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2017 Irish International A Cappella Festival

Irish International A Cappella Festival
Ireland's A Cappella Competition is back with new categories, special guest adjudicators, exciting prizes, and of course, some of Ireland's best a cappella ensembles!

July 15, 2017
Semi-Final 8 am CST (2 pm Dublin Time)
Grand Final 1 pm CST (7 pm Dublin Time)



Both Small Group Ensembles & Large Choirs will be competing!


The competition will be judged by a panel of three judges along with IIACF artistic director Ciarán Kelly as chair. The adjudicators are John McGlynn (Ireland), Alex Haigh (UK) and Ollie Lambert (UK).

There are a number of prizes up for grabs, with the overall winning group receiving the Ireland's A Cappella Competition 2017 bespoke trophy and a FREE recording session at Windmill Lane Recording Studios, sponsored by Dublin Studio Hub.

There will also be a winner from each category chosen to participate in a masterclass with IIACF headlining act The Swingles the following day at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Also, one lucky group will be handpicked by the festival composer in residence Ollie Lambert for an exclusive tailored arrangement of a song of their choice written especially for them!


Saturday, July 15


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8 Semi Finalists cut down to four in the finals (two from each category)
Ardú & 4 In A Bar will be featured guest performers.

Large Choir Category

14.10
Voices For Choice

14.25
The Ramparts

14.40
Cruinniu Chamber Choir

14.55
The Notabelles

Small Ensemble Category

15.10
TBC

15.25
Síonra

15.40
Lady Barbalade

15.55
Vocal Point
Friday 14th July
5pm-6pm: A Cappella Evensong. St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin 8
8pm: Festival Opening Gala Concert. University Church, St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2

Saturday 15th July
2pm-4.30pm: Ireland's A Cappella Competition Semi-Final. Griffith Conference Centre, Dublin 8
4.30pm-6pm: FREE workshop & a cappella Seminar by 4 in a Bar. Griffith Conference Centre, Dublin 8
7pm: Ireland's A Cappella Competition Final & Award Ceremony. Griffith Conference Centre, Dublin 8
10.30pm-Late: IIACG Afterglow

Sunday 16th July
11am-1pm: FREE Prizewinners' masterclass & workshop for all with The Swingles. Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8
2pm-4pm: FREE Create Your Own Ensemble Workshop with Ollie Lambert. Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8
8pm: The Swingles Live in Concert & Closing Ceremony. Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8
11pm-Late: IIACF Afterglow

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Meet The Irish Competitors Part 1

Jul 13, 2017 by Evan Feist - 0 Comments

Ireland's A Cappella Competition was launched last year as part of an initiative by the Ardú Vocal Ensemble to help develop a nat
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