Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny among the folk royalty playing Magistorium

Music/News: 10 Oct 2016
Stuart Clark

A new Dublin venue, on the site of the old McGonagles in Sth. Anne Street, will put a strong emphasis on Irish music

Magistorium, a bar, venue, restaurant and theatre space in D2’s South Anne Street is scheduled to open later this month.

The venue, which is on the site of the old McGonagle’s – and which was previously the Crystal Ballroom – is designed to a high spec. Current plans are that it will put a strong emphasis on Irish music, with Stockton’s Wing doing the first gig that’s open to the public there.

In addition to Stockton’s Wing (November 3), among the traditional and folk acts that have been confirmed are John Spillane (Nov 10) and the John McSharry Band feat. Donal Lunny, Michael McGoldrick, Donal O’Connor and Tony Byrne; Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (17); Frankie Gavin & De Dannan (24); Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny (December 1); Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden & Seamie O’Dowd (8); Dervish (14); Moxie (21) and Tír Na Nóg (28).

One of the unique attractions of the supper-club style venue is that high quality food will be served before the music starts. Tickets can be bought for the gigs including or excluding dinner.


Photo // An Audience with Donal Lunny at the Music Show 2012, RDS, Dublin

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