IAYO 28th Festival of Youth Orchestras | Tickets on Sale

The 28th Festival of Youth Orchestras will take place in the National Concert Hall on Saturday, 10 February 2024.

The Festival of Youth Orchestras is the annual celebration of Irish youth orchestras and their talented members with a great variety of music played by young people for young people. The programme features classics such as Finlandia by Jean Sibelius and The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky, music from the screen including Pirates of the Caribbean, pop anthems including Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson, traditional Irish music like The Wild Rover Waltz, original compositions from Irish composers and much more! On the day, there will also be the world premiere of Marching Bows by Irish composer Greg Scanlon, performed by SETU Budding Bows.

Tickets on sale now from the NCH, click here to buy tickets.

You can access the 28th Festival programme here and read more about the participating orchestras.

There will be two concerts on the day at 1pm and at 7.30pm.We are delighted to announce that the 2024 Festival will include performances from:


  • Kylemore Music Centre Orchestra
  • SETU Budding Bows
  • Irish Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra
  • Coole Music Youth Orchestra


  • Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra
  • Carlow Youth Orchestra, Kiltra School of Music Youth Orchestra, St Agnes’ CCMA Chamber Orchestra and St Peter’s NS Orchestra
  • Ceol na Mara Orchestra
  • MTU Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra

Funded by The Arts Council and supported by RTÉ Supporting the Arts.

Ticket prices:

Full Price: €20 • Concessions (Students, OAPs, Unwaged): €10 • Children (17 and under): €7.50 • Family Ticket: €45. Group discounts are available.