THERE will be an explosion of music in Dingle this Thursday as local arts and cultural centre An Lab celebrates the International Day of Music.
The event is being held in conjunction with Music Network and an open invitation is extended to all to come along and listen to some great music on Midsummer's Day, free of charge, indoors and outdoors at An Lab, in the old CBS secondary school.
The day kicks off at 11am with coffee and music from the Cuilín Quartet, followed by a second quartet made up of North and West Kerry musicians Joel Reed, Rachel Holstead, Aina Davis and Emma Shanahan, who will tackle two movements from Schubert's dramatic 'Death and the Maiden'.
The afternoon will bring a change of tempo when Café du Jazz make an appearance at 4pm and there will be afternoon tea and dancing.
At around 7.30pm Amhranaithe Óga Chorca Dhuibhne and sean nós singer Páidí Mhárthain Mac Gearailt will be on stage. Special guests will include Eoin Duignan, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Gerry O'Beirne, Mark Crickard and Muiris Mac Ginneá. Musicians are welcome to bring along their instruments and join the session.