Ireland’s longest-running chamber music festival, KBC Great Music in Irish Houses, returns for 2014 from 10th – 15th June in unique and iconic venues across Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare with 12 stunning performances by internationally acclaimed artists from home and abroad

The stunning venues include The National Botanic Gardens, Smock Alley Theatre, The Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle and The Little Museum of Dublin.

A special feature of this year’s festival will be The Dublin Musical Saunter, a day-long series of concerts in old Dublin, celebrating the rich heritage of classical music composed in Ireland by Irish and international composers. All concerts are in venues within easy walking distance of each other and include performances from such musical luminaries as sopranos Lynda Lee and Anna Devin; flautist William Dowdall; harpist Andreja MaliÅ™ and pianist Michael McHale. The season will also include the Irish début of renowned American pianist, Richard Goode.

This year’s Festival will see the introduction of a Support Act Residency Programme, which is sponsored by KBC and will help young Irish ensemble players to hone their skills as chamber musicians, under the tutelage of leading musicians in a Residency Programme at the National Botanic Gardens in June.