1pm, Tuesday, 1 August 2023, All ages
The Army No. 1 Band Lunchtime Performance
We are delighted to announce that the Army No. 1 Band from the Irish Defence Forces School of Music will be returning to Clarke Square at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, for two free lunchtime performances on Tuesday, 1 August, and Tuesday, 8 August 2023.
The Army No. 1 Band was formed in 1923, the first of four military bands established between 1923 and 1936, and has retained its original title.
The No. 1 Band has performed at all major ceremonial occasions since the foundation of the State, including all Presidential Inaugurations from that of President Douglas Hyde to the present day.
The band’s engagement schedule now includes attendance at Áras an Uachtaráin for Presentation of Credentials ceremonies of newly appointed Ambassadors, the provision of musical support for state visits to Ireland by foreign heads of state and high profile state engagements such as the National Day of Commemoration. In addition the band fulfils all military music requirements for the Defence Forces’ Eastern Brigade.
Concert performances at the National Concert Hall, recitals in St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, and a highly successful Schools Concerts programme are a regular part of the band’s life. The band has performed at festival and military tattoos in Italy, Holland, Germany and France. Since 2010 Captain Fergal Carroll has had responsibility for the administration and musical direction of the Army No.1 Band.
Join us before or after the performance for a guided tour about the history of Collins Barracks
Tuesday 1 August 2023
12pm A Social History of Collins Barracks
2pm A Social History of Collins Barracks
The Army No. 1 Band Lunchtime Performance is located at:
Collins Barracks ,
The Army No. 1 Band from the Irish Defence Forces School of Music live at NMI- Decorative Arts & History
Decorative Arts & History
Collins Barracks ,
+353 1 677 7444