The International Concert Series in Ireland

Close your eyes and conjure up an image of Ireland… what do you see?  Lush green landscapes?  Quaint towns with whitewashed buildings?  Can you smell the yeasty goodness of an Irish pub?  Hear the musical strains of fiddle and flute?

Ireland Galway

Ireland IS everything you imagine and more!  Community bands and ensembles looking for an incredible international performance experience will discover music and magic in ancient Galway.  The International Concert Series in Ireland is a trip beyond your wildest imaginings!


Céad Míle Failte! One Hundred Thousand Welcomes

The Global Bandroom and host Keith Kelly wish you ‘céad míle failte’ as you join him and Conductor John Lynch in Ireland for six days of music and magic.

We’ll explore the rich culture, history, and warm camaraderie of this stunning country centered around the lush and historic Galway region.  Brought to you by Kaleidoscope Adventures, this is the performance travel experience of a lifetime!

Ireland Galway

International Concert Series in Galway, Ireland

June 25-30, 2022 

June 25 – 30, 2022 will see community bands and ensembles like yours converging on charming Galway for the International Concert Series under the direction of John Lynch.  You’ll spend a week under the spell of Ireland and steeped in the traditions (and sounds!) of the Irish people.

Global Bandroom host and your personal local expert on all things band and Irish, Keith Kelly, is ready to get back to making music and memories.

“Coming out of the global pandemic, musicians are eager to travel together and make music for enthusiastic live audiences.  The breath-taking backdrop, friendly Irish folks, and experience of performing with an award-winning conductor and composer are the perfect way to start!”

International Concert Series Ireland John Lynch

About Conductor John Lynch

Dr. John Lynch is an international conductor/composer and a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia.  Prior to joining the University of Sydney in June 2014, he was the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at The University of Georgia.  Previous positions include those at the University of Kansas, Northwestern University, and Emory University.

He has ten years of high school teaching experience in his native New York State where he was the national recipient of the Stanbury Award for outstanding teaching and conducting. Dr. Lynch holds degrees from Indiana University, the Eastman School of Music, and CCM. He has conducted throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia including invited tours of China, Argentina, and Europe.

Dr. Lynch has also held residencies at the Vivaldi Conservatory in Alessandria, Italy, the Conservatory in Vilnius, Lithuania, and the University of Costa Rica.

Explore Gorgeous Galway and Surrounding Regions

As you fine-tune your musical skills, you’ll also hone your adventurous side! Explore spectacular sights, tempt your tastebuds with local cuisine, and get to know the warm and welcoming people of the area.

 Ireland Cliffs of Moher

Conquer the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, discover the divine and dazzling Kylemore Abbey, and raise a pint in one of the many painted pubs.  Scout the grounds of an ancient fort, then delve into the realm of noble knights at medieval King John’s Castle.

You’ll see the very best of the Irish landscape and iconic attractions!


International Concert Series Ireland

Perform at the International Concert Series in Ireland

Bí Linn (Join Us!!)

Mark your calendar and join your Global Bandroom hosts for a spectacular return to performance travel in stunning Ireland.  The people here are ready to welcome you with friendly smiles and the spirited live interactions that we’ve been missing for so long.

Join us for the International Concert Series in Ireland – it’s everything you imagined it would be!




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