Five of the best things to check out in Ireland this week

There’s something for everyone to check out this week. 

1|classical|

GREAT MUSIC IN IRISH HOUSES

Interesting venues and top-class chamber music are on the menu for this six-day festival.

  • June 13-18, greatmusicinirishhouses.com

2|TV|

THE ART SHOW

New eight-part series includes a report on China’s contemporary artists, and a visit to celebrated British sculptor Emily Young in Tuscany.

  • Tuesday, Sky Arts, 8pm

3 |gig|

CLIFF RICHARD

The 76-year-old is sure to perform many of his hits at this Cork gig.

  • Thursday, Live at the Marquee

4|album|

LORDE

At the tender age of 20, pop veteran Ella Yelich-O’Connor releases that difficult second album, Melodrama. Can she hit the heights of Pure Heroine?

  • Released on Friday

5 |festival|

CORK MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL

The oft-used slogan of ‘bigger and better’ is fully deserved for this year’s event. Ten days of theatre, music, art, family fun, etc.

  • June 16-25, corkmidsummer.com


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