Sir James Galway, one of the world’s best known flute players, is coming to the National Concert Hall in Dublin for one concert only. Read on to find out more on the show, the venue, how to get there and where to stay.
About Sir James Galway…
Born in Belfast Northern Ireland, but now living in Switzerland, Sir James Galway makes a welcome return to Dublin for one night only.
The classical artist will be accompanied by his wife Lady Jeanne Galway who is also an accomplished performer.
He has a long and interesting career which began with the world famous Philharmonic Orchestra in London. During his early years as a flautist he played with such groups as Sadler’s Wells Opera, Covent Garden Opera, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. After all this, a solo career beckoned for Galway, so he pursued it with great success.
James Galway performs all the well known classic pieces during his show, but he also plays some comtemporary music as created by composers like David Amram, William Bolcom, John Corigliano, Dave Heath, and Lowell Liebermann. He also made some recordings for the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Some of Galway’s tunes are played on his 24K golden flute that was handcrafted for him by the Nagahara team and so he has become known as ‘The Man with the Golden Flute’.
The show is on in the Main Auditorium of the National Concert Hall and it will begin at 8pm, on Wednesday 28th of May. Tickets range from €25 – €65.
How to get to the venue…
The National Concert Hall is located in the city centre just south of St. Stephen’s Green on Earlsfort Terrace.
It’s a short walk from O’Connell Street. Just head south across the river and past Trinity College to Grafton Street. Continue to the top of Grafton Street where you’ll find St. Stephen’s Green.Continue straight, passing the St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Center on your right hand side and when you get to the junction with Harcourt Street take a left and continue straight to the next junction where you’ll take a right for Earlsfort Terrace. Walk down this street and you’ll find the NCH on your right hand side.
You can also reach the Concert Hall by public transport. There are a number of options like the LUAS tram which has ‘green line’ stop at Harcourt Street which is just a short walk from the venue. (This line runs from St. Stephen’s Green to Sandyford).
A number of bus routes also stop closeby the venue, including 10, 11, 13, 14, 14A, 15, 15A, 15B, 15C, 27C, 44, 46A, 46B, 48A, 68.
If you are travelling by car it should be noted that the National Concert Hall has no parking facilities but there are a number of car parks nearby that you might avail of, The Royal College of Surgeons Car Park, Dawson Street Car Park, Drury Street Car Park, Park Rite Car Park and St. Stephen’s Green Car Park.
Dublin hotels closeby…
Our Dublin hotels within easy reach of the NCH include the 4 star O’Callaghan Stephen’s Green Hotel, the 5 star Westbury Hotel just off Grafton Street and hotels on nearby Lower Leeson Street like the 3 star Premier Suites Dublin and the 2 star Leeson Court Hotel.
For other hotels throughout the city, have a look at our full Dublin hotels listing.
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