Kerry Events Calendar

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This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Kerry, featuring the best of things to do in Kerry – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Kerry fundraisers and charity events.

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Chamber Music on Valentia

17th August @ 11:00 am - 21st August @ 10:00 pm

Free – €18

Valentia Island is the perfect place for a unique chamber music festival, nestled in a rich and vibrant landscape. It is a spectacular location as one of Ireland’s most westerly points, steeped in history (ancient and recent) and boasts a host of stunning venues.  In its 9th year, Chamber Music on Valentia presents 5 days of exciting concerts in Valentia’s wonderful venues with an eclectic line-up of guest artists from Iceland, USA, Italy, UK, Germany and Ireland. Come and enjoy a richly diverse programme that has something for everyone with music composed by Ireland’s Joan Trimble to Ugandan composer Justinian Tamusuza. Ernest Moeran to Gavin Bryars, Carolan to Schumann,  The programme features the world premiere of a new suite of pieces by Irish composers (including Linda Buckley, Shaun Davey and Neil Martin) for the unique combination of uilleann pipes and piano trio, ‘They Danced When the Musicians Played’ where Fidelio Trio are joined by Cillian Vallely of Lúnasa. We present our recent Carolan 350th celebration with flute player Sarah Allen of Flook joining harpsichord and Festival musicians complemented by recitations of Carolan’s verse read by Irish conductor and Kerry resident Robert Houlihan.

‘Bach to Beatles’ juxtaposes John Tilbury’s tantalising Beatles songs with Dmitri Sitkovetsky’s string trio arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Our regular concert and reception at the stunning location of Glanleam House features Moeran’s Oboe Quartet, important repertoire only recently making waves on the concert stage by American composer Florence Price and Schumann’s scintillating Piano Quartet. Chamber Choir Ireland bring ‘The Birds and the Bees Quartet’ to Chapeltown and the grand finale concert is a two-piano gala in Knightstown including aptly Trimble’s Puck Fair and Rachmaninoff‘s majestic Symphonic Dances. Throughout the Festival other highlights and participation opportunities include our popular Family Concert, a specially commissioned Soundtrail around Valentia in association with The Lighthouse Project, masterclasses, opportunities to perform with Festival Artists, a singing workshop with Chamber Choir Ireland and the now much loved ‘Musical Map’ on Saturday 20th including films and demonstrations.

For any queries, please phone +353 (83) 096 5977 or email

Festival Artists 2022

Mary Dullea – Piano and Artistic Director

Darragh Morgan – Violin

Una Sveinbjarnardottir – Violin

Claudio Laureti – Viola

Tim Gill – Cello

Dirk Wietheger – Cello

Melinda Maxwell – Oboe

Simon Callaghan – Piano

Cillian Vallely – Uilleann Pipes

Sarah Allen – Flute

Chamber Choir Ireland

Dumnac Goulet – Sound Artist

Robert Houlihan – Spoken Word


17th August @ 11:00 am
21st August @ 10:00 pm
Free – €18
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Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
Kerry, V23 NH21 Kerry
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