Category: News


Cole Porter’s ‘Anything Goes’ is back in 2020

DMDS are delighted to announce that our main production 2020 will be…. ANYTHING GOES!

The production team are well underway with planning and details on auditions etc will be posted here soon! 🙂

Booking details to follow in due course.


DMDS are bringing Jekyll & Hyde to the Pavilion Theatre in March 2019!

We are delighted to announce that our main production for 2019 will be Jekyll & Hyde!  We have a dream team already working behind the scenes in Paul Laycock who will be our Director for the show, Des Cox who will be our Musical Director and Denise Donohoe who will be our Choreographer.

The show will take place in the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire from 12th March to 16th March. Please save these dates in your diaries for work purposes and remember to keep weekends in the run up, and also the evenings in the week prior to the show, free for rehearsals! 🙂  Rehearsals will likely begin in October with auditions to be held in late September. We of course will update you on that as soon as dates are set!  Have a wonderful Bank Holiday Weekend!

Carols by Candlelight 2017

Carols by Candlelight | Sunday 17th December 2017

Last year’s event was a fantastic evening, with a mixture of music and readings followed by a reception of mulled wine and other seasonal fare for the audience. It was a great success, and we’re going to do it again.

The Dun Laoghaire Methodist Church is unavailable this year, so we’ll be holding this event in the former Mariner’s Church – now the National Maritime Museum of Ireland – a wonderful atmospheric building adjactent to dlr LexIcon which overlooks the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour. We’re also delight to have the chance to perform for two nights this time – one being organised directly by the Museum on Thursday 14th December, and the other being organised for our own audience and funds, on Sunday 17th December.

Tickets €10
Book Online Now / email / call 086 324 6032
(A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the night)

This event is SOLD OUT. Our apologies if you were unable to secure a ticket.
Our next major performance will be Oliver! from 14 to 18th March in the Pavilion Theatre.

If anyone would like to suggest a song for us to consider performing (obviously on a Christmas theme), please let us know ASAP as we will be starting to put together the programme over the next few weeks…

Llandudno 2017 – Another Successful DMDS Expedition!

The chorus from Dun Laoghaire Musical Society (DMDS) won the ‘Just for Fun’ choir competition at the North Wales International Choral Festival in Llandudno last weekend. This is a major international competition with over 70 choirs competing in different categories. This was the second win in a row for DMDS in the ‘Just for Fun’ category in which 11 choirs competed.

The chorus of 38, conducted by Des Cox, performed: Baba Yetu, Sing a Song of Sixpence, and Fix You.

DMDS Table Quiz

DMDS Table Quiz 2017

As you all know, we can’t do the things we like to do on stage without some serious effort in making money beforehand. This is particularly true as we make our plans to stage Oliver! in the Pavilion Theatre in mid-March.

But the focus is on the FUN in the FUNdraising.

So our first event is a Table Quiz, which will be held in the Purty Loft on Thursday 23rd of November at 8pm. More details will follow, but for now, please just stick it in the diary and get a team (or two) of family, friends or colleagues signed up!


DMDS Race Night – Friday 21st April

Our next event is a Race-night on 21st April in the wonderful FitzGeralds of Sandycove!

This is an important fund-raiser for the society, and we would welcome your support.  You can:

  1. invest in a horse in advance (as owner, jockey or trainer) at €10 per  slot.  If your horse wins you will get a great prize and if second you will get a bottle of wine.  You can contact Jim Ryan (jim.ryan(at) or 087 2456402) to make your investment.
  2. come along to the races on 21st April in Fitzgerald’s of Sandycove at 8PM and bet on the outcome.

We hope to see you all there.  A sample race card is below and we would be delighted to add your name on the night or in advance.

"From Page to Stage" Logo

DMDS presents ‘From the Page to the Stage’

Our next event will be a concert entitled ‘From the Page to the Stage’ which will feature a collection of smash hits from Musicals, all of which are based on books and plays. The evening will include pieces from Les Miserables, Oliver, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Man of La Mancha, Children of Eden and others. It will include choral pieces from our award-winning choir, and also many solos and duets. Our choir has won two major competitions within the last year and we look forward to entertaining you.

The concert will take place in the dlr Lexicon Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, from Tuesday 28th March to Saturday 1 st April at 8pm nightly. The theatre is located on the lower level of the new Dún Laoghaire Public library. Tickets are €15 and are available from or 086-3246032.

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight | Saturday 17th December 2016

We are really looking forward to “Carols by Candlelight” which will be held in the Dun Laoghaire Methodist Church on Northumberland Ave, at 7.30pm on Saturday 17th December.

The evening will comprise a mix of seasonal songs, carols, and readings. It will be followed by a seasonal reception in the church hall.

We would especially encourage our long-standing members and friends to join us, and meet our current members. This has been such a wonderful Society for so many people, and we would like to mark this at this event.

We can also jointly celebrate our recent competition win at the International North Wales Choral Festival in Llandudno!

Tickets €10
Book now – email or call 086 324 6032

(A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the night)


Table Quiz!

The Table Quiz will take place on Thurs 10th November in Fitzgerald’s of Sandycove from 8pm (starting 8.30pm). Teams can have up to FOUR members and entry is €10 per person. There will be lots of spot prizes and other prizes to be won, and some rounds of questions just for musical fans. Get your team together and come along. It is also an important fund-raising event for the society so please promote it to your friends and family.

We are off to Llandudno!

ShipDMDS  are entered in the North Wales International Choral Festival in Llandudno in November. This is the first time DMDS has entered in an international competition,  although we have an excellent record in domestic competition.  The ferry, the coach to Llandudno from Holyhead, and the hotel are all booked, and some 40 members are travelling.  We are one of 3 Irish choirs competing at the Festival.

More details on the Festival are at  Our rehearsals for the Choral Festival commence on Tuesday 13th September and we will have a new members introductory night on Tuesday 6th September.   If you are interested to join us, please email