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Mar
27
Wed
Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Wednesday night 20.00 – 23.00, with Andrei Ladeichikov, violinist.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to an excellent violinist.

Telephone for reservation:- 962844116

 

Madeira Mandolin Orchestra, Congresso Hall, Funchal
Mar 27 @ 9:00 pm

Beautiful music with the Mandolin Orchestra

Mar
30
Sat
Madeira a Cantar (Madeira Singing as One) – Ponta do Sol
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm

This event intends to increase, consolidate and reinforce Madeira and Porto Santo cultural scenery and activities thus contribuiting to dissiminate these events amongst all the municipalities in the Region, an invitation to locals to partake in this event.. The contest runs between July 2018 and April 2019.

Performance and singing contest
This contest is open to applications from all residents of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, upon prior registration.
Competitors will be selected from applicants by elimination/jury decision. Selected competitors will sing live with recorded musical accompaniment and at the end of the show a winner will be chosen to represent their municipality at the Grand Final, which will take place on 27 April 2019.
The Grand Final will take place in Funchal, where 12 competitors will sing with a live band to determine the best voice in the region. Two competitors will represent Funchal due to the higher number of parishes located in this county.
Qualifier programme:
9:00pm – Opening concert with Vasco Freitas and his band, followed by Marília Andrade (singing “Madeira a Cantar” contest anthem) and show.presentation
9:30pm – Partcipants´ performances
11:00pm – Performance by Marília Andrade (during the Jury´s deliberation period)
11:30pm – Call to the stage for competitors. Partcipants awards ceremony followed by the winners announcement and the awarding of the 600 Years Trophy award.
End of ceremony with performance by Vasco Freitas and his band
Registration:
SÃO VICENTE – UNTIL 11:59pm 14 JUNE 2018;
PORTO MONIZ – UNTIL 11:59pm 11 JULY 2018;
SANTANA – UNTIL 11:59pm 8 AUGUST 2018;
PORTO SANTO – UNTIL 11:59pm 22 AUGUST 2018;
EAST FUNCHAL – UNTIL 11:59pm 13 SEPTEMBER 2018;
SANTA CRUZ – UNTIL 11:59pm 27 SEPTEMBER 2018;
CÂMARA DE LOBOS – UNTIL 11:59pm 10 OCTOBER 2018;
CALHETA – UNTIL 11:59pm ON 24 OCTOBER 2018;
RIBEIRA BRAVA – UNTIL 11:59pm 9 JANUARY 2019;
WEST FUNCHAL – UNTIL UNTIL 11:59pm 23 JANUARY 2019;
MACHICO – UNTIL 11:59pm 9 FEBRUARY 2019;
PONTA DO SOL – UNTIL 11:59pm 28 FEBRUARY 2019.
Prizes:
Trophies will be awarded to all participants in all qualifying rounds.
Grand Final Prizes:
1st – €5000
2nd – €3000
3rd – €2000
4th to 11th – €500
Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Saturday Night 20.00 – 23.00, with Robin Hird, blues / jazz guitarist. Featuring Alex “the singing chef” who will join Robin at about 21.45 and sing a collection of classic songs.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to excellent music. Telephone for reservations:- 962844116.

 

Planet Night Run, Funchal
Mar 30 @ 8:30 pm
The initiative born in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, will be once again organized in Funchal on 30th March. 

 

The “Planet Night Run” is a competition organized by the Athletics Association of Madeira and shall be carried out within the scope of “Earth Hour 2019”, a symbolic action of environmental protection in which the artificial lights are turned off for an hour. On the last eight consecutive years, hundred of millions of individuals joined in initiative throughout the world and, in 2014, it was carried out in 160 countries and more than 7.000 cities.
Fado, Collegio des Jesuitas, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal
Mar 30 @ 9:30 pm

Coimbra Fado is a music genre that assumes the nature of the ballad, and can be very different to traditional Fado. The group Fatum entertains for an hour with fabulous guitars and voices.

Free concert

Mar
31
Sun
Music in the North, Baroque Music, Parish Church of São Jorge
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm

This concert will be held on March 31, Sunday, at 6:00 pm, in Parish Church of São Jorge, by the Mateus Baroque Orchestra

“Stabat Mater of Pergolesi”

As part of the 600th anniversary celebrations of the Discovery of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, the “Music in the North” cycle of Baroque music aims to explore and promote among the Madeiran public one of the most remarkable and rich periods of our musical heritage from the 17th and 18th centuries. A period of great transformations, it laid the foundations for the musical system still in use today and produced remarkable composers and works we all know and love.

