The IMMA Summer Party is back this July, promising another truly unique night of great music, performance, food, and drink.

The IMMA Summer Party returns for its third edition, taking place on Saturday, 16th July in the buildings and grounds of the museum. As one has come to expect of such an event, there is an impressive line-up of acts and performers on the ticket.

Cillian Murphy has been tasked with curating the musical content for the evening, and by all appearances, has done a fine job in gathering some seriously good, yet somewhat eclectic, acts, all known for their unique and mesmerising live performances.


German pianist Hauschka (real name Volker Berttelmann) is one of the most recognisable 21st-century proponents of prepared piano. His first forays into public performance were with major label hip hop act God’s Favourite Dog, and a drum and bass quintet Nonex. His sound is both instinctive and fuelled by a love of rhythm.

New Jackson (DJ set)

This Dubliner makes nocturnal house music with a ghostly disco tint. He is putting the finishing touches to his first release of 2016. 2015’s highlights include a collaboration with Fort Romeau, ‘Not A Word’, which featured on the UK producer’s album on Ghostly, and a return to hometown label Major Problems with the ‘Metroflex’ 12”

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

One of the most exciting and innovative traditional musician of his generation and member of The Gloaming, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh makes music on a 10 string fiddle called the hardanger d’amore, and travels the world as a solo musician, in duos with Dan Trueman, Mick O’Brien and Brendan Begley, and as a member of The Gloaming and This is How We Fly. He is currently musician-in-residence in the John Field Room at the National Concert Hall.


Meltybrains? was born with the recording of a number of electronic vocal-based songs, taking ‘lyrics’ from household objects such as bills, cigarette packets and deodorant cans. From the word go this was a band who did things differently. Since their first appearances back in Dublin 2012, Meltybrains? have garnered a strong reputation for their unabashed creativity, picking up a loyal following that has helped them sell out shows across Ireland, the UK and the US.

Murphy will also be joined by performance curator Anna Gritz who is programming a series of live interventions to take place across the site throughout the night.

And, as always, there will be food and drink available to purchase on the night. Stay up-to-date with all the latest information on the IMMA website, and also via Twitter and Facebook.

Tickets for the IMMA Summer Party cost €18 and go on sale on Friday, 20th May. Grab them fast, this event is going to sell-out!

IMMA Summer Party
IMMA Summer Party
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital
Military Road
Dublin 8


the thin grey line

All images courtesy Irish Museum of Modern Art


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