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Monday 25 June 2018

A waltz down Grafton Street: Dubliner Sheahan launches MusicTown festival

John Sheahan serenades the people of Dublin from the balcony of Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street where he was joined by opera singer Rachel Croash. Photo: Leon Farrell
John Sheahan serenades the people of Dublin from the balcony of Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street where he was joined by opera singer Rachel Croash. Photo: Leon Farrell
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Window shoppers and coffee drinkers were serenaded by John Sheahan as he performed 'The Marino Waltz' from the balcony of Bewley's Café on Grafton Street.

The last surviving member of The Dubliners was launching the programme for this year's MusicTown festival. He was joined by opera singer Rachel Croash.

Over the course of 10 days, MusicTown will present numerous concerts, masterclasses, collaborations and workshops in Dublin.

As part of the festival, Little Green Cars will team up with acclaimed painter Andrew Vickery on the stage of the Abbey Theatre.

Children can bring their most treasured teddy bears and toys to Dublin Choral Foundation's 'The Teddybear's Picnic'.

Young musicians will take their first steps on to the concert platform for their début concert performance in My First Concert.

'Sounds of the Diaspora' celebrates the diversity of African and Caribbean music and their influence on Ireland's music scene.

The festival runs from April 13-22.

Irish Independent

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