On Saturday 1 February 2014 Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane presented Dear Dirty Dublin: the Dublin Lockout, a special concert commemorating the Dublin Lockout 1913. The event took place in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Gallery,Parnell Square, Dublin 1.Dear Dirty Dublin was an expansion of the ‘Musical Tales’ project which toured Dublin City Libraries in April 2013. It was devised by the Contemporary Music Centre in association with Dublin City Council’s One City One Book initiative. This concert was the final artistic event associated with Dublin Divided: September 1913 exhibition which was curated by Dr Margarita Cappock.

The concert featured music by the composers Vincent Kennedy and Michael Holohan  inspired by the Dublin and its history. Compositions included Tommy Donnybrook,  Strumpet City and  Soliloquy to a City  by Vincent Kennedy. Dublin Street Cries, All In, All In,  James Connolly and Jim Larkin RIP by Michael Holohan. The music was complemented by readings by Donal O’Kelly from the writings of W.B. Yeats, Austin Clarke, Patrick Kavanagh, Brendan Behan, James Larkin and James Connolly. Performers included The  R.I.A.M. singers, conductor Margaret Bridge, Gerry Cullen,  singer , Vincent Kennedy, trumpet , Brian Dunning, flute, Niamh McDonough, piano, Breifne Holohan guitar, and The Drogheda String Ensemble. Download the full programme here.

Dear Dirty Dublin was presented in association with Dublin City Council, the Contemporary Music Centre, Sundays at Noon, SIPTU and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

Explore Century Ireland’s online exhibition on the 1913 Lockout.

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