December 2015



December 2015
Nordic Newsletter
December issue
What’s on in Ireland?
Embassy of Denmark
Embassy of Finland
7th floor, Block E
Iveagh Court, Harcourt
Dublin 2
Russell House, Stokes Place
St. Stephen´s Green
Dublin 2
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Consulate General of Sweden
12 Fitzwilliam Place
Dublin 2
34 Molesworth Street
Dublin 2
23—29 November—SUBTITLE European Film Festival
The annual SUBTITLE European film festival in Kilkenny is kicking off on 23
November. A long list of films from all over Europe will surely entice even the
most discerning film buff. The programme includes Force Majeure
(Sweden, France, Norway, Denmark),
Heart of a Lion (Finland, Sweden),
Long Story Short (Denmark) and A
Somewhat Gentle Man (Norway).
For a full list of all that is on offer
and to book tickets, click here.
24 November—Thomas Dybdahl at the Odessa Club
The critically acclaimed Norwegian
musician Thomas Dybdahl comes to
Dublin to play at the Odessa Club. He
has received national and international
recognition since his debut in 2004. For
more info and tickets click here.
29 November—SWEA Christmas Market
SWEA (Swedish Women’s Educational Assocation) are holding their annual
Christmas Market 14.00 – 17.00 in Comhaltas, Cultúrlann,
32 Belgrave Square - Monkstown. Glögg, Swedish baking, hot dogs and waffles
to try, taste and buy along with handmade Christmas themed arts and craft.
Free admission. More information can be found on SWEA’s homepage
2 December— Marja Gaynor, Bello bar
Finnish violinist and artistic director of East Cork Early Music Festival Marja
Gaynor will be joining the Dublin Kaleidoscope Night concert series as a
visiting director. The programme will consist of music composed by Jean
Sibelius and Oskar Merikanto. Leading Finnish folk musician, violinist, Esko
Järvelä along with duopartner Krishna Nagaraja will be arriving from Finland
to perform. For more info and to book tickets, click here.
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5 December—Finnish Independence Day celebrations
Kicking it off is the Christmas Bazaar from 10.30 am. - 12.30
pm. and Carol Singing 1 to 2 pm. in Lutherhaus, Adelaide
Road, Dublin 2.
Independence Day celebrations of Finland IFS Independence Day celebrations
will be held this year in the VIP Lounge in Lillie's Bordello at 1-2 Adam Court,
just off Grafton Street (first pathway to the left when you start walking south
on Grafton). Music, Raffle, Fancy Fingerfood & Canapés!
Starting at 18.30 with free drink to members that arrive before 20 o'clock! 15€
for members and 20€ for non-members. For more details, click here.
5 December—Lucia celebrations for all the family, St Finian’s Church
On Saturday 5th of December a priest from the Swedish Church in London /
Svenska Kyrkan i London will hold a Christmas Mass starting at 15.00. As part
of the Mass, a part of the well renowned Adolf Frederik's Youth Choir will sing
Swedish Christmas carols and there will be a traditional Lucia procession. This
will be followed by mingle with coffee/glögg, kanelbullar and possibly other
assorted treats for a small cost. This event is open for all ages, especially
St Finians church is located at 23 Adelaide Rd, Dublin 2
Please mail [email protected] if you want to join the coffee after the
Christmas Mass so we have an idea on numbers.
6 December—Adolf Fredrik’s Youth Choir, Christchurch Cathedral
Adolf Fredrik’s Ungdomskör from Stockholm
performs “ From Darkness to Light” with a
Sankta Lucia procession. Tickets are available on
Ticketmaster priced at 40 euro which includes
reserved seating and access to reception in the
crypt or 15 euro unreserved seating. Tickets can
also be reserved by sending an email to
[email protected]
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7 December—Ane Brun, Vicar Street
Ane Brun is a unique Norwegian musician and
songwriter with two Platinum albums to her name.
She received the award of best female artist at the
Norwegian Grammy Awards in 2005 and 2011.
Brun plays music in the genre of folk, pop and art
pop. For more info and tickets, click here.
12 December —Irish Scandinavian Club Christmas Party
This year's ISC Christmas party is helt in St Brigid Parish Church, Stillorgan,
between 3pm and 6pm. There will be a Lucia procession, Christmas carols,
some nibbles (including cakes and gløgg) and a visit from Santa.
Parents are asked to bring a clearly labelled present for each of their own
children, and also one unwrapped present, that will be given to St Vincent de
Paul. Also, all adults are asked to bring a plate of food; sandwiches, biscuits or
Cost for members: Family €15 / Adult €7
Cost for non-members: Family €20 / Adult 10
For more information, please contact Torunn Dahl; 087 249 1299 /
[email protected] or Hanne Galby; 086 234 0824 /
[email protected]
12 December— Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, National Concert
To honour the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius, the National
Concert Hall has invited the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra to Ireland to
play Sibelius' music. John Storgårds will be conducting the orchestra and the
soloist will be the winner of the Sibelius Violin Competition 2015.
For more information and to book tickets, please click here.
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12 December—José Gonzàlez, The Academy
After a storming performance at this year’s Longitude Festival, José González
brings his new album Vestiges & Claws to Dublin’s music lovers.
Ready to step into centre stage again, José’s latest album Vestiges & Claws is a
hushed and delicate solo set that forefronts the artist and guitarist’s
compellingly intimate vocal style and intricate playing technique.
Recorded almost entirely by José and selfproduced, mostly in his Gothenburg home,
Dublin audiences will revel in its warm,
analogue sound and lush harmonies. A
mesmeric performer in a suitably intimate
venue, prepare to be entranced. For more
information, please click here.
15 December—Christmas get-together for Danes at the Danish
Save the evening of Tuesday 15 December, as the Danish Embassy is inviting
you for a Christmas get-together with Danish “juleknas” and an evening of
singing (in the good traditional Danish way: “fællessang”).
The Danish Embassy has brought the
exhibition “Music is Life” to Ireland in
connection with the 150th anniversary of
the famous Danish composer Carl Nielsen.
The curator from Odense Bymuseum, Ida
Marie Vorre will present the exhibition
and conduct the sing-along of renowned
Christmas carols by Carl Nielsen.
The event will take place from 18.00 at the Danish Embassy,
7th Floor, Block E,
Iveagh Court, Harcourt Road,
Dublin 2.
Send a mail to [email protected] at latest by Thursday December10, if
you would like to attend.
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17 and 18 December—A Scandinavian Christmas with the Irish
Chamber Orchestra, Limerick and Mullingar
The Irish Chamber Orchestra is celebrating a Scandinavian Christmas this
year, with two concerts. The first is on the 17 December in St Mary's Cathedral
in Limerick, and the following day they have a concert in St Paul's Church in
Mullingar. These concerts will give you a full taste of Scandinavian folk and
classical music, so there will be something for everyone.
For more information and to book tickets, click here.
From last Newsletter
Just to remind everyone about events from last newsletter that are still
waiting to happen:
24 November—Børn Solli and John Moriarty at JJ Smyths
25 November—Nikolay Znaider in the National Concert Hall
Merry Christmas from all the Nordic Missions in Dublin
As this will be the last newsletter covering 2015 events, we would like to wish
you all a very good Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We promise to be back at the end of December, ready with a plethora of
Nordic events for 2016.

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