ballon Community Centre, Carlow

3pm Toughers, Dublin Rd, Carlow

with performances from Áine Donohoe, Brian Murphy, Eric de Buitléar and Maryna Odolska

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Carlow County Council

 

SEPTEMBER 28th DUBLIN
3pm Red Cow Hotel, Dublin

With performances from Maryna Odolska, Kyrill Yakovenko, Elena Yakovenko, and Dmytro Danyichuk.

Supported by Creative Ireland

 

SEPTEMBER 26th MONAGHAN
11am Barry McGuigan Park, 98 Avenue, Clones

4pm St. Pat’s Accommodation Centre, Monaghan H18VX59

With performances from Maryna Odolska, Michael Fearon, Sinead McKenna and Oisin Murphy

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Monaghan County Council

 

SEPTEMBER 30th WEXFORD
11am The Danby, Rosslare Rd, Killanick, Co. Wexford

With performances by Olga Doroshchuk and Emily Furlong.

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Wexford County Council

All around Ireland, October 2022

OCTOBER 3rd CAVAN

11am Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan H12 V3W4

3pm Ballyhaise Agricultural College

With performances from Elena Yakovenko, Kyrill Yakovenko, Dmytro Danylchuk, Michael Fearon, Oisin Murphy and Sinead McKenna

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Cavan County Council

 

OCTOBER 4th LOUTH

3pm Courtyard Coffee, Drogheda

With performances by Elena Yakovenko, Kyrill Yakovenko, Dmytro Danylchuk, Sean Matthews, Mateo Benitez, Sergiy Abramov and Mikhalio Ivanyshenko.

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Louth County Council

 

OCTOBER 5th WICKLOW
4pm The Rise, Greystones.

With performances from Melania Chephya, Maryna Odolska, Hannah Kelly and the Florence Road Band.

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Wicklow County Council

 

OCTOBER 6th KILDARE

4pm Bert House, Co Kildare.

With performances from Melania Chephya, Maryna Odolska and Shane Sullivan.

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Kildare County Council

 

OCTOBER 10th CLARE
11am Phoenix House, Shannon

3pm Kilkee Bay Hotel

With performances by Ksneiia Rusnak, Yuiry Pechak, Katie Theasby, David Sanders, Kevin Griffin, Alan Wallace and Atlantic Dance.

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Clare County Council

 

OCTOBER 11th LIMERICK 

11am Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick

3pm Riverbrook Accommodation, Castleconnell

With performances by Maryna Odolska, Kyrill, Ksneiia Rusnak, Gary Tobin, Svetlana Laktinova, Jane Fraser and Boris Hunka.

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Limerick County Council and Music Generation Limerick

 

OCTOBER 12th WATERFORD

11am The Granary, Merchant's Quay, Waterford

4pm 360 Quay Stay, Dungarvan

With performances by Maryna Odolska, Fin Furey and the Mulligans.

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Waterford County Council

 

OCTOBER 14th DUBLIN

3pm and 7.30pm City West, Dublin

With performances from Maryna Odolska, Yvgeniya Grishina, Kyrill Yakovenko, Elena Yakovenko, Dmytro Danyichuk, Kyrill and Fin Furey.

Supported by Creative Ireland, and with thanks to all the team at City West

 

OCTOBER 17th DONEGAL

These sessions have been postponed in sympathy with all those touched by the tragedy at Cresslough. Our thoughts are with you, and we will look forward to sharing sessions with you later this year. Love the team at Festival in a Van

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Donegal County Council

 

OCTOBER 18th SLIGO

11am Cregg House, Rosses Point: special show for schools

4pm Cregg House, Rosses Point

With performances by Ludmila Ropiak, Maksym Khromov, Olha Kaluminsa, Evgeniy Perevoznuk, Dmitrio Kolindrytskiy, Maria Dosenko and Téada: Samantha Harvey, Daithí Gormley and Oisín MacDiarmada.

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Sligo County Council

 

OCTOBER 26th MAYO 

11am St Joseph's National School, Ballina: special School show

2pm The Great National Hotel Ballina

With performances by Maryna Odolska, Stephen Doherty, Patrick Doocey, David Doocey, Breda Mayock, Lughaidh Armstrong Mayock and more.

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Mayo County Council

 

OCTOBER 30th CORK CITY

11am Blackpool

3pm Fairhill

With performances by Maryna Odolska, Leonid Dobriansky, Valeriya Dekun, Juliya Rudan, Arthur Kolomyjets, Svitlana Deykun, Andy Dunne and Brendan Clancy, and more.

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Cork City Council, Music Generation Cork, and the Cork Academy of Music

All around Ireland, November 2022

 NOVEMBER 2nd KERRY

12noon Banna Beach Resort, Artfert

4pm Listowel Town Square, Listowel

With music from Olena Blasko, Maksym Lozovyi, Ksneiia Yershova and Yevlaliia Yershova, and Cathal Flaherty.

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Kerry County Council and Music Generation Kerry

 

NOVEMBER 12th DUBLIN

Shared music sessions at City West

With music from Kiruu, Melania Pshyk, Justine Nantale, Segun Akano, Miguel Brasil and Maryna Odolska

Supported by Creative Ireland 

 

NOVEMBER 17th GALWAY

Shared music sessions in Galway, full venue details coming soon

With music from Maryna Odolska, Ksneiia Rusnyiak, Afina Ostapenko, Lev Rulevskyi, Tracey Bruen, Padraic Joyce, Adam Downey and more.

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Galway County Council, Music Generation Galway and the Galway City Partnership

 

NOVEMBER 20th WEXFORD

Fethard on Sea

With music from Olga Doroshchuk, David Hope, Maris Civciss, Maryna Odolska and Denis Boyev

Supported by Creative Ireland and programmed in collaboration with Wexford County Council

 

Tour extended until December 2022. More sessions coming in Cork and Cork County.

Thank you to all the wonderful artists and audiences, our brilliant crew, fabulous supporters, amazing venue hosts, local contacts and community groups, and of course to Creative Ireland, the Local Authority Arts Network and to Music Generation. It has been so good to have the show on the road - with you.