The title, “Music in the North”, refers to the fact that the entire cycle is to be presented on the north coast of Madeira, thus giving these municipalities a cultural event with unique characteristics on the island. This cycle of music was presented by the Regional Secretary of Tourism and Culture at the congress “São Jorge – Memory and Future” held in August of last year. The focus on the Baroque period arose from the relationship with the rich heritage existing in this parish: the treasured Parish Church of São Jorge.

Centred on sacred music, the programme will present works by great international composers, such as the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, together with a Salve Regina by Alessandro Scarlatti, both works for Soprano, Alto and Orchestra which will be interpreted by the Mateus Baroque Orchestra on period instruments. Also included are works by Vivaldi and Bach and by famous Portuguese composers such as António Teixeira, Carlos Seixas and Francisco António de Almeida, among others, interpreted by two vocal ensembles dedicated to the interpretation of polyphonic music from Portugal. The aim is to showcase some of the national and international music of this period.

The programmes also seek to mark the period of Lent which coincides with the festival, putting an emphasis on works that were composed for this period and thus encouraging reflection.

 

Apr
3
Wed
Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Wednesday night 20.00 – 23.00, with Andrei Ladeichikov, violinist.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to an excellent violinist.

Telephone for reservation:- 962844116

 

Madeira Mandolin Orchestra, Congresso Hall, Funchal
Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm

Beautiful music with the Mandolin Orchestra

Apr
6
Sat
Festa da Cana – Sugar Cane Festival, Canhas, Ponta do sol
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

At Serrado Da Cruz, Canhas, celebrate the Sugar Cane in all it’s different forms, with food, music and local activities.

 

Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Saturday Night 20.00 – 23.00, with Robin Hird, blues / jazz guitarist. Featuring Alex “the singing chef” who will join Robin at about 21.45 and sing a collection of classic songs.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to excellent music. Telephone for reservations:- 962844116.

 

Apr
7
Sun
Festa da Cana – Sugar Cane Festival, Canhas, Ponta do sol
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am

At Serrado Da Cruz, Canhas, celebrate the Sugar Cane in all it’s different forms, with food, music and local activities.

 

Apr
10
Wed
Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Wednesday night 20.00 – 23.00, with Andrei Ladeichikov, violinist.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to an excellent violinist.

Telephone for reservation:- 962844116

 

Apr
13
Sat
Lemon Festival, Ilha, Santana
Apr 13 @ 12:00 am

The Festival features the famous regional lemon exhibition during the day, with traditional entertainment, food, live music by local bands and the famous “Festa do Despique” in the evening.

The Festival of Despique is a traditional improvised singing challenge, fun and very creative. The idea of this event is to help keep the tradition going for these types of popular songs and others as the Xaramba, Mourisca, Bailinho and the Round songs.

Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Saturday Night 20.00 – 23.00, with Robin Hird, blues / jazz guitarist. Featuring Alex “the singing chef” who will join Robin at about 21.45 and sing a collection of classic songs.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to excellent music. Telephone for reservations:- 962844116.

 

Apr
14
Sun
Lemon Festival, Ilha, Santana
Apr 14 @ 12:00 am

The Festival features the famous regional lemon exhibition during the day, with traditional entertainment, food, live music by local bands and the famous “Festa do Despique” in the evening.

The Festival of Despique is a traditional improvised singing challenge, fun and very creative. The idea of this event is to help keep the tradition going for these types of popular songs and others as the Xaramba, Mourisca, Bailinho and the Round songs.

Apr
27
Sat
Madeira Island Ultra Trail
Apr 27 all-day

Schedule

Saturday, 27th of April 2019 – Races

00:00 – Start of MIUT (Porto Moniz)

05:00 – Concentration in Machico for the athletes of ULTRA (car park near BP Station)

05:30 – Departure of the buses towards the departure of the ULTRA race

07:00 – Start of ULTRA (São Vicente)

07:15 – Concentration in Machico for the athletes of MINI (car park near BP Station)

07:45 – Departure of the buses towards the departure of the MINI race

09:00 – Start of MINI (Porto da Cruz)

09:00 – Concentration in Machico for the athletes of MARATHON (car park near BP Station)

09:30 – Departure of the buses towards the departure of the MARATHON race

11:00 – Start of MARATHON (Monte – Funchal)

Sunday, 28th of April 2019 – Awards Ceremony

10:30 – Delivery of drop bags from MIUT and ULTRA (Forum Machico)

11:30 – Awards ceremony for MARATHON and MINI races (Forum Machico)

12:30 – Awards ceremony for MIUT and ULTRA races (Forum Machico)

– For reasons of force majeure, the schedules and locations might be changed.

