Caitríona O’Leary & Dúlra Handel in Ireland Tour

Handel in ireland Tour

The Arts Council

Following a standing room only concert at the Händel Festival in Halle, Germany in June 2015, Handel In Ireland –  performed over five dates on a tour of Ireland – is Caitríona O’Leary & Dúlra’s celebration of Handel’s stay in Ireland in 1741 – 1742 during which time he premiered his most famous work, Messiah.

The concert features songs and dances that were popular in Ireland at the time, music that Handel would undoubtedly have encountered here, as well as some works by the maestro himself, reimagined in traditional Irish interpretation.



Tuesday 12 April
The Dock, Carrick on Shannon
Box Office: 071 9650828 or

Wednesday 13 April
Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Box Office: 066 7123055 or

Thursday 14 April
Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Box Office: 01-231 2929 or
(Free Booking Online)

Friday 15 April
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Box Office: 045448327 or

Sunday 17 April
Tullynally Castle,
Promoted by Derravaragh
Music Association
T. 044 9666 344 or email


Handel In Ireland is performed by some of the world’s most celebrated Irish traditional musicians and European world music stars.
Caitríona O’Leary (voice)
Dónal Lunny (bouzuki)
Adrian Hart (fiddle)
Éamonn de Barra (flute and whistles)
Éamonn Galldubh (flute, whistles, uillieann pipes)
Kate Ellis (cello)
Matthias Loibner (hurdy- gurdy)
Andrea Piccioni (frame drums)