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News article9 May 2024Representation in Ireland1 min read

Europe Day celebrated with a concert in Dublin, RTÉ Lyric to broadcast it live at 7 pm tonight

Europe Day celebrations in Ireland will culminate tonight in a Europe Day Concert at the Whyte Recital Hall of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. The concert will be broadcast on RTÉ Lyric Live with Paul Herriott at 7 pm. 

Europe Day 2024 - photo of musicians against the background of the Samuel Beckett bridge in Dublin
Irish musicians and students at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Martina Rosaria O'Connell and David Vesey at Dublin's Samuel Beckett Bridge, illuminated in the colours of the European Union flag on the evening of 8 May 2024 to mark Europe Day.

In true celebration of the common European values of democracy, freedom, solidarity and friendship the performance will feature a collaboration between students from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and their peers from Belgium, students from Le Conservatoire royal de Liège and the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. They will play works by European composers, including Bach, Bellini, Chopin and Sibelius.

The concert is proudly presented in partnership with the European Parliament Liaison Office, the European Commission Representation, and the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Head of European Commission Representation in Ireland Barbara Nolan said: 

"We are very much looking forward to celebrating Europe day with these young European musicians who will express the European spirit of togetherness, cooperation and diversity through music." 

Europe Day 

On 9 May 1950, the foundation of the European Union, as we now know it, was set out in the Schuman Declaration. The French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman presented his plan for economic and political cooperation among European countries, designed to prevent future war and secure lasting peace. 

More information:

Programme of Europe Day Concert 2024 

RTE Lyric FM


Publication date
9 May 2024
Representation in Ireland