Fado, Collegio des Jesuitas, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal
Apr 27 @ 9:30 pm

Coimbra Fado is a music genre that assumes the nature of the ballad, and can be very different to traditional Fado. The group Fatum entertains for an hour with fabulous guitars and voices.

Free concert

May
2
Thu
Madeira Flower Festival
May 2 @ 12:00 am

Floral species originating in many parts of the world bloom in Madeira, as the island meets specific climatic conditions that allow species from both tropical and cold regions to flourish.

The Flower Festival is a tribute to spring, and the celebration of metamorphosis and rebirth, fertility and the abundance of the flowers that colour, perfume and inebriate the surrounding environment and that give value and take the good name of this tourist destination across borders. Find out more about what to expect from the Madeira Flower Festival, which will take place between the 2nd to 26th of May.
Saturday – May, 4th
On Saturday morning the Children’s Parade takes place, in which hundreds of children, dressed for the occasion, parade to Praça do Município to build a beautiful flower mural symbolically named “Wall of Hope”.
This initiative, which has been held for over three decades, combines childhood innocence and the delicacy of flowers in a ceremony calling for peace in the world. Each child takes a flower and the ceremony usually culminates with a release of doves and a children’s show.
Sunday – May, 5th 
On Sunday afternoon, the streets of Funchal city centre are once again filled with music, colour and soft aromas, with the sumptuous float parade, which harmoniously combines numerous floral species with blooming decorations full of creativity. The Flower Festival Float Parade, held since 1979, is one of the most striking and eagerly anticipated events of the entire festival, for tourists and residents alike. This event is known for the magnificence and splendour of the floats and costumes of the hundreds of participants, mostly children, richly adorned with numerous, varied and magnificent floral species, parading along a planned route to the sound of festive musical themes and performing both simple and elaborate choreographies.

The Flower Festival is also a cultural event. Tradition is particularly associated with the event, whether through the performances of folk groups, or through the construction of the beautiful floral carpets. At the same time, homage is paid to flowers at the magnificent Flower Exhibition and the city is animated with music concerts and variety shows.

Other initiatives that are included on the schedule:
Flower Market
The flower market contributes to raise public awareness to the countless ornamental and floral species on the island. Visitors and locals can buy them in a picturesque setting.

Flower Exhibition and Workshops

The Flower Exhibition is held in the centre of Funchal, at Praça do Povo. This exhibition is an extension of the exhibit held at the former Ateneu Comercial of Funchal. This unique flower display shows the finest flowers grown with much care and devotion, all around Madeira. The flowers in display are judged under various categories and the best are awarded prizes by a panel of experts.

In addition the Praça do Povo will also be the centre stage of several workshops and crafts exhibits.

Flower Carpets and Decorations
The abundance of Madeiran flora has greatly contributed to the establishing of this art form. This traditional creation of flower carpets thrives a little bit throughout the island and had its origins in the decoration of religious processions. Due to its undeniable beauty and detail, for the past several years, the flower carpets have been reproduced on the streets for the Flower Festival, establishing alongside the floral sculptures, a major contribution to the magnificence of the city’s decorations, as their careful construction is shared and admired by visiting tourists. These wonderful pieces of floral art are displayed in the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga.

Madeira Auto Parade
The “Madeira Auto Parade” is an exclusive event that integrates the Flower Festival festivities. Organized by the Association “The Classic Motor Exhibition” – ACME and the Clube Carocha da Madeira, this enterprise intends to join both the glamour of classic vehicles and motorcycles, alongside with the flowers of Madeira, incorporating one of the largest exhibitions, and national restoration and elegance contests, an opportunity to admire some of the best vehicles and auto parts, which will be on display at Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro.
The vehicles registered in this parade, will circulate in pairs, an exhibition that will promote moments of pure entertainment, colour and beauty promoted by various musical bands and extras, dressed in costumes inspired by the flowers of Madeira.

May
4
Sat
Maktub Soundsgood, Paúl do Mar
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

This reggae music festival is held annually in Paúl do Mar, and signals the beginning of the bathing season in that area.
This year will be the 8th edition of an event with alternative music, with sounds that fit perfectly in the relaxed and sunny environment of a village by the sea.