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Christmas at the Cathedral
The Irish Chamber Orchestra presents A Night in Bethlehem with internationally renowned soprano Ailish Tynan (pictured) and the ICO chorus. A festive feast at St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick, next Thursday; and St Finbarre's Cathedral, Cork, on Friday. See www.irishchamberorchestra.com
'Twas the night before Christmas'
Branar Téatar do Pháistí are on tour with this brand new show. Telling big stories for little citizens! This Irish children's theatre, 10-venue Irish tour runs until December 22. See www.branar.ie
Baroque Christmas Concert
Tomorrow night at 8pm at the National Concert Hall, audiences will be transported back some 300 years to the fascinating sights and sounds of 18th-Century Europe with this Baroque Christmas concert featuring the Chamber Choir Ireland and Irish Baroque Orchestra conducted by Paul Hillier. See www.nch.ie