Music | 2 months ago

Fancy yourself as more than just a shower singer? We have the (pitch) perfect festival for you...

Next month, Dublin is set to host a brand new festival, featuring international vocal talent and masterclasses from Grammy-award winning singers.

The Irish International A Cappella Festival takes place on July 14-16 in a number of locations in the capital including St. Patrick's Cathedral and Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Headlining the festival is the five-time Grammy-winning group The Swingles, who are performing on the final night as well as giving a masterclass with an entry fee of just €5.

The festival is hosted by the Ardú Vocal Ensemble, who specialise in curating a cappella events and have toured across Ireland and the UK. Other celebrated performers include The Apple Blossoms and International Barbershop Winners 4 In A Bar, not pictured here...

If you fancy your barbershop skills (no, not THOSE ones), there will also be a competition for two categories (small ensemble and large chorus) taking place on the Saturday in the Griffith Conference Centre, as well as beatboxing and composition masterclasses.

Tickets for the festival are available here, with options for full weekend, all-access tickets to competition tickets and concert tickets.

You can get loads more info on the festival by clicking right here, heading over to Facebook here and Twitter here, and by checking out the video below...


Clip via Ardú Music

Well, would you look who it is. While you're here, check this out...

Episode 17 of The JOE Show was a cracker as comedian PJ Gallagher and Mick Konstantin AKA 'the viral star who wrote that brilliant Conor McGregor song' joined us on the sofa, the funktastic CC Brez was in to play the Magic Cover, while Domhnall Gleeson told us what it was like to boss some lad called Tom Cruise around on the set of his new film American Made.

Plus, Kymann and Dara had an egg-cellent time playing the Whispering Challenge, while Shifts discovered that you can never, EVER lie to your mammy... so don't even try.

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Dublin, Choir, A Cappella