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Music | Kormac, Spook of the Thirteenth, and more lined-up for St.Patrick’s Festival in Dublin


St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin returns from 15 – 19  March. Featuring specially commissioned events in the lead up to and after St. Patrick’s Day based on the theme of “HOME” for the 2018 edition.

Part of those events are some music-based activities that are set to be unique and influenced by major moments in Irish history.

One of those features Irish DJ, producer, and composer Kormac, who will bring his show – Kormac: Equivalent Exchange – to Dublin’s Vicar Street on Sunday 18 March.  This show will see a collaboration of Irish Chamber Orchestra, Kormac’s Big Band, plus some 30 other artists to perform pieces of music and art on the night including the likes of Loah and Maser to name but a few.

Dublin experimental folk-rock band The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock launch their new album “Lockout at the Pepper Canister Church on Friday 16 March. Their show will also feature some extra guests as part of their concept album around the event of the 1913 Lockout.

Composer Matthew Nolan, who worked with Barry Adamson, has created a new score for the screening of 1921’s American silent war film “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. The film, which has Irish influence that comes from Director Rex Ingram, will be shown in St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 15 March. Both Matthew and Barry will be accompanied by Seán Mac Erlaine, Adrian Crowley and Kevin Murphy on the night.

Other activities taking place across the festival include street-theatre, talks, walks, spoken word, literature, music, Irish language, visual art and more.

The full programme of events for St. Patrick’s Festival is available on