Shackleton Garden Proms 

Shackleton Proms

Explore The Classics at the Shackleton Gardens Proms this May. Running from Friday 12th of May until Sunday 14th of May.

Shackleton Proms is a celebration of the best in Classical music hosted by Fingal County Council and Festival Director Duo Chagall with the Fingal Ensemble at the beautiful Shackleton Gardens in Clonsilla.

Saturday 13th May at 12pm will feature Shackleton "Frolic", a fantastic 50 minute live classical music performance that will appeal to children and adults alike.

Saturday 13th May at 8pm another treat is in store with Shackleton "Celtic" which is a beautiful gala evening show with 90 minutes of the very best in Irish music from across traditional, classical and mainstream genres.

On Sunday 14th  May at 4pm in the afternoon Shackleton "Cinematic" is one hour music extravaganza of some of the best ever film music.

Tickets for all shows can be purchased online via this link:

Friday 12 May, 8pm: Shackleton ‘Classic’ 60 mn The Shackleton Proms kick off with a spectacular selection of classical works from France, Italy and Spain, to mark the arrival of Spring. From VIVALDI’s ‘Spring’ from his ‘Four Seasons’ to the dainty Variations on a rococo theme for cello and orchestra by TCHAIKOVSKY and SAINT-SAËNS’s ‘Havanaise’ for violin and orchestra, artistic directors of the Proms Gillian Williams and Arun Rao will treat the audience to breathtakingly virtuosic music for sstrings. Renowned Italian guitarist Marco Ramelli will be the evening’s guest performer in the Fandango by BOCCHERINI and the mesmerizing Ritual Firedance by Manuel DE FALLA.

Saturday 13 May, 12am: Shackleton ‘Frolic’ 50 mn Fifty minutes of family entertainment for the young and not so young, introducing the instruments of the string family (violin, viola, cello and double bass) in a theatrical setting, featuring players from the Fingal Ensemble.

Saturday 13 May, 8pm: Shackleton ‘Celtic’ 90 mn Duo Chagall are delighted to welcome Irish icon Brian Kennedy for what promises to be a spectacular evening of entertainment. Our other guests are two of Ireland’s most promising young artists, singer/TV presenter Sibeal Ni Chasaide and awardwinning piper Sorcha Ni Scolai. They will be backed by the Fingal Ensemble led by Gillian Williams as well as a four-piece band, for a selection of the best in Irish mainstream traditional and popular genres.

Sunday 14 May, 4pm: Shackleton ‘Cinematic’ 60 mn One hour of some of the best film music, including blockbuster tunes ‘Schindler’s list’, ‘The English Patient’, ‘Ladies in Lavender’. Led by violin soloist Gillian Williams, the orchestra will feature the Fingal Ensemble augmented by a full complement of wind, brass and percussion, conducted by Ciaran Crilly.

DUO CHAGALL are one of the longest-established classical music partnerships in Ireland. Gillian Williams, violin, and Arun Rao, cello, have promoted classical music in Fingal over the last fifteen years, essentially through their brainchild, the chamber music series AUTUMN SOUNDS which they brought to audiences from every part of the county every year since 2010 (including online during the pandemic). They will again direct the Fingal Ensemble in what promises to be an exciting new event for Fingal music lovers.

Shackleton Garden Proms