Pride of Place, photography exhibition

One of the big hits of the Five Lamps Arts Festival 2022 returns this December. Pride of Place is a multimedia project of photographs, backed by video, and based on interviews with some 50 residents of Sheriff Street by Maria McGrane. This free exhibition returns on Thursday, December 1st at the Central Bank of Ireland […]

Behind the Scenes: Women in the Arts

Behind the Scenes: Women in the Arts by Laurie Ingram In the lead up to International Women’s day on Tuesday the 8th of March, the Five Lamps Arts Festival has been celebrating the creative contributions of women in many areas including music, dance and performance art. This is a fantastic opportunity to shine a spotlight […]

Pia Dunne and The Eleusians

Pia Dunne released her Debut EP in May 2012 to much acclaim. Since then Pia Dunne and The Eleusians (feat Johnny Taylor piano, Tommy Moore bass and Aidan O’Donavan drums) have played to full houses in venues such as The Workman’s Club and Whelans. Pia was nominated for Best Female Artist, Best Unsigned Artist and […]

North Strand Kontra Band supported by Locoswing

The North Strand Kontra Band was formed on the North side of Dublin in the Winter of 2005. They are an instrumental band that plays a mix of original and traditional material influenced predominantly by the music of Romania and Bulgaria. The band has played to critical acclaim in many of the leading venues and […]

Dublin’s Laptop Orchestra

Dublin Laptop Orchestra’s aim is to bring theatricality and physical presence into electronic music performance. They make music with laptops, built-in cameras, motion sensors, golf controllers, and anything else they can misappropriate. The Dublin Laptop Orchestra has played with This Is How Fly, Yurodny, Crash Ensemble and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and have created numerous […]